Arsenal board give Unai Emery four matches to save his job

first_imgArsenal board give Unai Emery four matches to save his job Advertisement Comment Advertisement Emery is facing increasing pressure from supporters (Picture: Getty)Nevertheless, the pressure remains on Emery’s position and the Mirror report that he has the month of November to convince the Arsenal board to stick with him.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Gunners face Vitoria in the Europa League on Thursday before their trip to face Leicester.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 ArsenalArsenal then have a winnable-looking fixture at home against Southampton after the international break before hosting Frankfurt at the Emirates.Beyond the poor results, there’s also a sense that Emery simply hasn’t progressed in other elements of the club since replacing Arsene Wenger in 2018.The Gunners are conceding more, scoring less and lack a coherent identity under the Spaniard this term.MORE: Serge Aurier AND Son Heung-min could have been given red cards after Andre Gomes injury, says Mark Clattenburg Metro Sport ReporterMonday 4 Nov 2019 8:49 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.9kShares Unai Emery is clinging onto his job (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Unai Emery has been give four matches to convince the board he remains the right man for the club.The Spaniard’s position has come under increasing scrutiny in recent weeks with Arsenal winning just three of their last nine league matches.Saturday’s 1-1 draw against Wolves means the Gunners are already six points off the top four and they face rivals Leicester City at the KingPower Stadium next weekend.The club have distanced themselves from claims that they have opened talks with Jose Mourinho over replacing Emery but the pressure remains on the Spaniard.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Syracuse to play at Minnesota in ACC/Big Ten Women’s Basketball Challenge

first_img Published on June 11, 2018 at 1:01 pm Contact Billy: [email protected] | @Wheyen3 Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse will meet Minnesota for the first time in the programs’ histories on Nov. 29 in the ACC/Big Ten Women’s Basketball Challenge, SU Athletics announced in a release. The Orange will travel and play in Minneapolis for the game between two 2017 NCAA Tournament teams.The Orange has not won on the road in its two prior ACC/Big Ten Challenge games, while it has won all three of the contests it has played at home. Most recently, Syracuse beat Northwestern in 2017 behind 55 combined points from Tiana Mangakahia and Miranda Drummond.Minnesota is 4-7 in its history in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. In 2017, the Golden Gophers were 78-68 victors over a Boston College team that finished 7-23.Last season, Syracuse and Minnesota both made it to the NCAA Tournament. The Orange was knocked off in the first round by Oklahoma State, while the Golden Gophers beat Green Bay before falling to Oregon in the second round.The Golden Gophers return three of their top four scorers, including do-it-all guard Kenisha Bell, who averaged 20.0 points, 6.8 assists, 5.4 rebounds and 2.6 steals per game in the 2017-18 season. Minnesota will be under the tutelage of former Golden Gophers and current Minnesota Lynx star, Lindsay Whalen, who returns to her alma mater as a first-time head coach.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse brings back its top seven scorers from a season ago, including the country’s assists leader, Mangakahia. The Orange and head coach Quentin Hillsman also bring in what ESPN ranked as the No. 8 recruiting class in the nation. Commentslast_img read more

Mourinho fears United succumbing to pressure after third straight loss

first_imgLONDON (AP):The footballing divide in Manchester is becoming clearer a month into the season.On the blue side, Pep Guardiola is thriving at the start of his Manchester City career with five wins out of five in the Premier League.On the red side, Jose Mourinho is discovering the toils David Moyes and Louis van Gaal endured trying to live up to Alex Ferguson’s high achievements during his 26-year reign.After opening the campaign with three successive wins, the record 20-time English champions have now lost three games in around a week.A 3-1 loss at Watford yesterday – ending a 30-year unbeaten run against the club based north of London – followed a losing start to the Europa League on Thursday at Feyenoord in the Netherlands. The miserable sequence started last Saturday by losing the first Manchester derby of the season to Guardiola’s City.”I feel that some individuals probably feel the pressure and responsibility too much,” Mourinho said at Vicarage Road.”We started the season very well with (winning) the Community Shield and three victories in a row in the Premier League, the best start that a new manager has had at Manchester United I think.”But was I thinking that my team was ready, perfect, unbeatable? Not at all. I was completely aware that we were not perfect, with lots of players who are not end products and can make their own mistakes.”Although 18-year-old Marcus Rashford marked his first start of the season for Mourinho by cancelling out Etienne Capoue’s opener, Watford surged back in front in the 83rd minute at Vicarage Road. Substitute Camilo Zuniga scored within a minute of coming off the bench and Troy Deeney netted a penalty in the fifth minute of stoppage time.It’s only five games into the Premier League season but United are already six points behind the leaders – Guardiola’s City.”We have to improve, no doubt, individually and collectively,” Mourinho said. “And that’s my job.”If not, United could be missing out on the top-four again and face another season out of the Champions League. But there’s a long way to go in the season.Here is a look at yesterday’s other games:TOTTENHAM 1, SUNDERLAND 0Moyes is trying to revive a reputation tarnished by his time at United at a club renowned for its struggle to stay in the Premier League. Five games into the season and Sunderland only have one point after this fourth loss.It was a mixed day for Tottenham. Harry Kane scored in consecutive league games for the first time since March by tapping into Sunderland’s goal in the second half. But the league’s top scorer in the last campaign was stretchered off toward the end of the fixture at White Hart Lane with an ankle injury.Kane left the stadium on crutches and Tottenham is waiting to discover the extent of the injury after scans today.CRYSTAL PALACE 4, STOKE 1Like Sunderland, Stoke have only a solitary point after being condemned to a fourth straight league loss on a trip to south London.Stoke collapsed inside 11 minutes at Selhurst Park, with goals from James Tomkins and Scott Dann seizing control of the game. Another goal burst came in the second half when James McArthur and Andros Townsend netted inside four minutes, while Marko Arnautovic got Stoke’s only goal, in stoppage time.SOUTHAMPTON 1, SWANSEA 0Claude Puel’s wait for a win as Southampton manager is over, thanks to Charlie Austin’s goal. The substitute striker also got the south-coast club’s Europa League campaign off to a bright start on Thursday by netting twice against Sparta Prague.Southampton have five points from five Premier League games, while Swansea are a point behind.last_img read more