Graeme Souness reveals his major concern over new Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta

first_imgArteta’s Arsenal face Chelsea on Sunday (Picture: Getty)Souness admits there are ‘question marks’ over Arteta, however, and has questioned whether the Spaniard is ‘suited to being in charge of a big club in trouble’.ADVERTISEMENTHe told The Times: ‘Arsenal’s new manager is perfect son-in-law material and strikes me as the sort who was a model professional as a player, but I’m not sure if that personality succeeds in this cut-throat business.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I’m not sure if he is suited to being in charge of a big club in trouble. That’s why there’s a question mark against Arteta, which will be answered in the next couple of years.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘We need to find out whether he can step up from being a coach, taking what he has learnt from working with people such as Pep Guardiola and Arsene Wenger and transferring it to his role as a manager who, at times, has to fall out with people and be ruthless – as Guardiola was early on at Barcelona with players such as Ronaldinho.‘Most top managers have that edge to them, but how you manage the millionaires in the dressing room and the financial independence that gives them has never been more important.’Souness added: ‘Players all have an opinion today, far more than they used to, and will test Arteta very early on with the usual excuses: it’s nothing to do with them, it’s all down to the coaching or preparation. Advertisement Comment Graeme Souness has revealed his major concern over new Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta (Picture: Sky Sports)Graeme Souness has revealed his major concern over new Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta.The Gunners named Arteta as their new head coach earlier in the month, with the former Manchester City coach taking over from Unai Emery at the Emirates.In his first match in charge, Arteta watched his Arsenal side draw 1-1 with struggling Bournemouth and will hope to secure his first win on Sunday afternoon when the Gunners face Chelsea. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 29 Dec 2019 10:42 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link265Sharescenter_img Advertisement Bournemouth 1-1 Arsenal: Mikel Arteta post-match press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 2:52FullscreenBournemouth 1-1 Arsenal: Mikel Arteta post-match press conference is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘Modern players are quick to unload the blame elsewhere. He will find that very frustrating, because he seems a thoroughly decent guy.‘He will soon find it’s easy being a player or an assistant compared to being a manager.‘It’s great when things are going well, but when they’re not you feel responsible to everybody and it’s how you deal with that pressure.’MORE: Frank Lampard sends message to David Luiz ahead of Chelsea’s clash with ArsenalMORE: Mikel Arteta hopeful of making two signings in January to kick-start Arsenal revival Graeme Souness reveals his major concern over new Arsenal boss Mikel Artetalast_img read more

Football: Badgers take rain check on spring game, will hold indoor practice instead

first_imgDue to bad weather and safety hazards, the University of Wisconsin’s spring football game scheduled for Friday, April 13 has been canceled.The athletic department had been keeping close eye on the weather forecast for the weekend, and the consistency of thunderstorms on the horizon made their decision easier. Other schools across the Midwest, including Michigan and Iowa, followed close behind in canceling their season preview games.Instead of the game, the team will be holding an indoor practice at the McClain Center. Although closed to spectators, it will be open to the media, so be on the lookout for pictures and videos of your favorite players coming soon.We were disappointed to hear the news, especially because ticket proceeds would have been donated to UW School of Veterinary Medicine’s “Animals Need Heroes Too” campaign. Every year for the spring game, the Wisconsin athletics team pairs up with an organization on campus. Unfortunately, it looks like the animals will need to wait for next year’s donations.Freshman Bryson Williams, senior transfer Paul Jackson talk new beginningsThe Wisconsin football program is fierce. Beginning practice with a series of drills and warm-ups, the boys showed a drive Read…Finishing last season ranked No.6 in College Football Playoff rankings, Wisconsin fans were hoping to see improvements and progress made since losing to Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship game.True freshman running back Jonathan Taylor, with 1,977 rushing yards his first year as a Badger, was one of the biggest additions to Wisconsin offense this past season. While Wisconsin had quite a few victories with Taylor running the field, the team is happy to have WR Quintez Cephus back from a leg injury. Losing Cephus after the Indiana game last season was a huge upset for the Badgers due to his 501 receiving yards and six touchdowns in only nine games.Not only were fans disappointed to hear of the game cancellation, but the players were as well. They have been in spring training mode for weeks now and were looking forward to showing their hard-work off Friday in the annual scrimmage. They only get to play games in Camp Randall, so it was upsetting for them as the game is now an indoor practice.In ESPN’s “Way-Too-Early” Top 25 for the 2018 season, Wisconsin holds onto their No. 6 ranking before heading into a difficult road schedule. We will see the Badgers kick off the season August 31 at Camp Randall, taking on Western Kentucky.last_img read more