Arsenal today announced their decision to appoint 46-year-old Unai Emery as their new head coach. The three-year deal is reportedly worth £5m a season. He takes over from Arsene Wenger who stepped down last month after a 22 year-old spell.

According to Arsenal, the former Sevilla coach 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.

Arsenal Chief Executive, Ivan Gazidis, added that “We conducted a confidential, wide-ranging and rigorous search involving extensive background references, data and video analysis, and personal meetings with all the candidates we shortlisted. All were interested in the position and we were unanimous in our choice of Unai to drive the next chapter of our history.”

Reacting to his appointment, Emery said, “I am thrilled to be joining one of the great clubs in the game. Arsenal is known and loved throughout the world. I’m excited about what we can do together and I look forward to giving everyone some special moments and memories.”

So here’s how the footballing world reacted to the news on twitter.