Former England defender Matthew Upson has hailed the recent transfer decision made by Arsenal after the Gunners confirmed that they have tied down youngster Emile Smith-Rowe to a new contract via an official announcement. The 20-year-old midfield sensation was one of the best players at the Emirates last season and his fine performances saw him attract strong interest from a couple of clubs, especially in the Premier League. Aston Villa particularly tabled a bid to Arsenal for the player but the Gunners rejected it immediately as Mikel Arteta insisted that he wants the player to be a part of his
Ex-Premier League player Matthew Upson has told BBC Radio 5 Live that he expects several clubs to queue for West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone after an outstanding season with his club. Johnstoneproduced series of impressive displays for the Baggies in the Premier League this season but it was not enough to secure safety for his team. The Baggies were one of the three teams demoted to the second tier. Fulham and Sheffield United were the other two relegated teams.West Brom goalkeeper Johnstonewas rewarded for his impressive debut season as a Premier League goal minder after he was named the Player
Matthew Upson was impressed with the contributions of Manchester United loanee Jesse Lingard for England during the recent international break especially during the home win over Andorra in what was a qualifying match ahead of the 2022 World Cup tournament in Qatar. Lingard is on loan at West Ham United from Manchester United. He had to join the Hammers during the January transfer window to play regular first team football. The decision to sign for the Hammers on loan till the end of the season has paid off for the Manchester United Academy graduate and Matthew Upson was impressed with
Aston Villa shot stopper Emiliano Martinez has been named one of the best signings of the current season by footballer turned pundit Matthew Upson. Matthew Upson gave the verdict on Emiliano Martinez last week while he was on Sky Sports. The ex-Ipswich Town, West Ham United and Arsenal defender has been impressed with Argentine international goalkeeper since he left his former club Arsenal to join Aston Villa last summer. Aston Villa paid an initial fee of £16m for Emiliano Martinez and the fee could rise to £20m depending on add-ons. Emiliano Martinez had to leave Arsenal for Aston Villa last
Legendary Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted his mistake in letting Matthew Upson leave the club in 2003. Wenger has consistently revealed in the past that the decision was one of his worst as the Gunners boss. Matthew Upson became an Arsenal player in 1997 when the North Londoners paid £2m to sign him. Matthew Upson was signed from Luton Town shortly after he made his professional debut at the club. Upson didn’t really settle at the club as he was farmed out on loan three times. The 41-year-old went to Nottingham Forest in 2000 and that loan spell
Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is considering selling young midfielder Matteo Guendouzi in the summer. The midfielder has earned praise from fans and critics since moving to the club last season. However disciplinary issues could lead to the midfielder exiting the club according to reports from England. Per reports in the Premier League, Arteta is looking to cut ties with Guendouzi this summer. This is not related to his conduct with Brighton star Neal Maupay but his underperformance in the midfield.
In a recent incident, Matthew Upson stated that Liverpool shouldn’t have won the match against Shrewsbury Town and that they could have used the loss as a lesson, specifically directed at the manager Jurgen Klopp. His take on the Liverpool victory has upset Liverpool fans. The German manager Jurgen Klopp chose to stay away from the Anfield and gave the responsibility of the team to the Under 23 manager Neil Critchley. Jurgen Klopp’s decision to let his whole first-team squad rest and let Neil Critchley deal with the young side in the game worked like a charm but got some
Manchester United has not gotten over the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, says Matthew Upson. The scot took the reign of one of the most famous clubs in the world in November 1986. He stayed there as Manager for 26 long years. During his tenor, Manchester United had won 38 trophies including 13 Premier League titles, five FA Cups and two UEFA Champions League titles. In 1998-99 they had won the treble that is the domestic league competition (the Premier League), domestic cup competition (the FA Cup) and European title (the UEFA Champions League). They were the first English football
The transfer window is up and running with the latest news suggesting that Liverpool and West Ham are interested in signing Real Betis ace Junior Firpo. Spanish tabloid Sport claims that the Reds are weighing up a big transfer move for the 22-year-old who has impressed at the Spanish side.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino believes that Barcelona is the favorite to win this season Premier League. The Spanish side will be facing Manchester United in the quarter-finals while Tottenham Hotspur will be facing Manchester City. Mauricio Pochettino said that Barcelona has a really strong squad with some quality players such as Suarez and Lionel Messi. He believes that they are the favorite to win this competition.