Arsenal loanee ruled out for the season
Arsenal loanee Tyreece John-Jules has been ruled out for the rest of the season after he suffered a severe hamstring tear.
The injury came about in Derby’s defeat against Reading last month.
Arteta gives blunt verdict on blue cards proposal
Mikel Arteta has given a blunt ten-word verdict on the proposal to introduce blue cards.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference, he said: “I don’t know if we are ready for that yet.”
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‘We look forward to these games’ says Eidevall ahead of Man City clash
Arsenal boss Jonas Eidevall has declared Arsenal are ready to take on Man City in their Women’s FA Cup fifth-round clash tomorrow.
The Gunners boss said: “It’s always quite intense games, challenging games [against City].
“Games have been won on small margins and we have to work as a collective to get results. We look forward to these games the most.”
Arsenal were knocked out by Chelsea at the same stage last season.
The clash is the only all-WSL clash this round and will be shown on BBC Two from 12:15pm.
William Gallas gives take on Arsenal celebration police
Former Arsenal star William Gallas has thrown his support behind the Gunners players after Jamie Carragher criticised Martin Odegaard’s post-match celebrations against Liverpool.
Speaking to Genting Casino, he said: “I think the players had a lot of pressure on their shoulders before that game.
“That game was very important for them because they knew they had to fight for the title. I think had they lost against Liverpool yesterday, then they would have been out of the title race.
“When you are under pressure, it’s never easy to go on the pitch, it requires so much focus and concentration.
“When you win a game like this, the emotions come out and you have to celebrate after the match. I don’t know how long they stayed on the pitch after the game but the title race is still on and there’s another 15 games left in the season.
“You have to be sure at the end of the season that you will be champions otherwise people, especially fans, will jump on you!
“If Carragher wasn’t happy with Arsenal players celebrating after the game, if Liverpool win the Premier League, I’m sure Carragher will make jokes about the celebrations from yesterday’s game. Arsenal have to play every game like they did against Liverpool!”
PL icon says Arsenal are better placed than Man City for title challenge
Dimitar Berbatov has claimed Arsenal are in a better place than Man City to win the league this season.
Speaking to Betfair, he said: “We now have a three-horse race for the Premier League title.
“I was hoping that Aston Villa would disrupt Arsenal, Liverpool, and Man City but unfortunately, despite their 5-0 win over Sheffield United, Villa have dropped points in games I expected them to win.
“Arsenal are in a great position after their win over Liverpool and if they correct the mistakes from last season, then I think they’re in the best position to win the Premier League.
“You can’t say anything is finished because Man City have a lot of experience. They came from behind last season so know what it takes to lift the trophy.
“Despite Liverpool’s loss against Arsenal, the Reds are still a force to be reckoned with and they’ll fight to the end too, but at the moment, Arsenal are the team for me. If they stay smart, I think they can win the Premier League.”