Well-liked Nigerian comic and actor, Ali Baba, whose actual identify is Atunyota Akpobome has lashed out at English Premier League membership, Arsenal over their latest poor run of type.
The ace comic who disclosed that he has been supporting the membership since 1981, stated he’s dissatisfied by the membership’s latest performances on the sphere.
“As a fan, I really feel very dangerous particularly with the truth that the Arsenal that we used to know, that had males play soccer, has watered right down to underaged gamers who can not match energy for energy with the gamers that we see today.
“Simply take a look at our defence, again within the days when you could have (Patrick) Vieira, when you could have Kanu Nwankwo, you will notice that these are males and they’ll match you bone for bone, energy for energy. It’s not these secondary college boys which can be enjoying the sport now, take a look at (Pierre-Emerick) Aubameyang.
“Soccer ought to be performed by males. Take a look at the Manchester Metropolis staff, they only have a sprinkling of smallies, could also be two or three small boys. The true job is being accomplished by (Sergio) Agüero and others as a result of they’ve expertise on their sides. This kindergarten staff that we’ve just isn’t the Arsenal that we used to know.
“I started following Arsenal since 1981 from the Barracks because most of the military men all followed Arsenal before Premiership even started. My dad supported Arsenal too but the Arsenal that we have now, the only thing keeping us there is loyalty,” Ali Baba stated throughout an interview with PUNCH On-line interview programme, Kick&Comply with.
He, nevertheless, expressed optimism that regardless of the latest poor run of type, Arsenal is not going to be relegated on the finish of the present season.
However as an answer, he urged the membership to signal higher world-class gamers.
“We will not be relegated but from the time that we started coming fifth, sixth, you knew that the game was hot, and all you needed to do was to buy players and leave these feeder team to be playing underaged football. You can then bring one of them in to be playing with the big boys,” he stated.
Naija Information stories Arsenal underneath Mikel Arteta are at present languishing in fifteenth place on the league desk after struggling to win simply 4 video games, drawing two and shedding eight of the video games performed thus far this season.
On Tuesday, the Gunners had been additionally comprehensively defeated by 4 objectives to at least one by Manchester Metropolis throughout their Carabao cup quarter-final conflict.