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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Gay marriage cake case

first_imgThe Independent 27 March 2015The director of Christian-owned bakery which refused to make a cake bearing a pro-gay marriage slogan has said she knew in her heart she could not complete the order.Karen McArthur was giving evidence during the second day of the high-profile legal action being heard in Belfast’s County Court.Mrs McArthur said: “I knew in my heart that I could not put that message on the cake.”Northern Ireland’s Equality Commission is taking the case against the family run Ashers Bakery on behalf the gay rights activist customer whose order was declined.Gareth Lee, a volunteer member of the LGBT advocacy group Queer Space, claimed he was left feeling like a lesser person when his order, which had been paid in full, was turned down.Ashers, which is run by the McArthur family, declined the request for a cake with an image of Sesame Street puppets Bert and Ernie below the motto Support Gay Marriage. It had been ordered for a private function marking International Day Against Homophobia last May.“The problem was with the message on the cake because, as a Christian, I do not support gay marriage,” Mrs McArthur said.http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/gay-marriage-cake-case-director-knew-in-her-heart-she-could-not-put-that-message-on-31099421.htmlI’m Backing Christian Bakers, Says Pro-Gay Marriage ColumnistCharisma News 28 March 2015A columnist who is in favor of same-sex marriage has expressed support for the Christian-owned Ashers Baking Company, in order to protect the “vital” principle of freedom of speech.Writing in The Belfast Telegraph, Fionola Meredith said that forcing Ashers to endorse a cause with which it disagrees would do “nothing to advance the cause of equality.”She made the comments ahead of the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland’s court case against Ashers, which starts on Thursday.http://www.charismanews.com/world/48921-i-m-backing-christian-bakers-says-pro-gay-marriage-columnistlast_img read more

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