Unai Emery’s tenure at Arsenal did not get off to the best of starts on Sunday, as the Gunners fell to a 2-0 defeat against defending champions Manchester City.
The Spaniard handed debuts to new signings Matteo Guendouzi, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Stephan Lichtsteiner and Lucas Torreira in the match but Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness believes a lot more time is needed to build a squad.
Speaking on Super Sunday, the former Liverpool man explained why the January transfer window and next summer are crucial to Arsene Wenger’s successor – as he urged the board to back Emery in the market.
“Time is not the manager’s friend, whether he gets four transfer windows or not, he will need time. I think he can work on the players he’s got, make them better and more willing to do the hard yards and hope there’s something coming through.
“Hopefully he has another budget at Christmas time to work with.”