Merse wants Sarri to drop Kepa

first_imgFormer Arsenal player Paul Merson believes Maurizio Sarri must drop goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga to send a strong message to other players.Kepa blatantly refused to be subbed off in Sunday’s Carabao Cup final loss to Manchester City, which sparked controversy at the club.The Italian manager has tried to calm the incident by insinuating it was a misunderstanding ahead of a crucial game against Spurs on Wednesday night.However, Merson who played under George Graham has advised Sarri to learn from his former boss by replacing Kepa with Willy Caballero.“I think the manager has to stay strong and tell him he’s not playing – he’s got to,” he said on Sky Sports Debate.“If you’re the manager then you’ve got to tell him you’ve shown me no respect otherwise the rest of the players will be thinking ‘wow, come on’.”Merson equally opened up on how he was instantly punished by Graham after disrespecting the former Arsenal manager.WolverhamptonMatch Preview: Wolverhampton vs Chelsea Boro Tanchev – September 13, 2019 Wolverhampton will host Chelsea at the Molineux Stadium in one of the most interesting Premier League games this weekend.🗣️ Kepa and Maurizio Sarri speak out as Chelsea announce that Kepa has been fined a week’s wages for his actions on Sunday pic.twitter.com/RR0aXItLWX— B/R Football (@brfootball) February 26, 2019“I laughed at him once and I didn’t play for two months,” he said.“And, we played Huddersfield in the League Cup and I walked straight down the tunnel. I didn’t play for a month after that. I didn’t show enough respect and got punished so you don’t do it again, although I have done it twice… so maybe don’t use me as an example!“You’ve got to give your manager the respect.”last_img

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