Press conference

Emery - Loan signings don't change how I work

Unai Emery doesn't mind if we sign players on long-term contracts or loan deals - because he's only focused on how our team improves.

We've been linked with a loan move for Dani Ceballos of Real Madrid, so our head coach was asked how he feels about having a player for just one season.
 
"That's work," he replied.
 
"When we are speaking about the possibility about how we can improve with some different players to achieve for us, to come here and play, it's one work for the club to work out how is the way, how is the contract with the team.
 
"After, when I have the player here, for me it is the same, every player they are the same, some players with contracts and some players who can't come here for long.
 
"For me, it is to improve our team, and we are speaking about this, [we want] to sign players only if we are convinced they are going to improve our [squad] and be able to help us with different qualities with different conditions.
 
"I don't know how many we are going to sign, but there is two or three, no more than four, who can improve that."
 
Unai is entering his second season as our head coach so, having spent a year instilling his values and philosophy, does he feel that this is now 'an Unai Emery team'?
 
"First, I respect all the good things Arsene Wenger was doing here and I want to continue the good things and also change some tactical things and philosophy to progress," he said.
 
"My idea is the same: I want a team with good positioning, good combination between the players, and also good experience in all situations, being able to attack and play with a big intensity.
 
"I like the energy, I like to be protagonists and this way is one process. I think we can take some matches last year where we can see this is our philosophy, our match, the intensity we want to create 100 per cent. At other times we couldn't do that.
 
"But my challenge and our challenge is to continue developing with individual players and with tactical objectives to achieve and through it to take the best performance."