The Emirates crowd were stunned as Paul Lambert’s men recovered from a goal down to take a 3-1 win away from London, once again calling Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s transfer policy into question. The Frenchman has long been implored to spend money on big-name players and, after more criticism had been directed his way, he said he was still looking to do so. Press Association Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere admitted he shared the frustrations of the club’s fans after their opening-day loss to Aston Villa. A tricky week awaits the Gunners with a Champions League qualifier against Fenerbahce ahead of them, but Wilshere – while sympathising with the fans – has asked them to stand firm. “Tough to take! Feel the fans frustration but trust me we are giving our all! Must forget today now and focus on Wednesday night!” he wrote on Twitter. “Massive game for us, will be tough in turkey but we must be resilient and brave! Thanks for your support as always!” Christian Benteke scored twice for Villa after Olivier Giroud had put the home side ahead. Laurent Koscielny was also sent off on a miserable afternoon, capped when Antonio Luna put the seal on the visitors’ win.
Accra Hearts of Oak have officially announced the signing of former Karela FC midfielder, Emmanuel Mintah.The deal was announced by Hearts of Oak on Saturday via its Twitter handle.The deal had been in the works in the last few days as the player and the club were engaged in negotiations following Mintah’s departure from Karela in August.Welcome, Emmanuel Mintah to @HeartsOfOakGH .Everyone at the club wishes you the very best during your stay. #WelcomMintah🔴💛🔵#AHOSC pic.twitter.com/s4kR5CbfSK— Phobians (@HeartsOfOakGH) September 7, 2019Mintah featured 13 times for Karela during the NC Special Competition and it is believed that his performances caught the eye of the Phobians who have now added him to their fold ahead of the new Ghana Premier League season.Hearts of Oak’s video to unveil Mintah showed some of his goals for Karela and perhaps, this can be seen as a way of whetting the appetite of Hearts of Oak fans when active football returns to Ghana.