Arteta dig at Spurs as he claims trophyless Kane proves Aubameyang is world class

first_imgMIKEL ARTETA took a completely unprovoked swipe at Tottenham as he attempted to prove Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is world class.Gary Neville recently revealed the Arsenal star isn’t considered a Premier League great due to his lack of silverware.2 Arteta has taken a swipe at Spurs to prove Aubameyang is world-classBut Arteta roared back, claiming if Harry Kane is considered to be a Premier League great despite playing for trophy-shy Spurs, the Aubameyang should be thought of similarly.In reference to his lack of trophies at Arsenal, Neville had claimed: “[Aubameyang is] not mentioned as world class.”We don’t mention him as a Premier League great, but I think we have to.”When told of this, Arteta hit back – using trophy-shy arch-rivals Tottenham as the perfect example to prove why his own star is a true great.After hearing of Neville’s comments, the Gunners boss said: “Yeah, but Harry Kane has scored 30 goals and never won the Premier League, you know?“There are a lot of good examples of players that do phenomenally, but unfortunately there are a lot of top teams in this country and only one wins the league.”So you can’t have everything in life.“I think they do talk but obviously with top players who are playing at clubs that are winning constantly, there is more impact on that.“But we all know how good Auba is. It is remarkable what he is doing and how consistent he has been over the years to do it.”That is very, very difficult to do. I think we all appreciate, at least at the club, his value and what he brings to us.”MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesAubameyang is currently the league’s joint-top-scorer, along with Jamie Vardy, having netted 17 times this season – one ahead of Sergio Aguero.Having worked closely with Aguero during his time as Pep Guardiola’s No2 at Manchester City, Arteta revealed he believes Aubameyang to be right up there with the Argentine legend.The Spaniard continued: “I wouldn’t like to compare but what I can say with Auba is that he’s right there with the best of the scorers in this league.“In the last ten years if you look at his record and what he’s done in the game it’s phenomenal. In my opinion he’s up there with the best.2MORE ARSENAL STORIESLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesCONT ME OUTArsenal’s Lacazette ‘not interested’ in joining Inter as Martinez’s replacementGossipINTERESTED PARTEYArsenal ‘most interested’ in Thomas Partey but coronavirus delays talksGUNNER GOLuiz ‘has to go’, Saliba ‘a concern’ and Mustafi not at right ‘level’, says KeownAT YOUR BOC AND CALLTorreira reveals ‘dream and desire’ to one day play for Boca JuniorsWRIGHTY’S OUTRAGEIan Wright says video of George Floyd’s death in US left him ‘drained’HOMECOMINGDavid Luiz confirms Benfica talks with Arsenal contract set to expire in JuneGossipBERN IT UPMan Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea on alert after Bernardeschi reveals Prem plansPAIN IN THE ASSEArsenal lose out on starlet Aouchiche as he takes Saint-Etienne medicalLEW BEAUTYTeenage winger George Lewis, 19, signs Arsenal contract after successful trial“I think if he had been top scorer in the league, and won the league, then he would have been voted the best player in the league for sure.“You need both. You need individual performance and you need the collective side of your team as well to support that.“That is where we have to make a step forward to try to convince these top players to want to stay at our club and be successful and be happy.”Mikel Arteta says Arsenal must prove to Aubameyang he should staylast_img read more

That other pandemic that postponed a Betis game

first_imgLaLiga Santander* Data updated as of March 14, 2020 Influenza A, also called influenza, killed more than 18,000 people worldwide between 2009-2010. Then classified also as a ‘pandemic’ by the World Health Organization, influenza did not paralyze Europe the way the coronavirus is doing, but Betis suffered it in their meats in a direct way as it is happening this time with all teams in all competitions.The verdiblancos were active in the Second Division, a category to which they had dropped a few months earlier. On October 30, 2009, the Competition Committee of the Royal Spanish Football Federation accepted his request to postpone the league match against Villarreal B due to influenza A suffered by thirteen of its footballers. The Betic medical services had confirmed through tests that Sergio García, Arzu, Sunny, Carlos García, Nelson, Juande, Damiá, Nano, Caffa, Pavone, Emaná, Fernando Vega and the then-still-youth Israel Bascón were infected. As an insulation measure, Betis had already decided to suspend all training that the Verdiblanco team had to do during that week. In these days of coronavirus, the Heliopolis club has taken the step of not training until Monday and therefore evaluating the possibility of extending that time without meeting. In any case, the verdiblancos soccer players have the recommendation not to leave Seville.last_img read more