Unai Emery on Wednesday paid a glowing tribute to former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger.
Speaking after being introduced to the media by club CEO, Ivan Gazidis at the Emirates Stadium, the Spaniard also said he was proud to follow in Wenger’s footsteps.
“It’s a big challenge but I’ve worked also with other big projects and for me I am proud to be here and to work after Arsene Wenger,” Reuters quoted him as saying.
“In my career every year I grow up with new challenges and for me the challenge is a dream come true.
“Thanks Arsene Wenger for your legacy, for all the coaches in all the world he is revered and I learn with him all the things in football,” he said.
The Spaniard won three consecutive Europa Leagues with Sevilla before spending two years at Paris St Germain, winning a domestic treble this past season.
Emery, who has won eight trophies since 2013-14, opted against discussing individual players such as Jack Wilshere who is out of contract.
“In my career I am very demanding of myself as well as the people at the club and the players,” he said.
“The history here is one thing, they love to . with possession of the ball. I like this personality and when we don’t have the ball I want a squad to . with intensive pressure.
“Two important things are possession of the ball and pressing when you haven’t got it.
“I believe we can grow with the players we have. The objective is to work hard together and with these talented players to work.
“It’s very important for the club, after two years outside the Champions League, to work to be the best team in the Premier League and also in the world.”