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Ex-girlfriend claims Emery blamed her for Arsenal demise: Called me a white witch!

Unai Emery blames his ex-girlfriend for his demise at Arsenal, it has been claimed.

The Spaniard was in charge of the Gunners for 18 months but was dismissed last November and replaced by Mikel Arteta.

And his former lover Sacha Wright, 13 years Emery's junior at 35, has opened up on their relationship.

Ms. Wright revealed they split last September before she took Emery back in December, after he had been sacked

"It was then that he blamed me for getting him the sack," she told the Sun on Sunday. "He told me I was a white witch as I had brought him so much bad luck.

"He said, 'It was the day we broke up that we started to lose'.

"He told me he was so stressed out that his mind wasn't in the right place after we separated.

"I flew out to meet him in San Sebastian just before New Year's Eve and it was then that he blamed me for Arsenal losing.

"I trusted Unai and really believed we would get married and have kids together one day.

"I thought he was a gentleman and a real family man. But in the end I realised he was not ready for a serious relationship."

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