Arsenal legend Sol Campbell tells Unai Emery to sell 10 players when the transfer window opens

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 27 Apr 2019 8:25 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link344Shares Arsenal legend Sol Campbell tells Unai Emery to sell 10 players when the transfer window opens Comment Advertisement Emery previews Arsenal’s trip to LeicesterTo 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 7:30FullscreenEmery previews Arsenal’s trip to Leicester 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.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 errors Sol Campbell believes Unai Emery needs to clear out the deadwood at Arsenal this summer (Picture: Getty)Sol Campbell has told Unai Emery there are up to 10 players in his first team squad who he should consider selling this summer.The former Paris Saint-Germain coach has steered his side to the semi finals of the Europa League and already matched the points tally achieved by Arsene Wenger in his last season at the club with three games of the current campaign remaining.Despite signs of progress, Arsenal have faltered in the last week, suffering three defeats in their last four league matches, surrendering their advantage in the race to secure fourth place ahead of Manchester United and Chelsea.AdvertisementAdvertisementShkodran Mustafi was at fault for all three goals conceded in last week’s 3-2 defeat against Crystal Palace but Campbell, who won two Premier League titles during his illustrious playing career, insists the error-prone German is far from the only player who needs to be shipped out in the summer.ADVERTISEMENTMore: 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‘I think there’s probably 10 players who aren’t good enough,’ Campbell told talkSPORT.‘I’m not just blaming [Shkodran] Mustafi for what happened at Crystal Palace because I think it was a team thing, although he made a mistake.‘There are 10 players who Arsenal really need to look at getting out of the club.’‘I think the fans need to not fall for the name on the back of the shirt.‘What the fans have to do is see what the players do on the pitch and can they fight and have the desire for the club.‘It may not be a world-class name but we got showed up by Wolves and not many people knew who these Wolves players were at the start of the season.’last_img read more

Clippers prepare for road opener against ‘red hot’ New Orleans Pelicans

first_imgThey’re having fun in New Orleans. Naturally so, but the Pelicans basketball team that awaits the Clippers on Tuesday has come out swinging especially hard this season, to the tune of a scorching 140 points per game.Their 280 points through the first two games was the second-highest first-two-game total in NBA history. The 149 they scored in their home opener against the Sacramento Kings was a franchise record. All that offensive noise has come largely from Pelicans forward Nikola Mirotic, who is the league’s second-leading scorer so far (33 points per game), and Anthony Davis, who is its seventh-leading scorer (28.5).From the sound of it, the Crescent City could prove a tough town for “Clamp City,” although the 2-1 Clippers aren’t exactly limping into their first road game this season. In fact, they’re feeling pretty good – healthy and riding a two-game winning streak following victories against the short-handed Oklahoma City Thunder and the Chris Paul-less Houston Rockets.Coach Doc Rivers and staff have managed some effective in-game tinkering, making the most of a versatile roster down the stretch. In Sunday’s victory against Houston, Rivers sent forth a late-game lineup of Danilo Gallinari, Tobias Harris, Lou Williams, Montrezl Harrell and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander – the team’s third closing unit in as many games.“This group is just an interesting group,” Rivers said afterward. “You’re just sitting there trying to figure out each night. For me, it was really difficult to try to figure out the combination of offense and defense and having the right amount of both. We found it, but it was interesting. I’m learning this team.” Along with Williams and Gilgeous-Alexander, Harris has been a consistent presence on the floor late.“Doc is going to do what’s best for the team to win games,” said Harris, who is averaging a team-high 22.7 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. “At the end of the day, we have to be OK with that.“It takes a lot from, let’s say, a guy like Gallo, (who) last game had 26 points but didn’t end the game,” Harris continued. “But we ended up winning. That’s the sacrifice it takes the team to make. That’s the type of sacrifice different guys are going to have to make on a nightly basis with matchups and with the flow and pace of the game.“That’s the beauty of our team, we have a lot of depth and a lot of guys. We have to be encouraging and wanting for one another when the opportunity sets itself. Everybody has to be ready.” In recent seasons, the Clippers have been relatively successful against the Pelicans, defeating them in 16 of their previous 25 meetings.  But this year’s New Orleans team is really grooving.“New Orleans is red hot right now,” Clippers guard Lou Williams said. “They’re in a great groove, got a lot of guys back, basically the same group, just added Julius Randle (who’s averaging 19 points per game). With how they want to play fast, I think he matches that mesh. It’s working for them, so we’ll go to New Orleans and try to get a win.”AGUA CALIENTE CAMP OPENSThe Clippers’ G-League affiliate opens training camp this week with a roster that includes one returning player, two affiliate players, four players acquired via trade, two via the G-League Draft and four via local tryout.Among them is Anthony Bennett, a former No. 1 overall draft pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2013. The Clippers acquired the Canadian power forward from the Maine Red Claws earlier this month in a trade.Related Articles Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 center_img For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more