Reports: Emery close to the sack at Arsenal, Ljungberg ready to step up

Unai Emery has been given a month to save his job as Arsenal manager, according to the Daily Mirror.

The Gunners dropped more points on Saturday, losing a lead once again in a 1-1 draw at home to Wolves, and will fall nine points behind third-placed Leicester if they lose to the Foxes this weekend.

And the Mirror say Emery is on thin ice amid growing criticism from fans, with more than 55,000 voting in a poll and more than 80% of those believing he could be sacked.

Meanwhile, The Independent say assistant boss Freddie Ljungberg is ready to step in as caretaker manager if Emery is axed.

And the Daily Mail say Emery is fighting to save his job and that many players are unhappy with his conservative tactics.

Emery insisted after the Wolves game that those tactics were not to blame for another poor showing.

“We worked in a different tactical situation very well,” he said at his post-match press conference.

“We didn’t concede big chances. We started winning 1-0, created some chances to score the second.

“We were winning but we knew that in one moment they could score and they did that.

“But we were a lot of times controlling the match like (the way) we prepared.

“Then when they scored, we changed again and we started to push – we started to get in their box.

“We didn’t create many big chances but I think we were close to scoring the second goal but we didn’t do that.

“Tactically? The result is a bad result but tactically I think we worked like we wanted. The players tried.”




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