Unai Emery’s backing to remain as Arsenal manager by the club’s head of football Raul Sanllehi and managing director Vinai Venkatesham despite poor results, has been termed political response by the club’s legend, Emmanuel Petit.
Petit has accused his former club of not been truthful with their statement of support for Unai Emery.
“What the club came out and said about Emery’s job being safe is not true at all. Everyone knows this the typical official language clubs send out to the press and fans when things are not going well, when they sense tension.
“This is a political answer and most of the time when I hear officials or shareholders talk like this it’s proof for me that they’re already thinking about sacking the manager. It’s the opposite of what they’re saying that might be true,” Petit told Paddy Power.
Arsenal are currently sitting sixth in the Premier League and eight points adrift the top-four positions, but club chiefs still insist that Emery is the potent manager to move the club forward.