Sounds Like Hairspray
The season objective was to get back into the CL, so it's a failure. There are different ways you can fail of course. We didn't fail spectacularly, we got close, so there's that. But the intangibles, the feeling of it all, I don't see it, I don't see what Emery is building.
You don't get anywhere by changing your manager for no reason (apart from Chelsea, they get everywhere by doing that), but I don't see what Emery has done to deserve a second season, so f*ck it, bring someone else in.
Actually I misspoke when I said intangibles, because it can be quantified. Our xG is down from last season I believe, our underlying stats in attack are not promising and the defence stats haven't changed. We overperformed probably because we have two good strikers.
That is not a basis to give someone another year. Perfectly reasonable to question Emery's position. His trump card was delivering results even if everything else wasn't great, and he hasn't ultimately delivered the results.