Pep Guardiola reacts to Arsenal appointing Unai Emery


It means another season in the UEFA Europa League for the north London outfit, a competition Emery won three years in a row while in charge at Sevilla. He suggested that he did not envisage wholesale changes to the playing squad, which finished in sixth place over this past Premier League campaign.

But Laurens, who saw a lot of PSG during Emery's time there, reckons the 46-year-old's style is much more similar to the likes of Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp than Wenger, which he believes will be good for Arsenal.

Arsene Wenger's successor appeared alongside chief executive Ivan Gazidis at a news conference at the Emirates to lay out his plans for how to turn the Gunners back into title contenders. "The first meeting with Arsenal people was with those three who, after three hours, gave me a very good feeling for how we will work together and create a new future for Arsenal", he said.

"It's a big challenge for me but I have worked also in other projects, big projects", he told reporters.

On the whole, it was a confident display by the Spaniard and showed he's ready to dive head-first into life in the Premier League.

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A report from ESPN states that the 17-year-old Hamburg full back (the second youngest player in Bundesliga history) will move on this summer and clubs across Europe are lining up to sign the German youth worldwide as his contract with recently relegated Hamburg ends in July. And when you don't have possession of the ball, I want a squad that is very, very intensive with the pressure. "I like this personality, I like being the protagonist with the ball".

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, passionate approach, and his sense of values on and off the pitch make him the ideal person to take us forward". Emery was interviewed on May 10th. A formal recommendation to the board was supported by a 100-page dossier with a great degree of background information.

Emery met the London-based members of the club's board on Monday before flying to Atlanta that night with Gazidis and Sanllehi to meet the majority shareholder, Stan Kroenke, and his son Josh.

Gazidis said that Emery had been hugely impressive in his May 10th interview, when he had "an analysis of our individual players, their qualities and how he feels he can help them develop individually and collectively in detail". "I think they will have somebody under whom they can improve their individual games and our collective game". "Unai has an energy".