Unai Emery has been six games to save his job as Arsenal manager.
Despite widespread clamours from the fan base for the Spaniard to be sacked immediately, the Arsenal board publicly backed him after the club’s latest setback, a 2 – 0 defeat at Leicester on Saturday, declaring that they could see clear signs of improvement in the team, despite the loss,
Their statement though did not go down well with the supporters, and they were forced to clarify their support, acknowledging that “things need to improve to meet our objectives for the season”.
Now it appears that the run of fixtures after the international break has been identified as crucial, if the Spaniard wants to retain his position at the Emirates. They begin that run with a home fixture against strugglers Southampton, and will travel to Norwich and West Ham, and also host Brighton in that sequence which also includes two Europa League matches, with the side all but qualified for the knock-out stages of the tournament.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.