Unai Emery sets out Arsenal targets ahead of new season
The Arsenal manager wants to win titles but is hoping that the Gunners can enjoy their football again
Unai Emery has admitted that his ultimate goal is to win titles with Arsenal but the new Gunners manager wants to have fun at the north London club.
The Spanish head coach took over the reins from three-time Premier League winner Arsene Wenger following 22 seasons in charge of the Gunners.
Emery has wasted no time leaving his mark on the Arsenal squad with the addition of five new players in the 2018 summer transfer window.
The Gunners have signed Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner, Borussia Dortmund defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno, Lorient teenager Matteo Geundouzi and Sampdoria star Lucas Torreira.
The new Arsenal manager will be hoping to guide the Gunners back into the Premier League’s top four following a sixth-placed finish in the English top flight last term.
Speaking to Sky Sports ahead of Arsenal’s Premier League opener against Manchester City on Sunday afternoon, Emery said:
“It’s clear, the aim for the club is to arrive as champions, play for titles. But for me, I want to enjoy the way [we do it].
“I want the players and supporters to feel that together, and also enjoy each match, each moment in our stadium, and in this way the team transmits to the supporters the passion.”
Arsenal finished 37 points behind Manchester City in the Premier League last season to highlight the widening gap between the title rivals ahead of the new campaign.
The Gunners lost 3-0 to the Citizens in the League Cup final at Wembley to miss out on a trophy in Wenger’s final season in charge.