Official: Arsenal Confirm Appointment Of Unai Emery As Successor To Arsene Wenger

Chris Wright

23rd, May 2018


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For the first time in over two decades, Arsenal have a new manager and that man is now, officially, Unai Emery.

The Gunners have confirmed this morning that the ex-PSG coach is on board “subject to the completion of regulatory processes”.

Speaking to the Arsenal club website, Emery himself had this to say:

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.

While he ultimately lost his job at PSG for failing to deliver the holy Champions League grail, Unai Emery won a domestic double and a domestic treble during his two seasons at the Parc des Princes, also departing the club with the highest win ratio (73.7%) and the highest points per game tally (2.37) of any manager in the club’s history.

Before that, he won three Europa Leagues on the bounce with Sevilla.

The man knows success, even if he does have a weird fascination with USB sticks.

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  1. Beano says:

    Could be worse, but I still would have liked to see someone like Arteta give it a go. The team is a long ways from top table quality, so why not give the unknown a shot?

    • jackie wilshere says:

      why not give the unknown a shot? because The team is a long ways from top table quality. giving arteta a shot is like dumping a bucket of water in a flooded basement

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