Arsenal sack Unai Emery, the big question is, who will replace him?
It had to happen, there was no way he could remain in his post, everything that could go wrong did.
Arsenal have official confirmed he has left the club. here is their statement
We announce today that the decision has been taken to part company with our head coach Unai Emery and his coaching team.
Speaking on behalf of the Arsenal board and our owners Kroenke Sports & Entertainment, Josh Kroenke said: “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.”
The decision has been taken due to results and performances not being at the level required.
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.
Once the fans stop turning up at the stadium then you know the writing is on the wall. It was also clear that he had lost the dressing room.
There will be huge relief and hope for the fans. Relief that the Spaniard is gone and hope that a new manager can turn the fortunes of the club around.
In all truth the writing was on the wall last season, missing out on top-four and being humiliated in the Europa League final meant it was an uphill task from that point onwards.
There was a lack of direction under Emery, he had far too many formation changes and his team selection was inconsistent at best.
He could never really settle on a strategy and that fed through to the players. However, not everything was his fault. The players must shoulder part of the blame. Some clearly gave up and simply refused to fight for the shirt on their backs.
Now attention will turn to his replacement and you have to hope someone will be announced sooner rather than later.
This is still a squad that can finish top-six, a squad that can still make an impact in the Europa League and under the right manager they could still make the Champions League next season.
The pressure is now on the board to get a new man in quickly but more importantly, to get the right man in.