ARSENAL have some thinking to do as they look for a drastic improvement after the international break following a disappointing 2-0 loss at Leicester.
Top of the board's list of priorities will be deciding whether to keep faith with Gunners manager Unai Emery after picking up just two points from four Premier League games.
The Spaniard is said to be safe for now, but the Arsenal board could make their move as soon as next month.
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UNAI EMERY has been given just a month to save his job with Arsenal chiefs fearing he’s “drained the DNA” from the club.
SunSport revealed the under-fire Spaniard has until the New Year to turn things around at the Gunners ahead of a favourable run of Premier League fixtures against Southampton, Norwich, and Brighton.
The official line from the Emirates is that Emery still has the “100 percent support” of head of football Raul Sanllehi and technical director Edu.
But Arsenal are without a domestic victory since the first week in October and have slipped down to sixth in the table, meaning their hopes of Champions League qualification are decreasing by the week.
According to the Mirror, some staff fear that Emery faces an impossible task to revive a club that has destroyed Arsene Wenger's legacy through a series of disastrous high-level appointments.
One source told the outlet: “The DNA that made Arsenal the club it was has slowly but surely drained away.
“Appointments have been made – both before and after Wenger’s departure – that either didn’t work out or aren’t working out.
“Long-serving members of staff have been shocked by what’s happening to the club.”
ARSENAL have reportedly contacted the father of Flamengo star Reinier Jesus in their attempt to bring the teenager to the Emirates.
The 17-year-old attacking midfielder has already chipped in with four goals and two assists in the Brazilian top-flight this season.
According to Mundo Deportivo, the Gunners have contacted Jesus' dad who recently made the trip to Europe to see what clubs are interested in his son.
Jesus only recently signed a new deal with Flamengo, with his release clause set at £60million.
Atletico Madrid are also keen on the player, with Jesus stating it is flattering the La Liga side are watching him.
He said: “It’s an honour that Atlético are interested in me because they are a huge club. It’s another honour to know that one of the biggest clubs in the world is watching me.
“But I’m a Flamengo player and my objective is to keep doing a good job here to win many titles in Brazil.”
ARSENAL players have lost confidence in Unai Emery, according to Gunners legend Perry Groves.
He told talkSPORT: “I think, when he first went in there, there was an intensity because it was too comfortable under Arsene Wenger and he made his stance [clear].
“The closing down was a lot more intense – covering more ground.
“He went 22 games unbeaten over a little period and in the game against Spurs they went 2-1 down and came back. There was a real buzz about the Emirates.
“And what has happened is he’s got rid of the players he didn’t want, like the Monreals, the Petr Cechs, and Aaron Ramseys but then the players that have been brought in, whether it’s by him or the sporting director, they have actually got steadily worse.
“That intensity has got less and less and less with a team that he is supposed to be constructing.
“The thing from watching from the outside is there doesn’t seem to be a desire to do the horrible stuff.”