Unai Emery wants to sign Eric Bailly in massive revamp of Arsenal defence

first_imgThe Ivory Coast international is surplus to requirements at Man United (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has made Eric Bailly his top target to strengthen Arsenal’s leaky defence this summer and believes he can snap up the Manchester United defender for a cut-price fee.The 25-year-old centre-back had a promising first season at the club under Jose Mourinho but soon lost his place, while he has also failed to impress Ole Gunnar Solskjaer since the Norwegian took charge.Despite United’s own problems at the back, Bailly has only started one Premier League match since the turn of the year and has not even made an appearance since the start of March. Metro Sport ReporterThursday 25 Apr 2019 11:48 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link386Shares Comment Emery has been frustrated by Arsenal’s defending and wants reinforcements (Picture: Getty)But The Sun report that Emery is a huge fan of the Ivory Coast international and is ‘desperate’ to bring him in as part of a massive revamp of Arsenal’s back-line.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe Gunners were once again ripped apart against Wolves, with the hosts scoring three times in a ruthless first half to dent Arsenal’s top-four hopes.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 CityEmery has been an admirer of former Villarreal defender Bailly for some time, having faced off against him while in charge of Sevilla.The north Londoners believe they will be able to get Bailly for a bargain price, with Solskjaer happy to sell and raise funds for incomings of his own. Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Unai Emery wants to sign Eric Bailly in massive revamp of Arsenal defence Bailly has failed to win over Solskjaer and will be allowed to leave the club (Picture: Getty)Arsenal intend to open negotiations at £20million, which is significantly less than United paid to sign him back in 2016.French side Lyon are also interested in Bailly and could rival the Gunners, with United preferring to sell aboard rather than strengthen a rival, while they have an existing relationship after selling Memphis Depay and Rafael in recent years.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorslast_img read more

Arsenal and Tottenham interested in Thomas Strakosha with Lazio ready to consider offers

first_imgArsenal and Tottenham interested in Thomas Strakosha with Lazio ready to consider offers Comment Metro Sport ReporterThursday 13 Jun 2019 10:24 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link18Shares Advertisement Thomas Strakosha has caught the eye for Lazio (Picture: LightRocket via Getty Images)Arsenal and Tottenham are tracking Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha this summer, with the 24-year-old reportedly interested in a move to the Premier League.The Albania international has become a fixture in the Lazio side over the last two-and-a-half years, making 122 appearances for the Rome club.According to Italian publication La Gazzetta dello Sport, Liverpool were interested in his services last year, but chose to move for Alisson Becker instead.However, there are still suitors from the Premier League with both north London sides weighing up moves for the stopper.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Strakosha won the Coppa Italia with Lazio this year (Picture: Getty Images)Gazzetta report that Lazio do not want to let their first choice keeper go, but would be willing to do a deal for the right price – that price is thought to be around €25m (£22m).AdvertisementAdvertisementThat is pretty much the same amount of money Arsenal paid for Bernd Leno last summer, so they may be put off by paying the same price for a number two goalkeeper.Spurs have money to spend after reaching the Champions League final and making it back into the competition for next season and are looking for a long-term replacement for Hugo Lloris in goal.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 CityStrakosha finished the season with an Achilles problem which saw him play through the pain to win the Coppa Italia with Lazio, keeping a clean sheet as his side won 2-0 over Atalanta.The 6 ft 4 in stopper began his career at Greek club Panionios, from where Lazio snapped him up for a small fee as a 17-year-old.He is under contract until 2022 so Lazio are under no pressure to let their number one leave, although Gazzetta suggest that he is very tempted by a move to England.MORE: Borussia Dortmund star Mario Gotze responds to Arsenal transfer speculationMORE: Manchester United ask about Joao Cancelo in talks with Juventus over Paul Pogbalast_img read more

Liverpool and Arsenal submit offers to sign Lille winger Nicolas Pepe

first_imgLiverpool and Arsenal submit offers to sign Lille winger Nicolas Pepe Nicolas Pepe is wanted by Liverpool and Arsenal (Getty Images)Arsenal and Liverpool have submitted offers to sign Lille winger Nicolas Pepe, according to reports in France.The 24-year-old is one of the most in-demand attackers this summer following his impressive season for Lille in which he scored 22 goals in Ligue 1.Lille are open to selling their star player but are holding out for an €80 million (£70.9m) transfer fee following interest from several clubs.According to L’Equipe, Lille have received concrete offers from Liverpool, Arsenal and Inter for Pepe and are now waiting for the winger’s representatives to reveal their decision.ADVERTISEMENTThe report claims that all three clubs have tabled bids in the region of €80m (£70.9m). Metro Sport ReporterThursday 18 Jul 2019 10:55 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link119Shares Advertisement Pepe scored 22 goals in Ligue 1 last season (AFP/Getty Images)But Lille will also open negotiations with Atletico Madrid and Napoli in the event that Pepe rejects a move to Liverpool, Arsenal or Inter.AdvertisementAdvertisementEarlier this month, reports claimed that Pepe had not made a decision over his future but the midfielder would prioritise a move to Paris Saint-Germain if it was on the table.PSG have not yet submitted a bid but could make a move if Barcelona are successful in re-signing Neymar.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 CityLiverpool, meanwhile, have only signed sign 17-year-old centre-back Sepp van den Berg from PEC Zwolle for an initial £1.3m this summer and the defender is expected to start his career at Anfield with the academy side.Jurgen Klopp has already admitted that Liverpool could potentially end up not signing a new first-team player before the transfer window closes on August 8.‘I said already, we have to think about everything and in the end maybe we do nothing, but we will see,’ the Liverpool manager said earlier this week.‘Of course, as you can imagine, we will have a look at all the things around us.’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 Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

‘Give him the armband’ – Rob Holding refuses to sign Tottenham shirt and Arsenal fans love it

first_imgCaptain material 😂— Usismama (@Usismamayo) July 23, 2019More: 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 1/1 Read More SPONSORED 1 min. story Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Top articles Rob Holding refused to sign a Tottenham shirt while on Arsenal’s pre-season tour of America (Picture: Arsenal Twitter)Arsenal fans believe Rob Holding has announced himself as an ideal candidate to succeed Laurent Koscielny as club captain after he refused to sign a Tottenham shirt during the pre-season tour of America.The 23-year-old impressed during the first half of last season, cementing a place in Unai Emery’s starting XI before he suffered a cruciate knee ligament injury following a clash with Marcus Rashford last November.Arsenal are hopeful the former Bolton defender will have recovered in time to make his first team return by the end of September which would represent a welcome boost given the uncertainty surrounding Koscielny’s future and Emery’s failure thus far to sign a new centre-half this summer.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘When he decided not to come here with us on tour, the solution is now only for the club and him,’ Emery said following last night’s penalty shootout defeat against Real Madrid. ‘He decided to be out.ADVERTISEMENT Skip Coming Next Read More My captain— gunners guru 19 (@GuruGunners) July 23, 2019 by Metro Read More Comment Read More CAPTAIN HIM RIGHT NOW— Jack Simmons (@JackSimmons101) July 23, 2019 PLAY Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Advertisement / About Connatix V67539 Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 24 Jul 2019 2:43 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.4kShares Video Settings Full Screen 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‘I respect him but I have a responsibility, he has a responsibility, and the club have their responsibility. Now it’s an issue only for the club and him.‘My idea is to continue with the players we are working with, and the players that want to be here.’Koscielny’s likely departure will leave something of a leadership vacuum at Arsenal, but many Gooners believe Holding it capable of stepping into the breach after turning down a request to put his moniker to a Spurs shirt…Just give him the armband.— ❄ (@AmaechiSZN) July 23, 2019 Read More struggling Manchester United captain Harry… ‘Give him the armband’ – Rob Holding refuses to sign Tottenham shirt and Arsenal fans love it Advertisement Skip Adlast_img read more

Arsenal boss Unai Emery not ready to dislodge Sokratis or David Luiz for Rob Holding

first_imgHolding is poised to return to action (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has not given Rob Holding any playing assurances ahead of his return to action, according to reports.Holding is poised to end a ten-month injury nightmare this month and is hopeful he will be involved in Arsenal’s Europa League clash with Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday.Arsenal are in need of defensive reinforcements after David Luiz and Sokratis Papastathopoulos’ dismal start to the season.Luiz and Sokratis have been guilty of a host of individual errors, with both centre-backs enduring a woeful game in the 2-2 draw with Watford last weekend.ADVERTISEMENT Coral BarryTuesday 17 Sep 2019 12:08 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.6kShares Emery reflects on ‘frustrating’ 2-2 draw with WatfordTo 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 7:47FullscreenEmery reflects on ‘frustrating’ 2-2 draw with Watfordhttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-reflects-frustrating-2-2-draw-watford-2006290/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.Emery was not prepared to offer Holding any guarantees about his place or if he would be ahead of Luiz and Sokratis in the centre-back pecking order.However, before Holding picked up his serious knee injury last December, the 23-year-old was a starter under Emery and his return will put further pressure on Sokratis and Luiz.After the a calamitous display against Watford, Sokratis accepted responsibility for Arsenal throwing away a two-goal lead.‘It was my mistake for something simple that I don’t have to do. This was the problem why we lose the three points,’ he said.‘This is all about our responsibility and we have to do better. It was my mistake and without my mistake, we would take three points.‘The other guys tried their best. I don’t have to do this mistake.’Should Unai Emery drop David Luiz?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMore: 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 Luiz and Sokratis are under pressure at Arsenal (Picture: Rex Features)Arsenal were 2-0 up against the Hornets, but Sokratis sparked a spectacular collapse by giving the ball away in his own box.AdvertisementAdvertisementTom Cleverley accepted the gift to cut the deficit in half before Watford completed the comeback from the spot after Luiz had given away a penalty.Despite the crisis at the back, the Daily Mail claim Emery has not told Holding he will replace one of the under-pressure duo. Arsenal boss Unai Emery not ready to dislodge Sokratis or David Luiz for Rob Holdingcenter_img Advertisement Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Unai Emery could lose Arsenal job if Gunners fail to qualify for Champions League

first_imgArsenal have made it clear to Emery he must achieve Champions League football (Picture: Getty)Arsenal’s head of football, Raul Sanllehi, told a fans’ forum on Thursday that they’ve made it clear to Emery what his objectives are this season.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘We said to Unai that we just missed out on qualifying for the Champions League last year, but this year, with a stronger squad, we expect you to do that,’ said Sanllehi.Missing out on the Champions League for a third consecutive season is likely to take Arsenal’s losses over that period to around £100m and they can ill-afford to remain outside of Europe’s elite competition.The Gunners broke their transfer record to sign Nicolas Pepe from Lille for around £72m lats summer but the Ivorian has struggled at the Emirates.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 ArsenalEmery has been backed in the transfer market and in his decisions over the long-term look of the Gunners’ squad.The Spaniard instructed the board to withdraw their contract offer to Aaron Ramsey last term and they’ve backed his decision to ostracise Mesut Ozil from the squad.The German has been left out of the last three matchday squads and the club will listen to offers for him in January.Ozil is unlikely to return to the squad after the international break, when Arsenal face Sheffield United away.MORE: Manchester United suffer another injury blow with Paul Pogba set to be sidelined until November Advertisement Comment Unai Emery has a two-year deal at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal could decide against extending Unai Emery’s contract at the end of the season should the Gunners fail to qualify for the Champions League.The Spaniard signed a two-year deal with the club in 2018 and the Gunners have the option of extending his contract by a further 12 months.The board were satisfied with Emery’s performance during his first year in charge and feel that he was unlucky not to finish with a Champions League spot, be it via the Premier League or through the Europa League.However, having backed Emery in the summer, the club now expect Arsenal to finish in the top four and the Times claim the Spaniard could leave the club if they fail to do so.ADVERTISEMENT Unai Emery could lose Arsenal job if Gunners fail to qualify for Champions League Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 12 Oct 2019 8:51 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.1kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

Arsenal and Tottenham in race to sign Dries Mertens from Napoli

first_img Comment Advertisement Mertens could be available on a free transfer next summer (Getty Images)According to Il Mattino, both Arsenal and Tottenham have registered their interest in signing Mertens.The report claims that both Premier League sides have ‘taken information’ on Mertens ahead of a potential move.AdvertisementAdvertisementBut Juventus, AC Milan and Inter are also reportedly interested in signing the Belgian.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 CitySpeaking about his future last month, Mertens admitted he could leave Napoli at the end of the season.‘I still don’t know what my future will be,’ he said.‘My objective right now is to have a very good season with Napoli. Then we’ll see how things go. There’s still some time left until the end of the season.‘Here at Napoli, I still have seven months left on my contract. I don’t know where I’ll be playing next season.‘At the end of this year, I’ll assess whether to renew my contract or not, but it’s still too early. I’m not in a position to rule anything out.’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 Advertisement Arsenal and Tottenham in race to sign Dries Mertens from Napoli Dries Mertens is wanted by Arsenal and Tottenham (SIPA USA/PA Images)Arsenal and Tottenham are in the race to sign Dries Mertens from Napoli, according to reports.The 32-year-old’s current contract with the Serie A club expires at the end of the season and he is yet to agree a new deal.Mertens is currently in his seventh season at Napoli and is a key part of their attack with 116 goals for the Italian club.But Napoli risk losing the Belgium international next summer with several clubs lining up for his signature.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 13 Nov 2019 11:09 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy linklast_img read more

Lucas Torreira unsettled at Arsenal and wants club to listen to transfer offers

first_imgTorriera has had more of a bit-part role for Arsenal this season (Picture: Getty)According to Calciomercato, the current uncertainty over his place in the team, coupled with Arsenal’s poor form, could see Torreira leave the club.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe 23-year-old is aware of interest from AC Milan and has already made it clear to Arsenal that he wants them to consider any offers.Intriguingly, Milan had been linked with a move for Torreira’s teammate Xhaka following his bust-up with supporters, but it is the Uruguayan they really want.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 ArsenalThe Rossoneri were linked with Torreira in the summer when his old Sampdoria manager Marco Giampaolo was in charge, and that interest has not diluted since Stefano Pioli took over.Torreira has started both of Arsenal’s Premier League matches since Xhaka clashed with fans – against Wolves and Leicester – though was subbed off both times, and he spoke about his situation last month.‘I don’t know whether I’d say it’s frustrating,’ Torreira told reporters about his recent slip down the pecking order. Torreira was affected by Xhaka’s clash with supporters against Crystal Palace (Picture: Getty)‘All players want to play, they obviously want to be in the starting XI – that’s completely normal. But that’s not something that depends on me. It’s down to the coach to make those decisions and really I have to respect that. Right now it’s about not giving up.‘You have to continue working hard and whether I’m playing in the starting XI or from the bench I want to give my all for the team. That’s the kind of player I am. I like to give 100 per cent for the shirt to help my teammates and to give the fans something to cheer about.’MORE: Patrick Vieira backs Granit Xhaka to play again for Arsenal and slams his criticsMORE: Arsenal dressing room have concerns over Unai Emery’s decision to make Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang captainMore: 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 The Uruguayan is open to leaving north London when the window reopens (Picture: Getty)Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira is unsettled at the club and has reportedly asked Gunners bosses to consider any transfer offers for him when the window reopens.The Uruguayan has only started four Premier League matches this season – with Arsenal winning none of those matches – and has routinely been left out of the side in favour of the likes of Granit Xhaka, Matteo Guendouzi and Dani Ceballos.There have been calls from Arsenal fans for Unai Emery to give Torreira a bigger role in the side, while the manager has been tinkering with his position and using him further forward than usual. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 13 Nov 2019 12:35 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link911Sharescenter_img Comment Lucas Torreira unsettled at Arsenal and wants club to listen to transfer offers Advertisementlast_img read more

Premier League clubs told to get ready for season to return in June

first_imgPremier League clubs told to get ready for season to return in June Metro Sport ReporterSunday 5 Apr 2020 11:27 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link44Shares Advertisement The season has been postponed since mid-March (Picture: Getty)Once the rate of new infections begin to fall, the government will be pressurised into a so-called ‘exit strategy’ that would see an easing of the lockdown measures currently in place. AdvertisementAdvertisementThere was even a discussion over whether supporters should be allowed to attend matches but the Premier League is just keen to resume in the most safe manner. With 92 matches remaining and the possibility that large sections of society will still be in self-isolation, there was a discussion over whether matches should be made available to terrestrial television and the matter is ongoing.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 CitySky and BT Sport also want to be able to show more than their allocated share, arguing that live sport would be a boost in morale for the public. Should matters proceed as the Premier League hope, all teams and squads will have to comply to the strictest of measures to see matches played.The arrangement is also dependent on current forecasting and it’s accepted that there could be further postponements if the situation does not improve as expected. MORE: Jesse Lingard desperate to stay at Manchester United despite Arsenal interest The Premier League could return in May (Picture: Getty)The Premier League are in ‘advanced talks’ with the government over plans to resume the season in June.All 20 clubs were told to prepare for a return in June after the Premier League reached a ‘tentative’ agreement with the government that would allow matches to be played behind-closed-doors, according to the Mirror.The season has been suspended since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic reached the UK in early March and there was an initial dispute over how the season should be finished.However, after agreeing that the campaign must be finished by whatever means, the Premier League’s focus has been on a safe return and the government is forecasting for the ‘peak’ of the pandemic to hit in around 10-14 days in the UK.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Mikel Arteta reacts to Arsenal drawing Manchester City in Carabao Cup quarter-final after Liverpool victory

first_imgArteta’s side will play Manchester City (Picture: Getty Images)Mikel Arteta acknowledges his Arsenal side have a ‘big challenge’ ahead of them as they face Manchester City in the quarter-finals of the Carabao Cup.The Gunners beat Liverpool on penalties on Thursday night to progress to the next stage of the competition, with Bernd Leno putting in a Man of the Match display.The German stopper made seven saves to keep the score at 0-0 in normal time and repeated his heroics in the shootout, saving penalties from Divock Origi and Harry Wilson. Leno was the hero in the shootout (Picture: Getty Images)Joe Willock scored the winning spot-kick as his strike wriggled under Reds ‘keeper Adrian to send the Gunners through to the next round.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe luck wasn’t on Arsenal’s side in the draw, however, as they face Man City in the quarters.Arteta got the better of his former mentor Pep Guardiola in the FA Cup semi-final last season, and will be looking for his side to pull off a similar performance again in the Carabao Cup.‘I was here, waiting, enjoying a little bit the victory and now we have to play Manchester City,’ Arteta told Sky Sports after the Liverpool win. ‘It is what it is, there are some top teams now in the competition. Another big challenge and we will get prepared for that.‘We want to take every competition as an opportunity to win a trophy and we have to do that with the club that we represent and we will try to go game by game.’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 ArsenalReacting to Arsenal’s draw, former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp admitted that while Arteta won’t be best pleased with matching up against Man City, he will have faith in his much-improved Gunners side to get the job done.‘There’s a belief, the squad is together, everyone seems to be buying into what he wants and you can see that everyone’s playing for him,’ Redknapp told Sky Sports.‘They know what they’re trying to do. You can also see he’s working with the players on the training pitch because it’s coming off.‘He won’t be delighted with that draw, but he’ll know he’s capable of doing it because they’ve won so many big games recently.’MORE: Arsenal finally agree deal with Atletico Madrid over Lucas Torreira loan moveMORE: Arsenal ready another bid for Houssem Aouar as Lyon star pushes for moveFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Metro Sport ReporterThursday 1 Oct 2020 10:59 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.4kShares Advertisement Comment Advertisement Mikel Arteta reacts to Arsenal drawing Manchester City in Carabao Cup quarter-final after Liverpool victorylast_img read more