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Arsenal's Spanish head coach Unai Emery gestures during their UEFA Europa league Group F football match between Arsenal and Eintracht Frankfurt at the Emirates stadium in London on November 28, 2019. (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP via Getty Images)

Premier League side, Arsenal FC, have sacked the manager of the club Unai Emery after spending 18months with the club.

This was made known in a statement by the club this morning.

The statement reads; “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 club and its owners, 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.”

According to the statement, the decision was taken due to the club’s recent poor performance in different competitions.

The Spaniard oversaw a disastrous run of form that saw his side go seven games without a win for the first time since 1992.

Touted to be the messiah the Gunners wanted, Emery, 48, was appointed in the summer of 2018 following the departure of Arsene Wenger.

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He guided the Gunners to fifth in his debut campaign, one point adrift of Spurs, before losing 4-1 to Chelsea in the Europa League final.

His side also went 22 games unbeaten combined with a run of 11 straight defeats.

However, the past weeks have been disappointing and the final straw was the Europa League defeat at home to Frankfurt.
The club said the decision has been taken due to results and performances not being at the level required.

Freddie Ljungberg is now the interim head coach of the club pending when a new head coach will be appointed and announced.

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