Arsenal players are worried about Unai Emery’s communication and tactics after the club’s 2-0 Premier League defeat to Leicester, according to reports.
The Gunners saw their winless run extended on Saturday night on a chastening afternoon at the King Power Stadium.
Arsenal fans are beginning to lose faith in Emery, with the result seeing them fall nine points adrift of the Premier League top four.
And the Mirror say there are concerns within the club’s dressing room that Emery’s communication skills, and tactics, leave much to be desired.
He’s made an effort to learn English since replacing Arsene Wenger in 2018.
But some at Arsenal genuinely struggle to understand the Spaniard, despite his determination to make himself heard.
Regarding tactics, Gunners fans feel the club have regressed.
Arsenal have certainly been far more negative than usual this season and Emery is bearing the brunt of the blame.
Despite that, however, the Gunners won’t axe the Spaniard just yet.
They’re determined to give the 48-year-old time to turn things around and don’t want to go down the Manchester United route.
Over at Old Trafford they’ve made their way through David Moyes, Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho in the years since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement.
But Arsenal chiefs don’t want to do the same and, consequently, will not be wielding the axe anytime soon.
Meanwhile, former Gunners star Charlie Nicholas believes the team have regressed in the time since Wenger left the club.
The Sky Sports pundit said: “He [Emery] is certainly under scrutiny.
“I’m not calling for his head and the board won’t be calling for his head, but this isn’t Manchester United replacing Sir Alex Ferguson, it’s not at that level.
“This is Arsenal trying to find a new identity. Is this different to what Wenger got the sack for? No, it’s worse defensively.
“I think the fans are starting to turn. They are asking the same thing as I am: where is the improvement and what is the difference [to Wenger]? What is Arsenal’s personality?
“So yes, take it game by game, but if they are to lose to Leicester, the manager will come under serious, serious scrutiny.”
Arsenal are next in action against Southampton after the international break on November 23 (3pm).