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Unai Emery provides Arsenal transfer update and speaks out on Laurent Koscielny

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Speaking after Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Colarado Rapids in pre-season, Emery has spoken out on his transfer plans and revealed that he is working with new technical director Edu on bolstering Arsenal’s squad.

Despite the little transfer budget of only £40 million, Unai Emery remains hopeful that he will get the reinforcement he needs for the 2019/20 campaign.

‘The club is working. We are speaking every day with the club and Edu,’ he explained. ‘I prefer to work with patience and calm and take the best decision. ‘We have very good players, very young good players. We need someone to help us. The club is working on that. ‘We prefer to take the best decision with patience. If we need to wait more time for this reason I prefer to do that.’

Speaking about Laurent Koscielny’s future at Arsenal Emery revealed that it was now down to the club and the player to resolve the situation.

He said: “He started training with us this pre-season and I spoke with him three times for his situation. We wanted him to come with us on this tour but he decided to stay. Now it is a matter for the club and for the player.”

“He has one year left on his contract. For me as a coach he’s an important player. Now it’s one matter for him and the club. ‘The club and him need to speak, they are speaking about his situation. I cannot say more than that.”

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