- Unai Emery was sacked by Arsenal chiefs on Friday, November 29, after poor performance
- David Luiz was brought to Arsenal by Unai Emery in the summer
- He was often branded the Gunners' weak link when the Gunners were on a torrid run of form
- The Brazilian has spoken for the first time on Unai's sacking with an intense apology
Arsenal defender David Luiz has spoken for the first time on the sacking of Unai Emery with a hearty apology to the Spaniard.
Emery was sacked on Friday, November 29 with the Gunners winless in their last seven matches in all competition.
Plaudits have termed the move the correct one, although it still did not take away the fact that some players genuinely had a good relationship with the 48-year old.
Among such players was David Luiz, who was one of Emery’s last minute high profile signings in the summer.
Luiz controversially signed for the Gunners from fellow Londoners Chelsea, although he failed to live up to the hype at the Emirates thus far.
He took to social media hours after Emery’s sacking to issue a statement which in all honesty, had hints that he did not necessarily want the former PSG manager to leave.
In his tweet, the 32-year old blatantly admitted that the players “failed” their boss as he apologized for the poor run of form which ultimately handed Emery the axe.
“Sad day for everybody, especially because we let you down Boss, sorry,” his tweet read.
Luiz goes on to describe Emery as a great manager who is a “a hard worker, passionate for football and a big example always”.
While it was a class move from Luiz, he courted controversy a little when he said ,”results don’t matter”.
Notably, the Brazilian was one of the only players whose place in the Arsenal squad was practically guaranteed as Emery was fully aware of his defensive capabilities having briefly worked with him while he was at French giants Paris St Germain.
Emery only lasted 18 months as Arsenal manager after taking over from Arsene Wenger in May 2018.
He made a total of 12 signings and his closest glimpse at success was the Europa League final in May 2019 where the Gunners were comprehensively beaten by Chelsea, who were then managed by current Juventus boss Mauricio Sarri.
Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez also spoke on Emery's sacking on social media in a scathing statement which also seemed to blame flops in the Arsenal squad.
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