Aubamayeng reveals Mikel Arteta’s half-time team talk in Arsenal’s draw with Bournemouth

first_imgThe Spanish coach was denied victory in his first match in charge (Picture: Getty)Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revealed that Mikel Arteta was upbeat in his first half-time team talk with his new team, encouraging them to keep playing their own style against Bournemouth.The Gunners went behind in the first period to Dan Gosling’s strike but gave a much better showing in the second half, with Aubameyang grabbing a deserved equaliser.Arsenal had chances to win the game, though ultimately had to settle for a 1-1 draw in Arteta’s first game in charge, and star striker Aubameyang believes the squad have already shown promising signs under their new boss. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reveals what Mikel Arteta told Arsenal players at half-time against Bournemouth Metro Sport ReporterThursday 26 Dec 2019 5:24 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link8.6kShares Gosling had put Bournemouth ahead but the Arsenal rallied in the second half (Picture: Getty)Arteta echoed the thoughts of his skipper after the match and felt his side showed some promising signs against Bournemouth.Asked about Aubameyang’s remarks, he agreed, saying: ‘Absolutely. In terms of attitude, desire, creation and commitment it was better than I expected, to be fair. They are not used to playing at this rhythm but a lot of things that I saw in terms of attitude were terrific.’MORE: Mikel Arteta explains Mesut Ozil decision after naming first Arsenal starting XIMORE: Mikel Arteta urges Arsenal to raid Juventus in January for Adrien RabiotMore: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Commentcenter_img Aubameyang’s goal secured a hard-fought point for the Gunners (Picture: Getty)Asked what Arteta said at half-time to spark a response after the restart, Aubameyang told Amazon Prime Video: ‘He just said to continue with the same engagement and to try to play and to respect our plan and that was working in the second half, and that’s it.’AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArteta had encouraged his players to play at a quicker tempo and with more aggression before the match, working on those qualities in training, and Aubameyang feels the side did exactly that.Asked if Arsenal had done what Arteta asked, Aubameyang continued: ‘Yeah I think so. As I said, everybody was working hard, was aggressive, and trying to play as he likes – and as we like.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘I think we are on a good way and hopefully we will try to improve. We know our next games are quite hard but we are confident.‘We missed a lot of chances in the second half. We should get the three points today but that can happen. I think the attitude of the boys was great but we have to improve our chances.’ Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

A love affair with West End has led this couple to downsize and move

first_imgAnil and Ritu Advani fell in love with West End back in 2007, ten years later they have purchased their dream apartment in the Ferry Rd development at West End.IT WAS love at first sight for these Ferry Rd buyers who had been searching high and low for the perfect downsizing property without any luck.Anil and Ritu Advani had been in the market for six years and had extended their hunt for the perfect apartment to New Farm and Teneriffe, but it was Ferry Rd in West End that eventually ticked all of the boxes. Ferry Rd in West EndMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoMs Advani said the main attraction for her was the modern decor and beautiful kitchen.“The three metre island bench is beyond anything that we had seen in other inner-city apartments. It is easy to see that the kitchen has been thoughtfully designed and the finishes are outstanding,” she said.“As soon as we found Ferry Rd. we just knew that this was to be our new home, it ticked all of the boxes … there is an abundance of natural light throughout the apartment, the layout and design makes sense — there is no wasted space and the living areas flow really well”.Ms Advani said that being downsizers they wanted something spacious.“Coming from a spacious high set house and downsizing, we didn’t want to feel like we wereliving in a soaring complex, in a typical apartment with a contained feel. Ferry Rd. offers aboutique style that most others didn’t,” she said. Ferry Rd in West End“Buying at Ferry Rd was a lifestyle choice for us, we have reached the time in our lives where we can relax and enjoy a maintenance free lifestyle,” they said.“Living at Ferry Rd means that we can be close to a lot of entertainment options and restaurants, without compromising on the space or the quality of life that our family home currently delivers. We love that Ferry Rd is near the city, but not in the city.”Designed for the owner-occupier and downsizer, Ferry Rd is developer Stockwell’s latest riverside development, with three-bedroom apartments starting at $880,000.To date 46 per cent of the 60 apartments have sold equalling $22.7 million in sales, with three-bedroom apartments making up the majority of the remaining stock, priced from $880,000 to $990,000.center_img Ferry Rd in West EndThe Advani’s said they fell in love with West End back in 2007 when they purchased an “off the plan” apartment for their daughter at Stockwell’s Riverpoint.“After seeing the quality apartments that Stockwell delivered at Riverpoint and the opportunitiesthat living in West End brought our daughter, we knew that we were ready to downsize”.last_img read more

Redland Bay is a property hot spot as buyers dry up land supply

first_imgRedland Bay is hot property with demand threatening to outstrip supply on homesites.REDLAND BAY is in hot demand as developers struggle to keep up the supply of homesites as buyers hone in on value properties.With new homesites selling at an average of $545sq m, compared to similar offerings on the Redcliffe Peninsula of $839sq m plus, buyers are realising the value and jumping in before it’s too late.Colliers International residential analyst James Forrester has been tracking the sales performance of the region, 35km southeast of the Brisbane CBD.“In 2016, the Redland Bay and surrounds — Thornlands, Victoria Point and Mount Cotton — recorded 399 settled land sales at an average price of $305,324, with a typical lot being 560sq m in size,” he said. Kinross Rd, Thornlands by Ausbuild.“In the last two years the sales in this region have increased by 26 per cent with an average sale price increasing by 7 per cent to $305,324.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours ago“Nonetheless this is still some of the most affordable bayside living in Australia, this close to a capital city.”Colliers International associate director Daniel Hirst said currently there were only about 100 land lots remaining for sale in the region within a number of existing master planned communities.“The Redlands region is an ideally located residential corridor in southeast Queensland, thanks to the bayside lifestyle, its proximity to the Brisbane City, variety of shopping, sporting, schooling and leisure facilities, and access to main arterial roads and public transport,” Mr Hirst said. Villa World display village in Thornlands.“The more people realise the potential of what Redlands has to offer the more popular it will become, as it is still a relatively undeveloped and unknown region.“Further demand for housing will be spurred on by the proposed 42ha Weinam Creek Marina development which is designed to be the cultural hub of Redland Bay.”The new waterfront development will have open space, shops, restaurants and cafes, with it expected to bring not only tourism to the region, but employment opportunities as well.“With the increasing demand, now is the time to capitalise and buy land before the prices increase and the land shortage becomes a critical issue,” Mr Hirst said.Ausbuild have a stronghold in the Redlands market with four major land estates in Thornlands. Kinross and Altitude estates launched earlier this year, with prices starting from $265,000, while Esperance and Majestic have almost sold out.Villa World also has a number of projects on the bayside in Thornlands with Waterline down to its final two homesites and Affinity’s final release with just five lots left.last_img read more

European Commission re-shuffles staff at FISMA Directorate-General

first_imgMusical chairs for top positions affecting three key directors in the Cabinet of the European Commission’s Directorate-General (DG) for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (FISMA) are due to come into effect on 1 May.Martin Merlin will take over directorship covering financial institutions.The DG looks after the regulation and prudential supervision of banking, retail financial services and insurance and pensions.Reporting to him, Nathalie Berger remains in position. Merlin’s background, starting in 1997, includes working on insurance and pension funds issues.He will replace Mario Nava, who will move to the directorate dealing with financial system surveillance and crisis management.This includes euro-zone and national financial systems, as well as crisis management.In Merlin’s former position in the Cabinet was Ugo Bassi. His role will embrace the Capital Markets Union programme, financial markets infrastructure, securities markets and asset management.In former years, Bassi’s responsibilities covered “capital and companies”.John Berrigan, as deputy director-general, continues to oversee the four policy directorates, including the one for investment and company reporting, for which the director’s post will be filled in due course.Director-general for FISMA remains Olivier Guersent, who reports to commissioner Jonathan Hill. On 1 September 2015, Guersent replaced Jonathan Faull, who was appointed director-general of the Task Force for Strategic Issues Related to the UK Referendum.The European Commission said it re-shuffled its staff at FISMA in an effort to “make the best use of its resources”.  Unchanged in her position is Pamela Brumpter-Coret, in charge of human and financial resources, and communication.last_img read more

SeaBird to take ownership of CGG vessel in October

first_imgAn agreement for the acquisition of the Geowave Voyager vessel by seismic services provider SeaBird Exploration from France’s CGG has become effective and closing of the transaction is expected in October. Geowave Voyager seismic vessel. Photo by William Murphy/Flickr – under the CC BY-SA 2.0 licenseSeaBird Exploration began talks to buy the Geowave Voyager vessel and some seismic equipment from CGG back in mid-July.The Geowave Voyager was built in 2009 for an original construction cost of $120 million, excluding in-sea recording and source equipment, and has the capacity to tow up to 10 streamers.The vessel has remained warm throughout the downturn and it will be utilized as a source vessel for CGG during 3Q 2018.SeaBird said on Wednesday that the agreement with CGG became effective and unconditional following a successful technical inspection of the vessel.The closing of the transaction is expected to be completed in October 2018. SeaBird will pay 10% of the cash consideration upon completion of the technical inspection and the remaining 90% will be paid on closing.The company added that the condition for completion of the NOK 120 million ($14.6 million) private placement was satisfied. It is worth stating that the private placement will be used to partly fund the acquisition of the vessel. Payment for and delivery of the offer shares will be on or about August 6.Strategically, the transaction will provide SeaBird with a suitable quality vessel further strengthening its position and service offering in the 2D, source and niche 3D markets.last_img read more

Drug surrenderer busted in Aklan

first_imgFour sachets of suspected shabu wereseized from 23-year-old resident Kim Cahilo, a police report showed.    KALIBO, Aklan – A former drugsurrenderer was arrested in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Manoc-Manoc,Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan. Cahilo was nabbed after he sold two sachets of suspected illegal drugs to an undercover officer for P1,200 around 3 a.m. on Oct. 21, the report added. Former drug surrenderer Kim Cahilo (left) was arrested in an entrapment operation in Barangay Manoc-Manoc, Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan on Oct. 21. PDEA 6 PHOTO The suspect was detained in the lockup cell of the Malay municipal police station, facing charges for violation of Republic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.(With Akean Forum/PN)last_img

Helen Louise Whitaker

first_imgHelen Louise Whitaker, 90, of Dillsboro, IN, passed away at 12:25 PM, Thursday, May 5th, 2016 at Woodland Hills Care Center in Lawrenceburg, IN. Helen was born in Dillsboro, IN on June 4, 1925, a daughter of the late Nettie (Vinson) and Frank  Weiss. She spent her life in the Dillsboro community and was a 1943 graduate of Dillsboro High School. After attending business school in Cincinnati, she worked as a secretary at Seagram’s Distillery for two years. On March 18, 1945 in Dillsboro, IN she married Robert Worth Whitaker. Helen and Robert operated Whitaker’s Meat Market and Slaughter House in Dillsboro for several years. They also ran the family farm together. Helen and Robert were married forty seven years until his passing in 1992. She was a member of the Dillsboro United Methodist Church and had attended the Rising Sun United Methodist Church the last several years. Helen enjoyed sewing, crocheting, making dolls and reading. She also liked gardening and working outside.Helen is  survived by a daughter, Becky Busse, of Dillsboro, IN; by 2 grandsons, Brent Busse (Kelly) of Dillsboro and John Busse (Beth) of Bright, IN; by 3 great grandchildren, Steven Busse of AZ, Jordan Busse of Bright, IN and Alan Busse of Dillsboro, IN; and by 2 nephews and 2 nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents, by her husband Robert Whitaker and by a brother Walter Weiss.Funeral services will be 1 PM, Wednesday, May 11th at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, IN with Rev. Gregory Waggoner officiating. Friends are invited to call Wednesday 11-1 at Markland Funeral Home. Burial will be at Oakdale Cemetery in Dillsboro, IN. Memorial donations may be made to the Rising Sun United Methodist Church or Dillsboro Emergency Unit. marklandfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Kompany signs new City deal

first_img “When I arrived in 2008, I could never have dreamed that we could achieve what we have over the last six years but, for me, this is just the start of the journey,” Kompany said on the club’s website. “This team is stronger now than it’s ever been; we have competition for places in every position and a dressing room full of exceptional, motivated people who want to continue making history together. “Lifting two Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the Capital One Cup have been four of the best days of my life but I believe that there are many more of these occasions ahead. “There are so many new landmarks and records to chase and I hope signing this new contract is taken as a statement of intent that I want to keep fighting for trophies for this special club.” “We have a common goal and so much to look forward to – a family of clubs, the opening of City Football Academy, exciting players coming through our youth system – why would I go anywhere else?” The Belgium international joined City from Hamburg as a 22-year-old in 2008, ahead of the club’s takeover by Sheikh Mansour, and once he had established himself as a central defender rather than midfield option, he quickly emerged as a leading player in a side which has been transformed in the years since. He was appointed City captain in the summer of 2011, and helped the club to the Premier League title in his first full season wearing the armband – his memorable headed goal in the 1-0 win over rivals Manchester United proving one of the pivotal moments of a dramatic run-in. Kompany has made more than 240 appearances for City in all competitions. A day after David Silva extended his stay, and following on from Samir Nasri and Aleksandar Kolarov, the 28-year-old Kompany signed a five-year contract. Should he see it through to its conclusion, Kompany will have been with the club for 11 years. Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has become the latest member of the Barclays Premier League-winning squad to commit his future to the club with a new long-term deal. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Arteta, Lampard Reenact Midfield Battles as Arsenal Host Chelsea

first_imgAnd having lost to Valencia and Everton, both boosted by new faces in the dugout, Lampard will be desperate to avoid a third loss to a set of players looking to impress, especially with their grip on fourth position loosened by the Boxing Day defeat at home to SouthamptonThe Spanish side won 1-0 at Stamford Bridge in the Champions League Group H opener back in mid-September with Albert Celades taking charge of just his second game.Valencia were in disarray at the time and their players were staging a silent protest but they still came out on top as Ross Barkley missed a late penalty.Everton, meanwhile, were buoyed by Duncan Ferguson being put in interim charge following Marco Silva’s sacking earlier this month. At a racuous Goodison Park, the hosts dominated Chelsea to win 3-1.Arteta started off his spell in charge of the Gunners with yesterday’s 1-1 draw away to Bournemouth.Frank Lampard is expected to make several changes following the loss to Southampton, a third home defeat in four, with Mason Mount and Mateo Kovacic both set to return to the starting line-up.Frank Lampard was left frustrated once again as his Chelsea side fell to a 2-0 defeat at home to Southampton on Boxing Day.Michael Obafemi opened the scoring for the Saints in the first half, before Nathan Redmond secured a vital three points for the visitors, who executed their game plan perfectly at Stamford Bridge.The defeat means Chelsea’s advantage over Tottenham in the race for the Premier League top four is now back to three points, with Spurs bouncing back from their defeat to the Blues by beating Brighton 2-1 in the early kick-off.And Lampard concedes his team need to learn if they’re to overcome sides on their own patch, having fallen to a second successive defeat at Stamford Bridge.“It’s a similar story, it felt the same as recent games,” Lampard told Amazon Prime.“You have to credit Southampton for that, they were organised and they got their goals on the counter. But we need to be better at breaking teams down, simple as that. We need to do more. I think we’ve got enough to be better than we were today, and what we’ve been at home.“It needs to be a quick learning process now for us. There’s a difference between going to Tottenham in a game that opens up because they have a go at you, and being able to do things with the space that opens. But when there’s no space, and it’s close, that’s a different question, and we’re not answering that.”Meanwhile, Rob Holding could make his return to the Arsenal squad to face Chelsea on Sunday in what could be his first game since the 2-0 defeat away to Leicester back at the start of November.The defender missed the 1-1 draw away to Bournemouth on Boxing Day, but could be named in the squad for the meeting with Lampard’s side.Holding’s return at the back will come as a major boost to Arteta and the rest of his squad. Not only is it another player back fully fit, but it gives the new Arsenal boss another option at the back.The Gunners have struggled for any form of consistency in their defensive set-ups this season.Earlier in the campaign, it looked like Holding could go on to nail down a place in the team, but injuries have once again got the better of him.Given the lack of consistency at the back, the former Bolton man will be hoping that he can come in and secure a place in Arteta’s plans relatively quickly.MATCH FACTS• Arsenal have won two of their last three Premier League home games againstChelsea (D1), as many as they had in their previous 12 against the Blues (D5 L5).• Chelsea lost this exact fixture 2-0 in January – they’ve not lost consecutive leaguegames against Arsenal since October 2011, while they last lost back-to-back awayleague games against them in October 2003 (a run of three).• Arsenal have never lost a Premier League home game against Chelsea whenthey’ve scored the first goal, winning 11 and drawing four of their 15 such games.• Arsenal lost their final league game of 2018, 5-1 against Liverpool. They’ve notlost their last league game in consecutive calendar years since 1994/1995 (vs QPRand Wimbledon).• Chelsea have only lost their final league game in one of the last 16 calendaryears (W11 D4), going down 1-3 at home to Aston Villa in 2011.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram North London DerbyTwo longtime Premier League midfield generals meet for the first time as managers when Arsenal and Chelsea tangle in a London Derby, with Frank Lampard and Mikel Arteta badly needing victory at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal drew 1-1 on Boxing Day in Arteta’s first match in charge of the Gunners, while Chelsea lost 2-0 to Southampton at Stamford Bridge on the same day. An Arsenal win would therefore open the door for either Sheffield United or Tottenham Hotspur to move into the Top FourFor the third time this season Chelsea will face a team helped by a new manager and the past two experiences do not bode well for Frank Lampard’s side.Sunday afternoon’s trip to Emirates Stadium will see Mikel Arteta take charge of his first home game as Arsenal head coach.last_img read more

Everton cuts ties with SportPesa

first_img Betsson sees strong prospects in disrupted Kenya June 19, 2020 Share Premier League football club Everton FC has issued a statement confirming that it has mutually ended its shirt sponsorship with Kenyan online betting group SportPesa.On Sunday night, Everton management announced that by mutual consent SportPesa would not fulfil its five-year principal shirt sponsorship agreement, secured in May 2017 as a club-record deal for The Toffees.In its statement, Everton management detailed that both parties had agreed to end the sponsorship following a review of partnership terms.An Everton statement read: “This has been a difficult decision but one that allows us to best deliver on our commercial plan and to grasp the new opportunities now open to us.“The club would like to thank SportPesa for all of the work that has been done together. Our partnership has seen our first team visit Africa on two occasions, as well as former players and club staff take part in numerous activations in the region.”A turbulent 2019 saw SportPesa become the highest-profile bookmaker to be expelled from the Kenyan market, following a multi KSH billion dispute with the Uhuru Kenyatta government in relation to unpaid player taxes.Further SportPesa developments saw The Football Association of Ireland (FAI) abruptly end its two-year sponsorship with the Kenyan bookmaker, in which FAI management cited that the association had reassessed its partnership portfolio. Kenya Finance Bill carries tax rescind waiting on Kenyatta approval  June 25, 2020 BtoBet refines African SMS payment options with Tola Mobile  August 20, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Submitlast_img read more