01 December 2019 06:38
Arsenal made the decision to sack Unai Emery on Friday morning, but the move comes as music to the ears of four Gunners players in particular. The Spaniard is said to have lost the dressing room, which was arguably evident in their results. How Arsenal players found out about Unai Emery sack before training The Gunners have managed just one win in nine matches, wretched form that left the board with no other option but to dismiss Emery. However for a number of players, his dismissal offers the opportunity to wipe the slate clean. Express Sport has assessed four members of the squad that may reap the rewards of a change of manager.
Nicolas Pepe There's no two ways about it, Pepe has flopped since arriving in north London from Lille for £72million. He has struggled to integrate into the squad and Emery's persistence with chopping and changing the system has seen him fall in and out of the starting line up. His quality cannot be questioned though, and a new manager could help bring the best from him, namely Arteta. The Spaniard has worked closely with Pep Guardiola at Man City, where a 4-3-3 system has been deployed, something he could operate similarly at the Emirates Stadium. One of Emery's biggest downfalls was that he struggled to find a system that brought the best from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette. JUST IN: Ljungberg told Arsenal squad three things during meeting after Emery sacking