Mikel Arteta speaks out on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future and clarifies January transfer plans

first_imgPierre-Emerick Aubameyang produced a captain’s performance against Man Utd (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta insists he has not contemplated the prospect of losing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in January.Arsenal’s club captain is reported to have told his new manager he wants to leave the club amid doubts the Gunners are capable of qualifying for next season’s Champions League.The 30-year-old appeared to be fully committed to the cause last night as he led from the front with a superb display in a morale boosting 2-0 win over Manchester United at the Emirates Stadium.Afterwards, the 30-year-old told, who has 18 months remaining on his current contract, told RMC: ‘The English press likes to talk a lot. For now, I’m here. I’m 100% here.’AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAnd asked if there was any danger of Aubameyang, who has 15 goals in all competitions this season, leaving this month with the transfer window open, Arteta said: ‘I don’t even think about that possibility [of him leaving] with Auba. I want him here.’ Mikel Arteta speaks out on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future and clarifies January transfer plans Metro Sport ReporterThursday 2 Jan 2020 3:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link592Shares Comment Arteta speaks after Arsenal beat Man Utd 2-0To 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 6:30FullscreenArteta speaks after Arsenal beat Man Utd 2-0https://metro.co.uk/video/arteta-speaks-arsenal-beat-man-utd-2-0-2079544/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.Unai Emery’s permanent replacement was warned before taking the job he would be forced to work with limited funds in the January window, despite Arsenal’s precarious position in the league.The Gunners have been linked with moves for the likes of Atletico Madrid winger Thomas Lemar, but Arteta played down the expectation that the north London club would spend heavily in the transfer market.Arsenal have reportedly renewed their interest in Red Bull Leipzig centre-half Dayot Upamecano and Arteta did admit that a serious injury to Calum Chambers, who will miss up to nine months with knee ligament injury, has altered his transfer priorities.He said: ‘We’re going to try to be in the market to see options that can strengthen the team. That’s for sure. That’s our obligation. We’re going to be working on that.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‘My obligation is to give my opinion on the things I think we can improve.‘Obviously we have some bad injury with Calum [Chambers] a few days ago that is going to change our plans at the back. But the reality at the moment is we’re not going to be able to do much.‘I’m more concerned at the moment to get people back from injuries than signings and try to improve the players we have here, get everybody on board with what we’re trying to do. If something extra comes up and we think it’s the right opportunity let’s do it.’Will Arsenal make any signings in January?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Mikel Arteta asked Arsenal stars to help him convince Granit Xhaka to snub Hertha Berlin transferMORE: Rio Ferdinand identifies the key change in Mesut Ozil under new Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

The river and Hinterland views are the biggest selling point of this Gold Coast home

first_img52 Sophie Ave, Broadbeach Waters.IT was the sweeping river and Hinterland vistas that made the Baker family fall in love with this Broadbeach Waters home.After living in London for 16 years, Lisa and Charles Baker along with their two children were desperately craving a house that embraced the warm weather and its picturesque surroundings.That fact that it needed a fresh lick of paint and some tender love and care barely registered with the family.“We bought it because of that view,” Mrs Baker said.52 Sophie Ave, Broadbeach Waters.52 Sophie Ave, Broadbeach Waters.52 Sophie Ave, Broadbeach Waters.Three years later, they have breathed new life into the five bedroom home.What was once a dated 1980s-style house with an apricot and beige palette has been transformed into the epitome of modern living. “We literally did everything — I think the only thing we didn’t touch was the clothes line,” Mrs Baker said. “All the hours spent on Pinterest, it was worth it.”They chose neutral tones to give it a coastal theme with wood accentuated throughout.“We really wanted everything to be white inside but if we left it with just white, sometimes it can look like a box and there’s no character to it,” Mrs Baker said.The main living and dining area, which has an eco-fireplace, is at the heart of the home.The kitchen with stone breakfast bar and DeLonghi appliances is on the right while a second living area is on the left.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa16 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago52 Sophie Ave, Broadbeach Waters.52 Sophie Ave, Broadbeach Waters.52 Sophie Ave, Broadbeach Waters.All three living areas open up onto the covered outdoor entertainment area.There are two bedrooms downstairs and three upstairs, the master of which has a walk-in wardrobe, ensuite and access to the balcony.Outside, the pool and sun lounging terrace overlook the water and there is a sunken firepit at the rivers edge.Mrs Baker said the outdoor entertainment area was her favourite part of the house, particularly at sunset.“There’s always some action on the river,” she said.Mrs Baker said it had been tough at times, particularly when moving from room to room throughout the renovation, but said it had been a labour of love.“It’s been worth it, it’s been a fun job,” she said. “We’ve just really enjoyed the process.”The family have decided to sell the home so they can pursue another renovation project.The property is in a quiet cul-de-sac close to parks, schools, golf courses and shops.last_img read more

Man City smash eight past Watford, VAR drama in Spurs defeat

first_imgBy Peter HallLONDON, England (Reuters) – Manchester City responded to last weekend’s first Premier League defeat since January, with an emphatic 8-0 hammering of Watford, while Tottenham Hotspur were on the wrong end of a tight VAR call in a 2-1 loss at Leicester City yesterday.With league leaders Liverpool not in action until their today trip to Chelsea, City were looking to close the gap to two points.It took City less than a minute to prove the defeat against Norwich City was a minor setback as David Silva opened the floodgates with a well-worked opener. Further goals from Sergio Aguero, Riyad Mahrez, Bernardo Silva and Nicolas Otamendi gave City a 5-0 lead in under 18 minutes – the fastest a team has scored five times in Premier League history. City had Manchester United’s Premier League record victory margin – a 9-0 win over Ipswich Town in 1995 – in their sights but fell short by one goal.Bernardo Silva completed his first top flight hat-trick to make it 7-0 before Kevin De Bruyne’s brilliant strike completed the rout. “The same feeling I have now I had after Norwich so it was not a bad performance,” City manager Pep Guardiola said. “We can lose the games but the important thing is the approach and how we react.“What I like the most is normally when it’s 5-0 at halftime the second half is not serious, it’s boring but we did the opposite and we were more aggressive and made a very good second half.”VAR FRUSTRATION FOR SPURSThe Video Assistant Referee (VAR) disallowed two goals in a Premier League match for the first time as Tottenham slipped to a second defeat of the season after Leicester came from behind to secure the 2-1 win at the King Power Stadium.Wilfred Ndidi thought he had given Leicester the lead when he bundled the ball into the net only for VAR to rule out the effort for offside. However, there was no question over Harry Kane’s 29th minute strike as he fired past Kasper Schmeichel to give Spurs the lead.Serge Aurier thought he had doubled the visitors’ advantage but VAR, to the delight of the home fans, ruled that Son Heung-min was offside during the build-up. Replays showed the call was marginal.“If we scored the second, the game is over,” Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino said. “It gives belief to a team that could have been dead.”The reprieve did shift the momentum in the home side’s favour, as Ricardo Pereira converted Jamie Vardy’s cross to equalise three minutes later, before James Maddison fired in an unstoppable winner five minutes from time. “It’s what happens with VAR, you have to get your head round it,” Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers said. “It works for you and against you. Worked both ways for us today!”Elsewhere, the pressure was mounting on manager Marco Silva after Everton slipped to a third defeat in four league games after newly-promoted Sheffield United came away from Goodison Park with a 2-0 victory.Manchester City’s conquerors Norwich City came back down to earth with a bang after slipping to a 2-0 defeat at Burnley. Newcastle United and Brighton & Hove Albion played out a goalless draw.last_img read more