The thing about first-time managers is that their lack of reputation can be a blank canvas upon which fans project their brightest hopes and aspirations for their club.
A boss without a track record, a style of play or dealing with the media is an exciting unknown; he could be absolutely perfect for your club and with all the answers.
He has not had to deal with pragmatism, demanding supporters or even a simple team talk in some instances so appointing someone who has actually been a football manager before, especially when replacing a legend like Arsene Wenger, is not sexy but it makes sense.
Mikel Arteta was the man that Arsenal fans got very excited about when he first emerged as the frontrunner to replace Wenger at the Emirates, but now Unai Emery has got the job and it would appear that has now gone down well.
82 per cent of Gunners think Emery is the better choice and you can see the full results of the poll below…