Former Arsenal boss Unai Emery has returned to managerial duties for the first time since his departure from the Emirates Stadium and he seems not to have forgotten that direction in his search for new players.

Unai Emery has been confirmed as the manager of Spanish La Liga side Villarreal and he wants to bring in former Arsenal midfielder Francis Coquelin to the club.

Francis Coquelin has been away from Arsenal for over two years and went to pitch tent with Spanish La Liga outfit Valencia. He is now reported to be up for sale in this summer transfer window.

Valencia are requesting a fee of about £12.6 million that brought him to the club from the North London outfit to be able to displace him but Francis Coquelin seems not to be interested in a move away from the club.

However, Unai Emery who was only appointed as Villarreal manager last month is ready to give Francis Coquelin another chance in Spain and that could happen f both teams agree on a deal.

Meanwhile, Unai Emery’s replacement, Mikel Arteta has led Arsenal to their 14th FA Cup title in his first season as the manager, moving the club away from where the Villarreal manager left it.


Timothy Aiyeku is a Mass Communication graduate from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a sports, everything football analyst.