Arsenal’s hierarchy remain “100 per cent” behind Team boss, Unai Emery and still plan to wait until the summer before making a decision on his future, according to The Athletic.
Emery’s performance in the club has been disappointing so far and Arsenal’s loss to Leicester on Saturday which is the worst start in top flight season since 1982, seem to be a deciding factor for fans as they are already calling for his removal.
There is already a spreading speculation as to who will replace the Spaniard.
Arsenal is now sixth on the Premier league table with Liverpool, Leicester and Chelsea taking the first three leads. The Gunners are also eight points behind Champions League.
But the call for Emery’s sacking seems to fall off the club’s top management’s ears which consist of Stan Kroenke(owner) and his son Josh, Raul Sanllehi (head of football), Vinai Venkatesham (managing director), Edu (technical director) and others. They have all given their full support to Emery.
The management has already denied considering anyone to replace him as head coach.
Despite the dissatisfaction from fans, Emery will oversee Arsenal’s match against Southampton on November 23.
The management believe that Arsenal’s defeat to Leicester could be understood since the 2015 champions are a very strong team especially at home. As far as they are concerned, the team under Emery are on the right path. The international break also helps in a welcome change of scenery for the squad.
Although the squad is not doing very well at domestic level which understandably trigger the anger of fans, the management are determined not to let it influence their decisions.
Video Assistant Referee (VAR) isn’t helping matters for Arsenal though they’ve accepted the team are partly at fault.
Besides, Emery still has 26 games to oversee for Arsenal which is plenty of chances for him to improve.
Emery is half way through his three year contract with Arsenal and not all members of management want him to sign a new deal even if he gets his team to this season’s Europa League final.