Arsenal legend reveals how many transfer windows will it take for Unai Emery to make his mark

He has urged the Gunners to have patience

Arsenal had a very busy summer as Unai Emery was appointed as the new manager of the club after Arsene Wenger decided to leave the club after 22 years. The Spaniard signed a three-year deal worth £15 million.

He was given the charge with the task of rebuilding the squad and returning the club to the European elite while challenging for other major honours, after they finished sixth in the Premier League last season resulting in missing the Champions League this season.

However, the Gunners didn’t got off to a great start as they have begun life under the Spaniard with back-to-back defeats in the Premier League against their big rivals Chelsea and Manchester City.

But won their next two fixtures against West Ham United and Cardiff City. They will look to continue their momentum after the International break.

However, the London Outfit have not been tipped to win the Premier League this season as it has been suggested they will take time to get accustomed to the way the manager wants to play and will need more world class signings.

Former Arsenal defender Lee Dixon feels Emery will need atleast another two transfer window to make his mark and urged to have patience with the club.

He told the Daily Star: “Well, I look at the top four and the way the teams have started and I’m kind of going ‘This is going to be really hard’.

“Obviously Arsenal’s start, although we’ve picked up a couple of wins, we gave a huge amount of chances away against West Ham, and likewise there were opportunities in the other games.

“I’m not confident, it’s going to take a while and I look at the top four now and I’m going ‘Where are we going to get in?’

“We’ve got to improve a lot and other teams have got to slip up.

“But it goes back to time again, I’m still hopeful. I’ve got a few people who are still at the club that I know and what’s going on on the training pitch is very encouraging.

“That’s the thing I’m hanging onto to say ‘No, this team will get better’. It’s whether the players and the recruitment from now until the end of the season, through another window and with another window in the summer, he’s going to need a couple of windows in order to put his stamp on the team.

“It’s looking very difficult at the moment with the top four, so I think there’s got to be a lot of improvement, not only with different personnel over the next couple of years but a different change in mentality that gets them a little bit more consistent without the ball.”

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