There has been plenty of transfer talk surrounding players coming into Arsenal since Unai emery arrived. Rumours abound regarding the reinforcements Emery will choose to hopefully help his bid to return Arsenal to the upper echelons of the Premier League, and Europe.

There hasn’t been much talk about what will happen to the backroom staff that were part of the Wenger regime - primarily Steve Bould.

The Gunners legend was a silent figure next to Wenger, and his role appeared to be very much under threat, but Emery has chosen to keep a link to the club in his inner circle, which is a wise decision.

Wholesale change can often cause disruption, so a familiar face to act as the middleman between players and Emery is ideal. Bould has been retained, but there are others who haven’t been so lucky.

Goalkeeping coach Gerry Peyton has left the club, but Sal Bibby has been retained. Invincible Jens Lehmann has also been told he has no place at the club in this new Spanish rule, and Wenger stalwarts Neil Banfield and Boro Primorac have also left Arsenal.

Lehmann didn’t take too kindly to being ousted, and took to Twitter to air his grievances. The former Gunner has never been shy to speak his mind...

Emery has brought in a few of his own men to ensure his instructions are carried out all the way through, with First Team Assistant Head Coach Juan Carlos Carcedo alongside Bould and First Team Coach Pablo Villeneuve.

The pieces are being put in place so Emery has everything at his disposal for success.

Player recruitment is in good hands with Sven Mislintat and Raul Sanllehi taking care of targets and acquiring them, and now Emery has the close-knit team he needs to ensure his footballing philosophy is taken to heart by his charges.

Only time will tell if Emery is the right man, but all the signs are promising. The new season isn’t far away...