Arsenal have officially parted ways with Unai Emery and one of his assistants announced as the replacement.
Swedish tactician Freddie Ljungberg is the man who will be pulling strings at Emirates, according to the highly placed reports.
The 42-year-old, who won two Premier League titles and three FA Cup trophies as a player at Arsenal, is currently part of Emery’s first-team coaching staff. And, his first match as manager could be this Sunday as Arsenal travel to Norwich City in the Premier League.
This is following dismal results posted by Arsenal under Emery-which has seen them lag behind on the table with a paltry 18 points at position eight on the 20-team league log.
The Gunners’ 2-1 defeat at home to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League on Thursday evening could finally be the tipping point for the club’s hierarchy.
Arsenal have now failed to register a win in their last seven games in all competitions under Emery, while his out-of-form side are already eight points behind fourth-placed Chelsea in the Premier League.
When asked about his future after the defeat to Frankfurt, Emery admitted Arsenal ‘are not in a good moment’.
“I can understand now all the criticism about the team, about me. We are not in a good moment. My work and my job is first analysis and then prepare for the match on Sunday. Today we improved things, but it was not enough,” the Spaniard said.
“We need to win and to gain confidence. I think we are better than we are showing, the players, the coaches and me,” he added.