Arsenal have ended speculation over their vacant managerial post after the Gunners appointed Unai Emery as their new head coach, replacing veteran French boss Arsene Wenger in the hot seat in north London.
Emery has signed a two-year deal with the London club after leaving big-spending French giants PSG earlier this month after a two-year spell in Paris.
Emery will provide fresh ideas
The atmosphere around Arsenal has been toxic in the last few years, as the team has missed out on the top-four in consecutive seasons. There was a stale feeling at the north London club, as Wenger struggled to turn the situation around.
However, Emery will provide fresh ideas, thinking and a new winning mentality. The 46-year-old has done a good job at pretty much every club he has managed, winning the Europa League in three successive seasons with Sevilla, while also winning the Ligue One title with big-spending PSG.
A point to prove at Arsenal
Emery was brought in at PSG in the summer of 2016 to win the Champions League. The French clubs owners are desperate for the Parisians to become part of Europe’s top echelon of clubs by winning the elite European competition.
The fact that he had won the Europa League on three occasions may have led them to believe he was a man that could land the club the holy grail of the Champions League trophy. However, despite big spending, the Parisians failed to win the trophy.
Some perceived Emery as a failure in France. Therefore, the Spaniard will be desperate to prove his doubters wrong in north London.
One of the main advantages of Emery becoming the clubs new boss is that he has a history of working with the likes of a director of football or a head of recruitment, something he will have to do at Arsenal.
Overall, Unai Emery is an interesting appointment for the Gunners. It remains to be seen if he can get the north London side back in the Premier League top-four next season.
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