lthough hThe new era at Arsenal has officially begun with the appointment of Unai Emery as the club’s new manager.
The Spaniard emerged as the Gunners’ choice to succeed Arsene Wenger this week, seeing off competition from Mikel Arteta, and it appeared to be only a matter of time before Emery was unveiled as the new man in the Gunners’ dugout.
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Emery brings with him a wealth of experience, having managed six clubs in three different countries. Although his reign at Spartak Moscow wasn’t particularly successful, the 46-year-old fared much better in Spain in France.
He led Valencia to the Champions League against the backdrop of financial problems, won the Europa League three times in a row in a very impressive spell at Sevilla, and claimed five trophies in two seasons with Paris Saint-Germain.
He is quoted by the Arsenal website as saying:
“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.”