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Emery talks about his time at Arsenal

Wed 13 January 2021 | 17:23

Arsenal’s former head coach wishes the best for the Gunners.

Unai Emery

has talked about his time at Arsenal after Wenger’s era. The Spaniard says that he wishes the best things for the club despite all the criticism that he received during his spell in London.

“I was in Arsenal for a year and a half and [that] first year, I think, was a very good season,"

Emery told Football London


“We achieved the Europa League final, we were at the last moment [in] with the possibility to be in the top four.

"I think last year when I was there, we recovered a lot of confidence for the club and the fans and for the players. I think we finished well that season.

“I was very happy, [I was] enjoying it and working very well. The club supported me and I was happy with the players, the atmosphere and the supporters

"[It was] only the second six months of the second year, when I finished in November, [that] I think we made some decisions not good for the club.

“When the results were a little bit bad, the situation changed, but my first year in Arsenal I remember a lot of positive things, on the sidelines the same.

"I enjoyed being a coach of Arsenal and I’m very grateful for that moment I had in Arsenal. For me it’s not negative, it was a positive experience.

"After I left, the first month was not easy for me because I was running out of things [to do] but now I am very grateful to the owners, the club, the supporters, the players [and] the workers.

"I now only remember the very good things there and the first year for me was a very good performance for us.

“I worked well with Mr Kroenke, Raul [Sanllehi], [Ivan] Gazidis during the first months there.

"The results towards the end were the main problem but for me it was a positive experience and I’m grateful to Arsenal for the opportunity.

“This is football. Now I want the best for Arsenal and Mikel Arteta, the supporters and everyone at the club.”

source: SportMob