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Arsenal players react on social media to Emery’s firing

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ST ALBANS, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 27: Unai Emery the Arsenal Head Coach with Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal during Arsenal Training Session at London Colney on November 27, 2019 in St Albans, England. (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

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After taking some time to digest the news, many Arsenal players went public on social media with their thoughts on Unai Emery’s Friday firing.

In general, most of the players, even those who preceded Emery but mainly the ones he signed to the club, showed their appreciation for his faith in them as players. The players lamented almost to a whole that they weren’t able to deliver for Emery. The near-universal support for Emery is interesting, considering that Arsenal was regressing as the season went on.

Could it be that this team doesn’t have the talent to content for the Premier League top four? Or was Emery’s tactical ideas too difficult for the players to execute? Either way, Emery clearly made an impression on many of the players. It remains to be seen how the Gunners respond to this on Sunday at Norwich City.

Here’s a sampling of some Arsenal player’s responses on Friday afternoon.

Meanwhile, Mesut Ozil had a - slightly -different post-Emery message.