Arsenal are 100% behind Unai Emery and believe the club are on the right path to succeed

Look away now, Arsenal fans. Unai Emery isn’t going anywhere.

The Spaniard has lost the support of the majority of Arsenal’s fanbase after a string of disappointing results.

The Gunners’ 2-0 defeat to Leicester City on Saturday evening means they are without a win in the Premier League since October 6.

Emery’s treatment of Mesut Ozil has also led to criticism while the Granit Xhaka saga has further increased the scrutiny on the former Sevilla boss.

There have been reports that the north London side are already eyeing a potential replacement for Emery, with Luis Enrique reportedly on their list of targets.

However, those reports have been completely quashed by David Ornstein.

Writing for The Athletic, Ornstein says Arsenal will not sack Emery and are ‘100 per cent’ behind the manager.

“The 48-year-old will be in position for his side’s next match at home to Southampton on November 23 and is said to have the total backing of Arsenal’s ownership, board of directors and executives to turn the situation round,” Ornstein writes.

“We are told that owner Stan Kroenke and his son Josh, head of football Raul Sanllehi, managing director Vinai Venkatesham, technical director Edu and all other influential figures are firmly on the same page.”

Some of the details in the report make for grim reading for Arsenal fans.

The club recognise that Leicester are an extremely strong side, particularly at home, and senior figures think Emery’s team showed ‘clear signs of improvement’ at the King Power Stadium.

Furthermore, the top brass believe Arsenal are on the right path and possess players and coaches of the right quality to achieve their targets.

They fully believe the project is sound, well planned and will bring success, provided the outside atmosphere allows it to.

Some of the blame for Arsenal’s disappointing start is even being attributed to VAR.


GIVEMESPORT’S Scott Wilson says:

Arsenal’s board can give their support to Emery but it may end up costing them.

The Gunners have been wretched in recent weeks and quite where the board’s optimism that Emery can turn things around stems from is unclear. 

Leicester have shown what can be achieved with the right managerial appointment.

They were hard to watch under Claude Puel but brought in Brendan Rodgers and are now flying high.

Arsenal need to follow suit.

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