Roy Keane names three Arsenal players that are a ‘big problem’ for Mikel Arteta Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 28 Sep 2020 11:40 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.4kShares View 5 comments Keane was unimpressed by Arsenal’s back three (Picture: SKY)‘There’s no getting away from that but he will still want some improvement,’ Keane told Sky Sports.‘His hands are tied which is a big problem because he still needs a couple more players in. ‘We saw again tonight that defeneivsly – I still think David Luiz, Kieran Tierney and Rob Holding, there’s big question marks over them. Luiz still has that mistake in 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 ArsenalArteta hopes to add to his squad before the transfer window closes next Monday.Arsenal have submitted two bids for Lyon playmaker Houssem Aouar but neither offer came close to the Ligue 1 club’s valuation of the midfielder.Atletico Madrid ace Thomas Partey remains a priority but the likes of Matteo Guendouzi and Lucas Torreira may have to make way before activating a £45m release clause in the Ghanaian’s contract.MORE: Jurgen Klopp argues with Manchester United legend Roy Keane after Liverpool’s victory over Arsenal Advertisement Mikel Arteta’s side were well beaten by Liverpool (Picture: Getty)Manchester United legend Roy Keane believes Mikel Arteta has a ‘big problem’ on his hands because Kieran Tierney, David Luiz and Rob Holding are not good enough for the Gunners.The Spaniard’s side were beaten 3-1 by Liverpool at Anfield, despite taking the lead in the first half through Alexandre Lacazette.The Frenchman’s strike gave Arsenal something to hold onto but their lead lasted just two minutes as Sadio Mane equalised before Andrew Robertson put the Reds ahead going into the half-time break.Arsenal stayed in the game but as they pushed forward for an equaliser, Diogo Jota capitalised on the extra space by wrapping up the victory.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe Gunners have made improvements under Arteta but Keane believes that the defensive trio that started in a back three at Anfield underline how far the club have to go.
GUYANA will be represented by a three-man delegation, which left the country yesterday, at this week’s FIFA/CONCACAF annual referees Instructors and Assessors courses set for the Hilton Rose Hall Resort and Spa in Montego Bay, St James.Head of the Guyana Football Federation’s (GFF) Refereeing Department, Stanley Lancaster, Referee Assessor Roy Mc Arthur,and Referee Instructor Lindley Langhorne,will be attending the courses which run from September 27th to October 4th.All three will participate in the FIFA/FUTURO III course for Referees Instructors and Fitness Instructors,which runs from September 27th to October 1st. The CONCACAF Assessors course will be held between October 2nd and 4th and will be attended by Mc Arthur and Lancaster.The objective of the annual courses, practical and theory, is to build the capacities of the Referee Instructors and Assessors by exposing them to the latest scientific methods and practices for instructing, teaching,and assessing.Sessions will also look at the revised FIFA Laws of the Game and their interpretations.Participants will be facilitated by FIFA’s Regional Development Officer/ Technical Instructor, Peter Pendergast and FIFA’s Fitness Instructor, Allan Morgan Browne. (Ras Wadada).
Member of the GFA Executive Council, Frederick Acheampong, believes CAF’s introduction of its maiden women’s Champions league in 2021 will improve the competitive nature of the women’s league in Ghana.This is the first time CAF will be organizing an interclub competition for women’s football and forms part of strategies to improve and increase awareness for the women’s game on the continent.Acheampong says the decision proves that efforts being put in to develop the women’s game is yielding something positive.“It only speaks volumes of the willingness of people involved in African football to try and develop the women’s game,” Acheampong said in an interview with Citi Sports.“Ghana is one of the countries to have taken the women’s game very seriously; there are countries that don’t play women’s league at all, so it means that now it is yielding something positive,“In Ghana we play the women’s elite league but the winner goes nowhere so I think that it will also urge in terms of the competitive level of the competition, knowing that if you win the elite league, you will be participating in the CAF women’s champions league, I think that it is a very positive thing.”The National Women’s League had concluded its first round and was preparing to resume the second round when football activities were suspended in the country on March 15.The GFA on 30th June announced it was annulling the 2019/2020 season.
Two rivals in the sports fraternity were united at the one-week celebration of ace broadcaster, Kwadwo Asare Baffuor Acheampong also known as KABA. President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi and his avowed critic, Patrick Osei Agyemang commonly known as Countryman Songo embraced and danced to demonstrate their unity to the excitement of the crowd at the one-week celebration of the late presenter.This comes after President of the GFA launched a $2m libel suit against Multimedia Group Limited (MGL) for allegedly being described on its platforms as the ‘head of a mafia’. Nyantakyi, who is also Vice President of Confederation of African Football (CAF), sued two of its journalists, Patrick Osei Agyeman and Kofi Asare Brako also known as Abatay (who now works with Atinka FM) for consistently defaming him for years on the Multimedia Group owned radio station Asempa FM.Nyantakyi claimed Asempa FM – a local-language FM station owned by MGL – tarnished his image in a series of broadcasts involving both journalists.But the neutrality and professionalism of KABA though no more was able to unite these two who had vowed never to see eye-to-eye. Mr Nyantakyi after expressing his condolence to the late KABA’s family and the Multimedia Group also donated ¢2000 and 20 boxes of bottled water to support the funeral of the late Asempa FM presenter.The families of KABA and those of Valentina are here with a unity of purpose – to give a befitting one week to the departed soul of the once bubbly broadcaster.