“They have played important matches and competitions, all with the merit of doing so in a very small town like Vila-Real and with great national and world recognition.
“The media dimension can be favourable or not, it depends on whether things are going well or badly.
“But I think the club has that advantage because it has internal demands and execution capacity without the need to have that external dimension.
“Matters are arranged inside. Villarreal has nothing to envy PSG or Arsenal for.”
Emery’s comments come after he was critical of Arsenal’s board earlier this year, insisting they did not offer him the right amount of support during his tenure.
“I had a decent level, although I needed to improve,” Emery said to The Guardian. “When results are bad it’s not the same. You lack the linguistic depth to explain.
“And take ‘good ebening’: OK, it’s ‘good evening’, but when I said ‘good ebening’ and won it was fun; when we were losing it was a disgrace.
“The energy slips, things drift; everything does, everyone does. Some support you but you feel the atmosphere, relationships [shift]. And that transmits to the pitch.