In today’s news roundup, David Ospina claims that we can still catch Manchester City in the League standings, insisting that the squad is looking to climb up the table rather than worrying about the teams behind them.
Elsewhere Tomas Rosicky has revealed the key element behind their 2-0 win over Everton this past weekend. The midfielder admitted that it had something to do with their loss against Monaco earlier that week.
These and more stories in today’s news roundup.
Ospina claims we can catch Manchester City.
Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina has revealed that we can still catch Manchester City in the League table. The Citizens lost 2-1 to Liverpool whereas Arsenal won 2-0 over Everton on the same day, placing the Gunners in third with 51 points, only 4 points behind the reigning Champions.
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Of the seven Premier League appearances he has made, Ospina has kept four clean sheets making Wojciech Szczesny to fall second fiddle to the Colombia number one.
“We know we are close to them now but we need to concentrate on ourselves and not think about them,” Ospina told the Evening Standard.
“We will keep doing our job, picking up points and then see what happens.”
Arsene Wenger’s side has a massive chance to cement their position in third place when they travel to Loftus Road on Wednesday to play against Crystal Palace.
Rosicky reveals key behind win over Everton.
Czech International Tomas Rosicky has come out and revealed the key behind their victory over Everton on Sunday in the Premier League, admitting that the disheartening defeat over AS Monaco had a huge impact on how they faced their opponents this past weekend.
Scars of the defeat against the Ligue One side were still visible as the Gunners seemed to have the jitters in the first half against the Merseyside club. An Olivier Giroud strike in the 39th minute however proved vital as it led the lads to put on a spirited fight, eventually ending the day with a 2-0 victory.
While speaking to Arsenal Player, Rosicky revealed:
“You could see that the lads were affected by it and the technical level of our game was not there,” the Czech Republic play-maker said.
“It was difficult as we were affected by the loss to Monaco but you go through disappointments throughout the season, you just have to fight through it.
“I’m glad we have these three points, it’s very important for the confidence of the whole team.”
Good to see the boys bounce back.
Campbell set to join Parliament?
After running an article last week about the possibility of Sol Campbell contending for Mayor of London, reports are suggesting the former Arsenal ‘Invincible’ is gearing up for a role in politics as a Member of Parliament. This is after the former England international was asked to stand as the Conservative candidate for Kensington.
Campbell appeared on Sky News’ Murnaghan programme, and when asked about standing for Sir Malcom Rifkind’s ex seat, the former defender remained coy replying: “I think about a lot of things.”
Wishing Campbell all the best in all his endeavors.
Gibbs: We’re in good form.
Kieran Gibbs has admitted that the team is having a good run of form despite the setback against Monaco in the Champions League. Arsenal reacted positively to the loss against the French side by registering a 2-0 win over Everton in the Premier League just four days later.
The England international reinforced the fact that they are currently on a good run of form winning 9 of their last 11 Premier League outings, not to mention progressing into the quarter finals of the FA Cup after an emphatic victory over Middlesbrough.
“It’s a good run, we’re in good form. The team is adapting well to the amount of games we’re playing,” he said post-match (via Arsenal.com)
“We’re starting to pick up our form which is important for us at this stage of the season. It was important today to put the midweek defeat behind us. I felt the team responded well and we’ve got another important game on Wednesday.”
Bar the Monaco slip, we’ve genuinely had a decent run of form.