Why Unai Emery is who Arsenal have needed for years, explains 'thrilled' Piers Morgan
Piers Morgan has given his backing to Arsenal's new manager Unai Emery.
The former PSG boss will speak to the media this afternoon as he succeeds Arsene Wenger at the Emirates Stadium.
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Morgan, who was a vociferous supporter of the Wenger Out campaign in recent seasons, reckons the club were right to appoint the Spaniard over former Arsenal skipper Mikel Arteta. The 36 year-old retired from playing two years ago and has since been working as assistant coach to Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.
The more I learn about Emery, the more excited I’m getting. He’s exactly the kind of manager we need to get us back on track to a competitive team again: driven, focused, tactically sharp, demanding, hungry, a proven winner & 22 years younger than Wenger. #afc pic.twitter.com/rCSOIwA59w— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) May 22, 2018
"Arteta hasn't managed a paper bag," said outspoken Arsenal fan Morgan. "It's Guardiola that's doing the business over there, not Arteta. He might turn out to be a great coach, let's wait and see.
"I'm thrilled we've got a man who's a winner. He has over performed with teams - that's what we need. We've been under-performing.
"I'm happy with him, he's a proper manager. He's got a great record, he has won three European trophies. He's a winner, he's intense, he's driven. He'll come in and sort them out and he'll ship out the dead wood. If he can't find a buyer for Mustafi, I'll find him one myself.
"I'm glad that we've got a winner. My message to the Arsenal fans is get behind him. This is what we've needed for years."
Meanwhile, fellow Arsenal fan Tony McCoy reckons Emery has plenty of work to do to improve his squad.
He said: "Our front is pretty good but from there back, the lads should be worried about their positions because what they did for the past couple of years isn't good enough.
"He's got a pretty good record. He did ok at Seville. He won the title in France with PSG, but you could probably win the title with PSG."
Emery, 46, left Paris St Germain at the end of the season having won the domestic treble. He also won both French cup competitions the previous season and, before moving to PSG, was the boss who led Sevilla to three successive Europa League titles from 2014 to 2016."I'm happy with him, he's a proper manager. He's got a great record, he has won three European trophies.
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