GibLive! November 2017

Got a sports story for GibLive!? email us at GibLive! is published by Live Publishing Limited, Registered Office: Unit 3, Bridgebank Industrial Estate, Taylor Street, Horwich, Bolton, England, BL6 7PD. And Printed by DISTASA, Distribuciones Aliasadas S.A. Poligono Industrial La Isla, C/Rio Viejo 60, 41703 Dos Hermanas, Sevilla CIF A-28307494. GibLive! SPORT ARSENAL boss Arsene Wenger has been told by former Eng- land striker Alan Shearer he should apologise to Manches- ter City’s Raheem Sterling for calling him a diver. Wenger felt winger Sterling dived for the penalty that put City 2-0 up in Sunday's 3-1 win at the Etihad. "I believe it was no penalty," Wenger said. "We know that Ster- ling dives well, he does that very well." Shearer said later on BBC’s Match of the Day 2: "There is no way that was a dive and it was a penalty. It's one thing for Wenger to deflect from his team's inad- equacies, it's another to question someone's integrity and be wrong. "I think he owes Sterling an apology." City's win - their ninth succes- sive league victory, a club record for a single season - saw Arse- nal slip to sixth in the Premier League table, 12 points behind the leaders. Wenger was also "upset" by City's third goal, when both Ga- briel Jesus and David Silva could have been flagged for offside. The Frenchman claimed the standard of refereeing is getting worse every year. "I feel the referees don't work enough. The level drops every season at the moment and, over- all, it's unacceptable," he said. HE won the Premier League title in his first season in charge, but al- ready the knives are out for Chelsea boss Antonio Conte. Just days after newspa- per reports that his depar- ture from the club had al- ready been mapped out by the Chelsea board, Conte clashed with one of his most influential players with pundits warning he was playing with fire. Conte axed Brazilian de- fender David Luiz from the squad against Manchester United at the weekend for questioning his tactics in the 3-0 defeat at Roma in the Champions League the week before. And TV pundits were quick to say it’s a move that could cost him his job! Sky Sports panellist Gary Neville said: “Every man- ager who has taken on the players at Chelsea has gone pretty quickly. It is a big call because if you take on these players in that dressing room, where David Luiz is a big influence, a big charac- ter, you can lose at this club. This is not the end of this — this is the start. “Conte has won today, but in two or three weeks’ time if David Luiz is still sat on that bench, every time they concede a goal, the cameras will flip to David Luiz. It was the same with John Terry.” Terry was infamously subbed at half-time by Jose Mourinho during a trounc- ing at Manchester City in 2015. Conte’s bust-up with Luiz is the latest falling-out be- tween the manager and a star player at Chelsea. He has previously fallen out with Diego Costa and Ne- manja Matic, who both left the club. Neville’s fellow pundit Graeme Souness said it was a huge call by Conte.  He said: “You can do it if you are in a position of strength. To do what he has done is an extremely big call. The only other defend- er on the bench was Ethan Ampadu, who is 17.  “It’s a hell of a big call and he got away with it. They’ve won and that is a reminder to everyone in that dressing room who the boss is. “How many allies does David Luiz have in that dressing room? Maybe three or four who would side with him, and that is what makes the manager vulnerable.  Conte ‘playing with fire over Luiz’ PLAYER POWER COULD COST HIM CHELSEA JOB Shearer: Wenger ‘needs to apologise’ “You’re not just falling out with one player, you’re fall- ing out with four, five, six — those six could be worth £200million.” Conte also caused contro- versy at full time after an Al- varo Morata header had giv- the middle of the pitch? I was there. I shook hands with the people who were there. I can’t go and run to chase him.’ Conte said: “The hand- shake is not important, it is important to win the game.” en Chelsea a 1-0 win as he avoided shaking the hand of United manager Mourinho. Mourinho said: “You want me to go and chase him in David Luiz Antonio Conte