Unai Emery wants to “connect” with Arsenal fans to bring a fear factor back to the Emirates.
The Arsenal head coach acknowledged “doubts” about him are coming after his side were booed off following the 2-2 home draw against Southampton, their fifth match without a win in the Premier League.
Emery was due to deliver a masterclass on football coaching, and dealing with prejudice in the game at a London football university on Friday, but the event has been cancelled after negative comments were posted on social media towards him.
Emery said his future is “today and tomorrow” ahead of Thursday’s Europa League visit of Eintracht Frankfurt, when victory will secure a place in the knockout stages.
Mauricio Pochettino, sacked by Tottenham last week, and Mikel Arteta, assistant to Pep Guardiola at Manchester City, have been touted as potential replacements for Emery.
“My only focus is to show a good performance and connect with our supporters,” Emery said.
“Teams are coming here fearless of us, this is the first thing we need to change.
“First we need to connect with them and show them. My wish is the supporters help the team because we need them.