Previous
Norwich City
Chelsea
4:30 AM UTC
Game Details
Brighton & Hove Albion
Southampton
7:00 AM UTC
Game Details
Manchester United
Crystal Palace
7:00 AM UTC
Game Details
Sheffield United
Leicester City
7:00 AM UTC
Game Details
Watford
West Ham United
7:00 AM UTC
Game Details
Liverpool
Arsenal
9:30 AM UTC
Game Details
Next
ArsenalArsenal
BurnleyBurnley
2
1
FT
Game Details

Arsenal happy to wait in transfer market - Emery

To watch 2019 International Champions Cup, sign up for ESPN+.
Craig Burley says Arsenal can't afford to sign top talent, and that won't change until the Kroenke family no longer owns the club.
Former Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour tells ESPN the key to getting the best out of Mesut Ozil is for Unai Emery to build the team around him.

Arsenal manager Unai Emery said he is happy to be patient in the transfer market and will wait for the right player to become available.

The Gunners head coach was speaking after watching his side make it two wins from two in the International Champions Cup with a 3-0 victory over Fiorentina in Charlotte.

"Really I am with patience because we want to choose the best solution," Emery said. "Some players are very expensive and we are waiting for this possibility.

"We don't want now to go to the second line of players.

- International Champions Cup: All you need to know
- Full International Champions Cup daily fixture schedule
- ICC: News and coverage

"We are waiting. We have very good players. We have very good young players.

"We are aware also that we need to improve some players in this squad. I want to sign one, two, three or four players only if we can be sure they are coming to improve our team."

Arsenal have been linked with William Saliba in the British press, in a deal that would see the defender return to current club Saint-Etienne in France on loan as part of the deal.

Emery, however, said there were a number of possibilities floating around and he was in constant contact with sporting director Edu and head of football Raul Sanllehi, while they also spoke with the club's owners the Kroenke family.

"There are a lot of names. The club is working, Edu is very close to me and Raul," Emery said. "We speak every day."

After impressing in a starting role in Saturday's win, 17-year-old Bukayo Saka said he is ready to prove that the Gunners don't need to look externally for new first-team talent.

"The players coming up from the academy are so special," Saka said. "The next generation of us can be in this Arsenal team and take on the world.

"The boss is doing a good job of managing all of us, helping us to progress every day and to learn.

"I just have to keep pushing. Showing the boss what I can do and when the time comes I am ready to play. When I get the chance then I can take it."

Saka also hailed the influence of new Arsenal assistant coach Freddie Ljungberg, who has been promoted from the Under-23s role to work alongside Emery, bringing a wide knowledge of his former charges.

"From the Under-15s I worked with him," Saka added. "It has been a long journey but I feel like we both deserve it.

"Freddie helps Unai know who we are, tells him our strengths and weaknesses and comes to us individually and tells us what we need to do from Unai.

"Unai does not have to speak to us directly, Freddie comes to us and tells us what we need to do. It makes the transition from the academy to the first team much smoother."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.