‘I should have just Cruyff’d him!’ Ben Foster acknowledges his error after Watford’s loss to Arsenal

first_imgAdvertisement ‘I should have just Cruyff’d him!’ Ben Foster acknowledges his error after Watford’s loss to Arsenal Aubameyang moved onto 18 goals for the Premier League season (Getty Images)Speaking to Sky Sports, Foster said: ‘We’re absolutely gutted in there. I’ve said sorry to the lads and to the fans. I think I should have just Cruyff’d him to be honest with you but it’s not really my style!AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Daryl’s played the ball back to me and I’ve just tried to just drag it onto my left and hit it out wide and before I know it he’s bloody on me, God he’s fast. Fair play to him, he’s absolutely rapid.‘I was walking off the pitch there speaking to Bernd Leno and he said ‘it’s not your fault, he’s too quick!’ and I totally agree, it’s a good goal to be honest.‘With hindsight with players like Aubameyang, you’ve got to just get rid as quick as you can, you know he’s gonna be on you, it’s not the time to mess about. Just shell it even if it goes into row Z.‘I’m definitely not a modern goalie, I’m happy to put it in row Z, they can’t score from row Z. I just thought I’d probably had a little more time than I did and got a bit slow and lazy with it.‘Lesson learned, next time I’ll put my boot through it.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Ben Foster apologised to Watford’s fans after his mistake against Arsenal (Getty Images)Ben Foster has joked that he should have attempted a Cruyff turn after he was caught out by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang during Arsenal’s 1-0 win over Watford at Vicarage Road.The veteran goalkeeper received a back-pass from Daryl Janmaat and took a touch before looking to play the ball out from the back and initiate an attacking move for his side.However, Foster took too long to release the ball and his attempted clearance was blocked by Aubameyang with the ball deflecting into the back of the net after ten minutes.That goal proved to be the winner and Foster admitted that he was guilty of underestimating just how quick Aubameyang is, stating that he felt he had more time to clear the ball.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterMonday 15 Apr 2019 10:58 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link349Shares Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Arsenal line up transfer move for Wolves star Diogo Jota as Mikel Arteta plans summer rebuild

first_imgArsenal are interested in signing Wolves forward Diogo Jota (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have expressed interest in signing Wolves and Portugal forward Diogo Jota this summer, reports say.Jota has thrived at Molineux following his move from Atletico Madrid in 2017, scoring at least ten goals every season since arriving in England.The Portuguese star was a key part of Wolves’ Championship-winning team in 2017-18 and netted ten goals in his debut season in the Premier League.Jota, 23, has continued to impress during the 2019-20 campaign, scoring 15 goals to help Wolves climb to sixth in the Premier League and reach the knockout stages of the Europa League.ADVERTISEMENTMikel Arteta, who is preparing for his first full season as Arsenal manager, wants to sign at least one wide attacker this summer and the Daily Mail say Jota is a top target.AdvertisementAdvertisementJota scored back-to-back hat-tricks in the Europa League earlier in the season and his form has caught the attention of Arsenal, who are currently ninth in the English top-flight.Arsenal boss Arteta, who is currently recovering from coronavirus, has also expressed interest in signing Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe Ghanaian midfielder was part of the Atletico team that knocked Premier League leaders Liverpool out of the Champions League at Anfield on Wednesday night.In Arteta’s first transfer window in charge of Arsenal, the Gunners signed defenders Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares.Arsenal were due to face Brighton this weekend but all professional football in England has been suspended until at least April due to the coronavirus outbreak.MORE: Mikel Arteta sends message to Arsenal fans after testing positive for coronavirusMORE: Pablo Mari raves about ‘unbelievable’ Arsenal star David Luiz Metro Sport ReporterFriday 13 Mar 2020 11:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.6kShares Arsenal line up transfer move for Wolves star Diogo Jota as Mikel Arteta plans summer rebuild Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Commentlast_img read more