The latest reports across the English media this evening suggest that Arsenal’s staff are waiting for Unai Emery’s sacking to be made official.
Arsenal come up short again
Emery’s Gunners welcomed Southampton to the Emirates this past weekend, for a Premier League clash.
The north Londoners headed into proceedings amid a dreadful run of form.
In the buildup to the international break, Arsenal had failed to pick up a victory in any of their last 5 outings across all competitions.
And, when all was said and done in the English capital on Saturday, the hosts again failed to get the job done.
Despite Alexandre Lacazette’s double, Arsenal only managed to pick up a point, following another disjointed display.
Highlights: Arsenal 2-2 Southampton
Emery sacking imminent?
The Gunners’ latest sub-par showing, meanwhile, has since seen further pressure heaped on the shoulders of the under-fire Unai Emery.
The Spaniard has been hotly-tipped to be the 2nd managerial casualty in north London in the space of a week, with the likes of Mikel Arteta and Max Allegri touted as potential replacements.
And, as per a report from Goal.com’s Arsenal expert Charles Watts this evening, it appears as though Emery being relieved of his duties is now viewed as more of a case of ‘when, and not if’ by those within the club.
The Gunners’ staff have reportedly already prepped themselves for the tactician’s sacking, with decisive action ‘expected’ to be taken imminently.
There’s a growing sense behind the scenes at Arsenal that it’s a case of when and not if Emery is sacked – club staff are just waiting for the news to come.
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— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) November 26, 2019
The Sun, meanwhile, have provided an insight into the alleged figures that would be involved, if those in charge at the Emirates do opt to pull the trigger on Emery’s dismissal.
It is claimed that the former PSG boss would be owed £4 million, if sacked in the immediate future.
If Arsenal were to wait until the end of the season, though, Emery would not be owed any form of compensation.
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— The Sun – Arsenal (@SunArsenal) November 26, 2019