Arsenal sack Unai Emery: Manager leaves after 18 months in charge

Unai Emery has been sacked as Arsenal manager after 18 months in charge. The Spaniard, who previously led Paris St-Germain to the French league title and won three Europa Leagues with Sevilla, was appointed Gunners boss in May 2018, succeeding Arsene Wenger. He has been replaced on a temporary basis by assistant and former Arsenal midfielder Freddie Ljungberg. Arsenal said the decision had been “taken due to results and performances not being at the level required”. Arsenal sack Unai Emery: Manager leaves after 18 months in charge Arsenal are not…

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Former captain Granit Xhaka could make his first Arsenal appearance since October in Thursday’s Europa League tie against Eintracht Frankfurt.

Xhaka was stripped of the captaincy after reacting angrily to jeers from Gunners fans while being substituted during a 2-2 draw with Crystal Palace. “He’s in the group and has the possibility to play tomorrow,” said boss Unai Emery. “I hope every supporter supports the team.” He added: “Xhaka’s comeback is going to be important to us.” The Swiss midfielder has not played for the club since he swore and gestured towards Arsenal fans while being substituted during the match against Palace on 27 October, although he did feature for…

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