Arsenal would need to sell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to fund £80m Wilfried Zaha signing

first_imgThe striker is the only Arsenal player that could raise the funds required for Zaha (Picture: Getty)Aubameyang hinted at a degree of unrest last week when he ‘liked’ an Instagram post that criticised the club and called manager Unai Emery a ‘puppet’.The Gabon striker scored 22 goals in the Premier League last season to claim a share of the Golden Boot, as well as laying on five assists; Zaha – who is four years younger – set up the same number of goals but only netted 10 times in what was the most prolific season of his career.Lucas Torreira is the only other Arsenal player attracting the sort of interest required to fund a move for Zaha, but the Gunners have no desire to sell him and do not believe he is as unhappy in England as some reports have claimed.Who do Arsenal need more?Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang0%Wilfried Zaha0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMore: 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 Zaha’s price tag is almost twice that of Arsenal’s modest £45m transfer budget (Picture: Getty)The £80m valuation would make Zaha the joint-ninth most expensive player ever, tying the fee Real Madrid paid to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from United back in 2009.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHowever, Arsenal’s failure to qualify for the Champions League means they have a transfer budget of just £45m and will need to raise substantial funds in order to fund a move for Zaha.More: 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 CityThe easiest way to do so would be to cash in on Aubameyang, who has reportedly received a £300,000-a-week offer to play in China – while United were also rather bizarrely credited with an interest in him.The prospect of losing last season’s top scorer would be a ‘major dilemma’ for the Gunners, though he has just turned 30 and only has two years left to run on his contract; Arsenal bosses have previously stressed that they would not allow players to run down their deals any more. Comment Advertisement Arsenal would need to sell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to fund £80m Wilfried Zaha signingcenter_img Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 26 Jun 2019 1:23 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1kShares The Gunners could land a big fee for the Golden Boot winner (Picture: Getty)Arsenal remain keen to sign Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha but would likely need to sell star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to afford the Eagles’ £80million price tag.The Gunners have long held interest in bringing Zaha to north London, though their hopes of landing the Ivory Coast international have taken a blow after Manchester United agreed a deal worth £50m for Aaron Wan-Bissaka.According to BBC Sport’s David Ornstein, Palace are loathe to lose their two best players in one window and have therefore slapped an enormous price tag on Zaha to ward off suitors.last_img read more

Stewart Robson assesses what new signing Thomas Partey can bring to Arsenal’s midfield

first_imgAdvertisement Coming Next Arsenal brought in Partey on deadline day (Picture: Getty Images)Stewart Robson says new Arsenal signing Thomas Partey can do ‘every job’ well in Mikel Arteta’s midfield. The Gunners completed a deadline day deal for the 27-year-old, activating his £45 million release clause.Partey spent five seasons in Atletico Madrid’s first team, helping fire Diego Simeone’s side to a Champions League semi-final in 2015-16, as well as a third-placed finish in La Liga last season. Read More ‘With him they’re a much better midfield, that was one area I was still worried about,’ Robson told ESPN FC. ‘[Mohamed] Elneny coming back out of the cold, I’m not sure he gives them quite enough. [Granit] Xhaka is always going to make a mistake and be ill-disciplined at times and [Dani] Ceballos I don’t think is particularly good defensively. ‘With Partey coming in that central midfield position he can do every job you want from a midfield player.‘He’s dynamic enough to win the ball back, he’s dynamic enough with his passing and he’ll run forward as well, so, a good signing for Arsenal.’MORE: Harry Redknapp ‘surprised’ Man Utd, Chelsea or Arsenal did not sign Man City defender John StonesMORE: Mikel Arteta hails ‘high quality’ Thomas Partey as Arsenal shirt number is revealedFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page PLAY by Metro Read More Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 6 Oct 2020 10:25 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.3kShares deadline day move to West Ham Top articles Full Screen Read More / Comment The combative midfielder will provide some much-needed steel in the middle of the park for the north London club, and former Gunners midfielder Robson believes Partey is the full package and a big upgrade on what they already have.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Read More About Connatix V67539 Skip Ad Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he rejected 1 min. story Read More Skip Video Settings Advertisement SPONSORED Stewart Robson assesses what new signing Thomas Partey can bring to Arsenal’s midfield 1/1 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE last_img read more

CWind and ORE Catapult Ink UK Offshore Renewables Deal

first_imgCWind and Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult have signed a collaboration agreement to focus on offshore renewables in the UK.The two companies will focus on delivering applied research projects and accelerating technology development, aimed at improving health and safety, the operational performance of offshore renewable assets, as well as reducing risk and cost.“ORE Catapult uses its unique facilities and research and engineering capabilities to bring together industry and academia and drive innovation to improve existing, and develop next generation, renewable energy technologies,” said Chris Hill, ORE Catapult’s Operational Performance Director.“With CWind’s strong and proven background in engineering, I am confident that together we can deliver new research, technology and development projects that will support evolving offshore wind capabilities and generate significant economic benefit for the UK.”CWind said that the agreement demonstrates its long-term commitment to developing solutions to overcome the challenges faced by the UK offshore renewables sector, using innovation and technology to drive change.“As a Company, CWind is committed to innovation and driving positive change to support the future growth of the UK offshore wind industry,” said Ian Bryan, Managing Director of CWind (Interim). “Our values are matched closely with those of ORE Catapult and we look forward to achieving success for mutual and industry benefit.”ORE Catapult and CWind have been collaborating over the last 12 months and have planned multiple projects for this year, including the exploration of an engineered corrosion protection solution and an in-field communication solution.In addition, CWind joined the Offshore Wind Innovation Hub’s (OWIH) Technical Advisory Group, in which it will play a role in shaping the initiative’s O&M and Electrical Infrastructure Technology Roadmaps, identifying the innovation needs of the sector.last_img read more

‘Don’t overindulge on food this holiday season’

first_img“Kis-asa sobra naton nga kaon, malimtan naton angmaintenance medicine, so daku ang chancesnga ma-atake kita sa corazon, mataas ang bloodpressure,” she explained. ILOILO City – This holiday season, donot overindulge on food, most especially fatty, sweet and salty food, accordingto the Department of Health (DOH) in Western Visayas. “Don’t drink if you are driving, ordon’t drive if you are drinking to avoid accidents,” she added. Get immunized from pneumonia andinfluenza, among others, said Convocar. “To those with health conditionsneeding maintenance medicine, do not forget to take them,” added Convocar. She stressed the importance ofobserving proper diet and exercising regularly to burn excess fat and calories. “Christmas is celebrated with partiesusually serving sumptuous dishes. While enjoying, please do remember tomaintain a healthy lifestyle,” said Dr. Marlyn Convocar, DOH Region 6 director.center_img Those with hypertension must controltheir eating, said Convocar. The DOH director reminded Ilonggos,too, to protect themselves from inclement weather and the cold temperature,most especially in the early morning. Convocar also stressed the importanceof moderation when indulging in alcoholic beverages. If possible, stay away from lechon and food high in cholesterol, shestressed. Get a good night’s sleep and drinkplenty of water, she added./PNlast_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Win Regular Season Game

first_imgKatie racked up three RBIs on four hits for the Batesville Bulldogs Varsity.Katie got the win for the Batesville Bulldogs Varsity despite allowing 10 runs over seven innings. Katie struck out four, walked 12 and gave up eight hits.#9 took the loss for Lawrenceburg. She allowed 12 runs in six innings, walked two and struck out nine.The bottom of the second saw the Batesville Bulldogs Varsity take an early lead, 1-0. After Carissa Werner doubled, the Batesville Bulldogs Varsity kept the pressure on Lawrenceburg pitching, as Madison singled.After a quick strike from Lawrenceburg, the Batesville Bulldogs Varsity responded with three runs in the third. The Batesville Bulldogs Varsity scored on a two-run double by Hannah Putnam and an RBI double by Alyssa Dudley.It didn’t take long for the Batesville Bulldogs Varsity to respond as they scored four runs of their own in the fourth. The Batesville Bulldogs Varsity scored on an RBI single by Katie, an RBI single by Rebecca Roell, an error, and an RBI single by Alyssa.The Batesville Bulldogs Varsity never surrendered the lead after the sixth inning. The runs piled on thanks to an RBI double by Madison.Submitted by Batesville Coach Jody Thomas. The Batesville Bulldogs Varsityoutlast Lawrenceburg in high-scoring affair, 12-10.Batesville vs. Lawrenceburg Softball (5-22)Scoreboard operators were busy on Thursday as the Batesville Bulldogs Varsity and Lawrenceburg combined for 22 runs. Batesville Bulldogs Varsity eventually won the offensive battle 12-10 in seven innings.There were 25 hits, including seven extra base hits in the game.The game was back-and-forth heading into the sixth, with 11 lead changes.The Batesville Bulldogs Varsity finally managed to grab the lead after a strong sixth inning. The Batesville Bulldogs Varsity went up for good on a two-run double by Katie Thomas off #9, scoring Madison Meehan andHannah Wintz.last_img read more

Dahl, Huettl, Wolla are 1-2-3 at Dacotah

first_imgMANDAN, N.D. (June 17) – Inches made the difference between the top three places Friday at Dacotah Speedway, as Mark Dahl got the best of Jordan Huettl and Jason Wolla in the evening’s Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified feature.Huettl went from fourth starting to first early in the main event, before a series of cautions slowed the pace. Following the restart on lap eight, Dahl passed Wolla for third and then caught Shawn Strand for second.Strand fell into the clutches of Wolla and Spencer Wilson. They raced three-wide for third until Wolla shuffled into third. With 10 laps to go, Huettl’s lead started to diminish as he started catch­ing lapped traffic.Dahl was all over Huettl’s rear bumper but lapped traffic made it difficult to pass. Wolla quickly caught the leaders and made it a three-car battle. Dahl dove low under Huettl as Wolla looked to the outside.As they crossed the Open Road Honda finish line three wide, Dahl won by inches over Huettl and Wolla.Jason Berg was the Mach-1 Sport Compact winner.last_img read more

Blue Creek and Cane Mill Roads will be closed for an additional 2 weeks

first_imgBrookville, IN—According to the Franklin County Highway Department, Blue Creek and Cane Mill Roads will be closed for an additional two weeks for completion of bridge repair construction. The Closure is Between Neukam Road and Cane Mill Road.last_img

Phil Jagielka ready for tougher tests with England

first_img “But we need to go out and play well – use the formula and game plans we have been putting together during this qualifying campaign and see how it stacks up against the so-called better teams of Europe. “Hopefully we play well in those games and it gives us a bit more confidence looking forward to boarding the plane to France.” The immediate concern for Jagielka, though, is helping Everton to victory over Manchester United this weekend. It is a match the 33-year-old approaches buoyed by back-to-back England wins in which team-mate Ross Barkley shone, following-up his man-of-the-match display against Estonia with a goal and another impressive display in Lithuania. “That is the one thing we wanted and the one thing we knew would come, we just didn’t know when,” Jagielka said. “For Everton this season he is making a lot more of the right decisions and his assists and goals speak volumes for that. “It’s nice at the moment. His shot against Lithuania got a little deflection and that shows you his luck is in and his form is in, hopefully he’ll continue that at the weekend.” Phil Jagielka believe the upcoming h igh-profile friendlies will offer a true reflection of just how far England have come since failing to win a game at the 2014 World Cup. Roy Hodgson’s men arrived in Brazil last year more in hope than expectation, but few could have predicted just how badly it would go. The Three Lions have rallied rather than wilted since, though, and this week ended Euro 2016 qualification with a 100 per cent record – becoming only the sixth side to do so. Press Association “It’s got to be positive because there was nothing positive to come out of the World Cup,” Jagielka said after captaining England to a 3-0 win in Lithuania on Monday. “When the draw for the Euros came out, we knew it was obviously not going to be the hardest of groups, but we knew we had to go and play well and perform well – 10 wins out of 10 says it all. “Obviously there were some better performances and some not so good performances in there but confidence is quite high. “We have decided to play some pretty tough friendlies coming up which will be great for the fans and for us to play in and test ourselves.” Monday’s win in Vilnius was as comfortable as you would expect against the side ranked 116th in the world – another easy test in a group that also included Estonia, San Marino, Slovenia and Switzerland. Jagielka knows England need to be tested against opponents of a higher calibre which makes the friendlies – starting with a trip to Spain and a Wembley encounter against France next month – all the more important. He said. “It’s difficult. If we don’t look to pick strong teams, then the friendlies are pointless. “If we pick strong teams, then we probably put ourselves under a bit of pressure. last_img read more

Protests Turn Violent in Parts of Florida After George Floyd’s Death

first_imgProtests in downtown Miami became violent Saturday night, as demonstrators began throwing objects at police and setting vehicles on fire.The protests, which took place over the death of George Floyd last Monday in Minneapolis, started peacefully in the afternoon, but turned once the crowd made its way onto I-95, shutting down traffic there in both directions for hours.Police ultimately fired tear gas into a group of people who were gathered outside the Miami Police Department, as protesters could be seen throwing rocks and setting police cruisers on fire in the downtown area.Officers in riot gear also stood in formation, as the protesters threw rocks and kicked tear gas canisters at them.In addition, looting could be seen from a news helicopter above Bayside Marketplace along Biscayne Boulevard.The Miami protest started peacefully near the Torch of Friendship around 3 p.m.At least 38 people in Miami-Dade County were arrested overnight, as Mayor Carlos Jimenez implemented a curfew from 10 p.m. Saturday through 6 a.m. Sunday, and from 8 p.m. Sunday to 6 a.m. Monday.It applies Countywide. Residents in all cities must abide.— Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez (@MayorGimenez) May 31, 2020 Elsewhere in around the state, protesters in Tampa broke store windows and set a gas station on fire on Saturday night, also following a peaceful daytime demonstration.In Tallahassee, the situation got even more dangerous, when a pickup truck drive through a crowd of protestors. The vehicle then stopped and started again, with a person on its hood at one point. No serious injuries were reported there, according to police.Police handcuffed the driver but did not release his identity or say whether he would face charges.Closer to home, a group also gathered on Saturday afternoon at Lake Worth Beach City Hall to protest the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police.During that demonstration, two people pulled the American flag from its flagpole, tore it, and then attempted to burn it in front of the CVS near City Hall.Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office deputies ended up retrieving the destroyed flag, and will dispose of it with a proper burial.The crowd later departed City Hall, moved down Lake Avenue, and then traveled to Bryant Park. No arrests or other issues were reported locally.last_img read more

GSA Pummels Deer Isle-Stonington

first_img Latest Posts DEER ISLE — Lydia Clapp struck out nine and gave up just two hits in six innings as the Eagles rolled over the Mariners 18-1 on Monday.Clapp also led GSA at the plate, driving in three runs with a pair of singles.Anna Clapp tripled and singled with an RBI, Stevie Theoharidis doubled and singled, Lexi Wessel had an RBI single and Sabrina Vivian and Stephi Davis singled for GSA.Janelle Ciomei and Heidi Brewer each singled for the Mariners. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Bio admin House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Latest posts by admin (see all) This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more