The leadership of the Arsenal London soccer team has exonerated the Spanish coach Unai Emery, in charge for two seasons and successor of the French Arsene Wenger.
The reason for the exemption is obviously the lack of qualification for the knockout stages of the Champions League. But also the disastrous start in the championship, with 19 points from the first place and only in 8 positions.
Emery will be temporarily replaced by former Swedish footballer Freddie Ljungberg, former assistant of the first team.
The London club’s announcement mentions: “we announce today that the decision was made to relieve our coach Unai Emery and his staff. Our sincere thanks go to Unai and her colleagues, we wish them nothing but a future success. The decision was made because the results and performance were not at the required level. We asked Freddie Ljungberg to take on the responsibility of 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 ongoing and we will make a further announcement at the end of this process “.