Spanish tactician Unai Emery has been confirmed as the new Arsenal manager.
Widespread reports had earlier revealed that he is in pole position for the managerial job.
The former Sevilla and Paris Saint Germain (PSG) manager was officially named the Arsenal boss by the North London club on Thursday morning.
The 46-year old teams up with the Gunners having left French champions PSG despite guiding them to the Ligue 1 and 2 domestic cup titles.
He succeeds Arsene Wenger who ended his 22-year tenure with the Gunners at the end of the season.
On his appointment, the club’s Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis said: “Unai has an outstanding track record of success throughout his career, has developed some of the best young talent in Europe and plays an exciting, progressive style of football that fits Arsenal perfectly.”
“His hard working and passionate approach and his sense of values on and off the pitch make him the ideal person to take us forward.”
Emery added: “I’m very excited to be given the responsibility to start this important new chapter in Arsenal’s history.”
“I am thrilled to be joining one of the great clubs in the game. Arsenal is known and loved throughout the world for its style of play, its commitment to young players, the fantastic stadium, the way the club is run.
“I’m excited about what we can do together and I look forward to giving everyone who loves Arsenal some special moments and memories.” he concluded.