Gary Neville Believes Unai Emery's Transfer Policy Is Changing Arsenal's Mentality
Arsenal midfielders Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil look to be on their way out of the Emirates Stadium because boss Unai Emery is looking to change the club's mentality.
Ramsey looks set to join Juventus at the end of the season on a free transfer when his contract ends in the summer.
Gunner's highest-paid asset Ozil has been out-of-favour in the past year. He's only managed 13 games so far in this Premier League campaign.
But Gary Neville has given some insight as to why the Spanish coach is looking to offload certain players in his squad.
He told the Daily Mail: "Emery needs four or five transfer windows to get things right.
"It does not surprise me that Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey are on the way out.
"Emery wants players that can transform the club, so he has to be able to ship players out, to be able to correct things. It is like a cultural shift, a big mentality shift. But he needs to do that and needs time."
Arsenal have had a mediocre season so far and currently sit fifth, behind rivals Spurs and Chelsea; although they did beat the latter 2-0 last weekend at the Emirates, which may signal a turnaround.
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But this is Emery's first year at the club, so Neville's theory may be spot on. It took Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola a season and multiple acquisitions to get his philosophy in place at the current Premier League champions.
Do you agree with Neville? And can Emery go on to win Arsenal's first title since 2004, if he gets the financial backing?
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Words by Kane Allen
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