Unai Emery sends special message to Arsene Wenger after Arsenal appointment
Unai Emery has a message for Arsene Wenger after his appointment as Arsenal's new manager
Unai Emery has paid tribute to Arsene Wenger after the Spaniard was confirmed as the Frenchman’s successor at Arsenal.
Wenger stood down at the end of the season after almost 22 years in charge of the north London club and following a disappointing trophyless campaign for the Gunners.
Arsenal ended up in sixth place in the Premier League table and missed out on Champions League qualification for the second season running as Wenger opted to call time on his long stint as Gunners boss.
Emery was unveiled as Arsenal’s new manager on Wednesday as the Gunners moved swiftly to appoint the former Paris Saint-Germain boss as the man to take the club forward.
And the Spaniard was quick to pay tribute to Wenger following his appointment at The Emirates this week.
Speaking at his first news conference as Arsenal boss on Wednesday, Emery said: “He [Wenger] is a big reference for all the coaches in the world, and for me also.
“I want to say to him: thank you very much.”
Arsenal are now bound to be linked with a host of players as the Gunners look to assemble a squad capable of winning the Premier League title next season.
The north London side have not lifted the top flight trophy since their famous unbeaten triumph in the 2003-04 campaign, when they were still playing their games at Highbury.