Unai Emery - Ex-Arsenal Manager

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Being reported on the BBC now.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44203679

Arsenal are set to appoint Unai Emery as their new manager.

Manchester City assistant Mikel Arteta was strong favourite to succeed the outgoing Arsene Wenger.

But following a thorough recruitment process that involved all candidates being spoken to, Emery emerged as the unanimous choice.

The 46-year-old Spaniard is available after leaving Paris St-Germain where he won one Ligue 1 title and four domestic cups in two seasons in charge.

Previously he guided Sevilla to three consecutive Europa League triumphs between 2014 and 2016.

He announced last month he would leave PSG when his contract expired at the end of the season and was replaced by former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel, who had also been linked with the Arsenal job.

Emery's English is not completely fluent but the language barrier is not expected to be a problem.

An announcement and news conference are expected later this week.

The recruitment process was led by Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis, head of football relations Raul Sanllehi and head of recruitment Sven Mislintat.
 

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From Neymar to Welbeck

Just feels like he’s not the right guy to take them forward, 5th place finish and a sacking next year.
 

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Hmmm.
Don't know much about him to be honest.
What type of play is his style?
 

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Great news

Keeps arsenal right where they are for the near future.
 

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What are their aims next season? Top-4? Just seems unrealistic with their squad. Can see him being hounded out quickly by the fans.
 

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This could go either way. Don't know what to make of him really.
 

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Will he bring Neymar with him :devil::devil:
 

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Question mark required in the thread title for the moment (and I still hold out hope they'll give it to Arteta).
 

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I am glad as rather him than Arteta. Anything on Wenger is an improvement.
 

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Decent appointment I think all things considered. Worse options out there.
 

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Had some real problems when he was a young manager at Valencia. Lots of players getting in trouble with the club not turning up for training, going out when they werent supposed to etc. Didnt seem to respect him. Not sure if the same stuff has happened at his recent clubs
 

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He's a better appointment than Arteta of course but I feel Arsenal have missed a trick with not going for Jardim.
 

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He probably fits well with their ambition level.

Winning the EL could be critical for any CL ambitions Arsenal have in the near future.
 

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Emery (despite his flaws), like Klopp, Pep, Pochettino, Sarri, Tuchel, pay great attention to how his team builds from the back. There is a high degree of system and structure in their teams. Unlike our Mourinho.

In my opinion this is the biggest difference between the most succesfull coaches ten years ago and today. Mourinho belongs in the bracket with Capello and Benitez. The Sacchi school of thought. They value defenders with ability to play out from the back, but do not establish system to help them.

Ferguson was similar, but I’m sure he would have adjusted by adding the correct staff to his team. Like he always did.
 

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Seems an odd one, but good luck to them, they can't do any worse than we did.
You're right, he would not have been the name that we thought when Wenger left. But let's see how he does, the good thing is if he's doing shitte we can sack him and unlike with Wenger we won't be held to hostage.