Unai Emery sends emotional farewell message thanking Arsenal fans and defends players

Unai Emery provided a moving tribute to Arsenal and their fans following his dismissal as manager.

The Gunners finally sacked the Spaniard on Friday morning after a dreadful run of form.

Arsenal have gone two months without a Premier League victory and last won a match in all competitions eight games ago.

Freddie Ljungberg will subsequently take charge of the underperforming team as they prepare to face Norwich on Sunday.

Emery’s final match in charge came on Thursday night as a distinctly empty Emirates Stadium watched Eintracht Frankfurt beat Arsenal 2-1 in their Europa League clash.