Mancini warns Adam Johnson not believe own hype.

 

Mancini: We knew they wanted more

Mancini: We knew they wanted more

Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has sought to take Adam Johnson down a notch, telling the young England international he’s nowhere near the player he thinks he is and he shouldn’t believe the hype the English media has placed around him.

Mancini: We knew they wanted more

• Johnson not enjoying sub role

Only half of Johnson’s 16 appearances for his club this season have been as a member of Mancini’s starting line-up, with the player seemingly the major loser following David Silva‘s £24million summer arrival from Valencia. Read more of this post

Wenger expecting more Premier League shocks

West Brom shocked Arsenal at the Emirates last month, and Newcastle did the same on Sunday

West Brom shocked Arsenal at the Emirates last month, and Newcastle did the same on Sunday

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes this season’s Premier League title contenders will continue to drop points because they are no longer able to overwhelm the also-rans.

With almost a third of the campaign gone there is a congested look to the top flight, with those challenging at the summit all having suffered surprise setbacks.

Wenger’s Arsenal have been no exception, with their latest shock result coming in Sunday’s 1-0 home defeat to promoted Newcastle.

And the Gunners boss reckons the current trend is down to a combination of the top clubs playing extra games in Europe and the so-called lesser clubs learning to maintain a high intensity for 90 minutes. Read more of this post

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