I’m warn­ing Lu – I can’t be stopped! New Gun­ner learns from videos

Midweek Sport - - TV GUIDE - By CHRIS BR­ERE­TON

LUIS SUAREZ has warned Premier League de­fend­ers: You’ll never work me out. The Uruguay hit­man

has been a mas­sive hit since join­ing Liver­pool in the Jan­uary trans­fer win­dow.

And he is not wor­ried that op­po­si­tion play­ers will try to un­der­stand his trick­ery and pre­vent him from grab­bing goals.

He said: “When a de­fender stud­ies you, it al­most makes it eas­ier be­cause you just don’t do what he ex­pects you to.

“If he thinks you are go­ing to go to your right, you go to your left and so on – you just keep switch­ing it round so you are hard to read.

“It’s harder for the de­fender be­cause he can’t know what you are go­ing to do.” MIKEL ARTETA has been watch­ing videos of Ar­se­nal to pre­pare him­self for his new life as a Gun­ner.

The Spa­niard prob­a­bly fast­for­warded his way through the 8-2 de­feat at Manch­ester United last month – just like the Red Devils did to the Gun­ners de­fence.

The dead­line day sign­ing from Ever­ton said: “Hope­fully I will not take long to adapt.


“You need to meet new char­ac­ters, new per­son­al­i­ties and new play­ers with dif­fer­ent abil­i­ties, so you need to pick that up as soon as pos­si­ble to get an un­der­stand­ing on the pitch.

“I have been watch­ing a few videos and have got some work done be­fore train­ing. Hope­fully that will help me.”

The Spa­niard was prised from the Tof­fees to re­place Cesc Fabre­gas as the Gun­ners’ mid­field play­maker.

And he is set for an in­stant de­but on Satur­day when Swansea come to the Emi­rates Sta­dium.

Arteta added: “I can’t wait to play there, I think it’s an un­be­liev­able sta­dium. I’m so ex­cited.

“I have al­ways been a big ad­mirer of the Ar­se­nal phi­los­o­phy, the way they play, the way they do the job.

“It’s al­ways ex­cit­ing watch­ing Ar­se­nal play. In Eng­land there is no bet­ter team to watch than Ar­se­nal.”

Thomas Ver­mae­len has had surgery on his left an­kle and will be side­lined for at least a month.

The Bel­gium de­fender, who missed eight months of last sea­son with an Achilles in­jury on his right foot, suf­fered his lat­est set­back in the Gun­ners’ 2-1 win over Udi­nese on Au­gust 24.

He will miss the north Lon­don derby at Tot­ten­ham on Oc­to­ber 2 and the club’s first two Cham­pi­ons League group stage matches.

Ar­se­nal mid­fielder Em­manuel Frim­pong has an­noyed Eng­land by de­cid­ing to switch al­le­giances and play for Ghana.

The 19-year-old was born in Africa but has played for the Three Lions at youth level.

HOR­ROR SHOW: Ar­se­nal’s

8-2 ham­mer­ing at Old Traf­ford has been stud­ied

by Arteta (in­set)

HAPPY: Ron­aldo

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