Arsenal Sacks Unai Emery Due to Poor Results, Ljungberg is Interim Coach


Unai Emery (R) has been Arsenal coach since last year
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Arsenal coach, Unai Emery has Friday been sacked by the English football club after consistently presiding over poor results.

His sacking was announced on the Arsenal website.

“We announce today that the decision has been taken to part company with our head coach Unai Emery and his coaching team,” the statement read.

The club said the decision has been taken due to results and performances not being at the level required.

Emery was appointed head coach of Arsenal in May 2018, following the resignation of long-serving Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger.

Speaking on behalf of the Arsenal board on Friday, 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.”

Freddie Ljungberg will take responsibility for the first team as interim head coach.

“We have full confidence in Freddie to take us forward,” Arsenal said.

The club says the search for a new head coach is underway and we will make a further announcement when that process is complete.

Emery has been under pressure from fans and things got even worse for the Spaniard when Arsenal recently drew 2-2 with Southampton.

He later told BCC: “I understand. I understand the frustration and the anger”.

“It is normal after Southampton and after the last matches, and all I can say to them is we are going to find a solution”.

Unai Emery is a Spanish football manager and former player. He has been coach at Sevilla, Paris Saint-Germain, Spartak Moscow, Valencia and Lorca and Almería.

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