Newcastle United defender Jamaal Lascelles can be a future Arsenal star, says Andy Cole

first_img Read More About Connatix V67539 Metro Sport ReporterMonday 1 Apr 2019 11:31 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link308Shares PLAY Arsenal proved too strong for Newcastle (Picture: AP)And the Liverpool legend believes Unai Emery will need to spend big on a defender this summer.He said on Monday Night Football: ‘There’s no doubt that the defence is the weakness. Emery hasn’t been able to solve the problem.‘The only way he’s going to solve that is going into the transfer market. We know where the problems are.‘I’m yet to be convinced by the back three. One, or maybe two defenders need to come in.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesRed Devils hero Cole also expressed his surprise at Arsenal’s decision to allow Aaron Ramsey to leave the club at the end of the season.Ramsey captained the team against Newcastle, scoring the opening goal, but is set to join Juventus in the summer.Cole said: ‘I am very, very surprised. Ultimately to replace a player like Ramsey will cost £40 or £50m.‘I find it very strange but Arsenal have made that decision and now they’re going to have to replace him.’MORE: Arsenal fans loved Mesut Ozil’s reaction to Gunners overtaking rivals Tottenham Advertisement Advertisement Full Screen Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Video Settings Manchester United legend Andy Cole (Picture: Getty) Read More 1/1 Read More Coming Next Read Morecenter_img Comment 1 min. story Skip Skip Ad / Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling SPONSORED Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Newcastle United defender Jamaal Lascelles can be a future Arsenal star, says Andy Cole by Metro Read More Newcastle defender Jamaal Lascelles in action against Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Newcastle United defender Jamaal Lascelles has the ability to be a future Arsenal star, according to Andy Cole.Lascelles played 90 minutes of the Premier League clash at the Emirates on Monday evening as Arsenal clinched a 2-0 win to climb to third in the Premier League.The 25-year-old has developed into one of Newcastle’s best players since signing from Nottingham Forest in 2014 and has been linked with some of England’s biggest clubs.Lascelles was not at his best in north London on Monday but, speaking before the Arsenal clash, Manchester United legend Cole said: ‘I like him.ADVERTISEMENT More: 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‘He’s a young, promising centre-half who could play a highest level if given the opportunity.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He’s a great size, has good pace and seems very composed on the ball. If you’re the captain of a club like Newcastle at such a young age, that’s some going.’Asked by Jamie Carragher whether Lascelles could play for a club like Arsenal, Cole responded: ‘Yeah. I think he could play at Arsenal for sure.’Despite Arsenal’s win and clean sheet against Newcastle, Carragher remains concerned about the team’s defence. Top articleslast_img read more


first_imgDonegal supporters have vented their anger at the criticism aimed at the Donegal management and players by ‘bandwagon’ fans following Sunday’s Ulster SFC final defeat to Monaghan. Some sections of the s0-called Donegal support blasted the Donegal players and management after their narrow one-point loss.The ‘bandwagon’ fans took their social media timelines on Facebook and Twitter to have a pop at most of the players with some even saying manager Rory Gallagher wasn’t up to the job. The scathing criticism drew an angry reaction from the majority of Donegal supporters appalled at how these so-called ‘fans’ can turn on their team so quickly.Donegal fans were quick to remind the forgetful ‘bandwagon brigade’ of the joy and euphoria the team has given us over the last number of years.Donegal supporter Conor Comack posted on his Facebook timeline, “I cannot get over what I am reading.“Some people should be ashamed of themselves for turning on our team. “They had on off day in the shooting department, is there anybody that is slating them great everyday?“Get behind your team folks and be proud to support the green and gold.“If we get to the final the people slating the team and management will be first in the queue for tickets I bet. Donegal Gaa Abú.Donegal supporter Frank McGettigan posted the following powerful message on his Facebook timeline.“For all of you have been so openly critical of our Donegal footballers today I’m very proud of you. They took us all to Clones (Again) and deliberately lost. “Let’s blame the manager, or blame the referee, and the players while were at it.“Sure Murphy was rubbish, so was Lacey, and even the McGees were useless. How dare they take us all the way to Clones on such a good day with a promise of a life hereafter?“We could have gone to the beach or had a barbeque; instead we were ge…tting up at the crack of dawn and sitting in traffic jams drinking warm water while getting our arses stewed. “We even had to pay for the pleasure. As for Monaghan, how dare they. What makes them entitled to win our Ulster final? They’re useless and never even won an All Ireland in their lives. “The late soccer legend Jimmy Greaves was wrong when he said “Football is a funny old game”, I’m sure he meant Gaelic. “The world didn’t end yesterday, nor was anyone useless. Some players may have been below par yet can we begrudge them that on a hot day and in bodies and legs that have given so much, taken so many hits and indeed countless operations. Didn’t they give us almost five of the most wonderful exciting years in our footballs history? Didn’t they give us pride to wear our gold jerseys as we travelled up the road to Clones and a Croke Park that’s almost become a second home? “Is eaten bread so soon forgotten? Did we forget in a day the heroic majestic Murphy who has pulled so many rabbits out of his hat when we needed them most? “Or Lacey turning over the best in the land or putting over that insurance point against Cork in 2012. The McGee’s, the rock on which all our dreams were built. How easy it is to forget what and who made us proud. “For these heroes yesterday didn’t start at two pm. It started before Christmas last in the dark, in rain and hail in countless locations as we sat with our feet up watching Coronation ST. or Eastenders in front of a blazing fire. “They were at home nursing their injuries while we were out socialising like normal human beings. That’s where we expected them to be if they were not at work. “Sure didn’t they have an Ulster Final to win for us on the way to Croker for another All Ireland shot? We have our pride to think on after all, do they not realise that? Isn’t it worth all the sacrifice and pain? “Don’t we have they right to slag them off if they fail? Sure didn’t we give up a day at the beach to go and support them? Now that I think about it, I might just not bother going to support them any-more; sure they’re hardly worth it. Anyway, don’t we have fair bit of pride to be getting on with. Five Ulster finals in the same amount of years, two All Ireland finals, and a semi-final a quarter final and who knows yet. I might actually go back once more but they better not let me down this time. DONEGAL GAA FANS BLAST ‘BANDWAGON’ SUPPORTERS was last modified: July 21st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BacklashBandwagonFans. DonegalGAAnewsSportlast_img read more