They remain three points adrift of the Premier League's top four but Emery appears to have injected energy into a team that was stagnating under Wenger.
Emery also singled out Alex Iwobi as one player who can still become more of a scoring threat for the club. That said, which XI should Emery be going with?
It is still early days but Eddie Howe's Bournemouth have made the most of a kind fixture list and their attacking style of football has been a joy to watch, with Harry Brooks taking to top-flight football like the proverbial seagull takes to the nearby English channel.
'But over time, only technical quality and offensive freedom were taken care of, losing the defensive structure. Arsenal was in decline. We had to stop it and start climbing. "I talked with a lot of people who had interacted with him in his time and it was very reassuring".
Some of the devil was in the detail. "I think they've found it, because Emery is a victor". He is not keen, however, on his reputation as a meticulous coach. I told the players: "'We started at kilometre zero.' Even now, four months later, I still say it: "'We are in the beginning!'"
"What I do is work".
I spoke yesterday about how important the substitutions will be in this match, but what it will come down to are the players on the pitch. "I gave him [Guendouzi] the chance first, which I was delighted about, but now he's not playing as much and Lucas is". I am more tactical.
Despite his otherwise successful tenure at the London club, many contended Wenger's long stay ended up tarnishing his impressive reign. New Arsenal chief Unai Emery has been brought in to bring the guide the club back to the Champions League and is seemingly on course to do so.
"We're really focusing on video work, moving as little as five yards in some positions which makes all the difference when getting to the ball. Top four with some trophies would be a very successful season".