Arsenal are considering making a change at the top after a poor start to the season under Unai Emery.
Arsenal could remove Unai Emery from his position as pressure builds and fan fury rages.
The Emirates is a toxic place right now as fans fume over the performances.
Supporter groups have been making statements calling for change and now the board appear to be coming round to the idea of replacing the manager.
The club is in a strong position in that Emery signed a two-year deal with the option for a further 12 months, meaning he could leave without compensation in the summer.
However if Arsenal want to make a change before then – which is becoming more and more likely – they will have to pay off the Spaniard and his backroom team.
And the compensation figure is believed to be around £4m to dispense of Emery.
Emery earns roughly £6m a season but the clause in his deal means Arsenal only need to pay him off until the summer.
The former PSG and Sevilla boss appears to be fighting a losing battle and the late 2-2 draw with Southampton showing how far from the top they are.
There has been talk of players losing faith in Emery in the days since and Tony Adams has called on the board to make the change.
He told BT Sport: “I’m just smashed to bits with the performance. At one point Ozil was sweeper, getting the ball off his keeper and trying to run it through everybody.
“The boos are deserved – it was a terrible, terrible performance, very disjointed, no defending in sight.
“That’s a really poor performance and I don’t want any coach losing his job, but the club’s not going forward, it’s not progressing.
“I can put a team together that’s more organised than that!”
Arsenal have won two in 11 Premier League matches but Emery still believes he can turn things around.
“I know that we need to connect with our supporters,” he said.
“The club are supporting me every day and also I have a responsibility.
“I know I can do better, I can take more performances with the players and I’m going to try to do that. It’s difficult but we need to move on in the next days.”