Sunday Mirror

Doesn’t suit you, sir

- Sports · Soccer · RB Leipzig · Leipzig · Manchester United F.C. · Manchester · Mikel Arteta · Mikel John Obi · Arsenal F.C. · Old Trafford · Mesut Özil · Julian Nagelsmann · Ahmed Hegazi

“I AM a foot­ball coach, not a model,” snapped Ju­lian Nagels­mann (right) as he was ques­tioned over his sar­to­rial judge­ment. Af­ter his RB Leipzig team were ham­mered 5-0 by a very av­er­age Manchester United side, the jury is out on that one.

FOR­GET the win over the Dun­dalk min­nows, Mikel Arteta’s Ar­se­nal have lost three of their last four Premier League games, scor­ing one goal in the process.

The chances of them win­ning at Old Traf­ford to­day are slim and none. Yet Arteta (above) be­lieves his Ar­se­nal squad is still bet­ter with­out Me­sut Ozil than with him.

Some might be­lieve his os­traci­sa­tion of Ozil shows man­age­rial strength. The truth is it shows a char­ac­ter still a rookie in the world of elite man­age­ment.

AS decent as Ahmed Hegazi is, the de­fender, shipped out against the man­ager’s will it seems, is no hill for Slaven Bilic to die on.

ANY­ONE else think that bleat­ing about VAR just fills the air­waves with cranky peo­ple who think it is good to call shock-jock ra­dio phone-ins? VAR is killing foot­ball. Er, no it’s not.

SO, Premier League clubs are go­ing to per­se­vere with £14.95 pay-per­view games? Give them their due, they never re­lent in tak­ing the p***.

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