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Arsenal management shake-up cost massive outlay

Arsenal were forced to pay out a hefty compo fee to Unai Emery after his sacking, it has been revealed.

Arsenal were forced to pay £10.4million to sack Emery and replace him with Mikel Arteta, the club's latest financial report shows.

Emery was dismissed as Gunners manager in November 2019 after just 18 months in charge, having overseen a miserable run of seven matches without a win at the time.

The Spaniard and his coaching staff were handed their P45s and in came Arteta, who guided Arsenal to FA Cup glory in his first half-season at the helm.

It proved an inspired decision to replace Emery with Arteta last term, but it cost the north London club a fair amount in the process.

Arsenal's annual financial report for the year ended May 31, 2020, which includes the end of the 2019/20 season, shows the managerial change cost them a whopping £10.4million.

That was how much the club forked out to both sack Emery and his coaching staff and buy Arteta out of his contract at Manchester City, where he was working as Pep Guardiola's assistant.

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