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Daily Schmankerl: Unai Emery SACKED, Robert Lewandowski voted UCL player of the week, Real Madrid wants David Alaba, and MORE!

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Thankfully, there’s absolutely no chance that Bayern Munich will hire Emery.

Arsenal FC v Eintracht Frankfurt: Group F - UEFA Europa League Photo by Leila Coker/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Unai Emery has left Arsenal (Official statement)

Following a dismal defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday, Arsenal have parted ways with head coach Unai Emery. The Spaniard, who was hired after Arsene Wenger left the club back in 2018, has overseen a disastrous run of results which saw the Gunners 8th place in the EPL table, an incredible 8 points away from top four.

The North London based club have appointed Freddie Ljungberg as interim coach. With an easy fixture against Norwich city coming up, it’s easy to see why they chose this moment to part ways with Emery. From Bayern Munich’s perspective, yet another prospective club has been added to the great manager hunt of 2020.

Robert Lewandowski voted Champions League player of the week

After scoring 4 goals past Red Star on Tuesday, Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski has been named UCL player of the week. He beats out Lionel Messi, who singlehandedly demolished Borussia Dortmund, to claim the prize.

MOAR LEWANDOWSKI

You thought we were done? Not quite. Lewandowski has been outscoring some UCL clubs. Take a look:

Qatar throwing its weight around? (France Football)

According to France Football, the Emir of Qatar would be willing to cancel a 2 billion euro military contract with Nexter, a state owned arms company, over the indictment of PSG Chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi for alleged corruption. Make of that what you will.

Real Madrid want David Alaba (Don Balol)

According to the Don, Real Madrid President Florentino Perez has set his sights on David Alaba as a replacement to ageing left back Marcelo. Apparently, the fact that Alaba has yet to extend his contract (expires in 2021) gives the Blancos hope that they can secure his signing for less than 50m euros.

Of course there’s no need to worry, because when Don Balon reports it, it means it’s almost certainly pure fantasy. Though KHR and Hainer need to get a move on with that contract extension.

Napoli president to meet mutineers (Calciomercato)

Napoli President Aurelio de Laurentiis is expected to meet with the squad after training concludes today, and is ready to hear them discuss their fines and explain their behavior. Aside from meetings with players and the staff, individual meetings may also occur between the de Laurentiis and the main mutineers — namely Insigne, Allan, Mertens, and Callejon.

With all this drama going on behind the scenes, it really makes you wonder how Carlo Ancelotti drew with Liverpool.