The club confirmed the sacking of Emery and his coaching team in a statement saying the decision was taken after a series of results going against them.
“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.
Club statement: Unai Emery
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) November 29, 2019
The sacking came almost immediately after Arsenal’s loss to Eintracht Frankfurt. Arsenal let down a one goal lead against Frankfurt at home to lose 2-1.
There was immediate pressure on Emery about his job. After the game, Emery was asked a few questions regarding his future at the club.
“I am thinking about the next match and analysing that match and the Europa League, and thinking about Sunday and how we can improve and achieve that confidence with the players,” Emery said when he was asked whether he would remain in charge of the club. “The players now are a little down in their feelings, but if we continue and can achieve a performance like the first half, I think that is the way.”
“But my work and my job is to first analyse, analyse that match in 90 minutes and analyse also how we are in the Europa League and how we are also in our feelings and then prepare for the match on Sunday,” he further said.