Unai Emery has insisted that he is confident that Arsenal will be able to attract top players this summer despite their failure to qualify for the Champions League.
The Gunners suffered a disappointing 4-1 defeat by Chelsea FC in the Europa League final on Wednesday night in Baku as they missed out on their final chance to book a spot in Europe’s elite club competition for next season.
The result condemns Arsenal to another season in the Europa League after having finished fifth in the Premier League table this term.
Attentions will now inevitably turn towards the summer transfer window and the players the Gunners could look to bring in as they strengthen their squad ahead of next season.
And Emery has insisted that he feels confident that the north London club will be able to attract the players they need as they look to add to their team.
Asked if Arsenal’s defeat by Chelsea FC will have an impact on the club’s transfer plans, Emery is quoted as saying by Metro: “Maybe, but I think we are a big team
“I think Arsenal is a big name in the world of football. A lot of players want to play here.
“We are in one process and we need, in this process, to be strong in our idea, to be strong in our way. ‘It’s the reason we started this season. The idea was to get more competitive like a team, be closer to other teams, and we did that.
“At the moment, it’s not enough for our target, but the next week and next year that idea will continue in our minds.
“I don’t know our targets for next year, but the club is working to improve and do everything in our way.
“We have a lot of players who have the possibility to improve and grow up with us. For example, we have given a lot of youngsters their first experience of a final.
“I am positive for our future, creating our way with young players who are getting better in our way.”
Arsenal have not won the Premier League title since their famous unbeaten triumph in the 2003-04 campaign under Arsene Wenger.