Arsenal board to meet on Friday as Emery faces the sack

Some of Arsenal’s board will meet up on Friday after the club’s defeat at home to Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League, according to reports.

A 2-1 Europa League reverse means the Gunners are now winless in their last seven games, with Emery seemingly clinging to his job as other names continue to be linked with the post.

Emery named a fairly strong side as he went in search of a much-needed win, recalling Granit Xhaka for his first appearance since being stripped of the captaincy for swearing at supporters, and naming Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in attack.

Aubameyang put Arsenal ahead only for Daichi Kamada to strike twice in nine second-half minutes, having scored only once in his last 27 appearances.

Officially, 49,419 tickets were sold but in truth it was the lowest attendance in the history of a stadium that opened in 2006.

With the sparse crowd unable to create any sort of meaningful atmosphere it was up to the Arsenal players to bring the game to life – and they failed to do so once again.

And The Sun claims that the board are ‘set to meet on Friday and could even axe him [Emery] before Sunday‚Äôs trip to Norwich’.

The report adds that Emery’s number two Freddie Ljungberg is ‘on standby to take over’ if the Spaniard loses his job.

 

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