Unai Emery fighting to save his job as pressure continues to mount on under-fire Arsenal boss

4 Nov

Unai Emery appears to be battling to save his job at Arsenal as their poor run of form continued at the weekend.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring against Wolves on Saturday, but the Gunners failed to hold on to their lead, as Raul Jimenez equalised with a header in the 76th minute.

The disappointing draw at the Emirates means they have recorded just two wins from their last nine Premier League games and sit sixth in the table, 14 points adrift of leaders Liverpool.

Unai Emery is under pressure at Arsenal
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In midweek, Arsenal lost 5-4 on penalties to Liverpool in the Carabao Cup, having taken the lead twice in the match, which had ended 5-5 in normal time.

Arsenal are desperate for Champions League football and there is a growing fear they will miss out, if they do not act by Christmas, report the Daily Mirror.

Former Manchester United and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has been tipped to replace Emery at the Emirates and he reportedly dined with Arsenal’s head of football Raul Sanlleh this week, although the club have since refuted those reports.

A man who should be considered for the Arsenal job is Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder, according to Tony Cascarino.

Wilder has taken the Blades from League One to their current position of sixth in the top flight and Cascarino believes the Englishman should be a serious candidate.

“Man United job, Arsenal job – Chris Wilder? Absolutely,” Cascarino told talkSPORT.

“There would be a snobbery around football that would go for Allegri or Mourinho. But I’m like, ‘No, I’d rather go with Chris Wilder.’

“He knows football, he’s a proper football person. Like Sir Alex Ferguson, Jurgen Klopp at Mainz, Pep Guardiola at Barcelona B – he’s shown what he can do.

“I believe there are managers in lower league football who are very gifted and deserve an opportunity. Chris has gone through the whole lot.”

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