Mikel Arteta sets challenge for Mesut Ozil before Chelsea clash

first_imgOzil impressed against Bournemouth (Picture: Getty)And, writing in his programme notes before today’s clash against Chelsea, Arteta says Ozil must now keep up the form he showed against Bournemouth to keep his position in the side.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I have already been asked a lot of questions from the media about Mesut Ozil,’ wrote Arteta.‘I told the media when I arrived, everybody at the Club has a clean slate with me. I can say since the day that I arrived back at London Colney, Mesut’s attitude and professionalism has been incredible and his performance against Bournemouth was another really big positive from the match.‘When we carried out our pre-match preparations and were watching Bournemouth and where we could hurt them, we believed that Mesut could be a key player.‘He responded, did what he had to do, and we could’ve scored two or three goals because of him. Now he has to maintain those standards’.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 ArsenalOzil was selected to start against Chelsea as Arteta made two changes to the side that faced Bournemouth.Calum Chambers returned to the side following his suspension and replaced Greek defender Sokratis, while Granit Xhaka made way for Mateo Guendouzi.Chelsea welcomed back Mason Mount and Matteo Kovacic with Christian Pulisic missing from the squad altogether.MORE: Gary Neville tells Mikel Arteta to go to Arsenal board and demand two key players are sold Comment Advertisement Ozil starts against Chelsea (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has challenged Mesut Ozil to maintain the standards he set against Bournemouth in the remainder of the season.The German was Arsenal’s standout performer in Arteta’s first game in charge, with Ozil leading the fight back from a goal down to earn a 1-1 draw on the south coast.Ozil struggled under Unai Emery and was set to be dropped by Freddie Ljunberg during the Swede’s time as interim boss, though an injury saved him the embarassment.Arteta, however, offered an olive branch to Ozil when he took over and said every player would be operating under a ‘clearn slate’.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterSunday 29 Dec 2019 1:04 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Mikel Arteta sets challenge for Mesut Ozil before Chelsea clash Advertisementlast_img read more

Breaking: Mikel seals Stoke City deal + photos

first_imgRelatedPosts Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Chelsea sink Brighton to make winning start Former Nigerian international and Chelsea midfielder, John Obi Mikel, has sealed a transfer move to Championship side, Stoke City.Mikel, 33, won an array of honours during an 11-year stay at Stamford Bridge and returns to English football after a spell in the Turkish Super Lig with Trabzonspor. “We’re delighted to bring John to the club,” Stoke manager Michael O’Neill told the official Potters website.“His playing career speaks for itself and underlines his calibre as a player.“We spent four hours talking and he made it clear he wants to get back into the Premier League and finish his career there, and hopefully he can do that with Stoke City.”Mikel made more than 370 appearances for Chelsea after joining them from Norwegian club Lyn in 2006.The 91-times capped Nigeria midfielder, who retired from international football following last year’s African Cup of Nations, won two Premier League winner’s medals in west London. Mikel also won three FA Cups, the League Cup, Champions League and Europa League at Chelsea.After a spell in China, he joined Middlesbrough in January 2019 and made 19 appearances before moving to Turkey.Mikel joins Morgan Fox, James Chester and Steven Fletcher at Stoke ahead of the 2020/21 Sky Bet Championship season. Tags: ChelseaJohn Obi MikelMichael O’NeillStoke Citylast_img read more


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first_imgDonegal’s amateur weatherman Michael Gallagher shares an ice-cream with model Georgia Salpa during slightly better weather than this summer!A Donegal company which produces ice cream cones is refusing to be licked despite the poor weather.The Irish Cone and Wafer Manufacturer Ltd has been forced to cut back the hours of seasonal workers because of a downturn in demand for its cones and wafers.The company, which is based on the Derrybeg Industrial Estate in West Donegal, is usually pumping out orders to keep up with demand for ice-cream sales. But with Ireland having suffered one of the poorest summers on record for years, demand for traditional 99 ice-cream cones has gone through the floor.In fact, director of the company, Seamus McGowan said this is the worst summer they have seen since they set up operation in Donegal in 2004.“We usually have our busiest months between February and August but this year has been a disaster.“We would usually take on seasonal workers but the weather has been so bad that we have been forced to cut their hours. “Our sales are directly reflected by the kind of weather we have. If we have a good weather spell then our orders go up.“We had a very good year last year and we were very busy but this year has been the worst that I can remember in the eleven years that we have been opened.“I suppose we have to take the good with the bad,” he said.However Mr McGowan is refusing to allow the wind and rain to bite into his business.He said he was hoping that temperatures may start to rise throughout August and that we may even experience an Indian summer. “We live in hope. I know forecasters are saying it is supposed to be picking up so perhaps we might have a nice end to the summer and sales will pick up also,” he added.DONEGAL ICE-CREAM CONE COMPANY CUTS WORKERS’ HOURS BECAUSE OF HORRIFIC SUMMER! was last modified: August 11th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:derrybegdonegalice-cream conesummerwaferslast_img read more