According to the Daily Telegraph, Arsenal’s chairman Sir Chips Keswick, considered handing in his resignation such is his concern at what is going on at the club with the players now no longer behind the head coach.
So says Matt Law, anyway, whose information has not always turned out to be accurate, however it is a worthy enough rumour to take note off.
Law also writes that the players are ‘confused’ by Emery’s tactics, team selection and lack of playing identity.
An unnamed source told the Telegraph, “The problem is the coach. He still makes bad decisions and changes his tactics. There is no identity to the team and the players do not see any progress.
“The recent performances and results have had a big impact on the belief of the squad. Does anybody still think they can qualify for the Champions League under the coach? I don’t think so.”
Arsenal are currently eight points adrift of the top four and we’re only just heading towards the end of December. The players are even being kind saying they do not see any progress, when you can see clearly we’ve actually got worse since Arsene Wenger was asked to leave.
“Mourinho taking over at Tottenham has only made it worse,” a source told the Telegraph, possibly the same one as above, possibly someone else, Law does not make it clear. “He may not be to everyone’s liking, but he is a winner and Spurs have made it clear they want to win.
“Unai Emery is not seen as a coach on the same level as Guardiola, Klopp or even Mourinho. Frank Lampard has already built an identity at Chelsea and Brendan Rodgers is doing very well at Leicester. All of this puts more pressure on him.”
According to reports, Arsenal have already begun searching for Emery’s successor with three main candidates emerging while Raul Sanllehi and Edu were said to be furious on Sunday as they left the dressing room.