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

Super Bowl 53: Rams QB Jared Goff calls loss to Patriots the toughest he’s ‘ever had’

first_imgRams quarterback Jared Goff was left hurting after his team’s loss to the Patriots in Super Bowl 53 on Sunday.Goff completed 19 of 38 passes for 229 yards with an interception as the Rams suffered a 13-3 loss in Atlanta. The 24-year-old said the offense failed to live up to expectations, regretting their performance after the Rams managed to hold Tom Brady and the Patriots to 13 points.”Kills, kills and it hurts me so much just knowing how well our defense played against that team, against Tom, to play that well defensively and us not hold up our end of the bargain,” Goff told a news conference. Related News Super Bowl 53: Three reasons why the Rams lost Super Bowl 53: Three takeaways from the Patriots’ win over the Ramscenter_img “It’s the toughest loss I’ve ever had. It kills. It’s terrible,” he said.”There are some good things you can take from it, but right now there’s nothing.”It’s a game I wish I would’ve played better, I wish we would’ve played better offensively as a whole, I wish I could have a million plays back but there’s nothing you can do about it, you’ve just got to learn and move forward.” “It’s our job to score points and we didn’t do that.”#LARams fall short in Atlanta— Los Angeles Rams (@RamsNFL) February 4, 2019Goff was leading the Rams on a potential game-tying drive in the fourth quarter, but he was intercepted by Stephon Gilmore.While he was focusing on moving on, Goff said there were several moments he wished he could have again.last_img read more