Unai Emery has no plans to seek the advice of his Arsenal predecessor Arsene Wenger after replacing the Frenchman as Gunners boss.
Wenger’s 22-year reign came to an end last season, with Emery appointed as the club’s new head coach in May following the Spaniard’s departure from Paris Saint-Germain.
Emery plans to speak to Wenger at the annual managers’ meeting in Nyon, but wants to put his own stamp over affairs at the club.
“Each coach needs to know the players. Not all the coaches have the same relationship with a player and I have my personality,” he told a news conference.
“I want to know with my direct opinion, with my direct conversations with the player.
“I have information on the players for the club, from the people around me.
“The information with Arsene is also important for me but the best is my direct relationship and conversations with the players.
“Normally, when we meet every year in Nyon with the coaches, we have a conversation together. I am sure we will meet together in the next week or month or in the near future.”