The Frenchman ended a 22-year spell at the north London club last summer after winning three Premier League titles and seven FA Cups with the Gunners.
It's now just over three years since Gareth Southgate took charge of his first England senior game – a 2-0 win over Malta in October 2016. At the time we thought he was a pleasant, well-spoken but slightly sapless individual who was a bit underprepared for the big job.
English football seems to go in cycles. Remember back during England's so-called Golden Generation, when the accepted wisdom was all the team was missing was a left-sided midfielder?
Eddie Nketiah was loaned out to Marcelo Bielsa's Leeds in the summer, but is yet to play 90 minutes for the club.
The Times report that ITV and Sky Sports are both keen to snatch back rights from BT, who shelled out £1.2bn for the privilege of showing Champions League matches for three seasons back in March 2017.
On the face of it, Arsenal haven't gotten off to a bad start in the Premier League this season. They've lost just once – away at a rampant Liverpool side in the best run of form in their history – and after eight games they sit third in the table, just a point behind Manchester City.
For a lot of Football Men, the Premier League is the pinnacle of existence; a haven of world-class talent, high-profile exposure and, er, loads of money.
In the First Division’s inaugural season, Preston North End were utterly peerless. They finished 1888/89 undefeated from 22 matches, having scored more and conceded fewer than any other side (Wolves were closest to their tally of 15 goals leaked, on 37) and marched to a league and cup double.
We've been doing a variation of this Cann table – otherwise known the Premier League Long Table, as we simpletons at FFT Towers like to call it – for a while now. It ably demonstrates the gulf between pockets of the league, and develops nicely as the season wears.
A break clause in Emery’s contract means the north London side will be able to dismiss him at the end of this season if they no longer feel he is the right man for the job.