According to the Express, Arsenal’s board are now open to the idea of parting ways with Unai Emery after supporter groups have decided to vent their frustration on the Spaniard’s ability to rebuild the Gunners.
The Express add that Emery could leave without receiving any compensation if the Gunners stick with him until his contract expires next summer.
Given the club’s recent results and the mounting pressure on Emery – this seems like a risky move to take by the club.
Should the north London outfit decide to relieve Emery of his duties now, it’s reported that the Spaniard’s sacking will cost around £4m.
The Express report that the former Paris Saint-Germain boss earns around £6m a season, but a clause in his contact ensures that Arsenal only need to compensate him until his deal’s set to expire in the summer.
The Gunners have failed to win any of their last five Premier League games and this has seriously dented our hopes of finishing in a top four spot. Once again, it seems like our path to Champions League football will rely on a triumph in the Europa League.
With the hectic December and Christmas period on the horizon, it’s essential that Arsenal get things into gear immediately.
There’s plenty of points up for grabs over the festive period, so if a new manager could come in and spark an uplift in form – our hopes of a top four finish would be back on.
Should the Arsenal hierarchy bite the bullet and sack Emery now or risk the outcome of our season by keeping him in charge?