Arsenal set to appoint Unai Emery as new boss after impressive interview

Ruben Hill
May 22, 2018

The club then committed to spending 400 million euros ($483 million) on Neymar and Kylian Mbappe alone - the two most expensive transfer deals in history - last year, but Paris were eliminated in the last 16 again this year, going out to Real Madrid.

However, according to the United Kingdom press, the Spaniard's interest in the position has cooled, and compatriot Emery's appointment is expected to be finalised this week.

His success at Sevilla, where he won the Europa League three years running before his move to France, has always been noticed by the Emirates hierarchy.

Among the words most regularly associated with Emery are "fanatic" or "obsessive" and both describe him well.

He tweeted: "The good news about new managerial appointment at Arsenal: they getting some1 that wins trophies and will sharp people up".

After two years with PSG where he was unable to truly express himself as a footballing philosopher because of an early power struggle that he lost with the key figures in the dressing room, Emery will be eager to remind everybody just how versatile he can be tactically.

A contract for the Spanish former boss of Sevilla, Spartak Moscow and Paris Saint- Germain was being thrashed out on Monday night by Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis.

His first game at PSG was the 2016 Trophee des Champions - the French Community Shield - against Lyon and they won 4-1.

Emery had to evolve a bit to accommodate his players, when it shouldn't have been like that - it should've been the players accommodating his philosophy.

At Sevilla, Emery and then-director of football Monchi did an incredible job.

He might have led PSG to a third domestic clean sweep in four seasons, but Emery is not an elite coach, which is why Oryx Qatar Sports Investments opted to move on from him and bring in the ambitious Thomas Tuchel.

Arsenal possess fewer players of that calibre and attitude, so Emery is likely to experiment more and mix the style up a bit. He will work well with head of recruitment Sven Mislintat and a young player like defender Konstantinos Mavropanos will blossom under Emery.

After speculation suggesting that Mikel Arteta will becoming the next Arsenal manager, the Gunners appear to have made a surprise late swerve.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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