Alexandre Lacazette wants more creativity from Arsenal after win over Huddersfield

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 9 Feb 2019 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 link869Shares Comment (Picture: Getty)‘We knew today was going to be hard but we are happy with the three points in the race at the top of the table,’ he said.‘We knew we had the quality to win today, it’s about us and we did that.’MORE: Unai Emery insists Arsenal working towards clean sheets away from home Lacazette scored one of Arsenal’s goals (Picture: Getty)Alexandre Lacazette admitted Arsenal should have scored more than two goals in their win over Huddersfield.The Saturday afternoon clash saw Arsenal pick up their first away win in the Premier League since November, but Huddersfield caused a late scare with an injury-time goal.Arsenal have struggled on the road this season, with costly defeats and draws away from home seriously denting the Gunners’ top four hopes. Lacazette’s goal turned out to be the difference (Picture: Getty)Lacazette was on the scoresheet for Arsenal, but conceded the Gunners need to make more chances.ADVERTISEMENTHe said: ‘Yes, I think we should have had more situations to score more goals, but we played against a strong team today in the second half.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘We were in a difficult moment so these three points are good for 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 CityWhile Arsenal scored twice, Huddersfield fired off 15 shots to the Londoner’s nine and had more efforts on target than the Gunners.Huddersfield created two clear-cut chances, the same as Arsenal, and couldn’t captilise with the lion’s share of the possession.Lacazette admitted the away win drought was playing on Arsenal’s mind, but the striker insisted it was a tough encounter with the Terriers.center_img Alexandre Lacazette wants more creativity from Arsenal after win over Huddersfield Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Paul Merson tips Unai Emery to play a three-man defence with David Luiz at Arsenal

first_imgDavid Luiz is set to become a key part of Arsenal’s defence (AMA/Getty Images)Paul Merson believes Unai Emery is working towards playing a three-man defence at Arsenal following the arrivals of David Luiz and Kieran Tierney.Luiz was a surprise signing from Chelsea on deadline day, while the Gunners also strengthened their left-back by landing Tierney from Celtic in a £25 million deal.Tierney is currently injured while Luiz was an unused substitute in Arsenal’s 1-0 victory over Newcastle United at St James’ Park on Sunday.But Merson believes both players will eventually become a key part of Emery’s system at Arsenal.ADVERTISEMENT‘When you’re looking at them and you’re naming them players, I wouldn’t be surprised if he started going to a three at the back,’ Merson said on Sky Sports’ ‘The Debate’ show. Advertisement Comment Paul Merson tips Unai Emery to play a three-man defence with David Luiz at Arsenal Kieran Tierney joined Arsenal in a £25m deal from Celtic (Getty Images)‘Play them two and David Luiz in the middle of them.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He can come out and play, you’ve got Tierney playing as one wing-back.‘I think it suits all of the defenders.‘If you have three centre-halves playing there it gives all of them something to fall back on.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‘If Tierney can get forward he can play, so he’ll want to get forward.‘They’ll want to bomb forward down the other side and they can score goals.‘I’m looking forward to Arsenal this season. I was quite impressed [against Newcastle], I was quite impressed.‘It was a hard game, going to Newcastle, first game of the season, a couple of new players.‘For me it was comfortable and [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang what a goal, what a goal.’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 Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 13 Aug 2019 10:08 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisementlast_img read more

Iheanacho happy at Leicester City

first_imgRelatedPosts Fulham keen on Lookman loan deal EPL: Calvert-Lewin treble fires Everton past West Brom EPL: Everton set to compound West Brom woes Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho has said that he is happy at the King Power Stadium despite acting as a back-up to Jamie Vardy.Iheanacho scored his first Premier League goal of the season against Everton on Sunday to secure Leicester a 2-1 win.In an interview after the game, Iheanacho said: “Being, maybe you can call it, a back-up striker or support striker to them is something I am happy to be.“I am happy here, everyone is happy.”Iheanacho joined Leicester from top-four rivals Manchester City for £25 million in 2017 but has only managed five league goals in 16 starts.The Nigerian’s goal on Sunday was his first this calendar year, but it kept Leicester just eight points adrift of Premier League leaders Liverpool.Tags: Evertonlast_img

Despite injury to star Tumolo, Syracuse offense rolls in 16-4 rout of Cornell

first_imgMinutes after blowing out Cornell, Syracuse’s contingent sat at the postgame press conference, subdued. The victory was overshadowed by the injury of one of the Orange’s best players.No. 5 Syracuse (10-3, 5-0 Big East) defeated Cornell (7-5, 3-3 Ivy) 16-4 in front of 331 in the Carrier Dome on Tuesday, but the injury of team captain and star player Michelle Tumolo was on her teammates’ minds.At the 18:38 mark of the first half, Tumolo went down around the 40-yard line near the SU bench. Play was stopped and Tumolo was down for about two minutes. The SU attack did not return to the game, and afterward was seen walking off of the field with a brace on her left knee using crutches, forcing freshman attack Kayla Treanor to step up in her absence.SU head coach Gary Gait said Tumolo’s status is unknown.“We’ll know more in the days to come,” he said. “We’ll get her looked at and find out what’s going on. I really haven’t talked about it to anybody yet.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“… You never want to lose anybody and you’ve got to believe they’re OK. And at this point, I do.”Treanor filled Tumolo’s void on the right side of the offense. Treanor, the team’s second leading goal-scorer, is familiar with the position. With Tumolo suspended for the team’s season-opener against Jacksonville, Treanor scored five goals from the right side on Jan. 13.“It’s really upsetting when a player goes down, especially a player like Michelle,” Treanor said. “But you’ve got to keep playing the game. There’s still time left on the clock.”On Tuesday, Treanor rose to the occasion, scoring once before and three times after Tumolo left the game. A natural righty, Treanor played left-handed on Tuesday.“Again, she steps up. (Treanor) plays just as well lefty as she does righty,” Gait said. “Just had to call on her a little bit more than we would have with Michelle in the game. The pressure was on and she handled it pretty well and had lots of good opportunities.”SU’s offense flowed through Treanor and Devon Collins behind the cage. Collins played more directly behind the net, as opposed to her normal position on the left or atop the Syracuse offense. Treanor and Collins looked to create scoring opportunities for Kailah Kempney, Alyssa Murray and Katie Webster.Collins and Kempney, who each scored two goals on the day, were also active with Tumolo out. Collins also had five shots, an assist, caused a turnover and drew a foul. Kempney had four shots and three assists.With the Orange leading 4-0, Murray found Kempney on the right side of the net, who then passed across to Collins on the front-left doorstep. Collins scored to extend the lead to 5-0.“Devon played great,” Gait said. “… She got a little bit more time today and put the ball away and did a great job stepping in, playing down low. She played that position last year and was very comfortable going back to it, so we feel good about her there.”With the Orange up 5-2, Treanor threw a pass from behind the net to Collins, who was stopped from point-blank range. Moments later, Murray found Kempney, who had a clear path to the net. But Kempney’s shot was stopped.With just less than eight minutes left in the first half, Treanor had the ball in front of the cage on the right side. Looking left, she protected the ball with her back and spun right toward the goal. She beat the goaltender and extended the lead to 6-2.On a quick turnover, Kempney ran down the field and found Treanor cutting down the seam for a goal, bringing the score to 7-2. Treanor also had a scoring chance before halftime, but her shot hit the post.Two-plus minutes into the second half, Collins passed to a cutting Amy Cross from behind the net for SU’s 11th goal.Erica Bodt, Linley Block and Kirkland Locey also scored goals in the second half as the Orange rode through the blowout despite Tumolo’s injury. But in the final stretch of the season before the Big East and NCAA tournaments, how much time Tumolo misses is a major concern.At the end of the game, Becca Block walked off of the field with Tumolo and Loren Ziegler.Said Block: “I guess we’re all trying to stay positive and hope for the best.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 17, 2013 at 12:38 am Contact Josh: jmhyber@syr.edulast_img read more

TB Joshua denies predicting Ghana-Zambia game

first_imgNigerian pastor TB Joshua says he has stopped releasing prophecies related to the outcome of football matches insisting he did not predict that Zambia would defeat Ghana 2-1 in the final 2014 World Cup Group D match in Kumasi.The preacher-man fired a warning at the Ghanaian media claiming they falsely report news on football predictions he had not made.The revelation has come as a massive confidence boost for some Ghanaian fans who believe in the predictions of the Nigerian pastor as they now sense victory over Chipolopolo in Kumasi to reach the final phase of the qualifiers.In an angry riposte directed at the Ghanaian media, the preacher-man lashed out at claims in Ghanaian media circles that he had predicted a Chipolopolo win over the Black Stars in the final Group D match in September.The reports which claimed TB Joshua had predicted a Zambian win over Ghana, drew wild condemnation from Black Stars fans with many describing him as ‘a fake man of God’ while angrily rejecting his prediction.The preacher-man, who draws praise and condemnation in similar measure, says the false reports about his prediction have forced him to stop predicting the outcome of matches. “Prophet TB Joshua has publicly stated that he has stopped releasing prophecies related to the outcome of football matches,” a statement on the official Facebook page of the popular Nigerian pastor read.“The worst thing that you can do to a man of God is to lie but there are many lies on Ghanaian websites. This is another lie going around Ghana websites that I prophesied that the Black Stars would lose 2-1 against Zambia in 2014 world Cup Group decider in September”.The Nigerian preacher-man was clearly unhappy about several rumours of the results of matches he was said to have predicted. Most of the results of the matches did not come true which resulted in some accusing TB Joshua of making false predictions. But the Nigerian preacher-man wondered why the Ghanaian media would continue to spread false rumours of his supposed predictions.“Why do you enjoy promoting lies and rumours?,” TB Joshua asked the Ghanaian media.“Well, as truth was older than terror, truth shall survive it. It got the start and it will get the race. I drop my pen here,” he said. Meanwhile a trustee of the church in Ghana, madam Lina Kankam who spoke to the man personally condemned this sort of Journalism and has vowed to drag any journalist to court if this continues in the coming days.last_img read more