Arsenal have axed manager Unai Emery after just 18 months in charge.
The Gunners have won just four of their 13 Premier League matches this season, and are winless in their last seven matches in all competitions – their worst run of results since 1992.
Arsenal said the decision had been “taken due to results and performances not being at the level required”.
The decision was taken following a dire 2-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League on Friday morning, where fans waved placards calling for Emery to be axed and booed at the end of the match.
The Gunners sit eighth in the Premier League after 13 rounds, eight points shy of the Champions League places. Their last league victory came on October 6 against lowly Bournemouth.
An announcement by the club stated that Freddie Ljunberg, a club icon and one of Emery’s assistants, would take over managerial duties while the club hunt a long-term replacement.
The Swede was a member of the famed ‘Invincibles’ team that went unbeaten in the 2003-4 Premier League under Arsene Wenger.
“We have full confidence in Freddie to take us forward,” the club announcement said.
“The search for a new head coach is under way and we will make a further announcement when that process is complete.”
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