Unai Emery has told assembled reporters at his post-match press conference that the club are behind him but reports of Raul Sanllehi and Edu in the mixed zone after the game tell a different story.
Arsenal have so far been vocal in their support of Unai Emery until this point but as his side failed to win for the fifth Premier league game in a row, this time against the side second from bottom having conceded 45 shots at home in their last two games.
That might be about to change.
Spotted walking through the mixed zone after the game were Raul Sanllehi and Edu, coming from the changing rooms with ‘faces like thunder’.
Of course, we don’t expect them to be happy after watching what we all saw, but it hardly sends out a message of unity. Or perhaps that’s just what I want to believe because I want Emery gone so much.
Action from that lot up the road this week to sack Mauricio Pochettino and hire Jose Mourinho puts even more pressure on the Arsenal higher-ups to do something as fans ask why even Tottenham are showing more sense than us at present.
Emery, however, is carrying on in his own little world.
“The club are supporting me every day,” he told reporters. “I know I can take more performances with the players and that is what we want to do.”
Yes, Unai, you might be able to take more performances like that, but we can’t.
And yes, I do know that’s what he means, but I no longer care. Especially not when he thinks the first 20 minutes were “the best we’ve played this season.”
He sent out a team with three centrebacks and two midfielders in front of them against Southampton today, a side that got tanked 9-0 by Leicester.