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Arsenal's new manager accidentally announced his hiring before the club did

(Associated Press)

Unai Emery is the new Arsenal manager. That much we know for sure.

Or at least we think?

The 46-year-old Spaniard, who led Sevilla to three straight Europa League titles from 2014-2016 and Paris Saint-Germain to the Ligue 1 title this past season, seems to have posted on his own official website that he was taking the job, replacing Arsene Wenger’s frustrating but ultimately prosperous 22-year-run in charge at the Emirates.

And then, it was gone:

Here’s the image originally posted revealing the hiring:

(Courtesy https://unai-emery.com/en/)

Did Emery, or someone on his behalf, update his official site a little too early? It certainly seems that way.

For what it’s worth, the Arsenal.com home page at this moment is promoting the club’s new home kit and several World Cup-related items, with nary a mention of Emery’s appointment.

Is Emery the next Arsenal manager? Almost assuredly.

Is it absolutely official? Well, let’s not go there yet.

Joey Gulino is the editor of FC Yahoo and moonlights as a writer. Follow him on Twitter at @JGulinoYahoo.

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