Unai Emery to Arsenal: Reason Mikel Arteta was NOT named manager revealed

Daniel Fowler
May 22, 2018

He led the club to a runaway Ligue 1 title this season en route to a domestic treble, also claiming the Coupe de France and the Coupe de la Ligue.

The former Valencia boss enjoyed notable Europa League success with Sevilla, winning UEFA's secondary club competition in three consecutive seasons from 2014 to 2016.

Emery announced his decision to leave PSG after two seasons and with one year remaining on his contract in late April.

Emery will now step into the manager's job at the Emirates Stadium, where his reported budget is just £50million - quite the difference from the vast fortunes at his disposal at PSG.

However, while he is described as "not completely fluent" in English, that is not described as a problem, and his appointment is expected to be ratified shortly. Thierry Henry has also been interviewed for the job.

It comes with Arsene Wenger leaving the club after nearly 22 seasons in charge.

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An announcement and news conference are expected later this week.

The Gunners had appointed Raul Sanllehi as head of football relations and named Sven Mislintat as the head of recruitment while Wenger was still at the helm, loosening the Frenchman's grip on the club's wider operations.

"You'd have thought that by now they would have known exactly what's going on".

Emery has had loads of money to spend at Paris St-Germain and now has to come to Arsenal with £50m with a bunch of players who have been playing in second gear.

"He is clearly a coach of great ability".

Ex-Gunners captain Mikel Arteta has been heavily linked with succeeding Wenger, whose near-22-year reign ended following the final match of the Premier League campaign at Huddersfield. If we do see a difference in intensity, drive and consistency everybody will get onside and that's all Arsenal fans want to see.

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