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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Wisconsin splits weekend clash with Bulldogs

first_imgBadgers forward Tom Gorowsky scored an empty-net goal on Friday to add on to Wisconsin\’s win over UMD.[/media-credit]For the second series in a row, the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team let an opportunity slip through their grasp as they failed to sweep a WCHA opponent.After winning Friday’s game 3-1, the No. 16 Badgers fell to No. 15 Minnesota-Duluth 1-0 Saturday at the Kohl Center.Considering a victory would have left UW in a tie for first with Denver, the weekend split may sting even worse.“For some reason — we talked about it in the locker room — we just haven’t been able to put together a good Saturday night after a Friday,” senior forward Tom Gorowsky said. “If you want to be a championship-caliber team, you have to play at least two good games in a row, if not three, and we haven’t been able to put that together after Christmas break.”On Saturday, the Badgers found themselves stuck with a 0-0 tie heading into the final period. Some of that can be chalked up to strong defense on the Bulldogs’ part, but UW also failed several times to capitalize on obvious scoring chances. Most notably, when nearly halfway through the first period, Gorowsky missed an empty net from close in the slot.“I thought our energy level was real good in the third period,” head coach Mike Eaves said. “What concerns us as coaches — we told the boys after — is in our second period, where did we go? We didn’t give up a lot, but they probably had the puck more than we had (it).”Trying to ratchet up the intensity at the start of the final period, junior captain Blake Geoffrion picked up an unsportsmanlike penalty before the puck had dropped. After being removed from the faceoff circle for tussling with his Bulldog counterpart, Geoffrion continued to talk to the referee, earning himself two minutes in the penalty box.“Blake is trying to provide us with emotion,” Eaves said. “Did he go too far over the line? It takes two to dance, and just in my view of that, I thought the other young lad was involved as well.”“I’m not really sure — I gave him a love tap, and I got a penalty,” Geoffrion added.Though UMD failed to score on the resulting power play, the Bulldogs tallied the game’s only goal 4:32 into the period. UW sophomore Podge Turnbull turned the puck over in the Badgers’ defensive zone, and UMD’s Jack Connolly was able to find Jordan Fulton in front of the net for the game-winner.“That is definitely a strength of Duluth — they have good quick forwards,” sophomore defenseman Ryan McDonagh said. “They cycle the puck down low, and I think tonight we were just one second too late in picking guys up and closing down on them, and it’s definitely an area we need to work on and get stronger.”Though Eaves was disappointed with the final result, Wisconsin’s coach chose to look at the positives at the end rather than dwell on the shutout.“We will break down the game and we will say, ‘We did a lot of really good things,’” Eaves said.Friday, UW fell behind early when Connolly recorded his seventh goal of the season 5:26 into the game. That was all the Badgers would allow, however, as UW held UMD to 21 shots for the game, including a mere four in the third period.“It was a point of emphasis that we were working on this last week,” defenseman Jamie McBain said. “Our up by a goal forecheck, as far as making sure that we have that third guy back all the time, and to make sure that we have numbers back. It may be boring because we aren’t going quite as hard, but its effective and gives us a chance to play solid defense all the time.”Wisconsin junior Michael Davies found the back of the net on a power play in the first period to tie the game at one. McBain picked up the primary assist to give him a league-leading 20 assists on the season.McBain picked up his second assist of the night when sophomore Sean Dolan slapped home a rebound for the game-winner midway through the second period.“We said going into this game — playing against young Stalock — that he is a very good goaltender and if we are going to have chances, they are going to be on rebounds,” Eaves said. “He is good with the first shot; If can see it, he is going to make saves. … It was about who is going to find a way to get to those pucks, and tonight, Sean Dolan got to a loose puck and whacked it in.”Gorowsky was able to put in an empty netter to give the Badgers a final score of 3-1.With the mixed results on the weekend, UW is choosing to look at this as a learning experience to help for the rest of the season.“Playing at the same level on Saturday has been a challenge for us right now,” Eaves said. “We talked about that after as a team, we brought it to a level of awareness and its like we say, every game is a riddle and we have to solve these Saturday games.”last_img read more

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Legacy table reaching final phase of development

first_img“The Lions Club of Fort St. John began by donating 18 chairs, window treatment, LED accent lighting and an electronic photo frame,” a press release from the Legion Branch reads.There are currently six tables open for eight pictures of veterans on each, all of which will be black and white with the name of the veteran and the regiment they served printed underneath.Sponsorship at each table for companies cost $750 for a double logo table and $1,500 for a single logo table.- Advertisement -“Now as more people hear about the project and see the tables, the more they want the veteran in their family to be honoured on a tabletop,” the legion goes on to say. “The project has a waiting list (of) families who want their family veterans’ picture included.”The tables will be manufactured using “granicrete” with a decorative finish that will cover the pictures and logos to preserve them.If you’re interested in becoming a sponsor or if you have a family member you’d like to commemorate, contact Marilyn Hunter at 250 262 9627, the legion at 250 785 3917, or email mjhunter337@gmail.com.Advertisement The legion says the honoured veteran doesn’t necessarily need to be a resident of Fort St. John to be a part of the table project.last_img read more

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