Unai Emery has been given a vote of confidence by the Arsenal hierarchy following the club’s poor run of form.
The Gunners have gone five games without a win in all competitions and now sit eight points adrift of the top four following Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Leicester City.
Arsenal’s poor results have seen Emery come in for mounting criticism – from fans and pundits – with legendary striker Ian Wright publicly calling for the club to sack the Spaniard.
Emery brushed off questions about his future following Saturday’s defeat at the King Power Stadium and he has now received the public backing of Arsenal’s head of football Raul Sanllehi and managing director Vinai Venkatesham.
“We are as disappointed as everyone else with both our results and performances at this stage of the season,” said Sanllehi and Venkatesham. “We share the frustration with our fans, Unai, players and all our staff as they are not at the level we want or expect.
“Things need to improve to meet our objectives for the season, and we firmly believe Unai is the right man for the job, together with the backroom team we have in place. We are all working intensively behind the scenes to turn things around and are confident we will.”