Unai Emery was finally given the boot by the Arsenal hierarchy on Friday morning after masterminding the club's worst winless run since 1992.
There were not a lot of tears shed among Gunners fans, who seemingly boycotted the Thursday night Europa League defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in protest at Emery's reign.
Arsenal chiefs haven't looked far for Emery's temporary replacement, promoting first team coach Freddie Ljungberg to interim manager.
As Arsenal fans revel in getting what they wanted so quickly (it took them years to finally get Wenger out of the door), the Arsenal players have been paying tribute to their former boss.
He sent the Spaniard a heartfelt message on Twitter where he apologised and admitted that he and his teammates were partly responsible for Emery's dismissal.
Sad day for everybody , especially because we let u down Boss,sorry !! Thank you and the amazing staff for everything !! You are a hard worker , passionate for football and a big example always , doesn’t matter the results ! Good luck for the future ! @UnaiEmery_— David Luiz (@DavidLuiz_4) November 29, 2019
While Luiz was struggling to keep it together, teammate Mesut Ozil seemed to be coping remarkably well with the loss.
Having been largely frozen out this season under Emery, the midfielder did not bother with a poignant tribute, opting to post a message of support for his new manager instead.
I'm sure he's crying inside.
Hector Bellerin spent nine months of the Unai Emery era sidelined with a knee injury and had a lovely message for his former boss about how he had supported him through his absence and helped him to develop.
Whatever has happened in these last few weeks, I'm very sad to see @unaiemery_ and his staff go. Thank you so much for your trust and lessons in this time. You've helped me grow as a man through a tough period with my injury. Wish you all the best pic.twitter.com/YNoT0lEeVI— Héctor Bellerín (@HectorBellerin) November 29, 2019
That's how it's done, Mesut.
Matteo Guendouzi was one of Emery's first signings at Arsenal, and the Frenchman has blossomed under his tutelage, earning his first call-up to the senior international side during Emery's tenure.
He too had nothing but praise in a long old Twitter message for Emery, writing: "You have made me grow up as a footballer but also as a man. I have progressed enormously and you have helped me to take many steps forward. If I reached these levels today it's thanks to you."
Thank you Coach ! pic.twitter.com/anF3oyabk6— Matteo Guendouzi (@MatteoGuendouzi) November 29, 2019
While Guendouzi was penning paragraphs for his former boss, summer signing
The fullback posted a picture of himself and Emery on his Instagram story, accompanied by the words "Thank you and good luck".
Wow, I wonder how long it took him to come up with that.
With Emery's sacking coming on a Friday, the players are yet to speak publicly about his firing. That should all change on Sunday as Arsenal face Norwich, and the