Unai Emery has written an emotional goodbye to everyone associated with Arsenal, just hours after he was sacked as their manager.
The Spaniard endured a tumultuous end to his tenure at the Emirates Stadium, leaving Arsenal after overseeing a run of seven games without a win – their longest such streak since February 1992.
Emery often attracted plenty of criticism from fans but, writing on the club’s official website, he used his final message to thank those supporters for their passion during his 18 months in charge.
“It has been an honour to be the Arsenal head coach,” he wrote. “
Sad day for everybody , especially because we let u down Boss,sorry !! Thank you and the amazing staff for everything !! You are a hard worker , passionate for football and a big example always , doesn’t matter the results ! Good luck for the future ! @UnaiEmery_
— David Luiz (@DavidLuiz_4) November 29, 2019
“It has been a year and a half full of emotions, of great moments and some other more bitter ones, but not a single day has gone by without me stopping to think about how lucky I have been to work for this club with these players and their professional and personal qualities,” Emery added.
“They have always honoured the shirt they wear. They deserve your support.
“I had already experienced a lot in football, but I have enjoyed and learned a lot in England, in the Premier League, about respect for professionals and about the purity of football.”
“My best wishes always.
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