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Arsenal boss Emery: David Silva encouraged England move & I'm very happy

Unai Emery has admitted that David Silva encouraged him to go to Arsenal.

The former Valencian and Paris Saint-Germain boss took over at the London club after Arsene Wenger departed.

And he has been a revelation, helping the team to get into the fight for the top four positions after their miserable form last term.

"At the end of last season, I met David Silva in an elevator in Valencia and he said: 'Coach if you can, you should go to England,'" Emery told Cadena Cope radio.

"I remember when [Spanish goalkeeper] Cesar arrived at Valencia after a season at Tottenham and he told me that if one day I could, I should go to the Premier League.

"I can only say very positive things of my stay here from the first day up to now.

"I have found a lot of support when it comes to the day-to-day.

"They are very respectful. The coaching staff is very happy here. It's a very competitive league.

"Each team has good qualities and I'm really enjoying it."

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