Unai Emery won't seek advice from Wenger
Arsenal boss Unai Emery says he is not planning to seek advice from ex-manager Arsene Wenger.
Emery, who departed from Paris Saint Germain, replaced Wenger at the end of 2017/18 campaign, which saw the Frenchman end his 22-year reign to an end. The Spaniard says he plans to speak to Wenger at the annual managers' meeting in Nyon, but wants to put his own stamp over affairs at the club.
"Each coach needs to know the players. Not all the coaches have the same relationship with a player and I have my personality. I want to know with my direct opinion, with my direct conversations with the player. I have information on the players for the club, from the people around me," he told a news conference.
"The information with Arsene is also important for me but the best is my direct relationship and conversations with the players. Normally, when we meet every year in Nyon with the coaches, we have a conversation together. I am sure we will meet together in the next week or month or in the near future," he added.
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The 46 year old has been active in the transfer market having already signed five players( Lucas Torreira, Bernd Leno, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Matteo Guendouzi and Stephan Lichtsteiner). On the other end, Arsenal has released Jack Wilshere, Santi Cazorla, and Per Mertesacker.
According to Emery, the Gunners have already signed the players they wanted however he has not ruled out adding more players in the remaining days of the transfer window.
"We signed the players who we need, only if one player is a big opportunity for us to sign we can do it. Normally we are thinking about the young players, the possibility to stay with us or go on loan to another team.In this moment I think the squad is complete, only the possibility for one player or two players to leave. To sign [a player] in the next month? Only if he is a big opportunity," he said.
No N'Zonzi talks
He denied that Arsenisare in talks to sign Steven N'Zonzi, a player he coached at Sevilla and added that a more pressing concern is securing the future of Aaron Ramsey, who has just 12 months remaining on his contract.
"I know him [N'Zonzi] but we didn't do movement for him," he said.
On Ramsey, Emery Added: "I'm very happy with him. Every day every training session he is with the ambition I want. He is working with quality. I want to work with him.
"This [Ramsey's contract] is one question for the player, the club, but my opinion - I said to them - I think he is one important player for me."