Mini Gunner makes history
Premier League history was made on Sunday afternoon in the match between Arsenal FC and FC Brentord (3-0). Arsenal youngster Ethan Nwaneri, who came on in injury time, became the youngest player in league history at 15 years and 181 days. “So young, he needs his own dressing room”, sounds the ‘Daily Star’. Indeed, Nwaneri had to change in a separate room to comply with child protection regulations. The ‘Telegraph’ uses a play on words and writes about you “It’s child’s play for Arsenal to return to the top of the table”.
Juve & Inter in crisis
After the Italian press focused on the three-way battle at the top of Serie A yesterday, the two problem children of Calcio are in the headlines today. Because Inter Milan and Juventus Turin are currently not part of the title fight, but are drifting in lockstep into the middle of the table. “Juve and Inter crashed: coaches in the crosshairs”, says the front page of the ‘Gazzetta dello Sport’. The two league heavyweights are also the focus of reporting in ‘Tuttosport’. While Inter still want to hold on to Simone Inzaghi, Massimiliano Allegri’s chair is now shaking violently.
Piqué doesn’t want to play boules
It’s getting heated between Gerard Piqué and FC Barcelona, more specifically with coach Xavi. According to ‘Sport’, after the 0-2 defeat against FC Bayern on Tuesday, there was an incident in the dressing room because of Piqué’s complaint about his short playing time: “Even if it were boule, I wouldn’t play it.” The 35-year-old defender is finding it difficult to cope with being replaced by the new generation of Jules Koundé and Ronald Araújo. The veteran was only allowed to play 135 competitive minutes this season. According to ‘Sport’, the Catalans are curious to see whether the big earner will keep his word. Piqué announced about a year ago that he would end his career if he moved to second place at Barça.