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Taking Over Realms From Arsene Wenger, Unai Emery Joins Arsenal As New Head Coach

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| May 23 , 2018 , 18:47 IST

Arsenal has confirmed the appointment of former Paris St Germain coach Unai Emery as their new manager, replacing the long-serving Arsene Wenger, the Premier League club announced on Wednesday.

The 46-year-old Spaniard had joined PSG in June 2016 and left the French club at the end of this season, having led them to a domestic treble. Emery had previously guided Spanish side Sevilla to three Europa League titles.

"Unai has an outstanding track record of success throughout his career, has developed some of the best young talents in Europe and plays an exciting, progressive style of football that fits Arsenal perfectly," said Ivan Gazidis, Arsenal Chief Executive.

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"His hard-working and passionate approach and his sense of values on and off the pitch make him the ideal person to take us forward," added Gazidis.

Talking to Arsenal's official website, Emery said, "I am thrilled to be joining one of the great clubs in the game." Expressing his excitement, he added, "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."

He left PSG when his contract expired at the end of this season. Despite the domestic dominance, his failure to make significant headway in the Champions League for the second successive campaign confirmed his departure.