Unai Emery sends message to Arsenal board after demoralising Leicester defeat

first_img Comment Advertisement Advertisement James Maddison and Jamie Vardy scored the goals in Leicester’s 2-0 win over Arsenal (Picture: Getty)‘I am speaking with the club to stay strong and recover,’ he said. ‘We also have young players who are growing up with us.‘I know we are receiving criticism but I have done before and I have recovered.‘I accept all the criticism. It is normal. Today we did one step ahead being better defensively.’In the end, a bad result. Before the first goal we were in the match and in the second half we started to push in and create chances but they are in a good moment and they won.‘The attitude was good, every player. Now is time to rest with the international break.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 Arsenal‘I’m sure we’re going to improve after that. We need to achieve, at home, confidence and to be strong.‘We didn’t lose [many games] but we draw so much, that’s what’s important for the table, but I think we can achieve the balance to be strong and get better in these matches.’Will Arsenal sack Unai Emery in the international breakYes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Tony Adams identifies one major problem with Unai Emery’s Arsenal starting XI vs LeicesterMORE: Joe Cole slams Arsenal and Chelsea transfer target Wilfried Zaha Arsenal were convincingly beaten 2-0 by Leicester with pressure now mounting on Unai Emery (Picture: Getty)Arsenal manager Unai Emery has implored everyone connected with the club to remain calm following Saturday’s damaging 2-0 defeat at Leicester.The Spaniard described the match as a ‘must-win’ game on Friday but the Gunners rarely threatened to cause what would have represented an upset given the Foxes’ recent form.Second half goals from Jamie Vardy and James Maddison ensured the gap between the two clubs widened to nine points heading into the international break.Emery’s side registered just one shot on target during the 90 minutes and have now won just two of their last 10 Premier League matches, following on from a disastrous end to the previous campaign.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArsenal chiefs Edu and Raul Sanllehi watched on stoney-faced as the Gunners capitulated following Vardy’s opener and Emery was left pleading for patience in his post match press conference. Unai Emery sends message to Arsenal board after demoralising Leicester defeat Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 9 Nov 2019 8:47 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link205Shareslast_img read more

Mets apologize after Jason Vargas threatens, charges at reporter

first_imgThe Mets’ season continued to move in the wrong direction Sunday.New York dropped to 37-41 after it blew a late lead and fell to the Cubs, 5-3, at Wrigley Field. But, things went from bad to worse after the game. No punches were thrown, but Vargas “charged” at the reporter and had to be restrained by Carlos Gomez and Noah Syndergaard.There were no punches thrown in this incident.But, after a really bad, 5-3, loss to the Cubs, the manager cursed out a reporter and a starting pitcher told the reporter he’d knock him out.— Matt Ehalt (@MattEhalt) June 23, 2019The reporter left the locker room shortly after. He said the incident started after he said “see you tomorrow” to Callaway.Vargas charged at the reporter and multiple people, including Carlos Gomez and Noah Syndergaard, had to separate them. The reporter left the clubhouse shortly after.— Deesha Thosar (@DeeshaThosar) June 23, 2019The Mets addressed the incident in a statement later Sunday. “The Mets sincerely regret the incident that took place with one of our beat writers following today’s game in the clubhouse,” the statement read. “We do not condone this type of behavior from any employee.”The reporter also said he received an apology call from Mets COO Jeff Wilpon later Sunday. Vargas, 36, signed a two-year, $16 million contract with the Mets in February 2018. He holds a 3-3 record with a 3.75 ERA in 13 appearances this season.Vargas has also pitched for the Marlins, Angels, Mariners and Royals over his 14-year career. Callaway is in his second season with the Mets, as well.New York will begin a four-game series Monday against the Phillies in Philadelphia. Mets’ Zack Wheeler addresses trade rumors: ‘It’s something that you don’t want to think about’ Mets manager Mickey Callaway cursed out a reporter following the loss and requested he leave the locker room, according to multiple reports.Mickey Callaway and Jason Vargas just cursed out, and in Vargas case, challenged a reporter to a fight in the clubhouse.— Matt Ehalt (@MattEhalt) June 23, 2019New York starter Jason Vargas then stared down the same reporter and words were exchanged. He also said he’d “knock him out,” according to Yahoo Sports. Related News Noah Syndergaard injury update: Mets place pitcher (hamstring) on IL Pete Alonso sets Mets’ rookie home run record 78 games into seasonlast_img read more