Aston Villa have shown miraculous improvements in recent seasons. It's no coincidence that their improvement has correlated with the arrival of Unai Emery towards the beginning of the 2022/23 season.
When Unai Emery was unveiled as the new manager of Aston Villa, fans became excited and knew they were about to embark on an attacking football rollercoaster. Emery had built quite the reputation for himself, most notably at Villarreal, Paris Saint-Germain and Sevilla, for his immense attacking play. This was demonstrated during his time in England with Arsenal, but Villa fans were bound to have his back more than the Gunners did.
The 5 most-improved Aston Villa players under Unai Emery
So, without further ado, let's take a look back in hindsight and pinpoint the three most improved Aston Villa players under Unai Emery.
1. Leon Bailey
Leon Bailey has really revitalised his Aston Villa career this season and it's amazing to see. The tricky winger who can play on either flank smashed his goals and assist record already this season and he doesn't look to be stopping anytime soon. Although he has featured mostly from the bench this season, it seems like he is pushing for a regular place in the starting eleven, which is a testament to his improvement under Unai Emery.
Bailey has been offered a new contract, which goes to show how much the club values him. Hopefully, he will continue to push on as he's been key to the Villans' full-throttle attack.
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