Unai Emery said that he inherited an Arsenal squad that had quality but lacked a competitive nature.
“When I arrived here, we changed some things. Before Arsene Wenger, Arsenal was very competitive. With Wenger, it was very competitive and also he gave the team quality players, with a competitive spirit, who created the best moments in Arsenal. But in the last years they lost being competitive, keeping only the quality," said Emery.
Emery added that he wants to put together a team with both quality and physicality.
“I learned with other coaches, and also listening and watching, that here you need to be competitive with physical players and quality players. You need both. If you only have quality players it is difficult to catch up to the others. It is the same if you only have physical players, with no quality. So my idea is to share the two, to create a team with both."