Arsenal transfer news: Unai Emery demands three deals after replacing Arsene Wenger
Arsenal confirmed Emery as their manager this morning with statements from the Spaniard, Stan Kroenke and Ivan Gazidis.
The 46-year-old takes over from Wenger knowing the Gunners squad is in dire need of an overhaul following two turbulent Premier League campaigns.
And the Mirror say Emery has handed Arsenal a three-man wishlist as he aims to steer them to the title at the first time of asking.
Top of his list is Bayer Leverkusen star Bernd Leno.
Arsenal have recently dismissed talk of a Petr Cech exit by giving the veteran the No 1 shirt.
However, despite that, Emery wants Leno, who could leave with just two years left on his current deal.
Borussia Dortmund ace Sokratis Papastathopoulos is also on his radar.
With Shkodran Mustafi primed to be shown the door, and Laurent Koscielny injured, the Greece international’s signing may be accelerated.
And the Mirror name Jean Michael Seri as Emery’s final target.
The Ivory Coast international has blossomed for Nice in Ligue 1 and can be signing by activating his £35million clause in his contract.
Emery wanted the player while at PSG.
And, with regards to Arsenal, he is determined to succeed where he failed before.
Meanwhile, the new Gunners manager has sent a promising message to fans this morning.
“I am thrilled to be joining one of the great clubs in the game,” he told the club’s official website.
“Arsenal is known and loved throughout the world for its style of play, its commitment to young players, the fantastic stadium, the way the club is run.
“I’m very excited to be given the responsibility to start this important new chapter in Arsenal’s history.
“I have met Stan and Josh Kroenke and it’s clear they have great ambitions for the club and are committed to bringing future success.
“I’m excited about what we can do together and I look forward to giving everyone who loves Arsenal some special moments and memories.”