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Arsenal announce Unai Emery appointment

Arsenal have announced that Unai Emery is the man to replace Arsene Wenger and will become their new manager.

The Gunners have conducted an extensive search to find the ideal replacement for the outgoing Frenchman, and after being linked with a number of candidates, they have finally made their decision.

The former Sevilla and PSG manager has a very good track record, winning eight trophies in the last seasons, including three consecutive Europa League’s between 2014 and 2016, and the domestic treble in France this season.

He now has the unenviable task of rebuilding the Arsenal side that has struggled on the pitch for the last few seasons, missing out on Champions League football for the second successive season after finishing sixth in the Premier League.

Announcing the appointment, Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis said:

“Unai has an outstanding track record of success throughout his career, has developed some of the best young talent in Europe and plays an exciting, progressive style of football that fits Arsenal perfectly.

“His hard-working and passionate approach and his sense of values on and off the pitch make him the ideal person to take us forward.

“We conducted a confidential, wide-ranging and rigorous search involving extensive background references, data and video analysis, and personal meetings with all the candidates we shortlisted.

“All were interested in the position and we were unanimous in our choice of Unai to drive the next chapter of our history.”

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