Unai Emery has hits back at rumours that he has lost the backing of the Arsenal dressing room by insisting they still believe in him.
The pressure on the Spaniard ramped up over the weekend as the Gunners were held to a 2-2 draw at home by Southampton, with Alexandre Lacazette rescuing a point for Arsenal late on.
The Gunners are now six matches without a win in all competitions and sit eighth in the Premier League standings.
Asked in his pre-match press conference whether the Arsenal players still believed in him, Emery responded: “Yes of course. They show that.
“As a coach each moment in my career is difficult. This is a very good but very hard job. When you are winning you feel the support for everybody. I believe in us, I believe in the players. I know I am going to work very hard to come back to the performance.
“I am looking forward to playing tomorrow. The good moment, the bad moment the most important for me is to show my work. Our confidence depends a lot on how we can feel in our stadium with our supporters.
“Teams are coming here playing fearless. We need to be strong and together. We need to show our supporters our capacity and skills.”