Arsenal manager Unai Emery has been given the backing of the club’s hierarchy, despite the club’s disappointing start to the new season.
Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Leicester City means that Arsenal have now failed to win in any of their previous five fixture in all competitions, whilst the club’s poor run of form has seen them fall eight points adrift in the race to secure a top four finish and Champions League qualification.
Many have suggested that Emery could soon find his way out of the club. However, the former Sevilla boss has reportedly received the backing of the Arsenal board who insist they still believe he is the ‘right man for the job’.
At a meeting at the Emirates on Monday the club’s head of football, Raul Sanllehi, and the managing director, Vinai Venkatesham, told 200 club staff that the Spaniard retains their backing and that they remain confident Emery can turn their fortunes around.
“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,” the club said.
“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.”