Tag: Unai Emery

Unai Emery was Head Coach of Arsenal Football Club from May 2018 to November 2019.

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3 years today: Unai Emery’s first Arsenal signing announced

Three years ago today, 5 June, Unai Emery's first signing was announced and it was a harbinger of things to come.
PXL_Dinamo Zagreb v Villarreal - UEFA Europa League Quarter Final: Leg One Coach of Villarreal Unai Emery with a protective mask at the end the UEFA Europa League Quarter Final First Leg match between Dinamo Zagreb and Villarreal at Stadium Maksimir on April 8, 2021 in Zagreb, Croatia. GoranxStanzl/PIXSELL

Unai Emery posts social media message to Arsenal

Unai Emery posted on social media to celebrate Villarreal's progression to the Europa League final on Thursday, including a message to Arsenal.
Newcastle United v Arsenal - Premier League - St James Park Arsenal s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang right scores their side s second goal of the game during the Premier League match at St James Park, Newcastle upon Tyne. Issue date: Sunday May 2, 2021. Copyright: Stu Forster

Arteta, Emery and Aubameyang on Aubameyang

Mikel Arteta, Unai Emery, and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang himself have all had their say on the club captain ahead of a crucial semi-final second leg.
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Dani Ceballos of Arsenal looks dejected following his sides defeat in the Premier League match between Everton and Arsenal at Goodison Park on December 19, 2020 in Liverpool, England. A limited number of fans (2000) are welcomed back to stadiums to watch elite football across England. This was following easing of restrictions on spectators in tiers one and two areas only. (Photo by Peter Powell -

Real Madrid set €25m-€30m price for midfielder at Arsenal who wants out

Real Madrid believe they can get between €25m and €30m for their midfielder at Arsenal which will no doubt make quite a lot of fans laugh their arses off.
NAPLES, ITALY - NOVEMBER 29: Henrix Mkhitaryan of AS Roma during the Serie A match between SSC Napoli and AS Roma at Stadio San Paolo on November 29, 2020 in Naples, Italy. (Photo by Francesco Pecoraro/Getty Images)

With Wenger, it was freedom: Mkhitaryan on changes at Arsenal under Emery

With three of his clubs and one former manager in the Europa League semi-finals, Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been looking back on his time with Arsenal and Unai Emery.
SEVILLE, SPAIN - DECEMBER 13: Unai Emery, Head Coach of Villarreal looks on during the La Liga Santander match between Real Betis and Villarreal CF at Estadio Benito Villamarin on December 13, 2020 in Seville, Spain. Sporting stadiums around Spain remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images)

Unai Emery: I have great memories at Arsenal

Unai Emery says he has great memories of his time with Arsenal and of his former players, ahead of their meeting with his Villarreal side on Thursday.
Hundreds of Arsenal fans gathered outside The Emirates Stadium in London in a oeKroenke out protest demanding the club owner Stanley Kroenke to leave. Owners of the six big British football clubs including Arsenal has become targets of fans after their failed attempt to form a European Super League last week. London United Kingdom - Copyright: Tayfun Salci

Where does Arsenal’s season rank in their worst so far?

If Arsenal win all their remaining Premier League games, they will finish with 61 points, so what does this total mean?
Bukayo Saka of Arsenal scores and celebrates 0-3 Slavia Prague v Arsenal, UEFA Europa League Quarter-final 2nd Leg, Football, Sinobo Stadium, Prague, Czech Republic - 15 Apr 2021 Slavia Prague v Arsenal, UEFA Europa League Quarter-final 2nd Leg, Football, Sinobo Stadium, Prague, Czech Republic - 15 Apr 2021 Copyright: Gabriel Kuchta/BPI/Shutterstock

New contracts & positions: Arsenal news this week

All the Arsenal news from this week rounded up in bitesize-chunks, filtering out the noise and nonsense to bring you pure news.
Coach of Arsenal Mikel Arteta in action during the FC European Football League quarterfinal match SK Slavia Prague vs Arsenal in Prague, Czech Republic, April 15, 2021. CTKxPhoto/OndrejxDeml CTK

Mikel Arteta on facing Unai Emery and Emery on facing Arsenal

After Arsenal's 5-1 aggregate win over Slavia Prague, Mikel Arteta was rewarded with a tie against the man he replaced, so how does he feel about facing Unai Emery?

Why Arsenal needed Unai Emery to fail

Unai Emery’s reputation among Arsenal fans hasn’t exactly been enhanced since he left the club but let's take a look back at why it might not have been a bad thing that he failed at Arsenal.
Kieran Tierney with Scotland (Photo via Glasgow Times)

Injuries, contracts & records: 10 Arsenal stories you probably missed

The international break bored us all stupid and, as a result, there might have been some stories you missed. Here are 10 of them.
Mikel Arteta vs Burnley (Photo by Laurence Griffiths / POOL / AFP)

Mikel Arteta has lost as many as Unai Emery but in fewer games

Arsenal's defeat against Olympiacos was Mikel Arteta's 20th defeat as Arsenal manager, the same number that earned Unai Emery the sack.
BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - MARCH 20: Jack Wilshere speaks during an England press conference session at St Georges Park on March 20, 2018 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Jack Wilshere on his Arsenal regret

Jack Wilshere has admitted that he probably shouldn't have left Arsenal but I'm not overly sure that would have been his choice.
BRENTFORD, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 20: Cohen Bramall of Birmingham City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Birmingham City at Griffin Park on February 20, 2018 in Brentford, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Cohen Bramall: It’s one of those things I’ll never forget

Cohen Bramall on what it was like to get the chance to train under Arsene Wenger and being binned by Unai Emery without a word
SEVILLE, SPAIN - DECEMBER 13: Unai Emery, Head Coach of Villarreal looks on during the La Liga Santander match between Real Betis and Villarreal CF at Estadio Benito Villamarin on December 13, 2020 in Seville, Spain. Sporting stadiums around Spain remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Fran Santiago/Getty Images)

Unai Emery suspended for 2 games

Unai Emery has been hit with a two-match touchline ban for criticising decisions that went against his side as they lost 2-1 against Real Betis.
Juventus' Welsh midfielder Aaron Ramsey reacts after missing a goal opportunity during the Italian Serie A football match Juventus vs Udinese on January 3, 2021 at the Juventus stadium in Turin. (Photo by Marco BERTORELLO / AFP)

1 word: What Aaron Ramsey said about signing for Tottenham

Aaron Ramsey looks like he will be sold by Juventus this summer and with lots of clubs chasing him, read what he said about signing for Tottenham
Arsene Wenger (R), manager of Arsenal FC and Mikel Arteta address the media during a press conference ahead of their UEFA Champions League round of sixteen second leg match against FC Bayern Muenchen at Allianz Arena on March 10, 2014 in Munich, Germany.

13 Arsene Wenger-era players remain at Arsenal

It has been quite the clearout and with Arsenal set to let Mesut Ozil leave for nothing, just who is left from Arsene Wenger's time at the club?
Arsene Wenger, Mesut Ozil

Mesut Ozil’s exit signals end of era

Mesut Ozil arrived at Arsenal, heralding a new era, but has he turned out to be the last remnants of the old one?
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace looks on during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal FC at Selhurst Park on January 11, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

Arsenal held ‘positive’ meeting with Wilfried Zaha before signing Pepe

Wilfried Zaha recalls a positive meeting with Unai Emery in the summer of 2019, before Arsenal chose to sign Nicolas Pepe instead.
VILLAREAL, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 19: Pau Torres of Villarreal CF looks on during the La Liga Santander match between Villarreal CF and SD Eibar at Estadio de la Ceramica on September 19, 2020 in Villareal, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Unai Emery unlikely to help Arsenal sign 22-year-old wanted by Real Madrid

Arsenal are reportedly showing strong interest in Pau Torres who wants a move to Real Madrid who also seem to want him.
Paris Saint-Germain's French forward Kylian MBappe (C) shakes hands of Paris Saint-Germain's Spanish head coach Unai Emery during a training session in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, west of Paris, on November 28, 2017 on the eve of the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Troyes. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE

Unai Emery tips former player to sign for Real Madrid

Unai Emery has tipped Kylian Mbappe to sign for Real Madrid as Arsenal fans remember the days we were once linked with him
COMMERCE CITY, CO - JULY 15: Mesut Oezil #10 of Arsenal jokes with teammates while warming up against the Colorado Rapids at Dick's Sporting Goods Park on July 15, 2019 in Commerce City, Colorado. (Photo by Timothy Nwachukwu/Getty Images)

Laurent Koscielny explains what Mesut Ozil is like in training

Mesut Ozil is reportedly not playing football for Arsenal because he's not showing enough in training but that's not what most people say about him.
VILLAREAL, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 19: Francis Coquelin of Villarreal CF looks on during the La Liga Santander match between Villarreal CF and SD Eibar at Estadio de la Ceramica on September 19, 2020 in Villareal, Spain. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Francis Coquelin tears hamstring in blow to Unai Emery

Francis Coquelin has torn his hamstring not long after signing for Unai Emery at Villarreal and faces along time on the sidelines
VILLAREAL, SPAIN - SEPTEMBER 13: Head coach Unai Emery of Villarreal CF reacts during the La Liga match between Villarreal CF and SD Huesca at Estadio de la Ceramica on September 13, 2020 in Villareal, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

How is Unai Emery doing at Villarreal ahead of Barcelona showdown?

Unai Emery took over at Villarreal in the summer, looking to put his time in London behind him, so how is he getting on so far?
Villarreal's new Spanish coach Unai Emery (L) listens to Villarreal's president Fernando Roig during his official presentation at la Ceramica Stadium in Villarreal, on July 27, 2020. (Photo by JOSE JORDAN / AFP)

Former Arsenal midfielder helps Unai Emery win

Francis Coquelin helped Unai Emery to his second win in four games as Villarreal manager ahead of the new La Liga season getting underway.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 29: Emiliano Martinez of Arsenal makes a save from Sadio Mane of Liverpool during the FA Community Shield final between Arsenal and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on August 29, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Justin Tallis/ pool via Getty Images)

Emery's Villarreal planning bid for Arsenal star if Arteta can't convince him to stay

Unai Emery and Villarreal are planning a move for Emi Martinez if Mikel Arteta doesn't make the goalkeeper first choice this season.

3 Arsenal offers and an Arteta phonecall: Why Dani Ceballos said yes

Dani Ceballos is an Arsenal player for another season after 3 offers from Arsenal and Arteta's personal touch convinced him and Real Madrid
Atletico Madrid's Ghanaian midfielder Thomas Partey (L) celebrates with Atletico Madrid's Argentine forward Angel Correa after scoring during the Spanish league football match between Valencia CF and Club Atletico de Madrid at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia on February 14, 2020. (Photo by JOSE JORDAN / AFP)

Arsenal sign another freebie as Aubameyang deal done: Arsenal news & gossip roundup

Pretty much every Arsenal news and gossip update you need all in one place right here and just updated
SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 21: Matteo Guendouzi of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between Sheffield United and Arsenal FC at Bramall Lane on October 21, 2019 in Sheffield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Unai Emery tables €30m bid for Matteo Guendouzi

Unai Emery may well be Matteo Guendouzi's biggest fan, but as the former Arsenal manager wants to bring the midfielder to Villarreal, the youngster might think he's bigger than the club thanks to Emery himself.
Coquelin signs for Unai Emery and Villarreal

Unai Emery signs former Arsenal midfielder

Unai Emery has signed Francis Coquelin and Dani Parejo from Valencia in a deal said to be worth around €10m for both.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 03: Dani Ceballos of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's fourth goal during the UEFA Europa League group F match between Arsenal FC and Standard Liege at Emirates Stadium on October 03, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Arteta blow as Real Madrid want to keep Dani Ceballos

Arsenal seemed on track to secure another season of Dani Ceballos on loan but it's now being reported that Real Madrid want to keep the player for next season, but do they really?

Arsenal season review and summer preview

The domestic season may be over, but the podcast is still going and this week we're looking back at the season just ended and ahead to Arsenal's transfer window.
VALENCIA, SPAIN - JANUARY 25: Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona is tackled by Francis Coquelin of Valencia CF during the Liga match between Valencia CF and FC Barcelona at Estadio Mestalla on January 25, 2020 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Eric Alonso/Getty Images)

Unai Emery wants former Arsenal midfielder at Villarreal

Unai Emery wants to bring Francis Coquelin to Villarreal according to a report in Spain which says the former Arsenal midfielder is up for sale and has interest from a few clubs.
Arsenal fans celebrate outside the Emirates stadium in north London on August 1, 2020, after their team won the English FA Cup final football match against Chelsea. - Arsenal won the match 2-1. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS / AFP)

Quite possibly the most depressing 19/20 Arsenal season review you’ll read

2020 has been a hell of a year for most people and footballing woes, in the light of everything else that’s going on around the planet, are trivial in comparison. Welcome to the most depressing end-of-season review you're going to read this summer.
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 19: Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace reacts during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Manchester City at Selhurst Park on October 19, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Broadway/Getty Images)

£70m groundhog day as Arsenal back for Wilfried Zaha

Arsenal are reportedly interested in buying Wilfried Zaha even though they have no money, he'll cost £70m, and they bought Nicolas Pepe last summer despite Unai Emery really wanting Zaha.
Arsenal's French manager Arsene Wenger (R) and Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil smile as Arsenal players celebrate their victory over Chelsea in the English FA Cup final football match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley stadium in London on May 27, 2017. Aaron Ramsey scored a 79th-minute header to earn Arsenal a stunning 2-1 win over Double-chasing Chelsea on Saturday and deliver embattled manager Arsene Wenger a record seventh FA Cup. / AFP PHOTO / Adrian DENNIS

Preparing for last minutes? Mesut Ozil trains with Arsenal squad ahead of Watford game

Mesut Ozil was pictured training with the Arsenal squad ahead of their last Premier League game of the season but there will be no goodbyes for the man who was supposed to herald a new era but turned out to be something else instead.
Villarreal unveil Unai Emery as head coach (Photo via Villarreal CF)

New club confirm Unai Emery as head coach and use Arsenal picture in announcement

La Liga club Villarreal CF confirmed Unai Emery as their new head coach on Thursday, using an edit of his Arsenal announcement photo to do so.
Arsenal's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is seen during the English Premier League football match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Arsenal at the Molineux stadium in Wolverhampton, central England on July 4, 2020. (Photo by Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFP)

Only 1 player: Who’s scored more than Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang since he signed for Arsenal?

Only one player in England has scored more goals than Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang since the Gabon striker arrived in the country - and he's played for a much, much better side.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Unai Emery gestures on the touchline during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Arsenal at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on November 9, 2019. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)

Talks take place: Unai Emery’s new club close

Unai Emery is apparently all lined up to take up the Villarreal job this summer as it seems he's away back to La Liga.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta (R) gestures with Arsenal's English striker Bukayo Saka at the final whistle during the English Premier League football match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, southern England on June 25, 2020. (Photo by Mike Hewitt / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by MIKE HEWITT/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Arsenal above Chelsea and Spurs since Mikel Arteta took over

For a while, it didn't seem like much had changed since Mikel Arteta took over but with Arsenal's fourth win in a row, including an away win above a side above us and two back-to-back cleansheets, things seem to be slowly heading in the right direction.