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Unai Emery Backed As Arsenal Manager

Amuda Segun



Arsenal manager Unai Emery has received the backing of former Gunners skipper Per Mertesacker as the right man to take the club forward.

In an exclusive interview with Goal, Per Mertesacker pointed out that Unai Emery has shown remarkable progress since he was appointed the Arsenal manager at the start of this season.

Per Mertesacker was the Arsenal captain until last summer when he retired from the job to assume the role of Academy manager at the club.

The ex-German international centre back has worked with Unai Emery in close quarters.

The Gunners’ target for the first season under Unai Emery is to qualify for the Champions League ahead of next season.

Arsenal boosted their Champions League hopes from the league route with the big win over Manchester United at the weekend.

The North Londoners defeated Manchester United 2-0 at home in a Matchweek 30 clash played at the Emirates Stadium.

The win took Arsenal (4th spot) ahead of Manchester United (5th spot) with eight games to go between now and the end of the season in the Premier League.

Arsenal can also qualify for the Champions League via the Europa League route but they have to navigate past French club Rennes who lead 3-1 from the first leg ahead of their second leg clash at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday night.

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