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Unai Emery on the verge of becoming next Arsenal manager

Arsenal set to name former PSG manager Unai Emery as Arsene Wenger successor.

Arsenal are set to appoint former Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery as their new manager after unanimous backing from club’s board.

According to the BBC’s David Ornstein, Arsene Wenger’s replacement will be the 46-year-old Spanish coach, who left PSG earlier this summer after two years in the French capital, winning the domestic treble this season. 

He Previously guided Sevilla to three consecutive Europa League triumphs between 2014 and 2016.

Manchester City assistant manager and former Gunners captain Mikel Arteta was strong favourite to succeed Arsene Wenger.

Arsenal apparently opted against appointing former player Arteta as their next manager due to his lack of experience. 

According to Spanish newspaper Marca, Arsenal majority shareholder Stan Kroenke and chief executive Ivan Gazidis decided that appointing former the Gunners midfielder would be a risk because he lacks managerial experience at the top level.

The 36-year-old Spaniard now seems likely to continue in his assistant manager’s role alongside Pep Guardiola at Manchester City. 

The recruitment process was led by Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis, head of football relations Raul Sanllehi and head of recruitment Sven Mislintat – though the final decision would be down to majority shareholder and owner Stan Kroenke.

Wenger, 68, left the Gunners at the end of season after 22 years in charge, during which he won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups, including two Doubles.

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