The Arsenal hierarchy are firmly behind under-fire head coach Unai Emery until at least the end of the season, despite the Gunners enduring their worst start to a top-flight season for 37 years.
Defeat away at Leicester on Saturday evening left Emery's side in sixth place in the Premier League table, having won just a single league match since coming from behind to beat Aston Villa on 22 September.
A goalless first half at the King Power Stadium was as good as it got for Arsenal, who went on to concede goals from Jamie Vardy and James Maddison in a thoroughly deserved 2-0 win for the Foxes.
Arsenal bosses “100%” behind Unai Emery, deny considering change or talking to candidates, plan to review in summer. Kroenkes + execs offering full support, won’t react to “noise”, feel results will improve atmos & think #AFC on right path. @TheAthleticUK: https://t.co/rXXrMAtd9a— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) November 10, 2019
Just four wins in the Premier League this season has prompted calls from large sections of the club's fanbase to have Emery relieved of his duties, with the growing feeling among the supporters that the club have not progressed since Arsene Wenger's departure and are, in fact, regressing.
There was much talk in the build-up to Saturday's clash to suggest Emery was walking a thin tightrope at the club, with murmurs suggesting defeat against Brendan Rodgers' side could spell the end of his 18-month tenure.
It appears as if those claims were wide of the mark, however, with David Ornstein of The Athletic disputing such statements and instead revealing the club are '100%' behind the Spanish boss.
The reasons for their backing of the 48-year-old stem from a belief that Saturday's performance showed signs of improvement over recent outings. Furthermore, there is also an acceptance that Leicester are a very strong side, particularly at home and, up until Vardy's 68th-minute strike, the Gunners had played admirably. This despite Arsenal having just one shot on target all match.
87 - Arsenal have won 87 points in their 50 Premier League games under Unai Emery (W25 D12 L13) - one fewer than they managed in their final 50 under Arsene Wenger (W27 D7 L16). Regression. pic.twitter.com/jAfA0dzuIj— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 9, 2019
It is added in the report that the club's top brass -
Emery toca fondo en el banquillo del @Arsenal La afición del @LCFC le ha cantado el “you are getting sacked in the morning” en la derrota de los gunners (2-0) en el King Power Stadium. CONFIRMADO: Raül Sanllehí le busca sustituto y ha vuelto a tocar a Luis Enrique. Veremos... pic.twitter.com/VUxYSi7lTy— Kike Marin** (@Kike_Marin_) November 9, 2019
Source : 90min