Arsenal news: Unai Emery fired back at the Jose Mourinho rumors(Image: GETTY)
Unai Emery has fired back at rumors Jose Mourinho will replace him atArsenal.
The Gunners boss is under severe pr essure after a poor start to the season.
Arsenal were held to a 1-1 draw against Vitoria in the Europa League on Wednesday night in a dismal performance.
The result comes off the back of Arsenal drawing at home against Crystal Palace and Wolves in the Premier League, as well as losing at Liverpool in the Carabao Cup.
Former United boss Mourinho has been tipped to replace Emery at the Emirates, with the Special One open to returning to the Premier League.
However, Emery has fired back at those reports, issuing a stern response in
When asked if he’s worried about the links with Jose Mourinho, Emery said : “I am the coach.”
A lot has been made of Emery’s future at Arsenal, with transfer expert Duncan Castles claiming the Gunners are putting plans in place in case the Spaniard leaves.
Castles said on Reach PLC’s Transfer Window Podcast: “He’s definitely under severe pressure.
“He’s got difficult games coming up at the weekend with Leicester City on a remarkable run of form and a number of Arsenal supporters arguing that Brendan Rodgers should have been the man that Arsenal appointed after Arsene Wenger.
“A number of supporters are now arguing that Arsenal should go and recruit Rogers as an immediate replacement for Unai Emery, as difficult as that would prove to be.
“Arsenal’s official position as I was briefed this week is ‘we are not looking for a new coach’.
Arsenal boss Unai Emery is under pressure(Image: GETTY)
“That’s according to an Arsenal spokesperson but the word in football is very different.
“The very well-sourced information we have is that Arsenal are preparing the ground in case they have to change the manager during the season or at the end when his contract expires.
“The suggestions are that they do not intend to extend his contract regardless. “
Arsenal are back in action on Saturday evening against Leicester in the Premier League (5: 30 PM kick off.