Arsenal boss Unai Emery on the brink of the sack with No 2 Freddie Ljungberg ready to take the reins following seven games without a win
- Arsenal boss Unai Emery is in danger of being sacked after yet another defeat
- Assistant manager Freddie Ljungberg is ready to take the reins if Emery is axed
- The Gunners had suffered another setback after losing to Eintracht Frankfurt
Arsenal manager Unai Emery was left teetering on the brink of the sack after losing at home to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League.
Emery’s team are without a win in seven games, performances have been poor and support is fading in the boardroom at the Emirates Stadium.
Some Arsenal fans held banners calling for him to go during the game on Thursday when the Germans fought back from behind to win with two goals in nine second-half minutes.
Unai Emery is reportedly on the brink of being sacked by Arsenal after a torrid run of form
Owner Stan Kroenke would rather wait until the end of the season to make a change in the dugout but results have deteriorated alarmingly in recent weeks.
And there is a growing feeling that any sort of change would help to lift morale and offer a jolt to improve performances before hopes of a top-four finish recede further.
First team coach Freddie Ljungberg, a hero of the Invincibles era, would be a candidate to step into an interim role if the board decide to give Emery the chop.
Steve Bould, another former player who served for many years in Arsene Wenger’s coaching staff, remains at the club but stepped away from the first team earlier this year to make way for Ljungberg.
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang gave Arsenal the lead against Eintract Frankfurt but two goals by Daichi Kamada turned the game.
Current assistant Freddie Ljungberg is believed to be ready to take the reins if Emery is axed