Unai Emery explains why fit-again trio didn’t feature during Arsenal’s 1-0 win against Bournemouth

first_img Comment Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin have both recovered from long-term injuries (Picture: Getty)Emery insisted that Holding and Tierney are fit enough to play in the Premier League after being named on the bench on Sunday but Bellerin needs a little more time to get up to speed.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Kieran and Rob are closer to playing,’ Emery said after David Luiz had won the game for Arsenal. ‘I think Rob Holding can play 90 minutes with a good performance.‘Now we are also working with David Luiz and Sokratis, but really, I am very happy. He is going to have a chance to play a lot of matches.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‘Kieran Tierney is closer to us, he played on Thursday and today he was on the bench if we needed him. Hector Bellerin needs a little more time, more matches and more training.‘This international break is going to be important for him. I think he will be closer to starting for us in the next matches in the Premier League.’Arsenal fans have been desperate to see more of Holding, Tierney and Bellerin in the first-team, particularly after their impressive outings in the Carabao Cup and Europa League. David Luiz was Arsenal’s match-winner against Bournemouth (Picture: Getty)As well as helping Arsenal keep two clean sheets in their appearances, both Tierney and Bellerin have provided assists while Holding scored in the win against Nottingham Forest.Although Arsenal were not at their best during their victory over Bournemouth, Emery will have been delighted to see his side keep only a second league clean sheet this season.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 Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Kieran Tierney was named on the substitutes bench during Arsenal’s win over Bournemouth (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery believes that Rob Holding, Kieran Tierney and Hector Bellerin are all close to featuring in the Premier League after Arsenal’s 1-0 victory over Bournemouth at the Emirates.Holding and Bellerin have both been long-term absentees after suffering knee injuries last season while Tierney arrived from Celtic in the summer after having a hernia operation.The trio have all featured in Arsenal’s 5-0 and 4-0 victories over Nottingham Forest and Standard Liege respectively but were not called upon for the visit of Bournemouth. Unai Emery explains why fit-again trio didn’t feature during Arsenal’s 1-0 win against Bournemouth Metro Sport ReporterSunday 6 Oct 2019 6:34 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7kShareslast_img read more

What is Unai Emery’s best Arsenal XI and why isn’t he playing it?

first_img Comment Advertisement Oliver Young-MylesTuesday 22 Oct 2019 4:31 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.7kShares What is Unai Emery’s best Arsenal XI and why isn’t he playing it? Arsenal suffered their second Premier League defeat of the season against Sheffield United (Picture: Getty)A crisis always seems to be lurking just around the corner for Arsenal and Unai Emery.Had Emery managed to inspire his team to victory at Bramall Lane, Arsenal would have been sitting pretty in third place in the Premier League, just a point back from arguably the most complete team in the competition’s history Manchester City.Alas, just when it looks like Arsenal might just be getting somewhere, a crushing defeat arrives to serve a timely reminder that this team is a long way from the finished article. Sheffield United inflicted a second loss of the campaign on the Gunners and were worthy winners too.AdvertisementAdvertisementIn an era of fan-owned YouTube channels and sack race betting markets, Premier League managers are under more pressure than ever before. Mass hysteria inevitably awaits any defeat, particularly in games such as Arsenal’s on Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT Alexandre Lacazette’s return as a substitute was the one bright spot from Arsenal’s defeat to Sheffield United (Picture: Getty)Although Lacazette’s return to fitness means Aubameyang is more likely to be deployed on the left flank as opposed to through the middle, the Frenchman has the ability to fashion chances for his strike partner and create more room for him by occupying opposition centre-backs.Nicolas Pepe’s form has attracted criticism and a gilt-edged miss against Sheffield United hasn’t done much to dissuade his detractors. The Ivorian’s overall performance at Bramall Lane was actually pretty impressive, though, as he ranked top in Arsenal’s side for dribbles, shots and tackles.Due to Lacazette’s injury problems, Emery hasn’t been able to field Arsenal’s three-most expensive recruits in tandem too frequently. He will hope that now all three are fit and available, Arsenal’s attacking unit might finally click into gear.AdvertisementHow Emery should line Arsenal upMORE: The stats that show Unai Emery is taking Arsenal backwards after dismal Sheffield United defeatIs Unai Emery the right man for Arsenal?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultscenter_img Advertisement Kieran Tierney was an unused substitute at Bramall Lane on Monday night (Picture: Getty)Arsenal’s best right-back has also not been involved in the league yet, with Hector Bellerin being eased back in gently after rupturing his ACL in January. Bellerin did come through 90 minutes against Standard Liege unscathed, though, and unlike Calum Chambers (a centre-back) and Ainsley Maitland-Niles (a midfielder) is a natural right-back.In the middle, meanwhile, the clamour for Rob Holding’s inclusion is also growing louder. Holding has played alongside Tierney and Bellerin against Forest and Standard Liege but has also been held back for Premier League matches, being named on the bench for the last three matches.AdvertisementAdvertisementAlthough David Luiz has shown signs of improvement following a shaky start, Sokratis Papastathopolous has been even less convincing this season than he was during his debut campaign and Holding warrants a run in the side at his expense.The Granit Xhaka conundrumArsenal possess a number of talented midfield players but so far this season, Emery has struggled to strike the right balance. Part of the problem is the continued use of Granit Xhaka who, rather confusingly, is both ill-suited to Emery’s tactical demands and an ever-present fixture in the team.Xhaka’s leadership qualities are reportedly excellent and he clearly holds sway in the dressing room after being voted captain at the start of the season, but he has never fully convinced in Arsenal’s midfield due to his lack of mobility and maddening tendency to gift goals to opposition teams. Arsenal fans are starting to turn on Unai Emery following the defeat to Sheffield United on Monday (Picture: Getty)Emery has teetered on the brink a few times during his Arsenal career but the loss at Bramall Lane seemed to be a watershed moment with more supporters than ever before seemingly boarding the #EmeryOut bandwagon.Chief complaints about Emery among Arsenal’s increasingly discontented supporters are in regards to his muddled tactics and surprising team selections, such as regularly fielding three defensive-minded central midfielders and not using his fully-fit £25m left-back.The continued omission of Mesut Ozil has also split opinion but with Emery now having a fully-fit squad to choose from – aside from Reiss Nelson who is out with a knee injury – what is Arsenal’s best available starting line-up?Time for Tierney?A long-term problem area for the Gunners. Arsenal have kept only two clean sheets in the Premier League this season and showcased their age-old vulnerability from set-pieces against Sheffield United in their previous outing.Emery has stuck with a back-four throughout his second season so far but his decisions over personnel have been increasingly scrutinised. Kieran Tierney, a deadline day signing from Celtic, is yet to feature in the Premier League despite making his Arsenal debut a month ago against Nottingham Forest.The Spaniard hinted that Tierney would be involved against Sheffield United, but instead, he went with Sead Kolasinac on the rationale that the Bosnian hasn’t warranted being dropped. Be that as it may, Tierney is the better long-term option at left-back and integrating him sooner rather than later should be high on Emery’s to-do list. Granit Xhaka is Arsenal’s captain but his recent form but he has struggled for form so far this season (Picture: Getty)Another of Emery’s favourites is Matteo Guendouzi with the 20-year-old Frenchman clocking up the fourth-highest number of minutes in Arsenal’s squad this season. Unlike Xhaka, Guendouzi has been in excellent form and is fast-becoming Arsenal’s most influential man in the middle.One player who seems to have fallen way down the pecking order is Lucas Torreira, who has faded following an exceptionally bright start to life in north London. The battling Fray Bentos native has been used in an unfamiliar advanced role during his cameo displays thus far, but a deeper position certainly suits him far more.Although Emery has predominantly fielded a 4-3-3 formation this season, Arsenal’s creativity vacuum from central midfield means a switch to a more attacking 4-2-3-1 system must soon be on the cards, with either the out-of-favour Ozil recalled or Dani Ceballos instated in the No.10 position.AdvertisementLacazette’s timely return to fitnessOne thing that has been painfully obvious at the start of this season is how reliant Arsenal are on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Gabonese striker has returned a healthy seven goals from his nine Premier League outings, contributing towards 54 per cent of Arsenal’s overall tally.That Aubameyang is only just behind Sergio Aguero and Tammy Abraham in the top scorer stakes is remarkable given how starved of service he has been most matches, as was painfully highlighted against Sheffield United when he mustered just one blocked shot in 90 minutes.Emery needs to discover a way to get the ball to Aubameyang in dangerous areas and the inclusion of either Ozil or Ceballos should help in that regard. So too should the return to fitness of Alexandre Lacazette after his run-out as a substitute against Sheffield United.last_img read more

The great Aussie dunny lives on

first_imgQUU’s Michelle Cull inside one of the restored dunnies. Picture: SuppliedMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus16 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market16 hours agoQUU, which has been shortlisted for a PRIA award for its Great Australian Dunny Search, has found a way to ensure the humble outdoor dunny continues to be celebrated, creating a special Looseum at the Luggage Point Sewage Treatment Plant in Brisbane.“The backyard dunny is such a great Aussie icon and we wanted to preserve this important piece of history before it disappeared.” Kids playing cricket with a 100-year-old backyard dunny used as wickets. Delilah Williams bowls to Finn Crawford-Clayton as Dexter Williams and Ida Mellows do the fielding. Picture: AAP Image/Mark Calleja.ITS occupants have been spooked by redback spiders, snakes and even canetoads springing out of nowhere, but the humble outdoor dunny has found a way to live on.According to Queensland Urban Utilities, Brisbane homes were still using outside dunnies right through until the early 1970s.Spokeswoman Michelle Cull told The Courier-Mail that it was an important reminder of just how far Brisbane had come in the past 40 years.“Brisbane was sewered quite late compared to other major cities,” she said. “We still had thunderboxes up until late 1960s and early 1970s.” On the market for $220,000 is 33 Hodgson St, Maryvale which has an outside septic loo set up in the traditional dunny style building.“I think most people are quite happy to see a flushing inside toilet. The vast majority now are indoors and people that do still have them have converted them to toolsheds and the like. Some people are just keeping them because they love them. It’s a piece of history.”QUU has about 500,000 properties in its service region stretching from Brisbane to Ipswich, Scenic Rim, Lockyer Valley and Somerset, though the number of actual flushing toilets may be much more. “A lot of homes have two or three toilets,” Ms Cull said. A 2.91ha backyard built for entertaining atSouth Isis near Childers is on the market for $690,000 complete with an entertainment house and its own separate outdoor dunny.“We had lots of really funny dunny stories about night soil men, we heard about pranks paid on parents, scary trips to the dunny in the middle of the night. We then set about rescuing an restoring a number of dunnies, three in particular that we restored through the Men’s Shed at Wynnum-Manly.”Despite all the goodwill, Ms Cull does not believe backyard dunnies in their old form will ever make a comeback. Follow Sophie Foster on Twitter Stunning picture of dunnies lined up in backyards of housing commission houses at Norman Park in Brisbane.circa 1950. Picture: Supplied“In those days people had to walk right down the backyard, they often used old newspaper for toilet paper, put sawdust in after they did their business and then once a week the pans would be collected by the nightsoil men. Someone had to do it. It’s really not that long ago.”center_img MORE: Lounge aquatica Three dunnies restored as part of the Great Backyard Dunny Search now sitting pretty at Australia’s first Looseum. Picture: SuppliedThey launched a nationwide appeal, and received over 200 submissions from across the country of dunnies surviving in backyards.“We flushed out lots of dunny history. We uncovered more than 120 still standing across Australia. Some of them are still being used, but as tool sheds, chicken coops, though there was also the rare dunny still in use.” QLD home built into the mountain Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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U.S. judge approves Fieldwood’s plan to exit bankruptcy

first_imgA judge at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Houston has approved Fieldwood Energy’s prepackaged reorganization plan aimed at reducing the company’s debt by $1.6 billion and raising funds to take over Noble Energy’s deepwater Gulf of Mexico assets.Fieldwood and its subsidiaries on February 15 filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas as part of a “prepackaged” chapter 11 case.The oil company’s unique restructuring plan entails reducing debt by approximately $1.6 billion, raising capital of approximately $525 million through an equity rights offering, and acquiring all deepwater oil and gas assets of Noble Energy for a total value of $710 million.The proceeds from the rights offering will be used to fund the acquisition, fund the costs and expenses of the Chapter 11 cases, and for general working capital after emergence from Chapter 11.On February 16 the court scheduled a combined hearing to consider the approval of the company’s reorganization plan for April 2, 2018.Come April 2 and the Bankruptcy Court held the confirmation hearing where Judge David R. Jones confirmed and approved Fieldwood’s reorganization plan.All objections to confirmation of the plan have been withdrawn, waived, or otherwise resolved.Offshore Energy Today has reached out to Fieldwood seeking comment and further details about the company’s next step in restructuring. Matt McCarroll, Fieldwood’s President and CEO, commented: “Our goal going into this process was to fix our leverage and liquidity issues while continuing to honor commitments to all of our business partners, vendors, employees, government agencies, and other stakeholders. The Plan of Reorganization confirmed by the Court yesterday achieves all of those objectives, and the fact that only 45 days elapsed from filing to confirmation is a testament to the incredible commitment and effort by all parties involved to achieve that result.”Offshore Energy Today Stafflast_img read more

Decision on Emerald Isle Beach Nourishment Set for Late October

first_imgThe Town of Emerald Isle, NC, has just reported that the planned beach nourishment project for eastern Emerald Isle is to be considered later in October.As stated in the report, the new, post-Florence beach profile survey work has been completed, and the new data will be analyzed by coastal engineers in the next few weeks.After the volume of sand lost as a result of Hurricane Florence is determined, Emerald Isle will submit a claim for FEMA assistance to replace the lost sand, the Town reported.Officials added that the Carteret County and Emerald Isle had been actively planning a significant beach nourishment project for eastern Emerald Isle that was scheduled for construction this coming winter. The bid solicitation for this work was scheduled to be released shortly after Hurricane Florence impacted Emerald Isle.Because of the significant beach erosion caused by Hurricane Florence, the bid solicitation has been delayed until the actual Florence losses are determined.The Town concluded that they will need to consider various issues, including the actual volume lost, the likely expansion of the project area in Emerald Isle, permit issues, timing issues, dredge availability, the typical April 30 permit deadline to complete these projects, and FEMA input in finalizing the construction scope and schedule.A decision on the revised scope and schedule of the beach nourishment project will be made in late October.last_img read more

Heated words as euthanasia vote nears

first_imgOtago Daily Times 12 December 2017Family First Comment: “Seymour’s event at Parliament was disrupted by Dr Russell Franklin, a former paediatrician and GP, who is opposed to the move. Franklin confronted Dr Havill as MPs spoke to gathered media, saying it was “going back to the era of Nazi Germany” and went against the ethics of the medical profession.”The first vote in Parliament on a bill to legalise voluntary euthanasia is near but National MP Maggie Barry’s description of it as a “licence to kill’ and a disruption at Act leader David Seymour’s campaign launch in support of the bill showed how heated the issue will be.Seymour, whose bill was drawn from the ballot last term, launched the campaign at Parliament today alongside MPs from other parties, End of Life Choice’s Dr Jack Havill and Matt Vickers, the husband of the late Lecretia Seales.Seales unsuccessfully took the issue to the High Court after she was diagnosed with a non-operable brain tumour and died in 2015 soon after the High Court ruled it could not grant her wish and said it was up to Parliament to change the law.The first reading of the End of Life Choice Bill could be held tomorrow night or early next year, and MPs will have a conscience vote on it.Family First has said it will campaign strongly against the bill.Seymour’s event at Parliament was disrupted by Dr Russell Franklin, a former paediatrician and GP, who is opposed to the move.Franklin confronted Dr Havill as MPs spoke to gathered media, saying it was “going back to the era of Nazi Germany” and went against the ethics of the medical profession.READ MORE: https://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/heated-words-euthanasia-vote-nearslast_img read more

Naomi R. “Cookie” Childers

first_imgNaomi Ruby “Cookie” Childers, 74 of North Ft. Myers, Florida and formerly of Moores Hill passed away at Ft. Myers.  Cookie was born February 25, 1942 in Ohio County, Indiana the daughter of Dale and Martha (Dickerson) Cutter.  She married Herbert “Red” Childers February 26, 1960 and he preceded her in death April 26, 2013.  Cookie had been employed at Schenley Distillers, US Shoe Factory, P&G and Campbell Hausfeld.  She was a member of the Hogan Hill Baptist Church and the Ladies Legion Auxiliary.Cookie is survived by daughter, Julie Childers Mesch of Milan, sisters Doris Canfield of Florida and Thelma Palmer of Rising Sun, 3 Grandchildren, 1 Great Grandson, several nieces and nephews and a host of friends.Funeral services will be Saturday October 29, 12Noon at the South Sparta Community Church 13975 W. County Line Road, Moores Hill with Rev. Tom Holt officiating.  Burial will follow in South Sparta Cemetery.  Visitation also Saturday 11-12 at the church.  Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Moores Hill entrusted with arrangements.  Go to www.sibbettmoore.com to leave an online condolence message.last_img read more

Vidic fitness boost for United

first_imgManchester United captain Nemanja Vidic declared himself fit for the new campaign after completing his first full match of pre-season in the 1-1 friendly draw with AIK Fotboll in Stockholm. “I am pleased with that and I hope that after this game I can pick up my fitness and I will be ready for the beginning of the season. “It’s frustrating when you don’t get the games. I’ve done some good training but it’s different when you’re playing a match. “I got 90 minutes (last night) and we have two more games before the start of the league season. Hopefully I can get another 90 minutes before then.” Nani and Jonny Evans limped off at the Friends Arena with groin and ankle issues, respectively, but Moyes insisted afterwards that their withdrawals were not cause for major concern. “Jonny actually got kneed on the ankle,” the Scot said. “He thought that he was going to be able to run it off. But if we left him on then it would only have got worse for him. “Nani just felt his groin tighten up and he didn’t want to take any risks. Neither did we. We thought it was safer to take him off at that time.” Moyes added: “(Nemanja) was probably the big thing for us, to get him through the full game. “Robin (Van Persie) as well – he got 90 minutes. Robin has played in some of the other games but we wanted to make sure he had 90 minutes under his belt. So a few of them did that. Press Association “It was a tough enough workout for us and they played some good stuff. If we had taken our chances then we would have won the game.” Moyes steered clear of talking too much about Wayne Rooney’s future, saying of the England striker: “He’s got a shoulder injury. I don’t think it will keep him out very long. He fell on it in the game the other day.” Asked about Rooney’s reaction to the Red Devils turning down Chelsea’s latest bid, Moyes said: “I don’t know. I’ve not asked him.” Pushed on whether he would have to convince the 27-year-old to remain at Old Trafford, the United boss replied: “You don’t need to convince anyone to play for Manchester United.” Moyes was also tight-lipped on the topic of whether a third bid would be tabled for Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas, saying: “I can’t say anything about it.” The Serbia defender missed the Barclays Premier League champions’ tour of the Far East and Australia due to a back complaint but featured under new boss David Moyes for the first time on Tuesday night and was delighted to come through unscathed. “I am pleased that I have 90 minutes under my belt,” Vidic told MUTV. “It’s a long time since I’ve played a full game. last_img read more

Tipp footballers unchanged for Sligo game

first_imgThis is the XV that manager Liam Kearns has selected for the match at Semple Stadium:1. Evan Comerford – Kilsheelan-Kilcash2. Alan Campbell – Moyle Rovers3. Paddy Codd – Killenaule4. Willie Connors – Kiladangan5. Kevin Fahey – Clonmel Commercials6. Robbie Kiely – Carbery Rangers7. Jimmy Feehan – Killenaule8. Alan Moloney – Rockwell Rovers 9. Martin Dunne – Moyle Rovers10. Josh Keane – Golden-Kilfeacle11. Liam McGrath – Loughmore-Castleiney12. Brian Fox (Capt.) – Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill13. Conor Sweeney – Ballyporeen14. Michael Quinlivan – Clonmel Commercials15. Philip Austin – BorrisokaneTipp FM will bring you live coverage of Tipperary V Sligo from 1.50pm on Sunday.  Our coverage is in association with Cleary Motors Renault, Thurles and O’Donovan Marquees, Birdhill.last_img read more

Moycarkey Borris crowned U21 B hurling champions

first_imgLorrha Dorrha made an incredible comeback in the county U21 B Hurling final however it wasn’t enought o be crowned champions in extra timeMoycarkey Borris held on to win in extra time 0-28 points to Lorrha-Dorrha’s 4-11.Moycarkey’s Anthony McKelvey is delighted they got over the line… Meanwhile fatigue could have been a factor in Clonoulty Rossmore losing to Kiladangan in the County U21 A Hurling semi final.Clonoulty had to play two days in a row – having been crowned West champions yesterday.The full time score was Kiladangan: 1-18(21) Clonoulty Rossmore: 1-7(10)Kiladangan now play Holycross Ballycahill in the County Final next weekend. Photo: Stephen Gleesonlast_img