Shakers swoop for Parker
Arsenal defender Bacary Sagna has called on the squad to become
wiser in converting possession into wins.
The Gunners are in the midst of a pre-Christmas slump – losing
at Olympiakos in the Champions League and at home to Swansea in the
preceding Premier League clash.
Without a win in four, Arsene Wenger finds himself under renewed
pressure at the head of affairs – but France star Sagna maintains
that the players need to help out by becoming more ruthless.
“We just need to be wiser. We have had the opportunity to win
games, and for some reason we don’t,” Sagna told Arsenal
“We need to work on it. We need to stay focused on the pitch and
we need to work harder during training sessions. If we do that
everything will be fine. I don’t worry about it.
“Everyone is good in the Premier League. Everyone can beat
everyone. The top teams are the most consistent ones.
“They just go game by game and want to take points. We have to
step up and show the opposition who is on top. We’ve made some
mistakes in the past and now we want to impose ourselves on our
Arsenal travel to The Hawthorns to face this season’s surprise
package West Brom on Saturday, and will start the game five points
and five places below their hosts.
Parker, 25, has been with Kevin Blackwell’s Shakers squad for a
number of weeks on a trial basis before agreeing his deal.
The player made 52 appearances for Leeds but struggled with
injuries before being released over the summer.
Parker also enjoyed loan spells with Bradford, where he made his
senior bow, as well as Darlington and Carlisle.