Arsenal have officially announced Unai Emery as the chosen head coach to replace long-serving manager Arsene Wenger who left the club on 13 May.
Emery, who left Paris Saint-Germain early this month, has won seven trophies with the French champions during his two-year spell.
Chief executive Ivan Gazidis revealed: “Unai has an outstanding track record of success throughout his career, has developed some of the best young talents in Europe and plays an exciting, progressive style of football that fits Arsenal perfectly. His hard-working and passionate approach. And his sense of values on and off the pitch make him the ideal person to take us forward.”
“We conducted a confidential, wide-ranging and rigorous search involving extensive background references, data and video analysis, and personal meetings with all the candidates we shortlisted. All were interested in the position and we were unanimous in our choice of Unai to drive the next chapter of our history.”
Former Sevilla boss Unai told club website: “I am thrilled to be joining one of the great clubs in the game. Arsenal is known and loved throughout the world for its style of play. Its commitment to young players, the fantastic stadium, the way the club is run.”
“I’m very excited to be given the responsibility to start this important new chapter in Arsenal’s history. I have met Stan and Josh Kroenke. And it’s clear they have great ambitions for the club and are committed to bringing future success. I’m excited about what we can do together. And I look forward to giving everyone who loves Arsenal some special moments and memories.”
The 46-year-old has started his coaching career at Lorca Deportiva in 2004 after immediately retiring as a player from the same club.
The Spaniard previously guided Sevilla to three Europa League trophies in three consecutive seasons.