Arsenal are ‘100 per cent’ behind Unai Emery and will wait until summer to make a decision about his future – report

10 Nov

Unai Emery reportedly maintains the full backing of the Arsenal board despite the club recording their worst start to a season since 1982/83.

Jamie Vardy once again proved to be the scourge of the Gunners as he scored his ninth goal in as many appearances in this fixture before setting up James Maddison to seal a 2-0 victory at the King Power Stadium.

Emery maintains the full backing of the board

And according to The Athletic, the Gunners hierarchy are ‘100 per cent’ behind Emery and no plans to replace him.

The report states that Emirates chiefs will not make a decision on his future until the summer.

Emery was keen to stress how good Leicester are
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Stan Kroenke and his son Josh, head of football Raul Sanllehi, managing director Vinai Venkatesham, technical director Edu and all other influential figures are firmly on the same page.

This will be music to the ears of their current manager who hopes time will solve their issues.

“For me, as a coach, it’s about continuing stronger and improving with our players,” Emery said.

“I am speaking with the club to stay calm and to stay patient to improve and recover some confidence with some circumstances.

“We are receiving criticism but I know that’s my job. I’ve had lots of moments like that but I’ve recovered by working to get confidence, being together with the club and players.

“I accept all (of the criticism). I accept the applause and I accept it when they criticise us. I know when we win, they are going to be happy and when we lose, they are going to be sad. It’s normal.

“We need to stay calm and also keep improving things. Today we got one step ahead by being together and being strong defensively. But we lost because we were playing a very strong team in a good moment.”

Emery looked glum after watching his side draw with Vitoria in the Europa League in midweek
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Emery was also quick to praise the application of his team, adding: “We can be disappointed with the result but with the attitude of the players, they did the game plan we prepared for.

“We started the first half by having chances by controlling the game, and at the start of the second half too, in our moment like we wanted.”The attitude was good, the game plan was prepared for and the players did that. The other team are in a good moment, at home and feeling strong.”

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