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Post by Jay29 Wed May 23, 2018 4:52 pm

It's official now:

https://www.arsenal.com/news/welcome-unai

Who wants to start the sack watch thread?

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Post by The Demon of Carthage Wed May 23, 2018 5:10 pm

Because you think there's chance Arsenal will sack him? They know what they're doing.They missed out on Klopp. They missed out on Sarri. They missed out on Carlo. Obviously, they're not looking to win anything major and not any time soon. Their main objective from what I can gather is a CL qualification and an EL title, and Emery just so happens to be the perfect guy for that.


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Post by Jay29 Wed May 23, 2018 5:23 pm

I was mostly joking.

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Post by Hapless_Hans Wed May 23, 2018 5:26 pm

RealGunner wrote:

what a man ffs


van Gaalesque :bow:

so happy for you RG
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Post by urbaNRoots Wed May 23, 2018 5:56 pm

Welcome boss!
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Post by El Gunner Wed May 23, 2018 6:23 pm

From the Arsenal section...

Twoism wrote:
Hapless_Hans wrote:Also, GOAT PR strategy to sell this appointment, to first confuse Arsenal fans to the point of complete bewilderment with those serious and persistent Arteta rumours, thus shattering any expectations to the point of non-existance, before pulling a rather unspectacular, recently bad-mouthed, but solid household name like Emery out of the hat.


Your last part is mostly from GL though, people has a hard on for his failure at PSG. His team lost to two best teams in the world but somehow it is expected of him to overcome Barcelona and Real Madrid. Also people assume, Arsenal could magically pluck hot commodities like Sarri, Allergri, Simeone out of trees without Champion League football and promise of big transfer budget. This transition period is delicate, we need smooth and safe option and we got one, for once I'm thrilled.


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Also what I like about all of this is that we actually got it done so quickly, before the CL final even (the official end of the season). It's unlike Arsenal actually. I am reasonably optimistic of our new setup at the club, it looks they have plans and goals in place, which is great, and a good change for a change, granted that it might take a while before we start to see evident progress.
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Post by futbol Wed May 23, 2018 7:22 pm

LMAO

At least Arsenal Fan TV will remain pure entertainment.

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Post by Valkyrja Wed May 23, 2018 8:42 pm

So they replaced Wenger with this noob ? Huge step forward rofl
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Post by S Wed May 23, 2018 8:45 pm

The Demon of Carthage wrote:Because you think there's chance Arsenal will sack him? They know what they're doing.They missed out on Klopp. They missed out on Sarri. They missed out on Carlo. Obviously, they're not looking to win anything major and not any time soon. Their main objective from what I can gather is a CL qualification and an EL title, and Emery just so happens to be the perfect guy for that.  




I think they will be pretty happy to have 'missed out' on Carlo and Sarri.
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Post by BarcaLearning Wed May 23, 2018 8:53 pm

El Gunner wrote:From the Arsenal section...

Twoism wrote:
Hapless_Hans wrote:Also, GOAT PR strategy to sell this appointment, to first confuse Arsenal fans to the point of complete bewilderment with those serious and persistent Arteta rumours, thus shattering any expectations to the point of non-existance, before pulling a rather unspectacular, recently bad-mouthed, but solid household name like Emery out of the hat.


Your last part is mostly from GL though, people has a hard on for his failure at PSG. His team lost to two best teams in the world but somehow it is expected of him to overcome Barcelona and Real Madrid. Also people assume, Arsenal could magically pluck hot commodities like Sarri, Allergri, Simeone out of trees without Champion League football and promise of big transfer budget. This transition period is delicate, we need smooth and safe option and we got one, for once I'm thrilled.


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Also what I like about all of this is that we actually got it done so quickly, before the CL final even (the official end of the season). It's unlike Arsenal actually. I am reasonably optimistic of our new setup at the club, it looks they have plans and goals in place, which is great, and a good change for a change, granted that it might take a while before we start to see evident progress.


Its good to see Arsenal getting things done this quickly, I guess theyve planned for this a while now though. Still one of the best and well respected clubs in the world, and hopefully they can show that they know what they are doing and works out well. With the players they got and the style they play, if they can get their act together its exciting. Much prefer their football than say Man U or Chelsea atm.
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Post by S Wed May 23, 2018 9:05 pm

Liverpool in their transition phase after having lost Benitez and being in financial difficulties hired Dalglish, Woy and Rodgers before they could finally latch on to Klopp

Man United after losing SAF hired Moyes(lol), Van Gaal and Mou and arguably doing worse despite being the richest club in the world

This is the first time Arsenal have gone into transition mode since the time they sold Viera, Pires and the likes (?) Not to mention they've badly regressed for the last couple of years.
They need to stabilize. Give them some f*cking time. A safe option like Emery who if not via the league, has a huge chance to get them back to CL via the EL is a very very understandable decision.

Besides, other than City, i dont think any other PL club are so far ahead of the curve that Arsenal might struggle to catch them so i think they have a good chance to break into the Top 4 next season anyway IMO.

Please stop judging other teams with your Real Madrid and Barcelona lenses. Arsenal sit in a completely different situation altogether.
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Post by sportsczy Wed May 23, 2018 9:12 pm

S... you don't realize how poor Emery is in big games against similarly or more talented teams. He's flat out awful. Does really well against fodders though. Problem in EPL is that there's a top 6 and Arsenal is, frankly, 6th. Seen enough of him to understand what he is and isn't.

Liverpool was in far far far worse shape for years compared to Arsenal. Man U self destructed... they could have had whomever they wanted.

I just don't understand why you would hire a coach that doesn't have a high ceiling... if you're going to take that kind of risk. Emery's ceiling is clear as day. Either get an elite manager or go out there and get an up-and-comer that can develop in to an elite manager at least.

This hire is so meh....
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Post by BarrileteCosmico Wed May 23, 2018 9:46 pm

The more I think of this the more of a masterclass signing I think it is.

Arsenal know that top 4 is a pipe dream, so they signed a Europa League specialist to get them a European title and into the CL. It fits.
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Post by Jay29 Wed May 23, 2018 9:49 pm

For what it's worth, Gazidis just outlined the process behind the hire.

We had an eight man longlist. The first interview was conducted on April 25th, and the last was on the 15th. Emery's interview was done on May 10th. The recommendation to the board was on May 18th. It was a unanimous decision between Gazidis, Sanellhi and Mislintat.

Emery blew everyone away with his knowledge of the club, the players and how he'd go about improving them.

He also just did his first press conference in English despite being far from fluid, so fair play to him. He's off to a good start.

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Post by LeBéninois Wed May 23, 2018 11:20 pm

Jay29 wrote:For what it's worth, Gazidis just outlined the process behind the hire.

We had an eight man longlist. The first interview was conducted on April 25th, and the last was on the 15th. Emery's interview was done on May 10th. The recommendation to the board was on May 18th. It was a unanimous decision between Gazidis, Sanellhi and Mislintat.

Emery blew everyone away with his knowledge of the club, the players and how he'd go about improving them.

He also just did his first press conference in English despite being far from fluid, so fair play to him. He's off to a good start.


He also made the effort of speaking French but the media was mocking him.. going as far as translating in French what he was saying ...in French
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Post by Hapless_Hans Thu May 24, 2018 12:02 am

That's because the French are chauvinistic dicks when it comes to language

Or rather, they're chauvinistic dicks and language is one area where it shows the most
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Post by S Thu May 24, 2018 12:11 am

Hapless_Hans wrote:That's because the French are chauvinistic dicks when it comes to language

Or rather, they're chauvinistic dicks and language is one area where it shows the most

Its not just a French thing you numpty

Most are like that. You find these types everywhere.
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Post by Hapless_Hans Thu May 24, 2018 12:18 am

S wrote:
Hapless_Hans wrote:That's because the French are chauvinistic dicks when it comes to language

Or rather, they're chauvinistic dicks and language is one area where it shows the most

Its not just a French thing you numpty

Most are like that. You find these types everywhere.


You do, sure.
But it is a particular French kind of chauvinistic dickishness, the way they are dickishly chauvinistic about their language and people's non/ability to speak it.

Especially since I'm sure Emery speaks French passably, or tolerably well, given he's been born and raised literally about a 20 meters wide river away from France
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Post by urbaNRoots Thu May 24, 2018 12:36 am

LeBéninois wrote:
Jay29 wrote:For what it's worth, Gazidis just outlined the process behind the hire.

We had an eight man longlist. The first interview was conducted on April 25th, and the last was on the 15th. Emery's interview was done on May 10th. The recommendation to the board was on May 18th. It was a unanimous decision between Gazidis, Sanellhi and Mislintat.

Emery blew everyone away with his knowledge of the club, the players and how he'd go about improving them.

He also just did his first press conference in English despite being far from fluid, so fair play to him. He's off to a good start.


He also made the effort of speaking French but the media was mocking him.. going as far as translating in French what he was saying ...in French

And yet they suck off Ibrahimovic even though he mocks them. Bunch of cucks.
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Post by Firenze Thu May 24, 2018 12:42 am

Kaladin wrote:

rofl
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Post by Unique Thu May 24, 2018 1:51 am

Hapless_Hans wrote:That's because the French are chauvinistic dicks when it comes to language

Or rather, they're chauvinistic dicks and language is one area where it shows the most
thats one of the reasons no one likes the french. Thumbs up
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Post by S Thu May 24, 2018 3:25 am



Impeccable accent. ufff

Can see his motivational speeches at training going quite well
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Post by Hapless_Hans Thu May 24, 2018 3:34 am

lmao
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Post by rincon Thu May 24, 2018 3:37 am

S wrote:
Hapless_Hans wrote:That's because the French are chauvinistic dicks when it comes to language

Or rather, they're chauvinistic dicks and language is one area where it shows the most

Its not just a French thing you numpty

Most are like that. You find these types everywhere.


Spoken like someone who doesn't interact much with french/france. Its a very, very, well earned reputation.
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