Before the game or at half-time he would tell me to relax, to just play with confidence and enjoy it. I probably think that’s the best advice he’s given me because it helped me in my game. “He is coming in to do his training sessions, eat with the players and prepare for matches so it’s more or less the same rhythm he had when he was at Monaco – except for living in the hotel”.
Paul Merson is tipping Arsenal to signal their title credentials by claiming a 2-1 victory over Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
When asked how big a difference Cech’s signing can make for Arsenal, the Spaniard said: “I think he is a great ‘keeper, one of the best in the world“.
Keane was distinctly unimpressed with Arsenal’s lacklustre performance in their 3-2 defeat against Greek side Olympiakos in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Since his return after the unsettling summer transfer saga, De Gea has been in fine form for United, producing a string of fine saves to re-emphasise his position as the best goalkeeper in the division. Alexis Sanchez’s 38 shots are the most from any Premier League player so far this season, resulting in a disappointing strike-rate of just 8% by the 26-year-old. And a trip to Arsenal on Sunday is the flawless platform for Louis van Gaal’s side to justify – and fortify – its spot at the summit. “We now have to try to win the remaining matches in the group”. United haven’t been incredible but they haven’t done anything wrong.
Red Devils midfielder Morgan Schneiderlin earlier this week suggested the team are starting to silence the doubters.
“He has also selected (United defender) Phil Jones, who still needs minutes, so I am happy he can do that with the England squad”.
“We only have ourselves to blame for conceding them and now we have to rest, work harder, and then on Sunday come back and have a good game”, added Gabriel.
However, the 64-year-old believes now is not the time for nostalgia. “They are there to make judgemental comments”. Introducing yoghurt as a necessity before and after meals, in order to combat bacteria, was just one of the dietary alterations Wenger made, while introducing protein as the key component to the players’ diets also proved important.
“To come out of this we need to be all together, and for everyone to give a little more“, said Costa, who played against Porto but completes his three-match ban in the Southampton fixture.
The France worldwide scored on his debut against Liverpool and has gone on to score four goals in his first six games.
And he said: “Having had what I have had, it was the wisest decision“.