The situation alerted Arsenal with Sky Italia journalist Gianluza Di Marzio claiming earlier this month that the Gunners were in pole position to sign Gomes after Unai Emery had identified him as a summer target. The Chilean had a distracted first half of the campaign before being sold to Manchester United. "Every training is with the ambition I want, working with quality and the competitive spirit I want".
"I'm very happy with him", said Emery. I want to know with my direct opinion, with my direct conversations with the player.
Young FC Lorient midfielder Matteo Guendouzi joins Sampdoria midfielder Lucas Torreira, Bayer Leverkusen goalkeeper Bernd Leno, Borussia Dortmund center back Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner as newly acquired Gunners in 2018.
Questioned on transfers, Emery said in his press conference: "Normally, in my career the big clubs don't close the [door] or the moment to sign a new player".
"Today, we are okay". Maybe we can bring in one if there's a very good possibility for them to help us.
"We signed the players who we needed and only if one player is a big opportunity for us will we sign them".
"In this moment I think the squad is complete, only the possibility for one player or two players to leave".
Emery denied that Arsenal are in talks to sign Steven N'Zonzi, a player he coached at Sevilla, and added that a more pressing concern is securing the future of Aaron Ramsey, who has just 12 months remaining on his contract.
"I need to know more and also, firstly, Koscielny is the first captain now and for me, I have respect for that".
The former PSG boss - who took over from former long-serving manager Arsene Wenger in May after fevered speculation - insisted his has the squad to compete at the top of English football. "The information with Arsene is also important for me but the best is my direct relationship and conversations with the players".