Jamie Redknapp presents four point plan to fix Arsenal this summer

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Arsenal 0 – 1 Aston Villa: Mikel Arteta post-match 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 7:37FullscreenArsenal 0 – 1 Aston Villa: Mikel Arteta post-match press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/arsenal-0-1-aston-villa-mikel-arteta-post-match-press-conference-2214984/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: ‘You can’t play with this mentality’: Granit Xhaka slams Arsenal’s performance in Aston Villa defeatMORE: Brentford star Said Benrahma ‘flattered’ by transfers links to Arsenal and ChelseaFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 22 Jul 2020 9:08 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.6kShares Aubameyang is yet to sign a new deal (Picture: Getty)‘He wants to play with better players, he will want to know who is coming in. ‘Yeah he gets on with his mates (Alexandre) Lacazette and he speaks highly of (Bukayo) Saka, he is ambitious and he wants to look at the players coming in.’Trezeguet’s first half strike was enough to see off Arsenal, with the Gunners struggling to defend set-pieces through-out the game.Redknapp urged Arsenal to ‘throw money’ at the backline and overhaul their defence as quickly as possible.‘I look at that Arsenal back line, they will make mistakes,’ Redknapp said. ‘They need to throw money at the problem.’ Arteta has a big summer rebuild ahead of him (Picture: Getty)Jamie Redknapp believes there are four issues Mikel Arteta must address this summer if Arsenal are to improve.After wins over Liverpool and Manchester City, Arsenal slumped to a 1-0 defeat to relegation battlers Aston Villa.Arteta was hesitant to heavily criticise his players after the game but admitted his side struggled to create openings despite boasting almost 70 per cent of possession. Redknapp identified a quartet of problems that needed to be sorted out this summer, which included the futures of three key Arsenal players.ADVERTISEMENT‘They are way off the top four,’ Redknapp told Sky Sports. ‘One issue he has to deal with is Mesut Ozil, he’ll be off this summer I’m sure.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He is on an awful lot of money, if you feel the player isn’t right then you have to bite the bullet and let them go.’‘Another problem they have got is (Dani) Ceballos. I really like him, will they get him back?’ Redknapp added. Jamie Redknapp presents four point plan to fix Arsenal this summer Ceballos is on loan from Real Madrid (Picture: Getty)‘Credit Arteta, when he first came he looked silky. If you lose him and Auba then you have problems.’Mesut Ozil has not played a single minute since the restart of action last month and has not been included in the last eight match day squads due to a back problem.The German appeared to challenge Arsenal’s claim he is struggling with a back problem, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is another player Arsenal could lose this summer.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 CityDani Ceballos is scheduled to return to Real Madrid once his loan deal expires and Aubameyang has been weighing up signing a new contract at Arsenal for several months.Arsenal’s top scorer can leave the club on a free transfer next summer and Redknapp insists the Gunners cannot afford to lose him.He explained: ‘Auba, you need to get him a new contract, don’t want to get in another situation [like Ozil]. Players like him are hard to find. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Coronavirus fears: Kyrgios withdraws from US Open

first_imgRelatedPosts Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 I was in best of forms before Tokyo Paralympics was postponed — Powerlifter Ejike Australian Nick Kyrgios has become the latest tennis player to withdraw from the US Open due to the coronavirus pandemic.The 25-year-old, who has been critical of fellow players for flouting lockdown rules, announced his withdrawal on social media. Competition is due to take place from August 31 to September 13.“I will not be playing this year at the US Open,” Kyrgios said.“It hurts me at my core not to be out there competing in one of the sport’s greatest arenas, Arthur Ashe Stadium.“But I’m sitting out for the people, for my Aussies, for the hundreds and thousands of Americans that have lost their lives, for all of you.“It’s my decision, like it or not.” During the video, Kyrgios said he had no problem with the US Open taking place, but called on tennis players to work together throughout the pandemic.He referenced Novak Djokovic’s ill-fated Adria Tour, which was scheduled to take place in four nations in the Balkans in June.After a leg in Belgrade, Djokovic and other professionals were filmed dancing in a nightclub in the Serbian capital without any social distancing.New York City has been one of the cities hit worst during the coronavirus pandemic.Tags: CoronavirusLockdownNick KyrgiosUS Openlast_img read more

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