Former Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has called on new manager Unai Emery to change the club’s approach.
Spanish tactician Unai Emery was appointed as the new Arsenal manager last month as a replacement for Arsene Wenger who left the post after 22 years in the dugout.
Sagna, 35, was speaking in a chat with English media outlet Standard.
The former French international defender urged Unai Emery to dump the customary nice and friendly approach for a businesslike approach.
In his words, Sagna said: “The team is and was too nice. They never liked to argue. We were just too nice to each other, we were like friends.”
“To be successful you need to be bad sometimes, to have a go at each other. It’s like any other business: if you run a company and expect more from someone you need to wake that person up.
It wasn’t happening at Arsenal. We were enjoying giving everything for each other but if someone wasn’t doing the job 100 per cent we didn’t blame them.
“They definitely need some leadership. Every single team has players with good influence. I’m not talking about quality and skills, I’m talking about behaviour and attitude.
Emery asks a lot, he’s very demanding but he can get what he wants. Some of that team are young, they want to learn and be successful. He will bring some discipline to Arsenal.” He concluded.