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Mikel Arteta sends message to Arsenal board and points out ‘big concern’ after Liverpool win

first_imgAdvertisement Mikel Arteta masterminded a Arsenal’s first win over a Liverpool side managed by Jurgen Klopp (Picture: Sky Sports)Mikel Arteta admits he does not know if he will be handed the funds he requires to accelerate his Arsenal rebuilding project and concedes that a potential lack of spending power represents a ‘big concern’.The Gunners boss masterminded a rare Arsenal victory over Liverpool at the Emirates on Wednesday with his much changed side benefiting from the errors committed by Virgil van Dijk and Alisson Becker.But while Arsenal’s hopes of qualifying for Europe next season remain intact, Arteta acknowledged that he can only partially bridge the gap to this season’s runaway champions with hard work and commitment alone.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Spaniard was restricted to making just two loan signings in January and although Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares have now joined the club on a permanent basis, the Arsenal squad remains in need of major surgery, while doubts persist over the future of captain and top goalscorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. ADVERTISEMENTArteta spoke before the game about the need to follow Liverpool’s recruitment model, but after watching his team bounce back from Sunday’s north London derby defeat he again underlined his need for a fresh influx of quality players, if he is to take the club forward. Arteta reacts to Arsenal beating champions Liverpool 2-1To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 5:36FullscreenArteta reacts to Arsenal beating champions Liverpool 2-1https://metro.co.uk/video/arteta-reacts-arsenal-beating-champions-liverpool-2-1-2211612/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.MORE: Arsenal fans furious as Trent Alexander-Arnold escapes red card for reckless challenge on Bukayo SakaMORE: Graeme Souness criticises Liverpool star Sadio Mane for smiling against ArsenalFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 15 Jul 2020 11:09 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.1kSharescenter_img Reiss Nelson scored Arsenal’s winning goal against Liverpool (Picture: Getty)Asked if has been given a guarantee of funds he said: ‘I don’t know. (It is) a big concern. You know, you just have to see how they build these squads. ‘There is no magic, you need to improve with quality, quality players in the squad. And you need bigger squads to compete in this competition and this is the challenge.’On whether he faces a similar task to the one Arsene Wenger was assigned when he took charge of the club 24 years ago, Arteta added: ‘I think the context is different I think the competition in the country is much harder than what it was before. 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‘Arsene did some incredible things, brought some new ideas, a new philosophy to the country and he was very successful. ‘I have done nothing yet and have everything to do. We need support, we need belief and we need to go in the direction.’ Comment Mikel Arteta sends message to Arsenal board and points out ‘big concern’ after Liverpool winlast_img read more

Bumper auctions: Babyboomers ‘indulging’ in Noosa lifestyle spend big on property

first_imgAuctioneer Gordon McDonald accepted the first bid of $1 million and the hammer fell 60 bids later at $3.075 million. Mr Offermann said the agency sold eight of the nine properties taken to auction at the weekend. “Only one didn’t sell but it has multiple bidders and will be sold,” Mr Offermann said. “Our clearance rate for 2019 was 76 per cent. That includes sales afterwards, but is still well above Queensland’s average.” In the past six months, an apartment in the sought-after ‘La Mer’ building on Hastings Street sold before auction for $7.1 million, while a waterfront home at 49 Witta Circle fetched $5.67 million under the hammer. The view from one of the bedrooms in the house at 13 Witta Circle. Tom Offermann, principal of Tom Offermann Real Estate.Mr Offermann said the over-50s were the main demographic on the hunt for properties in Noosa.“I’m seeing a lot of babyboomers that have now helped their children buy their houses and they’re not seeing the point of leaving money in the bank, so instead they’re indulging in lifestyle properties here,” he said.“A lot of these people have another holiday home elsewhere and a place at Noosa.” More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoThe view from the home at 13 Witta Circle, Noosa.Noosa’s top-end property market has been on a winning streak since the town cracked the $10 million mark to pave the way for several double-digit sales.The most expensive home sale in the Noosa region stands at $18 million for the property at 21-23 Webb Road, Sunshine Beach.In the same suburb, the founder of Betty’s Burgers is selling the mansion he bought for more than $15 million less than two years ago. This property at 46 Seaview Terrace, Sunshine Beach, was sold by Pat Rafter in 2018 to Betty’s Burgers owner David Hayes.David Hales has put the beachfront property at 46 ­Seaview Tce on the market with a $20 million price tag, but Mr Offermann, who is marketing the property, believes it will fetch that. Mr Hales purchased the home from tennis great Pat Rafter in January 2018, when it became one of the most expensive properties ever sold on the Sunshine Coast. The property at 46 Seaview Terrace, Sunshine Beach, is now on the market for $20m.“There’s no resason for the market to change, interest rates are remaining low and unless there’s a financial calamity nationally or worldwide, I think it’s steady as she goes for Noosa with very tight supply of available properties,” Mr Offermann said.“Typically people ask us the question; ‘Where else would I go if I sold?’ and we don’t have many options for them.“Someone has to check out of Noosa for someone else to check in.”The median house price in Noosa Heads sits at $1.095 million, while Sunshine Beach is now $1.216 million, according to CoreLogic. This property at 13 Witta Circle, Noosa, fetched $6.6m at auction. The property at 13 Witta Circle has its own private beach and pontoon.The sale of the Noosa Sound property marks the highest auction sale in Queensland so far this year, with local agents predicting Noosa’s prestige property market to continue to gather pace in 2020 on the back of low interest rates and strong interstate migration.“It’s a significant auction sale, and we’ve had a number of sales in excess of $6 million, which defies the common belief that high value properties don’t sell at auction,” Tom Offermann of Tom Offermann Real Estate said.More than 200 people flocked to the auction of a house on Noosa River at 307 Gympie Terrace, with a huge 22 registered bidders vying for the property. More than 200 people attended the auction of a house at 307 Gympie Tce, Noosaville, at the weekend. This property at 307 Gympie Terrace, Noosaville, sold for $3.075m. MORE: Looking to buy or sell at auction This home at 13 Witta Circle, Noosa Sound, has sold for $6.6m.A TROPHY home in Noosa’s most prestigious street has fetched $6.6 million during a bumper auction weekend, as cashed-up babyboomers descend on the popular seaside retreat.The new owners of the waterfront property at 13 Witta Circle bought it under the hammer to use as a holiday home, complete with its private sandy beach, rooftop deck and pontoon jetty.And they are in good company, with super wealthy neighbours including retail billionaire John van Lieshout and power baron Trevor St Baker. RELATED: Queensland’s biggest home sales of 2019last_img read more

Royal Navy Unveils New Futuristic Submarine Concepts

first_imgThe Royal Navy has unveiled a number of futuristic submarine concepts, looking forward to well beyond 2050 to mark the 100th anniversary of the launch of the USS Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear powered submarine.The Royal Navy’s submarine service, often known as the ‘silent service,’ challenged some of the UK’s brightest and most talented young engineers to radically re-envision what a submarine might look like and how they could be used to protect British assets or to destroy potential enemies.Unlike the submarines of today which satisfy multiple roles in one hull, MOD’s director general Nuclear envisages the Navy operating a family of submarines, of varying sizes and shapes, manned and unmanned, to fulfill the various tasks they are asked to perform.From a crewed mothership with whale shark/manta ray characteristics, via unmanned eels able to eject autonomous sensor pods which dissolve on demand once their mission is completed, through to mini-UUVs that swarm like flying fish against enemy targets, the graduates and apprentices imagined how to take complex systems, simplify them and apply rapidly developing technology to make submarines easier to construct, more effective and cheaper to run, the Royal Navy explained.Minister for Defence Procurement, Harriet Baldwin said:“This project is aimed squarely at the wider UK prosperity agenda and challenging our young people to come up with ideas and innovation to keep our nation at the top table. 2017 is more than the year of the Navy in terms of current operations and equipment, we want to inspire the next generation of sailors, scientists and engineers to a career in the underwater domain.”Director Submarine Capability, Rear Admiral Tim Hodgson said:“We want to encourage our engineers of the future to be bold, to think radically and to push boundaries. The pace of global innovation is only going to increase, so for the UK be a leader in this race it needs to maintain its leadership in skills and technology.”last_img read more

Fletcher waiting on injury news

first_img The £12million centre-forward has been one of the Black Cats’ most dangerous attacking options, and if he is ruled out for the rest of the season manager Martin O’Neill would be heavily reliant on January signing Danny Graham, who is yet to score after six appearances. Fletcher has scored 11 goals for Sunderland since he joined the club from Wolves last summer. O’Neill’s side are currently four points above the relegation zone. Press Association The 25-year-old has returned to the Barclays Premier League side and is being assessed by the Sunderland medical team, the club confirmed on Monday. A statement on Sunderland’s official website said: “Sunderland’s Steven Fletcher has returned to Wearside after picking up an injury with Scotland. Fletcher is currently being assessed by the club’s medical team and is awaiting scan results to find out the extent of his injury.” center_img Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher is waiting for results of scans on his ankle after he was carried off on a stretcher during Scotland’s World Cup qualification defeat by Wales.last_img read more

Allardyce unhappy after Stoke loss

first_imgWest Ham manager Sam Allardyce lamented both his team’s defending and a decision by referee Craig Pawson that had left him “baffled” after the Hammers fell to a 3-1 defeat at Stoke. Press Association Allardyce felt mistakes at the back by his men in the second half of the Barclays Premier League contest – which was 1-1 at half-time after Peter Odemwingie had cancelled out Andy Carroll’s early opener – certainly cost them dear as the Potters wrapped up victory. Marko Arnautovic scored after squeezing through a crowd of West Ham players and Odemwingie then finished off a counter-attack move by lashing the ball in. “But then we fall asleep, and I just don’t know where our defending went then. “So those two bits – one from the referee and one from our defence – is why we are not here with some points on the board.” Stoke boss Mark Hughes felt differently about the Muniesa incident. “I think there was contact, but in fairness to Marc Muniesa I think he wasn’t even looking at the ball when it actually hit him,” Hughes said. “He made a genuine attempt to challenge for the ball and was up against Andy Carroll, who is about a foot and a half bigger than him, so you have to use your arms for leverage to try to get anywhere near a challenge that will put him off. “It probably did hit his elbow, but it wasn’t deliberate and it would have been harsh if it had been given – and even it had been, I still think we had enough to take the game away from them.” Aside from the lapse in the opening stages, which saw Carroll head West Ham in front in the fifth minute, Hughes was “really pleased” with his side’s overall display. Stoke, on 34 points from 30 matches and nine points clear of the relegation zone, have now lost only once in their last seven league fixtures. Hughes has tried to implement a more flowing style of play at the club since becoming manager last summer. And he feels people are now really seeing that the Potters are moving in the right direction. “I think people are recognising that now,” he said. “I always said it was a slow process, and that remaining difficult to beat was key to it. “We have done, certainly here, but some of our play has been excellent too and I am really encouraged by that.” The major plus for West Ham, who have 31 points from 29 games, was Carroll’s performance and what was his first goal of the season. The striker, the Hammers’ record signing, has had a frustrating 2013/14 due to injury and suspension, and this was only his seventh appearance of the campaign. He is looking to shine between now and the end of the term, still holding hopes to make the England squad for this summer’s World Cup. And Allardyce said of Carroll: “We can keep him fit, we can play off him, he can hold the ball up, he can score goals and that has to be a big part of what he continues to do from now on. “He is going to be tired – his match fitness is not quite going to be there, but then there is only games that can bring it. “Andy playing and resting now will be the best thing for him, and the more matches he plays, the sharper he gets.” Aside from the lapse in the opening stages, which saw Carroll head West Ham in front in the fifth minute, Hughes was “really pleased” with his side’s overall display. Stoke, on 34 points from 30 matches and nine points clear of the relegation zone, have now lost only once in their last seven league fixtures. Hughes has tried to implement a more flowing style of play at the club since becoming manager last summer. And he feels people are now really seeing that the Potters are moving in the right direction. “I think people are recognising that now,” he said. “I always said it was a slow process, and that remaining difficult to beat was key to it. “We have done, certainly here, but some of our play has been excellent too and I am really encouraged by that.” The major plus for West Ham, who have 31 points from 29 games, was Carroll’s performance and what was his first goal of the season. The striker, the Hammers’ record signing, has had a frustrating 2013/14 due to injury and suspension, and this was only his seventh appearance of the campaign. He is looking to shine between now and the end of the term, still holding hopes to make the England squad for this summer’s World Cup. And Allardyce said of Carroll: “We can keep him fit, we can play off him, he can hold the ball up, he can score goals and that has to be a big part of what he continues to do from now on. “He is going to be tired – his match fitness is not quite going to be there, but then there is only games that can bring it. “Andy playing and resting now will be the best thing for him, and the more matches he plays, the sharper he gets.” But the Hammers boss also pointed the finger at Pawson, who did not give a penalty for what Allardyce viewed as a “blatant” handball by Stoke defender Marc Muniesa in the home box shortly after Arnautovic had made it 2-1. “I think in the cold light of day, we have to blame ourselves,” Allardyce said. “But there is a big part to blame the referee for as well. “There is absolutely no doubt about that in my mind – I have just reviewed the situation on the laptop and watched a blatant handball that stops Andy Carroll chesting the ball down and maybe having a chance to shoot and score a goal. “It is arm to ball, not ball to arm, and the referee is in a fantastic position to see it. “So I am totally and utterly baffled by that decision. “But the other thing is that it is really our fault for the poor defending we showed in the second half – on two occasions, where we just had to defend correctly, and when we were in the ascendancy, particularly with the first goal (Arnautovic’s). “We were in control, and it was looking like if anyone was going to score at that stage, it would be us. last_img read more

Cricket News Asia Cup 2018: BCCI announces final squad; Virat Kohli rested, Rohit Sharma named captain, Khaleel Ahmed new face

first_imgNew Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the final squad for the upcoming Asia Cup 2018. Skipper Virat Kohli has been rested while Rohit Sharma, who was dropped from the Indian tour of England will take over the captaincy duties from Kohli. Manish Pandey has also made the cut for the Asia Cup 2018, while Dinesh Karthik has also been selected in the final team.Many eyebrows have been raised as flamboyant wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant failed to make it to the final team.ALSO READ: ISL 2018-19: Tim Cahill officially announced by Jamshedpur FC “Considering the workload we have given Virat Kohli rest. He has been playing continuously for quite some time. We need to preserve some of our precious players who are playing all 3 formats, looking at that workload we have started with Virat &vhe will be rested for Asia Cup,” said BCCI.While Rajasthan bowler Khaleel Ahmed has been handed a debut call-up to the team.”There are two, three slots we are yet to see before we fix the final team for the World Cup and one of the slots is a seamer slot which is available. We are looking at a left-hander option in Khaleel Ahmed,” said MSK Prasad, BCCI Chief selector.ALSO READ: Asian Games 2018 LIVE Day 14: Amit Panghal wins gold medal in boxingVeteran MS Dhoni also returns to the side while Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul keep their place in the squad.Here is the complete Indian Squad for the Asia Cup 2018:Rohit Sharma(C), Shikhar Dhawan (VC), KL Rahul, AT Rayudu, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Kuldeep Yadav, Hardik Pandya, Y Chahal, Akshar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur and Khaleel AhmedAsia Cup is scheduled to start from September 15 in Dubai. India will open the tournament against Bangladesh on the opening day. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Twitter reactions to fatal crash involving Jim Boeheim

first_imgThis is a developing story and will be updated with additional reporting.  Comments Jim Boeheim was involved in a fatal crash Wednesday night on Interstate 690 that resulted in the death of 51-year-old Jorge Jimenez of Syracuse. As details were released, many took to social media to share their reactions on Thursday. Published on February 21, 2019 at 11:57 am Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

Unibet announces special PGL stream & betting offers

first_imgPGL’s hyped first CS:GO major begins this weekend and is set to last from July 16th to July 23rd. Apart from its $1 million prize pool, the Krakow Major also has its own impressive list of sponsors, like Twitch and HyperX. Online betting company Unibet is also getting in on the action with some exclusive benefits for its players.Image courtesy of PGLNot only is this PGL’s first CS:GO major, it will also be Unibet’s first streamed esports event. All forty matches with over eighty hours of content, on-site studio and live commentary will be streamed on their very own “Unibet TV” streaming platform. According to the official press release, the Unibet stream will be “30 seconds faster than the regular Twitch streams” and will be available in a number of countries such as the UK, AUS, the Nordics, Benelux, Poland, Romania, Estonia and Hungary.Apart from this, the betting platform is also offering a £2 free bet to anyone interested in betting on the tournament. Those interested must opt in here and will receive their bonus sometime between the 13-15th of July. Any bets placedImage courtesy of Unibetduring the tournament will gain you points that you can use in Unibet’s “Esports Betting Tournament.” A total prize pool of £5,000 will be split among the top 500 winning bettors during the Krakow tournament with double points offered on mobile. The more winning bets someone places, the higher they climb the leaderboard and the higher their chances are at a greater prize.Apart from CS:GO, Unibet’s betting roster features a number of other popular esports titles such as League of Legends and Overwatch.Esports Insider says: This move follows on from the recent ESL One Cologne at which Betway was an official betting partner. It seems regulated betting is gathering some momentum in esports, and it’ll be interesting to see whether Unibet can keep the promises made regarding stream delays.last_img read more

Dale Hawerchuk describes his battle against stomach cancer

first_imgDale Hawerchuk described his battle against stomach cancer in an episode of Sportsnet’s After Hours on Sunday. The Hockey Hall of Famer was diagnosed with stomach cancer in Aug. 2019. “It wasn’t fun going through it (bag skates) at the time but you always seem to feel better when it was over and you were healthier or you were more fit,” Hawerchuk said. “I take it one day at a time and tried to enjoy every moment of the day. I’m up early now and I really enjoy watching that sun come up over the hills. It’s the kind of thing where it’s unknown territory, but you got to listen to your doctors and got to have a great attitude and you got to feel like you’re going to do it.”Early detection was important for Hawerchuk and he recommends people get a scope done in their forties, earlier than the current recommendation of doing it in their fifties. “Just be sure because the one thing you find out with cancer and even talking to other people who’ve had cancer, the symptoms don’t hit until it’s further along than you want,” Hawerchuk said.” If you can get in stage one, you’re way ahead of the game and a lot of the times the symptoms don’t show up until stage three or four. I think just the way things are in the world now, whether it’s the food we’re eating, you should do these scopes earlier than when we used to recommend.” The 16-year NHL forward said he’s feeling “pretty good” as he recuperates from his home.”From eight months ago when I was first diagnosed, it really felt like a death sentence but then you learn a lot more about cancer, talk to a lot of people, do a lot of research,” Hawerchuk said. “My surgeon was pretty blunt with me, basically said you’re going to have to go through some serious chemo, we’re going to have to remove your stomach and then more serious chemo. Here I am at the end of it. It’s been a battle but I feel pretty good.”On April 13, Hawerchuk got to ring the bell at the hospital after completing his final round of chemotherapy.Today my dad finished his final round of chemo Protocol in Barrie. Got to ring the “Bell of Hope” on his way out. “We hope” this is the end of a long journey but he’s ready for anything. Thanks to everyone who has reached out. Means the world to us.Thinking of you all #DaleStrong pic.twitter.com/4mP58YY3Ie— Eric Hawerchuk (@EricHawerchuk) April 14, 2020He said he didn’t want to ring the bell — he just wanted to get in and out of the hospital with the COVID-19 pandemic going on —but was urged to do so.”The nurses really wanted me to ring the bell,” Hawerchuk said. “It felt really good walking out of there after ringing the bell and saying, ‘Man, it’s been a long journey, but this was the goal, in the end, to get to this point.'”Hawerchuk, who totaled 1,409 career points in 1,188 games for the Jets, Sabres, Blues and Flyers, said he felt something was wrong when he began experiencing acid reflux for the first time in his life. It kept getting worse and worse, and after scans didn’t show anything wrong, he went in for a scope.”I went in and did the scope and when I woke up the doctors at the end of the bed said, ‘Sorry, I’ve got bad news. You got cancer.’ You just think you’re in a bad dream. You want to wake up but that was the reality,” Hawerchuk said. “Within a few hours, I was meeting with the surgeon and my surgeon was excellent.”His doctors told him that he was going to need a feeding tube until he got going on chemotherapy. He said he was on a pump and feeding tube for two and a half to three months, giving him enough nutrition to save his life. Now, he has resumed eating food again.”The chemo knocked down the tumor enough that I can start eating again. I thought I would never even like food again, that’s how bad it was,” Hawerchuk said. “Now, I really enjoy it again so happy to be here now with an appetite.”Hawerchuk compared his cancer battle to a bag skate, which he hated while playing but in the end, he knew he would come out better because of it.last_img read more