Sackathon 2019: Arsenal sack Unai Emery, Ljungberg named as interim manager

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Arsenal have parted ways with Unai Emery after a dismal run of results which has left the fan base in fury. The club announced Freddie Ljungberg as the interim whilst on the lookout for a new manager.

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Arsenal’s home defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League turned out to be the full stop for Emery’s tenure with the Gunners after only 18 months in charge. The club were in a state of utter dismay as the fans decided to boycott the encounter at The Emirates which resulted in the lowest ever attendance recorded at the stadium.

Arsenal currently finds themselves in the eighth spot in the Premier League and have not registered a win from their last seven games. The club released a statement which claimed that the former PSG manager was sacked as the results and performance did not match the expectations.

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.

The Spaniard becomes the third Premier League manager to face the sack this season after Watford’s Javi Garcia and Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino.

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