Arsenal fans have been giving their reaction to the news that Unai Emery is set to become Newcastle United’s new manager.

The Spaniard is now the leading contender to replace Steve Bruce at St. James’ Park.

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Patrick Berger claimed yesterday that Newcastle were willing to pay big to land the Villarreal head coach.

It is now being widely reported that it will cost the club around £6 million to prise him away from his current gig.


It is also being claimed he could actually be in place to take the team against Brighton.

Emery has enjoyed a good spell over in La Liga since he left Arsenal.

Last season he won the Europa League.

This season has been a bit of a struggle so far, with the club currently languishing in 13th place in the table.

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Emery, of course, is known to English football fans for his time at Arsenal after replacing the legendary Arsene Wenger.

The tactician had massive shoes to fill, and struggled to win over some supporters and, ultimately, the Arsenal board.

Arsenal fans react as Newcastle eye Emery

On social media, some Arsenal fans have been giving their reactions to the reports Newcastle are eyeing their former boss Emery.

It seems that, while it did get a bit toxic towards the end, quite a few Gunners fans do still think Emery is a good manager.

Some believe he should have got more time at the Emirates.

Others have suggested that he would be a great appointment by Newcastle’s new owners.

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