Unai Emery rules out any more signings before transfer deadline

The Spaniard claimed the departures are more likely than arrivals

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Unai Emery was appointed as Arsenal’s new manager back in May after Arsene Wenger decided to leave the club after 22 years at the end of the season. He signed a three-year deal worth £15 million.

The Gunners finished sixth in the Premier League last season and will miss the Champions League next season. The Spaniard has been charged with the task of returning the club to the European elite while challenging for major honours.

It has been a busy transfer for the Premier League giants, as the new boss has brought in new five players, reinforcing the particular areas which needed strengthening to compete for major silverware next season.

Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria, Matteo Guendouzi from Lorient, Bernd Leno from Bayer Leverkusen, Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund and Stephan Lichtsteiner from Juventus.

Ainsley Maitland-Niles, Mohamed Elneny, Alex Iwobi and Granit Xhaka have already signed new long term contract extensions.

There were strong speculations that the former PSG boss could bring more players before the transfer window closes and could even sell few players in order to raise funds. He even admitted that if an opportunity comes then they could sign one.

The English side have been heavily linked with a move for Barcelona ace Ousmane Dembele and Sevilla star Steven N’zonzi.

But Emery has ruled any more signings before transfer deadline but insisted that departures are more likely than the arrivals.

He told reporters, as quoted by Goal, after overseeing a 2-0 friendly victory over Lazio in Stockholm: “My focus is on the first match and preparing, and not for the window and the possibility to sign another player.

“Maybe we need some players to leave because we have lots in the squad, but at the moment, my one focus is on our work”.

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