Former Arsenal star Lauren has revealed his thoughts on the current state of affairs at the Emirates Stadium, including the difference between Unai Emery and Arsene Wenger, who’s on top in north London and new signing Lucas Torreira.
Lauren, now 41, made over 240 appearances for the Gunners, managing to win two Premier League titles, three FA Cups and two Charity Shields in his seven year stay.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Sporting Bet, Lauren praised new Arsenal boss Emery, suggesting that the players have adopted a different mentality to the one imposed under Wenger.
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He added: “Emery has made Arsenal’s star players fight for their positions again and we’re seeing that by dropping Ozil at the weekend.
“Players can get too comfortable when working under the same manager for a long period of time, which could have been the issue with Wenger.”
“I think Arsenal will beat Tottenham in the derby this weekend. This will be one of the toughest games Arsenal have ever played against Tottenham.”
Lauren finally discussed new boy Lucas Torreira’s start to Premier League life, and the impact he has had on the Arsenal squad.
Lucas Torreira casually producing another top level performance in an Arsenal shirt. £27m bargain.
— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) November 25, 2018
“He seems to be a model professional with his feet firmly on the ground. You need these types of players to keep the rest of the team focused and on track.”