Tag: Michael O’Neill

Daniel Ballard (Photo via BelfastTelegraph)

Arsenal youngster helping 'freshen up' international squad after surprise call-up

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill has said that the new, young faces, that include Arsenal’s Daniel Ballard, are helping to ‘freshen things up’ around the squad.
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 31: Daniel Ballard of Arsenal wins a header over Troy Parrott of Tottenham Hotspur during the Premier League 2 match between Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur at Emirates Stadium on August 31, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

International manager explains why he's called up Arsenal academy youngster

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill has explained why he called up Arsenal u23 defender Daniel Ballard to his national senior squad for the upcoming round of fixtures.

“Interest from Arsenal doesn’t surprise me” says Northern Ireland manager

Northern Ireland’s Michael O’Neill believes that Jonny Evans would have no trouble playing for a ‘big club’ and said that he’s not surprised about the interest from Arsenal.