Emery bids to find right balance
Unai Emery says he is still working on finding the right balance after opting for a back three in Arsenal's 2-1 win at Bournemouth.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang slid in to tuck home and seal a 2-1 win after Joshua King had equalised for Bournemouth following a remarkable Jefferson Lerma own goal.
The Spanish tactician reverted to a three-man defence for the first time in the Premier League this season and opted to leave Mesut Ozil on the bench.
Emery admits he is still working to find the best option at his disposal, with several systems to choose from.
"This is one possibility," he said of a back three. "We are finding our best performance with the system, with the players and with the combination. We need the balance with some players. For the positioning on the pitch when we are attacking and defending and we tried to do that today.
"The most important thing for us is to find the balance consistently in defensive moments because we are conceding more goals than we want. And not to lose our good performance in attacking moments. We need to improve, we need more in this balance."
Michael Holland is a reporter with over two decades of journalism experience. A Bolton fan, Michael often writes football articles, as well as having a strong knowledge of golf, cricket and Australian sports.