as reported by daily express,

Former Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain manager Emery has been given two years to perk up the Gunners’ fortunes in the post-Wenger era.

The Frenchman might turn out to be a hard act to follow despite zero Premier League trophies since 2004 but the new man at the Emirates made it clear he had not sounded out his predecessor and had no plans to do so, although he expects to bump into him sooner or later at coaching get-togethers.

Instead, he will make up his own mind about players who have been good enough only for Europa League qualification in the past two seasons.

Asked if he had been in contact with the man who oversaw the previous 22 Arsenal seasons he replied: “Not yet. Each coach needs to know the players. Not all the coaches have the same relationship with a player and I have my personality.

“I want to know with my direct opinion, with my direct conversations with the player. I have information on the players for the club, from the people around me. The information with Arsene is also important but the best is my direct relationship and conversations with the players.”

Emery on Jack Wilshere

The first Wenger favourite to leave the club turned out to be Jack Wilshere, who joined West Ham on a free transfer after the Spaniard told him he would only be a squad player if he stayed.

The midfielder’s career had been stalled repeatedly by injury, but it seems

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