A new era dawns at Arsenal and its time to look forward with confidence.
This is the start of a new dawn and what other better way can we start that than to purge ourselves of past grievances and move forward, especially now that Emery has been sacked.
Emery’s sacking was a matter of when and not if! Finally, the man has been sacked and everybody can breathe a sigh of relief and move forward. It has not been an encouraging season so far but now, we can move on.
Unai Emery came to Arsenal with many expectations after doing well at Sevilla and PSG. The expectation was for him to transform Arsenal into genuine football heavyweights. He tried his best but it was obvious that his best was not enough to transform the team. I still think Emery is not a bad coach, he just lost his way at one point and it was very hard for him to get it back.
Let us face the fact that Arsenal was not able to sign a top-quality central defender during the last transfer window, that was not Emery’s fault. Emery was not in charge of signing and selling players, that was the duty of the board and they let him down in this regard. He was appointed to just train whatever player that was signed. I may even be tempted to say Emery never really fancied the players at his disposal.
His first season was above average, we went on a long unbeaten run, we got to the final of the Europa League and we were able to sign some good players. His second season, however, was poor. Do I totally blame him for a bad season? No, I don’t.
Emery is gone now, we are expected to name a new coach soon but I would like us to thank Emery for coming to Arsenal and serving us. Let us wish him well in the future and then, we can truly move forward.