According to news reports, Unai Emery, has been sacked as Arsenal manager 18months after contract. The Spaniard, who previously led Paris St-Germain to the French league title and won three Europa Leagues with Sevilla, was appointed to succeed Arsene Wenger in May 2018. He was employed temporarily by assistant and former Arsenal midfielder Freddie Ljungberg.
“This decision was taken due to results and performances not being at the level required”. It’s no more news that the Gunners have not won in seven games and lost 2-1 at home to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League on Thursday.
It is their worst competitive run without a victory since February 1992, which was eight games under George Graham. Presently the gunners are without a Premier League victory since 6 October and eight points off the top four. Arsenal finished fifth in 48-year-old Emery’s first season in charge at Emirates Stadium after he replaced Wenge.
“We have full confidence in Freddie to take us forward. “The search for a new head coach is under way and we will make a further announcement when that process is complete.”
Other names linked with the post include former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, Manchester City assistant coach Mikel Arteta, ex-Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri and Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe.
BBC Sport on Wednesday November 27th,reveals Arsenal had since appointed identified Nuno Espirito Santo as a replacement for Emery.
The Arsenal Supporters’ Trust (AST) said Emery’s dismissal was “unfortunate but inevitable” and the “more difficult challenge is to recruit a suitable successor”. It added: “We are far from certain that Arsenal has the right personnel to lead this process. “The AST has long been advocating that the most important changes needed at Arsenal are in the boardroom where Arsenal need better governance”.