Arsenal have finally sacked head coach Unai Emery after the club’s worst run of results since 1992. This should have been done long ago according to some of the club’s faithfuls.
Arsenal have failed to grab all 3 points in any of their last seven matches following Thursday’s 2-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League.
The Gunners have only managed to win four of their 13 Premier League games this season and are now sitting eighth, eight points away of the Champions League places.
Emery was appointed head coach at Arsenal in 2018 on a two-year deal, succeeding Arsene Wenger after his 22 years reign came to an end with the club.
However, the Spaniard has been sacked after just 18 months in the role “due to results and performances not being at the level required”, according to a club statement.
Freddie Ljungberg, former Arsenal midfielder and member of ‘The Invincibles’, will take charge of the first team while the club searches for a permanent replacement for Emery.
According to Arsenal director Josh Kroenke: “Our most sincere thanks go to Unai and his colleagues who were unrelenting in their efforts to get the club back to competing at the level we all expect and demand.
“We wish Unai and his team nothing but future success.”
Arsenal said they have “full confidence” in Ljungberg, who will be at the helm of the affairs of the Gunners for the first time as they battle it out with Norwich on Sunday.
Emery was said to have arrived for training on Friday morning and was sacked during a meeting with Sanllehi and Edu.