Arsenal fans have reacted with resentment following the club’s switch of managerial targets from Mikel Arteta to Unai Emery at the 11th hour.
Arsenal had been lining up their former player and Manchester City boss to replace Arsene Wenger after 22 years at the club.
But Emery is now the one to beat, which has left a number of Gunners fans both irritated and underwhelmed.
The Spaniard was sacked by Paris Saint-Germain this month after two years in charge.
Emery suffered a blow when Neymar was struck down by injury and Real Madrid eliminated them at the last 16 of the Champions League.
Even though he strolled to another Ligue 1 title, including adding a Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue, the PSG hierarchy saw fit to replace him with Thomas Tuchel.
Done with this club @Arsenal Emery, really! Careful what you wish for and all that, but Emery, the most underwhelming appointment. Ivan has to go next
— simon (@S87Leon) May 21, 2018
Arsenal want to improve away form and they sign Emery as their new manager. Arsenal will get hounded in every away game against a decent opposition next season.
— AK (@GuardioIismo) May 21, 2018
Unai Emery?? The guy who lost a 4-0 lead a Nou Camp ?? not sure about this guy, I slyly wanted Arterta..
— GM. (@M_efficient) May 21, 2018
Was coming round to Arteta and now I’m underwhelmed all over again. Would rather we’d kept Wenger over either Arteta or Emery tbh. #AFC
— n (@euqiddis_) May 21, 2018
if unai emery is going to be the next arsenal manager we are in trouble
— parm (@DeoParmvir) May 21, 2018
I’d rather have Wenger then Emery
— AFC Related (@AFCfantweets_) May 21, 2018
Emery a totally underwhelming choice for Arsenal manager – neither a huge name w/ undeniable pedigree like Allegri nor someone young and exciting w/ connection to the club like Arteta. Prediction: he'll be gone before the end of the 2019/20 season.
— Hamish Mackay (@HamishMackay) May 21, 2018
Sigh.. Emery smells like panic to me…
— Olawale Adetula (@thetoolsman) May 21, 2018
Is anyone even sure that Emery is a better manager than Pellegrini?
— Blahovic (@Blahovic) May 21, 2018
What a weird appointment. Makes even less sense than Arteta. At least @ArsenalFanTV will continue to be fun. They could barely pronounce Wenger properly after 22 years, shudder to think how they're going to cope with Unai Emery. https://t.co/LKbsN9109S
— Nadim (@DimmyBad) May 21, 2018
Cech new number 1
Emery incoming pic.twitter.com/XNnV0Er1tR
— Cal (@AubameyangGoal) May 21, 2018
Arteta not a yes man, Emery a yes man. That is literally the reason why Arsenal changed their mind.
— ArtetaSZN (@TikiTakaConnor) May 21, 2018
After Wenger.. Arsenal fans wanted expensive ALLEGRI But the Arsenal board shocked the fans with the name of Arteta which made em beg for anything else nd now Unai Emery looks like a gift from the Gods.. The games that Gazidis Nd Kroenke play ??♂️ @Arsenal @ArsenalFanTV pic.twitter.com/CjplKjH2fd
— Nikhil Siddhartha (@actor_Nikhil) May 21, 2018
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