Discussion regarding Arsene Wenger’s successor at the Emirates Stadium have dominated pub talk amongst the Arsenal fans lining up our bar in recent weeks.
Now that Wenger has finally departed the club after more than 20 years in charge, the supporters can look forward to a new era which they hope will be characterised by silverware and glittering success.
Who exactly should lead the club into this new era is a question which the supporters have been mulling over in great detail of late, with the likes of Mikel Arteta and Thierry Henry firmly diving opinion.
Both of the aforementioned candidates have strong ties to the club and the former has two years of coaching experience learning alongside Pep Guardiola to bring to the table – a fact which suggests he should be up to the task of Premier League management, but plenty of supporters remain unconvinced by his credentials.
However, recent reports from the London Evening Standard suggest that Arsenal are set to open discussions with the former Paris Saint-Germain boss Unai Emery regarding the vacancy at the club, although Arteta remains in pole position to take over.
In response to the latest reports, the Arsenal supporters expressed their delight at being linked with a manger who possesses plenty of experience in European football and a track-record which suggests he could lead the club to silverware in the future.
Plenty of fans appear to believe that Emery represents a wiser appointment than Arteta, but there are still many who claim Emery’s Champions League record is far from satisfactory and that Guardiola’s understudy has the potential to become a resounding success in North-London.
Here’s what the Arsenal fans on Twitter have had to say in response to reports linking Emery to the club…
Prefer any manager over arteta.
— Rob (@robafc18) May 21, 2018
At the minute any other candidate is better than Arteta
— Iwaniooo (@Showerman_Iwan7) May 21, 2018
Finally someone spoke sense into their heads
— P.ri.n.c.e (@Preenzz) May 21, 2018
Emery that can’t conquer Europe with all those crop of players at his disposal.
Please he shoe stay off my arsenal.
Let’s give arteta a chance to prove himself
— ek_wise (@wizsoriano) May 21, 2018
Genuinely prefer him over arteta.
— L9ca (@Laxazette) May 21, 2018
Some positive news finally
— Mayanja Kenneth (@MayanjaKenneth) May 21, 2018
Why arteta? He'll just be the board's lap dog, has zero managerial experience and is part of the Wenger decline.
— FloydTheTenacious (@luby2805) May 21, 2018
Anyone but not Arteta nor Henry
— Anderson A. (@Ander_baba) May 21, 2018
@ValonDemiri1 thoughts ???take him
— Karanveer ਸਿੰਘ (@Veergasm) May 21, 2018
Would definitely love this appointment over Arteta
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Emery would be perfect for Arsenal.
— We Are The Deres (@wearethederes) May 21, 2018
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