Ex-Arsenal boss Wenger

Ex-Arsenal boss Wenger

Arsenal have opened talks with Torino over a potential deal to sign £17.5m forward M'Baye Niang as Unai Emery looks to continue his squad overhaul, according to reports via TeamTalk.

The Gunners have already confirmed the signings of goalkeeper Berndt Leno from Bayer Leverkusen, as well as Stephan Lichtsteiner, Sokratis Papastathopolous and Lucas Torreira who will surely strengthen a previously weak spine. Of course I believe in the players, and especially the new players.

Emery has made the signing of a fast, direct winger his main priority in the upcoming weeks, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Alex Iwobi and Reiss Nelson now making up Arsenal's frontline options. He won in France.

I've neglected a lot of people.

Pires, who spent six years under former boss Arsene Wenger, could only offer admiration for the ex-Gunners boss.

Arsene Wenger says staying at Arsenal for 22 years may have been his biggest mistake and that he regrets sacrificing so much for the job. Eventually, his approach to running the side became stale and with every other club surrounding them in the upper echelons of the Premier League constantly reinventing themselves, Wenger's final years at the Emirates saw him come under quite a bit of criticism.

Asked about his footballing fantasy, Wenger added: "I don't really have one, maybe the team playing with the harmonious excellence all teams sometimes reach but for a full game."

"For me, it was a big pleasure to work with him".

The former Arsenal manager said: "I regret having sacrificed everything I did because I realise I've hurt a lot of people around me". We won the title which everybody knows is very tough here.

Arsenal begun their pre-season with an 8-0 thumping of Boreham Wood last weekend.

Emery's Arsenal begin the new Premier League season with a trial by fire, facing defending Champions Manchester City on August 12, followed by a trip to London rivals Chelsea on August 18.