Arsenal to land Man United defender? ‘I’d rather sign a block of lard’ say Gooners

first_imgHaving spent a majority of last season left out in the cold, Thomas Vermaelen looks to be nearing the Arsenal exit, with Manchester United rumoured to be offering him a new home at Old Trafford.However, according to reports Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is ready to let his club captain leave for peanuts and is believed to be seeking a cash-plus-player deal that could see one of Phil Jones or Chris Smalling move in the other direction. But what do the fans think of such a proposal? Scroll down below and find out…. 1 Thomas Vermaelen has been linked with the Arsenal exit center_img Arsenal fans, what do you think about the proposed deal? Let us know by commenting below…last_img

Pep hails “good performance” by under-cooked champs

first_img0Shares0000Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is pleased at the manner his players saw off Arsenal despite several of them not being match fit © AFP / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 12 – Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said his players know how to eke out victories even when many are not fully match fit just as they did in getting their title defence off to a winning start with a routine 2-0 victory over Arsenal on Sunday.Goals by Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva sufficed in a match where Guardiola was able to call on the likes of Belgian star Kevin de Bruyne and German international wing Leroy Sane from the substitutes bench. Guardiola, who maintained his unbeaten record against Arsenal’s new manager Unai Emery with seven wins and four draws, said with most of the squad being together for two years they knew what it took to come out on top even if they aren’t in peak physical condition.“We have a lot of players with a lack of condition but we are more than two seasons together and know what to do,” Guardiola told the BBC.“We made a good performance in general and day by day we will get better and better.”Guardiola, who opened the domestic season with a 2-0 victory over Chelsea in last Sunday’s Community Shield, said he was pleased to have emerged victorious in what on paper was a tough first encounter against one of the so-called ‘Big Six’.“Every season is a major season and this game was complicated but we played at a high level,” he told Sky Sports.“We created a lot of chances and out performance was good. We keep going.“We are satisfied for many, many reasons.“At 1-0 we found a goal maybe we didn’t deserve but in the first half we deserved to score two or three more.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more