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Welcome to Match of the Day 2 Extra on live BBC Two

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Joining me today, former Everton midfielder Leon Osman,

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Hull defender Alex Bruce, who's currently on loan at Wigan,

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and James Ducker, who's the Telegraph's

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Good afternoon to you all. If you want to get involved, we would love

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to hear from you. Use the hashtag, #bbcfootball,

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on social media Yesterday's Emirates FA Cup

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quarter-final goals as 5-star Gunners book

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their place at Wembley. Manchester City join

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them in the semi-finals with a comfortable win

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at Middlesbrough. A huge result for Hull City

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in their Premier League relegation battle,

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beating Swansea City. And a Josh King hat-trick

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puts Bournemouth six points clear The Sun says Chelsea

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are interested in Manchester The Sunday People claims the Arsenal

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players are shunning Alexis Sanchez and that Wayne Rooney's

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England days are numbered. Arsenal's board have told

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Arsene Wenger to make a decision on his future during

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the international break That's where we will. Four is we

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talk Arsene Wenger and Arsenal. We'll keep you updated

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with the Old Firm Derby. But we start with the goals

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from the Emirates. COMMENTATOR: Than an halt -- Petr

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Cech saves, but only just. Ozil, picks out Mustafi. Little lob.

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Touched on, Giroud. Coming back for Walcott. Theo Walcott! Arsenal have

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the lead on the stroke of half-time. Lincoln City's first half endeavours

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under. Giroud has pulled away from his

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marker. There he is. Miskick from Theo Walcott. Bellerin going with

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Sanchez. Giroud! 2-0! Well worked by Arsenal. They cut through Lincoln

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City, and they head into the FA Cup semifinals barring a miracle

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comeback. Sanchez to Gibbs. It's in. Arsenal

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have a third. And the scoreline suddenly looks a lot more knobs

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sided. -- lopsided. Away from Wood. Alexis Sanchez.

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Brilliantly placed for an Arsenal fourth. They put Lincoln City to the

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sword in the end. Poorly placed, back to Alexis

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Sanchez. They are out on their feet, Lincoln. At the far post, or walked

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into the back of the net for an Arsenal fifth. Aaron Ramsey

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completes the victory. How good was it for your players to

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play with that with and fluency in the second-half? As it does help to

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build confidence. We have been short of confidence, because we had some

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disappointing results recently. In the second half, when the confidence

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was there, you can see the quality came back into our game. Our game is

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about that. Much has been spoken about Alexis Sanchez and what has

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been going on with him in the last few weeks. He played 100% today, no

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one could question his attitude at all. No, people talk, and talk, and

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talk, but it does not mean they talk the truth. But we have to deal with

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that. Performing on the football pitch, that people talk, show what

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we are about, playing with quality and commitment. That is what Alexis

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can do. For you, it has been a tough week or one in your career? I don't

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know. I always, when I have a problem, I try to sort it out. I am

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competitive, I am always focused on solving the problems I face, and in

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our job, when you sold one out, you have straightaway another one.

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Sometimes the size of the problem is bigger, sometimes a bit smaller.

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STUDIO: Let us know whether you think Arsene Wenger should stay or

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go, should he leave Arsenal? Get in touch. Alex, looking at Daniel's

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comments already, he says that Wenger should leave. What is your

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view? Arsenal fans have got to be careful what they wish for. How many

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times in the past have we seen managers leave and people can't

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replace them. Manchester United struggled to replace Alex Ferguson

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after all those years. People need to pay Arsene Wenger more respect

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and what he has done for the club. I wouldn't like to be the man that has

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to fill his boots, that is sure. It is a difficult one. Looking across

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the City, looking at Chelsea, Mourinho leaving, the Messiah at

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Stamford Bridge, Conte comes in and day are going to win the Premier

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League, in my opinion. They might look at that and think they have to

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make a change as well. It will be interesting to see what happens in

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the summer. But for me, I wouldn't like to be the man that fills his

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boots. Back to Wenger in a moment, but there has been a goal in the Old

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Firm derby. Ian Turner. It has gone to Celtic. It has been an even start

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to the game, but Stuart Armstrong has broken the deadlock. Cutting in

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from the left, a low, left foot shot, beating Wes Foderingham in the

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goal. 1-0 after 35 minutes gone. Leon, good afternoon to you. It is

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difficult for Arsene Wenger because they put five past Lincoln City,

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they are in the FA Cup semifinal, but fans on social media and on the

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radio last night saying the time is up and he has to go. Yeah, you know,

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it is a difficult situation. They have come up against a very strong

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Bayern Munich team in the Champions League. They have gone out, albeit a

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lot worse than you would have expected. He is through in the cup.

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He is still in contention for the top four. From that point of view,

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he is doing the job he has done every year, but it is getting to the

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stage where Arsenal fans want more. They want to be challenging for the

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title again. They need to be winning trophies and competing in the

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Champions League. Arsenal fans are demanding more. I also think Arsene

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Wenger's demeanour in general seems flat and a bit deflated of late.

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When any manager gets to that stage, it is may be time to move on. James,

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John Richardson, back page of the Sunday Mirror, apparently the board

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have told him he has to make his mind up in the international break.

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There is a time pressure for Arsenal, if Wenger decides this will

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be his final season, then they need to be able to move and react quite

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quickly. It is a big decision. It will be a big decision for them, who

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they get to replace. The change brought about if Wenger goes from

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the club is huge. We mentioned United before. We saw one guy being

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there the 26 years, and the people at the club was huge. It will be the

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same at Arsenal. That club is modelled to Wenger. Everything that

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happens there has gone through him. He is omnipresent, and he controls

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everything. They will want some time to be able to plot their next path

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if he does decide to go. It is very interesting, it does look like he

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will make his own decision, Wenger. They have been clear in the past

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that Wenger will pick his moment ago. Should it be his decision? I

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don't think so. At any other football club around the land, the

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chairman and the board have their say. It is, but I believe the

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Arsenal board are showing some respect Arsene Wenger. They saying,

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we are not going to sack you, we are not prepared to do that after the

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service you provided to the club. We would like it to be your decision to

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move on. They are showing him the respect, and hope what they consider

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is the right decision. What do you think the players want, Alex?

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Whether we like it or not, we have seen what goes on at other clubs,

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player power exists, we know it is exists. In the dressing room, people

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will want him to stay, and some will want him to leave. Once that play

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every week will him to stay. That is what it is like image dressing room.

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Players there will be happy, but it will be a mixed bag. There will be

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an obvious divide. Especially the players not playing. But you get to

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the point where players like Alexis Sanchez, I think they want more.

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They want to be competing at the top. It gets to a point where they

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are thinking, Arsene Wenger doesn't seem to be the man to do it. They

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will want to bring in better players. There is such uncertainty

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about Arsenal at the minute. Back in my time, I have played for managers,

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David Moyes left of his own will, Roberto Martinez was under a cloud,

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and ended up getting the sack. For the period before that, there was

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such uncertainty for the players of being there next year. What was

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going to happen? Are we looking to strengthen the team? Will I fit in

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with the new manager? So much is going on that there is such big

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uncertainty and you don't know where the club is going. What is it like

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listening to the same voice, you had David Moyes for so long at that

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club, sometimes does it get to a point where players need to be

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reinvigorated and tested? I think they probably do. It depends on the

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type of manager you have got. I have got to be honest, David Moyes is the

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type that is in your face. If he feels that you are not doing it, he

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will demand it from you. For everything I hear about Arsene

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Wenger in Arsenal's dressing room, he is quiet and lets people get on

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with things. That type of manager will be more susceptible to the

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lethargy that comes with uncertainty of not knowing who the new manager

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is coming in. An interesting piece in the Sunday Times survey by

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Jonathan North Croft. If you take a look at this, it is basically about

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the young talent that Arsene Wenger brought to the club. People like

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Aaron Ramsey, Karl Jenkins, and Jack Wilshere, James, and a suggestion

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from here that there are questions about whether he can get the best

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out of the British talent. The players that have been written about

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today, can they improve? You mentioned Gibbs and Walcott as well,

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can't you. Wilshere is a difficult one. They look to him as the one

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with the talent that they thought would become the creative fulcrum of

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their midfield 47-8 years. -- the 7-8 years. He has massively been

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debilitated by injuries. Some of the other players, have they actually

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have the quality and the skill set to get Arsenal to the level that

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they want to? I would maybe argue not in the case of Jenkinson and

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Kieran Gibbs. You mean, initially? They have definitely been good

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Arsenal squad players, but are they actually good enough to win games,

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dictate that team? We have seen some English players down the years that

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have been the driving forces in their side. Walcott, you know, he

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has flattered to deceive at times. There have been moments where you

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have thought he is turning a corner and the penny is dropping, but he

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falls short. Aaron Ramsey, very gifted, but hasn't really, sort of,

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dominated in a way that they would have hoped. That has been the issue.

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Have they been quite good enough to start with to get Arsenal to wear

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they want to? Maybe they have had some of the from players coming in,

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if they had been of a better quality, bringing different

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attribute to the team. You might have seen those players kick off.

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Only Arsene Wenger knows how they are performing in training, only

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Arsene Wenger knows whether he sees whether they are capable of getting

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through all the games, but I just feel that to get the best out of

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these young players from 21-24, they need to play every week. There is a

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rotation that goes on at Arsenal that they never get a head of steam

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up. Wilshere in and out of the team, picking up injuries.

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Oxlade-Chamberlain can never find a position, he picks up injuries

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because he is in and out of the team. On the flip side, Aaron Ramsey

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had a whole season in the team and was arguably Player of the Season

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because he played regularly. Since then, there is so much rotation at

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Arsenal that you can't get a set team. There is so much choice that

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he wants to keep them all happy, and you suffer for it. Being brutal and

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if we are honest, and Arsenal fans won't want to hear this as well,

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Alex, if you look at the quality of European football we have seen, the

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magnificent game midweek, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain. Arsenal

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were few million eight, and it shouldn't happen to them. It comes

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down to the squad that Arsene Wenger has assembled, it is not good enough

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to compete at the top level. You could say that, and the result

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against Bayern Munich, 10-2, it is a very bad result. We all know that.

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The players have is bonded in the right way yesterday. I know they

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were playing Lincoln, no disrespect to them, to win 5-0 will give them

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confidence. But when you compete with Bayern Munich, Barcelona, where

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Arsenal fans want to get to, they are a million miles off at the

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minute. To compete with those players, you have to spend the

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money. I know he has spent money, and when you spend it, you have to

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buy the right players. Are they top, top European players? They have not

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shown it. What might they have spent a lot of money. They have got to do

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better. Recruitment has got to be better. A lot of England's top clubs

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would struggle against Bayern Munich. I don't think that is

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necessarily... Manchester City would be beaten 10- to? I am sure they

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wouldn't be, but as we have seen all teams have struggled in the

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Champions League in recent years -- 10-2. The difference is, certainly

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in the Premier League, they look well short of Chelsea, and even

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Spurs at times. So the jump to Bayern Munich, that ilk of team, it

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is getting greater. The great frustration for Arsenal fans is, it

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is not that they have been miles and miles away, they always seem to be

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perennially 2-3 players short. They are just not resilient enough,

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they seem flimsy when the going gets tough. They are not physically

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dominating to grind a result out. Chelsea can accommodate a physically

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dominant. Look back years ago when Arsene Wenger and his team were

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dominating, Vieira, Adams, they were big guys. I don't see Arsenal having

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that. If you are ever stuck in a bar with

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Martin, he will say he would look around at dressing room and he would

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see Vieira, at Old Trafford, he would think, we are winning because

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we have a team of battlers are really hard men.

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I was fortunate to play against the Arsenal team. People think Vieira

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was a powerhouse, Tony Adams. But you looked at Pires, they were

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monsters. Over Miles. Not in size but they had the blend.

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Perez, the flair player, 6-foot three inches, strong, physically

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built. Arsene Wenger's teams have come so far away from that. When the

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going gets tough, if they don't play well and dominate, they don't win

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games. You can turn up, Ozil, Number ten. Arsenal have two or three, you

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can outplay the bottom clubs but go to Chelsea, there are too many

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players not doing enough work. Great discussion, Wenger, in or out?

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We don't know. You are saying out? You don't know. Respectfully out,

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well said. Half term -- Half-time at the Old

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Firm clash. The opening 25 minutes, Rangers

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started really well, Waghorn should have given them the lead. Craig

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Gordon said that, it was vital. Stuart Armstrong fired in from 20

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yards. Rangers did not sustain further damage to give them the

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chance to regroup at the break. 60,000 at the east end of Glasgow.

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Thank you. From 1:30pm on BBC One,

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the FA Cup quarterfinal Eilidh Barbour's already

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in position at White Hart Lane. The stage is set for the penultimate

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game of this FA Cup quarterfinal weekend, sure to be a tasty one.

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Spurs might be for dictators above, but Neil Harris and his side are on

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a 17 match unbeaten run which includes knocking out three

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Premiership sides. I am joined by Michael Dawson, former Spurs

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captain, and Teddy Sheringham who played with both sides. Millwall say

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they fear no one, had difficult will they be?

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Really difficult. I have seen them a couple of times this year, really

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impressed with Neal Harris, a real unity. They will come here today and

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enjoy the day. Michael, I think Mauricio Pochettino

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underestimated lower League opponents last time, you must be

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expecting a strong Spurs side today. The FA Cup can have upsets, and it

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was nearly with Wickham. Millwall, but they have done in the League and

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FA Cup is impressive. Harry Kane, a lot said about how

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well he has been playing recently. What was he like to play alongside?

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He is a finisher. Teddy was a finisher. And probably watches him

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with pleasure. If he gets half a sniff, as with

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Everton, it ends up at the back of the net. Another two hat-tricks in

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the past few weeks. He cut his teeth at Millwall, what

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is it like come up against a team you have played for?

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We had Harry speak in the week about his affection for Millwall. It is a

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good ground for any young player. They put you to the sword as fans.

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If you come through, you have half a chance of building your character

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and becoming a footballer which is what Harry did at Millwall and is

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proving to go on to bigger and better things with Spurs.

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Neal Harris, you played with him at Millwall, what has he brought to the

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club, not just results, but a sense of unity in the community.

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I didn't actually play with Neal. He played in an era at the old Den, you

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get a feeling of how things are amongst the supporters. He has

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brought that along as a player and a coach and manager. He knows all

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about Millwall and the feeling at the club. It is special. They will

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be a formidable team to play against. A big ask for Tottenham.

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Millwall will enjoy themselves. Prediction, Michael?

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3-1, Spurs. A little closer, maybe 2-1, Spurs.

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Thank you very much, all looking very sharp.

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I am used to seeing him in a tracksuit!

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Mauricio Pochettino has done a great job, they have to win a trophy.

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You look at Spurs, they have developed well under Mauricio

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Pochettino. They nearly won the title last season, got close this

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season, they need that first piece of silverware to develop the club.

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Jose Mourinho likes to do it, at Chelsea, at Manchester United.

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I feel that is where Spurs are. Millwall will have something to say.

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Are you a romantic for the FA Cup, do you want the four big boys in?

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It has been terrific, the FA Cup, the upsets this year, getting to the

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quarterfinals. Millwall, there will be something quite exciting for the

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big boys in the semifinal. When you get to that stage, he would like to

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see ultra competitive games and perhaps a really good final. It is a

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big ask on their hands, Millwall. You like the romance up until the

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quarterfinal point. But if you are tuning in to watch it, a top

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Premiership team against a championships team which has

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happened on occasion, it is an anti-climax.

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We got there as well! Hull City almost beat Arsenal.

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Do you fancy Millwall to swing a surprise?

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Not funny. It will be a good tie, a Derby down there Tottenham will be

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too strong. Lots of FA Cup action. And a big day

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in the Premiership, three fixtures, what a win for Hull City?

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Exactly what we needed. In recent weeks they haven't picked up too

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many points. It was a must win game. They came up with the goods.

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Did you play alongside Lou Massey at Everton?

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I have to be honest, Nouiasse. You have seen how Roberto Martinez

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treated him and Ronald Koeman. It is great to see him having gone to

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Holland and found his feet and scoring goals.

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He has obviously been frustrated at Everton. The games I have seen him,

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he has been a handful. He gave an interview where he said

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he had no idea why he was frozen out. He has gone to Hull City. He

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has been fired up by the experience at Goodison.

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There is back. He is working with a very able coach. Look at Silva

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coming in. I thought the likes of Snodgrass were going because they

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wanted to get rid of some big earners and get money in, in

:25:46.:25:49.

anticipation of the Premiership. Silva said that is not the case. He

:25:50.:25:54.

wanted to build his team. I have watched them quite a bit

:25:55.:25:59.

recently. They look so well drilled as a team. Actually very fluid going

:26:00.:26:04.

forward. Supporting the attack pretty well. Before it was an issue

:26:05.:26:09.

getting the best out of Tom Huddlestone. There has always been

:26:10.:26:17.

an abundance of talent. But doing it on a consistent basis has been

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difficult. He looks like a manager who believes, and playing much, very

:26:23.:26:28.

much to his strength. I fancy them to stay up.

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Sometimes, you are always, no matter how good a player you are, if you

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don't fit in with the management style, you have no chance. I don't

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think this was the player they thought they were getting. Hull are

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now getting the best out of him. Man City, is Aguero a Pep Guardiola

:26:55.:27:00.

player. There is talking the men be there next season. He has brought

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Jesus into gently push Aguero away. Maybe he doesn't super-team.

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This can happen. Alex, I talked to you in December about Hull City. You

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are on loan at Wigan. Hull City is your parent club. He said there was

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confident they could get out of trouble.

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Is there still that feeling? They have been in that relegation

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battle before. They have experience with Dawson, Davies, McGuire. That

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will stand them in good stead. Middlesbrough haven't really

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experienced it. They have just been away to a training camp in Portugal

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working hard. I have seen the preparation and organisation. The

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way he started as manager has been very good.

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Marco Silvestri the ground sharing with Hull FC, the Rugby League side,

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it is impossible. They played at the KCOM on Friday, then Premiership

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football, hardly ideal, the next day.

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The pitch will get cut up terribly. I was in Russia with United last

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week, the pitch was diabolical. It can get cut up quickly. Wigan

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have had those battles, rugby and football being played on it.

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For markers of them that will be frustrating. He will want everything

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he can -- Marco Silva. It depends who you are playing.

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Playing Man City. Swansea. Sometimes it will super-team. It could make it

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more difficult. Let us talk about Swansea City.

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Given the result yesterday. It has died them straight back into it. One

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moment they are thinking a couple of results we might be out of the

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relegation worries around Easter. Suddenly they are back in it.

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The run Swansea had over recent weeks, many thought that is it.

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It was a must win as Alex said for Hull yesterday and they got that.

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Now Swansea amongst other teams are back in there. I watched a bit of

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the game yesterday. When Llorente went off, they had a few injuries.

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In the first half they controlled proceedings.

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Then they fell to pieces. When you take your main goal threat

:29:40.:29:43.

out of the team, the opposition get a boost. When they saw the Venter

:29:44.:29:49.

go, the lads would have had a boost. They have teams in and around them

:29:50.:29:53.

to play so there is hope for Swansea.

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They are better equipped to get out of it?

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Hull and Swansea of the form teams at the bottom. They had a difficult

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one fixtures. Their promises even in defeat against the big boys says a

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lot about where they are going. Look at Crystal and Middlesbrough,

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they have really difficult run-ins. Whole, Swansea have a favourable set

:30:16.:30:22.

of fixtures to come. They have momentum and form and looked like

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they have belief. They look like they can score goals. I expect both

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to steer clear. It will be close. Who is going down? Palace might call

:30:31.:30:43.

with Middlesbrough. So Sam is not going to keep them on? We will have

:30:44.:30:54.

two C. -- we will have to see. The other side maybe don't have the same

:30:55.:30:59.

pace and quality that Palace and Sam have at their disposal? Absolutely.

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As Sam went into the Crystal Palace dressing room, he rubbed his hands

:31:08.:31:09.

together and thought it was brewing. He has never joined a team at the

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bottom of such talent. But you can't get the talent to work as hard as it

:31:16.:31:18.

needs to come and get them to perform, then you will be in

:31:19.:31:21.

trouble. Hard-working teams will always outperform. They have

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something like five of the top six to come. And all of the teams at the

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top are fighting. That is a good point. It is really competitive up

:31:34.:31:41.

there. That is the problem. If it was a different run in four Palace,

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you would always back Sam Allardyce to get them out. That might well end

:31:46.:31:49.

up being the case, but he has a tough task on his hands. Palace fans

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switching off now, well done, James. Here's a question for you, Alex and

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Leon, Josh King, he scores but missed a penalty, then gets another

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penalty, then Benik Afobe gets the next, and misses. As a player, would

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you take the next penalty? I would be halfway down the tunnel, to be

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honest. I would run as far away from the penalty as I could. I was

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hopeless at penalties! I was fortunate to have someone like

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Leighton Baines, who was unbelievably good at taking

:32:24.:32:29.

penalties. He was very confident stepping up. Some players would like

:32:30.:32:33.

to argue over it. Some players are confident. But ultimately, stepping

:32:34.:32:37.

up to put the ball on the spot, he has got to be confident. We had

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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink in the studio yesterday. He was

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disappointed. He said, if you are the penalty taker and you have

:32:47.:32:49.

missed one but scored, you should be taking the second penalty. It would

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be hats off to anyone that has missed one to show character to take

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one again. It is a problem for Bournemouth, because they were two

:32:59.:33:02.

dire penalties, missing the target with the first one. It would be nice

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for him to take it again, but I am sure Afobe... I was told off by

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Geneva Hasselbaink for saying it was a rubbish penalty. He said it was a

:33:15.:33:16.

good save by the goalkeeper. Where do you sit on that? -- Jimmy Floyd

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Hasselbaink. Now the goalkeepers are turning off! If it is going in the

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corner and it is safe, it is a good save. It was a poor penalty and an

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OK say. With regards to penalties, what usually happens is, you have a

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guy on penalties, and a guy jumping on the bit to take a penalty. The

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rule is, if you miss one, I am on them. He scored from the penalties

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but against United in a previous week. Watching Josh King, his

:33:53.:33:57.

reaction after missing that penalty. He ended up scoring a hat-trick, he

:33:58.:34:02.

didn't let the penalty miss go to his head at all. Actually, his

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response and his reaction was outstanding. In that sense, seeing

:34:07.:34:12.

that resilient streak he has, I was a bit surprised he didn't step up

:34:13.:34:15.

and take it, because I don't think he is a player that shies away.

:34:16.:34:20.

You are based here and you cover Manchester City and Manchester

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United, how much of Josh King had you seen at United? He made a couple

:34:26.:34:30.

of substitute appearances in the first team. I saw him a bit in the

:34:31.:34:34.

reserves. He was 14 when he came from Norway. He was well thought of.

:34:35.:34:43.

A tidy player, certainly when he moved to Blackburn, a lot of people

:34:44.:34:51.

thought, United have a good player in the making there. It didn't quite

:34:52.:34:55.

work out for him. You are starting to see in the past two seasons at

:34:56.:34:59.

Bournemouth, he is delivering on that promise. You almost forget, we

:35:00.:35:05.

said it off air, he is Norwegian. It looks like he has been here forever,

:35:06.:35:10.

classically English, strong centre forward. He has a good touch. You

:35:11.:35:16.

are starting to see he has an eye for goal as well. For him having

:35:17.:35:22.

that confidence, playing regularly, it has maybe brought him up to

:35:23.:35:27.

another level. Is he a top striker? I think he is some way off that yet.

:35:28.:35:33.

But he has been key for Bournemouth this year. The first time ever,

:35:34.:35:36.

Eddie Howe celebrating with a player getting the winning goal, the first

:35:37.:35:42.

time you see Eddie Howe unruffled. He is so calm in front of camera. A

:35:43.:35:47.

lot of that is down to getting three points, because he knows he is in a

:35:48.:35:51.

battle. But also, he has been publicly critical of the FA, saying

:35:52.:35:55.

that five matches is harsh on Tyrone Mings, does he have a point, Alex?

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He does a little bit. Only Tyrone Mings knows if he meant it or not.

:36:02.:36:05.

If he did, in five games is probably fair. It shows how much pressure are

:36:06.:36:13.

on these games. As you say, Eddie Howe is normally a cool customer. He

:36:14.:36:18.

was doing a Jose Sa the touchline yesterday. It obviously meant a lot

:36:19.:36:23.

to get the three points. The draw last week, the Bournemouth lads have

:36:24.:36:27.

taken confident out of that. The Tyrone Mings incident and the

:36:28.:36:31.

aftermath, is that something, James, that you think might be able to

:36:32.:36:34.

galvanise the club and the togetherness in the dressing room in

:36:35.:36:39.

a relegation battle? To a degree, possibly. I think there is more a

:36:40.:36:43.

sense of injustice on Bournemouth's part. I think they genuinely feel he

:36:44.:36:47.

has been harshly treated, it is that more than anything else that might

:36:48.:36:51.

galvanise them. I was slaughtered on social media last week for

:36:52.:36:57.

suggesting it was far from clear cut that Tyrone Mings meant it. I think

:36:58.:37:02.

if you see before he surveys the wreckage in front of him, he looks

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at Rooney and Ibrahimovic, puts his hand, and make a big leap. He is not

:37:08.:37:12.

looking anywhere, he is not looking at Ibrahimovic. He is looking ahead

:37:13.:37:18.

and to the side. I think, clearly, obviously, it looked bad, but I was

:37:19.:37:22.

surprised that the FA came down so heavily, because I didn't think it

:37:23.:37:26.

was that clear cut. Are you saying three and three would have been

:37:27.:37:29.

fairer? That would have been fairer. Ibrahimovic has clearly

:37:30.:37:36.

intentionally elbowed him. There are a lot of pros that have argued

:37:37.:37:40.

otherwise and said that he knows what he is doing. Having looked

:37:41.:37:43.

closely at his body language, his line of sight, what he was doing

:37:44.:37:48.

when he made the jump, I am far from convinced that it was deliberate. It

:37:49.:37:52.

was a shame it resulted in that because it was a good, old-fashioned

:37:53.:37:56.

scrap. They both gave each other a little bit. They came out after the

:37:57.:38:00.

game and said they enjoyed the physical battle. For that to happen,

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it put a damper on on the afternoon. Your opinion, Leon? I think it was

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dangerous. I don't know if he meant it, like Alex said, only he will

:38:09.:38:15.

know. If you can see someone is lying on the floor and his head is

:38:16.:38:18.

down. You have got to avoid it. Make sure you jump ten yards further or

:38:19.:38:23.

landowner backside or something. You can't have a chance of standing on

:38:24.:38:27.

someone's head. In my opinion, it was dangerous and deserved a ban. Do

:38:28.:38:32.

you think five is justified? No, three would have been fine, but once

:38:33.:38:35.

you start appealing things, it is always going to be made even bigger.

:38:36.:38:41.

It was dangerous play, clearly, that's why he has got it. It is the

:38:42.:38:46.

extra two matches because they thought it was intentional, I would

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argue that. Let's go back to White Hart Lane, a cracking quarterfinal

:38:51.:38:53.

coming up on BBC One, Tottenham against Millwall. Here is the team

:38:54.:38:58.

is. A shrunk Tottenham team to reach the

:38:59.:39:01.

semifinals for the first time in five years. Four changes from the

:39:02.:39:09.

3-2 win against Everton last weekend, trivia in at right back the

:39:10.:39:13.

Kyle Walker, Winks comes in for Dembele, who is not on the bench.

:39:14.:39:21.

There are two changes for Millwall, unbeaten in their last 17 games, a

:39:22.:39:25.

big blow for their goalkeeper Jordan Aja who started his career at top

:39:26.:39:29.

them, but he is not fit today. Tom King continues between the sticks.

:39:30.:39:34.

Morrison starts with Gregory, and Jed Wallace on loan from

:39:35.:39:39.

Wolverhampton comes on. Millwall have blocked out three Premier

:39:40.:39:42.

League teams so far on their own patch, can they repeat the triggered

:39:43.:39:48.

White Hart Lane? Don't forget to join Gary Lineker and the team 1:30.

:39:49.:39:57.

Plain sailing for Manchester City yesterday in the FA Cup quarterfinal

:39:58.:40:00.

at the Riverside. COMMENTATOR: Toure looking for

:40:01.:40:18.

Zabaleta, who is free. Surely in the end it's got to go in. It does from

:40:19.:40:25.

David Silva. A disastrous start for Middlesbrough, just past the two

:40:26.:40:27.

minute mile. Manchester City already in front.

:40:28.:40:35.

Leadbetter's corner, and they haven't! Claudio Bravo almost

:40:36.:40:43.

conceding. Here's the second one. Just over.

:40:44.:40:47.

Here goes de Bruyne. He's got Sterling away to his right. He's

:40:48.:40:55.

seen him. Raheem Sterling looking for Aguero. Middlesbrough survive

:40:56.:41:06.

yet again. Silva, well worked. Sane in full

:41:07.:41:17.

stride. In towards Aguero... Finally! The scoreline has a more

:41:18.:41:22.

realistic look about it. Sergio Aguero, four in four in the FA Cup.

:41:23.:41:33.

STUDIO: If we are honest, it was all too easy for Manchester City

:41:34.:41:37.

yesterday, but what they need given the huge week they have. A big

:41:38.:41:41.

testing week, Monaco in the Champions League, it is finely

:41:42.:41:51.

balanced, Guardiola says that if they do not score, they will go out.

:41:52.:41:57.

A big week for them. Particularly after the disappointing result

:41:58.:42:02.

against Stoke three, drawing 0-0, that was a cakewalk for them

:42:03.:42:06.

yesterday, evidence yet again of how exhilarating they can be going

:42:07.:42:09.

forward. Talking of cakes, I never thought I would say it on live

:42:10.:42:14.

television, you saw Ibrahimovic in a cafe be was eating a cake? No, he is

:42:15.:42:21.

a bit healthy. Were you eating a cake? I was. That is the difference

:42:22.:42:27.

between me and Zlatan! He is a beast of a man, I have never seen such a

:42:28.:42:31.

big, physical presence. He walked in, and you hear people say he is a

:42:32.:42:36.

big lad. It is Chelsea against Manchester United in the FA Cup as

:42:37.:42:39.

well live on BBC One tomorrow evening. That is your Sunday and

:42:40.:42:41.

Monday plan for you. Graeme Souness says

:42:42.:42:43.

in the Sunday Times that "with Ibrahimovic suspended United

:42:44.:42:45.

have little or no chance That is what Graeme Souness says,

:42:46.:42:54.

agree or disagree? Agree, if I am honest. He has been such a

:42:55.:43:00.

figurehead for them this season. Scoring probably 40% of all of their

:43:01.:43:04.

goals. He is also assisting them, he is a big physical presence up there.

:43:05.:43:09.

I think they will really miss him. With Chelsea being social at home, I

:43:10.:43:13.

can't see anything except a Chelsea win. Little or no chance, James? I

:43:14.:43:20.

think there is a chance. The issue is for me, less Ibrahimovic being

:43:21.:43:24.

out, and more fatigue, this will be United's, they have had 45 games

:43:25.:43:29.

this season, it will be their 46. Chelsea have had 43. Majesty night

:43:30.:43:36.

it had been to Russia playing on a god awful pitch -- Manchester United

:43:37.:43:42.

have been to Russia. 5-6 players will come into the team that didn't

:43:43.:43:48.

feature. They have shown signs in the last few games in the second

:43:49.:43:52.

half of looking battle weary. I think that will tell tomorrow night.

:43:53.:43:57.

Particularly when you look at how formidable and aggressive and

:43:58.:44:01.

strong, Chelsea are, that will be a problem. If they are that reliant on

:44:02.:44:07.

Zlatan, a number of United fans want Antoine Griezmann. He gave an

:44:08.:44:10.

interview in the week saying that he is happy in Spain. It shocked a lot

:44:11.:44:14.

of people. The fans hoping he would come to United. Will it materialise?

:44:15.:44:20.

It doesn't necessarily mean a great deal. I expect he will move to Old

:44:21.:44:25.

Trafford in the summer. Clearly, with the big deals, there are always

:44:26.:44:29.

convocation is an things can change. It looks nailed on in April... They

:44:30.:44:33.

need to get the Champions League, that has got to be a guarantee,

:44:34.:44:38.

surely? Not necessarily. It wasn't a factor for Paul Pogba and

:44:39.:44:44.

Ibrahimovic coming. The framework of a deal is in place with the player.

:44:45.:44:49.

The problem with a lot of deals is the negotiations with transfers, but

:44:50.:44:53.

he already has a clause in his contract, if activated, Atletico

:44:54.:44:57.

Madrid can do nothing about now. There are lots of complexities. It

:44:58.:45:05.

is complex to invoke clauses, but if they want, he is therefore ?85

:45:06.:45:09.

million, and there is nothing Atletico can do about it. It is

:45:10.:45:15.

likely to go semi-only will leave in the summer. He'd of the

:45:16.:45:19.

extraordinary step of reducing the length of his contract, so he is now

:45:20.:45:23.

a free agent. There is talk of him going to Italy. That could change.

:45:24.:45:29.

But if he goes, maybe is it the start of the break-up of that sad,

:45:30.:45:33.

Diego Godin is a bit older now. I think Antoine Griezmann will go. Is

:45:34.:45:37.

it possible he will stay in Spain for another year? Yes, but he is 25

:45:38.:45:44.

and that is a good age to move. Ibrahimovic will stay, I expect. He

:45:45.:45:48.

will give them another matchwinner, it will give them a game changer

:45:49.:45:49.

that they need. From a Chelsea perspective, hard to

:45:50.:46:04.

be at Stamford Bridge? The Arsenal team, Chelsea are the

:46:05.:46:09.

opposite. They have such a strong spine, physical players and they

:46:10.:46:13.

have proved this year they don't get beaten. They have a never say die

:46:14.:46:18.

attitude. It will be a great game tomorrow night. Man United have

:46:19.:46:22.

improved in recent months. Jose has put his stamp on the game. I would

:46:23.:46:26.

like to see Wayne Rooney given a chance if he is fit. It is a great

:46:27.:46:31.

occasion for him to show what he can do.

:46:32.:46:36.

Really enjoyed your company today, thank your very much this afternoon.

:46:37.:46:41.

Chelsea v Manchester United is live on BBC One and

:46:42.:46:43.

You can watch Spurs v Millwall shortly.

:46:44.:46:50.

And don't forget MOTD2 tonight with highlights

:46:51.:46:54.

They're calling it an entertainment extravaganza

:46:55.:47:13.

audience fun and frolics and outrageous shenanigans.

:47:14.:47:17.