Aubameyang mocks rivals Spurs after shock Carabao Cup loss at Colchester

first_imgPIERRE-EMERICK Aubameyang has ripped into Spurs over their Carabao Cup humiliation by Colchester – and Arsenal fans love it.Mauricio Pochrettino’s team were dumped out by the League Two side on penalties after a goalless draw, continuing their wretched form that has seen them slump to seventh in the Premier League.Christian Eriksen and Lucas Moura were the unlucky pair to miss from 12 yards as Spurs fell at the first hurdle of a competition that they reached the final of only seven months ago.2 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has had fun at Spurs’ expenseThey’ve also made a stuttering start to their Champions League campaign, chucking away a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 with Greek side Olympiakos last week.And Aubameyang has joined in with the general good cheer amongst Gunners fans at the plight of their great rivals by “liking” a post from a supporter on Instagram that said: “Like if you’re laughing at Spurs.”The Gabon forward has made a brilliant start to his season, netting six goals in six league games during the Gunners’ solid if unremarkable first half-dozen games.Unai Emery’s team travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United on Monday looking to break their duck on a ground where they haven’t won in the league since 2006.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneTottenham meanwhile are preparing to face Southampton as they attempt to kick-start their season.Following their shocking loss to the League Two side, Pochettino conceded that a lack of harmony within the dressing room is contributing to his team’s troubles.He said: “Maybe our performances are good but you need this extra. It’s energy to be all together, not to have different agendas in the squad.”2Saturday Premier League preview including Sheffield United vs Liverpool and Everton vs Man Citylast_img read more

Mancini: Man City are not like the Man United of old

first_img1 Roberto Mancini Roberto Mancini claims Manchester City are not like the Manchester United of old – and believes Roma can beat his former club in the Champions League.Mancini knows more than most the strengths and weaknesses of his former players and feels City can be exposed in certain areas.Despite their strong start to the season, the Italian coach expects Roma to cause a lot of problems for Manuel Pellegrini’s side and has advised the Serie A club on how to come away with a victory in Manchester on Tuesday night.Mancini, speaking in Italian newspaper Gazzetta della Sport, said: “A complete Roma can beat City, but the absences of De Rossi, Castán and Astori make them more vulnerable.“Roma play with the ball. City are not the Manchester United of a few years ago, all running and competitiveness, and this could be an advantage for Roma. I have seen that Iturbe has been called up – he can create problems for City. In the counterattack he can be devastating.“The key is a fast start and to take advantage of the opportunities that City will grant them.“They have to be careful in defence, concentrate for the entire 90 minutes, and be clinical in attack.“City practice a different style of football with respect to the others in England – infinite passes, the ball on the ground, the ability to switch between the patterns of attack in the middle or on the wings.”last_img read more