The wait is finally over. It is official. Arsenal FC have confirmed the appointment of Unai Emery as the successor to Arsene Wenger at the Emirates.
The Spaniard joins the Londoners after masterminding a domestic treble with French giants PSG making it a total of seven trophies in the space of two years. Despite winning this number of titles, his contract was terminated and was replaced by former Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel.
However, the 46-year-old has made a swift move to Arsenal as he aims to add to his decorated CV and compete with the top managers in the Premier League.
After a month of the search for a new manager, the Arsenal top executives decided to appoint Emery as their new boss. Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis confirmed the club conducted a “rigorous” recruitment process, with Emery emerging as the unanimous choice.
“Unai has an outstanding track record of success throughout his career, has developed some of the best young talents in Europe and plays an exciting, progressive style of football that fits Arsenal perfectly,” said Gazidis.
“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.
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) May 23, 2018
Emery told Arsenal’s official website: “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.”