Unai Emery is the new Arsenal manager, and that still seems a little bit odd to say. We probably should’ve all viewed him as a person of interest from the moment Arsene Wenger announced that he’d be leaving the club, and yet, it still feels a little bit surreal. The former PSG boss is considered to be a great appointment by many, and as reported by Arsenal.com, he seems to have made quite the impression during his first ever press conference at the Emirates.
As we all know, Arsenal confirmed that Unai Emery as their new head coach earlier today. The Spaniard has signed a two-year-deal with the north London outfit.
Emery only emerged as a candidate for the job on Monday, when reportedly Mikel Arteta decided he did not want the job due to transfer restraints. The Gunners have acted quickly to get their man though and he will be managing the team next season.
Can work on a budget
Media reports suggest that the new Arsenal boss will have just £50million to spend this summer, which by Premier League standards is chicken feed. However, the new boss will also be able to spend any money recouped from the sale of players this summer.
Get ready, ladies and gentlemen, because the next few months are going to be very interesting. Following what felt like a complete U-turn, Arsenal Football Club has officially announced that Unai Emery will be taking over from Arsene Wenger as the club’s new manager. The former PSG boss sort of came out of nowhere to claim the job, which was seemingly destined to be taken by former Gunners midfielder Mikel Arteta.
The dust is finally starting to settle on Arsenal’s 2017/18 season, and for the most part, it was quite notable. The club were unable to challenge for the Premier League title yet again, they failed to win either of the two domestic cup competitions, and their Europa League adventure came to an end when they were defeated over two legs by Atletico Madrid at the semi-final stage. Oh, and did we mention that Arsene Wenger left his post as Arsenal manager?
According to the London Standard, Arsenal will hold talks later today with former PSG boss Unai Emery about becoming the clubs new boss. Former Arsenal captain and Manchester City coach Mikel Arteta was reported to be close to the job. However, it now seems the north London club want to speak to Emery before any appointment.
Emery an interesting choice
Unai Emery would certainly be an interesting choice of replacement for veteran boss Arsene Wenger, who is leaving the role after 22 years with the club this summer.
It seems that Arsenal are one of the main characters in the ‘Where will Thomas Tuchel be managing next season’ saga. Recent reports from the German media really confused the situation surrounding the talented boss.
One German media organisation claimed that Tuchel had signed a deal with Arsenal, while another completely contradicted its competitor saying that Tuchel is more likely to move to Paris.
Bayern the preferred option for Tuchel
Now according to Sky Sports, the former Dortmund boss’ most likely destination this summer is German giants Bayern Munich. The move would be an understandable one for Tuchel.
According to German media outlet Kicker, former Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel has turned down the overtures of Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich to replace Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger this summer.
Kicker claims they have inside information on the move, which if true could mean a big change at Arsenal. The report suggests that Tuchel is in negotiations with officials over joining the north London club. The German boss was previously linked with a move to Arsenal last summer, only for Wenger to sign a two-year deal.
Gunners are said to be eyeing Paris Saint-Germain youngster Yacine Adli, according to fresh reports emerging from L’Equipe.
The north London club will face tough competition for the signature of this highly-rated 17-year-old with Barcelona, Manchester City and Juventus all said to be keeping close tabs on him.
Adli is representing the French heavyweights in the UEFA Youth League this season where he’s made a string of compelling performances in an attacking midfield position. The young star made 11 appearances for PSG in this competition, adding one goal in the process.
Apart from getting their hands on the Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the Gunners wrapped another important piece of business during the January transfer window.
And no, we don’t mean signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Yesterday’s reports had it claiming that midfield maestro Mesut Ozil has agreed to a three-and-a-half deal with Arsenal to extend his stay at the Emirates after he was impressed with how the club reacted to losing the key player Alexis Sanchez.
Mesut Ozil was widely expected to follow in Chilean footsteps but decided to remain at the north London and link up with former BVB duo – Aubameyang and Mkhitaryan.
With Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Borussia Dortmund playing a waiting game with Arsenal, the Premier League club is working hard to implement other January transfer plans.
According to reports coming from France, Gunners have set their sights on Paris Saint-Germain attacking midfield prospect Yacine Adli.
The 17-year-old talent is dubbed the French Fellaini mostly due to the same hairstyle, but his emerging talents could help him become an even a greater player than Manchester United midfielder in the future.
Adli’s emerging talents have alarmed the likes of Bayern Munich and Barcelona who are also keen on signing the PSG starlet but Arsenal are said to have entered the race as well on a promise of more first-team opportunities.