Arsenal Set To Appoint Unai Emery As Manager
Arsenal are set to appoint Unai Emery as their next manager.
After 22 years of service, Arsene Wenger will be leaving the Emirates this summer. As soon as the announcement was made, attention was then turned to who would be taking over the Frenchman as Gunners boss.
Now it seems we have our answer: former Paris Saint-Germain boss Emery is set to take over at the North London side.
BREAKING: Arsenal to appoint Unai Emery as new manager. Thorough process produced 46yo Spaniard as unanimous choice. Available after leaving #PSG (1 Lg1 title, 4 cups), previously Sevilla (3 EL wins), not fluent English. Announcement + press conference likely later this week #AFC
- David Ornstein (@bbcsport_david) May 21, 2018
This has sent the Arsenal supporters into a frenzy, particularly with their favourite journalist, Ornstein.
You never let us down :heart: pic.twitter.com/zfXN8g0RL4- Filipe Bilzerian (@FilipeMacedo92) May 21, 2018
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It should prove a popular decision by the Arsenal board for supporters. The hierarchy have come under-fire in recent years because of their refusal to sack Wenger despite the lack of progression with the club.
His last few years in charge of Arsenal, the side fell prey to hapless defeats in European competitions, whilst not ever getting near the top of the Premier League and making a serious challenge for the title.
So who is Emery? The 46-year-old has had an illustrious time so far in his managerial career. He has managed six clubs, most notably Valencia, Spartak Moscow, Sevilla and PSG. During this period, the Spaniard won three Europa League titles in succession, the Ligue 1 title and six domestic trophies with PSG, a club where he oversaw and maintained an impressive 76% win record.
The appointment will feel strange at first. For over twenty years, Wenger has been synonymous with Arsenal. But change had to come sooner or later. Let's hope it's the right move and the Gunners and get back to winning ways, under the guidance of their new manager.
What do you think? Is appointing Emery the right call by Arsenal? Let us know in the comments section.