Arsene Wenger claims Arsenal have the same problem as Manchester City

first_imgArsene Wenger believes Manchester City are lacking in defence [Picture: BeIN Sports]Arsene Wenger believes Manchester City are experiencing the same struggles as his former side Arsenal in defence.The Frenchman was providing pundity for BeIN Sports for City’s 2-1 win against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu on Wednesday night.Isco gave Real the lead in the second half but a Gabriel Jesus header drew City level before Kevin De Bruyne gave Pep Guardiola’s side one of the most famous victories in the club’s history when he slotted home from the penalty spot seven minutes from time.AdvertisementAdvertisementDespite City’s victory, it was not an entirely positive night as Aymeric Laporte continued his injury-ravaged season by limping out of the game shortly after the half-hour mark.ADVERTISEMENTCity have struggled in Laporte’s absence this season and have been heavily criticised for not buying a centre-back last summer to provide cover for the defender.#ManCity have the same problem Wenger had at Arsenal!#beINUCL #RMAMCI pic.twitter.com/Wv79mred6u— beIN SPORTS (@beINSPORTS_EN) February 26, 2020But Wenger says he suffered a similar problem at Arsenal, where he found there simply wasn’t a wealth of options in the transfer market to strengthen in defence.‘I think Man City spent a lot of money on defenders,’ said Wenger.‘If you look over four or five years they spent a huge amount of money. That shows that it’s not easy to find the defenders who strengthen their team. Everybody is looking for defenders.‘When I was at Arsenal everybody says “Well you have to find defenders” but we’re sitting there saying; ‘well, big defenders are not anymore easy to find even with a lot of money’.‘They have disappeared and that’s why they have a job to do there. If they lose Laporte until the end of the season it could be a handicap for them in the Champions League. The Premier League is decided so that has gone, now their target they have the quality to win the Champions League but of course they need to be solid defensively’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 ArsenalPep Guardiola paired Nicolas Otamendi alongside Laporte from the start in Madrid, starting Fernandinho on the bench instead.Madrid had various opportunities to double their lead but they were left to rue their charitable finishing when Jesus equalised.Sergio Ramos complained of a push before the goal but VAR found no reason to overturn the referee’s decision and the Spanish defender compounded a poor night for Madrid by receiving a red card in the dying minutes for bringing down Riyad Mahrez when he was through on goal.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer invites Tyson Fury to give speech to Manchester United squad Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 26 Feb 2020 11:08 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.4kShares Advertisement Arsene Wenger claims Arsenal have the same problem as Manchester Citycenter_img Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Body of pilot flown to City

first_imgPlane crash over Mahdia… family members hold private memorial serviceDespite rough weather and harsh terrain, the body of Captain Imran Khan was recovered and flown to the city at around 08:00hrs on Tuesday. His family indicated that they would be having a private memorial service on Tuesday afternoon, and that details of his burial are yet to be sorted out.Captain Imran KhanThe body departed Mahdia by an Air Services Limited Caravan for Ogle, and arrived at around 08:00hrs.The GDF explained that, after feverish attempts, the rescue pilots were unable to have a visual of the extraction point, and the mission was put on hold late Monday afternoon.An autopsy is expected to be performed to determine whether Captain Khan died on impact.41-year-old Captain Imran Khan, a resident of the Essequibo Coast, Region 2, had been attached to Air Services Limited (ASL), and had been flying from Chi-Chi to Mahdia when the Cessna 206 (8R-GFM) aircraft went down on Sunday.Flying solo, Captain Khan had reportedly been expected to arrive at Mahdia at 08:47hrs, but had been a ‘no show’. An emergency locator transmitter (ELT) signal being emitted from the crashed aircraft and picked up at 09:08hrs was identified as coming from an area west of Mahdia.A rescue operation involving the Guyana Defence Force’s 31 Special Forces Squadron was immediately mounted, but because of the mountainous terrain, search-and-rescue (SAR) operators had to trek to the crash site, where they found the lifeless body of Captain Imran Khan.Preliminary reports suggest that the aircraft may have crashed into a mountain before diving into the heavy jungle. The aircraft is badly mangled, and it is believed that Captain Khan may have been pitched from the plane following the impact.Due to the conditions of the terrain, the rescue team had to trek for approximately 3 hours, cutting through thick vegetation to reach the crash site from the landing zone.The investigation by the Accident and Incident Investigation Group (AIG) will examine all possible circumstances that could have contributed to the occurrence of this latest accident, including weather conditions, pilot’s flight and duty hours, and the type of operations the pilot was conducting.The Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Lt. Col. (ret’d) Egbert Field, has said that surveillance and inspection of air operators, aircraft and other aspects of aviation operations will continue with more frequency. He added that they would be meeting with domestic operators today to discuss safety among other issues. (Lakhram Bhagirat)last_img read more