Unai Emery snaps at questions over Arsenal’s dreadful away form


first_imgUnai Emery hits back at repeated questions over Arsenal’s dreadful away form Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 26 Apr 2019 2:23 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link46Shares Arsenal have suffered back-to-back defeat ahead of Sunday’s trip to Leicester City (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery reacted angrily to repeated questions surrounding his side’s struggles away from home this season.Having worked their way into a commanding position in the race to cement a top four place, Emery’s side are now playing catch-up after back-to-back defeats to Crystal Palace and Wolves.Leicester will be looking to consign Arsenal to a third league defeat in four away matches at the King Power, but Emery insisted his team are not suffering from travel sickness, citing the recent wins at Watford and Napoli as reasons to remain confident.Asked if he was worried about Arsenal’s away form, he said: ‘I don’t want to speak about the last matches we lost.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 don’t want to speak about the victory in Naoli and Watford. I only want to speak about the next match to give my players enough information to be ready to play.’When pressed on whether he was concerned he hit back, saying: ‘How many times are you going to ask the same question? Maybe I need to change my words to say the same [thing].’Arsenal have won only once at the King Power Stadium in the Premier League and Emery has noted Leicester’s improvement since Brendan Rodgers was appointed as Claude Puel’s successor in February. Alexis Sanchez scored a hat-trick on the only occasion Arsenal have won at the King Power Stadium (Picture: Getty)He added: ‘They changed the coach which not good news for coaches. Not changing a lot with the players ] but [they have] change[d] the system, and are doing something different in set pieces.‘They are in good confidence. They play with good combinations and have good players.’Arsenal were without top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the midweek defeat at Wolves but Emery is hopeful the Gabon international will return to action on Sunday.He said: ‘He trained today. If he can train tomorrow we can think he is ready for Sunday . If tomorrow he can train normally it is a possibility [whether he can start].’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 Arsenal Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Syracuse blows past UConn 4-0 in Big East tournament opener


first_img Related Stories Syracuse heads to Tampa with final chance at Big East championship Syracuse won its opening-round match against Connecticut on Thursday, 4-0 to advance to the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament in Tampa, Fla.The fourth-seeded Orange (13-7, 7-1 Big East) shut out the Huskies (7-11, 2-5 Big East) for the second time this season. The first win came on March 29, a 7-0 win in Hartford.The win marked the eighth straight conference win for Syracuse. During that stretch SU has won 44 individual matches, while losing just eight.The Orange won the doubles point behind victories from junior Aleah Marrow and freshman Alex Aiello. The tandem of junior Maddie Kobelt and freshman Brittany Lashway won as well, improving the pair’s record to 10-2 on the season. Both matches ended 8-6.The Orange didn’t drop a set in singles as Kobelt ended her strong day with a 6-0, 6-1 win in No. 2 singles. Sophomore Amanda Rodgers won next with a 6-2, 6-3 win, and sophomore Jimena Wu ended the match quickly with a 6-2, 6-1 rout.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe win sets up a rematch with DePaul, which beat Providence 4-0 on Thursday.Earlier in the year on Feb. 24, Syracuse beat DePaul on the road 4-3. At the time DePaul was No. 69. It is the only match in which Syracuse has defeated a ranked team this year. The match came down to a tense final-set tiebreaker for Rodgers.Friday’s second-round match starts at noon. If Syracuse wins, it will take on the winner of the Notre Dame-Marquette in the semifinals Saturday.Syracuse has never won a Big East championship, but has now won in the first round in three of the past four seasons. Comments Published on April 19, 2013 at 12:44 amcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more