Arsenal sack Unai Emery, as head coach, Ljunberg takes over
Unai Emery has been relieved of his duties as Head Coach of Arsenal football club after 18 months in charge.
The Spaniard, who previously led Paris St-Germain to the French league title and won three Europa Leagues with Sevilla, was appointed Gunners boss in May 2018, succeeding Arsene Wenger.
The decision has been taken, less than 12 hours after the Gunners lost 2-1 to Frankfurt in the Europa League.
Freddie Ljunberg, former Arsenal midfielder will take over on an interim basis, with his first game against Norwich City in the Premier League on Sunday.
Read the statement below:
“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.
“The search for a new head coach is underway and we will make a further announcement when that process is complete.”