Wind of change at Arsenal blows in another left-field appointment | Amy Lawrence

Ian Wright may be perplexed by Unai Emery but history shows that shock choices are not that unusual for Arsenal

Well, that took a very sudden left turn. In keeping with the Arsenal tradition of appointing unexpected managers, it seems the board have lurched from favouring a 36-year-old former player who had never managed a game to a totally new face in the frame which provoked a stunned Ian Wright to query: “Where’s Unai Emery come from?” As a reaction it is not quite in the realms of Arsène Who? but it captures the mood of curious bewilderment.

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