Paul Merson reveals his biggest Arsenal ‘worry’ and urges Brendan Rodgers to replace Unai Emery

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 3 Dec 2019 10:38 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link147Shares The Gunners could only draw with Norwich City at the weekend (Picture: Getty)Under interim head coach Freddie Ljungberg, the Gunners drew 2-2 with Premier League relegation-battlers Norwich City on Sunday to remain just eighth in the table.ADVERTISEMENTReflecting on the underwhelming performance, Merson told Sky Sports: ‘It was not good enough [Arsenal’s defending at Norwich].AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I worry for Arsenal as I just do not think the players are good enough. I feel sorry for them as they are playing at a big football club and they are so far out of their depth.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‘It is sad to watch now and I feel for the fans. All good teams start from the front.‘You look at Liverpool and their front free are the best closing-down front three that you will see in any league. You look at Arsenal and there is no closing down up front.‘There are loads of players sitting there now thinking, “I’d like to play against Arsenal.” And that is not right.’ Paul Merson has urged Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers to join Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Paul Merson has urged Brendan Rodgers to replace Unai Emery at Arsenal.But the Gunners legend says the level of Arsenal’s squad is a major ‘worry’, with a number of players ‘so far out of their depth’.Arsenal largely struggled under former manager Emery and the Spaniard’s 18-month reign came to an end on Friday morning as he was sacked. Commentcenter_img Paul Merson reveals his biggest Arsenal ‘worry’ and urges Brendan Rodgers to replace Unai Emery Advertisement Ljungberg gives presser after Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with NorwichTo 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 5:06FullscreenLjungberg gives presser after Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Norwichhttps://metro.co.uk/video/ljungberg-gives-presser-arsenals-2-2-draw-norwich-2060662/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.Leicester City manager Rodgers has emerged as one of the leading candidates to take over at Arsenal on a full-time basis.And Merson has urged the former Celtic and Liverpool boss to ignore the current Premier League table and secure a move to north London as Emery’s successor.‘He [Rodgers] is happy and Leicester are the best team in the league at the moment,’ Merson added.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘Do not look at the next six months though, you have to look at the all-round picture and the next five years.‘This [Arsenal] is a big, big football club. He has managed Liverpool, but Arsenal are one of the top 10 clubs in Europe and in my opinion, I think he does [take the job].‘Do not let the points gap between them now cloud your judgement.’Arsenal return to Premier League action on Thursday night with a home match against Brighton.MORE: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain reveals what’s wrong with Arsenal’s mentalityMORE: Brendan Rodgers sends ‘clear’ message to Arsenal about replacing Unai Emerylast_img read more

Nigerian Fan Seeks Political Asylum in Russia

first_imgThe 31-year-old citizen of Nigeria arrived to Russia for the World Cup before asking police in the Perovo district of Moscow for political asylum, the RBC news agency reported, citing an unnamed police source.“The man said that he had participated in anti-government protests in his country and that his life was currently threatened by Nigerian government forces,” the police source was cited as saying.The asylum request has been transferred to a local migration services branch of the Interior Ministry, RBC reported.According to Russian law, political asylum requests are granted by presidential decree. (NAN)Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram A football fan from Nigeria has reportedly requested political asylum in Russia, citing fears of political persecution in his home country, the Moscow Times reports.Human rights groups say it is difficult for asylum seekers to obtain refugee status in Russia, with only 582 people admitted as refugees in 2017, the lowest number in the past decade.Since the World Cup began, dozens of people who entered Russia using World Cup fan identity documents have attempted to enter neighboring European countries and request asylum.last_img read more