Arsenal have confirmed the appointment of Unai Emery as the new head coach of the club.
The 46 year old Spaniard takes over from Arsene Wenger having lost his job with PSG at the end of last season.
His managerial career has taken him from Lorca Deportiva in Murcia to North London via spells at Almeria, Valencia, Spartak Moscow, Sevilla, and PSG.
He won three consecutive Europa League titles with Sevilla in 2014, 2015 and 2016, and in his two years in Paris he won a Ligue 1 title and four cups.
Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis said, “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.
“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.
“We conducted a confidential, wide-ranging and rigorous search involving extensive background references, data and video analysis, and personal meetings with all the candidates we shortlisted.
“All were interested in the position and we were unanimous in our choice of Unai to drive the next chapter of our history.”
While Emery himself is delighted to take up what is going to be a challenging role as well as following in the footsteps of a long-term manager like Wenger.
“I am thrilled to be joining one of the great clubs in the game,” he said.
“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 very excited to be given the responsibility to start this important new chapter in Arsenal’s history.
“I have met Stan and Josh Kroenke and it’s clear they have great ambitions for the club and are committed to bringing future success.
“I’m excited about what we can do together and I look forward to giving everyone who loves Arsenal some special moments and memories.”
Hello Mr Emery, welcome to the Arsenal. We wish you every success.