Arsenal squad divided over Unai Emery’s treatment of Mesut Ozil and Nicolas Pepe

first_img Emery: Granit Xhaka was wrong to swear at fansTo 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 12:45FullscreenEmery: Granit Xhaka was wrong to swear at fanshttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-granit-xhaka-wrong-swear-fans-2036436/This 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.Hector Bellerin, one of Arsenal’s four vice-captains, tweeted on Monday: ‘We are all humans, we all have emotions, and sometimes it’s not easy dealing with them.‘It’s time to lift each other up, not to push each other away. We only win when we are together.’According to the Telegraph, Emery will likely lose his job if Arsenal again fail to finish in the top four of the Premier League. The Arsenal squad is divided over Unai Emery’s treatment of Mesut Ozil and Nicolas Pepe (Picture: Getty)Arsenal’s squad is beginning to become divided over Unai Emery’s handling of Mesut Ozil and Nicolas Pepe, according to reports.The problems are beginning to stack up for Emery, who saw his side squander a two-goal lead at home to Crystal Palace on Sunday and his captain clash with fans after being booed off.Arsenal looked set to finish in the top four in Emery’s first season at the club but the Gunners slipped up towards the end of the 2018-19 campaign to eventually finish fifth. Metro Sport ReporterMonday 28 Oct 2019 9:13 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.9kShares Advertisement Nicolas Pepe is yet to live up to his £72m price-tag (Picture: Getty)The Gunners fear missing out on another year of Champions League football could lead Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette to leave the club.On Wednesday evening, Arsenal face Premier League leaders Liverpool at Anfield in the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.Jurgen Klopp’s side have not been beaten by a domestic rival so far this season and maintained their six-point gap at the top of the table with a 2-1 win over Tottenham on Sunday.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Arsenal squad divided over Unai Emery’s treatment of Mesut Ozil and Nicolas Pepe Mesut Ozil is being frozen out by Gunners boss Emery (Picture: Getty)After ten matches of this season, Arsenal are in the same position, four points below Frank Lampard’s Chelsea having amassed 16 points.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe battle to secure a top-four finish is already heating up, with Leicester City enjoying a superb start and Manchester United hoping to catch up after a dismal run of form.German World Cup-winner Ozil has made just one Premier League appearance this season and been left out of Emery’s last six squads.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 CityClub-record signing Pepe, meanwhile, has started eight Premier League games in a row despite only scoring once in the league since his £72m move from Lille.Emery’s treatment of Ozil and Pepe has been the subject of much debate amongst Arsenal fans and Telegraph Sport say it has begun to split the dressing room.The Ozil dilemma is just one of a number of problems facing Emery at Arsenal. He has a decision to make over Granit Xhaka, who clashed with his own fans during the Palace draw. Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Third Annual Turbo Knockout Football tournament Launched

first_imgTHE third edition of the Annual Turbo Knockout Football tournament was launched on Tuesday with twenty teams announced as participants. They are Georgetown Football Club (GFC), Camptown Football Club, Northern Rangers FC, Riddim Squad FC, GT Panthers FC, Pele FC, Eastveldt FC, Beacons FC, Police FC, Buxton Stars FC, Mahaica Determinators FC, Dynamic FC, Timheri Panthers, Uitvlught FC, Pouderoyen FC, Eagles United, Black Pearl FC, Santos U-20, Fruta Conquerors U-20 and Buxton United U20.Speaking at yesterday’s Launch, Petra representative Mark Alleyne contended that, “There is no better feeling as an administrator than the sport exceling. We believe that this partnership will continue to be a successful one.”He spoke in the absence of Petra Co-Director, Troy Mendonca.Representing the Guyana Football Federation (GFF), Youth Coach Wayne Dover noted that they are particularly interested in this tournament because of the youth teams.“We are on a scouting exercise across Guyana to look for talent for the National U20 tournament,” he added. He continued, “We would like to say that we are pleased to recognise the contribution of the Petra Organisation and running these tournaments across Guyana. We look forward to seeing a smooth running of the Turbo Football Tournament.”Meanwhile, tournament title sponsors Turbo, through their parent company Beverages Inc., (GBI) commented on their continued support.Marketing representative, Raymond Govinda said, “We believe that the tournament provides the perfect platform to develop new talents and foster the growth of football.”He added that the company has extended its reach to feature other sports throughout the year, but had to continue this one based on its successes.The tournament will feature 10 playing days, beginning on November 9 and concluding on December 6.The first prize for the tournament will be $400,000, with second place bagging $200,000, third place $100,000 and fourth place $50,000.The tournament will be played exclusively at the Ministry of Education ground Carifesta Avenue.last_img read more

Chelsea close in on Higuain loan, Morata set for Atletico – reports

first_imgFILE PHOTO; Higuain Higuain only made a late appearance as a substitute when the sides met again, with Juventus 1-0 victors on Wednesday in the Italian Super Cup, which was held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.Milan boss Gennaro Gattuso insisted Higuain had been suffering from a fever, but admitted earlier this week that the striker was determined to link up once more with Sarri.“When a player makes up his mind it becomes hard to convince them otherwise,” said Gattuso.Chelsea are badly in need of a centre-forward, with the form of the misfiring Morata and Olivier Giroud prompting Sarri to use Eden Hazard in an unfamiliar false nine role in recent weeks.Morata signed for a then club-record £60 million ($77 million) in July 2017 from Real Madrid, but after a bright start has become increasingly bereft of confidence over the past year.After two spells with Real, Morata is set to switch sides in the Spanish capital by joining Atletico, where he started his career as a youth team player. Share on: WhatsAppcenter_img London, United Kingdom | AFP | Chelsea are set to add some much-needed firepower by reuniting manager Maurizio Sarri with Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain, according to widespread reports on Thursday.Higuain, 31, is halfway through a season-long loan at AC Milan from Juventus, with an option to make the deal permanent.However, Chelsea have reportedly reached an agreement with the Italian sides to bring Higuain on loan with the option to make the deal permanent or extend the loan for another 12 months at the end of the season.As a result of Higuain’s arrival, Alvaro Morata is set to leave Chelsea to return to Spain at Atletico Madrid on loan.Higuain scored a record 36 Serie A goals under Sarri at Napoli before moving to Juventus in 2016 for then the third-highest transfer fee of all time in a 90 million euro move ($103 million).After winning two league titles with the Bianconeri, though, he was forced out by the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo in July.Milan paid 18 million euros to sign Higuain on loan, with a clause to make the deal permanent for a further 36 million euros.Yet he has struggled to settle at the San Siro, scoring eight goals in all competitions and was heavily criticised for a meltdown that saw him sent off in a 2-0 defeat to Juventus in November.last_img read more