Ian Wright takes subtle swipe at Granit Xhaka after Arsenal’s draw with Tottenham

first_img Full Screen Advertisement Coming Next Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Top articles About Connatix V67539 Ian Wright takes subtle swipe at Granit Xhaka after Arsenal’s draw with Tottenham Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Comment Metro Sport ReporterMonday 2 Sep 2019 10:26 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.7kShares SPONSORED Read More Arsenal 2-2 Tottenham: Mauricio Pochettino 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 6:48FullscreenArsenal 2-2 Tottenham: Mauricio Pochettino press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/arsenal-2-2-tottenham-mauricio-pochettino-press-conference-1997084/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: Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp won’t be speaking to Mohamed Salah after Sadio Mane outburst / Read More Read More Skip Ad Xhaka’s clumsy foul allowed Harry Kane to double Tottenham’s lead (Picture: Sky Sports)Xhaka sent a message to Arsenal fans after the final whistle, claiming he was ‘angry’ with himself for the mistake he made in the first half.‘Thanks for the amazing support inside the Emirates,’ Xhaka wrote on Instagram.‘We showed a lot of character and you helped us to come back into the game.‘For the penalty I made a mistake – I’m of course angry about it but I will never give up!’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesAsked about Xhaka’s costly error, Emery said: ‘In 90 minutes I am very proud of his work.‘Some mistakes we can have and I want to use to progress and improve.‘There are more positive things collectively, individually and also with Xhaka for me.‘The penalty is really one action that is very disappointing. He worked very well. He played very well. If we won the match maybe we’d speak about the mistakes less.’ 1/1 Video Settings Read More Advertisement Granit Xhaka’s foul allowed Harry Kane to double Tottenham’s lead over Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Ian Wright couldn’t resist having a pop at Granit Xhaka as he showered Matteo Guendouzi with praise following Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham.Xhaka’s clumsy challenge on Son Heung-min inside the penalty area gave Spurs the chance to add to Christian Eriksen’s opening strike and Harry Kane made no mistake from the resulting spot-kick.Alexandre Lacazette dragged Arsenal back into the game with a goal just before half-time and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang went on to rescue a point for Unai Emery’s side, volleying home an exquisite ball from Guendouzi in the 71st minute.Xhaka, who wore the captain’s armband at the Emirates, was widely criticised for his reckless tackle on Son, while Guendouzi – who he played alongside in midfield – was hailed for one of his best performances in an Arsenal shirt.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Arsenal 2-2 Tottenham: Unai Emery 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 7:47FullscreenArsenal 2-2 Tottenham: Unai Emery press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/arsenal-2-2-tottenham-unai-emery-press-conference-1997076/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.Wright then had a thinly-veiled dig at Xhaka which did not go unnoticed by Match of the Day 2 presenter Mark Chapman.‘If you’re going to ground, win it. People in his team can learn that to be honest,’ Wright said as he continued his analysis of Guendouzi’s impressive showing.Chapman asked: ‘Would that be a fellow midfielder by any chance?’‘Exactly,’ Wright replied. Read More Skip by Metro 1 min. story 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 CityFormer Arsenal striker Wright was one of the many to speak in glowing terms about Guendouzi’s display in the north London derby.‘People say he’s playing too many games but, when you look at the way he plays, he looks to get the ball into areas where he can hurt the opposition and that is what Arsenal need, especially with the forwards Arsenal have,’ Wright said on Match of the Day 2.‘If he scores this [chance to equalise in 56th minute] it would have been the perfect midfield performance from him.‘I think the problem with Unai is that he doesn’t know his best midfield trio, but Matteo Guendozui has got to be playing.’ PLAY last_img read more

Marshall may consult Lambert

first_imgAston Villa caretaker boss Scott Marshall has admitted he may consult former manager Paul Lambert ahead of his first game in charge. “He’s given me some good opportunities at Norwich and here. This is new to me. Maybe sometime in the future maybe I’ll be a better coach for it. “It’s a big job, the boss (Lambert) will tell you that. It’ll be a big challenge for somebody.” He has skipper Ron Vlaar available after a knee injury and may recall after he started the last two games on the bench. “I thought Christian looked better when he came off the bench against Hull, we had that conversation after the game and the determination is there. We’ll take it from there,” added Marshall. “We’re still a couple of days away. We’ve not really made any decisions yet. I’ve got a few ideas in my head and we’re going to pick a team to try to win the game.” Lambert was sacked on Wednesday after just two wins from 21 Barclays Premier League games left Villa third from bottom. The club are understood to favour a long-term appointment with ex-Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood the bookies’ favourite. But Marshall, who is yet to speak to chairman Randy Lerner since taking over, said he would draw on contacts for advice ahead of the fifth round tie and one could be Lambert. He said: “If I had a conversation and asked him something I’m sure he’d be a positive help. “You can only explain so much to get advice back but you try and call upon all your experiences before and try to make the best decision going forward. That’s what I’m trying to do now. “I’m pretty sure we’ll have another conversation before the game.” Marshall believes Villa need an experienced manager to help them beat the drop, effectively ruling himself out, and admitted the situation of succeeding his friend Lambert, who he also worked with at Norwich, has been tough. “I wouldn’t say comfortable. It’s not something I wanted in any shape or form, my respect for the boss is there,” he said. The first-team coach, who has temporarily replaced the sacked Lambert, is set to be in control for Sunday’s FA Cup visit of Leicester. Former Arsenal defender Marshall has never managed before and is being assisted by goalkeeping coach Andy Marshall and under-21 boss Gordon Cowans. Press Associationlast_img read more