Mikel Arteta speaks out after Matteo Guendouzi is dropped for Southampton vs Arsenal clash

first_imgArteta dropped Guendouzi (Picture: AFP via Getty Images)‘The needs of the team and the needs of the football club are always the same, put the best players on the pitch that are 100% focused to win the game.’Arteta made four changes with Guendouzi, Bernd Leno, Gabriel Martinelli and Alexandre Lacazette dropping out.Kieran Tierney, Emiliano Martínez, Granit Xhaka and Eddie Nketiah all came into the side.MORE: Kieran Tierney reveals how Arsenal players reacted to their dismal defeat at BrightonMORE: Claudio Bravo speaks out on his future amid Arsenal transfer interestFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Guendouzi was left out of Arsenal’s squad (Picture: Arsenal FC via Getty Images)Matteo Guendouzi was dropped for Arsenal’s clash with Southampton amid rumours about his future at the club, with Mikel Arteta suggesting there was an ‘internal issue’.Arteta, the Arsenal manager, was said to have reacted angrily to Guendouzi’s behaviour during the Gunners’ 2-1 defeat at Brighton. Reports claimed Guendouzi had called Brighton’s players ‘s**t’ and mocked the Seagulls’ squad for earning less than his £40,000-a-week deal, with Brighton goalscorer Neal Maupay suggesting he lacked ‘humility’ after they clashed at the end of the match.Arteta was desperately unimpressed and has reportedly decided to sell the French midfielder – who has attracted interest from Real Madrid, Barcelona and Leicester – after growing tired of his attitude.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAlthough Guendouzi avoided a ban for grabbing Maupay’s throat, he was not a part of Arsenal’s 20-man squad for the Premier League tie with Southampton and Arteta was questioned on his absence.‘Squad management. Whatever internal issue we have, we deal with it privately,’ the Arsenal manager said. Advertisement Mikel Arteta speaks out after Matteo Guendouzi is dropped for Southampton vs Arsenal clash Comment Metro Sport ReporterThursday 25 Jun 2020 5:27 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

Alfred Duncan: Current crop of Black Stars players hungry for success

first_imgGhana and Fiorentina midfielder Alfred Duncan says this current group of Black Stars players are eager to win trophies for the nation despite recent short comings.Ghana failed to live up to expectations at Afcon 2019, exiting at the round of 16 stage after losing on penalties to Tunisia.Duncan who has been touted as one of the promising up and coming talents within the team says winning trophies is a conversation that is constantly on the lips of players.“Obviously it is something that is very frustrating because even when we are not in camp but with our various clubs its something that we talk about a lot.“We have it mind because most of the guys want to be as great as the likes of Abedi Pele.“Even having the likes of Stephen Appiah with us evokes that desire to want to win trophies for your nation because this is a guy that has done it at the highest level for both club and country,” he told Citi sports in an interview.The versatile midfielder is hoping to become an integral part of the team after seeing his opportunities with the Black Stars thwarted by injuries in the past.last_img read more

Sarajevo Defeats Borac in Banja Luka with 3:1

first_imgIn the match of the second round of the football BHT Premier League of B&H, the footballers of Sarajevo defeated last night Borac from Banja Luka with the result 3:1.Sarajevo was really much better in every segment of the match and deserved the victory and three points.Although the players of Sarajevo had many chances to score in the first halftime, the first goal was scored in the 69th minute by Haris Duljević.Only five minutes later Nemanja Bilbija brings 2:0 to Sarajevo, but Borac returns back to the game in the 76th minute by Stokić’s goal.Two minutes later, in the 78th minute, the third score for Sarajevo comes from Ognjen Todorović who at the same time sets the final result of 3:1.Sarajevo is now first on the list while Borac has two matches behind and two defeats.(Source: Fena)last_img read more