Unai Emery explains what Denis Suarez will bring to Arsenal

first_imgThe Spaniard looks set to finally complete a loan move to the Emirates (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Unai Emery has reiterated that he sees incoming signing Denis Suarez as a winger though does not know how close the deal is to being officially announced.The Gunners finally made a breakthrough in talks to sign Suarez on loan when Barca agreed to let the 25-year-old leave without a compulsory purchase option, with the Spaniard agreeing to extend his contract before leaving to preserve his value.Barca boss Ernesto Valverde effectively confirmed Suarez’s move earlier on Tuesday, and now Emery has discussed what he might bring to Arsenal. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 29 Jan 2019 10:42 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link778Shares Suarez played under Emery at Sevilla, where he was used mainly as a winger (Getty)Arsenal are expected to pay a loan fee of around £2million to bring Suarez in and will have the option to make the deal permanent if he impresses.Suarez enjoyed a breakout season under Emery at Sevilla in the 2014-15 campaign, winning the Europa League, and has been desperate to get his career back on track after making just two sub appearances in La Liga this season.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 Unai Emery explains what Denis Suarez will bring to Arsenalcenter_img Emery watched as his side picked up a 2-1 win at the Emirates (Picture: Getty)‘Generally speaking, we need wingers,’ said Emery after his side’s 2-1 win against Cardiff. ‘And if you have a player like Denis, I know him because he played for me at Sevilla. His quality is this.’AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTOn how he will adapt to the Premier League, he continued: ‘I don’t know now. If he can come, it’s a challenge for him and it’s also to help us.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 City‘There’s no change in my idea, I think the same. If some players can come here to help us, they will come.‘The latest news? I don’t know. Today all my focus has been on this match. I’ve not spoken with anyone at the club who is working on that.‘Maybe tonight or tomorrow, I will speak about the latest news. My idea is the same: if we can sign one player to help us, it’s good for us.’ Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Inter boss Luciano Spalletti slams Arsenal and claims they tried to ‘con’ Ivan Perisic

first_imgSpalletti will now try and get Perisic’s mind back focused on Inter (Picture: Getty)On Inter director Beppe Marotta’s decision to go public with Perisic’s transfer request, Spalletti added: ‘I don’t know if it was a good idea or not to say Perisic wanted to leave, but the player received an important proposal and said he was open to it.‘When he realised the offer was not what he thought, he took a step back, but the damage had already been done. Announcing the situation just created tension around him and the team. Now he’s starting to get back in line, but it’ll take a while.’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 The Italian coach suggested Arsenal’s interest was never really genuine (Picture: Getty)Inter Milan manager Luciano Spalletti has criticised Arsenal’s brief pursuit of Ivan Perisic and says the Croatian winger had been ‘conned’ by the Gunners.Perisic handed in a transfer request when he was made aware of Arsenal’s interest, missing the defeat against Torino and ordered to train by himself, though the north Londoners were only prepared to do a loan deal without a compulsory option to buy.And Spalletti feels Arsenal’s interest was never entirely serious but it still unsettled the 29-year-old winger. Inter boss Luciano Spalletti slams Arsenal and claims they tried to ‘con’ Ivan Perisic Perisic was left out of Inter’s squad to face Torino amid the transfer rumours (Picture: Getty)‘There was this story on the market, but he is a professional, understands his role and yesterday it was already a very different mood,’ Spalletti told RAI Sport.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘These things happen in the transfer window, the player received an impressive proposal and was tempted.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 City‘However, he then realised it was not a true offer, that he’d been conned, and took a step back.‘Now he’ll resume training and as soon as his mind is back fully on Inter, we’ll let him play.’ Commentcenter_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 31 Jan 2019 11:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link619Shares Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

What Mauricio Pochettino has told Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy amid Man Utd and Real Madrid links

first_imgMauricio Pochettino has been linked with Manchester United and Real Madrid (Picture: Getty)Tottenham reportedly fear Mauricio Pochettino will leave the club this summer after telling chairman Daniel Levy he is desperate to win titles.Pochettino is rated as one of the most talented managers in the world and has emerged as a target for both Manchester United and Real Madrid.United will appoint a permanent successor to Jose Mourinho at the end of the season and, while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is in pole position, Pochettino remains a figure of substantial interest.Real Madrid are only third in La Liga – nine points adrift of Barcelona – and Santiago Solari is already under pressure, just four months after replacing Julen Lopetegui.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 CityAccording to The Sun, Pochettino has told Tottenham chairman Levy his ‘burning ambition’ is to win titles, sparking fears in north London that the manager could leave this summer.Last week, Pochettino said it could take ‘five to ten years’ to turn Spurs into Premier League title contenders. Tottenham were subsequently beaten by Chelsea.It is claimed Pochettino now wants financial backing to compete with Europe’s elite and could be tempted to leave if Manchester United or Real Madrid express interest.Madrid contacted Pochettino last summer and are reportedly willing to pay up to £40million in compensation to lure him to the Spanish capital. Comment Pochettino unhappy with lack of end product during Chelsea lossTo 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 7:42FullscreenPochettino unhappy with lack of end product during Chelsea losshttps://metro.co.uk/video/pochettino-unhappy-lack-end-product-chelsea-loss-1872706/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. Advertisement Pochettino with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy (Picture: Getty)Tottenham were mooted as Premier League title contenders earlier in the season but have lost successive games to fall nine points adrift of Liverpool.Spurs face north London rivals Arsenal this weekend and a defeat would see the Gunners move to within one point of Pochettino’s side.‘It is a big motivation,’ Unai Emery said. ‘We need to take the opportunity…it’s one team that, at the moment, are better than us in the table.‘I think it is very difficult there, to win, but it is a good test, a great test and a positive test.’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 movescenter_img What Mauricio Pochettino has told Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy amid Man Utd and Real Madrid links Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 1 Mar 2019 12:27 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link431Shareslast_img read more

Arsenal boss Unai Emery reveals he was with Javi Gracia when Watford sacked him

first_img James GraySunday 15 Sep 2019 10:46 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link201Shares Comment Advertisement Watford v Arsenal: Unai Emery press conferenceTo 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 10:54FullscreenWatford v Arsenal: Unai Emery press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/watford-v-arsenal-unai-emery-press-conference-2005254/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.‘I remember it. Every coach, every player, every person in football remembers some things,’ Emery added. ‘I remember we drew 2-2 at home and we drew 0-0 away.‘In the last minute the referee did not give us an amazing penalty for the opportunity to win.‘In my way, everything that happened to me is something to learn from, for experience. Sometimes it’s positive, but also negative. I learned from it all.’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 Advertisement Unai Emery and Javi Gracia bumped into each other away from the touchline for once (Picture: Getty)Arsenal manager Unai Emery appears to have been mid-conversation with Javi Gracia when Watford sacked him.Gracia led Watford to an FA Cup final and their best league finish in more than three decades last season but has failed to win in the Premier League so far this term and the Hornets are bottom of the league with just one point.They will try to improve on that total when they host Arsenal today but they will do so under a new manager after Gracia was dismissed over the international break, coincidentally during a chance meeting with the boss who was preparing to face him.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘It’s amazing,’ said Emery.ADVERTISEMENTMore: 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‘I met him, we found each other last week in my town, in Hondarribia, when I was there with my family. I was walking and in front us was Javi Gracia.‘And in the moment we started speaking about our match, we finished it knowing he was sacked. It’s a good story, yes?’Gracia has been replaced by Quique Sanchez Flores, back for his second spell at Watford after leaving under a cloud in May 2016.The former Spain defender has also managed the likes of Valencia, Benfica and Getafe and has come up against Emery before, both in Spain and in England.When Sanchez Flores was Atletico Madrid boss, he took on the now-Arsenal manager in a Europa League quarter-final clash with Valencia in a game Emery has struggled to forget. Arsenal boss Unai Emery reveals he was with Javi Gracia when Watford sacked himlast_img read more

Peter Crouch criticises Arsene Wenger for failing to sign Steven Nzonzi and says Unai Emery is ‘asking for trouble’ with his Arsenal tactics

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 21 Sep 2019 9:03 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisement Peter Crouch criticises Arsene Wenger for failing to sign Steven Nzonzi and says Unai Emery is ‘asking for trouble’ with his Arsenal tactics Peter Crouch has criticised Arsene Wenger for failing to sign Steven Nzonzi (Getty Images)Peter Crouch claims it is ‘madness’ that Arsene Wenger did not sign Steven Nzonzi for Arsenal and believes Unai Emery is ‘asking for trouble’ with his current tactics.The Gunners were heavily linked with a move for Nzonzi in 2015 but the French midfielder, who was playing for Stoke City at the time, ended up joining Sevilla for £7 million.Reports have also claimed that Emery was also keen on a move for Nzonzi last year but he was overruled by Arsenal’s hierarchy, who ended up signing Lucas Torreira from Sampdoria instead.And Crouch feels Wenger missed a trick by failing to land Nzonzi and suggests Emery is doing little to counter Arsenal’s defensive problems.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Why aren’t they varying their style? Honestly, it is mind-boggling,’ Crouch wrote in his column for MailOnline. Comment Steven Nzonzi has been linked with a move to Arsenal on several occasions (TF-Images/Getty Images)‘You can play out from the back by clipping high balls to your full-backs – watch Ederson do it for Manchester City.‘To keep doing what Emery wants Arsenal to do, with little passes around the penalty area, is just asking for trouble.‘They have played six games so far in all competitions and have faced 120 shots – 96 of those have come in the Premier League, the highest total of any club.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 City‘I have wanted Arsenal to address the defensive balance of their side for years and never understood why they didn’t buy Steven Nzonzi.‘Steven played with me at Stoke and he would have been perfect to provide protection in midfield.‘He ended up going to Sevilla for £7 million and it was madness Arsenal allowed that to happen.‘The best sides spot their deficiencies and address them to progress.’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 Advertisementlast_img read more

Arsenal legend David Seaman questions Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang substitution

first_img Comment Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was brought on by Unai Emery against Standard Liege with Arsenal already 4-0 up (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend David Seaman questioned the logic of Unai Emery introducing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as a late substitute against Standard Liege.The Gabon international has been in sensational goalscoring form this season, having registered eight goals in all competitions already.With Alexandre Lacazette injured, new signing Nicolas Pepe struggling to adapt following his £72million move from Lille and Eddie Nketiah out on loan, Aubameyang’s importance to Emery has never been greater. Advertisement Advertisement Gabriel Martinelli scored twice in Arsenal’s 4-0 win over Standard Liege (Picture: Getty)The 30-year-old appeared to have been handed a well-earned break after he was named among the replacements last night but was brought on with 11 minutes remaining and his side already 4-0 to the good.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Can anyone tell me why Aubameyang is on,’ former Arsenal goalkeeper Seaman wrote on Twitter.Arsenal are back in action on Sunday when they host Bournemouth in the Premier League, hoping to record a victory that would maintain their place in the top four heading into the international break.With youngster Gabriel Martinelli having score four goals in just two starts, Emery does at least appear to have another striking option at his disposal but the former Sevilla coach insists playing through the middle is not neccesserily the Brazilian’s best position.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 City‘Yes, he played in this position with us and in every training he showed us his hunger to be with us,’ said Emery.‘In pre-season he played in different positions, but above all he preferred playing on the left wing. But also he played as a right winger.center_img Arsenal legend David Seaman questions Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang substitution Metro Sport ReporterFriday 4 Oct 2019 10:51 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.2kShares Emery reflects on 4-0 win over Standard LiegeTo 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 6:03FullscreenEmery reflects on 4-0 win over Standard Liegehttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-reflects-4-0-win-standard-liege-2019524/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.‘I used him as a striker because in Brazil he played this position (centre forward).‘It’s not the best position for him, but the first thing in his mind is to help us and receive some minutes with us in the team. Tonight I think his performance and attitude was amazing.’Should Gabriel Martinelli start against Bournemouth?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Arsenal must ‘keep the ball better’, warns Unai EmeryMORE: Unai Emery reveals message to Gabriel Martinelli before Arsenal brace – but still doesn’t see him as a strikerlast_img read more

Brentford boss Thomas Frank speaks out on future of Arsenal and Chelsea transfer target Said Benrahma

first_imgBrentford boss Thomas Frank speaks out on future of Arsenal and Chelsea transfer target Said Benrahma Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 17 Jul 2020 7:26 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.9kShares Advertisement Said Benrahma’s performances have helped take Brentford to the brink of promotion to the Premier League (Picture: Getty)Brentford manager Thomas Frank admits it is only ‘natural’ a player of Said Benrahma’s ability is being linked with a move to Arsenal and Chelsea, but insists the player is happy with the Championship club. The performances of the Algeria international have played a pivotal role in the Bees’ promotion charge. With two games of the Championship season remaining, the ambitious west London club remain in with a shout of reaching the Premier League for the first time in their history following a run of eight successive victories. Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has already added Hakim Ziyech and Timo Werner to his forward line ahead of next season but was last week linked with a move for the former Nice winger.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘The Algerian Messi’ was earlier this week also linked with a move to Arsenal who will be on the lookout for attacking reinforcements this summer. Frank, however, insists the player remains fully focused on the task at hand ahead of this weekend’s must-win fixture at Stoke.ADVERTISEMENT‘I haven’t heard anything from my co-directors of sport,’ he said. ‘I don’t know anything and if I haven’t been told anything then I don’t think it’s true. It’s a rumour. Saïd Benrahma – that is sensational! ✨What a goal from Brentford’s star man! 🔥🎯 pic.twitter.com/pFKDe0gAMw— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) July 11, 2020 Man Utd v Chelsea: Frank Lampard press conferenceTo 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 8:05FullscreenMan Utd v Chelsea: Frank Lampard press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/man-utd-v-chelsea-frank-lampard-press-conference-2212624/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.MORE: Arsenal target Brentford winger Said Benrahma as Chelsea open talksMORE: Brentford winger Said Benrahma ‘congratulated’ on Chelsea transferFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. ‘He’s enjoying his football at Brentford and we’ve a big aim to go for so I think it’s easy to know this isn’t true.’‘No, he is fine,’ he added when asked whether the speculation is likely to turn the head of Brentford’s prize asset. ‘It won’t affect him.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‘If we’re doing well in the Championship – and you get it with any club that is doing well – players attract attention. That is natural.’Benrahma, 24, joined Brentford two seasons ago from Nice and is valued at around £35million. Advertisementlast_img read more