Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville has given his perspective – based on what he is hearing – about the Unai Emery situation, following a very worrying run in the Premier League over the past two months for the Gunners.
Arsenal have been in abysmal form so far this season, having failed to win away from home in the Premier League ever since the 1-0 victory over Newcastle on the opening day of the season.
But that is only a small part of the Gunners’ concerns at the moment with a big gap between them and teams like Chelsea, Leicester City, Manchester City and Liverpool who are currently occupying the top four places.
Arsenal’s most recent match saw them almost suffer a surprising loss to lowly Southampton, in a 2-2 draw which was secured by a late goal from Alexandre Lacazette.
That has seen most of the fans demand the sacking of Unai Emery but Gary Neville insists the Gunners will have to keep faith in the manager.
The Sky Sports pundit claims what he has heard is that the Arsenal board is ‘split’ over whether to terminate Emery’s role or not.
Neville claims the club’s hierarchy is divided, with a portion of them presumably keen on letting go of the Spaniard while others are reluctant to change things.
“Manchester United are no further forward in terms of winning the league than they were eight years ago when they sacked David Moyes. Arsenal will have looked at that example.” he said on Sky Sports
“I would think that the board of Arsenal are in a quandary because they won’t know what to do. My view is, when you’re in that position as a board where you are split, and that’s what we’re hearing, my feeling would be that you don’t make a decision.
“You let things breath, you let it play out, you make sure that you ultimately believe in what your original decision was, until a time whereby it becomes really difficult and a point whereby you’re absolutely certain that what you’re going to do is going to bring success and not add to the confusion that is already there.”