According to the official arsenal website, Unai Emery has been sacked from his role as the manager of Arsenal Football Club. Emery who has seen out a poor run of results at the Emirates is set to leave the dugouts with his coaching staff as the first-team assistant coach and Arsenal former player, Freddie Ljunberg serves as the interim manager while the club looks for a permanent replacement. Read club’s full statement below:
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.