Coach Unai Emery was fired by Arsenal club after only 18 months in power at the Emirates Stadium when the “Gunners” continued to bogged down in a crisis of performance with the worst record since 1992.
The 48-year-old Spaniard was sacked after losing a home match 1-2 to Eintracht Frankfurt in the penultimate round of Group F in the Europa League, which took place at dawn on November 29. Accordingly, assistant Freddie Ljungberg will assume the role of temporary Arsenal manager when the “Gunners” are targeting former Juventus coach, Massimiliano Allegri and coach Nuno Espirito Santo (Wolves Club) to replace Emery.
“We announce that the decision (to terminate the contract) has been made for coach Unai Emery and his coaching staff. The decision was made as a result and the performance was not satisfactory. We have asked Freddie Ljungberg to serve as temporary head coach”, the Arsenal club said in a statement. Meanwhile, Ljungberg – a former Swedish midfielder and once famous in Arsenal colors, said he will work hard to improve the atmosphere at the Emirates Stadium.
Currently, Arsenal are experiencing the worst series of achievements since 1992 when there have been no victories in 7 matches in all competitions. In the Europa League, the latest defeat caused Arsenal to have at least 1 point on the Standard Liege field in the last match to ensure the ticket to the round of 32 teams.
Emery was appointed to replace the legendary coach Arsene Wenger in May 2018 after a glorious career with many titles at Sevilla and Paris Saint-Germain. The arrival of the 48-year-old strategist has received much hope to help Arsenal rediscover the highest position in the Premier League for the first time since 2004.
However, last season, Arsenal finished fifth and failed to qualify for the Champions League for the third year in a row. This achievement has raised doubts about the leadership of Emery when he was awarded 130 million pounds to supplement the force this season with winger Nicolas Pepe, midfielder David Luiz and defender Kieran Tierney left.
Despite this, despite being strengthened, “Gunners” still left a disappointing performance and was the only team in the top 10 with a negative goal difference (scored 18 goals and conceded 19 times). This has caused Arsenal fans to lose patience as they repeatedly asked the board to fire Emery.