Unai Emery said he is ‘thrilled to be joining one of the great clubs in the game’ after he was announced as the new Arsenal manager, replacing Arsene Wenger on a three-year deal worth £15million.
The former Paris Saint-Germain boss pipped Mikel Arteta to the role after the ex-Arsenal midfielder had misgivings over the managerial structure at the Emirates.
Emery has now been tasked with filling the gigantic void left by Wenger, who was in charge of the north London club for 22 years.
Arsenal broke the news just after 9am on Wednesday morning, proclaiming that Emery’s announcement marked: ‘A new dawn. A new era. A new chapter.’ The Spaniard will be formally unveiled at a press conference at 2pm on Wednesday afternoon.
‘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,’ Emery said.
‘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.’ – SportsMail