It is a question that has to be asked, Is Unai Emery fast running out of time at Arsenal?
Some will say that the season is just five games old and that we have to be patient while others will say that over the last 12 Premier League games there have been just four wins and five losses.
Add into that run of games the Europa League final humiliation against Chelsea and the picture no longer looks so rosy and certainly rebuts the argument that it is too early in the season to judge the Spaniard.
Emery’s detractors will claim that there is no vision, no strategy, that his team selections are random nonsense, that his substitutions have largely been ineffective, that his persistence with certain players show his judgement to be flawed and his tactics are confusing.
Whereas his supporters will say that the team is in transition, that patience is required, that new players have yet to bed in, that he has been unlucky with injuries and that if it was not for player errors last season Arsenal would now be in the Champions League.
In better words, there are two clearly defined positions, one that he is out of his depth and has no clue what he is doing and the opposing position is that he is halfway through this project and it will all come good in the end.
It is difficult to take one side over the other, both sides of the debate have excellent points, the season is still very young and Emery has been unlucky with injuries but at the same time, the buck does stop with the coach and based on current results it is not looking good.
One thing is for certain unless performances and results improve the question will not go away.