​Arsenal are set to announce the appointment of former Paris Saint-Germain manager Unai Emery as their next manager, after interviewing several candidates for their managerial vacancy.


Arsene Wenger stepped down as boss at the end of the season after being at the helm for over 20 years. And the Gunners are now set to unveil the former Sevilla and PSG coach as their new man.

That is according to reliable BBC correspondent David Ornstein, who reported as much via Twitter.


"​Arsenal to appoint Unai Emery as new manager," Ornstein tweeted on Monday. "Thorough process produced 46-year-old Spaniard as unanimous choice. Available after leaving #PSG (1 Lg1 title, 4 cups), previously Sevilla (3 EL wins), not fluent English. Announcement + press conference likely later this week."

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Manchester City assistant coach Mikel Arteta was previously thought to have been the lead candidate. But according to the Telegraph's ​Matt Law, they've had second thoughts over handing the job to an inexperienced head and CEO Ivan Gazidis isn't keen on putting his own job on the line.


As the latest reports would have it, Emery will be the one to occupy the manager's seat at the Emirates come next season after winning the Ligue 1 title with PSG this season, only to be replaced by Thomas Tuchel as a direct result of his Champions League failure.

Club legend Thierry is also believed to have been interviewed by Arsenal. The Frenchman is currently working under Roberto Martinez in the Belgium set-up as he looks to gain more experience.


But by the looks of things, Emery will be the coach to lead the London side through at least their first campaign in the post-Wenger era. 

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