Arsenal on Wednesday unveiled Unai Emery as the head coach, taking over from long-serving French tactician Arsene Wenger whose reign came to an end earlier this month.
Emery, 46, joins the North London side from Paris Saint Germain, whom he guided to five domestic cups in two years.
Arsenal had said they would move quick to appoint a replacement for Wenger after he announced in April that he would leave at the end of the season.
“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,” Arsenal’s chief executive Ivan Gazidis said of Emery.
“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 takes over at The Emirates at a time when there is growing pressure to win a Premier League title.
The Gunners last won the Premiership in 2004.
Generally, in Wenger’s 22 years in charge, the North Londoners won three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups, including the Double in 1998 and 2002.