Arsenal have appointed former Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery as their new manager to succeed Arsene Wenger at the London club.
Emery completed his two-year stint with PSG as a domestic treble winner this season, although he was unable to deliver the Champions League success the club’s Qatari owners craved.
The 46-year-old enjoyed a superb spell in charge of Sevilla, winning the Europa League in three consecutive seasons from 2013-14 to 2015-16 – a competition Arsenal will enter once more next term after a sixth-place Premier League finish.
It marked an underwhelming end to Wenger’s celebrated 22-year reign and one of Emery’s primary tasks will be to bring Champions League football back to the Emirates Stadium.
‘I am thrilled to be joining one of the great clubs in the game,’ he said in a statement. ‘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.’
— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) May 23, 2018