Arsenal’s top management members have backed coach Unai Emery but warned him that results must get better for the North London side, Concise News reports.
Emery has been under heightened pressure recently following a string of poor results for the North London side.
The Gunners have only managed two wins in their last Premier League matches, leaving fans calling for Emery’s dismissal.
However, Arsenal Head of Football Raul Sanllehi and Managing Director Vinai Venkatesham noted that there are no plans of changing the team’s coach
“We firmly believe Unai is the right man for the job,” they told Arsenal staff at a meeting.
“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.
“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.”
Meanwhile, club legend Ian Wright has said the team need to make the ‘tough decision’ to part ways with coach Unai Emery following the defeat to Leicester City.
The Gunners were hammered 2-0 at the King Power on Saturday, with second-half goals from Jamie Vardy and James Maddison sending the Foxes to second on the Premier League table, at least overnight – nine points clear of their London opponents.
With Emery’s side having failed to win any of their last five games, and only two of 10 league fixtures, Wright used social media to call for the Spanish manager to be sacked and suggested star strikers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette could leave the club if the situation doesn’t change.
“One shot on target tonight!” Wright said on his Twitter account. “Two wins in 10 in the league. No definitive style or plan. Negative goal difference. No improvement in the defence. Not creating anything.
“Why would [Lacazette] or [Aubameyang] renew [their contracts?] Can’t blame them!
“We have to make the tough decision Arsenal! It’s not getting better!”
Speaking post-match, Emery took responsibility for the defeat but insisted his team was improving at the back, despite the 2-0 scoreline.
“I know we are receiving criticism but I have done before and I have recovered,” he said.
“I accept all the criticism. It is normal. Today we did one step ahead being better defensively.”