Unai Emery sends message to board over Aaron Ramsey contract

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ARSENALArsenal fans are not impressed with Unai Emery's training methods

Maybe we can bring in one if there's a very good possibility for them to help us, but the club has done a great job of signing new players and I am happy.

Lucas Torreira, Bernd Leno, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Matteo Guendouzi and Stephan Lichtsteiner have all joined, while Jack Wilshere, Santi Cazorla and Per Mertesacker are among those to have moved on - although the latter remains with the Gunners as academy manager. Emery remains open minded about adding to that list if "a big opportunity" comes up.

Those are five players in five key positions which the team needed to strengthen and in his press conference on Thursday, head coach Unai Emery was asked if he wants to bring in any more players before the window shuts next month.

Arsenal begin their pre-season on 14th July while their presence in the International Champions Cup ensures that they will face several high-profile opponents before the big kick-off against Manchester City. "But at the moment, I don't know the names".

The players will gradually increase their tempo as pre-season wears on, and while Guendouzi is meant to gain experience in the development squad, he will be hoping to make a big impression on Emery.

Guendouzi, 19, moves over to north London from France's Ligue 2, and becomes part of the midfield makeover going on at the Emirates this summer.

"The first two weeks for us is to start knowing the club, knowing the players, knowing all the people who are working with us".

"Koscielny is the first captain now, then we are looking for the player who the personality is the best in the dressing room to keep respect of players".

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But Croatia found energy after the break when the game opened up, making England's missed first-half opportunities seem all-the-more significant.

"I know him but we haven't made a move for him", Emery said.

Ramsey has only one year left on his deal and has yet to commit his future.

"This is one question for the player and for the club".

"I want to know with my direct opinion, with my direct conversations with the player". For me, every day, every training session, he has the ambition I want.

"I have said to Ivan [Gazidis], Raul [Sanllehi] and Sven [Mislintat] that I think he is an important player for me".

"I am very happy with him", he said.

I want to work with him.


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