Arsenal’s majority shareholder Stan Kroenke says that new head coach Unai Emery shares his and the board’s vision for Arsenal.
Thankfully he outlined that said vision is to move the club forward because otherwise we might have been a bit worried.
The 46 year old Spaniard was confirmed as the new head coach – rather than manager – earlier this morning, and there will be a press conference this afternoon at which we’ll get more information and detail.
Speaking via the official website, the American said, “We’re delighted to welcome Unai to Arsenal. He’s a proven winner.
“We’re confident that he is the right person for the job and that he will work to deliver the triumphs our fans, staff and everyone who cares about Arsenal want.
“Several things stood out during his interview and the entire process; his football knowledge, energy, determination and love of the game.
“His familiarity with our club and our players, the Premier League and the game in Europe were all very impressive.
“He shares our vision to move forward, to build on the platform created by Arsène Wenger and help this club enjoy greater success.”
The Spaniard’s ‘football knowledge, energy, determination and love of the game’ might very well offset the fact that, up to now, Kroenke has displayed none of those traits himself.
Emery won Ligue 1 and four cups during his two years in charge at PSG, as well as three consecutive Europa League titles with Sevilla, so he arrives with a track record of winning trophies.
Hopefully he can do likewise at Arsenal, although his target for next season will surely be to ensure Champions League football again.