Former Paris Saint-Germain manager, Unai Emery has told Arsenal chiefs that he plans to build his team around midfielder, Aaron Ramsey and striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Arsenal board felt that Arteta’s lack of experience was a risk for the Emirates club and voted unanimously in favour of Emery on Monday.
The Sun, UK, reports that Emery made it clear that both Ramsey and Aubameyang will be integral to his plans ahead of the new campaign.
According to the British newspaper, Emery delivered a presentation to Arsenal’s hierarchy two weeks ago, which included an in-depth analysis of every player at the club.
The report claims that Arsenal chief executive, Ivan Gazidis and his recruitment team were left ‘gobsmacked’ by Emery’s attention to detail and his forensic knowledge of the squad.
A source close to Arsenal told The Sun: “He knew more about the Arsenal squad and every relevant detail about their career path and injury histories than people who had been at the club for years.
“They’d no idea where he had gathered his information but they were mesmerised by the vision he put before them.”
Meanwhile, Ramsey has a year remaining on his contract with Arsenal, while his agent indicated over the weekend that talks over a new deal have not begun. But it now appears Emery is keen for the Wales international to remain at the club.
Aubameyang, however, hit the ground running at Arsenal since his £56 million transfer from Borussia Dortmund in the January transfer window.
The Gabonese international scored 10 goals in 13 Premier League appearances and looks set to lead the line next term.