Club Sources Rule Out Dismissal
Arsenal have no plans to sack Unai Emery at the moment and will wait until the summer before making any decision over the Spaniard’s future.
The Gunners were beaten 2-0 by Leicester City on Saturday evening, a result that leaves them in sixth place, eight points behind a top four that now looks to be pulling away from the rest of the Premier League.
Arsenal’s poor recent form has led to rumours that Emery may be about to get the sack. However, sources at the club contacted a number of outlets through back channels to inform them that Emery’s job is not under threat
The Athletic reports [£] that the club are “100 per cent “ behind Emery as manager and will re-assess the situation at the end of the season. Whether that plan holds depends on future results even though after a nett spend of almost £90 million this summer the club have still managed their worst start to a season since the 1982-83 campaign.
The Times [£] adds that the Arsenal board believes Emery has a strong squad at his disposal and is well capable of turning round the situation.
Arsenal have eleven games between now and the beginning of January. The international break will give Emery and his backroom staff time to take stock of the situation and attempt to call a halt to the side’s poor run of form. Their next game is home clash with struggling Southampton on 23 November.