After steering Arsenal to its worst winless run since 1992, Unai Emery has been sacked by the management. The former PSG coach has been unable to prove he is the man to position Arsenal back to the UEFA Champions League or competing for the Premier League. The 2-1 home loss to Frankfurt last night in the Europa League was the straw that broke the camel’s back.
The official release from the club reads:
We announce today that the decision has been taken to part company with our head coach Unai Emery and his coaching team.
Speaking on behalf of the Arsenal board and our owners Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, Josh Kroenke said: “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.”
The decision has been taken due to results and performances not being at the level required.
We have asked Freddie Ljungberg to take responsibility for the first team as interim head coach. We have full confidence in Freddie to take us forward.
The search for a new head coach is underway and we will make a further announcement when that process is complete.
Good ebening Emery, you can take your PowerPoint slides.
Hello Freddie, Norwich is next.