Unai Emery speaks out on Arsenal’s transfer plan after Europa League final defeat to Chelsea

first_img Comment Unai Emery speaks out on Arsenal’s transfer plan after Europa League final defeat to Chelsea Unai Emery is hopeful Arsenal can land their top targets (Getty Images)Unai Emery is confident that Arsenal can still attract top players despite the club’s failure to secure Champions League football for next season.The Gunners missed out on a top-four place in the Premier League but still had the chance to reach the Champions League by beating Chelsea in the Europa League final.However, Emery’s side sunk to a 4-1 defeat to Chelsea in Baku and now face the prospect of playing in the Europa League once again next season.Reports have claimed that Emery will have just £40 million to spend in the summer window, while some of Arsenal’s transfer targets were waiting to see if the club would be playing in the Champions League.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBut when asked if Arsenal’s defeat to Chelsea will have an impact on the club’s transfer plans, Emery replied: ‘Maybe, but I think we are a big team. Advertisement Chelsea celebrated their Europa League victory in Baku (Getty Images)‘I don’t know our targets for next year, but the club is working to improve and do everything in our way.‘We have a lot of players who have the possibility to improve and grow up with us.‘For example, we have given a lot of youngsters their first experience of a final.‘I am positive for our future, creating our way with young players who are getting better in our way.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenalcenter_img Arsenal’s players looked dejected after their Europa League final defeat (Getty Images)More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I think Arsenal is a big name in the world of football. A lot of players want to play here.‘We are in one process and we need, in this process, to be strong in our idea, to be strong in our way.‘It’s the reason we started this season. The idea was to get more competitive like a team, be closer to other teams, and we did that.‘At the moment, it’s not enough for our target, but the next week and next year that idea will continue in our minds. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 30 May 2019 1:29 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link15Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

Adtranz scoops RZD three-phase deal

first_imgON FEBRUARY 14 Russia’s Ministry of Railways signed a contract with ABB Daimler-Benz Transportation (Schweiz) AG for the development of three-phase-motored electric locomotives for the country’s 1524mm gauge network. Adtranz is to provide complete traction packages for an initial build of 21 six-axle locos, worth around SFr80m. Designated Class EP10, the 132 tonne Bo-Bo-Bo locos will have proven GTO-based control equipment. Mechanical parts will be assembled at the former Soviet electric loco works in Novocherkassk. The EP10s will be equipped for dual-system operation on both RZD’s 25 kV 50Hz and 3 kV DC networks, although the initial build is mainly intended for the October Railway main line between Moscow and St Petersburg which is now being modernised. The locos are designed for operation at up to 160 km/h in ambient temperatures ranging from -50 to +40°C. Continuous rating at the wheels will be 7200 kW, with a tractive effort of 375 kN when starting and 315 kN at 120 km/h.Adtranz expects the initial prototype to be rolled out ’in two years from now’, with the first of the 20-strong series build entering service a year later. There is provision in the contract for Novocherkassk to build further batches of EP10s, although no details have been released about any technology transfer for local manufacture of the electrical equipment. olast_img read more