It is common knowledge that Arsenal has an issue with their defence and are waiting on their injured players to come back and strengthen the weakest area in the team.
Rob Holding is basically back and just waiting on a first-team start and Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin are on the verge of a return to full fitness.
As well as the status with the defenders Emery also spoke about Nicolas Pepe and how he is progressing.
This is what he had to say per Arsenal.com
“We have some new players and players who we need to work with for their adaptation in the next matches. Progressively, they’re getting better. For example, Pepe played 30 minutes tonight and we are happy with him, we are helping him, but I know he’s capable of doing more than he’s doing”
“It’s the same with Mustafi. He played his first match this season and Chambers played at right back, David Luiz has now played with Mustafi and Chambers, with more players. Rob Holding is getting closer to us now. Tomorrow, Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney will play with the under-23s”
It is definitely looking good for the defenders and it cannot be long before Emery has a full rota of defenders to choose from and it cannot come too soon.
Pepe, on the other hand, is capable of more as Emery stated and for now, it is not too much of a concern but there will come a time when patience starts to run a little thin with the clubs record signing.