Xhaka's 'mindset is better' after spat with fans, says Arsenal's Emery

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Emery: Xhaka ‘better in his mind’ ahead of Arsenal return

Arsenal's defeat at Leicester before the global break extended the club's winless run in the Premier League to four games, with the club having slipped eight points adrift of the division's top four and facing the real possibility of missing out on Champions League football for a fourth consecutive season.

But Torreira's defensive capacity would no longer appear to be enough to convince Emery because the Uruguayan has started kindly four of Arsenal's 12 Premier League suits this term.

Piers Morgan took to social media to call for Unai Emery to be sacked as Arsenal were held to a 2-2 draw by Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

The Arsenal manager's position has come under intense scrutiny in recent weeks, with some suggesting that the Spaniard is already on borrowed time in the hot seat.

The Chronicle report the Swiss star had talks with the Gunners' manager after returning from worldwide duty, and they led Emery to say he thought the player had "a long future" at the club.

However, the board did meet to discuss the situation during the recent worldwide break and acknowledge that they could be forced to take a hard decision if results do not improve.

"I'm optimistic and I know we need to improve performances".

His mindset is better to help us and to be closer to playing when we need him. The lack of celebrations from both the players and fans when the late equaliser went in told its own story.

"He's a great lad to have around the changing rooms and I just think what happened with him was between him and the fans and that is nothing to do with me".

"Every team is hard in the Premier League".

'We just need to stay calm and stay positive.

Arsenal have underwhelmed this season with Emery's job in doubt.

"We're talking about six English players in the team".

"Of course, I respect the Arsenal philosophy but we are in the Premier League and it's so tough every weekend". "It's hard but we need to move on in the next days".

'I think we can get [into the top four] because if we find one or two games where we can play very good and have a good result, after the team will take confidence and after that we have the quality'.

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