Arsenal boss Unai Emery ranked 3rd best Premier League manager in first season

Arsenal boss Unai Emery ranked 3rd best Premier League manager in first season

- Arsenal boss Unai Emery is the third best manager after 24 Premier League matches in first season

- The Spaniard replaced Arsene Wenger as the Gunners head coach last summer

- Emery ranks behind Conte and Guardiola as the managers with the highest number of points after 24 matches in their first season

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has been ranked third among Premier League managers with the highest number of points in their first season.

The Spaniard, despite his side's recent struggles in the league has picked up 47 points in his first 24 matches in the last five years.

Leaving him behind just Antonio Conte (59) and Pep Guardiola (49) on the chart after the same number of matches.

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Although, Gunners fans are not satisfied with the performance of their club at the moment having slipped to sixth on the log after losing 3-1 to Manchester City on Sunday.

The north Londoners have been plagued by series of injuries all season, particularly in their defensive ranks.

According to SunSport, the Spaniard has however been told he will only have £40 million to spend in this summer's transfer window.

Meanwhile, Arsenal are facing dilemma of losing seven players on a free transfer this summer, and it will affect the North Londoners.

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The duo of Conte and Guardiola spent well over £100 million in their first season, compared to Emery's much more modest £68 million.

The former PSG boss is better than Maurizio Sarri, Jose Mourinho (Manchester United), Mauricio Pochettino and Jurgen Klopp on the chart.

Only Poch spent less in his debut season at Tottenham - while Emery earned ten more points than Klopp had at the same stage of his first term at Liverpool.

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And it's fair to say both Pochettino and Klopp are the most-untouchable bosses in the top-flight at present - along with Guardiola. earlier reported that Unai Emery wants German football star Mesut Ozil to leave Arsenal before the January transfer window closes.

The Gunners want to sell the former Real Madrid star so as to raise funds to bring in Barcelona star Denis Suarez to the Emirates stadium.

Mesut Ozil who is the Gunners' highest-paid player on around £350,000-per-week was left out of the team that lost against West Ham United in their last Premier League encounter. ( -> We have updated to serve you better

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