What a terrible week. With no Champions League football for a third successive season, it looks like this transfer window will be average at best for the North London club. Given the preparation for the Europa League final, it’s not exactly surprising this week’s transfer news has been rather quiet.
Do not scratch your eyes or begin to pinch yourself because it actually happened. Today, Arsenal officially announced that Unai Emery has been appointed as the club’s new Head Coach. The Basque manager succeeds Arsenal’s legendary manager Arsene Wenger, who enjoyed a 22-year tenure at the North London club. Albeit the appointment may seem uninspiring to many individuals, I don’t think anyone can deny that the current project taking place at the club is interesting at the very least. Regardless of your feelings towards Emery as head coach, it’s time for the fanbase to unite as one and get behind him. I’ll admit I originally wasn’t very thrilled when news first broke out but as time goes on I’m warming to the idea of him as the club’s new head coach. I trust the club and hope Emery is a success here. The following looks at the upcoming “Unai Emery Era”.