Unai Emery says that Arsenal are working hard to sign players as we prepare to get busy in the transfer market.
Asked about the state of the squad this evening at a training session at Dignity Health Sports Park in LA, the Spaniard made it clear he wants new faces
“We are taking the market with patience and calm,” he said. “We want to sign players who can help us with a big performance. We think in the team you have very good players and young players.
“We need to take the best players in some positions, really being demanding of ourselves for these players.
“Really I can say to our supporters we are going to make a very good team with the players there now and three or four players who can help us in a few days.”
He mentioned the number of players more than once, continuing, “Other players can come here to help us. We need really players with big performances.
“Our target is to get three or four players who really improve our squad now. We are being very, very demanding and first speaking about the possibility to sign very expensive players.
“The first player in our list is our first target, if we cannot achieve that the second. We are thinking every time they’re going to improve our squad.”
Arsenal sources sounded confident that new players would arrive, with Raul Sanllehi and Edu working together to secure the deals.
The Brazilian has impressed people since he rejoined the club last week, and both he and the Head of Football are pressing ahead with negotiations, although there was no confirmation of names.
A suggested loan for Dani Ceballos was mooted, a player Emery refused to discuss at his press conference before saying ‘Dani Ceballos is a very good player’.