Good ‘ebening’ and goodbye: where it went wrong for Arsenal coach


Good ‘ebening’ and goodbye: where it went wrong for Arsenal coach

All the worrying signs had been there for a while, and there was little goodwill once Unai Emery’s reign began to unravel

Sam Dean

When Unai Emery comes to sift through the wreckage of his time at Arsenal, one question will haunt him more than any other: just how did things turn so sour, so quickly?

Is it really only 12 months since Arsenal were riding a wave of momentum, unbeaten in months and looking once more like a modern, forward-thinking team? This time last year, the pocket of Arsenal supporters that travelled to Kiev for a Europa League tie against Vorskla Poltava warmed themselves on a freezing evening by chanting that Arsenal were “Unai Emery’s red and white army”.

The final memory of the Emery era will be a quarter-full Emirates Stadium treating the manager to a barrage of boos at the end of a dismal defeat by Eintracht Frankfurt...

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