Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang claims Arsenal’s ‘crazy’ front three can match Liverpool trio

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang claims Arsenal’s ‘crazy’ front three can match Liverpool trio Roberto Firmino scored Liverpool’s winning goal against Southampton last weekend (Picture: Getty)‘Hopefully, yes [we can hit it off straight away]. I think we can do it.‘First of all, he [Pepe] speaks French so it will be easy for him to settle in and play with us. He only started training with us a few weeks ago but it’s good to have him with us. He’s started well.‘Last season he was amazing. He’ll bring us speed and excellent finishing, and that’s good for us.‘As we’ve seen from last season, Liverpool play with three up front and they play very well. Why not us? I think we can do it.‘It will be a tough game against them. They are great players. They always try to go forward and try to get goals and assist each other. They are one of the best trios in the world.‘I see a lot of similarities. Pepe and me, we are quick players like Mane and Salah, while Laca is a player who can keep the ball and is really good with his feet like Firmino.‘So yes, we can say we are close enough.’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 Metro Sport ReporterFriday 23 Aug 2019 8:56 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3kShares Comment Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette both scored in Arsenal’s win over Burnley (Picture: Getty)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang believes the signing of Nicolas Pepe means Arsenal now boast a ‘crazy’ attacking trio capable of matching the goalscoring feats of Liverpool’s fearsome front three.The Gabon international has picked up from where he left off last season, scoring the decisive goals in Arsenal’s victories over Newcastle and Burnley which sealed the club’s first 100% start to a new campaign for the first time since 2009.Alexandre Lacazette also scored in the win over Sean Dyche’s team while club-record signing Nicolas Pepe produced a more than encouraging performance on his home debut after he was introduced as a second-half substitute.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Ivory Coast international is closing in on a first start according to Unai Emery, but after suffering a crushing 5-1 defeat at Anfield last season the Spaniard may opt for a more defensive line-up.ADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 CityRoberto Firmino scored a hat-trick in that demoralising defeat, Emery’s biggest loss since succeeding Arsene Wenger, while his partners in crime, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, ended up sharing last season’s Golden Boot with Aubameyang.All three Liverpool stars have already opened their goalscoring accounts for the season, but Aubameyang is confident Arsenal now boast a forward line comparable with anything else the Premier League has to offer.‘It is going to be crazy – everybody is excited,’ Aubameyang told Sky Sports when discussing playing alongside Lacazette and Pepe. ‘I am looking forward to it.last_img read more

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Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno backs Harry Kane over ‘dive’ in north London derby: ‘That is normal in this game’

first_imgAdvertisement Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno backs Harry Kane over ‘dive’ in north London derby: ‘That is normal in this game’ Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 4 Sep 2019 3:55 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy linkcenter_img Advertisement Sokratis Papastathopoulos and Harry Kane collided late in the north London derby (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno has chimed in on the debate over whether Harry Kane dived late on in the north London derby, but has surprisingly sat on the fence over the Tottenham striker’s actions.Kane went down in the closing stages of the match at the Emirates after contact from Sokratis Papastathopoulos, but it appeared that the England captain had initiated the impact himself.The incident has led to Gunners legend Ian Wright labeling Kane a ‘cheat’ and Jose Mourinho agreeing that it was not a penalty.However, Leno would not go as far as accusing Kane of diving, telling the official Arsenal website: ‘I don’t know, I think from Kane and also from Sokratis it was maybe over-reacting from both but that is normal in this game.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Everybody was going crazy in the last minutes, all the fans and players were crazy and the referee made the right decision, he just said that everyone should calm down so it was okay.’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 CityKane was asked about the clash after the game as he watched it back on a replay and he believes it was only not given because it was in the penalty box.‘He makes a tired tackle, I think on the half-way line I get it, when you’re in the box it’s kind of 50-50,’ Kane told Sky Sports.‘The ref probably thinks I’m looking for it, but all I’m trying to do is shield the ball. It is what it is, it could be given in some games, it weren’t today.’Kane was involved in a similar situation against Newcastle a week earlier when Jamal Lascelles appeared to bring him down in the box but no penalty was given.Former Scotland international Craig Burley believes that Kane dived on both occasions and feels that he is given preferential treatment in the media as the England captain.‘Well in my opinion he’s dived twice in the last two weeks,’ Burley told ESPN FC.‘You can say ‘well he’s drawn contact and he’s clever’ but I’m not going to give it a swerve because he’s the darling of the English media and the English captain. He’s thrown himself to the ground the last two weeks.‘If that was Johnny Foreigner years ago, as were all reminded of, then “we don’t want that kind of thing in the British game, we don’t do that”.‘Well you do, and he does. The English captain’s a diver, there you go, that’s all you need to know. The England captain’s a diver.’MORE: Arsenal legend Ray Parlour defends Granit Xhaka after Tottenham drawMORE: Dani Ceballos’ class reaction as Alexandre Lacazette scores for Arsenal against Tottenhamlast_img read more

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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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Alexandre Lacazette ‘likes’ Instagram post telling Unai Emery and Granit Xhaka to leave Arsenal

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterSunday 27 Oct 2019 10:27 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link17.2kShares Advertisement Xhaka clashed with Arsenal fans in ugly scenes at the Emirates (Picture: Getty)The Switzerland international then mouthed ‘f**k off’ to his own fans before removing his shirt and storming down the tunnel.ADVERTISEMENTArsenal have endured a mixed start to the new season, leading fans to question whether the team have improved since Emery replaced legendary manager Arsene Wenger.AdvertisementAdvertisementOne supporter took to Instagram to vent his frustrations, writing: ‘I’m sorry, I’m done with this now. You can’t be 2-0 up at home to Palace and draw.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‘Emery I’ve backed you but bro, enough is enough. Xhaka can f*ck himself as well. Never wanna see him in an Arsenal top again!’French striker Lacazette, who played the entire match against Palace, ‘liked’ the post on social media.Reacting to Xhaka’s outburst, Emery said: ‘He was wrong. We are going to speak to him and decide with the club [his punishment].center_img Alexandre Lacazette ‘likes’ Instagram post telling Unai Emery and Granit Xhaka to leave Arsenal Lacazette ‘liked’ the critical social media post (Picture: Instagram)‘We are here because we have supporters. We work for them and need to have respect for them when they are applauding us and criticising us.’Despite letting a two-goal lead slip against Palace, midfielder Matteo Guendouzi insisted Arsenal do not have a ‘mentality issue’.He said: ‘We really wanted to win the game so we attacked a lot towards the end to get the third goal.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘We allowed spaces [for Palace on the break] but it’s because we really wanted to win. It’s not a mental issue.‘We didn’t manage to hold our advantage. We knew they were a good team, with individual quality, and they played well for their goals.‘Zaha did well to get a penalty. It’s down to us to work so we win these kinds of matches after taking the lead.’MORE: Wilfried Zaha digs out Arsenal star after clash during Crystal Palace draw Alexandre Lacazette has ‘liked’ an Instagram post telling Unai Emery to leave Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Alexandre Lacazette has ‘liked’ an Instagram post telling Unai Emery and Granit Xhaka to leave Arsenal.The Gunners squandered a two-goal lead at home to Crystal Palace on Sunday in a game which saw captain Xhaka clash with his own fans.Arsenal fans sarcastically cheered his second-half substitution and Xhaka, in response, threw his arms up in the air and cupped his ears as the boos grew louder.last_img read more

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Arsenal begin transfer talks with Layvin Kurzawa

first_imgArsenal are eyeing the free transfer of PSG defender Layvin Kurzawa (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have initiated talks with Layvin Kurzawa with a view to signing the PSG defender on a free transfer in the summer.The 27-year-old is out of contract in less than six months and is unlikely to be offered a new deal by the French champions.Kurzawa is currently free to speak with any potential European suitors and according to RMC, Arsenal have already registered an interest in the experienced left-back.Despite Arsenal’s remote hopes of finishing in the top four this season, Mikel Arteta is unlikely to spend heavily, if at all, in the January window and will plan for the summer market instead.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe new Arsenal head coach is said to have championed the signing of Kurzawa and Arsenal could yet submit an offer to PSG before the end of the month if their injury crisis continues to worsen.🔋 Working towards the comeback! 💪 @KieranTierney1 pic.twitter.com/akMMiuzWHG— Arsenal (@Arsenal) January 15, 2020 Arsenal spent £25million on Scotland international Kieran Tierney in the summer but injuries have restricted the former Celtic star to just 11 appearances this season.Indeed, the 22-year-old is not expected to back in full training until March after he dislocated his shoulder against West Ham in December, while the club’s only other recognised left-back, Sead Kolasinac, is nursing an ankle injury.With Nacho Monreal having been sold in August, Bukayo Saka has been asked to fill in at left-back on occasion, while Sokratis Papastathopoulos played at right-back in the recent FA Cup win over Leeds in the absence of Calum Chambers whose season was ended by a cruciate knee ligament injury.When asked about Arsenal defensive injury problems ahead of Saturday’s match against Sheffield United, Arteta said: ‘We have a lot of issues at the back, the fact that Calum got the big injury is modifying our plans.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‘It is what we have, the situation, it can happen between December and January, it is very common.‘We have to live with it, this is what we have. We have to put 11 players out on the pitch on Saturday and I am sure we will.‘They will try their best, and I will try to select the ones who in my opinion are the best fit for that game.’Kuzarwa, meanwhile, has played 12 times for PSG this season but missed the side’s last four matches.He returned to PSG’s starting XI on Wednesday night as the Ligue 1 champions took on Monaco at the Stade Louis II.Should Arsenal sign Kurzawa now or wait until the summer?Get it done now0%Wait until the summer0%Don’t sign him at all0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Liverpool poach Arsenal head of medical services Gary O’Driscoll despite Mikel Arteta interventionMORE: Mikel Arteta plays down John Stones interest but teases Arsenal transfer wishlist Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 15 Jan 2020 7:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link9.2kShares Arsenal begin transfer talks with Layvin Kurzawa Advertisementlast_img read more

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Cesc Fabregas snubs Pep Guardiola as he names Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho as best coaches he’s worked with

first_imgCesc Fabregas has played under some of the best managers in history (Picture: Getty)Cesc Fabregas has delivered a snub to former Barcelona boss Pep Guardiola after naming Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho as the two best managers that he’s worked with in his career.The Spaniard left Barcelona for Arsenal as a 16-year-old but he returned to the Camp Nou in 2011 for a fee of around £35m. Guardiola handed Fabregas his old no.4 shirt and often played the midfielder in a false-nine position as Barcelona romped to the title in the 2011/12 campaign. It was arguably Lionel Messi’s finest season in his career and much of that was down to the chemistry the Argentine had with Fabregas.ADVERTISEMENT Cesc Fabregas snubs Pep Guardiola as he names Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho as best coaches he’s worked with Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 1 Apr 2020 4:35 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link745Shares Fabregas spent three years back at Barcelona (Picture: Getty)However, Fabregas left after a mixed three years in Barcelona to join Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea in 2014.AdvertisementAdvertisementHe guided Chelsea to the Premier League title during his first season back in England and Fabregas admits he preferred playing under Mourinho and Wenger than Guardiola. Quizzed about his former bosses on Instagram, Fabregas initially tried to duck the question by insisting: ‘I had the best in the world, so I cannot complain.’However, fans weren’t happy with his answer and Fabregas was forced to go further, where he named his two favourite managers.‘Wenger and Mourinho,’ said Fabregas.MORE: Paul Merson defends Cesc Fabregas over Arsenal transfer decisionFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisementlast_img read more

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Martin Keown explains why Jude Bellingham rejected Manchester United for Borussia Dortmund

first_img Comment Solskjaer previews Crystal Palace v Man United, praises RashfordTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 3:15FullscreenSolskjaer previews Crystal Palace v Man United, praises Rashfordhttps://metro.co.uk/video/solskjaer-previews-crystal-palace-v-man-united-praises-rashford-2211076/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘There are lots of positives but I just like to see the best players in England, who are English. There is no doubt about that.‘I do feel we need to widen our horizons a little bit as we had many players going abroad for a time but nonetheless I do see this as a quick stop, that he goes to a foreign country and then comes back again the finished article.‘He has played 39 games this year, that is remarkable in itself, he is a strong young man, nearly six foot, he is still developing, can play in a succession of different positions and let’s see, let’s wish him well.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‘I would have loved to have seen him play in the Premier League, I think Manchester United were keen to get him.‘He may have looked at the first team for Manchester United and thought ‘Where am I going to get a game? Am I better going to Dortmund?’‘I understand that too, let’s hope one day we see him back in the Premier League.‘It’s a shame Manchester United could have impressed him enough to take him there.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Fernandes sends hilarious message to Pogba after Man United victoryMORE: Rio Ferdinand names the Man Utd player who is ‘impossible’ to replace Jude Bellingham is set to join Borussia Dortmund after snubbing Manchester United (Picture: Getty)Martin Keown says he would have ‘loved’ for Jude Bellingham to join a Premier League club but reckons he snubbed Manchester United in favour of Borussia Dortmund over fears he would struggle for game-time at Old Trafford.The Red Devils were believed to be leading the race to sign 17-year-old midfielder Bellingham, who has made 42 appearances for Championship club Birmingham City this season.But Bellingham reportedly rejected Manchester United in favour of German side Dortmund, with the teenager undergoing a medical at the club on Friday morning.Arsenal legend Keown admits he is ‘disappointed’ that Bellingham will not be playing in England next season and says he reckons he snubbed United because of the fierce competition at the club.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHe told talkSPORT: ‘There is a reputation for Dortmund to bring these young kids through on a conveyor belt, give them opportunities to play them and give them their heads.‘I just feel a bit disappointed that Jude Bellingham has had to go to Germany to do this and couldn’t find a place at one of the top clubs in England.‘I am pretty certain the other teams were clamouring for him, he seems a very level headed individual, he knew what he wanted. Advertisement Martin Keown explains why Jude Bellingham rejected Manchester United for Borussia Dortmund Metro Sport ReporterFriday 17 Jul 2020 1:13 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link585Shares Advertisementlast_img read more

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Governor Wolf & Department of Health Welcome $900,000 CDC Grant to Combat Prescription Drug Overdose Epidemic in Pennsylvania

first_imgGovernor Wolf & Department of Health Welcome $900,000 CDC Grant to Combat Prescription Drug Overdose Epidemic in Pennsylvania SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Government That Works,  Press Release,  Substance Use Disorder Harrisburg, PA —  Governor Tom Wolf and Department of Health Secretary Karen Murphy announced today that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has granted the Pennsylvania Department of Health $900,000 to prevent overdose deaths related to prescription opioids. The grant is a part of the “Prescription Drug Overdose: Prevention for States” program.“The CDC is a true partner in Pennsylvania’s ongoing efforts to advance substance abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment to curb the heroin and opioid prescription drug epidemic,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “Too many citizens of our commonwealth are dying from drug overdose, and Pennsylvania families in hardworking communities are impacted by prescription drug addiction every day. We are honored to be awarded the resources to leverage our statewide efforts to combat this epidemic, especially combined with my proposed $7.5 million budget increase to address opioid addiction.”The funding for this program, allocated through the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), will support 16 states in total with annual awards between $750,000 and $1 million over the next four years to implement prevention strategies to improve safe prescribing practices and turn the tide on the prescription drug overdose epidemic.Heroin and opioid overdose are the leading cause of accidental death in Pennsylvania, killing more individuals than those involved in fatal motor vehicle accidents. In 2013, approximately 2,400 Pennsylvanians died from a drug overdose.“The Department of Health is pleased to receive this grant from the CDC,” said Department of Health Secretary Karen Murphy. “We will utilize the funding to enhance the effectiveness of our multi-faceted approach to this critical public health crisis of prescription drug and heroin addiction.”The Pennsylvania Department of Health has planned a three-pronged application of the Prevention for States grant. The department plans to enhance and maximize its Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) and primarily promote universal PDMP registration and use. The PDMP data will also be used to conduct public health surveillance, the information from which will be publicly disseminated.The “Prevention for States” grant will also allow for the implementation of community and/or insurer interventions aimed at preventing prescription drug abuse and overdose. Finally, the department will conduct a rigorous evaluation of existing laws, policies, and regulations designed to prevent opioid overuse, misuse, abuse, and overdose to ensure that the best possible regulations are in place in Pennsylvania.The Administration and the Department of Health anticipate moving forward with the allocation of these much-needed funds upon resolution of the current budget impasse.Pennsylvania’s participation in the Prevention for States program is part of CDC’s efforts to provide resources and support to advance comprehensive state-level interventions for addressing the opioid epidemic.For more information on Pennsylvania’s efforts to combat prescription drug abuse and overdose, please visit www.health.pa.gov.For additional information about “Prescription Drug Overdose: Prevention for States,” see http://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/states/state_prevention.html.center_img September 09, 2015last_img read more

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Brisbane home sells in a day

first_img65 Sinnamon Rd, Sinnamon ParkMr Juresic said interest in the family home was huge.“We’ve sold so much property in the area so we had plenty of buyers to show the property to straight away,” he said.“The sellers are over the moon.”An older couple keen wishing to downsize purchased the property. 65 Sinnamon Rd, Sinnamon ParkA Sinnamon Park property has sold within ten hours of going on the market and for $100,000 above the sellers’ expectations. The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home at 65 Sinnamon Rd is under contact following a $950,000 deal. “Their goal was to get about $825,000 and even if it were $850,000, that would have been fantastic,” NGU Elite Team’s Emil Juresic said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor8 hours ago“We put it on the market and sold the house literally ten hours later.”last_img read more

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Brisbane’s prestige market on fire, starting spring with mega sale

first_imgThe home at 77 Macquarie St, Teneriffe, has sold at auction. This home at 77 Macquarie St, Teneriffe, has sold at auction for $4.6 million.IT’S been a strong start to spring for Brisbane’s prestige market, with one of the city’s most in-demand riverfront homes selling under the hammer for $4.6 million — chalking up the biggest sale in Queensland in the past week.The luxury house at 77 Macquarie Street, Teneriffe, was snapped up at auction by a local family in another sign the city’s top end is on fire despite an overall cooling in the housing sector.Set on the riverfront with spectacular views, the property is one of just 23 homes in the northeast facing Catalina development, and features four bedrooms, three bathrooms and 488 sqm of opulent living space spread over three levels.Regarded as “the” blue chip riverfront investment when it was developed 12 years ago, the Catalina homes are tightly held and hotly contested whenever they go up for sale.The view from one of the balconies of the Catalina home at 77 Macquarie St, Teneriffe.The home at 77 Macquarie St was marketed by Matt Lancashire and Brandon Wortley of Ray White New Farm.Mr Wortley said the property attracted four registered bidders at its auction on Saturday in front of a crowd of about 80 people.The opening bid was $4 million and quickly rose to $4.55 million before it went on the market at $4.6 million and sold to the winning bidder — a local family looking for a change from their current riverfront home.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:56Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:56 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Mr Haseler has sold his riverfront Brisbane home for $4.6 million.It was owned by the real estate developer Jon Haseler, who owns leading horse stud Glenlogan and is the managing director of QM Properties.The house is on a 365sq m block and features multiple living areas, including a television room, a library, games room and an outdoor entertainment area.This Catalina home at 77 Macquarie St, Teneriffe, has sold for $4.6m at auction.The home is about 2km from the Brisbane CBD and is accessed through a private security gate.It has hardwood flooring, fully-ducted, zoned airconditioning throughout and an alarm and intercom system.There is an internal store room and wine storage.Outdoor area at the home at 77 Macquarie St, Teneriffe.The sale of 77 Macquarie St was the biggest transaction in Queensland this week, according to property data firm CoreLogic.Another big sale this week was a contemporary four-bedroom, four-bathroom house at 179 Ninth Avenue, St Lucia.It fetched $2.2 million at auction.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:34Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:34 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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