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 fans 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

Nanco’s speed, scoring threat boosts Syracuse

first_img Published on October 7, 2014 at 12:14 am Contact Josh: Facebook Twitter Google+ Chris Nanco’s goal against St. John’s on Sept. 6 was a quintessential Chris Nanco goal.In four seconds, Nanco went from trailing Red Storm defender Simon Tchoukriel by 5 yards to being two steps ahead of the defender and the ball at his feet after a pass from Emil Ekblom.After Tchoukriel fell to the ground, Nanco slid a precise shot into the bottom-right corner of the net to give the Orange a 1-0 lead.“I’ve always been the player running around the field, no matter what position,” said Nanco, an SU forward. “The speed runs in my family. All my brothers are fast. My sister’s fast … It’s been natural to me. ”Nanco will look to utilize his quickness when the No. 9 Orange (9-1-0, 3-1 Atlantic Coast) takes on Albany (3-3-5, 1-0 America East) at SU Soccer Stadium at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Since he arrived at Syracuse last year, Nanco’s speed has been one of the most prevalent characteristics of any SU player.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith an assist on Ekblom’s game-winning goal to beat Virginia Tech on Saturday in double overtime, Nanco recorded his sixth point of the year, tied for second on the team, and his first since Sept. 16. Nanco flicked an Oyvind Alseth cross onto the head of Ekblom, who redirected it into the net to beat the Hokies in the 104th minute.“As the game goes on, guys get tired, especially with the guys we have and the depth coming off the bench, I get to rest and come back with fresh legs,” Nanco said.Nanco’s first goal of this season, which came in Syracuse’s season-opening victory over Niagara on Aug. 29, was similar to his tally against St. John’s.With SU leading 1-0, Nanco entered the top left of the 18-yard box with a full head of steam and took two quick touches to get around Purple Eagles defender Roberto Fernandez-Andersson, and two more touches to set up a shot that beat goalkeeper Joel Gerberich.“With Chris, it’s about having another gear,” SU head coach Ian McIntyre said. “But it’s not just speed. It’s about taking a chance and knowing when to hit the channels … Chris has that ability to really make life difficult for opposing defenders.”After both of his goals this season, Nanco has made a sprint toward the left corner of the field — a spot on the field Nanco says feels natural for him to create from. After the goal against St. John’s, Nanco ran to the left corner with his arms held wide like a jet plane and after the Niagara goal he busted out a Super Mario-like jump move.“I try to get in certain spots and receive the ball. Mac always talks about getting into goal-scoring opportunities,” Nanco said. “I just try to get into the box because I know the ball is going to end up there somehow.”Last season, Nanco burst onto the scene, scoring four goals in the team’s first 11 games including the game-winner in a 2-1 victory over Duke. His chemistry with fellow freshman Alex Halis ignited the Orange in the early stages of the season. The duo started 17 of SU’s 18 games and combined for one-third of the team’s final goal total.Although the spotlight has been on striker Emil Ekblom and freshman Julian Buescher so far this season, McIntyre said he expects more scoring from Nanco down the stretch.And Nanco’s quietly on pace to exceed his statistics from last season. The forward has two goals and two assists through 10 games, and had four goals and one assist in 18 games last year.“He’s creating a disturbance for the other team,” Ekblom said. “Sometimes they really don’t know how to handle it.” Commentslast_img read more