Unai Emery finally picked up his first win as Arsenal manager against West Ham at the weekend.
The Gunners lost their opening two fixtures of the Premier League campaign against Chelsea and Manchester City, but Emery earned praise for implementing his style of play to the Arsenal squad. He finally picked up his first win in England at the expense of the Hammers. The Spaniard will be hoping for another positive result against struggling Cardiff City on Sunday.
Emery spent over £70m on new players this summer but is still yet to introduce many of his new arrivals to the first-team. Lucas Torreira is expected to start in midfield once settled into life in England and could feature alongside Matteo Guendouzi who has impressed since leaving Lorient. Despite his signings, Arsenal failed to add a quality winger to their squad in the window.
One man Emery should target to address their problem is Paris St Germain forward – Angel Di Maria. Valued at £36m by Transfermarkt, the Argentina international is no stranger to England following a failed spell with Manchester United back in 2014. He was sold to PSG after just one season with the Red Devils.
Di Maria was a key player during Emery’s tenure at the French club, making 32 appearances in Ligue 1, scoring 11 and assisting six as PSG were crowned champions. The 30-year-old has made an excellent start to the new campaign under Thomas Tuchel, starting three games and picking up three assists. Despite his form, his contract is due to expire next summer, and no talks have begun over new terms.
He might not have been a success at Old Trafford, but Di Maria could thrive under Emery’s guidance at the Emirates. The former Real Madrid man can operate centrally or on the wing which makes him a useful option for the Spaniard to have. Averaging 1.7 key passes per game last season (WhoScored), his arrival could mean even more goals for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the Arsenal attack.
The Gunners would be wise to give Di Maria a second chance in the Premier League.
Arsenal fans, thoughts?