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Pires gives Emery and Arsenal some advice

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According to the former footballer, the Gunners need a higher transfer budget to be able to be successful next season.

Arsenal finished in the fifth position of the English Premier League season with 70 points. The Gunners won 21 matches, drew seven, and lost 10.

They made it just to the UEFA Europa League spots, and played in the final against Chelsea, losing the chance to play in the Champions League.

And former footballer Robert Pires wants to give Arsenal and coach Unai Emery some advice.

“I read that Arsenal has a small envelope for transfers, only £40m,” Pires told The Express.

“My opinion is that it isn’t enough.”

“If you want to build a good team, you need to spend a lot of money, especially in the Premier League,” he added.

“I respect Arsenal’s position and the owner, but everybody knows that if you want to win the Premier League, you need to spend a lot of money.”

“All the top clubs want to sign great players, but if you want a great player it costs a lot of money.”

Emery knows his squad needs a lot of work, as he said recently: “I think we can improve first, by spending money to achieve players.”

“In the past the club has done great work in watching players, finding and signing young players and developing our players in the academy,” he commented.

“I have big respect for our work, for our players in the academy.”