English Premiership

Bellerin: Emery has given Arsenal belief

2018-10-18 13:40
Hector Bellerin. (Supplied)

Cape Town - Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin has praised manager Unai Emery and his staff for the positive environment they've cultivated at the club this season.

The Spanish full-back was brought to north London from Barcelona's youth team in 2011 by former Gunners boss Arsene Wenger, whom Bellerin has credited for helping him become the player he is today.

The 23-year-old is also full of praise for Emery and believes the new Arsenal manager has inspired the squad with a winning mentality and a positive atmosphere.

Arsenal have won six consecutive Premier League games and sit fourth in the standings.

Bellerin told Premier League Today when asked about the differences between Wenger and Emery: "They are coaches with a completely different mindset and ways of working. They both are great managers who will help you improve.

"Under Wenger I became the player that I am today because he's the guy that signed me at 16. I owe him a lot and all the time I spent here he made me play so much even when I was really young. Those are things you owe him back.

"Now with Emery it's more about following the process of becoming a professional footballer. I'm still really young. Personally, it's more about improving tactically now and taking experiences game by game.

"The coaching staff are really good. They have people who analyse the game to the detail, for that it is important to listen to them and improve every game."

He continued: "The environment we've been living in since the new coaching staff started is very positive.

"The whole mentality that he's instilled in the dressing room is a winning one, a hard working one. He wants to make us really competitive and slowly we're showing the improvements."

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