BREAKING: Arsenal Sack Unai Emery
By Ufuoma Egbamuno
Arsenal has confirmed the departure of manager Unai Emery after 18 about months in charge.
In a statement, the club said: "we announce today that the decision has been taken to part company with our head coach Unai Emery and his coaching team."
The London club also confirmed that Assistant and former midfielder Fredie Ljnberg will take charge while they search for a replacement.
"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."
The Gunners lost by 2:1 on Thursday in the Europa League and have not won in 7 games in all competitions – their worst run since 1992.
Unai Emery has come under intense pressure following a run of results. Arsenal have won only 4 of their 13 Premier League games this season - this has left them in 8th position – 19 points behind leaders Liverpool and 8 points off Champions League place.