The Arsenal hierarchy continue to throw their weight behind under-fire Unai Emery despite the team’s poor start to the season, which is an extension of the poor form towards the end of last season that made the team miss out on CL football.
The Gunners have taken just two points from the last twelve, and also won only two of their last ten Premier League outings. The team is currently 9 points off fourth place.
After a pre-planned staff meeting, at which communications chief Mark Gonella spoke, along with Raul Sanllehi and Vinai Venkatesham, the club issued a statement which recognised the poor form, but made it clear that the belief in Emery is still stands and he’s the right man to achieve this season’s goal of a top four finish.
The statement reads:
“We are as disappointed as everyone else with both our results and performances at this stage of the season. We share the frustration with our fans, Unai, players and all our staff as they are not at the level we want or expect.
“Things need to improve to meet our objectives for the season, and we firmly believe Unai is the right man for the job, together with the backroom team we have in place. We are all working intensively behind the scenes to turn things around and are confident we will.
“We never take our fantastic support for granted. We hope we can all stick together and get behind the team in this challenging period, as together we are stronger.”
The fans are growing more impatient week after week and have called for the head of Unai Emery. The major complain has been the team’s lack of style, favorable results, creativity and defensive solidity.
This news will surely not be welcomed by fans. However, one can also feel that it is the dreaded vote of confidence that usually comes before a sack.
What do you think?