Main Reason Arsenal FC Sacked Manager, Unai Emery
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The Spanish manager, Unai Emery took over as the head coach of Arsenal football club, succeeding the long serving Arsene Wenger in June, 2018. When he took over at the Emirates stadium, eighteen months ago, Arsenal was underperforming under the legendary Arsene Wenger and the coming of Unai Emery was taunted by the media as the best decision for Arsenal. Unai was seen as the man to return Arsenal to the summit of the English Premier League.
In his first season as the Arsenal head coach, the manager started on a strong foot after losing back to back to both Manchester City and Chelsea on the first and second fixtures of the 2018/2019 season, but went ahead to put a spectacular ten match winning streaks to bring them to the third place in the league and three points behind the second placed Liverpool after the twelth match of the 2018/2019 season.
Arsenal would go on to finish fifth in the league, and woefully suffered a defeat to Chelsea in the Uefa Europa league, thereby missing out in the prestigious Eufa Champions league for the 2019/2020 season.
Though Arsenal Fc could not finish in the top four in the League table, Arsenal hierarchy saw ample of reasons to give Unai Emery support to continue to improve his team with the season target of a place in the Eufa champions league either through through strong finish in the top four in the league or by winning the Eufa Europa leagueRelated: Why The Video Assistant Referee Will Not Work In Present Day Nigeria Anytime Soon
Arsenal started the 2019/2019 season with a scrappy 1-0 win over Newcastle United at saint Mary's Park followed by a 2-1 win at the Emirates stadium over Burnley but got battered 3-1 by Liverpool, drawing 2-2 with both hapless Tottenham and Watford before scrapping through a 3-2 win at Emirates against Aston Villa, drawing 1-1 at struggling Manchester United and then winning 1-0 at the Emirates against AFC Bournemouth.
At this point, there was mixed feeling amongst the fans both at the Emirates and the social media because of the results, Unai Emery's tactics and his decision to make Granit Xhaka the substantial captain of the Arsenal football club, a decision that was widely critized by both former Arsenal players and the fans alike.
A series of poor results in October which saw Arsenal lose 0-1 to newly promoted Sheffield United and failing to win a single league match in October couple with a brawl between the fans and Xhaka drew so much aspersion with some fans calling for the immediate sack of Unai Emery as Arsenal's manager.
The call for Unai sack reached its crescendo after Arsenal lost 0-2 to Leicester city and having to need a last minute goal from Alex Lacazette to snatch a 2-2 draw with Southampton on 23/11/2019 with many of the Emirates faithfuls preferring to stay away from the Emirates stadium, leaving many empty seats and then those who decided to show up, only came to boo the team, using every opportunity to shout their demands, "Unai Out".
Last night Eufa Europa league match between Arsenal and Eintracht Frankfort was Unai Emery's last opportunity to show he can turn things around at the Emirates but again, a less interesting Frankfort defeated Arsenal 2-1 on the night hence leaving Arsenal hierarchy with no choice than to give Emery the axe.
After the match, it was just a matter of time before Emery get the sack letter as the news was long overdue.
At exactly 12:00 noon today, Josh Kroenke broke the news on www.arsenal.com, announcing that Arsenal have sacked manager, Unai and that Freddie Ljungberg, the Arsenal's assistant head coach will take over at the moment.