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Arsenal new manager Unai Emery has lay bare his predicament while he was in-charge of Paris Saint Germain, with claims that he was never in-charge of the side, according to report.
Emery left Sevilla for PSG in the summer of 2016 and after spending two seasons with the Parc des Princes outfit, he was shown the exit of the club following his inability to take them past the second round of the Champions league.
Before moving to PSG, Emery won the European league cup three times and so, his pedigree was never in doubt. However by the standard of the Ligue 1 side, he failed despite winning other domestic titles and one league title.
Arsenal decided to appoint Emery as replacement for their legendary manager Arsene Wenger and the Spanish tactician is expected to bring back the glory days for the Gunners.
Arsenal failed for the second consecutive season to qualify for the Champions league but Emery is expected to take them back to those days. However, Arsenal are already in the market for the signing of players but Emery will have no hand in any recruitment.
Meanwhile, Emery has revealed that he wasn’t given a free hand at Paris Saint Germain because of their record signing Neymar.
“I know when I lead a group and when I don’t,” he told The Tactical Room.
“It is a process that every coach must live and internalise, it is something that is learned with time and experience.
“In each club you need to know what your role is and what role should be assigned to the rest of the group.
“I am of the opinion that the leader of PSG is Neymar.
“Neymar came to PSG to be the leader, to go through this process and become the best in the world.
“In Manchester City it is Pep Guardiola, in PSG it is Neymar.”
Emery has been tipped to succeed at Arsenal despite the fact that the London club have handed him only a £50m transfer war-chest.