Ornstein: Arsenal ‘likely’ to sack Emery today

Journalist David Ornstein claims that Arsenal are ‘likely’ to sack Unai Emery on Friday after their loss to Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday.

Their 2-1 loss to Frankfurt in the Europa League means the Gunners are now winless in their last seven games, with Emery seemingly clinging to his job as other names continue to be linked with the post.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put Arsenal ahead only for Daichi Kamada to strike twice in nine second-half minutes, having scored only once in his last 27 appearances.

Officially, 49,419 tickets were sold but in truth it was the lowest attendance in the history of a stadium that opened in 2006.

And Ornstein wrote in The Athletic on Friday morning that the defeat to Frankfurt is ‘set to prove the final straw’ and that it is ‘increasingly likely that Unai Emery will be sacked’.

The report adds:

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‘It is understood that in the dressing room afterwards, Emery told his players to forget about the Frankfurt result because Sunday’s trip to Norwich carried far greater importance. He had no reason to think he would not be in charge at Carrow Road.

‘However, it is expected that he will be relieved of his duties imminently, with assistant first-team coach Freddie Ljungberg the obvious candidate to take control of the team on a temporary basis.’

 

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