English Premiership

Seaman: Arsenal trying different approach with Emery

2018-05-23 15:18
Unai Emery (Supplied)

Cape Town - Former Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman believes the appointment of Unai Emery shows that the club are looking to do things differently following the recent departure of Arsene Wenger.

The Gunners confirmed the appointment on Wednesday after the former Paris Saint-Germain’s boss' surprise exit from the Ligue 1 club earlier this month.

The 46-year-old joins Arsenal after two years in France where he led PSG to four trophies in the recently completed season.

He was previously with Spanish side Sevilla who he took to three consecutive Europa League titles.

Having begun his coaching career with Lorca Deportiva, Emery then had spells with Almeria, Valencia and Spartak Moscow before joining Sevilla in 2013.

Emery takes over from Wenger, who stepped down this season after 22 years with the club.

Seaman says that the decision to appoint Emery ahead of the believed front-runner, Mikel Arteta, will be interesting.

“Arsenal this time have wanted to do it a different way,” said Seaman in an interview with CNN World Sport.

“I don’t think they want a manager who has as much control as Arsene had - although that was a good thing - so I think they’re going down a different route, and maybe this guy is the man.

“It’ll be interesting because, like I say, Arsenal are trying to do it a different way and it’ll be good to see a more successful Arsenal team.”

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