Arsenal are a bigger club than Manchester United and Liverpool, claims Mikel Arteta

first_img Comment Mikel Arteta claims Arsenal are bigger than Manchester United and Liverpool (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta claims the Gunners are the biggest club in England.The Spaniard signed a three-and-a-half year deal with the Gunners earlier this month and in doing so sealed a return to the club where he spent five years as a player.Arteta made it clear to Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola that he would only leave his role as assistant manager for one other Premier League outfit and that was Arsenal.The 37-year-old takes charge of the Gunners for the first time at the Emirates today when Chelsea make the short trip across the capital.ADVERTISEMENT Arsenal are a bigger club than Manchester United and Liverpool, claims Mikel Arteta Arteta takes charge at the Emirates for the first time today (Picture: Getty)And, speaking ahead of that clash, Arteta has made the bold claim that he’s joined the biggest side in the Premier League ahead of giants such as Manchester United and Liverpool.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘We are the biggest football club in England, and we have to play a little bit with that arrogance, that belief,’ Arteta told Sky Sports.‘This stadium has to create fear again. I used to hate coming here as an opponent, and we need to use that power. The opponent must be uncomfortable playing here. We need to recover here.‘It was incredible to play here as an Arsenal player. It’s one of the most beautiful, exciting stadiums in the world. When this crowd gets going, and you feel them right behind the team, it’s an incredible place.’Arsenal are the third most successful club in England behind Liverpool and Manchester United.The Emirates is the third biggest club ground in the Premier League, behind Old Trafford and White Hart Lane.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorsChelsea’s recent slip has allowed Arsenal to revive their hopes of a top four finish and a win today would move the Gunners to within five points of the Blues.Just eight points separate Chelsea in fourth and Arsenal in 12th.MORE: Graeme Souness reveals his major concern over new Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 29 Dec 2019 11:30 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.3kShareslast_img read more

BiH loses of Belgium in a Decisive Match for 2018 World Cup Qulifier

first_imgThe National football team of BiH was defeated at the Grbavica Stadium against the selection of Belgium with the result 3:4, in the match within the 9th round of qualifications for the World Cup 2018.The National football team of BiH led after the first half, but players of Mehmed Bazdarevic played much weaker in the second half of the match, which Belgians used to reverse the result and win at the end.A cold shower for our players followed already in the fourth minute on Grbavica, when Meunier took advantage of the confusion in the rows of BH team and scored after the assistance of Hazard.Our team took the initiative then, and Medunjanin had the best chance when he performed a dangerous shot from the edge of the field.After half an hour, the Dragons managed to equalize the score. Kolasinac led a brilliant action on the left side and sent the ball to Dzeko, who managed to send the ball to the Belgian goal stands. Courtois managed to defend this shot, but Medunjanin ran after the ball and managed to score for 1:1.Only nine minutes later, Grbavica Stadium exploded again. After Vertonghen’s huge mistake, Visca came in front of the Courtois and routinely scored for 2:1.Before the break, Belgian players Vermaelen, Hazard and Batshuay, had several great opportunities, but they eventually hit the goal stands. Nevertheless, our goalkeeper Begovic was great with several excellent interventions and we went on a break with a result 2:1 for our selection.The Belgians started the second half in the same rhythm. Batshiayi and Alderweireld missed some great chances, and then they reached a well-deserved equalization of the result just half an hour before the end of the match.Fierce attacks continued, and Begovic managed to save his goal in 67th minute after Tielemansa’s shot.The Belgians scored the third goal from the corner of the previous action. De Bruyne centered, Carrasco passed, and Vertonghen shot the ball into the net for a new turn.Just 8 minutes before the end of the match, Djumic tied the score once again, but all hopes for a favorable result were destroyed by Carrasco who scored for the final result 3: 4.With this victory, Belgium increased its lead in Group H, while BiH remained in the second place with one point more than Greece, but also with one match more.(Source: N. K./Klix.ba)last_img read more