- Premier League giant, Arsenal, have confirmed the appointment of former PSG coach Unai Emery as their new manager
- Emery before his appointment was the former manager of Paris Saint Germain
- The Gunners took to their official Twitter handle to confirm the appointment
Premier League giants, Arsenal, have confirmed the appointment of former PSG coach Unai Emery as their new manager.
The 46-year-old Emery, previously spent three seasons with Sevilla, leading them to an unprecedented three consecutive Europa League titles, establishing the club as a major force in the Spanish league.
The Gunners took to their official Twitter handle to confirm the appointment of their new gaffer.
Announcing the appointment, chief executive Ivan Gazidis said: “Unai has an outstanding track record of success throughout his career, has developed some of the best young talent in Europe and plays an exciting, progressive style of football that fits Arsenal perfectly.
"His hard-working and passionate approach and his sense of values on and off the pitch make him the ideal person to take us forward.
“We conducted a confidential, wide-ranging and rigorous search involving extensive background references, data and video analysis, and personal meetings with all the candidates we shortlisted. All were interested in the position and we were unanimous in our choice of Unai to drive the next chapter of our history.”
In his reaction to the appointment, Majority owner Stan Kroenke said: “We’re delighted to welcome Unai to Arsenal. He’s a proven winner. We’re confident that he is the right person for the job and that he will work to deliver the triumphs our fans, staff and everyone who cares about Arsenal want.
“Several things stood out during his interview and the entire process; his football knowledge, energy, determination and love of the game. His familiarity with our club and our players, the Premier League and the game in Europe were all very impressive. He shares our vision to move forward, to build on the platform created by Arsène Wenger and help this club enjoy greater success.”
The man of the moment, Emery while speaking about his new move said: “I am thrilled to be joining one of the great clubs in the game. Arsenal is known and loved throughout the world for its style of play, its commitment to young players, the fantastic stadium, the way the club is run. I’m very excited to be given the responsibility to start this important new chapter in Arsenal’s history.
"I have met Stan and Josh Kroenke and it’s clear they have great ambitions for the club and are committed to bringing future success. I’m excited about what we can do together and I look forward to giving everyone who loves Arsenal some special moments and memories.”
Emery started his coaching career at Lorca Deportiva in 2005 after playing mostly in the Spanish second division.
He went on to coach Almeria, Valencia and Spartak Moscow before joining Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain.
Legit.ng previously reported that former Paris Saint Germain boss, Unai Emery, is set to be unveiled as the new Arsenal boss — after wowing Emirates chiefs in a secret meeting two weeks ago.
Arsenal was close to appointing ex-midfielder Mikel Arteta as Arsene Wenger’s successor after receiving blessing from Wenger himself.
But Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis seems to have suffered cold feet over Arteta after hearing whispers that some of the club’s current players questioned whether he was up to the job.
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