#ArtetaOut! Will Arsenal fans now unite behind Unai Emery?

If there is one thing I am sure of is that the Arsenal fans were just as divided over the possibility of Mikel Arteta being the Gunners new manager as they were about Arsene Wenger carrying on his 22 year reign at the Emirates.

Just as everyone thought it was done and dusted, we finally get the bombshell that Arteta has now been discarded and the latest hot favourite for the job is the outgoing PSG coach Unai Emery, who is certainly far more experienced than Arteta.

Both BBC and SkySports have both confirmed that Emery is expected to be announced this week, and the Sky Spanish expert Guilleme Blague has revealed that the Gunners did not just have the two candidates to choose from. He said: “Arsenal have been speaking to ten different managers, ten different candidates, and it got to a point where they had to make a decision.

“Some of the candidates did not have much similar to each other. They were looking for a series of things which eventually led them to make Emery the number one candidate.

“Arteta was one of those ten and came closest but at the end maybe the lack of experience worked against him.

“I’m sure from minute one he would have said he lacks experience himself. He had other things which Arsenal were impressed about.

“Emery has the experience, has won trophies and done it with directors of football wherever he has been. Valencia, Sevilla and PSG as well.

“I’m not sure about this thing about embodying the shadow of Arsene Wenger – that is dangerous.

“He is his own man. He will work within the structure, he will make the team flexible.

“He will sharpen everybody up and will make sure the players come out onto the pitch knowing their obligations and responsibilities.

“There has been a lot of [emphasis] in training and you will see that in the way Arsenal shape up in the future.”

That news will certainly cheer up a lot of the Arsenal fans, many of whom were already setting up #ArtetaOut campaigns, so it will be interesting to see what Gooners think about the credentials of Emery now he has been named as the hot favourite for the job. Is every happy just to get “anyone but Arteta”???



  1. Invisible says:

    I don’t want unai Emery, he is experienced but his records are not mouth-watering. I’d like to take the risk with arteta.

    1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

      I can only assume you haven’t seen his record!!!!

      He has won a lot of trophies, including with clubs on much less resources than AFC

      1. Invisible says:

        Yep three Europa with Sevilla, but in his final season he failed to win a single away game. PSG went for tuchel becoz of his failure in the CL with all the stars. He has no PL experience, limited english and his teams are usually not mean in defence. That’s a risk far less than arteta’s but it’s a risk nonetheless.

        1. Robin Vanpayslip says:

          They were all a risk though. He has experience of limited budgets and the executive structure the club have implemented. I would say that actually makes him less of a risk than the other names about.

          Anyway, thank Buddha it’s not Arteta

        2. jojo says:

          Don’t agree….He will command respect from the players..Wenger was a weak Manager with no control over his players…Arteta is not proven maybe in fives time…

        3. Enagic says:

          Even if you have Allegri and Ancelotti combine if you don’t have good players nothing is gonna make you title contender just give Unai and just he did what Wenger couldn’t do for 22 years

        4. tas says:


          his problem was Neymar who is bigger then the club

          1. tas says:

            Mauricio Pochettino only recently started to speak English

          2. Rudy Garcia fan says:

            And Mourinho was a translator and still speaks worse English than me when I was 12 (a non-native speaker here). 😀

          3. tas says:

            what did you say :))

    2. Namo says:

      10 trophies in the last 5years, including a Europa league hat trick with Sevilla and you say it’s not mouth watering? I wonder what else is mouth watering enough.
      He knows how to work with limited budgets and can really organise a team. If we don’t get back into the champions league through the front door (top4 finish), at least we have hope of getting in through the window (Winning the Europa league).
      He is more qualified than Arteta. I’m sure the fans will stand behind him.

      1. Ozziegunner says:


    3. Cagri Fansadox says:

      I want Emery.Much better than Arteta and a born winner!

      1. Mobella says:

        We arsenal fans are true definition of frivolity and a bunch of feeble minded people. That is had to take considering the level of intelligent conversations people do have here. Not until yesterday, Arteta was our next coach by the itks and media. The poor soul was subjected to all sort of abuse and the club was called all manner of names. Came forward yesterday, Emery’s name popped up and someone here has already considered his records not good enough when he hasn’t even got the job. Can’t we just wait until the club names someone before we start saying what we feel about him.

    4. Ackshay says:

      Seriously emery is the opposite of wenger in that he sends his players video analysis of the opponent, adapts his system to the opponent and to the squad that he has vs wenger we play our system every time, gives the player too much positional freedom and prefers to let players learn from their mistakes(Mustafi makes the same mistakes every time and does not learn and wenger doesn’t do shit about it because PRINCIPLES give me a break). NOT criticising wenger coaching as his approach worked when we had intelligent and creative players who greatly benefited from his system like fabregas, bergkamps henry.

      One major reason i wanted wenger out was that the man would prefer sticking to his principles than changing for the better of the club. So his principles were more important to him than the club progress was disgusting to me. He loved Arsenal a lot but he loved his principles more so i am elated that he is gone.

      1. jon fox says:

        Beautifully summed up!

        1. Ozziegunner says:


      2. shekar233 says:

        you know why i wanted him out?
        coz he was an arrogant fool.
        Can you imagine us fans being labelled as impatient and blamed for his departure? he says that there is a lack of patience at the club which is not good. it has become very difficult to satisfy the fans’ hopes even though we have been winning cups and playing excellent football.

        He has the audacity to talk about patience of the fans after us waiting for 10 years to compete, I repeat, not to win, but to compete.for the PL.

        And beautiful football?
        May be the chair umpire at a tennis match would have felt beautiful with our side ways passing rally.

        And he still thinks he is the best man for the job, not because of what he could do but because e has nothing else to do in life.

        His representatives and even David Dien said that Arsene has been flooded with offers after his departure announcement. So where are they now?
        Which club has contacted Arsene for the position? Any rumours about that?

        “I will definitely manage some club” was his statement when he departed.

        Now it has come down to “I am not sure if I can still do it on the pitch, may be off the pitch, I don’t know, but I will definitely work”

        coz no sane club with ambition has approached him.

        1. shekar233 says:

          And people bash me as I don’t respect him and say mean things about him. But what about him saying mean things about us fans?

          I say again , I respect him as a person but never will respect him as a manager.

          Why you ask? Because it is because of him that we are in such a situation now, i.e. even after him leaving we will atleast need 3-4 years to compete for the title again.

          Its simple. When Ozil was bought out of sheer fan pressure, may be its a good sign that he has given heed to fan pressure. He then buys Alexis next season
          The next season I thought he would build the team around Ozil and Alexis by getting some quality players in, as they are still young at 24,25years of age.

          And then came a Petr Cech master blow next season.

          Our star players have neared 30years i.e. they are almost out of thir prime in a year or 2. And we have to find some replacements and again think about building around them.

          Had he utilized the signings of Ozil and Alexis and built around them we would have had some chance at the title atleast in the year which Leicester won.

          But now we have players who are almost past their prime. We need marquee players first and then build around them next. Which is gonna take a minimum of 3years, unless some our youth players have a blinder of season as Mbappe,lemar,Bernardo silva had.

          Such a waste of talents of Ozil and Alexis for five years. I really feel bad every time I think of this scenario.

    5. Ray says:

      Were Arsene Wenger’s mouth watering when he came?

      Seriously? Emery is 100% a better choice to Arteta. Personally, I think an outsider who has no ties with the club will bring a completely different way of doing things of thing to Arsenal. Arteta, who I do respect as a player and a person I feel, will not have the same respect from the current squad at Arsenal. Emery will take control of the players and, equally, they will have to respect his way of doing things. In an “un” Arsenal way of doing things..

      We need change and Arteta to me is not “change enough”! As supporting staff I would say yes but, not as manager.

    6. kev says:

      Arsenal opted out of the Arteta deal which was already done for some unknown reason.
      Unai Emery will sign a 2 year deal and will be bringing his own technical staff.
      Steve Bould will also not be assistant manager anymore.
      I remember also saying Chiellini will be coming but this will not happen again since Allegri won’t be coming.Allegri previously convinced him to come with him for free.
      Arsenal lead the race for Dembele due to Auba and he’s keen to link up with him.

      1. jojo says:

        Steve Bould is a yes man did very little as second in command should definitely be sacked…

        1. Ackshay says:

          You say bould was a yes man but the moment he would have teached defence thus changing wenger all attack approach he would have been sacked by wenger. Wenger thought he knew better than everyone and didnt like his authority challenged hence the lack of leader in the squad.

    7. kev says:

      Currently Arsenal looks like this:
      Ivan Gazidis – Chief Executive
      Francis Cagigao – Head of International recruitment
      Raul Sanllehi – Head of football relations
      Huss Fahmy – Contract Negotiator
      Sven Minslintat – Head of recruitment
      Darren Burgess – Head of high performance
      Unai Emery – Head Coach

    8. Kilted Gooner says:

      news coming out that Emery won the job with his ridiculously good interview. He was able to provide stats on every single member of the squad and has a clear vision on how to improve them.
      He also wants to build the team around Auba and Ramsey.

      1. jojo says:

        I could do the same doesn’t mean I would be a good Manager….We need a very strong Manager to control the players and stop them making stupid repetitive mistakes like Mustafi, Xhara and Iwobi. Actually I would sell those three straight away…

  2. Uzi Ozil says:

    You can’t make everyone happy. You just can’t please everyone. Whoever we employ, some fans will be happy while some fans will be sad. Whether is Arteta or Emery, it will be a risk. Whoever comes to Arsenal, it will be a risk worth taking since no one has proven himself yet at the club. However, Emery has the experience with some trophies. It’s not gonna be an easy job but I will stand behind the manager.


    1. bran911 says:

      True that

  3. Hadnuff says:

    Atlast got a big name that club of Arsenal stature deserves….the guy is a good coach and meticulous in his preparation before every match. Looking forward to him kicking few backsides of the players stuck in their comfort zone under Wenger for far too long. 100% behind the appointment… Vamos Emery!

    1. Big Charley says:


    2. Rudy Garcia fan says:

      Not sure if Basques say ‘vamos’ since the language is not even Indo-European, let alone Romance.
      Agree with the rest. An excellent appointment.

      3rd place finishes with Valencia, then 5th in the league and 3 Europas with Sevilla. The PSG situation was too different from ours, so won’t use that data.

      Etorri Emery! (etorri is supposed to be ‘vamos’)

  4. Robin Vanpayslip says:

    I’m very happy with this one. Firstly it’s not Arteta and secondly he is the type of manager that has proven he can work in a structure as well as win trophies even in his previous PSG era

  5. Sue says:

    I don’t know that much about Emery, but seeing as he’s managed PSG and won the Europa league with Sevilla (beating Liverpool) he doesn’t sound that bad ????

    1. John Wick says:

      Definitely Sue some positivity at last ?

  6. Roy says:

    As with any job interview you have to convince the interviewers your the man for the job.Arteta didn’t.Everybody move on.
    Look at the problems Man U.have had.
    Looking forward to the new season.

  7. big g says:

    We have to get behind the new manager and the team right from the off no matter who takes the role. We know there is going to be uncertainty and apprehension over the way the new man will set us up to play and weather the players themselves can carry out the instructions given to them just as there always is going into a new season only more so with the new man in charge. Also we don’t know how much money is being made available to spend, the rumors range from £50mil – £200mil and if Arsenal take the cheapskate route then the manager will have an even harder job to prove themselves. I’ve a feeling they will, Yaya Toure anyone, he’s old but free, could he do a job for us.

    1. John Wick says:

      You read my mind I’d take Yaya for a season if we’re being cheap ?

      1. Rudy Garcia fan says:

        Agree about Yaya.

        Also, if we sell someone in midfield (Xhaka?), we could also bring Cesc back for about 15 mill. since he’s 31 and only 1 year on his contract.
        Use the extra money on a top DM for whom Elneny would be the understudy.
        If using Yaya as a DM, however, we could use the saved money on a top winger.

        With Yaya and Cesc costing a total 15 mill., we could genuinely build a good team this very summer even with limited spending.

        — Sell Xhaka, Mustafi, Ospina, Welbeck – total 80 mill.
        — Sign Yaya (free), Cesc – 15 – 20 mill. , 2 CBs (one cheap, like Evans) – 50 mill., GK: Leno – 20 – 25 mill., top winger 70 mill.

        == Net spend: roughly 80 mill. pounds
        (I’m sure the 50 mill. was a joke. Even Everton spend more than that.)

        – Leno, Cech
        – 2 new defenders, Mavropanos, Kos, Monreal, Bellerin, Chambers, Holding, Kolasinac
        – Yaya, Cesc, Elneny, Wilshere, Ramsey, Maitland-Niles, Iwobi
        – Ozil, Mkhitaryan, Iwobi, a new top winger, Lacazette, Aubameyang

        Together with new youngsters, this would be ideal for a reasonable budget.

        ( The reason I mention Cesc is because every time he plays against us, you can totally see he still loves Arsenal, so let’s forgive him returning to Barcelona prematurely).

        1. Rudy Garcia fan says:

          And of course, I managed to mention Iwobi, my least favorite alongside Holding, twice!


      2. Simon Williams says:

        No brainier! Do it

      3. RSH says:

        Yaya is on vacation and just looking for one final pay day. If you want to win something I wouldn’t get him. Cesc is still professional and I’d take him back for a cheap price too.

  8. Barren says:

    1.understanding the boards decision we definelty avoided a d.moyes moment.
    2.honestly the appointment makes afc look like a headless chicken running around.
    3.finally it’s over nw and we can start looking up and let’s hope we get it right with transfers nw and get that sorted out soon.
    4.emery is a passionate coach and demands his players to work hard which I like and he will steady the ship.
    5.I can see the nzonzi or krikwoviac (it’s definelty not spelt that way) deal happening hence the budget we have maybe also a winger coz he likes pace.
    6.cech will have 1 more season looks like which is understandable coz of the budget he needs to improve on last season.
    7.let’s hope emery improves our starting and squad players.
    8.mustafi,ospina,Perez won’t generate that much funds although our wages books are looking better bfg,Santi,cambell are gone.
    9.sven and raul better have a trick up the sleeve coz the big boys around us will start flexing.
    10.50mil budget just surprised me really disappointed. ??? atleast 150mil!!! to rebuild i hate you stan kroenke u no better than trump Coyg!!!!!

    1. Invisible says:

      Do you believe in the 50 mil? It’s a bluff to prevent potential targets from being overpriced. I don’t think I’ll ever announce how much money I have in my pocket to all the vendors who sell without a fix price of what I desperately need.

      1. Rudy Garcia fan says:

        To think we can challenge for top 4 with the net spend below 80 or 90 mill., you would have to be a real fool. Also, a fool if you think saving 30 – 40 mill. in the short term is going to be good in the long run (attracting top targets, CL money, sponsorship money etc). Ridiculous number for a club as financially big as Arsenal.

        1. Ozziegunner says:

          How has Arsenal “look like a headless chicken” when they have shown due diligence in assessing supposedly 10 candidates for the manager/head coach position? Management have kept their cards close to their chests, while the media and the rest of us have been speculating.
          Similarly the sum available for transfers will become clear as the transfer window unfolds.

  9. Barren says:

    Us as fans that give their heart for this club the board won’t even sacrifice funds to compete again smh!!!!! Jose will get 300mil and will still be sh#t!!!

  10. John Wick says:

    I can’t believe some people are complaining and saying they wanted Arteta! Why? What’s he done for people to want him to be our next manager? He has zero experience, has never managed one single game in his life.. usually up and coming new managers start off with the reserves working their way up.. you can’t possibly end you’re playing career go away and sit with a big puffy purple coat for a year then come back and be the main man in one of the biggest most challenging jobs there is.. come on guys get serious he was a backwards sideways passer that’s how we would of been playing, well we already do that’s the problem! Yeah man city won the league comfortably we know but Arteta didn’t win it don’t let what pep said fool you that Arteta was the brains behind it! Guardiola was being mosest, how do we know he wasn’t trying to sell Arsenal the idea of hiring him, you know doing a favour for a mate.. not saying he’s not a good coach I honestly have no idea but what I do know he’s not ready to manage a great club! And for those who are on Emery’s back that he failed in the Champions league (which is true) not one of you have said that about Guardiola he’s failed too with a big expensive team, was taught a lesson by Klopp and Liverpool not only in Europe but the league as well and also pep couldn’t win it at Bayern either and again nothing said on that! Yeah he won with Barcelona but come on that team was frighteningly good David Moyes could of won it with them ?

    1. John Wick says:


      1. Big Charley says:

        And a club like Arsenal with too many lazy players, lacks defensive techniques, all is alright attitude, used to playing the say way no matter who the opposition is, moving on the downward path, lacks grits and mentality? What more can I say. Arteta would have been a bad choice given we could have Emery. Am 100% supporting him!!

    2. Yunqmuan says:

      God bless you bro. Best comment through and through.
      Those of you talking abt 50m got that news from the media. Why have we allowed the media to control us this much? They guide our logic,emotions and words?
      They claim they knew everything happening at the club almost confirming Arteta as manager. Common let’s trust and believe in the club and its future. If Emery is confirmed let’s support him and unite the club. Even Allegri and Semione failed in Champions league since they didn’t win it they all fell at the Madrid sword.

    3. jon fox says:

      What a great post John, sound common sense and at the risk of embarrassing you, WISDOM too!

      1. John Wick says:

        Thanks very much Jon ?

  11. Innit says:

    Emery is Better than Arteta. He has won trophies too.
    I still can’t believe we considered Arteta

    1. John Wick says:


  12. John0711 says:

    Guys I’ve been very expressive in my thoughts on Arteta
    However, something coming out of the media concerns me more than anything

    If looks like Arteta has said no because he wanted a say in transfers, this is understandable. Would you accept an appointment knowing your neck is on the block and you cannot change anything (it’s your reputation)
    So it’s worrying that the club wants total control and even more worrying that someone would come in and work at a club where they are not allowed to change anything
    I will give the new manager my support however Emery win % at even Seville is 52% which is less than wenger ?
    Imo the clubs reputation is at stake here

    1. Trudeau says:

      You’re creating a false dichotomy — there are more options than no control and total control. Every professional team in North America and plenty of European football teams operate with a general manager/sporting director who has the final say in signings. It works well when the manager/coach and the GM/SD work closely and are on the same page. No reason it can’t work at Arsenal — after all everyone was complaining about the amount of power Wenger had.

      1. Sean says:

        Spot on ?

      2. I absolutely agree. Teams like Barca and Real Madrid go after targets with or without the coach being on board. A coach should be a coach with as little power as possible. Imagine a hypothetical scenario where Mourinho goes to a Barcelona with our previous structure where the manager(Wenger) held all the power? He falls out with Messi and Inesta and sells them off to city or psg! Lol..a coach must be kept in check and never again should we have a despot like Wenger calling all the shots. Anyways, Unai Emery is a brilliant signing miles better than joke Arteta!!!

      3. RSH says:

        Manager is likely to have close to no power though. Why do you think we’ve been turned down by even the likes of Arteta? I don’t think this is going to be the structure you’re expecting. If Arsenal wanted an experienced top manager they won’t find one that doesn’t want some form of control in transfers.

      4. jon fox says:

        Yes, yes, yes. No more personal feifdoms and managers thinking they are bigger than the club. Spot on Trudeau!

  13. FrankN says:

    If there’s one thing I have learned from following this site it is to ignore rumours and keep an open mind. There you were writing articles about what Arteta would do upon appointment and what sort of manager he would be. What a waste of time writing them, let alone reading them.

  14. Innit says:

    There is only one reason the board is chosing Emery


    Makes sense now!

    1. Hadnuff says:

      Think the headless board couldn’t decide the appointment and the name association probably put forward by the bright spark Kronke junior was the clincher!

  15. Sean says:

    Arteta is not ready full stop. He may be in a few years when he takes City B team did like pep then take a big team but taking over the reigns at Arsenal was comical at best, he hasnt even managed ONE game for gods sake.

    Emery is a young experieced winning coach. What else could we ask for? He got the PSG job for a reason, contract didnt get renewed NOT SACKED, after winning the domestic treble. Not winning the UCL cost him a contract renewal but nobody mentions Pep not winning it with Bayern or City after 2seasons!! Unai Emery could be a shrewed move & we should all back him 100% & actually have an atmosphere at the Emirates that the stadium was meant for!!

  16. khaligraph says:

    This was an unexpected move by the board. I had already accepted Arteta as our next coach. Let’s just get behind him and support him. Heard that he likes to press hard and demands the players to work hard. My only concern is that he was unable to command the dressing room at PSG. Is he gonna get the likes of Ozil to commit themselves fully to the course? Time will tell

    1. RSH says:

      ozil is a primadonna. If Emery wants players to work hard, then he will fall out with ozil rather quickly. Guys is going on 30 and has never pressed in his life. It’s not going to happen

      1. jon fox says:

        I also see OZIL NOT LASTING LONG. We have to have 100% committed players, however much natural talent they have. Talent without total committment is useless. This was PRECISELY the reason I was so loathing of Walcott, the laziest Arsenal player I have seen in 60 years. I easily saw Walcotts lack of backbone in his first half dozen games. We need total honesty and no lame excuses, a la Wenger style.

  17. Tom says:

    The key here is he is a manager who has known nothing but the demands to win the league in recent years, and he has delivered whilst managing top players.
    At cash strapped Valencia (season they sold David Villa and David Silva) he took them to 3rd in the league. His record at Lorca is equally impressive. From player turn coach in his first year he got them promoted into div2. And then the following season finished 5th! (That’s like wolves finishing 5th next season).

    Sevilla success was what got him the PSG job. And it’s his PSG record that would get him the AFC job!

  18. valentine chitiya says:

    emery is a good coach,look at his achievements at sevilla a club with lesser resources than arsenal.he well be a success

  19. leeroy says:

    i dont think he success at psg got him the arsenal job. what impresses me is his time at Seville and Valencia .it would be nice to see someone shouting at the touchline

    1. Kingelemide says:

      Exactly.. Thats all i have been saying. Someone to actually make the players know when they are doing shit..

  20. Wolfgang says:

    Lets see whether he can start winning. He could be an upgrade
    on Wenger whose soccer philosophy is stuck in the dinosaur age.
    Hopefully he will want to focus on winning instead of playing the
    style of soccer favoured by the fm.
    In other words the shortest route to goal and defending in nos.

  21. Malch95 says:

    Although it’s pretty obvious that the board just stumbled upon him recently, I really think he is the best candidate out of all the candidates that were being considered (including Ancelotti and Allegri). He’s already well accustomed to our new structure having worked under the same conditions at Vvalencia, PSG and Sevilla. He can get the best out of his squad and help them perform to their maximum, has tactical-nous which has won trophies consecutively, relatively young and energetic, has no complaints working with restricted funds, plays Attacking football and is definitely a manager that the squad will respect. The only concern is he’s never gotten past the round of 16 in the CL and I also read that he wants to build his team around RAMSEY & PEA, meaning he doesn’t like Ozil. I know I’m gonna get slated for this but I couldn’t agree more, if we can get a decent fee for Ozil and get Rabiot plus Seri or their abouts. I would like Arsenal to revert back to 4-3-3 with Pace on the wings and no Mesut

    Kolsinac Sokratis Soyunco Bellerin

    1. jon fox says:

      I am not much sold on Ozil, despite his prodigious natural talent on the few occasions he deigns to use it and work hard. Instinct tells me that lazy players will be no more at Arsenal now that “excuse maker supreme Wenger” is history. Excuses are actually lies – and if KEN 1945 IS READING THIS POST, WELL KEN, NOW YOU KNOW WHAT I HAVE ALWAYS MEANT BY THE LIES COMING FROM THE CLUB – and i see more honesty in the club from now on. This is what we fans have forced the club to face up to, by our concerted fan action. Ozil is now on ridiculous and ludicrous wages which stops us spending elsewhere. I predict Ozil will not be there by the start of the season after next and most probably gone well before that too. Ozil and hard work are aliens to each other. This spineless attitude was precisely the reason I loathed Walcott for virtually all his 12 year stay. At least Ozil has great talent, BUT it is still useless unless fully applied every week.

  22. ArseOverTit says:

    he got the job because before PSG [where it was the total opposite case] at both Sevilla & Valencia he was asked to create a team from relatively modest means. This is Stan’s vision and financial strategy; to provide modest means for club growth, so in that respect he is the perfect candidate.

    He one 3 successive Europa Cups back to back [no small feat] but only managed places outside of the top two in the league during his spells in la liga [again, no small feat when you have RM and Barca].

    I personally would have liked Allegri, but his personal demands and that for player acquisition are not in line with Arsenals current ambition, again down largely to the low ambition of owner and board of AFC.

    Still, its a positive step forward as he will get a team to play as a functioning unit and inject a much needed shot in the arm to the club and its players. He can only work with what he has and his remit will be to get us back into the UCL wither through premier league standing on by winning the Europa League.

  23. Jakseth says:

    I would favour emery over Arteta. But I would choose Ancelotti over anyone any day.

    Ancelotti is a legend and is available. His trophy shelf is full with plenty of different teams. Would have been an easy choice.

    Emery is promising but his English is very bad and has failed to impose his authority on big players at PSG.

    1. leeroy says:

      you have to remember big players like cavani alves and neymar are unruly…he would receive a good reception at arsenal i believe so…ancelotti has worked at clubs with relatively huge transfer budget and this arsenal we are talking about plus he is too old thats a short term fix

  24. Sapiman says:

    I had agreed on Arteta but Emery is clearly a better option, just wondering why he was not in the frame all this while.

    1. RSH says:

      because Arsenal didn’t rate him, but we got turned down by almost everyone else we wanted because this new structure takes almost all power away from manager. They were looking for a “yes man” and Emery just happened to show up at the door last minute. Highly doubt this was really planned at all

  25. leeroy says:

    emery to me ticks all boxes but am a bit concerned he failed to win any away game during his last term at sevilla…might as well be bringing the curse here

  26. reddb10 says:

    More trophies in 5 years than Wenger managed in 22 so can we just get behind the man and support him and the team.

  27. Innit says:

    To be honest Im feeling a lot better with Emery than Arteta. Arteta should not even have been considered. Maybe for a club like Middlesboro or Crewe or something but not Arsenal. We need an experienced manager. Emery is experienced and won trophies

    Emery is not who we wanted but we should look at the bright side. Wenger has made a mess. We have quite a few average players and better players who aren’t achieving their potential. Emery should be able to improve our team. Especially getting a defensive midfielder and a Viera or Cazorla type player. Wenger defiantly and stubbornly avoided getting a quality defensive midfielder

    Emery can at least turn us into a complete team. If he fails to win trophies then at least he will have improved us for the next manager. If he wins trophies then that would be amazing

    1. Big Charley says:


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  28. jon fox says:

    “Oh, what a beautiful morning
    Oh what a beautiful day
    The threat of Arteta is lifted
    And Emery seems here to stay! ” Yippee!

    With apologies to Rodgers and Hammerstein and also those non musicals people on here who have no idea what this song is. Google the musical “Oklahoma” if you can summon the vaguest interest. Though I recommend that, unlike me, you get a life and do no such thing!

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  29. seatofthesoul says:

    I honestly can’t believe a single person is against Emery taking over. Has an excellent record from Sevilla with a limited budget, has worked with the biggest players in the game at PSG. Although he didn’t get too far in the champions league I’m not too worried as some great managers before him have struggled there and some great ones will struggle after.

    He’s young, tactically astute and will have connections with top players when it comes to transfer dealings. He is honestly the perfect candidate and I am actually a little surprised he even considered us. Let’s be real, we are a Europa League club right now and making the top 4 ahead of either Manchester club (unlikely: resources), or Liverpool/Spurs who have both been consistently great the past couple of seasons and look as if they’ll continue keeping their best players or Chelsea who are going to spend, spend and spend to try and force the issue will be incredibly difficult.

    I don’t mean to be a downer because we do have some top talent, if we can sign a couple of very good cb’s, a battling dm and potentially a winger (depending on the system we’ll play) and shave off our deadwood and tie up some contracts I think we can be as good Liverpool/Spurs/Chelsea and maybe united under Emery. The only caveat is playing in the Europa League which is a huge hindrance, lets hope we don’t have trips to Kazakhstan.

    All in all there is good reason to be genuinely optimistic right now which no-one has been able to say with a straight face for quite some time.


  30. Chooch says:

    Totally agree with what you say we need (seatofthesoul). Add a gk and we could compete.
    To all haters, u can not believe whatcour fanbase has become. No class, you sound like the spuds. Not sure how good Emery is but we need to give the guy a chance. Nothing you can do about it now anyway.

  31. AndersS says:

    Great choice IMO.
    – Proven winner
    – Experienced but still in his prime
    – “Tougher” mentality than Wenger (very important)
    I am all behind him, and hope we get a conformation real soon.

  32. Big Charley says:

    Am feeling great, the future looks good as the cloud of Arteta being Arsenal’s head coach/ manger is lifted, am going to try and sort my tickets, if I can’t get one then sky sport/ BT will be my friends. I can’t wait to see what he brings. I have seen some of his clips and it looks like we have got another animated manger in premier league. Lol ?, LET ALL THE DRAMAS BEGIN. Premier league is where all the actions will be. Am loving it !!!????

  33. John Ibrahim says:

    Emery is a good cheap long term option

    Finished 6, win Europa Cup and qualify for champs league…..less spending required…

    1. RSH says:

      they found their “yes man”. Even Arteta wanted some say in transfers. Emery does not mind and will do whatever board says. This guy has no backbone. Arsenal did not need a “yes man” and I’m very worried about this new structure.

  34. RSH says:

    boring choice. Also would’ve rather taken a risk with Arteta. This guy does nothing special in the league. Maybe he can get us Europa trophy tho. Besides for that he’s nothing too special and he’ll be gone within around 2 seasons top. All this buildup for someone I honestly don’t rate much higher than Wenger himself.

    1. RSH says:

      just like I was willing to do with Arteta, I’ll get behind the guy, but yeah. Personally I am not too excited about him taking over.

  35. jon fox says:

    Today is rather like finding you have saved the leg you thought would have to be amputated(Wenger going) , only to then find an arm was to come off(Arteta coming) , and finally , last night, realising the arm would not only be saved but strengthened with youthful vigour and added muscle(Emery) How about some entrepreneurial fan flogging banners saying”Gooners are delirious with happiness today” ? I will be first in the queue! So happy, I almost bought my mate a drink, until I looked in my wallet, saw all the moths there – all with an uncanny resemblance to Kroenke- which reminded me that, like him, I am a tightwad and put my fiver firmly back with the moths!

  36. Kenya 001 Arsenal says:

    I can now raise my head high up and say i support arsenal cant wait for the new coach and next season cant come any sooner

  37. Declan says:

    3 year contract to be announced soon.
    OT and don’t know if already mentioned but New Puma kit released today and though the hoops on the sleeves look pink in some pictures, they are red. Also Cech has No 1 shirt, Bellerin 2, Elneny 4 and Xhaka 34.

    1. RSH says:

      those kits look like barf. What was Puma thinking? And Arsenal who had to confirm the design.

      1. GB says:

        Don’t think pictures do it justice but will wait to see in the flesh

    2. Jeremy says:

      My god… Elmo has a number 4.

      No… not him pls.

      1. GB says:

        Don’t worry, numbers don’t mean anything these days. It’s what he chose and not indicative of playing position or even picked to play.

  38. khaligraph says:

    Rumors have it that he wants to build his team around PEA and Ramsey. It’s understandable bearing in mind he likes to press high and these two players would flourish under such a system. However, it doesn’t sound good for players like Ozil, Wilshere, and Lacazette.

    1. John Ibrahim says:

      who doesnt want to build around PEA?

      PEA guarantee goals…..all he needs is good service….

      Hence the new manager is guarantee a top 4 finish if he can tighten the defense

      With Abrahamovich getting sanctioned with his billions, chelsea is finished

      maybe with luck Spud sells Kane and Liverfool sells Sallah…thats top 3 for sure

  39. John Ibrahim says:

    Its going to be official soon…

    Media reports are going strong…..

  40. khaligraph says:

    PEA guarantees goals. What about Ramsey? Flicks?

    1. Adam Criniti says:

      Haha, POTD

  41. Jeremy says:

    We didn’t want Arteta because we won’t be keen to see a certain civil war in dressing room.

    It’s hard to get going with war zone dressing room.

    But anyway, no official announcement yet so what is the fuss about?

  42. Ozziegunner says:

    I listened to the interview with David Ornstein and he reiterated that Arsenal have interviewed a number of candidates and Emery was the unanimous choice.
    It has been stated that Emery could not be appointed earlier because he was still contracted to PSG.

    1. GB says:

      Interviewed 2 weeks ago aparantly and had in depth knowledge of every player. Meticulous.

  43. Grandad says:

    As fans we have a duty to get behind the new man and support the team regardless of any personal preferences.We could put 100 Gunners in a room and come up with 20/30 different picks for Manager.Let Emery get on with his task of improving the team.He has a lot to do.

  44. jon fox says:

    Interesting and odd use of the word “divided” as in “divided Arsenal fans”, by the Admin in his article. We fans were divided about 88/12% in favour of not keeping Wenger, with at least as many or more opposed to Arteta. To my way of thinking , the word divide, implies something split half and half or similar, at least. Nothing REALLY divided at all about either Wenger OR Arteta. Just a few misguided souls who wanted losers or novices. The rest of us DON’T!

  45. nonny says:

    Most exited by the news even if we get pep everyone will not be happy….. To he’ll with the haters to me He ticks all the boxes nice move

    exciting times ahead….Who said his another Yes man purely is a joke Of a person

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