Arsenal ‘will become a really good team’ after the next two transfer windows, according to Manchester United legend Gary Neville.
The Gunners suffered their first defeat of the season on Sunday, coming unstuck in a 3-1 loss away at Liverpool.
Joel Matip broke the deadlock at Anfield, before new signing David Luiz had a moment to forget when he brought down Mohamed Salah in the box and allowed the Egyptian to convert from the penalty spot.
And another Salah strike nine minutes later meant Lucas Torreira’s late goal was nothing more than a consolation.
It was a disappointing day for Emery, who expressed his frustrations after the game, but Neville believes Arsenal are on the up.
“This is the third transfer window for Unai Emery and I think he said he needed four or five,” he said on The Gary Neville podcast.
“I think he will. He’ll need another one in January and he’ll have another go next summer.
“And I think at that point Arsenal will become a really good team if they continue on that path.
“I looked at the starting eleven on the first game of the season and I was worried about them, in the sense that it looked really weak. The bench looked really strong.
“You start to think about David Luiz coming in and Pepe coming in and others, you think about the players they’ve got coming back, I think Arsenal are gonna have a good season.
“Not by the standards that Arsenal will have set themselves that are very high when they were winning leagues and doubles, but I think Arsenal are gonna have a good year. I think they’ll win a lot of games.
“It was positive the way they finished this game. They could’ve in the past Arsenal gone five or six down.
“This Arsenal team came back to 3-1 and made the result look half respectable.”