first_imgAdvertisement Comment Unai Emery needs time at Arsenal, says Santi Cazorla (AFP via Getty Images)Santi Cazorla has backed Unai Emery following pressure from Arsenal fans to sack the Spaniard.Emery’s job is under threat following the Gunners’ poor start to the Premier League campaign which has left them eight points behind fourth place after just 12 games.Arsenal’s board are understood to be behind Emery but anger from supporters will continue to grow if the team slip further behind in the Premier League.Cazorla, who spent six years at Arsenal before he returned to Villarreal last year, has urged the Gunners’ hierarchy to support Emery and suggests a lack of belief could be holding the team back.ADVERTISEMENT Santi Cazorla is thriving at Villarreal after leaving Arsenal (Getty Images)‘Unai Emery is a good coach and it’s a very good team, I watch them play often, but he needs time,’ Cazorla said in an interview with The Independent.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘It’s a new generation and it’s very difficult to compete against teams like Man City and Liverpool.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘It’s difficult to know [why the team are in this position].‘They have the players, they have the fans, the stadium, they have everything to do it but they have to believe it.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterThursday 14 Nov 2019 11:56 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisement Santi Cazorla offers support to Unai Emery after Arsenal’s poor startlast_img