Unai Emery looked close to tears on the touchline as Arsenal were beaten by Eintracht Frankfurt (Picture: Getty)

Unai Emery believes Arsenal showed signs of improvement during their dismal 2-1 defeat at home to Eintracht Frankfurt.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang swept home Gabriel Martinelli’s cross to give Arsenal the lead on half-time, but Daichi Kamada scored a terrific second-half brace to seal a famous victory for the visitors and intensify the pressure on Emery.

Boos rang around a half-empty Emirates as Kamada’s second strike hit the back of Emiliano Martinez’s net and Arsenal’s exasperated home support once again made their feelings known as referee Ruddy Buquet blew the final whistle.

The result means Arsenal are without a win in their last seven matches and it remains to be seen whether Emery will be in charge when the side travel to Norwich this weekend.

Arsenal had no response to Kamada’s double after the break (Picture: Getty)

Speaking at his post-match press conference, Emery somehow found reasons to be cheerful when discussing Arsenal’s performance.

‘I am thinking first to analyse that match and also the Europa League matches. Today we improved things but it wasn’t enough,’ the Spaniard said.

‘I think we improved some things to make sure we could take the three points but we lost all our work in 15 minutes,’

‘The first thing to recover confidence is to win. This is the first match we lost at home. We are better than we are showing.

‘The response from the players in the first half was good but the injuries was important because we needed fresh players and we couldn’t do that.’

Asked about his future, Emery replied: ‘I am thinking about the next match and how we can improve.

‘If we play like in the first half, that is the way.’

Fans held aloft ‘Emery Out’ placards at the Emirates (Picture: Getty)

Martin Keown suggested that Emery should consider stepping down as manager in the aftermath of the defeat.

‘I think he may well have taken the team as far as he can,’ the former Arsenal defender said on BT Sport.

‘We just witnessed an absolute shambles of a performance, the team motivation, the team selection, the performance, the subs, it was dreadful.

‘The fans turned many years ago on Terry Neil, things got toxic, we’re getting close to that again. Is he able to motivate the team? He seems to have lost the players.

‘The desire has ebbed away. The subs he made – you’ve got Nicolas Pepe and Alexandre Lacazette sitting on the bench when you’re trying to get back into the game.

‘He might even feel he needs to step aside now. Change was needed under Wenger but now it looks like the club need to go in another direction again. This is relegation form.

‘Do the club really realise how tricky this is going to be? Decisions have to be made otherwise they are going to plunge even further down the table.

‘It’s a sad day because we still love the club. It’s sad watching it.’

MORE: Why Unai Emery did not bring on Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe during Arsenal’s defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt





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