Recently the Arsenal hierarchy have made it clear that Unai Emery has their full support meaning the Spaniard will not be shown the door anytime soon.

But according to pundit Charlie Nicholas, if the team’s performances do not improve after the international break, then Unai Emery could very well be sacked at the beginning of the new year.

“I am confused with where this is going, and that is created by Emery’s own choices,” Nicholas told Sky Sports[as quoted].

“If he doesn’t sort it out before Christmas, he does come under scrutiny.

“The top four was there for the taking, but Man Utd were struggling, Leicester and Chelsea are doing better than anticipated, but you want to be in there fighting.

“Arsenal are hopeless yet are still in sixth, but you have to stay at it and give yourself a chance to fight for those places.

“Emery must go positive to win football matches after the international break. If this doesn’t work, he may be out by January – he is hanging on. The board will not look to ease him out, but a lot of people are wondering why they should wait.

“Will they give Emery more money? Is he in charge of transfers? Probably not, no. Will they get defenders, and then will they be good enough?

“It is disappointing and sad to see how badly the club have fallen away. Arsenal fans are saying that Arsene Wenger created some of this, and yes, he did. He left behind a soft team with no aggression and leadership.”


Unai Emery has failed to work his magic at Arsenal this season despite the club having a very good summer transfer window.

The club managed to bring in new players for almost every department meaning the manager has no excuses to give when it comes to his team’s poor performances.

While some issues like that of Xhaka’s tussle with the fans have caused a few dilemmas but these affairs are trivial enough and do not explain why the team would drop points against the likes of Crystal Palace or Wolves.

After the international break, Arsenal have four games which do look winnable, atleast on paper meaning, if they can pick up all 12 points from these games then surely Unai Emery will feel a lot safer.

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