Arsenal boss Unai Emery says: My squad is complete – at the moment
PUBLISHED: 15:46 12 July 2018 | UPDATED: 15:46 12 July 2018
New Arsenal head coach Unai Emery held his first press conference at the club’s training headquarters London Colney. Read on for the Islington Gazette’s Gunners reporter Layth Yousif report.
Unai Emery gave his first press conference at London Colney as the North London giants new head coach after a busy summer in the transfer market so far – insisting he is satisfied with his squad.
The former PSG boss – who took over from former long-serving manager Arsene Wenger in May after fevered speculation – insisted his has the squad to compete at the top of English football.
The club has been busy landing goalkeeper Bernd Leno, centre-half Sokratis, defensive midfielder Lucas Torreira, as well as Swiss national captain Stephan Lichtsteiner as well as 19-year-old French prodigy Matteo Guendouzi.
Speaking in English – which, while can be described as a work in progress, has still shown an excellent improvement from his unveiling at the Emirates in May, after intensive lessons this summer – spoke at length about his squad.
He said: “We signed the players who we needed and only if one player is a big opportunity for us will we sign them.
“Normally, we are thinking about the young players, the possibility of them staying with us or going to play on loan at another team.
“We are also thinking about the players who were with us last year and whether we need them to stay with us.
“At the moment, I think the squad is complete.
“We will only sign another player if there is an opportunity to bring in that one player, or two players. We will only sign a player in the next month if he’s a big opportunity.”
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