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I can turn Arsenal into Premier League title challengers, vows new boss Unai Emery



New Arsenal manager Unai Emery.

New Arsenal manager Unai Emery.


New Arsenal manager Unai Emery.

Arsenal's new manager isn't coming in to mess around - Unai Emery's sights are set firmly on the top of English and European football.

The former PSG and Sevilla boss was the club's first choice to succeed Arsene Wenger, revealed CEO Ivan Gazidis at Wednesday afternoon's press conference.

And with him come grand designs of major success.

"It's a great challenge but in my career, every year I grow up with a new challenge," said the Spaniard, who made apologies for his English which he admitted is not yet the 'best'.

"For me, this challenge is a dream come true. It's a big challenge for me but I work with other big projects. For me, I am proud to be here to work after Arsene Wenger.

"I believe the players who are here - we can grow up with these players. The objective is to work hard with these talented players and to be a candidate to challenge for all the titles.

"It's very important for the club, after two years outside the Champions League, to be in the best club in the Premier League and in the world."

When asked whether he sees Jack Wilshere, who is out of contract, as a part of his plans going forward, Emery said he did not wish to discuss individual situations.

"I want to speak about the team (as a whole)," he said. I don't want to speak individually. This is a big team with great players. I think we didn't change - a little player. Today, I want to work and speak globally for the squad."

Belfast Telegraph