According to David Ornstein speaking at the end of October, some at Arsenal wanted to extend Unai Emery’s contract in the summer.

BAKU, AZERBAIJAN - MAY 29: Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal looks dejected as he walks past the Europa League Trophy after collecting his runners up medal following his team's defeat in the UEFA Europa League Final between Chelsea and Arsenal at Baku Olimpiya Stadionu on May 29, 2019 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)
BAKU, AZERBAIJAN – MAY 29: Unai Emery, Manager of Arsenal looks dejected as he walks past the Europa League Trophy after collecting his runners up medal following his team’s defeat in the UEFA Europa League Final between Chelsea and Arsenal at Baku Olimpiya Stadionu on May 29, 2019 in Baku, Azerbaijan. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Unai Emery’s contract runs until the end of next season after he signed a three-year deal when he joined the club. There had been some talk of a break clause but that confusion has already been clarified.

If Arsenal want to get rid of Emery, they will have to sack him.

Thing is, it seems some at the club wanted to give him a new deal before sense won the day.

“There was a desire within a section of Arsenal’s top brass to reward him with a new deal last summer,” Ornstein wrote, “but this was not a universal wish and the majority verdict held sway.”

I’m not entirely sure what Emery did last season to convince anyone he deserved a new deal.

Arsenal collapsed in the league, throwing away a top four spot by winning only one of their last four league games against Crystal Palace, Wolves, Leicester and Burnley.

They then topped that off by collapsing in Baku and allowing Chelsea to romp to victory, claim a trophy and make the Champions League and have just carried that form into this season.

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