Pep Guardiola ready to keep faith in Arijanet Muric ahead of Ederson for Carabao Cup final

first_img Comment Sean KearnsSunday 24 Feb 2019 6:01 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link118Shares Advertisement Ederson could be forced to sit out another League Cup final (Picture: Getty)Muric is far less experienced than Bravo but understands Guardiola is ready to start the 20-year-old against Maurizio Sarri’s side.AdvertisementAdvertisementGuardiola will inform his side of his team selection on Sunday but the Spaniard has kept Muric sweating on his place by insisting he will make a late call.‘We will see – I have to think about it,’ Guardiola said on Friday.‘He’s been an important player for us to be where we are. Leicester with the penalties, he was incredible.‘We trust him, that’s why he is second keeper today. We didn’t look to buy anybody in the winter market.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalCity are sweating on John Stones’ fitness for the clash at Wembley.The defender missed the side’s 3-2 win away at Schalke in midweek and remained in the north-west to recover from a groin injury.Gabriel Jesus also missed the defeat with a hamstring problem and Guardiola is hopeful that the pair could return to feature in his matchday squad.‘Tomorrow (Saturday) we will see, the info I have is they are getting better but right now I cannot say if they will be ready for Sunday,’ said Guardiola.MORE: Mauricio Pochettino squares up to Mike Dean after Spurs’ defeat to Burnley Pep Guardiola ready to keep faith in Arijanet Muric ahead of Ederson for Carabao Cup final Advertisement Arijanet Muric has started each of City’s five games to get to the final (Picture: Getty)Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is prepared to stick with Arijanet Muric for today’s Carabao Cup final clash against Chelsea.The 20-year-old has started every round of the Cup so far and conceded just once during five matches.The Kosovo international has served as Ederson’s understudy this term after Claudio Bravo suffered a long-term Achilles injury and was City’s hero in a penalty shootout win against Leicester City in the quarter-finals.Bravo was City’s League Cup goalkeeper last term en route to the final and Guardiola stuck with the Chilean for a 3-0 win against Arsenal, despite calls for Ederson to be reinstated.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Mesut Ozil happy after Arsenal fans in Ghana sing his name, honour him with painting [VIDEO]

first_imgThere’s apparently a love story brewing between Arsenal star Mesut Ozil and Ghana.The player recently discovered that a club in Ghana had been named after him in Ghana and expressed his appreciation on Twitter.And just days later, the player posted a video of some members of Arsenal’s fan club in Ghana singing his name.At least one of them was sporting a Gunners jersey with Ozil’s name on the back.The small group had with them a “handmade pencil portrait” of the German playmaker in his classic look – a snood covering his neck and the bottom half of his face.They then broke into song for a few seconds, in a minute-long video posted by the player on his Twitter page.He posted the video with the caption: “Messages like this make me really happy. Greetings back to the @ArsenalFan Club Accra in Ghana and thanks for your amazing support from West Africa.”Messages like this make me really happy. Greetings back to the @Arsenal Fan Club Accra in Ghana and thanks for your amazing support from West Africa 🤲🏼❤🙏🏼 #thankful #M1Ö #YaGunnersYa— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) December 11, 2019Earlier this week, Ozil fell in love with Ghana when he found out that a football team in the Eastern Region had been named the Abiriw Ozil Football Club.Ozil’s agent, Dr. Erkut Sogut was in Ghana at the beginning of December and visited the club in Abiriw.He presented the players with some Arsenal jerseys on behalf of the German international.❤🙏🏼— Mesut Özil (@MesutOzil1088) December 10, 2019Ozil has had a tough season so far as he’s only made 7 Premier League appearances and provided one assist.But he’ll hope for a new start under a new manager after Unai Emery was fired a couple of weeks ago.last_img read more