There is movement at Arsenal board level over the possible removal of Unai Emery.
It is easy to get carried away following a bad result and we have had weeks of Emery out, if not months. But it does seem that the end game is fast approaching.
Charlie Watts at Goal.com tweeted this yesterday….
Sanllehi and Edu just walked through the mixed zone, clearly having been in the changing room, with faces like thunder. They have a big decision to make – and need to make it ASAP.
Piece from the Emirates on why Emery needs to go, now.
— Charles Watts (@charles_watts) November 23, 2019
Charlie is normally quite well clued up on the goings-on at Arsenal and this he saw with his own eyes.
Then there is the news about Sir Chips Keswick threatening to resign as Chairman over the mess at the club as per The Athletic.
Apparently he is unhappy watching the struggles at the club, and having no meaningful role when it comes to the major decisions.
Then we have Sami Mokbel at the Daily Mail claiming that there are some board members wanting Emery sacked now. Basically, it is Raul and Edu keeping Emery in his job.
There is more from other outlets but I think you get the picture here.
Reading between the lines the board is split but right now Raul and Edu are getting their way. That can only happen if they have the backing of at least Josh Kroenke. I cannot imagine it being any other way.
Of course, all this is just an opinion based on what I have been reading today.
But for me, the end is now very close, there is a battle going on behind the scenes and I would not be surprised if there are resignations at board level the longer Emery stays in his position.
My prediction is that this will escalate very quickly.