Arsenal sacks manager Unai Emery amid cries for change in what has been the teams poorest performance in decades. Arsenal have just gone through 7 matches without win across all competitions. The last time they suffered such a devastating streak was in 1992 under the management of George Graham.
The poor performance of the club has resulted in massive outcries from fans and onlookers alike with the #EmeryOut trending on social media platforms.
Last nights Europa loss may have been the nail in the coffin for the manager as fans booed him at the end of the match. Fans were so intent on his removal from the club, they even applauded when Frankfurt midfielder Daichi Kamada scored against the home team.
Just the empty seats in the Emirates stadium was enough of a sign to management that supporters were no longer interested in supporting the club as long as Emery was there. This lead to an emergency meeting being held today by the board to decide his fate.
Arsenal find themselves ranked at 8th place in the Premiership League, 8 points away from qualifying for the Champions League.
Emery took over in 2018 after the departure of Arsene Wenger. In his 18 months as manager he has been unable to transform the club and return it to its former glory.
It was “due to results and performances not being at the level required” that led to Emery’s sacking according to a club statement.
Former Arsenal winger Freddie Ljungberg will step in temporarily as manager while the board seeks a more permanent replacement.
“The search for a new head coach is under way and we will make a further announcement when that process is complete.” was the statement released by the Arsenal Club