Valid points, but I think there were a combination of things that led to Emery being chosen. Sure, some of the managers wouldn’t want to leave for a club outside of the champions league, but another is the director of football style setup. There were rumblings of Arteta even wanting more control over things. All that on top of following on from Wenger, who for whatever anyone thinks of him recently, has his fingerprints on every element of the club for good or bad.
Emery might be the best choice to fit the structure, be willing to work within it, not spend silly money and still (hopefully) get us competing for 4th.
I’m not saying he’d of been my first choice, but as a realist he might be the best fit for now.
I think a lot of Arsenal fans would have been disgruntled with anyone we’d of signed outside of Allegri (not all, but the arsenal fan tv type fans). Simeone too defensive, Lowe not done it at club level, Arteta no experience, Ancelotti a bit of a mercenary etc