Unai Emery has revealed that a new sporting director is “coming” to Arsenal after the club narrowly missed out on appointing former Roma director Monchi to the position.
Arsenal face a tumultuous summer full of unanswered questions as Emery looks to leave his mark at the Emirates, with the vacant role of sporting director a major concern, just two months before the crucial transfer window.
It appeared that Emery would be reunited with Monchi, who had helped the Spanish manager to three successive Europe League titles at Sevilla, but the transfer guru has now opted for a return to the La Liga side.
Despite the disappointment of Monchi’s rejection, Emery is still confident in Arsenal’s plans to appoint a sporting director, according to Football.London.
The Arsenal manager said:
“We need a sporting director, it’s coming. The most important thing is my focus with the players in each match. The club is working and thinking for next season.”
|Many reports have stated that Monchi rejected coming to Arsenal because he already saw that the summer transfer plans were in an advanced stage. In the most perfect of cases, these are the best players we’ve been linked with in positions that we need until now. How would we pic.twitter.com/a8aYLvVTLI
— Eduardo Hagn (@EduardoHagn) March 20, 2019
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