Arsenal have backed Unai Emery as the right manager to lead the club despite winning just one out of their last six matches.
“We are as disappointed as everyone else with both our results and performances at this stage of the season. We share the frustration with our fans, Unai, players and all our staff as they are not at the level we want or expect. Things need to improve to meet our objectives for the season, and we firmly believe Unai is the right man for the job, together with the backroom team we have in place. We are all working intensively behind the scenes to turn things around and are confident we will," released the club in a statement.
The club are also ready to welcome back Granit Xhaka, who took time off to deal with the fallout from getting boo'd by supporters.
“I feel that [the incident] has been dealt with and I’m ready [to return]. It was very hurtful and frustrating,” he continued. “I can’t understand a reaction like it even now, especially the vehemence of it and the extreme hostility directed against me. If the team and I don’t play well, we have to listen and work on it. But insulting and swearing at your own captain will cause upset and a bad atmosphere for the team you are actually supposed to be supporting. That makes no sense to me and weakens the team’s spirit," said Xhaka ahead of the international break.