Arsenal let go Spanish Head Coach
As expected Unai Emery is no longer the Arsenal coach. The Spaniard suffered another defeat at home against Eintracht Frankfurt for the count of the Europa League which sealed his future without the club moving forward.
Arsenal are ranked 8th in the Premier League thus far this season with just 4 wins in the first 13 games and 10 points away from the top 4 teams. As it seems, next year will be another season without Champions League at the Emirates Stadium.
Arsenal board Josh Kroenke on the club statement
“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.”
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.
Coach Emery thanks the club
“To all the fans, I want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for helping me to understand and feel the greatness of Arsenal. To all of you who have supported us from every corner of the globe, all of you who have come to the Emirates, all of you who have waited in the rain and cold just to greet me after a game. I want to tell all of you that I have worked with passion, with commitment and with effort.”
“I had already experienced a lot in football, but I have enjoyed and learned a lot in England, in the Premier League, about respect for professionals and about the purity of football.”