Unai Emery sacked as Arsenal manager

Unai Emery sacked as Arsenal manager

- Emery was appointed in May 2018, replacing Arsene Wenger

- After a disastrous run of formk, Arsenal have decided to part ways with the Spaniard

- A club statement revealed the bosses were dissatisfied with direction the club was taking

- Emery's last game was a 2-1 defeat at the hands of German side Eintracht Frankfut in the Europa League

- Former Gunner Freddie Ljungberg will take over on interim basis

Arsenal have sacked manager Unai Emery after a disastrous run of form.

Emery was shown the door after his latest defeat at the Europa League when the Gunners succumbed to a 2-1 defeat against German side Eintracht Frankfut.

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Arsenal sack manager Unai Emery
Prior to his sacking, Emery was winless in his last seven games. Photo: Getty
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The Spaniard, who previously managed French giants Paris St Germain and Spanish outfits Sevilla, was appointed in May 2018 following the departure of the Premier League’s longest serving manager Arsene Wenger.

A club statement has since been released by the Gunners confirming the sacking, with club chairman Josh Kroenke thanking Emery for his time with the club.

Arsenal sack manager Unai Emery
Emery had seemingly fallen out with some of the key Arsenal stars. Photo: Arsenal
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“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,” Kroenke stated.

Arsenal’s club statement further said the dismissal was largely motivated by a series of poor results.

Arsenal sack manager Unai Emery
Emery's last victory came in October courtesy of two free kicks by Niclas Pepe in a 3-1 win against Vitoria Guimaraes in the Europa League. Photo: Getty
Source: Getty Images

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“The decision has been taken due to results and performances not being at the level required,” read the statement.

Former Gunner Freddie Ljungberg has effectively taken over on first team matters on an interim basis as the club scout for Emery’s replacement.

He is the third manager to be dismissed in the top flight this season, after Watford parted ways with Javi Garcia and Spurs with Mauricio Pochettino..

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