Arsenal director, Josh Kroenke, has claimed Unai Emery was sacked to save the club’s season.
Emery was dismissed on Friday morning, after just 18 months in charge at the Emirates.
The Spaniard has been replaced by assistant manager, Freddie Ljungberg.
Kroenke admits that the decision to sack former Sevilla boss Emery was “very difficult”, but insists that club chiefs had grown “concerned” after recent performances.
He told the club’s official website: “Like all of our fans and supporters around the globe, we’ve been concerned about our recent string of performances.
“We wanted to support Unai and his staff until we decided it was time to make a change.
“And ultimately we came to that decision over the last several weeks as a group between myself, Raul…