Calum Chambers reveals what Mikel Arteta told Arsenal players in dressing room before Everton match

first_img Comment Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 21 Dec 2019 2:53 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kShares Calum Chambers reveals what Mikel Arteta told Arsenal players in dressing room before Everton match Advertisement Chambers played a central role as Arsenal recorded a clean sheet (Picture: Getty)‘Everyone can be proud of their performance. Still there’s things we can work on but it’s good start for us.’On the clean sheet, he added: ‘This is important for us [the defence] it’s been something we’ve been working hard on. I’m pleased to get a clean sheet today.‘I’d like to think so it’s a promising group we got to work hard, build on this performance, work on the training ground and keep going.’MORE: Mikel Arteta’s stern message to Per Mertesacker and Arsenal coaches after appointmentMORE: Jose Mourinho aims subtle swipe at Arsenal over Mikel Arteta appointmentMore: 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 City Ljungberg reflects on Arsenal’s 0-0 draw with Everton, teases ArtetaTo 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 5:35FullscreenLjungberg reflects on Arsenal’s 0-0 draw with Everton, teases Arteta 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: 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 recorded only their third clean sheet in the Premier League this season and Chambers – who was named Man of the Match – was happy with how the Gunners performed.He continued: ‘A clean sheet away from home at a place like this is never easy. I think we put in a great shift today. It was a young team out there and everyone put in 100% effort. Arteta was in the stands to watch his side claim a point at Goodison Park (Picture: Getty)Arsenal mustered just two shots on target but Arteta had tried to fire them up pre-match, with defender Calum Chambers revealing that he gave a speech prior to kick off.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAsked about Arteta’s dressing room visit, and what he said, Chambers told BT Sport: ‘He just wants us to be brave, take responsibility and work hard for each other. Those were the messages from him.‘I feel we did that today and now there is more, there is a lot more, we can work on, his philosophy and the things he wants to bring to the team. I’m sure we’ll be working on that this week.’ Advertisement The new Gunners boss went into the dressing room prior to kick-off (Picture: Getty)New Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta visited the away dressing room prior to Saturday’s goalless draw with Everton and issued a rallying cry to his players.The Spaniard, who is taking his first steps in management, was officially appointed as the permanent successor to Unai Emery on Friday, though interim boss Freddie Ljungberg took charge of the team one last time at Goodison Park.Everton themselves announced Carlo Ancelotti’s appointment shortly before the game, with both new bosses in the stands to watch what turned out to be a very dull 0-0 contest.last_img read more

Sports News Sensible decisions key for Indian cricket team’s success in Australia: Maninder Singh

first_imgNew Delhi: In the series against England, Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team were stronger in both batting and bowling compared to the hosts. Despite being settled on both fronts, India lost the Test series 1-4. The key factor behind the losses was some strategic errors. In Edgbaston, India did not play two spinners. In Lord’s, playing Kuldeep Yadav on a green deck in place of a seamer proved costly. In Southampton, a half-fit Ravichandran Ashwin was picked ahead of Ravindra Jadeja. England’s lower order, notably Sam Curran, changed the course of the series twice with some great partnerships with the tail. All these factors, in addition to India’s woes in the top order resulted in the team’s overseas pain getting extended. Maninder Singh, former Indian cricket team spinner, said Kohli’s team must take clear decisions if they are to win a series in Australia for the first time. “India can only win if they take sensible and correct decisions. During the England series, the team was balanced on all fronts. When you compared it with the England team, they were better in all aspects and it seemed unlikely that they would lose. Some dodgy team selections, misreading the conditions dragged India down. If India can overcome this in Australia, then they have a golden chance of winning the series in Australia,” Maninder said in a chat with News Nation.Basic nature of Australia to sledgeIn the press conference before the team’s departure to Australia, Kohli said he had no problem playing in an environment where there is no hostility. Even the Australian team, under Tim Paine, have stated that the team could take a toned-down approach to sledging following the ball-tampering scandal which resulted in one-year bans for Steve Smith and David Warner. However, Maninder was sceptical that Australia will not sledge.“Australians will sledge. When they are frustrated, they will sledge. It is in their basic nature and in their personality. Maybe, with this current team, it might be a bit controlled. They might try to tone it down as they will be aware that it could be costly for them,” Maninder said.Watch the full interview with Maninder Singh: Recently, South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis offered a tip to the Australians in which he said they should avoid a confrontation with Kohli. Maninder concurred with that view point. “Everyone knows the more you sledge Kohli, he performs better. We saw this in England. When India arrived, their former cricketers and present players like James Anderson continuously sledged Kohli about his failures on the 2014 tour and said only if he performs in England would he be considered a great cricketer. He responded with 593 runs. Australia know this very well for in the previous series, he smashed them all over the park,” Maninder said.Worry if Kohli failsManinder added that the major concern for India in this series would be a lack of a Plan B in case Kohli fails. “There is a bit of doubt. Cheteshwar Pujara is at No.3 but he has been inconsistent which does not give you too much confidence. No.5 is Ajinkya Rahane and his confidence level is down as he has not contributed. If Kohli fails, then India will struggle,” Maninder said. In the press conference, Kohli said lower order contributions, in addition to top-order partnerships, will be the key for India to achieve success against Australia. Maninder added that a clear plan from the likes of Ravi Shastri and the batting coach to the lower order will help them keep the motivation levels high.  “The lower order must be given the confidence and license to bat according to their natural style. In England, the batsmen were uncertain. The tail must be given a clear brief as to what their game should be and how they can make runs,” the former India spinner said. For all the Latest Sports News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more