The Gunners chose to part ways with Emery following a horrendous run of form with the club failing to win any of their last seven matches across all competitions.
The writing had been on the wall for some time, with Arsenal chiefs choosing to bite the bullet having previously stood by their man.
Emery had the backing of certain figures within the boardroom but, ultimately, was sacked. Freddie Ljungberg has been named as his replacement, albeit on an interim basis.
And The Sun say the decision to sack the 48-year-old was made before Thursday’s defeat to Frankfurt.
Emery oversaw that match, with Arsenal losing their first Europa League match of the campaign.