The Times report this evening (£) that Arsenal are considering Mikel Arteta and Massimiliano Allegri as possible replacements for Unai Emery.
The pressure on the head coach has increased since the dismal 2-2 draw with Southampton on Saturday, and despite public suggestions that the club are backing him, it now appears as if there is consideration given to making a change.
This is Arsenal’s worst start to a season since 1982-83, and with just 6 wins from the last 20 games across this campaign and last, the Spaniard is presiding over a dreadful run of form which makes European football an outside chance next season unless there’s a serious upturn.
The decision will rest with owners KSE, but up until now the football executive committee – consisting of Raul Sanllehi, Edu, Vinai Venkatesham and Huss Fahmy – have been seemingly unmoved by Arsenal’s horrendous recent results and performances.
However, with fan pressure mounting, and it becoming more and more obvious that the former Sevilla and Valencia boss is not the right man for this club, they are reportedly looking at candidates to replace him.
It’s worth taking this with a pinch of salt though, as other media reports say that they are willing to give him more time to drop more points and make our season even worse.
It’s great leadership from the people at the top who are the ones now responsible for every bad result that follows from here.