Published: Fri, February 08, 2019
Sports | By Juana Wells

Unai Emery, Arsenal manager, wants 5 new players at club this summer

Unai Emery, Arsenal manager, wants 5 new players at club this summer

And Torreira, who has been one of Arsenal's standout players this season following his £26m move in the summer, admits the Gunners have a real challenge on their hands in the race for the top four after their recent blip in form.

"We know it's not going to be easy, that's for sure, because we are up against some great teams such as Chelsea and Manchester United but we need to try and stand firm as a team and battle in every game".

Emery's men have also lost their last three Premier League away games and have not recorded a win on the road since beating Bournemouth in November a year ago.

The versatile Spanish midfielder made his debut last Sunday in the 3-1 defeat at Manchester City following his arrival from Barcelona on the penultimate day of the January transfer window.

Emery expects Huddersfield - now under the management of Jan Siewert - to press high rather than defend deep and he accepts his team must be better against this type of approach.

Suarez was introduced with 25 minutes remaining and understandably looked well off the pace as his new side were convincingly beaten, failing to register a shot on target during an insipid second half performance. "But already from the first day with us, he was already with good performance, but this week he worked Monday with our coaches and also yesterday". I hope he's continuing to improve every day.

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"We can have better balance [in performances] when we prepare by thinking it's going to be very hard", Emery said.

Arsenal's next European clash sees them take in a round-of-16 tie with BATE Borisov, with the Premier League side travelling to Belarus for the first leg on Thursday, February 14. "I spoke with the players [and told them] we need to think this match is very important for us". They push a lot and I know it will be hard.

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