Arsenal fans descend on C.K Akonnor after he advised Thomas Partey not to join Gunners

first_imgFans of the North London club predictably took to social media to take on the Black Stars gaffer after he made those comments, asking why the Black Stars were chasing Gunners youngster Eddie Nketiah to represent Ghana, if Akonnor didn’t think Arsenal was good enough.Some went further to accuse C.K Akonnor, who once captained German Bundesliga side, Wolfsburg and the Black Stars, of jealousy.Others, however, commended the coach for his forthrightness on the matter.Take a look at some of the reactions below: Arsenal fans weren’t too happy with Black Stars head coach, Charles Kwablan Akonnor’s advice to midfielder Thomas Partey not to move to the Premier League club.Speaking on Starr FM on Wednesday night, Akonnor suggested that staying at Atletico Madrid might be the best thing for Partey, as he would be guaranteed Champions League football, unlike at Arsenal.“Honestly, I wouldn’t want him to move to Arsenal because, with Atletico, he will always play Champions League football. His position is guaranteed and he will always play. With Arsenal, I’m not too sure,” Akonnor said.“I’m sure money issues will come in, but I hope that whatever he asks for, Atletico will be able to pay.”Akonnor, who knew that his comments would not go down well with Gunners fans, remarking: “Arsenal fans will kill me.”Thomas ParteyAnd that has indeed proven to be the case.Arsenal have been pursuing a deal for the Ghanaian midfielder since January.The English club are reluctant to pay Partey’s €50m release clause and recently had an offer of £23m plus Matteo Guendouzi rejected by Atletico.More from Citi Sportslast_img read more

Watford fight back to stun Tottenham and maintain perfect start to season

first_img Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Watford’s only attempt at goal saw Deeney head over Daryl Janmaat’s inviting cross but Alderweireld did well to put the striker off.Spurs carried on their dominance after the interval and found their breakthrough goal when Doucoure inadvertently diverted in Moura’s cutback into his own net after confusion in defence between Ben Foster and Christian Kabasele.They had a great chance to double their lead on 65 minutes but Harry Kane couldn’t find Moura with a through ball.And the Hornets nearly made them pay a minute later when Deeney shrugged off Davinson Sanchez before his cross was headed onto the bar by Alderweireld.The game switched from that moment and the hosts did get their goal when Deeney flicked Jose Holebas’ free-kick from the right into the corner of the net on 69 minutes. STAR MAN Spurs controlled the game for the first 60 minutes but to Watford’s credit, they had a real go in the final half an hour and started to play the game on their own terms.Spearheading the fightback was Deeney, who started to ask more questions of the defenders.Deeney got the equalising goal which inspired the rest of the team to push on and score the winner and claim a deserved win. shining This goal was the 100th game Deeney has scored in Watford colours making him only the fourth Hornets player to achieve that feat after Tommy Barnett, Ross Jenkins and Luther Blissett.The closing stages were a scrap which certainly suited the home side more and the game was turned on its head when Cathcart powerfully headed Holebas’ corner from the left to send the Watford faithful into pandemonium.Kane spurned a great chance to get his side a point on 86 minutes – the striker heading Kieran Trippier’s cross over the bar as Watford claimed their first Premier League win over Spurs. 5 5 5 possible standings Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card huge blow Tottenham’s 100 per cent winning start to the Premier League was ended after Watford completed a stunning 2-1 win at Vicarage Road.Second-half strikes from Troy Deeney and Craig Cathcart after Abdoulaye Doucoure’s own goal gave Spurs the lead also means the Hornets continue their perfect start to the 2018/19 campaign. England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won silverware 5 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures center_img MOMENT OF THE MATCHThe first-half was not entertaining and didn’t improve greatly after Spurs opened the scoring.However, it really kicked into life when Deeney shrugged off Sanchez before the striker’s cross was headed onto the bar by Alderweireld.This moment got the Hornets faithful off their seats and encouraged them to go after their opponents more which led to Watford scoring the quick fire goals to claim the victory.PREMIER LEAGUE TABLE Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Latest Premier League News REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Deeney spearheaded Watford’s heroic comeback while Jose Holebas got the assists for both of their goals Spurs were left to rue their missed chances as the game got away from them in the second-half REVEALED Deeney’s leveller helped Watford claim the famous win smart causal no dice Deeney celebrates with Cathcart, who scored Watford’s second Both sides went into the game with 100 per cent winning starts so something was going to give and it was the visitors who seized the initiative in the first-half.Their first chance came when Dele Alli latched on to Toby Alderweireld’s searching ball but the England international’s looping header didn’t quite creep into the goal.Ten minutes later, Alli’s through ball found man of the moment Lucas Moura but the Brazilian could not quite get a shot away.Alli then missed from point blank range following a well worked corner but his blushes were spared by the offside flag. 5last_img read more