Arsenal news: Manager Unai Emery makes shock Neymar confession

Emery managed PSG for two seasons before getting the axe this summer

Arsenal news: Manager Unai Emery makes shock Neymar confession

Emery managed PSG for two seasons before getting the axe this summer

28 May 2018 Monday 19:23
Arsenal news: Manager Unai Emery makes shock Neymar confession

UNAI EMERY has admitted he was never really in charge of PSG - but Neymar was the boss at the club.

Emery managed PSG for two seasons before getting the axe this summer.

The Spaniard was appointed as Arsenal’s new manager last week, replacing Arsene Wenger.

He is expected to slot into a new-look hierarchy at the Emirates, where many of the transfer decisions are taken by sporting directors.

And Emery has conceded he was not really in charge during his PSG tenure, with 2017 signing Neymar the boss of the Parc des Princes.

"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 internalize, 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."

Neymar is rumored to be keen on returning back to Spain, with Real Madrid open to snapping up the former Barcelona superstar.

However, Los Blancos would likely need at least £200m to prise him away from Paris.

As for Emery, who was granted hefty funds to spend during his time at PSG, the manager is understood to have been given a £50m transfer kitty at Arsenal.

They are expected to announce their first signing of the summer - Dortmund’s £16m defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos - soon.

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