Arsenal fired Unai Emery who took over the club as manager after former coach Arsena Wenger left in May 2018. Emery previously led Paris St-Germain to the French league title and won three Europa Leagues with Sevilla.
The Gunners boss who got fired as a result of poor performance was immediately replaced temporly by his assistant and former Arsenal midfielder Freddie Ljungberg.
Arsenal have failed to win in seven matches and lost 2-1 at home to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League race on Thursday, their worst record since February 1992, which was eight games under George Graham.
The Gunners have not won a Premier League game since 6 October and eight points off the top four. The temporal leader of the club now, Ljungberg took training on Friday and the Arsenal statement said, “We have full confidence in Freddie to take us forward.
“The search for a new head coach is under way and we will make a further announcement when that process is complete.” the statement by Arsenal added.
On Wednesday, BBC Sport reported Arsenal had identified Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo as a potential replacement for Emery.
Rumour has it that Arsenal is currently considering the following names as a replacement for Emery; former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino, Manchester City assistant coach Mikel Arteta, ex-Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri and Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe.
Moreover, Arsenal Supporters’ Trust (AST) has described Arsenal fired Unai Emery as “unfortunate but inevitable” and the “more difficult challenge is to recruit a suitable successor”.
“We are far from certain that Arsenal has the right personnel to lead this process. The AST has long been advocating that the most important changes needed at Arsenal are in the boardroom where Arsenal need better governance.”
“The dismissal of Unai Emery was unfortunate but inevitable. Performances and results have been far below what is expected at Arsenal. But Emery’s departure is the easy part. The more difficult challenge is to recruit a suitable successor.
— AST (@AST_arsenal) November 29, 2019