BATE 1-0 Arsenal: The Heat Is On Emery As Cautious Game-plan Backfires In Belarus [Positive Needs & Hopes]

Should’ve been easy, but just too difficult!
One of the most impactful pre-game team talks I can remember came when I was a teenager.
My coach was a man called Roy Butler and I was playing for St.Albans. It was a big game. We were the better team on paper but you never know, right?
He only said three words, “Terrify them.” The third word was a word I’d not be proud of writing if my son reads this blog!
We thrashed them.
I look back on that and remember how motivated we were by so little.
We knew how to play. We’d practiced to a level to compete but more to the point, his words put us, the better team, on the front foot. Reminds me of what Solskjaer looks like he’s done at Utd.
Pragmatic, cautious, overly concerned by the ‘what if’s.’
These are a collection of thoughts I have when I watch Arsenal recently.
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