MATCHDAY: Milan eyes top area; resurgent Arsenal v Newcastle
A take a look at what’s happening around European soccer on Monday: ITALY AC Milan requires a minimum of a draw at Cagliari to reclaim top place outright in Serie A, although there are coronavirus concerns ahead of the Rossoneri’s journey to Sardinia. Milan postponed its trip to Cagliari from Sunday to Monday amid reports that Milan gamers had actually tested positive for COVID-19. Inter Milan’s win over Juventus on Sunday moved the Nerazzurri level on points with Milan.
ENGLAND Steve Bruce will go head-to-head with Mikel Arteta hoping to follow in his steps when Newcastle plays away at Arsenal. Bruce has presided over a run of 8 games in all competitors without a win for Newcastle, contributing to pressure on the supervisor. By contrast, Arteta has stopped the rot at Arsenal in recent weeks having actually gone unbeaten in five matches. The Gunners have actually risen to 11th location in the Premier League and into the 4th round of the FA Cup after knocking out Newcastle. “At the minute, results have not been great enough for us,” Bruce said. “A couple of weeks back, it was Arteta … it is part and parcel of the Premier League. If you don’t get enough outcomes, then regrettably that’s the way it is nowadays and we need to accept it, then you come under pressure.” Newcastle last won in the league on Dec. 12 to sit 7 points above the transfer zone in 15th location.
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