Granit Xhaka improvement is clearest sign of Emery changes at Arsenal | Jonathan Wilson

Unai Emery has removed the sense of drift and reinvigorated the team although questions linger over Bernd Leno It was only a draw, but at the moment for Arsenal the result is less important than the process. The game for them is not about positions and tallies. It is not, as it is for Liverpool, about trying to keep the neck of the disappearing Manchester City close enough to breathe down. They are not, any more, under the pressure that Pep Guardiola’s side have placed on those who truly aspire to the title. There is no sense for them that every dropped point could be vital – and that means the focus can be far more upon how they played, and the general feel. Continue reading...