Gary Neville believes that Unai Emery will need & # 039; three or four windows & # 039; to do things right at Arsenal

Arsenal started the Premier League season with a 2-0 defeat at Manchester City on Sunday

Gary Neville believes that Unai Emery will need "three or four transfer windows" to do things right at Arsenal and says that the players have been in the comfort zone

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Gary Neville believes that Arsenal players have been in a comfort zone in recent years and says that the new manager, Unai Emery, will need up to four transfer windows to do things right at the club.

The Spanish did not take long to make new additions after being named successor to Arsene Wenger in May, with Lucas Torreira, Bernd Leno, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Matteo Guendouzi and Stephan Lichtsteiner.

Arsenal began a new era with a disappointing 2-0 home loss to reigning champions Manchester City on Sunday, and Neville thinks it will take more than a summer to correct the litany of recruitment errors made before the arrival of Emery

Arsenal started the Premier League season with a 2-0 defeat at Manchester City on Sunday

Arsenal started the Premier League season with a 2-0 defeat at Manchester City on Sunday

Four of the Gunners' five signings made their debut, including midfielder Matteo Guendouzi

Four of the Gunners' five signings made their debut, including midfielder Matteo Guendouzi

Four of the Gunners' five signings made their debut, including midfielder Matteo Guendouzi

"These players have been in a comfort zone, and that was the fault of Arsene Wenger according to most people, in recent years, but now they have no one else to look at," he said on Sky Sports.

& # 39; If they do not do a job, he [Emery] will get rid of them & # 39;

He added: "You have to have three or four transfer windows to do this right. Of course he has to do it, this is not Chelsea.

& # 39; This is not short term. Recruitment has been so bad here that some transfer windows will be needed to solve this.

& # 39; Took Pep [Guardiola] Three windows in the city. I do not care who you bring here. It's going to take a lot. "

Gary Neville believes that the new boss Unai Emery will need three or four windows to do things right

Gary Neville believes that the new boss Unai Emery will need three or four windows to do things right

Gary Neville believes that the new boss Unai Emery will need three or four windows to do things right

Before analyzing Raheem Sterling's impressive opening goal for City at the Emirates Stadium, Neville identified particular areas that still require notable improvements.

"I'm just looking at the two centrals," he said. "They are not the fastest and you ask them to get on the pitch." That is why the two defenders are very close, to protect their comrades. They are in a kind of rock and a difficult place.

"The immediate consequence of that goal was that I think that playing in this way Unai Emery is going to need the transfer window to solve it and get the players to play because at this moment it is very difficult.

"I think with these players … you think about [Henrikh] Mkhitaryan and [Mesut] Ozil, players who can play in wide areas and then get up and support the attack quickly and counterattack? Do not.

Can central defenders level up and defend one against one? No. The midfielders who are really good at the ball and can get the ball back. No. & # 39;

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