Neymar backs ‘great’ former PSG coach Unai Emery to succeed at Arsenal

Neymar has praised Arsenal manager Unai Emery, claiming his former boss will ‘bring good things’ to the Premier League side.

Emery took the reins at the Emirates this summer following the end of Arsene Wenger’s 22-year stint in charge.

The Spaniard has enjoyed an impressive start to live in England, with Arsenal currently on a 16-match unbeaten run.

Neymar won the treble under Emery at Paris Saint-Germain and the Brazilian is confident the manager will succeed in North London, too.

‘Now it’s easy to say because Arsenal are playing really great football. They are coming from a great run in recent matches and everybody knows he’s a really great coach,’ he said ahead of Brazil’s friendly against Uruguay in London.

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‘We know about their quality and I was really happy to work with him because he’s a really hard working guy. He really wanted to coach us and really wanted to study about football.

‘I think he will bring good things for Arsenal, which is a really huge and important club here in England. I wish him luck.’

After defeat in his first two matches in charge, Emery has led Arsenal up to fifth in the Premier League.

They sit eight points off league leaders Manchester City and three points of Tottenham in fourth.

The Gunners also sit top of their Europa League group having won three and drawn one of their four matches.


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