Arsenal have sacked Unai Emery after eighteen months in charge at the Emirates. The Spaniard has been relieved of his duties with immediate effect.
In a statement on the club’s website, the Gunners revealed that the decision was taken to fire the 48-year-old because results and performances were not meeting the required levels.
Emery will be replaced by assistant Freddie Ljungberg in the dugout for Sunday’s match against Norwich. The Swede has been named “interim head coach.”
The 2-1 home defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League last night appears to have been the final straw for the board, with Arsenal playing in front of a sparse crowd at the Emirates.
The Gunners are now starting their search for Emery’s successor and they have said they will make an announcement about a new appointment in due course.
Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo is currently odds-on favourite with some bookmakers to be the next permanent manager of the London club.