Unai Emery press conference: Under-fire Arsenal manager calls on supporters to ‘help the team’ and insists players DO believe in him
Emery, the Spaniard, is under real pressure in north London and could soon lose his job if Arsenal’s results do not improve.
He will be hoping to get back to winning ways against Frankfurt in the Europa League, though the Bundesliga side will rock up at a stadium full of fans actively calling for their manager’s head.
And Emery has urged supporters to change their tune and back the team, otherwise opponents are bound to be ‘fearless’ at the Emirates.
“We know the last match we were disappointed and the supporters also,” said the Spaniard during his pre-match press conference. “My only focus is to show tomorrow our performance and connect with our supporters.
“We know our supporters are disappointed… it’s really, really our focus.
“Some teams are coming here fearless.
“My wish is tomorrow every supporter helps the team and helps the players.”
It is not only the fans who appear to have turned on Emery, however, with many of his players appearing wary of the under-fire boss.
Nonetheless, Emery insists this is not the case and says he retains the full backing of his squad.
“Yes of course,” he replied when asked if the players believe in him. “They show that.”