Arsenal chairman Sir Chips Keswick is considering handing in his resignation after beginning to feel like he is not being given a say on the future of head coach Unai Emery, according to reports.
Gunners boss Emery is facing increased pressure over his job after his side scraped through with a 2-2 draw against Southampton on Saturday in a game they could easily have lost.
Sections of the Emirates Stadium turned on the Spaniard during the Premier League clash with chants calling on him to leave North London and according to The Athletic, another key figure is considering leaving his role at the club.
It is claimed that Keswick and his fellow Arsenal officials heard the discontent from the boardroom on Saturday but Keswick himself reportedly feels his opinion on Emery’s future is not valued by the rest of the hierarchy.
The report claims that Keswick feels left out of the discussions, with managing director Vinai Venkatesham, chief negotiator Huss Fahmy and Josh Kroenke the key players making the big decisions behind the scenes.
The Athletic also says that Emery will be given three league games – against Norwich, Brighton and West Ham – to turn the club’s form around with head of football Raul Sanllehi and technical director Edu insistent on giving the Spaniard more time.
Keswick’s departure from his role as chairman would see him end a 14-year association with Arsenal.