Tuesday, 25 September, 2018

English players are masters of diving, says Wenger

Wenger is also relaxed that Aaron Ramsey will sign an extension before the end of next season Wenger is also relaxed that Aaron Ramsey will sign an extension before the end of next season
Kristopher Love | 08 February, 2018, 15:06

Kane won a penalty against Liverpool on Sunday and Alli was cautioned for diving in the same game and although Mauricio Pochettino said the yellow card for his Tottenham midfielder was justified, he claimed...

Faces a battle to get into the Spurs XI, let alone a combined one, but Trippier tends to be picked ahead of Serge Aurier for the big games so he's our right-back.

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has admitted that Saturday's North London derby with Tottenham Hotspur has taken on greater importance with the club's current league positions.

"I don't tell my players to dive, I don't encourage them to dive at all". Sometimes you want your players to be intelligent, they have played a little bit with the rules, they make more of it on the penalty case. Where is it and how far can you go?

The former Czech Republic worldwide has been the Gunners' undisputed number one since his arrival from Chelsea in 2015 and the manager has persisted with Cech despite the stopper coming in for criticism for his under-par performances in recent weeks.

Wenger will decide on Friday whether to play Petr Cech or David Ospina in goal as the Czech continues to recover from a calf injury that led to his substitution in Saturday's 5-1 win over Everton.

"We are not sure with Cech, he has not practised".

Nacho Monreal also had to be substituted against the Toffees but the defender will be fit to take his place in Wenger's squad at Wembley.

"We feel we have a good level of performance at Wembley".

Arsenal head to Wembley four points behind their neighbours as both chase down a Champions League spot.