Arsenal has relieved head coach Unai Emery of his duties shortly after his 18-month reign hit a nadir on Thursday night with a 2-1 home defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in front of one of the lowest crowds in the history of the Emirates Stadium.
Freddie Ljungberg is appointed as caretaker, starting with Sunday’s trip to Norwich.
The Gunners have endured their worst run of form since 1992 and are winless in seven games. The patience of the Arsenal hierarchy has vanished. Fans are united in their demand for him to go. Players are bemused by his tactics.
However 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.