Arsenal bosses back Unai Emery but disappointed with recent form – sources

Shaka Hislop says Arsenal need to replace Unai Emery with Massimiliano Allegri after another loss at Leicester.

Arsenal’s two top directors have expressed their disappointment with the team’s miserable run of form recently but said they still have faith in coach Unai Emery to turn things around, sources told ESPN FC.

Gunners head of football Raul Sanllehi and managing director Vinai Venkatesham met more than 200 colleagues from across the club in a regularly scheduled staff meeting on Monday.

With Arsenal having won just once in their last 10 matches, sources told ESPN FC their eagerly awaited comments proved to be reassuring for Emery while also admitting the current reality at the club, telling staff they were not pleased with recent results but expressed confidence in Emery to right the ship.

“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,” they said, according to sources.

“Things need to improve to meet our objectives for the season, and we firmly believe Unai is the right man for the job, together with the backroom team we have in place. 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.”

As reported by ESPN FC on Sunday and the previous week, the Spanish manager is safe and won’t be sacked. The club is not looking for a replacement but things have to improve. The club, as mentioned on Monday by the two bosses, still believe that Emery will find the way to improve the team’s performances and results.

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