Arsenal manager Unai Emery is putting every effort he can to adapt himself to the new environment and while his on-field efforts are completely viable, he has admitted he is putting equal endeavours off it by watching the English television crime series “Peaky Blinders” to improve his hold on the English language.
Arriving at the Emirates at the beginning of the current season – following Arsene Wenger’s departure – it was evident that Emery didn’t have a strong hold on English. Having previously worked in Spain and France, Emery hired a full-time English teacher with him at Arsenal’s training ground, while he also has an interpreter during the press conference for the time if he stumbles.
But he knows communication holds the key and he cannot have his interpreter during the training simply because it will slow things down. So in order to implement his strategies right away, he knows having a good command over the English language is something he needs to have right away. And for that to happen, he has found a perfect way.
When not following his first obsession – Football – Emery is spending his time watching a crime series Peaky Blinders.
“I don’t know if it (football) is an obsession,” Emery said.
“In each profession, you need to feel passion for that in order to give it your best performance. Football is my passion.”
“It’s my work, but I don’t think every day that it is my work, it’s my best hobby. I feel very big the passion. I am doing my work with my desire.”
“I can stay with my family, with my son, with my friends. Now I am watching an English series to improve my English. Peaky Blinders. It is good but it is difficult (to understand), from Birmingham. And it’s very aggressive. But it’s good, it’s good.”