My tribe
As featured on NewsNow: Football news

​Arsenal legend Wright now pleased with Emery appointment

It appears that Arsenal legend Ian Wright has come around to the appointment of Unai Emery.

The news broke rather unexpectedly this week that Arsenal were going to plump for Emery as their new manager, instead of former player Mikel Arteta.

Wright said that Arsenal's u-turn from Arteta seemed desperate. But he seems to have changed his tune after Emery's appointment.

"I am very pleased with that [Emery joining on a four-year deal]," said Wright.

"Obviously it came as a bit of a shock, because everyone was getting ready to digest (Man City assistant) Mikel Arteta, even though he is inexperienced at the level we are going to need.

"But - Unai Emery - I am very happy with that. We have got someone who is credible enough to take us to the next step.

"Arsenal fans are happy with it from what I have seen so far.

"Now we need to get our players with a different mindset from what they have had in recent years."

About the author

Ansser Sadiq

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?