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Fans slam ‘rudderless’ Arsenal and call for ‘urgent action’

Arsenal fan groups have slammed the club’s lack of direction and called for ‘urgent action’ following the club’s poor start to the season.

The pressure is continuing to mount on manager Unai Emery following the club’s dismal run of form, Arsenal‘s 2-2 home draw with relegation-threatened Southampton stretching their winless run in the Premier League to five fixtures.

Arsenal’s poor run has seen them slip to eighth in the division, the club currently eight points adrift of the top four and facing the realistic proposition of missing out on Champions League football for a fourth consecutive season.

There has been growing unrest at the Emirates in recent weeks, the club’s positivity following a summer of significant spending having all but disappeared with Emery looking to be on borrowed time as the club’s manager.

The club’s fan groups have now voiced their discontent at the club’s current plight, releasing a statement that blames the Arsenal owners for what they believe to be a lack of direction.

“We have been told to ‘get excited’ and to support the team. As Arsenal supporters we have done both,” the statement reads.

“There exist many issues raised in our first statement that remain unaddressed by the club. While these matters have not gone away, it is the overall alarming and desperate state of things on and off the pitch that need urgent action and take precedence amongst our concerns.

“Until the club and especially the senior management structure is running efficiently, effectively and ambitiously, then few other issues can or will be satisfactorily resolved.

“The early optimism of summer, around what appeared to be good business and positive signings, has given way to renewed concerns about the club’s overall direction and the leadership of the owner. It feels like the club is rudderless and floating aimlessly, unsure of its destination.”

Arsenal will be looking to bounce back when they return to Europa League action this week, hosting Eintracht Frankfurt at the Emirates. Unai Emery’s side currently sit top of Group F on 10 points, and will secure qualification for the knock-out stages if they avoid defeat to the Bundesliga side.

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