Arsenal have sacked head coach Unai Emery. The sack follows the North London club’s worst run of results since 1992.
Arsenal are without a win in their last seven matches following Thursday’s 2-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League.
The Gunners have won only four of their 13 Premier League games this season and are now eighth, eight points adrift of the Champions League places.
Emery was appointed head coach at Arsenal in 2018 on a two-year deal, succeeding Arsene Wenger after his 22 years in charge of the club.
A club statement on Friday read that the Spaniard has been sacked after just 18 months in the role “due to results and performances not being at the level required.”
Former Arsenal winger Freddie Ljungberg, will take charge of the first team while the club searches for a permanent replacement for Emery.
Arsenal director 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.”
Sky Sports News reports that several senior figures at the club, including head of football Raul Sanllehi and technical director Edu, had decided before the Frankfurt defeat that Emery needed to be replaced.
Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke was willing to give Emery more time but lost faith in the Spaniard after Thursday’s result.
Sky Sports News added Arsenal have made contact with Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri, who is keen on the vacant role at the Emirates.