Tag: Unai Emery

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

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.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta (L) high-fives Arsenal's English striker Bukayo Saka (R) as Saka goes off substituted 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 Michael Steele / POOL / AFP)

Stats show how bad things have been for Arsenal after Wolves win

Arsenal won their fourth game in a row, with yet another cleansheet, as they beat Wolves 2-0 thanks to goals from Bukayo Saka and Alexandre 'what is an away goal' Lacazette.

Why Arsenal needed Unai Emery to fail

Following his previous interviews with Spanish and French publications, and after his latest a fortnight or so ago with Sid Lowe at The Guardian, Unai Emery’s reputation among Arsenal fans hasn’t exactly been enhanced.
BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - MAY 29: Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal looks dejected as he walks past the Europa League Trophy after collecting his runners up medal following his team's defeat in the UEFA Europa League Final between Chelsea and Arsenal at Baku Olimpiya Stadionu on May 29, 2019 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Unai Emery rejects job offer

Unai Emery has reportedly turned down the chance to manage Real Betis due to his Sevilla past.

Alex Iwobi explains his Arsenal nickname

Alex Iwobi's nickname, 'Big 45', emerged at Arsenal, and the former Arsenal fan favourite has been speaking about it and some of his favourite career moments.
Arsenal's Spanish coach Unai Emery attends the UEFA Europa League round of 16 first leg football match between Stade Rennais FC and Arsenal FC at the Roazhon Park stadium in Rennes, northwestern France on March 7, 2019. (Photo by LOIC VENANCE / AFP)

Unai Emery talks more nonsense

Unai Emery is back again blaming everybody around him for his own failures.
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)

Unai Emery names the player he wanted to sign instead of Nicolas Pepe

Unai Emery admitted this week that he wanted to sign Nicolas Pepe over Wilfried Zaha, but the club decided to go against his preference.
MILAN, ITALY - MARCH 08: Jack Wilshere of Arsenal acknowledges the fans after the UEFA Europa League Round of 16 match between AC Milan and Arsenal at the San Siro on March 8, 2018 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Wilshere discusses how close he came to Arsenal extension - and why he left

Jack Wilshere was almost ready to sign an Arsenal contract extension before Arsene Wenger left, but a conversation with Unai Emery convinced him to leave.

Club consider reappointing Unai Emery as head coach

Valencia are considering signing up Unai Emery to replace Albert Celades as their head coach, according to reports in Spain.

Unai Emery among candidates to become AC Milan boss

Ivan Gazidis is trying to reunite the dream team by bringing Unai Emery to AC Milan as their new manager, according to reports in Italy.

Former Arsenal scout: Unai Emery was the wrong appointment

Former Fenerbahce SK Director of Football and ex-Arsenal scout Damien Comolli thinks the club made the wrong decision hiring Unai Emery.
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22: David Luiz of Arsenal throws the ball during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and Aston Villa at Emirates Stadium on September 22, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

David Luiz: Unai Emery is a great coach

David Luiz refused to say anything negative about Unai Emery despite the Spaniard leading Arsenal on a downward spiral that has only just seen us achieve a positive goal difference in February, three months after he left.

Arsene Wenger hits back at Unai Emery Arsenal claims: Stand up for what you...

Arsene Wenger has hit out at Unai Emery's claims that Arsenal were a club in decline when he arrived.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Mikel Arteta (R) embraces Arsenal's German midfielder Mesut Ozil (L) on the pitch after the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 1, 2020. - Arsenal won the game 2-0. (Photo by Ian KINGTON / IKIMAGES / AFP)

Mesut Ozil: We’ve improved a lot in just 2 months under Arteta

Mesut Ozil has taken a swipe at Unai Emery by claiming the squad have improved massively under Mikel Arteta who arrived at the club just two months ago with no first-team head coach experience.

Unai Emery's former club consider bringing him back

Sevilla could consider rehiring Unai Emery as their head coach if results under Julen Lopetegui don't improve, according to reports in Spain.

Arsenal midfielder believes his injury came from playing too many matches

Dani Ceballos believes his recent injury, the worst of his career so far, came from playing too many matches under Unai Emery.
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Unai Emery gestures on the touchline during their UEFA Europa league Group F football match between Arsenal and Eintracht Frankfurt at the Emirates stadium in London on November 28, 2019. - Unai Emery's troubled tenure at Arsenal ended with him being sacked on November 29, 2019 less than two years after being appointed with the club on their worst run since 1992 having failed to win for seven matches. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images)

Emery blames refs and players for PSG and Arsenal problems: France Football interview in...

Unai Emery said little of interest when at Arsenal but since being sacked he hasn't shut up and now features on the front page of France Football with a lengthy 6-page interview inside.
Arsenal's French striker Alexandre Lacazette gestures during the English Premier League football match between Burnley and Arsenal at Turf Moor in Burnley, north west England on February 2, 2020.

Arsenal hit 107-year low

Arsenal's tally of just six wins all season so far is their lowest in 107 years.
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 21: Hector Bellerin embraces Gabriel Martinelli and Lucas Torreira of Arsenal during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Arsenal FC at Stamford Bridge on January 21, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)

2 standout stars: Arsenal’s January player ratings

January was Mikel Arteta's first full month in charge of Arsenal, so how did the players rate?
Arsenal's Spanish head coach Unai Emery looks on from the bench during the UEFA Europa League Group F football match between Vitoria Guimaraes SC and Arsenal FC at the Dom Afonso Henriques stadium in Guimaraes on November 6, 2019. (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA / AFP)

Why Unai Emery is wrong to blame Arsenal fans for his own failures

Unai Emery has heaped a huge dollop of responsibility for his sacking on top of Arsenal fans when the reality is we were the least of his problems given his own ineptitude.
BOURNEMOUTH, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 26: Mikel Arteta, Manager of Arsenal reacts during the Premier League match between AFC Bournemouth and Arsenal FC at Vitality Stadium on December 26, 2019 in Bournemouth, United Kingdom. (Photo by Harriet Lander/Getty Images)

Arteta's Arsenal show drastic improvement in this defensive stat

Under Mikel Arteta, Arsenal are showing drastic improvement in the number of shots conceded per game versus the Unai Emery days.
Former Liverpool player Jamie Carragher attends a press conference with Liverpool's English captain and midfielder Steven Gerrard (not pictured) at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on March 12, 2015 ahead of an All-Star charity match at the stadium on March 29. Picture: PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images

Jamie Carragher admits he was wrong about Mikel Arteta

Jamie Carragher has used his column in Saturday's Daily Telegraph to admit he was wrong about Mikel Arteta when the Arsenal head coach was...
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 28: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Arsenal celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Europa League group F match between Arsenal FC and Eintracht Frankfurt at Emirates Stadium on November 28, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

I love this club. I am committed to it: Arsenal fan favourite says what...

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang used his pre-match programme notes to declare his commitment to Arsenal and dismiss rumours he wants to leave, so I guess he'll be signing a new contract soon, then?