Football: Arsenal name Unai Emery as Arsene Wenger successor

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Unai Emery named as new Arsenal Manager

Arsenal Football Club has confiirmed Unai Emery as the new head coach to succeed Arsene Wenger at the Emirate.

The former Sevilla and PSG coach finally joins the big London club after much speculation as to who will take on the mantle at the Emirate amongst the list of the many potential successor line up, after the long reign of Arsene Wenger came to a much expected end especially by most of the fans of the club.

The Spanish has signed a three-year deal with the gunners worth £15m
Arsenal revealed through a video on their twitter handle after 9am on Wednesday morning, with a caption “A new dawn. A new era. A new chapter.” The Spaniard will be formally unveiled at a press conference at 2pm later on Wednesday afternoon.

Unai Emery will be at the club till 2021 after he reportedly signed a 3-year and will be prepared to lead Arsenal into a new era following the departure of the French man Arsene Wenger, who ended his reign with three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups – including two Doubles to his name.

Unai Emery won titles with PSG before leaving after his two-year deal expired
The former Paris Saint-Germain boss was preferred over Mikel Arteta to take the role after the ex-Arsenal midfielder had misgivings over the managerial structure at the Emirates and Unai Emery seems available with more manager experience both in the Spanish league and the Ligue one.

“I m 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,’ Emery said.

“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.’

The Spaniard worked with the likes of Thiago Silver and Neymar to win treble at the french club

Reacting after Emery’s appointment, Arsenal’s majority share older 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.’

Statement from the club website continues:

“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.’

Unia Emery has a two-year spell with the French giants PSG where he won the league title during his second and final year and he also won four domestic cups, having joined from Sevilla in 2016.

Mikel Arteta was in contention to succeed Wenger but Emery pipped him to the position
It was in his home country Spain that the former Real Sociedad and Toledo midfielder made his name as a manager, taking charge at Almeria and Valencia before moving to Sevilla in 2013 where he won three successive Europa League titles and also finishing as runners-up to Barcelona in the 2016 Copa del Rey thereby bringing him to much limelight before landing the French capital jobEmery’s strengths lie in improving players ability and with a rebuilding job needed at Emirates following Arsenal’s worst season ever under Wenger with sixth-place finish in the Premier League and no title to claim, his meticulous, hands-on coaching may well be just what the Gunners need.

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