Unai Emery's first job as Arsenal manager is to make two players sign new contracts

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"We will create a new present and a new future for Arsenal."

History was made on Wednesday morning as Unai Emery was announced as the new manager of Arsenal, replacing the great Arsene Wenger.

Emery, who achieved the quadruple at Paris Saint-Germain last season and is a serial winner, has been tasked with leading the Gunners into a new era.

But it's not going to be easy. Change is needed at Arsenal and fans are hoping Emery is the man to breathe new life into the club.

Luckily, the Spaniard is under no illusion that managing Arsenal will be a stroll in the park and is determined to succeed.

"It's a big challenge for me, but I have worked also in other projects, big projects," he explained. "For me, I am proud to be here and to work after Arsene Wenger.

"Our objective is to be among the best teams in Europe, to win titles and to be in the elite of European teams.


"I also want the team to make the fans proud. I know they are already and I want them to be even more so."

Emery is certainly saying all the right things, but actions speak louder than words and the challenge begins with this summer's transfer window.


Arsenal are in need of an overhaul in all senses of the word, from selling deadwood, to making new signings and tying current players down to new contracts.

So what's the priority for Emery? Well, according to the Evening Standard, the 46-year-old's first job as Arsenal manager has been made clear to him.

Securing the futures of Jack Wilshere and Aaron Ramsey is first on the agenda, with Ivan Gazidis, Sven Mislintat and Raul Sanllehi - the trio who hired Emery - keen to get to work on talks.

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Emery is reportedly content with Arsenal's current squad and so his plan of action begins with convincing Wilshere and Ramsey to commit.

However, when asked about Wilshere's future in particular, the ex-Sevilla boss dodged the question and insisted on speaking about the squad's future as a whole.

"I want today to speak about the team globally," Emery replied. "I don't want to speak about individual players today. This team is big [in terms of quality], big players, good players.

"We think we need to change a little [in terms of players]. Today I want to work. I want to speak globally for the squad."

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