Although Arsenal have now lost their opening two games in the league, the Gunners had a fairly positive transfer window as the club brought in five new players.
Moreover, the club managed to keep some of their best players but a problem that could be about to rear it’s for Emery is the future of Aaron Ramsey.
The Welsh midfielder had been linked with a move to Manchester United or Chelsea over the summer as he not yet signed a new deal to remain at Arsenal. Ramsey is now within the final year of his current deal and come January, Premier League clubs can make a pre-contract agreement with him.
Rated at £40.5 million by Transfermarkt, the Welshman was one of the few shining lights in Arsenal’s dire season last year.
Amid a tonne of poor performances from his teammates, Ramsey managed to scored seven goals in 24 games to go along with 10 assists.
Entering the prime of his career, it’s the time Ramsey looked to make a fresh start.
With Emery as the new manager, it’s not certain if the long-term Arsenal man has an assured place in the team as seen by his omission against Chelsea.
A player that has split Arsenal fans over the years, he’s never been one to do much defending.
To get the best out of him, he needs to be played in a midfield where he can make runs forward and that’s what he’d get at Chelsea.
Following the first game of the season, Ramsey was deployed as a 10, and while there’s some logic to that decision from Emery, realistically the 27-year-old isn’t one to be playing defence-splitting passes to a striker.
Blues boss Maurizio Sarri always liked to have a few options coming off the bench at Napoli, as seen with Rog, Zinchenko and Diawara and a cheap move for Ramsey could make absolute sense. Certainly, it’d be a controversial switch, considering it’d have to come in January – a year after allowing Alexis Sanchez join Manchester United
Still, with Kovacic now at Chelsea and Kante playing a more advanced role, it may seem that the chances of a move to the Bridge may now be over but if the blues come in again in January Ramsey has to take it.
After a decade at the club, the box-to-box needs a new challenge and a new start, under Sarri, we might just see the best of him.