Unai Emery gives update on Arsenal transfer plans after fifth summer signing

The new Arsenal manager doesn't expect to sign any more players in the summer transfer window

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Unai Emery doesn’t expect Arsenal to sign any more players this summer unless a big opportunity becomes available.

The Gunners have been the busiest Premier League club in the summer transfer window following Emery’s appointment as Arsene Wenger’s replacement.

Arsenal recruited veteran Swiss defender Stephan Lichtsteiner in a free transfer from Serie A champions Juventus at the start of June.

The Gunners spent £20m on Bayer Leverkusen and German goalkeeper Bernd Leno to provide competition for Petr Cech and David Ospina in goal under Emery.

The Spanish head coach has improved his options at centre-half with the addition of Greece international Sokratis Papastathopoulos from Borussia Dortmund.

Lucas Torreira became the fourth arrival at the Emirates Stadium following the Sampdoria midfielder’s impressive performances for Uruguay at the World Cup.

Emery signed FC Lorient teenager Matteo Guendouzi with an eye on the future on Wednesday evening.

The new Arsenal boss doesn’t expect any more incomings at the Gunners unless a world-class becomes available at the right price.

“Normally in all my career the big club don’t close the moment for sign a new player but today, we are okay, maybe we can if one, a very good possibility, in the player could come to help us,” Emery is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.

“Normally we are the club, they have done one effort, important for to sign new players. I am happy.

“We signed the players who we needed and only if one player is a big opportunity for us will we sign them.

“Normally, we are thinking about the young players, the possibility of them staying with us or going to play on loan at another team.

“We are also thinking about the players who were with us last year and whether we need them to stay with us. At the moment, I think the squad is complete.

“We will only sign another player if there is an opportunity to bring in that one player, or two players. We will only sign a player in the next month if he’s a big opportunity.

“The squad is complete. Only the possibility if one player leaves or two players. We’ll see in the next month, only if there is a big opportunity.”

Arsenal finished in sixth spot in the Premier League table last season to miss out on a spot in the Champions League for the second successive season.

The Gunners haven’t won the Premier League title since 2004.

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