Unai Emery: Arsenal sack head coach
Arsenal have sacked head trainer Unai Emery since 1992 after the club’s worst run of results.
Arsenal are without a win in the past seven matches following Thursday’s 2-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt from the Europa League.
The Gunners have won just four of the 13 Premier League games this season and are onwards, eight points adrift of the Champions League places.
Emery was appointed head coach at Arsenal in 2018 on a deal, achievement Arsene Wenger.
However, the Spaniard was sacked after just 18 months in the function”due to performances and results not being at the level demanded”, according to a club announcement.
Freddie Ljungberg, former Arsenal midfielder and member of’The Invincibles’, will take responsibility for the group while the team hunts for a permanent replacement for Emery.
Arsenal director Josh Kroenke stated:”Our most sincere thanks go to Unai and his coworkers who had been unrelenting in their attempts to get the team back to competing in the level most of us expect and need.
“We want Unai and his team but potential success.”
Arsenal say they have”full confidence” at Ljungberg, who’ll take charge of their Gunners for the very first time against Norwich on Sunday, live on Sky Sports Premier League.
Sky Sports News understands several figures at the club, including head of technical director Edu and soccer Raul Sanllehi, had determined that Emery had to be replaced.
Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke was prepared to give Emery time but lost faith after the conquer of Thursday in the Spaniard.
It’s understood some figures in Arsenal desired before he combined north London rivals Tottenham as head trainer, Emery to be replaced by Jose Mourinho.
Sky Sports News has been advised Arsenal have made contact considering departing the Italian champions with former Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri, who has been.
But former Arsenal striker Charlie Nicholas told Sky Sports News:”Arsenal need to receive a bit of direction and togetherness, and when they are really serious about going this forward and transferring it they must go and get Brendan Rodgers now.”
Evaluation from Sky Sports News’ Kaveh Solhekol:
“Simply put, results have never been good enough. Arsenal have not won a game in seven matches, the players don’t seem to be playing for him and the fans have turned on him. Last night’s match against Frankfurt, the official presence was roughly 49,000 however a good deal of folks here think there were just about 25,000. That is the salary for a game in the Emirates.
“Our information is that a good deal of people behind the scenes had lost faith in Unai Emery, but the principal reason he’s lost his occupation is outcomes. It is possible to go back to last season also, when Arsenal missed out on qualifying for the Champions League by one stage, then had this chance to enter the Champions League at the Europa League against Chelsea, they lost that also, 4-1, and they went to the Europa League back again.
“Another issue he has had was with communicating. There’s been a lot of discuss the truth that his English hasn’t been good for him to describe the media, to fans and the players precisely what he wants. Nevertheless, the simple answer is the results simply have not been great enough.”
Just two days on Sunday in the Premier League, Arsenal will travel to Norwich following Emery’s dismissal, live on Sky Sports. Kick-off is currently at 2pm.