Emery set to be named new Arsenal boss

Emery set to be named new Arsenal boss

Emery set to be named new Arsenal boss

Manchester City assistant manager and former Gunners captain Mikel Arteta was strong favourite to succeed Arsene Wenger.

Several sources in the United Kingdom are reporting that Emery's appointment at the Emirates is imminent, after he emerged as the unanimous choice following a recruitment process in which several candidates were spoken to.

"What that all means now is that Unai Emery is the No 1 choice to be the next Arsenal manager".

That all happened on the day Wenger left the training ground for the last time after 22 years at the helm.

Emery set to be named new Arsenal boss

But the 46 year-old failed to end the club's wait for Champions League success and PSG were also usurped by Monaco as domestic title-winner during his first campaign in charge.

Emery is available having left PSG following a successful two seasons in charge.

Working with the Spanish club for two and a half years, Emery delivered an incredible three Europa League wins.

Other candidates included Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri and former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti, as well as former Arsenal players Arteta, Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira.

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Arsenal have overseen a thorough search for their new manager, with chief executive Ivan Gazidis leading the process.

A news conference and official announcement for Emery's appointment is expected later this week.

Arsenal, meanwhile, continue to go about the finishing touches of what is a first management recruitment process at the north London club in nearly a quarter of a century.

Arteta, who played 150 games for Arsenal between 2011 and 2016, even had Wenger's blessing. I can't get it out of my head. So, who is Unai Emery?

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"You'd have thought that by now they would have known exactly what's going on".

And though Emery has European pedigree and an impressive CV, Arsenal fans seem unsure if he can produce a team capable of compiling the highlight reels they want to see.

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