Gary Lineker has praised Unai Emery’s impact at Arsenal.
The BBC and BT Sport presenter posted on Twitter after watching the Gunners beat Sporting CP 1-0 in Lisbon to make it three wins from three in the Europa League.
Danny Welbeck’s second half goal was enough to seal the points for Emery’s side, and make it 11 wins in a row in all competitions.
Despite losing his first two games at the Emirates Stadium to Manchester City and Chelsea, Emery has overseen a remarkable run of form from August onwards.
The Spaniard took over as head coach in the summer following 22 years of Arsene Wenger and Lineker believes the former Paris Saint-Germain boss is proving to be an excellent appointment.
The 57-year-old ex-footballer wrote on social media: ‘Arsenal make it 11 wins on the bounce. Emery impressively making a difference very quickly.’
Emery has also found praise from former Arsenal defender Martin Keown, who is impressed with the Gunners boss’ work in north London.
Speaking before the Sporting clash, Keown told the Daily Mail : “Their attacking football bears all the hallmarks of Arsene Wenger. What Unai Emery is doing is getting the team to dig deeper in a way Wenger was not able to at the end of his tenure.
“It’s as if they need a shock to jolt them into gear. Now, I want to see even more from their two strikers.”