Arsenal summon emergency meeting to discuss Emery’s future
London, Nov. 29, 2019 (AltAfrica)– Senior figures at Arsenal will meet on Friday morning to discuss the club’s worst run of results since 1992 after Unai Emery’s side lost 2-1 at home to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League. Sky Sports report
Arsenal have now gone seven games without a win in all competitions and will be desperate to end that run on Sunday when they face Norwich at Carrow Road but it’s not certain who will take charge of that game with the emergency meeting also discussing the fate of the manager
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored for the Gunners just before half-time against Frankfurt but two goals in the space of nine second-half minutes from Daichi Kamada saw Arsenal slump to defeat.
That disappointing result followed Arsenal’s 2-2 draw at home to Southampton at the weekend, where Emery’s side had to rely on Alexandre Lacazette scoring a stoppage-time equaliser.
The official number of tickets sold for the Frankfurt match was 49,419 but a sparsely-filled Emirates told a different story, with many supporters deciding to stay away.
Despite the mounting pressure on his position, Emery was keen to take the positives, saying: “I think we improved. In the first half we had control of the game and we were winning 1-0 but we created chances to score a second goal.
“The first five or 10 minutes or so of the second half was positive, how we were playing,” he added. “We lost control in 15 minutes of the second half and they scored two goals and then we couldn’t change the result.
“The last 20 minutes we tried to come back but we didn’t create in that moment a big opportunity to score.”
“‘Emery Out. No tactics, no formation, nowhere to hide.'”
“Those were the words visible on a banner held aloft by frustrated Arsenal fans during the second half as the Gunners suffered yet another setback under Unai Emery – and it’s very difficult to disagree.
The tension was building amongst the home fans and it hit a crescendo as the final whistle condemned Emery’s men to their worst run since 1992.
Despite the sparse crowd, the boos were loud. They were making their feelings known loud and clear – and it’s time for the powers that be to listen.
Decisive is not generally a word associated with the decision makers at the Emirates Stadium, but they seem the need to take control of this situation before it’s too late.