May 23, 2018 / 3:29 AM / a year ago

Soccer: Emery's website appears to confirm Arsenal appointment

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Ligue 1 - Paris St Germain vs Guingamp - Parc des Princes, Paris, France - April 29, 2018 Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery  REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Photo

(Reuters) - Unai Emery has strengthened speculation that he will take over as Arsenal's new manager after a photo appeared on his official website announcing him as the Premier League club's coach.

The image included a picture of the Spaniard next to the Arsenal badge with the message: “Proud to be part of the Arsenal family” before it was taken down on Tuesday.

Arsenal are expected to name the former Paris St Germain coach as successor to the long-serving Arsene Wenger this week.

Wenger left the north London club after nearly 22 years at the helm after they finished sixth in the league. Emery, who joined PSG in June 2016, left the French club at the end of this season, having led them to a domestic treble.

Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Ian Ransom

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