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Live Reporting

By Greg O'Keeffe and Mantej Mann

All times stated are UK

  1. Emery - 'I'll bring some special moments'

    Right - no pressure then but the new guy is already promising some god times ahead.

    Emery said: "Arsenal is known and loved throughout the world for its style of play, its commitment to young players, the fantastic stadium, the way the club is run.

    "I’m very excited to be given the responsibility to start this important new chapter in Arsenal’s history.

    "I’m excited about what we can do together and I look forward to giving everyone who loves Arsenal some special moments and memories.”

  2. Gazidis - 'Emery appointment unanimous'

    “We conducted a confidential, wide-ranging and rigorous search involving extensive background references, data and video analysis, and personal meetings with all the candidates we shortlisted.

    "All were interested in the position and we were unanimous in our choice of Unai to drive the next chapter of our history.”

  3. Gazidis - 'The ideal person to take us forward'


    Chief executive Ivan Gazidis said: “Unai has an outstanding track record of success throughout his career, has developed some of the best young talent in Europe and plays an exciting, progressive style of football that fits Arsenal perfectly.

    'His hard-working and passionate approach and his sense of values on and off the pitch make him the ideal person to take us forward.'

  4. How they said it

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  5. It's official - Emery is the man

    Image caption: Your Gunners need YOU to lead them forward - Emery inadvertently recreates famous US army recruitment poster

    So there it is!

    It has kind of been an open secret for the last 24 hours but Arsenal have made confirmed it now.

    The Gunners have a new manager - Unai Emery.

    We will be reacting to the confirmation of this news, asking for your take and more during the morning ahead.

    Let's go.