The board took far too long to sack Emery, the Arsenal fans deserved better.
Arsenal have finally done what has been the right thing to do for over a month now after they fired Unai Emery.
The former Sevilla boss has led the team in a disastrous campaign this season and he was never going to get away with not winning their Europa League game against Eintracht Frankfurt at home.
While I do feel sympathy for Emery because he is a good manager, I also believe that Arsenal fans deserve better.
After the final years of Arsene Wenger, there was no way a manager would last long as Arsenal manager if he cannot get the team firing and that is why Emery had to go.
Arsenal fans pay one of the highest season ticket prices, the least the Gunners deserve is a team that plays with an identity that the fans can be proud of.
This season, Emery has tinkered with his team so much you would think that the fans are his advisers. He has put out teams after teams that play horrible football despite having some of the best players in the Premier League.
Their performance against Southampton at the weekend shows just how much mediocrity this current Arsenal board is prepared to take.
How can you explain the decision to publicly back a manager that has got his team on a downward spiral? But that is exactly what the Gunners’ board did when they issued a statement in support of Emery earlier in the month.
This decision took too long to be made, they have to act swiftly now to name a good replacement for Emery so that Arsenal can get their season started.