Arsenal to appoint Unai Emery

Arsenal are set to appoint former Valencia and Sevilla Coach Unai Emery as their new manager, according to multiple reports.

The 46-year-old is a free agent after leaving Paris Saint-Germain, whom he guided to a domestic treble this season.

Manchester City assistant manager and former Gunners captain Mikel Arteta was strong favourite to succeed Arsene Wenger before reports late on Monday evening that Emery would be the new man at the helm.

The Basque native has also been linked with a return to Spain this summer, having previously managed in La Liga with Almeria, Valencia and Sevilla – whom he guided to three successive Europa League titles.

Reports had suggested a Sevilla return or a move to boyhood club Real Sociedad – both currently without managers – would be a possibility.

Emery announced last month he would leave French champions PSG when his contract expired at the end of the season. He was replaced by former Borussia Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel, who had also been linked with the Arsenal job.

An announcement and news conference are expected later this week.

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