David Ornstein reveals Unai Emery’s strategy to identify transfer targets

According to David Ornstein, Unai Emery has been allotted £40 million to spend on transfers in the summer.

The BBC Arsenal expert has also revealed the Spanish manager’s strategy which could influence the club’s transfer targets.

Ornstein: “Emery likes experienced players, players he knows & trusts”

LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 19: Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal gives his team instructions during the Carabao Cup Quarter Final match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on December 19, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

It is understood that Emery is keen to sign experienced players and players he already knows and trusts.

In terms of experience, the 47-year-old has already signed the likes of Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Stephan Lichtsteiner.

Meanwhile, Denis Suarez was signed last month – a player Emery knows from his time at Sevilla.

This strategy could once again be used in the summer with Ivan Perisic, Christopher Nkunku and Adrien Rabiot being linked.

Ornstein told the arseblog podcast:

“I’m told Unai Emery likes experienced players, he likes to go with players he knows & trusts.

“That explains the Nkunku interest, the pursuit of Denis Suarez & the reported interest once again in Adrien Rabiot.”

European competition: How Arsenal’s £40M budget could change

Arsenal supporters will be left feeling unfulfilled knowing the club has just £40M to spend in the summer.

However, Ornstein claims this could significantly change depending on which European competition the Gunners qualify for.

Champions League qualification could see the budget climb as high as £100M.

Ornstein added:

“It’s difficult for Arsenal because they don’t know what money they’re going to be playing with.

“There is some suggestions around the £40m mark.

“Depending on what competition they get in, I’ve been told that it could be around £100m to spend.”

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