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Ian Wright begs Mikel Arteta to sign Houssem Aouar after Liverpool defeat

first_imgIan Wright begs Mikel Arteta to sign Houssem Aouar after Liverpool defeat Arteta reflects after Arsenal are beaten 3-1 by LiverpoolTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:14FullscreenArteta reflects after Arsenal are beaten 3-1 by Liverpool is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Jurgen Klopp argues with Manchester United legend Roy Keane after Liverpool’s victory over Arsenal Sean KearnsTuesday 29 Sep 2020 6:00 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.8kShares Advertisement Wright has urged Arsenal to sign Aouar (Picture: DAZN)Arsenal have submitted two bids for Aouar in the last week but Lyon are yet to receive an offer that meets their asking price.AdvertisementAdvertisementAnd Wright has urged Arsenal to pay whatever it takes to get the Frenchman as he feels the defeat highlighted the Gunners’ need for a ball-player in midfield.‘It felt like a training game for Liverpool in respect of Arsenal were saying you can try and get out but we will press you,’ Wright told Premier League Productions.‘You can see that in Liverpool’s team everyone can move forward because Arsenal were starting so deep but what was evident to me was that we didn’t have that person in midfield who was comfortable enough on the ball until Ceballos came on.‘[They need] Someone who they can pass the ball to, who is comfortable to receive it with someone on his back, who can pop it off, who can turn it round the corner, ‘From there Arsenal can play but we can’t do that at the moment. That’s why it’s imperative we get Aouar from Lyon.‘He’s someone that can get on the ball and get the forwards going. you saw the chances that Ceballos made when he came on. that’s what Arsenal need.’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 ArsenalArsenal are expected to offload Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi before the transfer window closes and the Gunners hope to sign Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey.The Ghanian is more defensive-minded and Wright says if they fail to sign a player like Aouar then they will struggle to beat sides in the top six.‘What we’ve seen is that Arsenal can keep it to 3-1 but in times before Arsenal have really collapsed under Unai Emery and in the latter stages under Arsene Wenger,’ said Wright.‘They’re so much more organised now but with the organisation they need the right pieces in there. If they can’t get that player this is what will happen. We can beat the likes of Fulham but when it’s that type of calibre of team you’ll see Arsenal struggle.’center_img Comment Houssem Aouar is a target for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes his former club will experience more defeats like their loss to Liverpool if they fail to sign Lyon playmaker Houssem Aouar before the transfer window closes. The Gunners were beaten 3-1 by the Premier League champions at Anfield, despite taking the lead through Alexandre Lacazette in the first half.Arteta selected Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Willian and Lacazette in attack but the Gunners were pinned back for much of the game and the latter failed to take the side’s biggest chance of the game in the second half.The Gunners’ display improved significantly following the introduction of Dani Ceballos from the bench as Arsenal had a more attack-minded central midfielder to play through, as opposed to Granit Xhaka and Mohamed Elneny.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisementlast_img read more

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Windies take aim at eighth spot ahead of World Cup

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates, (CMC) – West Indies’ sterling performance against England has seen them draw level with eighth-ranked Sri Lanka on points, ten weeks before they kick off their campaign at the ICC 50-overs World Cup.In the latest rankings released Sunday, West Indies remained ninth but gained four points to draw level with the Sri Lankans on 76.Their points gain was the best in the tables and came following a 2-2 draw in the recent five-match one-day series against world number one England.West Indies lost the first match of the doubleheader in Barbados by six wickets despite posting a first innings record 360, but hit back in the second game with a 26-run victory.The third match in Grenada was abandoned due to rain and England then took a decisive lead in the series with a 29-run win, even though West Indies piled up a record 389 in pursuit of 419.West Indies then crushed England by seven wickets in the final ODI in St Lucia, after bundling out the visitors for a paltry 113.The series raised hopes of the Caribbean side’s chances in the May 30 to July 14 World Cup in England, following their lowly form in recent years.In fact, the Windies have not won an ODI series in five years and were forced to play an ICC qualifier last year March in order to reach the World Cup, after their ninth-place ranking ruled them out of automatic qualification.England, meanwhile, remain top of the standings on 123 but lost three ratings points. Second placed India failed to capitalise, however, as they dropped two points to slip to 120.New Zealand lie third and only marginally ahead of South Africa while Australia have moved into fifth spot. Pakistan have dropped to third and Bangladesh remain seventhlast_img read more

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Kimanzi named Jan KPL coach of the month

first_img“I feel really happy and privileged to win this award for the third time. The work that the players have put in in the training ground and the sacrifices they have taken have seen the team rise. Also, this is the product of a huge and committed coaching staff,” Kimanzi said as he picked the award on Friday morning.Mathare started the season well but have faded over the last few games and Kimanzi has blamed this on some element of fatigue but he remains confident they will regain the footing.“We started well because we knew that we are facing a very tricky season and we had to be smart in the way we did our pre-season, but at some point that streak has to break and after around 10 matches it did. Sometimes you choose to keep the same players and rotate less and that means some element of fatigue,”“But I am confident we will get back up. We can’t sit here and behave like it’s normal to lose a good run. We have to work to get back on top,” the tactician further stated.He now hopes that the winning charm flows over his entire team and a player from his stable will also earn player of the month award.With the trophy, Kimanzi also earned a monetary reward of Sh75,000 and a gift hamper from sponsors Fidelity Insurance.0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mathare United head coach Francis Kimanzi receives his coach of the month award for January 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 22 – Mathare United head coach Francis Kimanzi has been named the January Kenyan premier League Fidelity Insurance Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) coach of the month for January, becoming the most successful with a third gong.The Slum Boys who started the season strong enjoyed an enviable streak in January, winning three and drawing two of their five fixtures as they kept their place on top of the standings.last_img read more

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