Gunners legend Pires has special message for Arsenal boss Unai Emery

Gunners legend Robert Pires has admitted he has been impressed by Unai Emery’s first season in charge at Arsenal.

Emery was the shock replacement for legend Arsene Wenger when the Frenchman decided to pack his bags and leave the club at the end of last season, and so far the Spaniard has had a mixed time of it in charge of the Gunners.

Arsenal are just about still in the chase for a top four spot and are still looking to win the Europa league, a trophy that Emery has won on numerous occasions with Spanish giants Sevilla.

Asked to rate Emery’s first season at the Emirates, having succeeded Arsene Wenger last summer, Arsenal hero Pires told Marca: ‘I think he is doing well.

‘They are in the top four and I think they can qualify for next season’s Champions League.

‘I think, and I hope, that he can win the Europa League, as he won it three times with Sevilla.

‘So he has a lot of experience and knows there is good quality and a good squad. I think he has built a good team and they are now ready to fight for the end of the season.’

Has Emery done a good job of it at Arsenal so far this season?

Emery could get the club back into a top four spot and also win the Europa League, which would be a massive achievement for the clubs considering where they were in the final seasons under Wenger.

He has a lot of work to do over the next few seasons and he just needs time to get his playing style across to the players, but if Arsenal do decide to stick with him even if results don’t go their way from now until the end of the season, then he will eventually bring trophies back to the club.

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