Dennis Bergkamp praises Mikel Arteta and opens door to Arsenal return

first_imgAdvertisement Dennis Bergkamp praises Mikel Arteta and opens door to Arsenal return Metro Sport ReporterThursday 23 Jul 2020 9:50 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link10.7kShares Arsenal 0 – 1 Aston Villa: Mikel Arteta post-match 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 7:37FullscreenArsenal 0 – 1 Aston Villa: Mikel Arteta post-match press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/arsenal-0-1-aston-villa-mikel-arteta-post-match-press-conference-2214984/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.‘It might be a bit too early, but you never know. We’ll see what comes my way.‘At the moment there hasn’t been any contact about that, but as soon as I make my decision, let’s see what happens.‘Of course it would be ideal at Arsenal – I spent 11 years there and have a good feeling with the club.’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 CityBergkamp also said he is ‘really interested’ in Mikel Arteta’s project at Arsenal. The Spaniard replaced Unai Emery in the Emirates hot-seat in December.‘I’m really interested in Mikel Arteta and how he’s doing at Arsenal, as there have been signs that he wants to change their philosophy,’ Bergkamp added.‘It looked good in the few matches I watched earlier in the year. But my future, who knows? In football, one day is not the same as the other.’Arsenal face Watford on the final day of the season this weekend before taking on London rivals Chelsea in the FA Cup final.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Saka rewarded for breakthrough season with new Arsenal squad numberMORE: Lacazette explains differences between Arsenal managers Mikel Arteta and Unai Emery Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp and current Gunners manager Mikel Arteta (Pictures: Getty)Dennis Bergkamp has revealed he is interested in making a return to English football and says his former club Arsenal would be his ideal destination.Netherlands legend Bergkamp established himself as one of Arsenal’s greatest players after joining the club from Inter Milan in 1995, winning three Premier League titles and three FA Cups in his 11-year spell in north London.Following his retirement, Bergkamp – now 51 – returned to boyhood club Ajax to join their coaching team.The Gunners hero left that role in 2017, however, and insists he is now interested in a return to coaching, ideally at his former club Arsenal.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘When the time is right, I’d love to go back and get a role somewhere,’ he told FourFourTwo.‘At the moment we’re great in Holland. I’ve got a young family and have been out of coaching for a little while now.‘But I must admit, I have the urge to go on the pitch again and help, whether it’s with the technical or coaching staff.  Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Read More →

Bartz is best at Shawano

first_imgSHAWANO, Wis. (April 27) – Jordan Bartz raced her way to victory lane on opening night Satur­day at Shawano Speedway.  Bartz led the rest of the way for the victory. Bryce Clements raced his way to second, while Magnin battled back from the tail of the field to finish the race in third.  Jordan Bartz scored the season-opening Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod victory Saturday at Shawano Speedway. Teagan Wudstrack and Bartz swapped the lead back and forth multiple times over the next two laps before Bartz ultimately established herself in the point position.  By Scott Owen  Cole Magnin led the first two laps of the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature before losing the handle and bringing out the caution flag. Magnin restarted at the tail of the field.  Benji LaCrosse led every lap of the IMCA Modified feature while Jeremy Christians regained the lead late in the race to win the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car main event.last_img read more

Read More →

Women’s World Cup 2019: Megan Rapinoe explains USWNT’s celebrations amid criticism

first_imgMegan Rapinoe has voiced her opinion on a wide range of issues that span beyond women’s soccer.But Saturday, before the United States women’s national team faces Netherlands in the World Cup final, she addressed something that has been a big topic of conversation as the team blazes through to what they hope is a fourth world title. Rapinoe herself has taken criticism for goal celebrations, but she offered a simple explanation in a long-winded answer that addressed some of the underlying issues.The veteran midfielder simply said, “We work hard and play hard.” Related News ‘Game of Thrones’ star Sophie Turner slams ‘haters’ of Alex Morgan’s tea-sipping homage Women’s World Cup 2019 preview: What to know, how to watch USWNT vs. Netherlands final Rapinoe, who has scored five goals in this World Cup including consecutive braces in the knockout wins against Spain and host France, was absent from the semifinal victory Tuesday over England because of a slight hamstring strain.In the USWNT’s win, Alex Morgan received flak for her tea-sipping celebration. But Rapinoe didn’t bat an eye. In fact, she encourages her teammates to celebrate.When asked if the hostility comes because society is not ready to deal with confident women, Rapinoe agreed.”I definitely think that’s part of it I think we have a particular lightness about us that maybe people take as aloofness or thinking that we’re too good or whatever,” she said. “I think so much of what we have to shoulder all of the time is heavy. It’s no secret that we’re the leaders in the women’s game in a lot of different issues — equality and pay equality, gender issues and just at large our team has been very open and very willing to get in any kind of equality fight.”So when we get the chance to play and showcase our skillset and be free on the field, we work hard and play hard. We think the game should be played with exuberance. The whole point of the game is to score a goal. I actually get on my teammates sometimes like you guys have got to pick your game, you can’t score a goal and be like, yeah, I scored a goal. It’s the whole point.” Women’s World Cup 2019: Megan Rapinoe takes aim at FIFA over prize money gap, finals scheduling Rapinoe has 157 caps on the USWNT and appeared in the 2011 World Cup, where the team finished as runner ups, and again in the 2015 tournament where the women claimed their most recent title. But she recognized not everyone will get opportunities to appear in multiple events, which is one of the reasons she eggs on the goal scorers.”I think that dynamic is playing a lot. Obviously, we have to take on a lot off the field. When we get our chance, especially at the World Cup, this comes every four years. Nothing is guaranteed. Some players might only play in one, you’re lucky if you get to play in multiple. This is the most incredible stage you can ever be on as a football player and we are going to enjoy it no matter what.”last_img read more

Read More →

Philippe Coutinho left out of Liverpool’s travelling squad for Hoffenheim clash

first_imgLiverpool attacking midfielder Philippe Coutinho was not included in the 22-man travelling squad for the first leg of their Champions League play-off against Hoffenheim, the Premier League club said on Monday.According to reports in British media, Barcelona target Coutinho submitted a transfer request last week after Liverpool rejected a second bid worth 100 million euros ($117.96 million) from the La Liga club.Coutinho also missed Liverpool’s 3-3 draw at Watford on Saturday due to a back injury, with manager Juergen Klopp conceding he had no control over the 25-year-old’s future at the club.Reuters PhotoUnder current UEFA rules, Coutinho’s participation in the play-off round against Hoffenheim would not jeopardise a move in the current transfer window. The Brazil international will remain eligible to feature for another club in next month’s Champions League group-stage.The Merseyside club will also be without striker Daniel Sturridge, who has failed to recover from a thigh injury sustained during the pre-season.Hoffenheim host Liverpool at the Rhein-Neckar-Arena on Tuesday before the two sides meet again at Anfield next week.last_img read more

Read More →