Arsenal’s post-Arsene Wenger succession plan oscillated somewhat with a number of candidates touted at various times but the man who will sit in the Gunners hotseat next season is Unai Emery.
In a summer when there are no truly outstanding managers on the market, the North London club have plumped for the former Sevilla and PSG boss to guide them into a new era following the departure of the legendary Frenchman.
Matters have developed quickly at the Emirates with Mikel Arteta slipping behind Emery at the 11th hour, which is in stark contrast to the situation at Chelsea.
Antonio Conte has been under fire for much of the season but after winning the FA Cup he remains in a job at Stamford Bridge.
In a summer where the World Cup is rapidly approaching, the time to make transfers and managerial appointments is limited and some Chelsea fans are looking at the situation at the Emirates and wishing their club had been slightly more decisive…
Emery ♥️♥️@ChelseaFC what are you waiting for
— 💙MR. PAREY💙 (@I_tWeEt_NoNfA) May 23, 2018
Monday- Arsenal likes Emery
Tuesday – Deal done
Wednesday Morning – Announced
While at Chelsea.. pic.twitter.com/bZ5T3yFnhY
— Rehan (@imrehan10) May 23, 2018
Chelsea's been linked with Sarri for WEEKS now whereas West Ham has already signed pellegrini in 2 days and Arsenal will announce Emery imminently.
We now suck at signing managers AS WELL AS Players!!
— Contevolution (@der_pun) May 22, 2018
Man City closing in on Mahrez for £50m with Patrick Roberts going the other way.
Arsenal appoint Emery.
Man united eyeing Willian, Savic & Fred.
Chelsea need to act quickly if we are to keep up as our lack of urgency killed us last year. #CFC
— Chelsea FC Forever (@ChelseaFC_Fan) May 22, 2018
This is bad news for @ChelseaFC
Emery would have been a perfect successor to Conte at #CFC
Unai is definitely an upgrade on Sarri and probably cheaper than Luis Enrique too. The #Blues surely lost out here, unless Conte is staying at #ChelseaFC https://t.co/plXckAHblj
— Dave Campbell (@campbell08_dave) May 22, 2018
Laughing at Arsenal appointing Emery, but realising we didn’t sack Conte yet. pic.twitter.com/vBq0hX6TCY
— batsflip (@batsflip) May 23, 2018