Stan Kroenke wanted to give Unai Emery more time at Arsenal before sacking

first_imgStan Kroenke wanted to give Unai Emery more time at Arsenal before sacking Unai Emery had failed to register a win in seven games for Arsenal (Reuters)Kroenke made the final decision to dismiss Emery but according to Sky Sports, Arsenal’s owner was holding off the decision to sack the Spaniard and ideally wanted to wait until the end of the season to change manager.Other senior figures at Arsenal had already decided Emery’s time was up but despite the team being on their worst run of results since February 1992, Kroenke was keen to stick with the Spaniard.But the defeat against Frankfurt proved to be the final straw for Kroenke, who gave the green light to sack Emery after the match on Thursday evening.Sacking Emery and his coaching staff is believed to cost Arsenal around £4 million.A statement from Arsenal on Friday read: ‘The decision has been taken due to results and performances not being at the level required.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityLjungberg will now take charge of Arsenal for their trip to Norwich City on Sunday.Meanwhile, Arsenal’s hierarchy are now searching for a permanent successor to Emery and have reportedly made contact with Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo and former Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri.Brendan Rodgers has also been linked but the Leicester City manager distanced himself from a move on Friday.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 29 Nov 2019 4:26 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke had held off sacking Unai Emery (Getty)Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke was intent on giving Unai Emery enough time to turn the team around before he decided to sack the Spaniard, according to reports.Following Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League on Thursday evening, Emery was sacked at the club’s training ground on Friday morning.Emery, who gave no indication to his players that he would lose his job after the loss against Frankfurt, arrived at London Colney to take a training session but was sacked during a meeting with Arsenal’s head of football Raul Sanllehi and their technical director Edu.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal’s players were told separately before Freddie Ljungberg, who has been appointed as interim manager, took charge of training.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Fall Successes

first_imgBatesville High School had quite a fall season in all sport categories.  Football went 9-1 with a perfect EIAC conference winning record.  The girls cross country team made it to the semi-state and had a 7-week undefeated stretch to start the season.  The boys cross country team made it to the regional.  BHS boys tennis nearly won the regional despite losing its #1 singles player before the season started.  They easily won the EIAC.  The girls golf team had an individual make it to the semi-state where she lost out by one stroke of going on to the state.  Both the boys and girls soccer teams had winning seasons with the boys losing only 2 games throughout the year.  The final sport to finish its fall season was volleyball, and the EIAC champs lost a thrilling 5-setter to Brownstown Central in the regional.  This was after winning their 9th consecutive sectional.  Just for good measure, Oldenburg Academy had a girl run in the state cross country meet, and their team just missed going to the state.  The boys cross country team at OA made it to the regional and two individuals ran in the semi-state.  Finishing out was the OA boys soccer team which won the sectional and regional.  Between the two schools, they completed quite a fall schedule.  Congratulations to all!last_img read more

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Strong storms produce tornadoes in northern Iowa

first_imgSWEA CITY — At least two tornadoes, possibly three, touched down in northern Iowa Tuesday night. The National Weather Service office in Sioux Falls says a tornado was reported about 5:30 PM near the town of Cushing in Woodbury County and another tornado was spotted ten minutes later near Ida Grove in Ida County.Meteorologist Alex Krull, at the National Weather Service office in Johnston, says they’re investigating another report of severe weather near Swea City in Kossuth County. “We’re not sure if it was a tornado or not,” Krull says. “Right now, we’re in communication with the emergency managers. It looks like this may just be widespread wind damage.” There were no reports of any injuries in that part of the state either.Krull says winds in the Swea City area last night were clocked between 60 and 70 miles-an-hour. “We did have some damage to buildings and we had several trees that were knocked down in the area,” Krull says.Excluding last night’s storms, Iowa has recorded 43 tornadoes so far this year, slightly behind the average. During all of last year, Iowa had 69 tornadoes.last_img read more

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