Date: 12th June 2019 at 8:50pm
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Arsenal’s Head of Performance, Darren Burgess, is poised to leave the club after manager Unai Emery held an inquest into an end-of-season slump.

The Gunners won just two of their final eight Premier League matches and failed to qualify for next season’s Champions League following the thumping Europa League final defeat to Chelsea.

BBC Sport understand that Burgess, 45, was sacked just days after the Blues humiliated Arsenal 4-1 in the final.

Earlier this year, former Head of Recruitment Sven Mislintat quit the club after just a year in the role, while ex-Chief Executive Ivan Gazidis fled for AC Milan back in September.

Emery’s predecessor Arsene Wenger handpicked Burgess two years ago. The former head fitness coach of Port Adelaide made his name in the Prem as Liverpool’s Head of Fitness and Performance under Kenny Dalglish, Roy Hodgson and Brendan Rodgers from 2010-2012.

The exodus of senior management continues…