Charlie Nicholas tells Unai Emery to bin three Arsenal players and sign PSG star Adrien Rabiot

first_img Comment PSG star Adrien Rabiot would be an ideal signing, says Charlie Nicholas (Picture: Getty)‘In attack, I like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette but will they win you the Premier League? I think they could.‘Between them, bearing in mind they haven’t actually played much together, their goal return has been a very good return.‘Arsenal have been relying on one striker for too long and now they have two so it does give me hope.‘I would sell Henrik Mkhitaryan and if I got the right money for Alex Iwobi I would sell him too. Denis Suarez has gone, that was a waste of time.’Arsenal signed Suarez on loan in January with a view to making his move permanent in the summer. Advertisement Charlie Nicholas tells Unai Emery to bin three Arsenal players and sign PSG star Adrien Rabiot Unai Emery has been urged to offload three Arsenal players (Picture: Getty)Charlie Nicholas has advised Unai Emery to offload three Arsenal players and sign Adrien Rabiot from PSG this summer.The Gunners look set to miss out on a Premier League top-four finish this season but can still qualify for the Champions League by winning the Europa League.Emery’s side secured a 3-1 victory in the first leg of their semi-final clash with Valencia on Thursday and will be confident of progressing to the final.Nicholas says Emery is doing a ‘remarkable’ job at the Emirates but must oversee a major overhaul this summer to ensure the Gunners remain competitive.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 CityAnd the Arsenal hero thinks Henrik Mkhitaryan, Alex Iwobi and Denis Suarez should all be offloaded, while French World Cup winner Rabiot would be an ideal signing.‘We need a box-to-box style midfield player and a player that can pick a pass too, so it is a matter of bringing in the right ones,’ Nicholas told Sky Sports.‘I think you need to know your system, fit them in and see where it takes you. Adrien Rabiot will be a free-agent and been linked with different clubs, but I would take him.‘He has the quality and is of decent level, which Arsenal need.center_img Emery not taking anything for granted, despite 3-1 lead over ValenciaTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 12:27FullscreenEmery not taking anything for granted, despite 3-1 lead over Valenciahttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-not-taking-granted-despite-3-1-lead-valencia-1917694/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.But the Barcelona midfielder has failed to impress Emery and is yet to start a game for the Gunners.Emery replaced Arsene Wenger at the Emirates last summer and Nicholas says the Spaniard is doing a ‘remarkable’ job.He added: ‘It looks like the board have asked Unai Emery to survive to this summer and see whether we can win Europa League or get the top four.‘Emery has done a remarkable job with a bottom-six Premier League defence. He has made mistakes, but who wouldn’t make mistakes with this defence?’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 moves Metro Sport ReporterFriday 3 May 2019 11:40 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link375Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

Lukaku keeping it simple

first_img Press Association “Hopefully it is one of many good performances,” he said. “Every game I have a simple approach: to do my best for my team and then everything comes automatically. “The next target is Saturday (against Manchester City). I’m very happy with the way things are going.” Lukaku said there was still plenty of work to be done, especially after seeing their comfortable 3-0 half-time lead pegged back by the visitors after the break. “Something we have to work on is to kill games easily and stop the threat and then we can do better but the season is long,” he told evertontv. “We are playing well and we have to profit from it, everyone in the team has to. We have a very good squad and I think everyone can be important in this team. “Hopefully we can continue this form and better results will come.” The victory – the third in succession after a trio of draws – moved the Toffees into fourth place. Manager Roberto Martinez is pleased the changes he has made since taking over from David Moyes in the summer are coming to fruition but he was reluctant to get involved in predictions about the challenge for the top four and title. “It is a good start. We were very disappointed with the return we had in the first three games,” he said. “We deserved a lot more but what has pleased me is that we have been very consistent in our performances. “It (title race) is really open. There are many changes from a manager’s point of view and I don’t think it will shape up until the first third of the season gets settled. “But it is really good to see five or six teams capable of winning games. I think the competition will be one of the best for a long time.” Unfortunately for Newcastle their concerns are currently in the other half of the table as just seven points from six matches have left them in 16th place. Manager Alan Pardew believes that is a false position, however, and is targeting a return to the top half. “I think we still have a chance of the top 10,” he said. “As a team we have shown inconsistencies, especially in our defending. “Some of the goals we have conceded this year really are not good enough for us. “The consistency of performance individually and as a unit – the back four – we will have to do some work and there will have to be some personnel changes in there. “I thought Mike Williamson came on and we looked a lot stronger and he has given himself a great chance of featuring at Cardiff.” Everton striker Romelu Lukaku believes an uncomplicated approach to his football is paying off for him. The Belgium international took his tally to three goals in just 135 minutes of league football after scoring twice in the 3-2 win at home to Newcastle which extended the only remaining unbeaten record in the top flight. Lukaku has made an immediate impact since arriving on a season-long loan from Chelsea but he refuses to get ahead of himself. last_img read more