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Emery: Arsenal fans got me the sack.

Updated: Nov 20, 2023

Emery blames the Gunners fans for "throwing him out of the club" in November.

Unai Emery believes the Arsenal supporters were part of the reason why he was sacked at the Emirates.

The Spaniard blames the Gunners fans for "throwing him out of the club" in November.

The north London side had their worst run of results under Emery's reign as they were only able to secure four wins from 13 Premier League matches prior to his dismissal.

"There were several problems: four captains; the [Mesut] Ozil - [Sead] Kolasinac case; [Nicolas] Pepe's signing, which needs time to be that of France ... We didn't play well, that's for sure," Emery told Spanish daily newspaper Marca.

"That brought us bad results, there was no improvement, the fans focused on me and they threw me out. But I keep the positive things, there were many.

"I had the funeral and mourning. After my cessation, I dreamed a month of things about Arsenal. It was a natural process. And I overcame that duel.

"When I no longer dreamed them, I already knew that I had overcome it. Now I am already feeding myself."

Emery also said the Arsenal fans need to give Mikel Arteta time to implement his coaching philosophy at the Emirates.

"Mikel has a lot of experience as a footballer and has worked alongside Pep [Guardiola], who is the best," he added.

"He fits perfectly as an Arsenal manager. He is playing a 4-2-3-1, like ours. Ozil is still his No 10, and bit by bit he is finding his identity. But after my exit, the hostile atmosphere calmed down.

"The results have not been the best, but you have to allow time for that to happen."



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