Sacked head coach Unai Emery sent out a farewell message to Arsenal advocates on Friday, urging them to back the struggling players he has left.
Emery was dismissed in the morning after the Gunners’ winless run reached seven matches throughout all competitions with a 2-1 home defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League on Thursday.
Pressure had actually been building on the former Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain manager, with his period lasting simply 18 months.
Yet Emery fasted to pay tribute to Arsenal’s fans, board and players in a message posted on the club’s official website, despite confessing there had been “bitter” moments during his stay.
Former captain Granit Xhaka encountered advocates as he was jeered at Emirates Stadium last month, but Emery stated the squad “deserve your assistance”.
” It has actually been an honour to be the Arsenal head coach,” Emery composed. “To all the fans, I wish to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for helping me to feel the success and comprehend of Arsenal.
” To all of you who have actually supported us from every corner of the world, all of you who have concerned the Emirates, all of you who have waited in the rain and cold simply to welcome me after a game.
” I want to talk of you that I have actually worked with passion, with dedication and with effort. I would have liked nothing more than to have attained much better results for you.
” I also wish to send a message of appreciation to all Arsenal staff members for the method they have treated me. The achievement of Arsenal is in every director, executive, assistant, worker and volunteer.
” In particular, I want to highlight [former president] Ivan Gazidis, who welcomed me to the club, and [head of football] Raul Sanllehi, [technical director] Edu and [handling director] Vinai Venkatesham for their regard, companionship and help.
” Until the extremely eleventh hour, I have been treated with honour and honesty. And obviously, I send my sincere appreciation to the Kroenke family [owners of the club], for their trust.”
Emery, who coached Paris Saint-Germain for two seasons prior to signing up with the Gunners in 2018, has actually endured a tough spell in the Premier League.
” It has been a half and a year full of emotions, of terrific moments and some other more bitter ones,” he said. “But not a single day has actually gone by without me stopping to think of how lucky I have actually been to work for this club with these gamers and their expert and individual qualities.
” They have actually always honoured the t-shirt they use. They deserve your support.
” I had currently experienced a lot in football, but I have delighted in and learned a lot in England, in the Premier League, about regard for experts and about the pureness of football.”
Former Arsenal star Freddie Ljungberg – who was an assistant to Emery – has taken momentary charge of the Gunners ahead of Sunday’s match with Norwich City.