Arsenal to appoint Unai Emery as Arsene Wenger's successor

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 21 May 2018, 20:15

The search is over. Arsenal are set to name Unai Emery as Arsene Wenger’s successor at the club.

The Spaniard emerged as a serious challenger to Mikel Arteta earlier on Monday, and now come the evening BBC Sport reports that the former PSG boss has emerged as the "unanimous choice" for the North London job.

It will mark a swift return to the dugout for Emery who only left PSG over the weekend following the conclusion of the 2017/18 Ligue 1 season, during which he won the treble.

Emery added the trio of trophies to the four he'd previously lifted with PSG, meaning he left the French giants with a total of seven out of the eight domestic cups available to win during his two-year tenure in Paris.

Despite his success on French soil the club opted to make a change in the hope of realising their dream of winning the Champions League, with Thomas Tuchel now headed in the other direction.

Emery's availability obviously turned the heads of Arsenal chiefs, who had previously been set on appointing former Gunners player and Man City assistant manager Arteta.

But chief executive Ivan Gazidis and co have obviously been extremely impressed after holding talks with Emery, who led Sevilla to Europa League glory on three occasions.

BBC Sport states that both an announcement and new conference are set for next week as Arsenal get their managerial business done ahead of the 2018 World Cup.

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