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Arsenal legend Wright hoping Liverpool defeat means Emery will be given money to spend in January

Arsenal legend Ian Wright hopes the club’s hierarchy will back manager Unai Emery to strengthen the squad in January transfer window.

Emery’s side suffered a 5-1 thrashing at league leaders Liverpool on Saturday, leaving the club five points off fourth-placed Chelsea in the race for Champions League qualification, and Wright hopes the manner of the defeat will convince the board to provide funds for the Spaniard to invest.

“It’s a disappointing end to the year on such an emphatic defeat but I think you have to take the positives from the team,” Wright told his YouTube channel.

“This time last year, I don’t think we had won away yet and were nowhere near a 20-game unbeaten run.

“There was a lot to take from the run, even though we weren’t hammering team, we were on a run that we hadn’t been on for a long time.

“We’ve got to move players on and the Liverpool defeat showed that.

“There are three or four players in the starting line-up that should be moved on or farmed out because we need to progress.

“I’m hoping that result will release some funds for Unai.”

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