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first_imgArsenal players openly ‘taking the p***’ out of Unai Emery as pressure on the manager increases Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 1 Nov 2019 11:12 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.5kShares The Spaniard faces an uncertain future after a number of sub-par performances (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery is in danger of losing the Arsenal dressing room, with a number of players reportedly still perplexed by their manager and openly mocking him.The Gunners have struggled on the pitch in recent weeks, losing away to Sheffield United, drawing at home to Crystal Palace despite leading by two goals and forfeiting another lead in their Carabao Cup exit against Liverpool on Wednesday.As well as troubling results on the pitch, Arsenal have also been dealing with the fallout from captain Granit Xhaka’s clash with fans and there are serious question marks over Emery’s handling of the situation.center_img Advertisement Arsenal desperately need to bounce back with a win against Wolves on Saturday (Picture: Getty)Pressure is growing on the Spanish coach, with performances well below expectations amid some rather strange tactical and personnel decisions, though he still has the support of the Arsenal board.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe mood is slightly different among the players, though, with The Independent reporting that some members of the squad are now ‘mercilessly taking the p***’ out of Emery.Some of the younger players are even doing impressions of their manager, who has become a bit of a comedy figure for always starting interviews and press conferences with, ‘good ebening’.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAs well as openly mocking Emery, a number of players still can’t understand what he is saying despite having undergone extensive English lessons.That has resulted in a lack of clarity in training sessions, which is reflected in performances on the pitch, while his constant switching of tactical approaches – sometimes dominating possession, sometimes sitting off – is hard to figure out.Good evening, Mr. Emery! One of the politest men in football 😁#UELFinal— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 28, 2019 Speaking about the mood at the club between fans and players, Emery explained after the Xhaka episode: ‘We need them. We need to be strong inside. We need to be strong also. The club is strong. Then we need to transmit and connect with them.‘The last matches we connected sometimes yes, sometimes no. When we won and when we played for example before Sunday and drew – it’s not a good result, there were good moments but at the end we didn’t win. But before we won a special and different match in the Europa League with a very good connection with our supporters.‘The challenge now, we know, is we need to improve our control of the game, to play better in our style and idea, to do one step ahead, to be strong. Then we have players and capacity with that improvement to add better results for the next matches.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenallast_img read more