The ex-goalkeeper wasn’t happy with game management during Unai Emery’s debut as manager
Arsenal goalkeeping legend David Seaman has told talkSPORT he was underwhelmed by his old side’s performance against Manchester City on Sunday.
The Gunners lost 2-0 in their Premier League opener at the Emirates in what was new manager Unai Emery’s first competitive game in charge of the club since taking over from Arsene Wenger.
Goals from Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva claimed the three points for City, and Seaman doesn’t believe he saw much difference from Arsenal’s poor performances towards the end of Wenger’s reign.
“I think we saw a lot of the same old Arsenal from last season,” the 54-year-old told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.
“We saw them a little bit disorganised at the back, I felt sorry for Maitland-Niles, he got isolated too much.
“You’ve got Mahrez and Walker attacking him for fun and he didn’t really get backed up by any other defenders.”
Seaman won three league titles at Arsenal, and is hoping Emery can guide the club back in the direction of their former glories.
However he was particularly concerned by the way Arsenal struggled to adapt during their defeat to City.
“The worrying thing was the game management.
“Sometimes I feel like both full backs [were] really pushing on and that wouldn’t have happened in the old days. One of them would push on and the other one would drop back.
“It was a bit worrying as to why people weren’t talking during the game. Just that game management was a little bit worrying.”
Arsenal face another stern test in their second match of the season as they are set for a trip to Chelsea, who won 3-0 at Huddersfield in their opening game.