A host of Arsenal stars have taken to social media over the course of the last 24 hours to provide their respective responses to the club parting ways with Unai Emery.
Following weeks of mounting speculation, the news that the Gunners faithful were waiting for was finally made official yesterday morning.
Amid a dismal recent spell of form, which culminated in a 2-1 Europa League defeat at home to Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday night, Arsenal confirmed that the club had taken the decision to part ways with manager Unai Emery.
In a statement across the north Londoners’ official website and social media platforms, it was announced:
‘We announce today that the decision has been taken to part company with our head coach Unai Emery and his coaching team.’
‘The decision has been taken due to results and performances not being at the level required.’
Club statement: Unai Emery
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) November 29, 2019
Freddie Ljungberg has since been handed the role of interim boss at the Emirates, as Arsenal’s search for Emery’s replacement gets underway.
‘We let you down’
On the back of the now-former Arsenal boss’ sacking being made official, meanwhile, a number of reports have subsequently begun to surface, outlining just how badly out of control things had begun to spiral in the club’s dressing room of late.
The Evening Standard have claimed that a number of Gunners stars had openly mocked Emery over recent weeks, over the Spaniard’s 5-man captain system, and broken English.
This comes despite Emery himself having remained dignified and respectful in his demeanour until the very last.
Nevertheless, though, despite widespread claims of unrest amongst the Arsenal squad under Emery’s guidance, a number of the club’s players have since taken to social media to thank the 48-year-old for his hard work and dedication over the last 18 months.
Some, meanwhile, have even gone as far as to suggest that Arsenal’s players let Emery down with their performances:
— Alexandre Lacazette (@LacazetteAlex) November 29, 2019
Sad day for everybody , especially because we let u down Boss,sorry !! Thank you and the amazing staff for everything !! You are a hard worker , passionate for football and a big example always , doesn’t matter the results ! Good luck for the future ! @UnaiEmery_
— David Luiz (@DavidLuiz_4) November 29, 2019
Míster @unaiemery_ solo puedo darte las gracias por ayudarme en este tiempo que hemos compartido. Te deseo lo mejor en tus futuros proyectos . 🙏⚽🙌🏽
Coach, I just wanna thank you for helping me during the time we spent together. I wish you all the best for your future projects. pic.twitter.com/RROzijNcXZ
— Daniel Ceballos (@DaniCeballos46) November 29, 2019
Thank you and good luck for the future! pic.twitter.com/k7TDz1voq5
— Calum Chambers (@CalumChambers95) November 29, 2019
Whatever has happened in these last few weeks, I’m very sad to see @unaiemery_ and his staff go. Thank you so much for your trust and lessons in this time. You’ve helped me grow as a man through a tough period with my injury. Wish you all the best pic.twitter.com/YNoT0lEeVI
— Héctor Bellerín (@HectorBellerin) November 29, 2019
Thank you @UnaiEmery_ and Javi I’m sorry we let you down , it’s our fault for not performing the right way , I’m sure we will meet again❤️
Gracias @UnaiEmery_ y Javi perdón por haberles fallado es nuestra culpa por no estar a la altura , nos volveremos a ver ❤️ pic.twitter.com/0mTrrjgUMv
— Emiliano Martínez (@emimartinezz1) November 29, 2019