Emery’s Arsenal stint
Unai Emery took the reins at Arsenal for the 2018/19 season.
The former PSG man was faced with the mammoth task of replacing Arsene Wenger.
One of Emery’s main goals will also likely have been delivering Champions League football as Wenger failed to do so in his final two seasons at the Emirates.
Emery’s first season in charge of the Gunners was so close to being a huge success.
Arsenal came close to a top-four finish in the Premier League but a run of poor form in April which saw the North London outfit lose three league games in the space of a week really put a dent in their chances of finishing 4th.
Arsenal did, however, have another shot at CL football last term as they made it to the Europa League final. Unfortunately for Emery and co, they were comprehensively beaten by Chelsea.
The Gunners then brought in a few decent players over the summer and you would have presumed they would improve on last campaign’s results.
However, Arsenal have been in dismal form of late and are currently 8th in the PL and eight points adrift of 4th place Chelsea.
Emery leaves club
The final nail in Emery’s Arsenal coffin looks to have been the defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday evening.
After going 2-1 down Arsenal showed little desire to get back into the tie with Emery cutting a broken figure on the sidelines.
That loss meant Arsenal are now winless in seven across all competitions.
Arsenal have now announced on Friday morning that Unai Emery and his coaching team have left the club.
Arsenal’s Josh Kroenke had this to say on the incident:
“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.” As quoted by Arsenal’s official website.
Arsenal would also confirm that Freddie Ljungberg has been appointed interim head coach with the search for Emery’s replacement underway.
Club statement: Unai Emery
— Arsenal (@Arsenal) November 29, 2019