|Arsenal was a club on a downward slope for two years before I arrived,
said Emery in February.
He's a good player but we didn't know his character and he needs time, patience,
Emery told The Guardian.
Emery told The Guardian: We signed [Nicolas] Pepe.
I told them: 'This is the player I know and want.' I met Zaha and he wanted to come,
Emery said. The club decided Pepe was one for the future. It's also true he was expensive and Palace didn't want to sell. There were a series of decisions that had repercussions.