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Unai Emery has revealed he’s yet to speak to the Arsenal board about his future at the club.

The Spaniard is under mounting pressure at the Emirates following a torrid run of form.

Arsenal have only won one of their last six fixtures in all competitions and results have shown little sign of improving.

In recent weeks, the north Londoners have continued to showcase the defensive frailties that plagued them during the final years of Arsene Wenger’s legendary reign at the club.

Understandably, fans have begun to turn on the former Sevilla boss, with many of them calling on the board to sack him.

Emery admits he’s spoken to the board in recent weeks but insists his tenure at the club hasn’t been a topic of their conversations.

“No,” said the former PSG boss. “We are speaking about our process to continue working and they did not show me some doubts.”

Arsenal’s woes continued on Wednesday afternoon when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Portuguese minnows Vitoria Guimaraes in their fourth Europa League group game of the season.

The Gunners will look to bounce back from the disappointing result on Sunday afternoon when they take on third-placed Leicester City at the King Power Stadium.

Former skipper Granit Xhaka – who was relieved of the captaincy early this week – will miss the trip to the Midlands after he ruling himself out of the match.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will skipper the side on Sunday, with Emery adamant the Gabon international is the right man for the job.

He said: The first captain is Aubameyang because he is experienced and he has the respect of the dressing room.

“He was the top scorer last year in the league and I know he needs time to take that responsibility 100% but we will support him.

“Every player will support every captain (Aubameyang, Hector Bellerin, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette) and we are going to support him as first captain.”

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