Arsenal legend Robert Pires hails Unai Emery as signing of the summer

‘Signing of the summer’

Arsenal legend Robert Pires has tipped new Gunners boss Unai Emery as the clubs signing of the summer following his success in Spain and France.

The former Paris Saint-Germain boss joined the club having taken over from Arsene Wenger who chose to step down from the club last season.

That will see the Spanish manager take Arsenal into a new era and there is much optimism at the club right now.

The club have signed players such as Lucas Torreira, Bernt Leno, Stephan Lichtsteiner and Sokratis Papastathopoulos.

Though, club legend Robert Pires has tipped Unai Emery to be the actual signing for the summer as the boss takes the club into a new positive era.

PARIS, FRANCE – SEPTEMBER 13: Arsene Wenger, Manager of Arsenal shakes hands with Manager of PSG Unai Emery during the UEFA Champions League Group A match between Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal FC at Parc des Princes on September 13, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)


Emery has plenty of experience at a relatively young age for a boss, having won several titles at Sevilla and PSG.

Now, he’s going to have to do that at Arsenal if he is deemed to be a success in North London.

‘The best signing for me is Unai Emery, the manager. Of course, I believe in the players, and especially the new players,” Pires explained to Sky Sports.

‘But for Emery, it’s very important to start very well. He knows he’s at a big club, and has a lot of pressure, but I think he has a big character and spirit.

‘He won in Spain. He won in France. He has a lot of experience and I hope for him and Arsenal that he is successful with the club.’

Robert Pires

Arsenal boss Emery wants a ‘tall defensive midfielder’/Steven NZonzi the ‘perfect fit’

Emery could still look to make some more signings before the end of the window.

Steven N’Zonzi could be one of them.

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