Michael Owen backs two Arsenal youngsters to emulate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

first_imgMichael Owen backs two Arsenal youngsters to emulate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 13 Mar 2020 10:25 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6kShares Advertisement Advertisement Gabriel Martinelli is enjoying a breakthrough season at the Emirates (Picture: Getty)‘If you can unearth one of those from your academy, it’s a massive bonus.’Arsenal, currently ninth in the Premier League, were due to face Brighton this weekend but the fixture was postponed after Arteta tested positive for coronavirus.This morning, all professional football in England was suspended until at least April due to the COVID-19 outbreak.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 CityMORE: Arteta sends message to Arsenal fans after testing positive for coronavirusMORE: Pablo Mari raves about ‘unbelievable’ Arsenal star David Luiz Michael Owen has backed two Arsenal youngsters to emulate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Pictures: Getty)Michael Owen believes two Arsenal youngsters have the potential to emulate star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Aubameyang is arguably Mikel Arteta’s most important player at Arsenal, having scored 61 goals in 96 appearances for the Gunners since his move from Borussia Dortmund in 2018.Arsenal are not short of attacking talent, however, with 18-year-old Gabriel Martinelli and 20-year-old Eddie Nketiah already showing signs that they have long and successful careers ahead of them.Brazilian forward Martinelli has scored ten goals for Arsenal this term while Nketiah has contributed three in seven matches since returning from his loan spell at Leeds United.ADVERTISEMENTFormer Manchester United and Liverpool striker Owen told Premier League Productions: ‘I think Arsenal have got a nice little thing going under Mikel Arteta.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘They’ve got a nice blend as well. They’re bringing a few young players through, Nketiah, Martinelli scoring goals as well.‘You never know, one of those two lads up front could turn into proper players and be like him [Aubameyang], scoring 20-plus goals a season and they’re worth their weight in gold.last_img read more

Premier League clubs non-home grown quota to be reduced to 13

first_imgPremier League clubs could be forced to lose four of their non-home grown players as the FA look to change the rules in a post Brexit world. Currently clubs in the top tier of English football must have at least eight home grown players in their 25 man squad, though that doesn’t necessarily mean they must be English. Brexit could mean a change of rules to work permits and the FA will use potentially scrapping the criteria needed for one as a way to negotiate clubs needing 12 homegrown players in their squad, as per the Daily Mail. The current restrictions have already led to a premium on English players meaning that clubs are able to charge more for home grown players. Reducing the number of non-home grown players would increase the premium and the rush to sign the best English players, especially youngsters. Nothing has yet to be agreed between the Premier League and the FA but the league want to make sure that signing players, now the country is outside the EU, is as simple as possible so they may agree to the FAs need to increase playing time for English players. Paul Pogba counts as a homegrown player, despite being French, by having moved to Manchester United at a young age. The Mail also report that Football League sides are worried that the rule changes could mean the big clubs coming for their academy players more often. It will be much easier for the top clubs to sign academy players from outside the top flight and from those with lower ranked academies than competing with clubs of similar stature and with the need to pack squads with more home grown players it would be inevitable. Restrictions would hopefully mean more game time for the likes of Phil Foden Read Also: Pogba keen to play for Man United again, steps up recovery from surgery There is a fear that new restrictions could lead to less of the world’s best players moving to England, with one source telling the Mail, “They have to be very careful they don’t just destroy what the Premier League is. Everybody wants to see homegrown players in the team but they also want to see the top players playing here.” Any change from 17 to 13 players is likely to be done over a staggered amount of time to allow clubs to come to terms with the changes. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?If Zodiac Signs Were Women: Amazing Artwork By Vivien SzaniszloCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime6 Best Natural History Museums In The World7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone6 Product That Have Wild Origin Stories8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts Loading… last_img read more

Tim Weberding Woodworking survives Gatlinburg fire

first_imgGATLINBURG, Tenn. — The wildfires that affected Gatlinburg hit a lot closer to home for some.Weberding Carving Shop also has a woodworking shop in Gatliburg.When WRBI reached out to Tim Weberding Jr to see if there was any damage to Tim Weberding Woodworking, he said, “Our shop is fine. We were one of the lucky ones and all of the employees places were safe as well. We’re all doing well. We all feel very blessed. We thank everyone for our thoughts and prayers and Gatlinburg will be better than ever I’m sure.”last_img read more

Two killed, two hurt in rail crossing accidents this week

first_imgBartholomew County CrashBatesville, In. — In Bartholomew County Monday at 11:45 p. m. a report from the Indiana State Police says a car driven by Joshua Kelso, 30, was eastbound on County Road 900 North near County Road 250 East in Bartholomew County.  Kelso disregarded a stop sign and crossed into the path of a Louisville-Indiana Railroad train consisting of two engines only.The train collided with the driver’s side of the vehicle.  The force pushed the Jeep down the tracks before it left the tracks and rolled over before coming to a stop. Kelso and a backseat passenger, Justice M. Llewellyn, were both killed. The front seat passenger, Myranda Akers, age 26, was ejected from the vehicle and flown to Methodist Hospital with serious injuries.In Hendricks County, at 11 p.m. Tuesday, a car attempted to beat an Amtrak passenger train by driving around the crossingHendricks County Crasharms at U.S. 136 and County Road 900 East. The unidentified driver was taken to an Indianapolis-area hospital with serious injuries.The train was traveling at 60-miles-per-hour with 91 passengers. The train did not derail and no injuries were reported.last_img read more

Europa League: Ighalo leads Man U assault against FC Copenhagen

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Manchester United have included Odion Ighalo in their first team squad that travelled to Cologne on Sunday.United have arrived in Germany ahead of Europa League quarter-final with FC Copenhagen and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is due to speak to the media later in the evening. Among the confirmed squad members pictured on various players’ Instagram accounts were David De Gea, Bruno Fernandes. Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic and Daniel James were also on the plane.United then posted a picture of the squad on the steps of the plane, with teenagers Ethan Galbraith, Teden Mengi and Ethan Laird all present.United confirmed squad members for Europa League final tournament: Bishop, De Gea, Grant, Dalot, Fosu-Mensah, Laird, Lindelof, Mengi, Wan-Bissaka, Williams, Fernandes, Galbraith, Garner, Pogba, Matic, Mata, Lingard, Pereira, Chong, Greenwood, Ighalo, James, Rashford.Tags: Europa LeagueFC CopenhagenManchester UnitedOdion Ighalolast_img read more

West Palm Beach Man Accused of Impregnating 13-Year-Old Girl

first_imgA South Florida man who is accused of impregnating a 13-year-old girl told investigators that he is in love with her.West Palm Beach Police this week arrested 23-year-old Mario Rubendi Recinos Lucas on four counts of lewd and lascivious battery on a victim between the age of 12 and 18.Police say the girl told detectives that she met Recinos when he moved into an apartment near where she lived, and that the had been dating for a year and a half.She added that he would take her, her sister and another child to school in the mornings, and he would visit her at home after work, according to the police report.The girl told detectives that her mom asked Recinos to get her children so that she could do chores, and that he acted as if he was taking care of them when the parents were not home.Additionally, police learned that the girl had sex with the suspect on four occasions, the first time being in July of last year, about four months after they started dating.The arrest report states that the suspect told officers that he met the girl in December of 2018 when she was 12, and he initially did not want to get involved with her. However, he felt an attraction for her and started dating her soon thereafter.Recinos said that he wanted to tell the girl’s mother, but the girl suggested he not do so, so he could avoid going to jail.He also told investigators that he wants to have a family with the girl.Police say the girl gave birth to a boy two weeks ago.last_img read more

Cricket News Why Sachin Tendulkar was included in ICC Hall of Fame after Rahul Dravid and Anil Kumble?

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Three Indians, Bishan Singh Bedi, Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar were included in the list in 2009, the inaugural year of the ICC Hall of Fame. Anil Kumble, the legendary Indian bowler was included in the ICC Hall of Fame in 2015.The ICC Cricket Hall of Fame recognises “the achievements of the legends of the game from cricket’s long and illustrious history”. As far as Sachin’s contribution to the cricket and his achievements are concerned, he owns most of the batting records.In 463 ODIs, Sachin has scored 18426 runs, most by any player, at an average of 44.53 with 49 hundreds and 96 centuries. He was the first player to hit a double hundred in one day internationals. In 200 Tests that he played, Sachin scored 15921 runs at an average of 53.79 with 51 centuries and 68 half centuries. He is the only players to score 100 international centuries. New Delhi: The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday inducted Indian batting icon Sachin Tendulkar into Hall of Fame along with two other cricketers – South African pace legend Allan Donald and two-time World Cup-winning Australian woman cricketer Cathryn Fitzpatrick. Tendulkar became only the sixth Indian to be inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame after Bishen Singh Bedi, Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, Anil Kumble and Rahul Dravid.In 2018, when ICC announce Dravid’s name for the ICC Hall of Fame, many questioned why Sachin was not chosen for the honour, who is hailed as ‘God of Cricket’ and has more records to his name than Dravid. While Dravid equally deserved the honour, several people started questioning the credibility of the award after not seeing Sachin’s name.However, the ICC didn’t chose Dravid over Sachin. The reason why Dravid was awarded the ICC Hall of Fame award one year before Sachin was that he was not eligible then. As per the rules, only the players who have not played any international match for the last five years are eligible for the ICC Hall of Fame. And Sachin, who retired in November 2013, had not completed five years when Dravid was given the honour in July 2018.last_img read more

Pete Sala to serve as interim director of athletics following Daryl Gross stepping down

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 18, 2015 at 1:28 pm Contact Brett: blsamuel@syr.edu | @Brett_Samuels27 Pete Sala, managing director of the Carrier Dome since 2005, has been named interim director of athletics, Kent Syverud announced in an email Wednesday.Sala will take over for Daryl Gross, who had been director since 2005. Gross stepped down from the role Wednesday, and will now serve as vice president and special assistant to the chancellor. He will also be an adjunct professor in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, where he will teach sport management.Floyd Little, special assistant to the athletics director, will counsel Sala during his time as interim director, Syverud said in the email.Sala is a graduate of Jamesville-DeWitt High School and completed a program in turf management at the University of Massachusetts. He has been at the Carrier Dome since 1982 when he began working as a production assistant. He worked his way up, taking jobs as production manager in 1988 and operations manager in 1991.He served as assistant director of facilities operations for the Dome from 1991 until 2005. He was promoted to associate director of athletics for facilities in June 2005, and took over as managing director of the Dome in 2010.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn that role, Sala is responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the facility, including scheduling events, running the box office and overseeing necessary building maintenance, according to Cuse.com. In addition, Sala supervises a full-time staff of 35 people and a part-time staff of nearly 400 people that assist in Dome operations and facility changeovers.Sala is also the construction manager for all athletics facility upgrades and new building projects, according to Cuse.com. That includes recent additions to the football weight room and the remodeling of Manley Field House into a multi-use indoor practice facility.Sala did not respond to an email Wednesday afternoon. Commentslast_img read more

Dundalk aim to close gap on Cork City

first_imgPhoto © Pixabay There’s one game this evening in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division.It comes from Oriel Park where a win for Dundalk would reduce Cork City’s lead at the top of the table – albeit to 15 points.They take on Galway United from 7.45.last_img

Martin climbs in Tour standings

first_imgGeraint Thomas wears the leader’s yellow jersey when they depart from the Luxembourg town of Mondorf-les-Bains. Ireland’s Dan Martin has moved up to 15th in the overall classification at the Tour de France.The Quick-Step rider finished 3rd on Stage 3 yesterday behind World Champion Peter Sagan.The sprinters are likely to be to the fore once more when the peloton arrives in the eastern French town of Vittel. Photo © Pixabaylast_img