As much as we love how active Unai Emery seems to be in the summer transfer window, there’s also room for caution. While his tactic of throwing things against the wall and seeing what sticks is certainly a fun one, it can also be a little bit dangerous too. If certain transfers don’t come off then he could be left standing around with nothing by the time the season begins, or instead of nothing, one of his main acquisitions could end up being Marouane Fellaini.
The rumour mill continues to run at full steam, with dozens of players being linked with a move to the Emirates. Some seem more realistic than others, but they’re making the headlines all the same – and Unai Emery is a big reason for that. The Spaniard has introduced a level of excitement which we haven’t seen all too often in recent times, and as we look ahead to the future, there are more than a few reasons to be optimistic.
Arsenal suffered a late 2-1 defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford, courtesy of a stoppage-time winner from substitute Marouane Fellaini.
United offered the first threat on goal on four minutes, as midfielder Paul Pogba fired an effort wide of goal. Arsenal saw their first effort on goal was a long-range low effort from youngster Reiss Nelson, which David De Gea saved comfortably.
The home side took the lead soon afterwards. Pogba started the move by playing the ball to Romelu Lukaku in the area. Alexis Sanchez headed the Belgian striker’s far post cross towards goal, only for Hector Bellerin to deflect the effort on to the post. However, Pogba followed up to volley past David Ospina in the Gunners goal.
Arsenal are reportedly interested in Manchester United’s midfielder Marouane Fellaini, with their Premier League rivals supposedly struggling to tie the Belgian down to a new contract.
Arenal were beaten 3-1 by Manchester City in their last Premier League game as they lost more ground on the league leaders.
Indeed, they are now 12 points shy of City at the top, while they are also three points short of Chelsea in fourth-place. Liverpool’s win over West Ham meant that Arsene Wenger’s men fell into sixth-place, sealing an incredibly tough weekend for the Gunners.