Emery wants more from Iwobi

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has said that Alex Iwobi has room for improvement despite impressing during the recent league clash against Southampton. The Nigeria international came up with an assist during the 2-0 triumph over the Saints last weekend but there were moments where he could have been better with the final delivery.

Speaking after the game, Emery said that he was impressed with the attacker’s showing against the Saints, although he has the chance to show further improvement, he said: “I am very happy and I think he is working a lot to improve.” Continue reading “Emery wants more from Iwobi”

AC Milan rule out permanent Balotelli deal

AC Milan is set to announce to Jurgen Klopp that they do not want to take Mario Balotelli on a permanent deal. The Italian striker is currently on loan from Liverpool until the end of the season.

The relationship between Mario Balotelli and the Italian side has become tenser during the recent weeks with the lowest point coming on Sunday where his own supporters booed him. He was only introduced in the latter stage of the game with 16 minutes only left to play at the San Siro. Replacing the brilliant Luiz Adriano, Balotelli was booed by the home supporters.

Balotelli has scored just one goal so far for AC Milan in the Serie A during his loan spell. He has managed 14 appearances and has only started three games.

The striker has fallen down the rank at Liverpool, and AC Milan was keen to provide the Italian striker with an opportunity to jumpstart his career. AC Milan president, Silvio Berlusconi, was quoted as saying that the striker could make a name for himself at the club if only he could improve his performance on the pitch.

It is believed that a Chinese club might be interested in signing the Italian striker on a long-term deal.

The last match against Lazio ended in a 1-1 draw. Marco Parolo opened the scoring for Lazio in the    9th minute, but AC Milan drew level after 6 minutes with a goal from Carlos Bacca. Despite Lazio ending the game with 10 men, following the sending off of Senad Lulic, AC Milan failed to make their one-man advantage count and ended up sharing the points with Lazio.

AC Milan is currently 6th in the Serie A, seven points behind the last Europa League spot which is currently occupied by their fierce rivals, Inter.