Ian Wright takes pop at Jordan Henderson as he defends Arsenal youngster Matteo Guendouzi

first_imgIan Wright takes pop at Jordan Henderson as he defends Arsenal youngster Matteo Guendouzi Comment Advertisement The Frenchman lost possession on the edge of his own box as Bournemouth scored (Getty)‘Guendouzi, for a 19-year-old, to come into the team and play continuously up to this point [is astounding],’ the former Arsenal striker explained on his YouTube channel.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘You know, he makes some mistakes and I’m seeing some s**t, people writing he gives the ball away. He’s 19. He’s come from the second division in France into the Premier League.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 City‘PSG are now looking at him hard. So if that’s the case, why [are] our fans digging him out for these misplaced balls?‘He’s always trying to pass [forward] and do productive stuff, he’s not sideways when he can go forwards. He don’t do that Henderson move. He wants to pass forward and he should be encouraged to do that.’ Metro Sport ReporterFriday 1 Mar 2019 8:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link406Sharescenter_img The French midfielder made a mistake against Bournemouth but Wright is a huge fan (Getty)Arsenal legend Ian Wright has praised teenager Matteo Guendouzi’s performances for the Gunners this season and hit back at fans for writing ‘s**t’ about him.The Frenchman has enjoyed a breakout campaign in north London since leaving Lorient, racking up 24 Premier League appearances despite his tender years, though he was under fire for a mistake that saw Bournemouth score on Wednesday night.But Wright had jumped to the defence of Guendouzi and highlighted how positive he is with the ball – unlike Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson, who he took an unexpected pop at. Henderson is often criticised for playing too many safe, sideways passes (Picture: Getty)Arsenal travel to Wembley for the north London derby on Saturday and Wright hopes to see both Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang start together up front.He continued: ‘I would try and get them both in the team and get more players from a defensive point of view where Aubameyang doesn’t have to run back to close down things.‘I want to see him and Lacazette in there doing their thing. Bring in another defensive man to do that. We shouldn’t have two strikers, as potent as they are, and one of them is on the bench. It don’t make sense.’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 Advertisementlast_img read more

Former Arsenal boss Unai Emery drops hint over his next job in management

first_imgFormer Arsenal boss Unai Emery drops hint over his next job in management Unai Emery has been out of a job since his dismissal at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery says he’s open to all opportunities after being sacked by Arsenal but the Spaniard admits he keeps a particularly ‘close eye’ on Serie A football ahead of a potential move to Italy.Arsenal’s miserable Europa League defeat at home to Eintracht Frankfurt last November proved to be the final straw and Emery, 48, has been out of a job ever since, with compatriot Mikel Arteta taking over the reins at the Emirates. However, the three-time Europa League winner is looking to move back into the world of management and has not ruled a return to the Premier League in the not-too-distant future. Arsenal legend Tony Adams defended Emery this week (Picture: Getty)Earlier this week, Tony Adams jumped to Emery’s defence and instead hit out at the club’s flawed recruitment strategy which he feels let the Spaniard down.‘I have been speaking for the last ten years about recruitment at the club and I think that really needs to up it’s game,’ the former Arsenal captain told Sky Sports.‘The coach is irrelevant. Emery was a fantastic coach but recruitment let him down. ‘If you get that right then the coach has a chance.’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 ArsenalFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Mesut Ozil a ‘huge problem’ in Arsenal’s contract renewal talks with Pierre-Emerick AubameyangMORE: Arsenal legend Paul Merson tells Manchester United to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and become ‘major force’ Advertisement Emery has talked up a potential move to Italy (Picture: Getty)But it appears Emery has a preference for Serie A where he has considered working in the past.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I coached for 16 years in a row, so decided to take a little rest to prepare for the project that most inspires me,’ Emery told TuttoJuve.com.‘I won’t rule out any country: England, France, Spain, where I already worked, or Italy, which I’ve never worked in before.‘I did have some contact with several Italian clubs, but for one reason or another, it was not possible to work here. I am open to everything and keep a very close eye on Serie A.‘Out of respect and fairness, I will not name the clubs who contacted me in previous years.’center_img Comment Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 21 Mar 2020 3:49 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link855Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

Insurance Beats Lobi for First Win, Fortifies Team with Four Ghanaians

first_imgBendel Insurance Duro IkhazuagbeBendel Insurance FC’s veteran midfielder, Charles Omokaro, recorded the team’s first win in the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) yesterday.After four matches in the Nigerian topflight with a meager three points to show out of possible 12, Omokaro’s 70th minute strike against Lobi Stars at the University of Benin Sports Ground made the difference yesterday. That win temporarily relieved the Edo Arsenal fans who have become restless with the three draws and one defeat resultsWith Insurance’s lift to the seventh spot in the Group A standings, things are beginning to look bright that coaches Monday Odigie and Baldwin Bazuaye may after all, know what they are doing with the team. For Lobi, Nigeria’s representatives in this year’s CAF Champions League who suffered two straight defeats in the continent and the domestic league within a space of three days, these are certainly not the best of time for the team.Moroccan side, Wydad Casablanca had last Saturday grabbed an away win at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Stadium in Enugu with a 2-1 scoreline. Coach Solomon Ogbeide had hoped that his trip to his birthplace would wipe his tears with a win in the domestic league but that turned out another bad day for the Makurdi team. Now, the heat is going to be on him to perform of be shown the exit.Interestingly, Insurance’s victory came on the day a legend of the Benin team, Leotis Boateng, led four players from Ghana into the Edo capital to help fortify the team.Although details of the players signed by Insurance have not been officially released, insiders at the team confided in THISDAY last night that the state government was doing everything possible to ensure that the club remains in the topflight.“After spending 11 years in the lower division, we don’t want Insurance experience life in the wilderness again. The Ghanaian players are going to add value to the team we are even hoping to qualify for the continent next year,” revealed the top official in Edo sports last night.Bendel Insurance drew their first game away in Sagamu to Remo Stars, drew at home with Kwara United, recorded another draw against Niger Tornadoes and lost away to Wikki Tourists. The 1-0 win against Lobi is the first maximum three points for the Benin team in the topflight.They are away to Katsina United at the Muhammadu Dikko Stadium in Katsina on Match-day seven.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

TD GIVES ST CATHERINE’S PUPILS TOUR OF OIREACHTAS

first_imgDeputy Thomas Pringle arranged a tour of the Dáil for Teacher’s and Pupils of St. Catherine’s Vocational School, Killybegs.The Deputy personally met them and brought them on the tour explained the whole history of Leinster House  and how it became the Houses of the Oireachtas.The students asked to meet Deputy Luke Ming Flanagan and Deputy Mick Wallace who came and spoke at length to them about the importance of Government and the need to reform it. Said Deputy Pringle: “Everybody enjoyed the day, teachers and pupils alike. They headed back to Donegal tired but very happy after the the long trip.”TD GIVES ST CATHERINE’S PUPILS TOUR OF OIREACHTAS was last modified: June 11th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:st catherine’s killybegsThomas Pringle TDlast_img read more

TOP TEN TIPS TO BEATING EXAM STRESS!

first_imgIT’S Junior Cert and Leaving Cert time – and children may be feeling the pressure.Good luck to everyone in the county doing exams over the next couple of weeks.Here’s our top ten tips to beating exam stress: Don’t spend the night before an exam cramming. You won’t perform well if you are sleep deprived. Instead get an early night and a good night’s sleep.On the morning of the exam, get up early so that you’re not in a rush and make time to have a good substantial breakfast.Avoid being late by arriving at the exam room ahead of time. This will allow you to calm your nerves before you go in.Don’t try to study whilst waiting to enter the exam room and stay away from anyone who is panicking about the exams. Panic can be contagious- so stay away from people who make you feel worse.Once in the exam room take a few deep slow breaths. The calmer and more relaxed you are, the more alert you will be.If your mind goes blank, close your eyes for a few moments and take a few deep breaths. This will help you regain your composure.Avoid looking at other people. They will always seem to be writing more and appear more confident than you. It’s your exam so just worry about yourself.After the exam do not engage in a post-mortem. Don’t focus on questions you were unhappy with, instead, concentrate on what has gone well.Don’t put on a brave face. If exam stress is getting you down, let someone know how you’re feeling.Take a break before starting to study for the next exam. You’ve earned it!TOP TEN TIPS TO BEATING EXAM STRESS! was last modified: June 2nd, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:examGuidestresslast_img read more

Bakau Fishermen Concerned With Presence of Unknown Fishing Trawlers in Gambian

first_imgBy: Makutu MannehFishermen at Bakau Fish landing site have expressed concern over the number of unknown fishing trawlers intruding the Bakau coastline.This they say makes them experience low catches within this period which results in scarcity of fish in the market. Fishermen in Brufut and Tanji raised similar complaints. The Bakau fishermen alleged that these trawlers use illegal fishing nets to catch juvenile fishes which are premature for consumption, and later throw most of it in the river.Visiting the Fish landing site in Bakau, many fishermen could be seen idling ashore.Baye John who spoke to this reporter, alleged that some trawlers are engaged in illegal activities in Gambian waters; that the trawlers can be seen at sea working both day and night to harvest catches, without giving them the chance to spread their nets.John said currently, they are experiencing a decline in catches, attributing the problem to the dead juvenile fish including other unneeded species that is thrown into the river, by unknown fishing trawlers.‘‘We used to catch many species of fish before the arrival of the trawlers. But now many of those species have vanished from our sight,” John narrated.John and his fellow fisher folk, have called on Government to investigate and combat the illegal fishing that is going on in Gambian waters.last_img read more