It comes as a big shock to most involved in football, especially considering what the Northern Irishman has done at the club and how early on in the season it has happened.
In his second full season in charge, the former Swansea City manager guided the Reds to the verge of a historic Premier League title only to be cruelly denied in the final few games of the campaign.
While last season may not have reached such heights, the board clearly backed their man in the summer in regards to transfers and they currently sit only five points off top spot.
However, the decision has been made to sack him and Wenger has admitted he’s saddened by the news.
“I'm always sad when that happens. I think he's a quality manager and unfortunately the pressure is always bigger on the managers, and to resist the disappointments more difficult,” the Gunners' boss said.
"I think what he had done at Liverpool...he was very unlucky not to win the Premier League. He was the closest certainly of all the managers working for the club, but that's the way it goes now.”
"I wish him good luck. I'm sure he will find a job again."
What now for Brendan Rodgers?
Rodgers will probably take a break a short break from football, though he still has plenty to offer and his working philosophy and easy-on-the-eye style of play will see him become a desirable option.
With his ability to speak Spanish and coach passing football, La Liga could be a very realistic next move.