Arsenal keeping Unai Emery in his post is bewildering to the fans.
I have to think that Edu sees something in Unai Emery that almost no other Arsenal fans see but what?
I say Edu because I believe he is the power behind the scenes. Maybe I should say most influence but you get what I mean.
The reason I believe he has that power is because of what has transpired since he took up his role. Steve Bould was demoted and his place taken by U21 coach Freddie Ljungberg. Last week eight staff members were released including head of Youth scouting Steve Morrow.
Then there is the signing of Gabriel Martinelli, word is that Edu was influential in that signing.
And he was not even at the club at that time.
I am sure there is more that we do not know. But regardless, that shows me that the former Arsenal midfielder wields significant influence on the board.
Put it this way, I am convinced that if Edu told Raul Sanllehi that Emery has to go, then he would be gone.
Edu was sat with Sanllehi yesterday at the King Power Stadium so it is not as if they are not seeing first hand what the problems are.
The 41-year-old Arsenal technical director is a former footballer at the highest level. He knows Arsenal, he knows the fans, he understands the culture, so why is Emery still in his job?
I honestly do not know why. Under normal circumstances, he would be gone. Now, I am not saying Emery should be sacked but I am saying that most Arsenal fans want him gone and Edu has to know this.
So, by ignoring the fans wishes I can only assume Edu sees something in Emery that barely anyone else sees.
It is bewildering I must admit.
Or have I got this wrong and Edu does not wield that sort of influence?