Raul Sanllehi says Unai Emery has been told Arsenal must qualify for the Champions League this season - football
Oct. 11, 2019
The Spanish coach was backed in the transfer market over the summer (Picture: Getty) Arsenal?s Head of Football Raul Sanllehi has revealed that Unai Emery?s target this season is to finish in the top four after receiving significant backing in the summer transfer window. The Gunners fell just short of qualifying for the competition last season, finishing fifth in the Premier League by a single point and losing the Europa League final against London rivals Chelsea. Arsenal invested heavily in the summer to try and return to Europe?s premier club competition, breaking their transfer record to sign Nicolas Pepe in a £72million deal from Lille. Arsenal’s summer spending has increased the expectations at Arsenal (Picture: Getty) Emery was also given a new centre-back in the form of David Luiz as well as Celtic left-back Kieran Tierney, while Dani Ceballos was brought in on loan from Real Madrid. And Sanllehi, who was speaking at a fans’ forum event on Thursday evening, feels that level of investment means Emery cannot afford to finish outside the top four for a second time. The former Barcelona chief explained: ?We said to Unai that we just missed out on qualifying for the Champions League last year, but this year with a strong squad, we expect you to do that.? More: LifestyleBride spends £17,000 on epic Disney themed wedding after husband proposes at Disney WorldRebekah Vardy claims Coleen Rooney blocked her on Instagram months before scandal?Selfish? pensioner whos...