"In terms of the difficulty of the teams, it's not just the top teams but all of the teams in the league are very hard because they all have good players and I think that's what makes the Premier League as far as I know the most competitive league around". Arsenal was in a decline. "We had to stop it and start climbing".
And the former PSG and Sevilla boss has explained what he is hoping to achieve in his first season in North London, prioritising a return to Champions League football.
Arsenal head coach Unai Emery has revealed his three main objectives for the remainder of his first season in charge of the club. I think the appropriate thing to do is to give the change some space which is what we are doing. "Our aim is to be in the top four but it isn´t easy".
"At the same time, every competition where there's a title up for grabs is important and that counts for the two domestic cup competitions as well".
"We want it to convey energy, desire about winning and also a sense of solidity".
The Gunners will resume Premier League action following the worldwide break with a trip to Bournemouth on Sunday, looking to extend a 16-match unbeaten run in all competitions. "Within that we want to see individual footballers growing and developing. Arsenal must be big, not let us take advantage of the four above and not let the bottom approach".