Arsene Wenger reluctant to return to Arsenal and wants ‘complete distance’ from Unai Emery’s reign

first_imgWenger did not want to overshadow Unai Emery’s early reign at Arsenal (AFP/Getty Images)‘You let people who come in work their way.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘And I wanted to take a complete distance.‘It’s still a bit early, maybe, to go back. I haven’t been back at the club.’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 CityWenger also revealed why he has refused offers to return to management since leaving Arsenal.‘What happened is that I took a distance a little bit,’ said Wenger.‘I was realising that I lived like somebody in a coma for 35 years who woke up and saw something different in life than just my club, my game and my work.‘So I thought maybe I have to analyse that and take a little bit longer distance.‘I was tempted and as well a little bit afraid to dive back into it straight away.’Arsenal fans: Would you want Wenger back?Yes0%No0%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 Arsene Wenger reluctant to return to Arsenal and wants ‘complete distance’ from Unai Emery’s reign Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 7 Sep 2019 6:48 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link61Shares Arsene Wenger says he wants ‘complete distance’ from Arsenal (beIN Sports)Arsene Wenger has revealed that he has refused to return to Arsenal because he does not want to overshadow Unai Emery.The 69-year-old called time on his reign at Arsenal last year but has not been back to the Emirates Stadium to watch a game since Emery took charge.And while Wenger admits he has been in contact with Arsenal’s hierarchy, he would be reluctant to take up a role with his former club.‘I have been in touch with some people at the club but I felt when you go like that you cannot be half in, half out,’ Wenger told beIN Sports.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

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Minister reassures Jamaicans after 10 killed in bloody weekend

first_imgNewsRegional Minister reassures Jamaicans after 10 killed in bloody weekend by: – June 27, 2012 Share Tweet 68 Views   no discussions Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Share Security forces redouble efforts after murders in St James, St Ann and St Andrew between Friday and Sunday.KINGSTON, Jamaica, Wednesday June 27, 2012 – It was a case of scream bloody murder in Jamaica last weekend as 10 people met a violent end in various areas across the country.Between Friday and Sunday, four persons were killed in St James, two in St Ann and four in August Town, St Andrew, according to reports.In the wake of the killings, National Security Minister Peter Bunting has assured Jamaicans that the security forces are continuing their relentless efforts to fight crime.“We have to redouble our efforts going forward, continue what we are doing and be confident that over time, it will work,” Bunting said.The minister visited the August Town, St Andrew community following the killings, which reportedly resulted from a gun battle between rival gangs.“I don’t want this weekend’s murders to set back in any way all the effort that has gone into bringing August Town to where it is today,” Bunting said.“I sympathise and understand the hurt and frustration, but we cannot give up on the peace process. We recognise that it can be a setback, but the residents have to hold on to what they have achieved over the years,” he urged.A 2008 peace treaty between factions from the five districts in August Town put an end to a violent, bloody era that devastated the community with everyone living in fear. Several subsequent peace initiatives had helped to drastically reduce crime, with murders down to two last year.“I encourage those who have been working with the PMI (Peace Management Initiative), community development committee and other entities to overcome this and to understand that if they don’t want to return to those days, they have to keep working at it and ensure that it doesn’t gather any momentum. They are not to be concerned with any retaliation, just allow the police to do their investigations, pursue the criminals and bring them to justice,” the security minister said.Bunting assured that a number of initiatives would be implemented to protect the community from further attacks from the gunmen, as well as increased efforts to bring them to justice.“I’m just asking the residents to have faith and don’t come off the track that they have been on,” the minister stressed.Residents of August Town, meanwhile, say they are fearful following the killings.According to Senior Superintendent Derrick Knight, there were two separate shooting incidents on Saturday, one in the morning and another in the evening. He said one of the incidents could be a result of one of the deceased being a witness in a court case.Dead are Deveon Harris, 23; André Bennet, 19; Tamica Gordon, 19, and Rohan Simpson, 39.The month-to-date murder rate compared with last year is reportedly the same. Eleven hundred and twenty-four persons were reportedly killed last year, 89 in the month of June.Caribbean 360 Newslast_img read more

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Barcelona, Real Madrid plan 30% player wage cuts

first_img Clubs from across the Spanish top flight are expected to be severely impacted by the ongoing La Liga suspension due to the coronavirus pandemic. Barcelona are reportedly aiming to recoup an estimated €230m due to the reductions, with transfer budgets also reduced and big name arrivals restricted this summer.Advertisement Barcelona and Real Madrid are both planning to reduce their first team squad salaries by 30% ahead of the 2020-21 La Liga season. According to Sunday’s front page of Diario AS, the El Clasico pair are both considering major cuts as part of financial restructuring this summer. The report also states the likelihood of games being played closed doors will effect sponsorship deals, with pitch side advertising reduced to zero. Promoted Content20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”27 Animals That Don’t Need Color To Be Cool6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes6 TV Characters Whose Departures Have Made The Shows BetterCelebrities Showing Support For George Floyd Protests5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her GrandsonThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew AboutPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti Read Also: Bundesliga restart suffers blow as Dresden squad placed in quarantine La Liga is working towards a return for the 2019-20 campaign in mid-June, however games are certain to be played without fans for the remainder of the season. Supporters are unlikely to be permitted to attend games if the 2020-21 season begins as planned in September, with restrictions rumoured to be in place until the end of 2020. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more

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Bucks’ Maker, other reserves step into NBA playoff spotlight

first_imgDave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding There have been some big games from reserve players in these playoffs already: Miami has gotten games of 28 and 25 points from Dwyane Wade and a 26-point effort from Kelly Olynyk, Philadelphia has seen Marco Belinelli reach 21 points twice so far, and Boston saw Greg Monroe get a double-double against the Bucks in only 23 minutes.Backups can find themselves in the spotlight quickly if they get hot.“When we step on the floor, we need to be assertive with what we do,” Bucks coach Joe Prunty said. “We can’t be a step behind.”Even the greatest players need help.LeBron James said everyone on the Cavaliers’ roster — himself included — needed to play better after falling behind Indiana 2-1 in their series. So in Game 4, James was great with 32 points, and Jordan Clarkson had 12 of the bench’s 32 points to help Cleveland tie the series .ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Maker had never blocked five shots in any NBA game before this postseason began — and now he’s blocked that many in each of the last two playoff contests for the Milwaukee Bucks. There’s an old coaching adage that tells players to stay ready, because they never know when their chance to make an impact has arrived.Maker is proving that axiom to be correct.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“Just trying to be there for my teammates, playing aggressive,” said Maker, the Bucks’ backup center. “It’s the playoffs. These are the moments everybody plays for. You’ve got to find a way to win, you’ve got to find a way to impact the game. I try to do that every single time.”Maker is almost an out-of-nowhere story for the Bucks, who’ve pulled even with the Boston Celtics four games into their Eastern Conference first-round series in large part because of a defensive resurgence by the bench. His offense has helped, too: Maker scored 14 points in a Game 3 victory, his highest total since a 16-point effort on New Year’s Day. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial MOST READ Milwaukee Bucks’ Thon Maker (7) and Jabari Parker celebrate after Game 4 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Sunday, April 22, 2018, in Milwaukee. The Bucks won 104-102. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)MILWAUKEE — Thon Maker is having his biggest games at the biggest time of the year.Not bad for a bench guy and someone who, as recently as last week, was a roster afterthought.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img View comments Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Jazz take commanding 3-1 lead after rout of Thunder China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “I’m supposed to come and give a spark off the bench,” said Clarkson, who scored just two points in Game 3. “That’s what I’m supposed to do, change the game in that way.”Toronto had one of the top bench units in the NBA during the regular season, ranking fifth in the league with a combined 41.8 scoring average. But in the East’s No. 1 seed’s first-round series, the Raptors’ reserve scoring down to 34.5 points.They’re tied at 2 in the series with the eighth-seeded Washington Wizards, whose bench scoring is up in the series by about the same margin to 34.3 points. The Wizards were just 16th in bench scoring this season.A big reason for Toronto’s problems has been the absence of backup point guard Fred VanVleet, who has an injured right shoulder and played just three minutes so far, sitting out three of the four games entirely. Raptors coach Dwane Casey blamed his team’s high turnover totals — 37 over Games 3 and 4, both losses — in large part on his reserves, who he also thought were not as productive with the ball as they could have been.“The second unit turned down some shots that they normally take,” Casey said. “I thought that group started the turnovers. The levee broke on those guys. I’ve got to do a better job of putting them in the right situation where they don’t turn it over.”The Wizards tinkered with their rotations to try to keep the Raptors’ reserves in check.“Our bench has done a good job and we’ve kind of tried to change things up and throw maybe a starter or two with our bench,” Washington coach Scott Brooks said.As for the Celtics, they’re back in Boston to get ready to host the Bucks on Tuesday night for Game 5. Their frontcourt reserves of Monroe and Marcus Morris were dominant in the series’ second game last week, when it looked as if Boston might pull off a sweep.Milwaukee’s reserves have pushed back with active, physical play — matching Boston’s intensity.“As soon as (we) see that,” Maker said, “we start to get aggressive as well on the defensive end.”last_img read more

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