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    Unai Emery speaks out over Arsenal rumours


    Former PSG manager Unai Emery has today discussed the rumours that he was contacted by Premier League giants Arsenal over the vacant managerial position at the club.

    Farewell

    As has been the talk of world football over the last couple of weeks, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger confirmed on the 20th of April that he is set to bring his 22-year spell in charge of the capital outfit to an end this summer:

    Candidates

    Following on from the flood of tributes from players, managers and pundits alike, thanking Wenger for what he has done for the game and wishing him well with his future endeavours, the other big story in the English media has surrounded who could be set to replace the Frenchman in North London this summer.

    The likes of Brendan Rodgers, Carlo Ancelotti, Thierry Henry, Patrick Vieira, Thomas Tuchel, Mikel Arteta, Luis Enrique and Max Allegri have all been touted as potential arrivals at the Emirates, with previous favourite Allegri having seemingly ruled himself out of the running for the job on Sunday night, after Juventus secured their 7th-straight Scudetto title and 4th-straight domestic double with a 0-0 draw at Roma.

    ‘If they don’t fire me, I see myself as staying at Juventus next year too‘, the Italian tactician explained during his post-match press conference.

    ‘No offer’

    As such, Mikel Arteta has since been named by most outlets as the favourite to take over from Wenger at the Emirates, though a report from Sky Sports last night added another tactician, in the form of Hoffenheim boss Julian Nagelsmann, to the ‘frontrunner’ list.

    Another of those to have been linked, albeit less frequently, with the hotseat at the Emirates has been Unai Emery, who was recently replaced by Thomas Tuchel at Ligue 1 champions PSG.

    Some outlets had even gone as far as to claim that Arsenal had made initial contact with Emery to gauge his interest in taking over in North London, but, as revealed by the Spanish tactician himself this morning, he has not yet heard from the Gunners:

    ‘I have no offer,’ he explained to Cadena SER. ‘Possibilities open up that can be concrete or not. I am open to everything. I don’t think about stopping coaching.’

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