Judging by the amount of tributes given to Arsene Wenger by players, former players and former adversaries since he announced he was leaving Arsenal just goes to show how much Le Prof is admired and respected everywhere in the footballing world.
The outgoing Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is currently being inundated with job offers after finally closing the door on his career with the Gunners, and yesterday he told the media about some previous offers that he had refused while he was still the Arsenal boss. “When we built the [Emirates] stadium the banks asked me to commit for five years,” Wenger explained.
It is very well-documented that the numerous Kroenke ‘sporting franchises’ in America have hardly been steeped in success under their management, so Arsenal has basically been the jewel in their crown up until we dropped out of the Champions League places a couple of years ago, so does the decision to displace Wenger and replace him with one of Europe’s top young coaches show that they really do want to maintain Arsenal’s position as one of the top clubs in Europe.
I love the idea of Unai Emery taking a new broom to Arsenal and shaking up our underperforming bunch of overpaid Prima-Donnas, and that should include shipping out quite a few of the worst offenders.
With Jack Wilshere’s future at Arsenal very uncertain at the moment, and the worry that Aaron Ramsey is yet to commit to a contract extension, it is very likely that Arsenal will be looking for a dominant central midfielder this summer, especially as Granit Xhaka has failed to really make his mark as the player we all hoped he would be.
So we have the very first signing of the post-Wenger era on the very same day that Unai Emery is confirmed as the new Arsenal manager, heralding a new era for the club, but also confirming that the Gunners are set to continue the Wenger-esque policy of buying up the top young talents of Europe and training them up at the Hale End Academy.
Unai Emery to earn 71 points in debut season at Arsenal?
Newly appointed Arsenal boss priced to better Arsene Wenger’s final tally by eight
Wednesday 23rd May 2018 – Sporting Index expects Unai Emery to improve on Arsene Wenger’s 63-point haul from the 2017/18 campaign and bag 71 points for Arsenal next season.
Did the Arsenal Board ingeniously manipulate us to accept Unai Emery’s appointment? By Nick Bugeja
It has just been announced that Spaniard Unai Emery will take over the reins at Arsenal. On aggregate, it’s an appointment that hasn’t received too much disapproval and disappointment from fans. I’m quite happy with it – Emery has won multiple trophies with Paris Saint Germain and Sevilla, demonstrated the ability to negotiate and manage player’s egos and he has brought through young talent in his squads.