Arsenal coach Unai Emery’s future was plunged into further doubt on Thursday when his side crashed to a 2-1 loss in the Europa League against Eintracht Frankfurt, although, the Spaniard revealed he isn’t scared of losing his job.
Emery shoved away all questions that was asked him regarding his position as Arsenal boss during the post-match press conference, as he takes the Gunners to a winless result in seven matches, the worst record the club has had since 1992.
“Now our moment is not good. We need to win, take confidence and I think we are better than we are showing. The players, the coaches and myself. I am thinking about the next match (against Norwich on Sunday) and how we can improve,” the Arsenal coach said.
“My work and my job is firstly analyzing that match, how we are in the Europa League, in our feelings and how we are going to play on Sunday.”
Japan midfielder Daichi Kamada sent-in a second-half double for Eintracht after captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had opened the scoring in first half injury time for Arsenal inside a half-space occupied Emirates Stadium.
At the end of the match, boos from a very low attendance at the stadium since it opened in 2006 greeted Emery and his disappointing team while some disgruntled fans flagged up banners demanding ‘Emery Out’.
Kamada’s equaliser followed 10 minutes later as he curled a tidy shot past Emiliano Martinez before adding his second on 64 minutes with a drive from outside the box to inflict a first home defeat pain on the Gunners.
Arsenal are still on course for a last 32 place should they draw with Standard Liege in December 12 game. Meanwhile, Scottish champions Celtic scooped top spot in Group E with a 3-1 win against Rennes while Wolves reached the knockout stages with a 3-3 draw at fellow qualifiers Braga in Group K.
Rangers 2-2 draw at Feyenoord helped them to hold top spot in Group G with a one point lead ahead of their last match against Young Boys.
Sources: AFP, SurgeZirc UK Sport, Sportrazzi