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The Spaniard took over at the Emirates in the summer following Arsene Wenger’s exit after 22 years at the helm. His tenure has been an up and down one thus far with an early season run which included a 22-game unbeaten sequence but also damaging defeats at Liverpool, Southampton and, most recently, West Ham.
Add to that Sven Mislintat’s impending departure as head of recruitment and the Gunners remain a club firmly in transition with Emery admitting he had much to assess when he arrived in north London.
“When a club changes manager, it is because they want something new,” he told Sky Sports. “The challenge is to identify the good things – the things you have to maintain – but also the things that you have to change and improve. Here, obviously, there were lots of things to change and improve.”
Arsenal sit fifth ahead of Saturday’s home game with Chelsea and still a way behind in the race for the top four.