Monday 16 September 2019

Arsenal set to appoint ex-PSG boss as new manager after board perform U-turn on Mikel Arteta

Unai Emery
Unai Emery
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Former PSG manager Unai Emery is close to replacing Arsene Wenger after the Arsenal board cooled their interest on top target Mikel Arteta.

The former Gunners midfielder and current Man City assistant manager was in pole position to take over the top job at the Emirates after interviewing for the role last week, but according to the Telegraph, the club will now go in a different direction and hire Emery.

The Spaniard, who won three Europa Leagues in-a-row with Sevilla before taking over at PSG in 2016, left the club at the conclusion of this season after two campaigns at the helm.

He led the club to a domestic treble this year but his contract wasn't renewed after a last 16 Champions League exit to Real Madrid.

It is thought that an announcement regarding the hiring of Emery could be made later this week, with Arsenal keen to have a new manager in place before the start of the World Cup.

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