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Wenger – Wilshere needs to emulate Lionel Messi 2

Posted on February 11, 2013 by admin

Arsene Wenger saw his young prodigy Jack Wilshere take a lot of stick in Arsenal’s game against Sunderland this weekend (and Stoke the week before!), but he doesn’t think that the midfielder needs to get extra protection from referees, he simply needs to watch Lionel Messi to see the way that re rides his tackles, and then gets up and gets on with the game!

We could perhaps say that the physical defenders in the Premier League are more likely to give out more punishment than in La Liga, but Messi takes it all and you rarely even see him complain.

Andre Santos – I had To Put Balotelli In His Place 8

Posted on April 14, 2012 by admin

The Arsenal full-back Andre Santos declared that Manchester City’s aggressive Italian striker Mario Balotelli had to be put in his place in the match between the two sides because he was making all sorts of bad challenges and the ref was doing nothing about it!

Santos came off the bench and quickly picked up a yellow after a couple of tackles on Balotelli, but according to the Brazilian he had to do something about the way the striker was going about the game.

“In the first half Balotelli almost broke Song’s leg, then he harshly tackled Sagna. Someone had to be hard on him, put him in his place,” he told ESPN Brasil.



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