Arsenal transfer target Yannick Carrasco suspended by Dalian Yifang

first_img Metro Sport ReporterFriday 21 Jun 2019 1:29 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link289Shares Comment Arsenal transfer target Yannick Carrasco suspended by Dalian Yifang Yannick Carrasco has been suspended by Dalian Yifang (Picture: Getty)Arsenal transfer target Yannick Carasco has been suspended by Dalian Yifang.The 25-year-old returned late from international duty with Belgium last week and subsequently missed his side’s match against Hebei CFFC.Carrasco issued an apology on Twitter after he missed a connecting flight but has failed to escape disciplinary action.‘Yannick Carrasco of the Dalian Football Club was absent from the away game against Hebei China Fortune and missed training,’ the club wrote in a statement.ADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 City‘The club now imposes the following penalties on him: Order Carrasco to apologise to the team within three days and stop training.‘The club has always attached importance to the team’s discipline construction, and no individual is above the collective. The club treats everyone equally.’AdvertisementAdvertisementEarlier this week one of Carrasco’s teammates accused the former Atletico Madrid winger of deliberately incurring a suspension to avoid having to play for his club.Speaking on Chinese social media platform Weibo, Yu Ziqian said: ‘You’re a star and you play well, but you can’t win a game by yourself.‘When we played Shanghai Greenland Shenhua you deliberately got a fourth yellow card (in the season) and got a suspension to avoid playing Shanghai SIPG; and then you went back to Europe ahead of schedule.‘When we played Hebei China Fortune you told the club your plane was late. If you came back one day earlier, how could you be late?‘Now you are back, but you don’t even move in training. When we play training matches you just you just stand around the pitch, you do not attack and do not defend.‘The atmosphere of team training has been ruined. As a professional football player, training and games are as important as life.‘No matter how important a person is, he cannot override the team. I really hope we can say a nice goodbye to you just like we welcomed you at the beginning!’Unai Emery is keen to bring Carrasco to north London, while the player is desperate to return to Europe in order to boost his chances of making Belgium’s Euro 2020 squad.Arsenal, who failed in their attempts to sign Carrasco in January, are, however, struggling to agree a fee with Dalian who are yet to decide whether or not to cash in on their prize asset.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 Arsenalcenter_img Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Heskey would relish Foxes return

first_img The former Foxes striker is available after leaving Newcastle Jets in the Australian A-League. Nigel Pearson’s side have not scored in 500 minutes and have slipped into the bottom three of the Barclays Premier League. Press Association Emile Heskey has revealed he would be keen on a Leicester comeback to help ease their goal woes.center_img Heskey made his name with Leicester, winning the League Cup twice, before making an £11million move to Liverpool in 2000. He already has an ambassadorial role with the club but would rejoin the strugglers as a player if they asked. “It goes without saying, I’d love to come,” said Heskey, who scored 46 goals in 198 appearances for Leicester. “It is a great club that allowed me to get to the platform that I got to. “I was an England international when I was with Leicester so that was a great achievement.” The Foxes go to fellow strugglers QPR on Saturday winless in their last seven games and former England international Heskey, 36, insisted they can turn their form around. “They have got a decent squad there, they just need that little pick me up, a little confidence,” he told BBC Radio Leicester. “It could be anything, just a spark to get going on a run to get out of it.” last_img read more