"I know this player is very important for the supporters, he grew up here with Arsenal".
"I have information on the players from the club, from the people around me". I want them to be protagonists in each match.
"Normally, in my career the big clubs don't close the [door] or the moment to sign a new player", he told reporters.
Emery also revealed he intends on naming a quintet of captains, with current skipper Laurent Koscielny set to keep the armband even though he is set to miss the start of the season with an Achilles injury. I explained to him my opinion and how I will want to create the team. We will only sign a player in the next month if he's a big opportunity.
"Today, we are okay".
"He's working with a quality and the type of ability that I want".
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Unai Emery held his first press conference at Arsenal's training ground, the London Coloney and he was asked on whether he will seek some advice from his predecessor Arsene Wenger as he goes into his first season at the Emirates Stadium.
"The conversation with Wilshere was a very good conversation, (we spoke) very directly together", said Emery.
It remains to be seen if Guendouzi will go straight into the Arsenal first team or spend time out on loan, although the price tag would suggest he could go into the senior set-up despite the step up from Ligue 2 to the Premier League.
"We are also thinking about the players who were with us a year ago and whether we need them to stay with us".
"We are looking at, looking for, who are the players whose personality is the best in the dressing room".
But, Emery insisted his squad needs to be bursting at the seams with players willing to step up.
"I have said to Ivan [Gazidis], Raul [Sanllehi] and Sven [Mislintat] that I think he is an important player for me".