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Arsenal lack consistency for top-four finish, says Unai Emery

Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny REUTERS  David Klein EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorized audio video data fixture lists club  league Laurent Koscielny wasn’t happy with Arsenal’s forwards during the defeat at West Ham
Kristopher Love | 14 January, 2019, 10:12

He was the subject of a lot of hype after he made three appearances in friendlies for Ireland, but he is yet to play a competitive match.

His West Ham teammate Michail Antonio was a guest on Goals on Sunday, and was asked about the worldwide future of his teammate.

"We'll see what happens in the next days", Pellegrini told Sky Sports after West Ham's 1-0 win over Arsenal on Saturday. In November, Emery cited "physicality and intensity" when Ozil was left out at Bournemouth.

"If we want to be up there, we have to win".

"At the age of 19, I don't think there are many players better than him in that holding midfield position".

The Austria global has been heavily linked with a move to a Chinese club, with his brother also coming out to suggest the devastating attacker wants to leave the Hammers.

According to Football.London journalist Sam Inkersole, West Ham are bracing themselves for Arnautovic's seemingly inevitable departure and are already lining up a host of potential replacements for the remainder of the January transfer window.

Mundo Deportivo reports that Suarez is keen on a move in order to reunite with his former boss Unai Emery, whose relationship with the 25-year-old is said to be a significant factor in Arsenal's attempt to lure the Spaniard over to the Emirates. "That to me was a guy coming off and saying "thank you, I've enjoyed my time here, but I'm off".

West Ham's main man is desperate to leave the club this month and was the subject of a £35million bid from an unknown Chinese club earlier this week.

"He is improving in every game he plays, he is now more used to giving us a good build-up in front". He reminds me of Kante, Makelele, those type of players.

"I'm sure that we are seeing a top player soon and we will see not only for West Ham but also for the national squad that he decides to play for".