Villarreal announce Unai Emery as manager – and use his ARSENAL unveiling pic

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VILLARREAL have sent social media into meltdown after announcing the appointment of Unai Emery as their new manager using the EXACT same picture from his Arsenal unveiling.

The former Gunners manager has landed a three-year deal with the Spanish outfit, having been without a job since he was axed at the Emirates in November last year.

Villarreal took to Twitter on Thursday to announce their new boss after turfing out Javi Calleja despite him leading them to a Europa League place this season.

 

The Spanish side shared an image of Emery with his arms folded, a red tie and Arsenal blazer on in the same snap used by the North London club when he arrived in 2018.  

Villarreal just about managed to photoshop the Gunners crest out of the pic but didn’t quite get round to replacing the red Arsenal tie for the club’s famous yellow strip.

The LaLiga outfit put a Villarreal logo in the corner and wrote, “He is yellow. Unai Emery” over the image shared across their social media.

On the official club website, a statement read: “Unai Emery is a well-respected coach with vast experience in football around the world, and has manager top-level clubs such as Paris Saint-German and Arsenal FC.

“Furthermore, he also knows LaLiga perfectly, after two successful spells at Sevilla FC and Valencia CF.”

Eagle-eyed Gunners fans have been left in hysterics at the awkward snap.

They used his Arsenal announcement picture 😂 https://t.co/Rygcufexj8 pic.twitter.com/lrxquagp8M

One Twitter user wrote: “They photoshopped the Arsenal crest out, not too much work to change the tie to yellow surely.”

Another added: “Hahahahaha so much thought put into it.”

One said: “Managed to edit out the cannon though.”

Emery’s appointment marks his return to the Spanish league where he has previously taken charge of Sevilla, Valencia and Almeria.

The 48-year-old left Sevilla, where he won three consecutive Europa League trophies, for Paris Saint-Germain in 2016.

The Spaniard only lasted a year-and-a-half a the Emirates, losing the Europa League final against Chelsea and finishing fifth in the top-flight before facing the chop.

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