Arsenal confirm Emery appointment

Unai Emery

Emery was announced as the Gunners' new boss on Wednesday, the Spaniard given the unenviable task of picking up where Arsene Wenger - a 22-year veteran of the club - left off.

But both had serious concerns about the new set-up at Arsenal, with chief executive Ivan Gazidis, head of recruitment and Sven Mislintat and head of football relations Raul Sanllehi now overseeing the club's transfer policy.

He said: "Success next season would be developing, but how?" "Thanks Arsene Wenger for your legacy, for all the coaches in all the world he is revered and I learn with him all the things in football", he said.

Chief executive Ivan Gazidis insisted the decision to appoint the former Valencia and Spartak Moscow boss was unanimous.

"He has a feeling and competitive energy and it is this passion, love for football and will to win that made us feel it as exactly right for Arsenal". I also want the team to make the fans proud.

'Our priority (last season) was qualification for Champions League, but unfortunately we didn't manage that, ' he added.

Unai Emery Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger
GETTYUnai Emery Arsenal boss has thanked three people and praised Arsene Wenger

"The objective is to work together, to work hard with this talent". 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. He presented his vision of attack-minded football while paying tribute to Wenger and talking up the strength of the current squad.

But Laurens, who saw a lot of PSG during Emery's time there, reckons the 46-year-old's style is much more similar to the likes of Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp than Wenger, which he believes will be good for Arsenal. He has been handed a three-year deal as Arsene Wenger's replacement. And when you don't have possession of the ball, I want a squad that is very, very intensive with the pressure.

Emery's appointment has raised plenty of eyebrows but given his pedigree of leading Sevilla to three-straight Europa League titles, managing in the Champions League and winning everything in France last season with PSG, his resume speaks for itself.

"It's very important to the club after being out of the Champions League for two years". At the end of the day, three of us all wrote on a piece of paper, one, two, three, and put them into the middle of the table.

During his two-year spell with the French giants, he also won four domestic cups, having joined from Sevilla in 2016.

With a rebuilding job needed at Emirates Stadium following Arsenal's sixth-place finish in the Premier League, his meticulous, hands-on coaching may well be just what the Gunners need.

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