Like every evening, FCM offers you the 3 OM news of the day! On the program this Monday: OM and Rennes back to back, Paris the only leader, a headache for Igor Tudor against Angers? Pablo Longoria tried everything to bring Saliba back.
Ligue 1: OM and Rennes back to back, Monaco are a hit, Paris the only leader…
The Olympic de Marseille could not do better than a draw this Sunday against Stade Rennais (1-1). The Marseillais are second in Ligue 1, two points behind Paris-Saint-Germain.
After five consecutive victories in Ligue 1, Olympique de Marseille conceded a draw at home against Rennes this Sunday (1-1). A setback for the Marseilles who left first place to Paris-Saint-Germain, winner of Olympique Lyonnais at Groupama Stadium (0-1).
On Sunday, AS Monaco continues its recovery. The club from the Principality largely won in Reims (0-3) and now ranks fifth in the championship. Nice conceded their fourth defeat of the season at home against Angers (0-1). The SCO will face OM on the next day. RC Lens, still undefeated this season, could not do better than a draw in Nantes (1-1). The Sang-et-Or are 4th in Ligue 1, 2 points behind Olympique de Marseille.
The results of the 8th day of Ligue 1
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In the standings, OM are second in Ligue 1, two points behind their Parisian rival. Lorient the podium. SCO Angers, Marseille’s next opponent in the league, is fourteenth.
OM: Already a headache for Tudor against Angers?
After receiving a new warning this Sunday against Rennes, Nuno Tavares will be suspended for the trip to Angers, after the international break.
Warned by Mr. Bastien this Saturday against Rennes (1-1), Nuno Tavares will not take part in OM’s next Ligue 1 match. 1, will have to do without the Portuguese left side who received his third warning since the start of the championship. Igor Tudor does not have another left piston specialist in his squad. If Sead Kolasinac has often played in this position at Arsenal, he has been more comfortable since the start of the season in the three-man defense. The Croatian coach could choose to align Jonathan Clauss on the left flank of the defense and establish Issa Kaboré in his place on the right (or vice versa). A new puzzle in perspective for Igor Tudor…
— GP013 (@Gp_013) September 18, 2022
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“With my agents we always wanted a purchase option but…”
Author of three goals in Ligue 1 with Olympique de Marseille since the start of the season, Nuno Tavares is making a promising start with the Marseille club. The Portuguese defender was once again very moving against Rennes this Sunday at the Stade Vélodrome (1-1). The 22-year-old defender had explained on RMC that he would have preferred that a purchase option be integrated into his loan but that he was still happy and determined to succeed in Marseille.
“With my agents we always wanted an option to buy but Arsenal didn’t want there to be one. We wanted there to be one. But that’s no longer important, I’m in Marseille, and with or without an option I’m happy. » Nuno Tavares – source: RMC (09/02/2022)
Mercato OM: Saliba’s return, Longoria tried everything but…
After a season spent in the colors of OM, William Saliba has returned to Arsenal. Pablo Longoria did his best to bring the French defender back and even tried a final approach at the end of the transfer window, in vain.
Loaned last season to OM, William Saliba returned to London this summer. The French defender left a wonderful memory to Marseille supporters with a qualification for the Champions League acquired during the last day of the championship. Despite his new very high rating on the transfer market, Pablo Longoria tried everything to bring Saliba back to Marseille for an additional season. According to information from Italian journalist Luca Bendoni, a close collaborator of Gianluca Di Marzio, the Marseille president would have multiplied the exchanges with the agent of the 21-year-old defender in the hope of doing so at OM, in vain …
“I am at home here. I love London, I love the club,” Arsenal centre-back William Saliba says of the possibility of a new contract. ⚪️🔴 #AFC
—Luca Bendoni (@LucaBendoni) September 18, 2022
I am at home here
The indisputable starter of the last season with OM, Saliba’s successful performances in club opened the doors to him for the French team a few months before the World Cup. The 21-year-old defender has also turned a corner since his return to England. An essential part of Mikel Arteta’s system, he has already scored two goals since returning to the Gunners. If the tricolor international has never hidden his intention to continue his adventure on the side of Marseille, he is sent today very happy to Arsenal. Long hoped for by supporters, a return to OM now seems totally impossible. The former ASSE defender has also made it known that he no longer has any intention of leaving the Gunners. “I’m at home here, I love London, I love this club. I like everything here, I feel at home”
Saliba puts Arsenal ahead by a header! ⚽ pic.twitter.com/WloxnggRE2
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) September 18, 2022
“Saliba is the kind of Champions League player you need”
In Débat Foot Marseille, Benjamin Courmes regretted the departure of William Saliba. He believes that the international is the style of player that OM should recruit to have a chance to shine in the Champions League.
“On the Champions League recruits I think the answer has already been, it is Sampaoli who left. Champions League players a priori will not be there, or else it will be market opportunities, like Mbemba. At the beginning, we said to ourselves, yes Saliba if we can believe it even until the end, if ever he will not play at Arsenal, he will want to come back. In fact, this is the type of Champions League player that we can have, it is the player who will want to leave at the end of the transfer window, because he has sent that he will not play, that he there’s a world cup in a few months, he has to show up. You have the free player who couldn’t find it at the last moment and you’re the one who’s going to catch him. But I don’t see OM putting 20, 30 million euros like OM put on Gerson last year, even if there is actually a sale. Unless you sell Gerson” Benjamin Courmes Source: Marseille Football Club (07/25/2022)