Barely 18 months into his stay at Emirate stadium, Arsenal have kicked out coach Unai Emery. This comes after a poor performance in the Europa league.
The sack of Emery was expected but no one thought it would come early as we believe the Gunners management will wait till the end of the season or the January transfer window.
However, according to the club’s statement, the Spaniard who replaced Arsene Wenger in the summer of 2018 has been fired “due to results and performances not being at the level required.”
The statement which was signed by Josh Kroenke on behalf of Arsenal board reads: “We announce today that the decision has been taken to part company with our head coach Unai Emery and his coaching team.”
“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,” it added.
The statement further revealed that an interim coach in the person of Freddie Ljungberg has been appointed as the club’s caretaker to oversee Sunday’s game against Norwich.
“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.”
Arsenal have joined the likes of Tottenham, who sacked their coach Mauricio Pochettino to replace him with Jose Mourinho some few days ago.