Arsenal have no intention of sacking Unai Emery in the wake of their Premier League draw with Crystal Palace on Sunday, reports say.
Emery has come in for criticism of late and, at the weekend, the Gunners’ mixed Premier League campaign took a turn for the worse.
Arsenal appeared on course to beat Palace after early goals from Sokratis Papastathopoulos and David Luiz had given them a dream start.
Yet the north London giants were pegged back by Luka Milivojevic and Jordan Ayew, meaning they ultimately had to settle for a point.
Arsenal had a good transfer window back in the summer, bringing in the likes of Nicolas Pepe, Kieran Tierney and Dani Ceballos.
Yet their mixed Premier League form has led to unrest among fans, some of which want Emery to go.
But The Athletic say that won’t be the case with Arsenal instead ready to give Emery time to turn the situation around.
It is claimed, though, that they believe the onus is on him given the significant backing he’s received.
Emery is likely to be given until the end of the season, at least, to get Arsenal fully firing.
They will then sit down and decide whether or not the Spaniard will stay to see out his contract, which expires in 2021.
It’s also claimed that, back in the summer, Arsenal contemplated giving the 47-year-old a new contract.
But, because there wasn’t a universal desire for that to happen, the Gunners ultimately held off.
Meanwhile, speaking after the 2-2 draw with Palace, Emery hit out at VAR decisions he feels cost his side all three points.
Milivojevic’s penalty was a particular sore point, with some feeling that Wilfried Zaha went down easily inside the area.
And VAR also denied Arsenal a late winner, with Sokratis’ goal chalked off for an apparent foul from Calum Chambers on James McArthur.
“I didn’t understand the referee and VAR reaction,” Emery told Match of the Day.