Arsenal sack Unai Emery after 18 months in charge of club, Jungberg replaces as interim boss

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Arsenal have sacked manager Unai Emery following a dismal run of seven games without a win.

The club have appointed former player Freddie Ljunberg as interim head coach, having terminated Emery’s contract due to “results and performances not being at the level required”.

In a short statement, the club added: “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.”

Arsenal director Josh Kroenke meanwhile expressed his gratitude to Emery and his backroom team.

“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,” Kroenke said.

According to The Independent, Manchester City assistant head coach Mikel Arteta currently tops the club’s list of candidates to replace Emery. Arteta had previously been very close to the job in May 2018 only for Arsenal to make a late decision to appoint Emery.


Wolves’ Nuno Espirito Santo, Napoli’s Carlo Ancelotti and the unemployed Max Allegri are also being considered.

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