1,139 fewer matches and Unai Emery departs Arsenal 0.1 points per match short of Wenger's average

29 November 2019

Unai Emery
Photo: Getty Images A loss in the Europa League to Frankfurt at Emirates on Thursday evening sealed the destiny of Unai Emery in Arsenal

A home loss in the Europa League to Frankfurt on Thursday evening was the final straw for the Arsenal board, whose patience with Emery had stretched thin since the end of last season.

At Arsenal, the Spaniard achieved the second-best points per match average of his career, only surpassed by his record at PSG.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Despite being in charge of Arsenal for 1,139 fewer matches than Arsene Wenger, Unai Emery failed to build on the legendary French manager's points record. Emery's now curtailed spell at the club resulted in an average 0.1 points short of his predecessor's. 

In charge for 78 matches, Emery achieved an average of 1.85 points per match, while Wenger achieved a points average of 1.95 across 1,217 games, a testament to the Frenchman's 22-year spell at Arsenal. 

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