On the latest episode of the David Ornstein and Mark Chapman podcast, Ornstein has revealed that he believes that Unai Emery’s potential sacking has now become a matter of “when rather than if”.
The pressure will be mounting at Arsenal following a dismal run of form, the Gunners have failed to win any of their last five Premier League games – which have seriously dented the club’s hopes of securing a top four finish.
The north London outfit were largely outplayed by nailed-on relegation candidates Southampton on the weekend and had a last-minute equaliser from Alexandre Lacazette to thank for coming away with a point.
It’s clear that Arsenal have struggled to progress since Emery took the reins from the legendary Arsene Wenger last summer.
Here’s what Ornstein had to say on the Spaniard’s future:
“It looks like a matter of when rather than if, and it will come down to results.”
“They could have been clear and said it’s not going to be a matter of results and we’re going to stick by him (Emery) until the end of the season, those aren’t the messages now coming out of the club.”
Ornstein’s suggestion that Arsenal may be talking to candidates to replace Emery was recently backed up on the Transfer Window Podcast, with Ian McGarry revealing the Gunners have contacted Massimiliano Allegri.
With Ornstein’s latest comments suggesting that Emery will be relieved of his duties if results don’t improve quickly, which manager should Arsenal look towards to reignite their fight for the top four?