If the board will not remove Unai Emery then the players need to have a showdown with the manager.
I recall the 1990 World Cup finals in Italy when England started the campaign off very poorly. Well, apparently the senior players were approached by the late great Sir Bobby Robson about making significant changes.
Maybe, just maybe that is what the senior Arsenal players need to do with Unai Emery but in reverse.
Instead of waiting for the manager to make the required changes, the players should force the issue.
I am not talking about a revolt here or undermining the manager, that would be counterproductive. But if you got a delegation of the most experienced players confronting the manager and telling him the changes they want to see it could be the solution to the current problems.
The players know what they need, they know what makes them better footballers, they know what style is best suited to their game and arguably, right now, Emery does not.
Whether it would work I do not know, maybe Emery is too arrogant, too proud or simply ignorant. I don’t know but I do know that if he ignored a delegation of senior stars then the dressing room would be gone and the club would have no choice then but to sack the Spaniard.
I am not suggesting that the players take over the management of the team and sideline Emery, not at all. I am suggesting that they sit him down, work with him and come to a consensus of the best way forward.
It worked for Bobby Robson in the sense that when it was going wrong the players and manager worked out a solution by talking to each other about how to make the required changes.
Just a suggestion and I accept not everyone will agree with it but something has to be done and player power could be the answer.