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

Raptors players discuss Kawhi Leonard’s impending free agency

first_imgThe Raptors acquired Leonard — along with Danny Green — from the Spurs for a package centered around DeMar DeRozan in a blockbuster trade last offseason. Green will also be a free agent this summer and said he’d like to return to Toronto. But, he said Leonard’s decision will have an impact on his.”He can change a whole organization,” Green said. NBA Finals 2019: Raptors’ Kyle Lowry drew on experience to win ‘surreal’ title Kawhi Leonard free agency rumors: Lakers ‘will pursue’ star this summer 🌟 Kawhi Leonard’s TOP 5 PLAYS from the 2019 #NBAPlayoffs! #WeTheNorth 🌟 pic.twitter.com/8rqS5CB0dK— NBA (@NBA) June 16, 2019Leonard was named the Finals MVP after Toronto topped the Warriors in six games.“I think that for us, at least speaking for myself, there’s nothing more that we can do,” Raptors guard Fred VanVleet said about Leonard, via TSN. “We’ve done it, the city’s done it, the coaches have done it, the teammates have done it. We’ve done our job. The best way to recruit somebody is to just be yourself over the course of the year.” Related News The Raptors do not want to lose Kawhi Leonard.The 27-year-old star will enter free agency coming off of one of the best postseason runs ever. He led the Raptors to their first championship in franchise history by averaging 30.5 points and 9.1 rebounds while shooting 49% from the field in 24 playoff games. The Clippers will chase Leonard this offseason and rival executives believe he “likes” the team, according to an earlier report from Bleacher Report. He also will consider re-signing with the Raptors, according to ESPN, while the Knicks and Lakers will reportedly pursue him, as well.“I would assume that he knows what is here and what makes this place special,” VanVleet said. “And, if it’s enough it’ll be enough and if it’s not then it’s not. So, it’s not the biggest deal in the world.“He came here and did what he was supposed to do. He brought this city a championship and I think he’s earned his freedom in his career to do what he wants to do and we’ll all respect and admire him.”VanVleet on Kawhi’s free agency: “There’s nothing more we can do. We’ve done it, the city’s done it, this franchise has done it, the coaches have done it, his teammates have done it. We’ve done our job. I would assume he knows what is here and what makes this place special” pic.twitter.com/JtsoYQ7K34— Josh Lewenberg (@JLew1050) June 16, 2019Marc Gasol, who was sent from the Grizzlies to the Raptors at the deadline, praised Leonard when he met with reporters Sunday.”I don’t think there’s any other player of his caliber in the NBA right now,” Gasol said. “He’s on a pedestal by himself.” Three questions the Raptors will have to answer this offseasonlast_img read more