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Reporter reveals how new Arsenal signing was first scouted

12 July 2018

And with the addition of Lucas Torreira on Tuesday being Unai Emery's most expensive signing so far following his country's elimination from the World Cup by finalist (France), the Uruguay star will need time to adjust to his new environment.

Emery, who replaced Arsene Wenger after the Frenchman stepped down in May, said a big club like Arsenal should always remain open to new signings but insisted he is happy with the squad he has available. I want to establish myself here, which would be fantastic.

"I have information on the players for the club, from the people around me". I want to win titles, titles, titles. "Winning silverware, as I said, is very important to me and winning things here at Arsenal would be incredible". "I said to Ivan, Raul and Sven [Gazidis, Sanllehi and Mislintat, the collective dealing with contracts and transfers] he's an important player for me".

Emery has also brought in Bernd Leno, Stephan Lichtsteiner and Sokratis Papastathopoulos ahead of his maiden campaign at the Emirates Stadium helm. "Only if he is a big opportunity".

"Normally, in my career the big clubs don't close the door or the moment to sign a new player", he said.

Both Dortmund and Napoli would have been able to offer the player Champions League football, something Arsenal are unable to do, but he has chosen the Premier League. "Every day every training session he is with the ambition I want". Then, we are looking at, looking for, who are the players whose personality is the best in the dressing room. Strengthening the midfield was a top priority for Emery this offseason, and he's made some moves to try and make that happen.

"We want to keep the respect for these players and to find the captain and choose very well the best player for that".

Reporter reveals how new Arsenal signing was first scouted