Arsenal news: Unai Emery replaces Arsene Wenger because of what Mikel Arteta did
Arsenal have confirmed Emery as their new boss after choosing to snub Arteta at the last minute.
Manchester City coach Arteta appeared in pole position to land the job but, out of the blue, former PSG and Sevilla boss Emery will now take over.
Many Arsenal fans are split on the decision, with many desperate to see the Gunners land a first Premier League title since 2004.
And the Daily Mail have now opened up on why Emery has been given the nod.
It is said he agreed to one thing that Arteta did not.
The City coach was hesitant because of transfers, with Arsenal keen for Wenger’s successor to work on a tight budget.
Emery, the Daily Mail say, was more than happy with that having worked with restricted funds at Sevilla in the past.
It will be, though, a stark contrast to his time at PSG where he spent big on the likes of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
Emery appeared to confirm his appointment as Arsenal boss yesterday with a graphic that was later deleted.
Meanwhile, French football writer Julian Laurens has tipped Emery to be a huge Emirates hit.
“Unai Emery is a very interesting appointment for Arsenal and the former Paris St-Germain boss deserves a chance,” he said.
“The Spaniard is a coach who will improve players. He does not need superstars that cost £100m to do his job.
“He is very highly rated by clubs across Europe – that’s why PSG chose him to replace Laurent Blanc two years ago.
“Although they did not renew his contract, which expired at the end of the season, Emery did some very good things at PSG.
“It was a big leap from his previous job at Sevilla with all the expectation in Paris and the main objective being to win the Champions League.
“But there is a rebuilding job to do at Arsenal and it may well suit Emery far better than the PSG job did.”