Sitting eight points off the Premier League's Champions League spots and without a win in seven games, Arsenal have sacked their manager Unai Emery.
The news came through a club statement after a short meeting of the club's board on Friday morning.
Many Arsenal fans had held #EmeryOut posters at Arsenal's 1-2 loss at home to Frankfurt on Thursday night, while many more had stayed away from the ground as a sign of their apathy towards Emery's team.
As Freddie Ljungberg takes over the first team on an interim basis and Emery packs his bags from the club's training ground, many have been giving their view on social media.
Can’t say I’m sad to see Emery go. There was some promise early on, but it fizzled out last season, and this season has been a disaster.
He never quite felt the right fit, the football was too often poor, and this bad spell was allowed go on too long.
Let’s see what’s next! pic.twitter.com/evPkbcfnsn
— arseblog (@arseblog) November 29, 2019
9 – Unai Emery named nine different Arsenal captains during his 78 games in charge, with only one of those players wearing the armband on more than 20 occasions (Laurent Koscielny, 24). Whimsical. pic.twitter.com/efEBbMfXTB
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 29, 2019
Fascinating opportunity for Freddie Ljungberg once the news of Unai Emery's departure is confirmed. Interested to see who takes on the role of Freddie's assistant as he will certainly need one for his first role at the sharp end. A fresh page thankfully.
— Amy Lawrence (@amylawrence71) November 29, 2019
All the best in your next role, Unai.
We appreciate all your efforts. pic.twitter.com/nAkc5beZMe
— AFTV (@AFTVMedia) November 29, 2019
Is Unai Emery the worst ‘top six’ manager ever? At least on a par with Villas Boas (at 2 clubs), Moyes, Van Gaal and Hodgson
— Alex Terrell (@alxterrell) November 29, 2019
Fans saying goodbye to Unai Emery pic.twitter.com/udDTEbKsJf
— Simpsons Arsenal (@SimpsonsArsenal) November 29, 2019