Arsenal were debating giving under fire manager Unai Emery a new contract over the summer, it has been revealed.
The Gunners have made their worst ever start to a Premier League season this term, winning just four of their first 12 matches.
They have slid down to sixth in the standings too, with new boys Sheffield United leapfrogging them into fifth.
Emery has now become the bookies’ favourite to be the next Premier League manager to be given the boot.
But Arsenal’s conundrum with the Spaniard could have been even worse.