Hector Bellerin says that both Unai Emery and Mikel Arteta are great coaches, but that the team are more united under the new boss, and the clarity of his instructions mean they understand what to do on the pitch.
The right-back was speaking at the Gunners training camp in Dubai, and was asked what the key differences were between the new man and the former coach who was sacked last November.
“They’re both great coaches,” said the right-back told local media, “and there are so many differences in the way we work.
“You can see how united the dressing room is now and the idea of playing might have been a bit blurred before.
“Now, Mikel has a foundation that we know what to do in every single situation, the aim right now is for us players to recognise what the situation is and make the most of it.”
Bellerin becomes the third player in recent days to suggest that things under Emery were far from optimal.
“Right now, everybody knows tactically that we’re improving,” he said. “It’s just two months that Mikel has been here, and we have improved a lot tactically.”
The next step is to turn some of the many draws into ones, and Hector is sure that will happen as the team continues to grow.
“I think sometimes we need to be a bit more efficient in front of goal,” he told the official site.
“That’s also something that comes with confidence, when you see that you’re playing better and controlling games better, the goals are something that’s going to come. I’m sure you’re going to see that very quickly.
“For us, the promise is that we’re trying to get better every single day. When a different coach comes, there are different things that you’re being asked to do.
“The most important thing is to get things right and I think with the coaching that we’re getting and the tactical advice, if we do the things that they’re asking us to do we’re going to be successful.”