Arsenal have announced the sacking of head coach Unai Emery.
An official statement said the club has “parted company” with the Spaniard and his coaching team. “The decision has been taken due to results and performances not being at the level required.”
The Gunners are without a win their last seven games in all competitions under the former Sevilla and PSG boss. A 2-1 home defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League on Thursday sealed Emery’s fate at the club.
Speaking on behalf of the Arsenal board, 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.”
Emery was appointed in May 2018, succeeding Arsene Wenger who was at the helm for 22 years. The farthest he took the Gunners in any competition was the Europa League final where they 4-1 to London rivals Chelsea.
Former player Freddie Ljungberg takes over as Interim head coach with his first game coming this Sunday away to Norwich City in the Premier League. They have pledged full support for the Swede saying “We have full confidence in Freddie to take us forward”.
Arsenal sit 8th on the table with 18 points from 13 games far. They are 8 points of top four and 19 points behind league leaders Liverpool.