Reports: Arsenal Ready To Appoint Unai Emery As New Manager After Mikel Arteta Passed Over

Chris Wright

21st, May 2018

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Just a quickie to keep y’all abreast of the fact that it looks like Unai Emery will be the man stepping into Arsene Wenger’s shoes at Arsenal.

Mikel Arteta had reportedly interviewed well for the role but it would appear that Emery is now poised to be appointed as the Gunners’ new manager after talks today saw the ex-Sevilla and PSG coach emerge as the premiere candidate for the post.

The update was broken this evening by David Ornstein, the BBC journalist who has become something of an oracle to Arsenal fans over the past year or so…

Boo. How safe. How boring. Arteta was the unknown, exciting entity – though according to the Daily Mail, it was Arteta himself who passed on the job after being told he would be granted no say in transfer dealings.

Trust Arsenal to let everybody down, and within the very same hour the club announced that Petr Cech will be their No.1 goalkeeper (moving from No.33) next season too…

Other squad number changes see Mohamed Elneny move from 35 to 4, Granit Xhaka from 29 to 34, and Hector Bellerin from 24 down to 2.

Make of that little lot what thou will.

Posted in Arsenal, Managers, Transfers & Rumours

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