Manchester City star Ilkay Gundogan sends message to Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta

first_imgAdvertisement Manchester City star Ilkay Gundogan sends message to Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta Gundogan has tipped Arteta to succeed at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)City, in contrast, appear to be missing Arteta’s touch on the training ground and Gundogan admits he enjoyed working with the Spaniard.ADVERTISEMENTAsked what it was like working with Arteta, Gundogan replied: ‘We’ve had a very good relationship at Man City’.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He’s a very empathetic, caring and hard working coach’.Arteta’s positive coronavirus results persuaded the Premier League to postpone the league season, having announced their intention just one hour before Arsenal’s statement that all weekend fixtures were to go ahead.Arsenal’s first team squad remain in quarantine and the likes of Manchester United have now taken similar precautions.The Premier League is scheduled to restart in early April but it’s inevitable that there will be further postponements as the United Kingdom is not yet believed to be close to the ‘peak’ stage of the pandemic.MORE: French Open postponed until September due to coronavirus outbreak Mikel Arteta is recovering from COVID-19 (Picture: Getty)Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan has tipped Mikel Arteta to succeed at Arsenal as he’s a ‘hard working, caring and empathetic’ coach.The Spaniard left his role as Pep Guardiola’s assistant manager in December to take over from Unai Emery at Arsenal.Arteta has made a bright start at the Emirates and the side have made notable improvements, even if results haven’t always followed. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 17 Mar 2020 4:40 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.8kShares Commentlast_img read more

No rift with Wenger – Walcott

first_img The 26-year-old England international is out of contract at the end of the 2015-16 season and speculation has already begun over his future. Walcott in January 2013 signed a three-and-a-half-year deal, six months prior to the end of his existing agreement, ending talk of a departure from the Emirates Stadium on a free transfer. Arsenal forward Theo Walcott has denied reports of a disagreement with manager Arsene Wenger and that an impasse has been reached over a new contract. He admits talks are still to begin on a new contract, but, after nine months out with a knee injury, his focus is on performing for the Gunners as they bid to secure a place in the top four of the Barclays Premier League. Walcott wrote on Twitter: “I don’t normally comment on false stories about myself but reports about contract demands & bust-ups with the boss are complete nonsense… “There have been no contract talks as yet and my current focus is not on contracts but on doing my best for Arsenal FC.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Official: Chelsea midfielder McEachran joins Vitesse on season-long loan

first_imgChelsea midfielder Josh McEachran has joined Vitesse on a season-long loan.McEachran last featured for Chelsea in January 2012 and has since had loan spells at Swansea City, Middlesbrough, Watford and Wigan Athletic.The 21-year-old has been hailed as the brightest English talent to emerge from the Blues’ academy in a decade but has failed to establish himself in the first-team squad at Stamford Bridge.McEachran, an England Under-21 international, is the third Chelsea player to be loaned to Vitesse this summer after Brazilian defender Wallace and Bertrand Traore.”Josh is a talented player who can play as a controlling midfielder,” said the Dutch club’s technical director Mo Allach.”I have seen Josh several times last season so his qualities are well-known to us and we are convinced that he can show them here.”last_img read more