How Guillem Balague has reacted to Arsenal lining up Unai Emery as manager

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It looks like Arsenal finally have their man.

After almost a month of speculation, interviews and meetings, it seems Unai Emery will be the man to replace Arsene Wenger this summer.

Sources at BBC Sport, Sky Sports and other publications are all indicating that the appointment is just days away.

The news arrived after Manchester City coach Mikel Arteta had looked destined to take over at the Emirates Stadium.

With the likes of Patrick Vieira, Luis Enrique and Massimiliano Allegri all ruled out of the job, it looked like the only feasible candidate remaining was Arteta.

Emery set to replace Arsene Wenger

Nevertheless, Emery has risen into contention and pole position less than a month after being replaced by Thomas Tuchel at Paris Saint-Germain.

And while Arsenal fans weren't exactly bowled over by the prospect of Arteta replacing Wenger, there's concerns about Emery too.

There's a belief that the 46-year-old falls just short of the elite tier of managers.


Balague reassures Arsenal supporters

Some supporters are reading very little into his three Europa League wins with Sevilla and are attributing much of his success at PSG to the money he had to spend.

Just to increase the perturbations, too, a number of La Liga experts have voiced their concerns about Emery having observed his tenures with Valencia and Sevilla.

Enter Guillem Balague. 

Sky Sports' resident Spanish expert always swings in with nuggets of insight in times like these and with Emery on the brink of being appointed, the pundit couldn't help tweeting.

Amidst all the worries surrounding Emery, Balague's post will go down a treat with concerned Gooners. Take a look below:

Balague has addressed many of the flaws raised by other experts and shot many of them down.

In addition to that, he has cited Emery's meticulous nature and impetus on structure as methods of his that will work perfectly at Arsenal.

Of course, only time will tell exactly how the Spaniard will get on at Arsenal.

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The Premier League is a completely different challenge to Ligue 1 and La Liga and that's not to mention he's following a man who held his position for 22 years.

He has his fair share of doubters to address, too.

For the timing being, though, Gooners will have to comfort themselves with the wisdom of Balague and keep their fingers crossed that a month's worth of searching has reached the right conclusion.

Do you think Emery is the right man for the job? Have your say in the comments section below.

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