Paul Ince cannot understand why Granit Xhaka plays every week for Arsenal

first_imgInce is not that impressed by Xhaka’s midfield partner Matteo Guendouzi (Picture: Getty)However, Ince does not think that United have the personnel available to them to do what he and Keane might have been able to in their heyday.But he also thinks that United have bigger problems than a mere lack of aggressive midfielders.‘What United need is a goalscorer,’ Ince added.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‘Manchester City have Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling, Tottenham have Harry Kane, Arsenal have Alex Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – and I just don’t see that with Manchester United.‘You have to have someone who will score 20, 25 goals a season.‘They lost so many goals when they sold Romelu Lukaku – and they just haven’t replaced them.’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 Granit Xhaka was appointed Arsenal captain on his birthday this week (Picture: Getty)Granit Xhaka may have turned 27 and been named Arsenal captain this week but Paul Ince remains a doubter of the Swiss midfielder’s abilities.Xhaka arrived at Arsenal in 2016 and will make his 140th appearance in all competitions against Manchester United on Monday night at Old Trafford.But the Switzerland and now Arsenal skipper often divides opinion and Ince has admitted that watching the Gunners has made him want to lace up his boots again.‘I’d love to play against this Arsenal midfield, absolutely love it,’ Ince told the Mirror.ADVERTISEMENTMore: 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‘And if you asked Roy Keane, he’d love it, because as much as they’re technically very good players, they lack power, they lack strength.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Dani Ceballos looks a very good player but I don’t understand Granit Xhaka. I don’t understand why he plays every week.‘I don’t see what he brings to Arsenal. Yes, he’ll shoot from 25 yards, and the odd one might go in, but the rest will probably go in row Z.‘And Matteo Guendouzi is still young, so that midfield you could probably get at.’ Metro Sport ReporterSunday 29 Sep 2019 4:21 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Comment Advertisement Paul Ince cannot understand why Granit Xhaka plays every week for Arsenal Advertisementlast_img read more

Women’s hockey: Wisconsin continues its dominance in weekend sweep of St. Cloud State

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team (23-3-0, 13-3-0 WCHA) swept the St. Cloud State Huskies (8-18-2, 3-14-0-0) in a two-game series at LaBahn Arena over the weekend. A Badger victory was rarely in doubt, as the Huskies succumbed to a superior performance from the Badgers on both sides of the ice, much like their previous meeting in December.In Friday’s contest, the combination of a clean sheet from junior goalie Kristen Campbell and a group offensive effort resulted in a decisive 5–0 victory for Wisconsin. Scoring for the Badgers were junior Alexis Mauermann, freshman Sophie Shirley, senior Sophia Shaver and junior Mekenzie Steffen, who recorded two goals on the night.Women’s basketball: Kelly Karlis nails game-winner as time expires to snap six-game losing streakOver 6,000 fans filed into the Kohl Center Sunday afternoon hoping to witness the end of a brutal six-game losing Read…While the Badgers sustained offensive production throughout the game, one moment in particular quickly catapulted the team into the driver’s seat.At just the one-minute mark in the third period, Steffen recorded her second goal of the game, and after the ensuing faceoff, Shirley tacked on another goal just six seconds later. The six-second gap between goals is a new school record for time elapsed between scoring plays.Saturday’s game was unfortunately devoid of any high-octane moments similar to the record-breaking flurry of goals enjoyed by the Badgers the previous night. The Badgers could have used another stroke of genius in Saturday’s contest, as they struggled to pull away from the Huskies until late in the game.The Huskies opened up scoring Saturday with a goal from Hannah Potrykus less than five minutes into the first period. Wisconsin quickly responded with two first period goals of their own from freshman Britta Curl and junior Abby Roque, but failed to add to their one goal lead until later in the third period.While Saturday’s victory was not as decisive a victory as Friday’s, Wisconsin displayed a plethora of offensive weapons with eight goals over the weekend.Men’s hockey: Wisconsin splits goal-heavy weekend Border Battle in MinneapolisThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team (9-11-4, 5-5-4 Big Ten) split their two-game series against the University of Minnesota Read…Yet, perhaps the more impressive statistic was how separate players scored for the Badgers. Seven different team members added to the weekend’s score sheet, with the lone multi-goal performance coming from Steffen.Wisconsin’s star power is not limited to a small group of high output offensive players. Rather, it is beneficially spread out across the roster such that the Badgers remain a highly threatening offensive team no matter who Head Coach Mark Johnson chooses to put on the ice.Looking forward, Wisconsin will take its talents to Bemidji State to hopefully continue their dominance over the Beavers. The Badgers have not fallen to the Beavers since the beginning of 2015.last_img read more