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Lee Dixon has lifted the lid on a recent conversation he had with Thierry Henry in which the legendary Frenchman compared the struggles he experienced at the beginning of his Arsenal career to Anthony Martial’s mixed start at Manchester United.

Martial burst onto the scene in England with a goal on his United debut against bitter rivals Liverpool and was immediately likened to Henry but, since then, the 24-year-old has flattered to deceive until a promising return to form under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer this season.

The forward was well on course to beat his best ever strike tally (17) in United colours, netting 16 times in all competitions before English football was put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, and Henry clearly believes his compatriot is capable of finding another gear after that if he fulfils his potential.

Like Martial, it took some time for Henry to adapt to the Premier League but the iconic striker was soon ripping up defences up and down the country after some tough love from the more experienced members of Arsenal’s squad.

However, Henry feels United’s current dressing room lacks the same sort of characters to guide Martial through in the same way.

Speaking on Arsenal podcast Handbrake Off, club legend Dixon explained: ‘I talked about that with him [Henry] recently. We did some work together with Amazon when they had the two games around Christmas time. I presumed he knew Martial because they’re from the same area in France so I asked him about Martial.

‘I said, “What he’s like?” and he looked at me with that look that he does as if to say: “Have I not already spoken to you about this?”

‘And he said, “He’s exactly like I was when I came to Arsenal. He needs to go through the process like I did with you lot and I don’t know if the Manchester United dressing room is like that”. He said that was the making of him.

‘To liken himself to Martial or another player to him, it really painted a picture of what Martial was like and what his character was like because he’s super-talented like Thierry was and I think his development would have been similar.

‘I’m not saying he would have been as good as Thierry – but would have been similar if he had been in the old United dressing room with the characters like what we had in our dressing room. He certainly talks about that as a real learning lesson in his curve to get how brilliant he was.’

Dixon added: ‘No, we didn’t kick the ball and think what he was thinking in his head but we channeled it into the right areas at the right time and we wouldn’t put up with the stuff when he first came – his not training very hard, being a bit sulky – that wasn’t allowed.

‘You’re not allowed to come into our workplace and be like that. It wasn’t a case of allowing him a certain amount of leeway here and there.

‘It was: this is how it’s done, this is The Arsenal, this is how we dress, this is how we train and this is what we behave like. If you’re in, you’re in and you’ll be one of mates. if you’re not, you’re not.

‘I think that was a big thing for him.’

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Ferrari agree to be ‘flexible’ to allow F1 to get back on track as soon as possible amid coronavirus shutdown

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FERRARI boss Mattia Binotto says his team are willing to be “flexible” to allow F1 chiefs to run as many races as possible this season.

Binotto says F1’s most famous team, known for their hardline stance when it comes to rules, say they will be open to the sport’s plans once the coronavirus pandemic has scaled down.

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The Ferrari chief is open to double-race weekends to allow the sport achieve F1 CEO Chase Carey’s goal of putting on between 15 and 18 races this season.

He said: “We know from the sporting regulations that to have a world championship you need at least eight races, but everyone is trying to look for more than that.

“I think what will be important for us is really to be flexible. I’m pretty sure Chase and the teams will be capable of putting together the best championship we can have. “From our side, we are ready for whatever is needed whether short race weekends, double races, whenever it will finish or packing the races together.

“It is important to be flexible and making sure we can have good races as well for the fans.

The Canadian GP became the ninth race to be either scrapped or postponed and there is no news yet when the season will finally get underway. Binotto added: “No one can really know [when the season will start].

“F1 is certainly trying to organise the best season, maybe starting early July if that would be possible but we cannot have any confirmation at the moment. But I think by the end of May we will have a clearer picture.

“I think it is in the interests of everyone to start racing when we can, when that will be possible, and have as many races as we can but I think now it’s too early to have a clear picture of what will be the future.”

F1 chiefs were on a conference call on Monday where they discussed plans for a budget cap from the 2021 season.

Smaller teams have been pushing for tighter controls on how much the bigger teams spend.

McLaren boss Zak Brown wants the $175m (£143m) annual cost cap reduced, but Binnotto, whose team spend around double that per year, is not so keen.

He said: “I think we should avoid being emotional at the moment.

“We are fully aware of the difficulties of some teams and we are fully aware we need to address costs for the future of F1 – reducing costs is the first driver of making sure each single team is surviving.

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“We are discussing a budget-cap reduction but we should not forget in doing that exercise that we’ve got different structures, and different assets.

“There are teams which are constructors like Ferrari and other top teams where we are designing, developing, homologating and producing each single component of our cars.

“Other teams are customers, buying some parts, and do not have the same structures. So when discussing a budget cap we must not forget we have different situations, and it’s important we found a common ground which is suited to the different situations and maybe the answer is not a single budget cap equal for all the teams.”

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Arteta spying on Arsenal stars using hi-tech GPS systems during lockdown to ensure fitness levels don’t drop

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MIKEL ARTETA is plugging his players into a GPS network – to spy on their fitness levels during the coronavirus lockdown.

Having already used GPS vests in normal training, the Gunners are now wearing trackers to monitor their individual regimes at home.

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 Players like Brazilian defender David Luiz already have home gyms and will now be monitored even more closely by Arsenal thanks to GPS

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It means Arsenal’s fitness department can closely analyse the results as players try to maintain as much sharpness as possible.

Defenders Sead Kolasinac and David Luiz are among many Gunners who pretty much have home gyms.

So Arteta is confident he can trust his squad to stick to the training programmes they were given when match action was suspended last month amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Football.london says Arsenal have joined a handful of Premier League rivals, including neighbours Tottenham in installing a hi-tech system.

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Spurs are thought to be teaming up with STAT Sports so that player data can be sent back to the club via an app.

Jose Mourinho’s men have also united for some training sessions by using video conferencing platforms like Zoom.

But Prem clubs’ fitness experts are realistic about what can be achieved in limited space.

So most are focusing more on strength and conditioning, rather than hoping players can replicate ballwork or sprinting.

Meanwhile Manchester United and Barcelona have reportedly joined Arsenal in chasing Real Madrid starlet Cesar Gelabert.

AS say the Spanish attacking midfielder, 19, could make a shock summer exit.

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Leeds players handed shock PAY RISE by owner for agreeing to to defer wages during coronavirus pandemic

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LEEDS UNITED stars will be getting a wage BONUS when the coronavirus crisis is over.

Players have agreed to take hefty cuts on their salaries while the Championship season remains postponed.


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Leeds stars will get a pay rise when the season resumes as reward for deferring their wagesCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Along with manager Marcelo Bielsa, up to half of their wages have been deferred.

But owner Andrea Radrizzani has offered them a 2 per cent raise when things get back to normal as a token of thanks.

Leeds have already taken £1million off their £3m monthly wage bill.

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And players are said to be delighted by Radrizanni’s gesture during a tough time for the game.

Leeds were top of the table when football was halted.

And promotion to the top flight would have guaranteed £170m in the bank.

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However, FA chiefs are yet to decide how and when the season should resume.

Indeed, there is talk it could be branded null and void, meaning there are no winners or losers and everyone will be back to square one at the start of next season.

Meanwhile, Leeds have been boosted by Kalvin Phillips’ declaration of intent to stay at Elland Road for the rest of his career.

The midfielder is believed to be a target for Spurs and Jose Mourinho.

But Phillips intends on remaining at Leeds for some time to come, saying: “I want to spend my career and Leeds and see the club doing well in the Premier League.

“I’m just enjoying every minute right now.”

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