“We announce today that the decision has been taken to part company with our head coach Unai Emery and his coaching team,” the official statement from Arsenal read.

“The decision has been taken due to results and performances not being at the level required.”

The statement quoted Arsenal owner Josh Kroenke as saying: “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.”

Freddie Ljungberg, who was the assistant coach under Unai Emery, will be taking on the responsibility for the first team as interim head coach.

The North London club also said that a search for a new head coach is in process and an announcement will be made on the same.