Sanllehi, who is the Gunners’ head of football, said: “It’s contagious. In a good way. I have to make the point also, just to clarify, that I did not know him personally. We are both Spanish but I did not know him personally.
“But the feedback I got from people who had worked with Unai was incredible. Always positive. I did not find one element of criticism. I am talking about players, chairmen, technical directors. I talked with a lot of people who had interacted with him in his time and it was very reassuring.”