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Martin Keown names two positives for Arsenal after Tottenham defeat

first_img Arteta reacts to his Arsenal side’s 2-1 defeat against TottenhamTo 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 9:05FullscreenArteta reacts to his Arsenal side’s 2-1 defeat against Tottenhamhttps://metro.co.uk/video/arteta-reacts-arsenal-sides-2-1-defeat-against-tottenham-2209436/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.‘Both goals conceded by Arsenal could have been avoided. That’s the bottom line. Not for the first time, sloppiness was their undoing.‘It had looked like progress was being made of late, with Mikel Arteta’s men keeping three consecutive Premier League clean sheets. Were it not for Eddie Nketiah’s sending off — and then conceding a late equaliser against Leicester — it might have been four.‘But then they go and do this.  ‘Let’s start with the first goal — the equaliser which arrived three minutes after Alexandre Lacazette’s excellent opener. Sead Kolasinac had the ball and Kieran Tierney was open on the wing. But he didn’t pass to him.  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‘Instead, he looked backwards and opted for David Luiz. Yet rather than play it to Luiz’s left foot like he should have done, he went for his right. It gifted Son Heung-min a run on goal and Spurs were back in it.‘Arsenal had 76 per cent possession in the second half. They looked in control. But they were undone by a set piece.‘Tierney, 5ft 10in, marked 6ft 2in Toby Alderweireld. The Tottenham defender won and that was that.’MORE: Arsenal star Gabriel Martinelli responds to Ronaldinho comparing him to RonaldoMORE: Arsenal could play in the Community Shield even if they lose to Manchester City in FA Cup semi-finalFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterMonday 13 Jul 2020 9:12 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.2kShares Advertisement Martin Keown names two positives for Arsenal after Tottenham defeat Comment Advertisement Keown says Arteta needs to work out his best system (Picture: Getty Images)Martin Keown says Dani Ceballos and Emiliano Martinez were the shining lights in Arsenal’s otherwise dismal performance in their 2-1 loss to Spurs on Sunday.After going a goal up through Alexandre Lacazette in the first half, a stray pass from Sead Kolasinac allowed Heung-Min Son to equalise just minutes later, before Toby Alderweireld headed in a late winner to seal all three points for Spurs.Martinez was once again in good form for the Gunners, making seven saves to keep the scoreline down, and Ceballos, who has also been in a rich vein of form since the restart, made Mikel Arteta’s side tick in midfield.AdvertisementAdvertisementAnd while Arsenal legend Keown believes there were a few encouraging performances to take from the loss, he insists both goals could have been easily avoided.ADVERTISEMENT‘There were positives for Arsenal, Keown told the Daily Mail. ‘Dani Ceballos was promising in midfield, while keeper Emiliano Martinez was probably their best player. ‘But Arteta needs to decide which way he wants his team to play — three or four at the back — and buy players who suit his preferred system.‘Harry Kane and Son posed problems. We saw Shkodran Mustafi diving in — maybe that’s because he doesn’t feel he’s going to get cover from Luiz behind him.  ‘Choose your system, Arteta, and buy accordingly.last_img read more

Dejagah ruled out for season

first_img Jol is waiting to discover whether Cameroon international midfielder Eyong Enoh will be fit for Saturday’s Barclays Premier League trip to Aston Villa. Enoh limped off in Fulham’s defeat at Newcastle last week and Jol said: “We will do an assesment tomorrow. He could probably play but we are not sure yet.” Fulham head to Villa Park with Jol believing the club need one more win to guarantee their top flight place for next season. The Lilywhites face a Villa side battling for their own survival, with Paul Lambert’s men just two points above the relegation zone. “I feel we need another win because you never know. Realistically we are fine but if everyone else starts winning in the last six or seven matches then you could have a problem,” Jol said. “Hopefully we will get a couple of results in the next week or so. Overall we have done well away from home. There have maybe been too many draws and even at Newcastle we could have done better. It is disappointing to concede in the 93rd minute. “They [Villa] have got quality. They have (Christian) Beneteke, (Gabriel) Agbonlahor, even (Darren) Bent on the bench. If you look at their results, especially at home, they are OK.” Injured Fulham midfielder Ashkan Dejagah will miss the rest of the Barclays Premier League season, manager Martin Jol has confirmed. Dejagah requires an operation to repair ankle ligament damage suffered when he collided with an advertising hoarding in Fulham’s 3-2 victory over QPR on April 1. The Iranian will go under the knife next week and he will not play again this campaign. “Ashkan Dejagah needs an operation on his ankle ligament. That will be next week and I think he will be out for the rest of the season,” Jol said. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Belgium v Tunisia: World Cup 2018 preview, predicted line-ups, key player plus more

first_imgtalkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. De Bruyne is capable of producing moments of magic The Otkritie Arena will host Belgium v Tunisia 3 Key players:Belgium: Belgium’s current ‘golden generation’ is full of world class players, but the pick of the bunch is Kevin De Bruyne. The Manchester City midfielder enjoyed the best season of his career under Pep Guardiola, and if he can continue this form into this summer’s tournament, Belgium will take some stopping. The 2018 World Cup is in full swing now, with many over half of the group stage matches played – all of which have been live on talkSPORT.Today, Sunday, there are another three games, the first of which sees Belgium take on Tunisia from Moscow. 3 3 Tunisia: Wahbi Khazri plays his club football for Rennes in France, on loan from recently relegated Championship side Sunderland. A technically gifted playmaker, much of Tunisia’s attacking play will go through the 27-year-old.Predicted line-ups:Belgium: Courtois; Alderweireld, Boyata, Vertonghen; Meunier, De Bruyne, Witsel, Carrasco; Mertens, Lukaku, E. HazardTunisia: Ben Mustapha, Meriah, Syam Ben Youssef, Bronn, Haddadi, Skhiri, Badri, Sassi, Fakhreddine Ben Youssef, Khazri, SlitiWhere can I stream Belgium v Tunisia?Belgium v Tunisia is live to stream on talkSPORT.com, or you can listen on 1089 or 1053 AM, DAB radio or through the talkSPORT mobile app.last_img read more