Arsenal 'to appoint Unai Emery as new boss' with announcement expected later this week

The 46-year-old left his role as boss at French champs PSG at the end of the season, and is expected to succeed Arsene Wenger.


The news is being reported by BBC Sport reporter David Ornstein, who says that the Spanish gaffer is the "unanimous choice" of the Arsenal board after a "thorough process".

He left PSG at the expiration of his contract despite winning the Ligue 1 title and two cups with the French giants.

Despite the unrivalled success at the Parc des Princes, the PSG fans, and reportedly some of the players, never saw eye-to-eye with Emery.

There is expected to be a press conference and announcement later this week at the Emirates.


SunSport reported earlier today how the former Sevilla boss was in London to hold talks with the North London club.

The 46-year-old emerged as a shock candidate to replace Wenger at the Emirates after stepping down as Paris Saint-Germain boss.


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And the Spaniard appears to be wasting no time in his quest for a new adventure, as the Gunners look to name Wenger's successor.

Guillem Balague tweeted: "Unai Emery is in London to hold talks with Arsenal. Artetais still a candidate."

Emery boasts an impressive CV, which includes three consecutive Europa League titles with Sevilla between 2014-2016.

And the success continued at PSG, where he guided Les Parisiens to a domestic treble this season, as well as two cup triumphs last campaign.

He was replaced at the French giants by Thomas Tuchel, another name who was previously linked with the Gunners job.

In a bigger shock, Emery has been rumoured to appoint leading candidate Arteta as his assistant manager.

According to the Express, the former Arsenal captain could be heading back to North London as the No 2 – the same role he has at Manchester City.

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