Written by Albert Echatah
Arsenal should be regarded as one of the favorites to win the Champions League, according to Lens defender Kevin Danso, after the Gunners destroyed the Ligue 1 team 6-0 yesterday night.
This season, Mikel Arteta’s team has mostly operated under the brake, but they made a move Wednesday night to guarantee their advancement as group champions into the next round.
Arsenal put Lens to the sword with five goals in a devastating first-half barrage, setting them up to exact revenge for their earlier tournament loss.
Danso was impressed by the speed and ruthlessness of a team that seemed determined to leave a lasting mark in a tournament they had not participated in for six long years. Jorginho’s late penalty sealed Arsenal’s biggest victory of the season thus far.
‘Arsenal one of the best teams in the world at the moment and we saw that today,’ admitted Austrial international Danso after the game.
‘If they play like they did today obviously (they can win it). There’s a lot of good teams in this competition. You have to take it game by game and day by day.’
Erik ten Hag is anxious to prevent Jadon Sancho from making a “empty gesture,” therefore Manchester United is apparently willing to accept a “significant loss” on him.
Sancho has a disruptive impact on the rest of United’s team, according to manager Ten Hag, who is determined to get rid of the winger.
This season, Sancho and Ten Hag had a nasty falling out, with the Dutchman publicly criticizing his player in the media for his lack of effort in practice. After spending £73 million on him in 2021, United is now willing to suffer a “significant loss” on the player in the January transfer window.
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