Emery fired as Arsenal manager after 18 months

In this Saturday, May 19, 2018 file photo, former PSG head coach Unai Emery claps, during the League One soccer match between Caen and Paris Saint-Germain. This was one of the last games the Spaniard coached PSG in. Emery was fired as Arsenal boss on November 29, 2019 after 18 months at the club. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has been fired after 18 months with the club.

Unai Emery was fired based on a decision that had been "taken due to results and performances not being at the level required" according to a statement by Arsenal.

The former Paris St-Germain boss will be replaced on a temporary basis by assistant and former Arsenal midfielder Freddie Ljungberg.

Emery led PSG French league title and won three Europa Leagues with Sevilla before being appointed as Arsenal boss in May 2018, succeeding Arsene Wenger.

The Gunners have not won in seven games and lost 2-1 at home to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League on Thursday.