How Emery was sacked: The full story

How Unai Emery was sacked: Writing on the wall after US meeting

The writing was on the wall for Unai Emery at Arsenal even before Thursday night’s defeat by Eintracht Frankfurt.

The intricate details of Emery’s sacking indicate that a decision had been made about Emery’s future after the 2-2 draw against Southampton on November 23, and that the Spaniard had expected to take training as usual on Friday morning.

Jose Mourinho was also desired as Emery’s replacement by some senior figures at Arsenal, but the club will not panic to make an appointment, such is their faith in interim Freddie Ljungberg.

Here, we run through the ins and outs of Friday’s crescendo, which had been building for weeks before…