Gunners set to appoint Emery

22 May 2018 03:25:53 EST

Arsenal appear to have decided that the former Valencia, Sevilla and Paris St-Germain coach Unai Emery will be Arsene Wenger's successor.

The 46-year-old Spaniard had been in charge of PSG since June 2016 but left the French club at the end of this season despite guiding them to a domestic treble.

He had bought the likes of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Dani Alves last summer but a failure to defeat Real Madrid in the Champions League round of 16 appeared to seal Emery's fate.

In 2016/17 PSG beat Barcelona 4-0 in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 clash only to be eliminated from the competition when they lost the second match 6-1 at the Nou Camp. They were also runners-up to Monaco in Ligue 1.

Earlier in his coaching career Emery enjoyed some success during a four-year stint with Valencia, guiding Los Che to three third-place finishes in La Liga.

After a brief spell with Spartak Moscow, he was named as Sevilla coach in January 2013 and led the club to three Europa League triumphs.

Wenger was appointed Gunners boss in 1996 and won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups during his time with the club.

In the Frenchman's last season with Arsenal they finished sixth in the Premier League and were beaten by Manchester City in the EFL Cup final.

They were also knocked out of the FA Cup by Championship team Nottingham Forest in the third round and suffered a semi-final defeat to Atletico Madrid in the Europa League.

Arsenal, 28/1 to win the Premier League title in 2018/19 and 2/1 to finish in the top four, are expected to confirm Emery as their new manager later this week.

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