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.
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.
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.
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.
Emery is a very good coach, would be in the top 5 mangers in the league easily.
For those of you raving about Artetas 8 game unbeaten streak, we went on a 22 unbeaten with Emery, and finished higher and Europa final
— Alex Pemberton (@Alex_afc3) November 2, 2021
Newcastle is actually the kind of club where Emery could do well.
— SamW (@SamW_AFC) November 2, 2021
Even though I’m glad he’s gone, he’s a class guy. Has avoided slagging the club even though I’m sure he has some justifiable qualms with the team built for him. More than can be said for some of Arsenal’s own players out on loan.
— Daniel Freeman (@Daniel__89__) November 2, 2021
Serious professional, he should be respected for that
— legilimenez (@legilimenez) November 2, 2021
Newcastle are getting a very very good manager in Emery. He wasn’t right for our club after Wenger but with Newcastles funds and time he will do great things there
— AFCMegaMiller (@AFC_Ryan__) November 2, 2021
I hope if Emery goes to Newcastle, that it goes well for him. It obviously didn’t work out for him at Arsenal. But he was a very respectful man, who tried his hardest to get us back into the UCL.
— Met. (@AFCMet) November 2, 2021