Arsenal have appointed Unai Emery as their new manager, the former PSG and Sevilla boss tasked with following Arsène Wenger’s 22-year reign at the club.
The Gunners surprised many with the announcement of Emery following widespread reports that Mikel Arteta was set to take the hot seat, but he’s certainly not without his pedigree.
While some Arsenal fans wanted a bigger name, three successive Europa League titles while in charge of Sevilla is not to be sniffed at.
With his arrival to the Premier League, however, there were plenty of Unai Emery jokes:
Emery: I finished every season in la liga behind Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.
Arsenal Board: You mean you finished 4th every season.
Arsenal Board: You are hired!#WelcomeUnai
— JoeⓂ️ (@joelmuchai) May 23, 2018
tears at this working perfectly because Emery actually fucking looks like Severus Snape pic.twitter.com/lxkSnGxh4V
— save us Mr Wenger, you're our only hope (@BeltransMole23) May 21, 2018
Last week one half was pissed off it was Arteta. This week the other half is pissed off its Emery. Fuck it just bring back Big Weng.
— You Are My Arsenal (@YouAreMyArsenal) May 21, 2018
Unai Emery on his 1st day of training as Arsenal manager pic.twitter.com/0HyeAxWQ1s
— KO (@itrymybestinnit) May 21, 2018
15 years later our kids will go thinking the Emirates stadium was named after Unai Emery. pic.twitter.com/PcpdvRJXdp
— ₩onder₩oman ● (@NonyeBiko) May 21, 2018
— Andy Ha (@_AndyHa) May 21, 2018
When Mustafi plays one of Emery's videos on how to defend. pic.twitter.com/Qo3VeH3P5n
— Walid Arsenal (@1Walid1) May 21, 2018
— Hitesh Jethani (@hjethani49) May 21, 2018
"Repeat after me, Paul; U-"
"Rude Eye Cemetery" pic.twitter.com/oGOG5eYHm4
— Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) May 21, 2018
"Make sure you feed Gunnersaurus twice a day and that Lacazette comes off in the 70th minute…" pic.twitter.com/LtAGG9ru2t
— Mike Sanz (@mikesanz19) May 22, 2018
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) May 23, 2018
"Unai Emery, this is your life." pic.twitter.com/LaXcHr4nzy
— Arsenal FC News (@ArsenalFC_fl) May 23, 2018
Unai Emery‘s first task at Arsenal: teach Sead Kolasinac how to wear his shorts the right way round pic.twitter.com/Uo2WTfuL3O
— ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) May 23, 2018
immediately lost all respect for unai emery for formatting his bio like a jobbing content writer pic.twitter.com/DYDo8mmjl3
— Stan The Golden Boy (@tristandross) May 23, 2018
Looking forward to hearing what the new manager Ivan Gazidis and his assistant Unai Emery have got to say at this press conference
— arseblog (@arseblog) May 23, 2018
— ShotOnGoal (@shotongoal247) May 23, 2018
Has Emery won three Europa Leagues? Yes. Has he won five Emirates Cups? No.
— Wenger Knows Best (@wengerknowsbest) May 23, 2018
Me after my first training session with Iwobi, Welbeck and Mustafi.. pic.twitter.com/zCUFPdBlxD
— Unai Emery (@NotUnaiEmery) May 23, 2018
I bet a lot of people haven't even heard Unai Emery's voice, let alone know much about his personality or professional calibre. But he resembles a slightly apologetic pallbearer, or an unlucky-in-love taxidermist, so some people feel cheated…of those gorgeous Arteta images.
— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) May 23, 2018