Press conference

Emery responds to transfer speculation

Unai Emery at the Emirates Cup

As expected, questions surrounding potential signings were a common theme in Unai Emery’s post-Emirates Cup press conference.

Here’s our head coach answered them:

on Nicolas Pepe and if he is close to signing...
We are working, the club, and also thinking about how we can improve. There are different players on the table with the possibility that we can achieve their signature. Pepe is a very good player and also we are thinking only of players who can really, really improve this squad and also give us some different conditions to improve. The same, we are working for the last few weeks and before starting the season in the first match in Newcastle, our aim is to get the best team with the best players in our squad.

on if Arsenal should buy more defenders instead of attacking players…
We are deciding how we can improve. At the beginning we were thinking to do one player to achieve the possibility to sign, but only if we can really, really improve this position. It’s one centre back, one midfielder and one winger and we are going to [try] to do that. We are thinking the same. I want a team that is better than last year, so the players can achieve a lot being with us this season. Also we have a very good team. Only the players that can improve and help the squad [will be brought in].