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Arsenal’s 3-0 surrender to Manchester City in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final came with an “air of inevitability,” according to a leading fans’ group.

With the club also sixth in the Premier League table languishing 27 points behind leaders City, out of the FA Cup following a third-round defeat at Nottingham Forest and up against Italian giants AC Milan in the last-16 of the Europa League, the cup final was a chance to garner both silverware and support.

Instead, the majority of Arsenal fans traipsed out of Wembley long before the final whistle, with Lois Langton — chair of the Arsenal Independent Supporters’ Association — offering a frank analysis of what the latest high-profile setback means.

“For many supporters, yesterday’s match epitomised the problems that have been building for several seasons now,” she told Press Association Sport. “What we witnessed was the culmination of years of arrogance and stubbornness. The solution is blindingly obvious and it is painful to watch what is happening to our wonderful club.

“Criticism is never easy to accept but constructive criticism should not be confused with negativity.

“Manchester City are an outstanding team. It is no disgrace to lose to them. What is a disgrace is the manner of the loss, the repetition of mistakes that we have seen countless times before and the post-match sound bites that are offered up as some sort of justification for losses.”

The Gunners were easily beaten by Pep Guardiola’s side, who did not have to be anywhere near their mesmerising best to secure the first major silverware of the season.

The defeat saw more criticism of Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger following a largely-inept display from his team, with Sky Sports commentator Gary Neville labelling a host of Arsenal players “spineless” while there were further harsh words from plenty of other quarters.

Wenger has come under fire in recent years as Arsenal have failed to challenge for the Premier League title. The Frenchman has won three FA Cups in the last four years and penned a new contract following the latest of those successes in May.

“Yesterday’s match wasn’t met with anger and a chorus of ‘Wenger Out’ chants. Instead, there was a sense of inevitability,” Langton continued.

“Few went to the match with high expectations. What we now have amongst Arsenal supporters is a huge dose of apathy. It’s as if the fight has gone because supporters know it’s futile.”
Langton also called on the Arsenal hierarchy to point the finger at Wenger, who many fans believe has been given an easy ride given recent failings.

“Yesterday’s match must mark a turning point,” she added. “For the sake of our football club, the board must grasp the nettle. It is clear that steps (which are acknowledged and welcomed) have already been taken to secure the future of the club but the hardest decision of all still sits with the club and that concerns the manager.

“Nobody is denying what he has achieved for the club but that cannot be used as a self-serving justification to prevent change.

“It simply cannot continue. It is not about winning silverware. The problems are so much more deep-rooted than that and are undermining the values on which our club has been built.”

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El director deportivo de la AS Roma, Monchi, quiere aprovecharse de la falta de protagonismo del joven mediocentro croata en el Real Madrid para lanzarse a por su fichaje en el próximo mercado estival, uniéndose así al interés ya conocido del Manchester United.
Mateo Kovacic fue uno de los jugadores más destacados del inicio de la temporada tras cuajar grandes actuaciones en la Supercopa de España ante el FC Barcelona, pero tras la lesión sufrida ante el APOEL en Liga de Campeones no ha vuelto a tener protagonismo en los planes de Zinedine Zidane a excepción del encuentro de LaLiga Santander ante el FC Barcelona, cuando fue titular con el objetivo de parar a Lionel Messi. Con el paso de las jornadas, y a pesar de que el club blanco está cuajando una mala campaña, el técnico francés apenas da minutos al balcánico, lo que ha provocado que surjan muchas especulaciones sobre su futuro en la entidad.

En este sentido, tras ser relacionado con el Manchester United, el diario italiano Corriere dello Sport asegura que la AS Roma, donde Monchi es el director deportivo, buscará aprovecharse de la falta de protagonismo del talentoso futbolista croata para hacerse con sus servicios el próximo verano. El futbolista de 23 años ya conoce la Serie A tras defender la camiseta del Inter de Milán, por lo que su adaptación al Calcio sería inmediata.

Pese al interés de Manchester United y AS Roma en el futbolista, el Real Madrid no se plantea traspasar a un Mateo Kovacic al que ven como relevo natural de su compatriota Luka Modric de cara al futuro.

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In what was a very tactical and tense game at the top of La Liga in a battle between second placed Atletico Madrid and third placed Valencia, the hosts ran out 1-0 winners after the precision of a thunderous Angel Correa strike on 59 minutes proved the winner in a fairly uneventful clash at the top of the Spanish first division.

Atletico started the game in quick fashion, forcing the pace and pushing Valencia back early on.

The home side were certainly eager to maintain boss Diego Simeone’s unbeaten record against the away side and continued to push Valencia back but with little end product bringing action from Neto.
The best effort from the opening 15 minutes came from Saul Niguez in the 11th minute as the central midfielder fired a 35-yard shot high and wide of the Valencia goal.
Saul saw another chance to try his luck from distance 12 minutes later, the Spanish international’s shot bringing a diving save from Neto despite replays showing the shot inches wide.

Atleti troubled the goal face on 27 minutes when a cross from Vrsalko brought panic in the Valencia defence when Diego Costa attempted an overhead kick, with Antoine Griezmann failing to make the most from the rebound.
Eight minutes later saw Neto in action once more as a thumping header from Costa brought an athletic reaction save from the Brazilian to keep parity.

The closest chance of the half for the away side fell eight minutes before the break when a quick free-kick was passed wide to a free Jose Gaya on the left wing, the Spaniard needing two chances to whip in a ball that finds forward Simone Zaza. The Italian firing a stumbling effort harmlessly wide of Jan Oblak’s goal.

The tense battle continued in similar vein for both sides after the interval. Proceedings were slowed when Atletico centre-back Diego Godin was substituted after being punched in the face by Neto as the pair challenged for a cross – with the Uruguayan defender losing a tooth for his troubles.
Griezmann directed a tame header towards Neto on 53 minutes, bringing a simple save from the keeper as Simeone’s side continued to have the lion’s share of possession.
With half an hour to go, Atleti found their all important breakthrough via a sublime 22-yard pile-driver from the boot of Correa. After receiving the ball in the final third from Koke, the winger had the time to turn, compose and shoot a pin-point shot thunderously past a despairing Neto.

Correa proved troublesome on a couple more occasions, the most notable being another shot in space at the edge of the 18-yard box forcing a save from the Valencia goalkeeper.

As the game drew to a close, despite the introduction of all three substitutes for the away side it failed to generate any new threat or urgency from Marcelino’s men, with Simeone’s side happy to absorb pressure and try and counter.

Valencia’s efforts in the tie were summed up with ten minutes to go when Soler blazed a shot high and wide with Oblak having a relaxed time in goal, meaning Atletico sit as the only side who can really trouble Barcelona at the top, especially after their 1-1 draw with Espanyol earlier on Sunday.