He has only been at the club a few months, but after signing five players to date, Unai Emery has said that Arsenal’s summer transfer business is over.
The Spaniard is the man charged with following club legend Arsene Wenger into the Arsenal hotseat, and he has immediately got about his work, signing no fewer than five players.
The former PSG and Sevilla boss was quick to wrap up deals to sign Stephan Lichtsteiner, Bernd Leno and Sokratis Papastathopoulos, before adding Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi to his squad this week.
The Gunners have been linked with Sevilla midfield duo Steven N’Zonzi and Ever Banega, but speaking to a press conference on Thursday, Emery announced that unless ‘a very good’ player becomes available, then Arsenal fans should consider the club’s transfer business to be complete:
“Normally in all my career the big club don’t close the moment for sign a new player but today, we are okay, maybe we can if one, a very good possibility, in the player could come to help us,” said Emery.
“Normally we are the club, they have done one effort, important for to sign new players. I am happy.
“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.
“The squad is complete. Only the possibility if one player leaves or two players. We’ll see in the next month, only if there is a big opportunity.”