Unai Emery has hinted that a move for Sevilla star Steven N’Zonzi will not be taking place, as he is now happy with the current squad and is not planning on any more additions.
Former PSG boss Emery has already done some wonderful transfer business over the last few months, and has brought a bit more excitement back to the club after another disappointing campaign under Wenger.
Wenger admitted that ‘now was the perfect time’ to leave the club after seeing his side finish without a single trophy and well out a top four spot, meaning another season of Europa League football.
And although I was surprised by the acquisition of Emery, I am looking forward to seeing how Bernd Leno, Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira all adapt to the Premier League.
But reports suggested he was keen to add one more midfielder to his squad this summer, and N’Zonzi has become his top transfer target as he could be available.
The France international, who played under Emery at Sevilla, is keen to leave Sevilla this summer and seek a fresh challenge after helping his National side win another World Cup.
But even though Emery admitted he would only sign a new player ‘if its a good opportunity’ he suggested the clubs transfer business is now done!
He said: ‘At the moment I’m very happy with the players that are here with us.
‘We also have others still to come, like Nacho Monreal, Lucas [Torreira] and [Granit] Xhaka, who will start to get minutes on Saturday.
‘I am telling you that we’re speaking inside and we are okay. ‘There is only a possibility that we sign someone if it’s a good opportunity.’
Now we could all sit here and tell Emery who we believe will improve the squad, but the fact of the matter is this, too many signings will just disrupt the side and waste funds we do not want to spend right now.
Top managers buy quality rather than quantity and although I do rate N’Zonzi as a top-class player, we do not need another midfielder to come in and spend more of his time on the bench than on the pitch.
So unless a superstar becomes available at the very last minute, Emery is done.