Arsenal, Unai Emery
Unai Emery | Picture: Premier League

Unai Emery on Friday was sacked by Premier League side Arsenal, alongside his coaching staff, following an abysmal start to the season.

Emery sacking came on the back of a 1-2 home defeat in the Europa League to Eintracht Frankfurt.

Arsenal, who are winless in seven matches, have won just four of the 13 games so far this season.

The Gunners last victory came at home in the Europa League against Vitoria SC (3-2) while their last Premier League victory also came at home against Bournemouth (1-0) in October.

Speaking on behalf of Arsenal’s board, Josh Kroenke said in an official statement: “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 club has appointed former Arsenal player Freddy Ljungberg as interim head coach before finalisation of his permanent successor.

“The search for a new head coach is underway and we will make a further announcement when that process is complete. The decision has been taken due to results and performances not being at the level required,” the club said in a statement.

Arsenal will now face Norwich City in the Premier League on December 1.

 

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