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Martin Keown explains why Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should be Arsenal captain instead of Granit Xhaka

first_img Teen who scored against Man Utd has psychology exam next dayTo 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 2:54FullscreenTeen who scored against Man Utd has psychology exam next dayhttps://metro.co.uk/video/teen-scored-against-man-utd-psychology-exam-day-2013960/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.Arsenal have endured a mixed start to the new season and currently sit fifth in the Premier League ahead of this weekend’s round of fixtures.On Monday, the Gunners travel to Old Trafford to face struggling Manchester United, who lost to West Ham last weekend and survived a major scare to beat Rochdale during the week.‘I never said it was going to be easy this season,’ Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Friday morning. ‘There are going to be ups and downs.‘When we lose a game we have to trust ourselves and what we’re doing The culture is there, there are no issues with attitude, work-rate or desire.‘You can see against Astana and Rochdale they want to impress and do well, and maybe they rush their finishing at times.’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 Comment Martin Keown explains why Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should be Arsenal captain instead of Granit Xhaka Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 27 Sep 2019 1:28 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.7kSharescenter_img Martin Keown has slammed Unai Emery’s decision to make Granit Xhaka his Arsenal captain (Picture: Getty)Martin Keown admits he is ‘surprised’ Unai Emery has made Granit Xhaka his Arsenal captain and says Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would have been a better choice.Switzerland international Xhaka has endured a turbulent spell at the Emirates following his £30million move from Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2017.The 27-year-old has still not won over a number of Arsenal fans, who view him as a reckless and inconsistent figure in the team’s midfield.Despite this, reports say Emery has decided to name Xhaka as his Arsenal skipper ahead of star strikers Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette.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 CityReacting to this update, Arsenal legend Keown said: ‘It’s surprising, isn’t it? Xhaka was booed off the pitch less than seven days ago.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘It’s a brave decision. I’m surprised because, first and foremost, are you sure he’s going to be in the team? There’s other people in the midfield, like Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi.‘I perhaps would’ve gone for Aubameyang. He’s doing fantastic work and he’s secure in the team, he’s a fixture. This is really going to divide the fans.‘This is a massive call and I think perhaps he’s got it wrong.’ Unai Emery on Arsenal’s 5-0 win against Nottingham ForestTo 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 10:34FullscreenUnai Emery on Arsenal’s 5-0 win against Nottingham Foresthttps://metro.co.uk/video/unai-emery-arsenals-5-0-win-against-nottingham-forest-2013038/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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German star doubtful for brace of Euro qualifiers.

first_imgMesut Ozil is a doubt for Germanys Euro 2016 qualifiers with Poland and the Republic of Ireland.The Arsenal playmaker has been sent for a scan on his knee and it remains unclear exactly what the damage is.The Irish squad are training in Malahide today ahead of their qualifier with Gibraltar on Saturday at the Aviva.last_img

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First image of Luis Suarez’s Barcelona medical?

first_imgBarcelona have ensured their side will have added bite next season after it was confirmed that Luis Suarez will be joining from Liverpool in the coming days.The Catalan giants revealed that he will be unveiled to the media, following a routine medical, but will the club opt for a more unorthodox check up for their toothy talent? 1last_img

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Tough love: Yeng Guiao downplays tongue-lashing towards Poy Erram in NLEX loss

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Alaska took a 23-17 lead after the first quarter and the Road Warriors ultimately folded under the Aces’ pressure.“Of course we’re very disappointed, I thought we could at least give ourselves a chance to win the game but we never got to the point where we threatened Alaska,” said Guiao. “So I guess that’s the more disappointing thing to us is that we were not able to give ourselves a chance to be in the game and put a little more pressure on Alaska.”“We know this is our most important game this conference but we did not play it the way the occasion was called for,” added Guiao.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew NLEX coach Yeng Guiao. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Yeng Guiao is known for his fiery demeanor that he often unleashes during games.Be it on game officials, opposing players, or even his own team, no one is safe from Guiao’s competitive fire and it was once again in full display when NLEX lost to Alaska, 88-80, in the do-or-die game for the last playoffs spot in the PBA Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Former Air Force receiver hoping NFL is a dream delayed Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentscenter_img LATEST STORIES Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles “I admit what I did and I want to apologize for it,” said Erram. “My emotions got the best of me. Sorry for doing that, I’m only human. I make mistakes and now I regret it.”“Sometimes I do stupid things but that’s now who I am. I am a working progress. Again I sincerely apologize for this instance,” added Erram.Guiao said that him cursing and shouting at his players is normal for the team and the Road Warriors have accepted that kind of tough love.“That’s normal for us, they accept that,” said Guiao. “We talk about that prior to them joining the team, so it’s just part of our culture.Guiao said that he is disappointed with the loss especially with how the Road Warriors failed to put up a respectable fight against the Aces.ADVERTISEMENT Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Guiao called a timeout with 3:32 left in the first quarter with the Aces leading 33-22 and it was star center Poy Erram who was on the receiving end of an earful from the multi-titled mentor.“Be stronger, you’re too easy to push around,” said Guiao.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsErram, though, took his criticism positively and he owned up to his mistake after finishing with 10 points ad 19 rebounds.The 6-foot-7 center took to Twitter to air his side regarding the incident where he acknowledged that he was wrong and Guiao was only motivating the Road Warriors.last_img read more