Arsenal manager Unai Emery responds to Jose Mourinho speculation

Arsenal manager Unai Emery breaks his silence on speculation linking Jose Mourinho with the Gunners job

Jose Mourinho (Photo: The Sport Review)
Jose Mourinho (Photo: The Sport Review)

Unai Emery has reiterated that he is still the man for Arsenal despite speculation linking Jose Mourinho with the Spaniard’s role at The Emirates.

The Gunners have endured a tough run of results in all competitions to cast doubt on Emery’s long-term future at the north London outfit.

Emery was handed the reins of the north London club after Arsene Wenger left the Gunners at the end of the 2017-18 Premier League season.

The current Arsenal boss signed six new players in the summer, including the £71m signing of Nicolas Pepe from Lille.

However, Emery’s side are in fifth place in the Premier League table and six points behind Chelsea FC in fourth spot.

Arsenal have squandered a lead in their last four games in all competitions, losing to Liverpool FC on penalties in the League Cup and drawing with Crystal Palace, Wolves and Vitoria.

Asked whether the speculation linking Mourinho to the managerial position at Arsenal was providing Emery with cause for concern during his post-match media conference on Wednesday night, the current Arsenal boss replied:

“I am the coach.”

Arsenal finished in fifth place in the Premier League table last season to miss out on Champions League football for the third successive campaign.

The Gunners haven’t won the Premier League title since the club went unbeaten in the 2003-04 season.

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