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Martin Keown ‘worried’ about Mikel Arteta being multilingual in Arsenal’s dressing room

first_img View 7 comments Advertisement Mikel Arteta addresses his Arsenal players in multiple languages during matches (Getty Images)Meanwhile, Keown praised Gabriel Magalhaes for his impressive debut as Arsenal sealed a 3-0 victory over Fulham on Saturday.‘He’s looked a dominant figure from the off,’ said Keown.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 Arsenal‘Some talk about maybe some nervousness in his passing, I wouldn’t have thought he’d played in the middle of a three on too many occasions.‘But once he got into the game we saw the quality that he has.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Martin Keown has urged Mikel Arteta to speak only English to Arsenal’s players (Getty Images)Martin Keown has expressed his concerns over Mikel Arteta’s decision to speak multiple languages to Arsenal’s players.Arteta has been heard on the touchline giving instructions to some of Arsenal’s players in French and Spanish, although he speaks English in all group meetings and team talks.But Keown, who made 422 appearances and won three Premier League titles during his time at Arsenal, believes Arteta should be addressing his players in English at all times.‘Arteta talks in four or five different languages,’ Keown told BT Sport.ADVERTISEMENT‘That would worry me because I’d like to hear some of it in English if I was an English player. [Arsene] Wenger said ‘one language, a common language’. AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Nonetheless, he’s a fantastic communicator and he’s getting that message across. ‘And when you do talk a lot, as I am now, you’ve got to get results because people stop listening.’ Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 14 Sep 2020 9:39 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link12.2kShares Martin Keown ‘worried’ about Mikel Arteta being multilingual in Arsenal’s dressing roomlast_img read more

Liverpool, One Leg Back Among European Elite

first_imgGoals from Trent Alexander-Arnold, via a superbly curled free kick, and substitute James Milner helped Liverpool put a firm foot ahead in their Champions League Playoff tie against Hoffenheim, a team that didn’t lose a game on their home ground for the entirety of last season.Although Hoffenheim pulled one back through substitute Mark Uth, Liverpool remain in a fantastic position ahead of the second leg next Wednesday. The Germans know they’ll have to perform spectacularly if they are to reach the group stage in their maiden Champions League campaign.Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet was the hero for Liverpool early on as he kept out a Hoffenheim penalty taken by former Leicester forward Andrej Kramaric.The penalty was as a result of a Dejan Lovren tackle on former Arsenal player Serge Gnarby and Kramaric played the spot kick effortlessly down the middle for Mignolet to improve his penalty saving ratio. The Belgian has now saved seven of 20, a huge 35% of spot kicks he has faced.Hoffenheim struggled to cope with the pace of Liverpool counter attacks with Mohamed Salah and Saido Mane wreaking havoc down the flanks. Salah almost went close on a counter attack only to shoot just wide around the half hour.Another counter attacking move, this time lead by Mane saw him tripped on his way into the Hoffenheim penalty box. The resulting free kick was brilliantly bent over the last man in the Hoffenheim wall, into the left bottom corner of the Hoffenheim goal by youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold. Goalkeeper Oliver Baumann could only watch as he wheeled away in delight.The game ended 1-0 at half time. And though Liverpool struggled to cope with crosses and set pieces from the joint leading scorers of set pieces in the Bundesliga last term, they held on going into the dressing room.Ermin Bicakcic had to be taken off early into the second half as he was on a yellow and Mane seemed to be having an easy ride against him on the right of the back three. In his place, came in former West Ham man Havard Nordteveit. He didn’t have it easier has Mane was having a good game.James Milner came in and had an immediate impact scoring a goal off unlucky Nortdteveit as the ball into the box flew into the top right corner via his chest.It was a nervy finish from Liverpool who had to deal with corner after corner looking unconvincing defensively, as they had done for the most part of the game.The Germans gave themselves a lifeline with three minutes of normal time left when a diagonal ball played into the box found Mark Uth. Whilst the Liverpool defense appealed for offside, the substitute maintained concentration and finished into the bottom corner with a powerful shot.Hubner had a great chance to earn Hoffenheim what could have been a deserved draw, but the defender headed high despite being unmarked on a free kick. It capped up what has been a wasteful night in front of goal for TSG.Hoffenheim could do no more as Liverpool headed into the second leg at Anfield with one leg firmly in the Champions League group stages and their record of having never lost a European qualifying game intact.Writer: Awolope [email protected] League Wrap: Heavyweights hit the deck across EuropeSeptember 11, 2017In “England”Premier League Review: Liverpool Pay The Penalty In Tottenham Draw As Kane Reaches Century Of GoalsFebruary 5, 2018In “England”UCL: Liverpool, Chelsea Lose Opening Matches As Barcelona Hold Off DortmundSeptember 17, 2019In “UEFA”last_img read more

Lakers trade rumors: Los Angeles’ talks to clear cap space ‘have gone nowhere’

first_img Lakers free agency rumors: Los Angeles is Carmelo Anthony’s ‘most likely destination,’ executives believe “There will be a lot of changes,” Lakers owner Jeanie Buss told the Los Angeles Times earlier this week. “Lakers fans, be patient. We’re going to get there. We’re not going to stop until we’re all proud.”The Lakers reportedly have interest in Bobby Portis, Marcus Morris, Al Horford, Brook Lopez and DeAndre Jordan, as well. They also are the “most likely” destination for Carmelo Anthony. Those three players, who combined to average 10.2 points per game last season in limited playing time, are set to earn around $5 million in 2019-20.The Lakers completed one of the biggest trades in NBA history earlier this month when they acquired Anthony Davis from the Pelicans in exchange for Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart and three first-round picks. Related News Los Angeles will pursue a third star this summer to pair with Davis and LeBron James and it has been linked to Kemba Walker, Jimmy Butler, Kawhi Leonard, Kyrie Irving and D’Angelo Russell. But, if the team makes no more moves, it’s only expected to have around $23 million available this offseason and will not be able to offer a max contract. NBA free agency rumors: Lakers rooting for Kyrie Irving to sign with Nets The Lakers continue to look to clear salary space.Los Angeles has reportedly been shopping the contracts of reserves Mo Wagner, Jemerrio Jones and Isaac Bonga to other teams. Those talks, however, have gone “nowhere” as the team has “limited ability to sweeten a deal with draft picks,” according to a report from Sports Illustrated, which cites unidentified league sources. Lonzo Ball reacts to being traded from Lakers to Pelicanslast_img read more