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Former Arsenal defender Lauren reacts to Emery sack

19:56 GMT+3 29/11/2019
Unai Emery Arsenal 2019-20
The ex-Gunners right-back sent his best wishes to the Spaniard after his dismissal and welcomed his former colleague who takes over in an interim role

Former Arsenal defender Lauren described Unai Emery's sacking as unfortunate and has wished him the best for the future.

Emery was relieved of his duties at the Emirates Stadium on Friday due to the Gunners’ recent poor run of results across all competitions.

A 2-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Uefa Champions League stretched the Gunners’ winning drought to seven games across all competitions – losing two and drawing five.

In his reaction to Emery's departure, Lauren, who was part of the 'Invincibles', appreciated the 48-year-old for his efforts at the club after succeeding Arsene Wenger in May 2018.

“All the best to Unai Emery, a shame things didn't go as he would have liked but his effort and hard work at Arsenal is appreciated,” the Cameroonian tweeted.

The two-time Africa Cup of Nations winner also wished well his former colleague Freddie Ljungberg, who takes over temporarily, ahead of his first game in charge against Norwich City at Carrow Road on Sunday.