Unai Emery has been announced as the new Arsenal manager to succeed the legendary Arsene Wenger.
Making the announcement Wednesday, club chief executive Ivan Gazidis said the Spaniard has been brought in to “drive the next chapter” of Arsenal’s history.
Emery, 46, joins the Gunners having left French champions PSG after guiding them to the Ligue 1 title and four domestic cups in his two-year spell there.
“Unai has an outstanding track record of success throughout his career, has developed some of the best young talent in Europe and plays an exciting, progressive style of football that fits Arsenal perfectly,” Gazidis added.
“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.”
The coach who previously guided Sevilla to three successive Europa League triumphs will lead Arsenal into a new era following the departure of Wenger, 68, who won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups during his time in north London.
“I’m very excited to be given the responsibility to start this important new chapter in Arsenal’s history,” said Emery.
“I am thrilled to be joining one of the great clubs in the game. 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.
“I’m excited about what we can do together and I look forward to giving everyone who loves Arsenal some special moments and memories.”
Emery’s immediate task will be to rebuild the club after a disappointing sixth-place finish in the Premier League.