Arsenal’s Head of Football Raul Sanllehi says that after backing Unai Emery in the transfer market this summer, they expect the Spaniard to guide the team to a top four finish.
The Gunners ought to have achieved that last season, but just eight points from the last twenty-one meant we missed out, and now have to contend with the Thursday > Sunday grind of the Europa League.
However, after a summer in which the club’s transfer record was smashed with the £72m purchase of Nicolas Pepe, along with the arrivals of David Luiz, Gabriel Martinelli, Kieran Tierney and the loan signing of Dani Ceballos, there’s no hiding place for Emery at the end of this campaign.
Speaking at a fan’s forum event this evening, Sanllehi, said “We said to Unai that we just missed out on qualifying for the CL last year, but this year with a stronger squad, we expect you to do that.”
Raul : ‘We said to Unai that we just missed out on qualifying for the CL last year, but this year with a stronger squad, we expect you to do that’
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Right now, Arsenal sit third in the table, just a point behind Man City, but Premier League performances have been unconvincing.
Emery has produced exciting performances in the cup, so let’s hope when the Interlull returns we can see an improvement in the way we play, because that will increase our chances of winning games.