Aaron Ramsey sends emotional message to Arsenal fans after devastating injury blow

first_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 1 May 2019 5:14 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link335Shares Advertisement Aaron Ramsey’s FA Cup final winning goal ended Arsenal’s nine-year trophy drought (Picture: Getty)Ramsey wrote on Instagram: ‘It saddens me to say that the game against Napoli was my last game in an Arsenal shirt.‘Unfortunately it left me with an injury that rules me out of the remaining games. I am really disappointed not to play until the end and give everything for the club while I am still an Arsenal player. Unfortunately it’s out of my hands but I wanted to say thank you to the fans for your support.‘It has been a journey, on and off the field, and so much has happened in 11 years. I was a spotty young kid coming in and I’m leaving a man, married, father of three boys and full of pride and good memories that I will treasure.‘It will be emotional this weekend – my last game at home. I Look forward to seeing you there and thank you all again from the bottom of my heart for everything.’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 Aaron Ramsey sends emotional message to Arsenal fans after devastating injury blow Aaron Ramsey joined Arsenal as a teenager from Cardiff in 2008 (Picture: Getty) Aaron Ramsey overcame a horrific leg break early in his Arsenal career (Picture: Getty) Advertisement Aaron Ramsey scored two FA Cup final winning goals during an 11-year Arsenal career (Picture: Getty)Aaron Ramsey has confirmed he has played his last game for Arsenal after suffering a season-ending injury against Napoli.The Wales international has spent 11 years with the north London club after joining the Gunners as a teenager from Cardiff.Ramsey, who is st to join Juventus on a free transfer at the end of the season, will go down in history as one of the club’s greatest midfielders having scored two FA Cup final winning goals.Unai Emery had been hopeful the 28-year-old would have been available for a potential Europa League final against either Chelsea or Eintracht Frankfurt but confirmed earlier on Thursday that there will be no fairy tail ending to Ramsey’s Arsenal career.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 Commentlast_img read more

Story about Motivation: Jusuf Alešević is a professional Bodybuilder without a Leg

first_imgJusuf even opened his own fitness club and teaches others how to do this sport, and makes some money along the way, too.“Even if no one came and I had the fitness for myself, that would be enough for me,” Jusuf adds.Jusuf explains that healthy people and invalids cannot compete together and that this is the main reason why he does not want to compete, in the basic sense of that word.“It may sound weird, but I would love the most if I could compete with the capable ones because I see myself in that group. However, that is not allowed. Of course, that did not stagger me nor it will stagger me to quit doing what I am doing now. It never occurred to me at all. Simply, my aim is to motivate people and show them that there are no excuses, for anything in life. I know many people who, after seeing and hearing my life story, decided to do something in their lives,” Jusuf says.(Source: klix.ba/photo: blogspot.com) Jusuf Alešević from Bužim is a successful athlete, a famous bodybuilder known even outside of the borders of BiH, despite being a 100% war invalid and not having one leg.His life story can serve to many people to wake up from the state of stunting of body and mind and find inspiration for doing something healthy and useful.Life of the 41-year-old Jusuf is much more than an ordinary story about bodybuilding and sports. His life is a story about limits, the power of will and, above all, motivation.Jusuf says he is a family man, happily married and father to one child.“It was war time and the country had to be defended. I was 18 then and already in 1993 I joined the special unit Gazije in Bužim. Near the very end of the war, I was wounded in both legs. Doctors were fighting to save my leg for eight days, but they did not manage to do it so they amputated by left leg,” Jusuf recalls.After the war was over, he started a family and started solving existential issues. In that period, his health condition started deteriorating as well.“After the war I was somewhat stunted. It often happened that I had health issues and had to visit doctors. I would go see a doctor like an old man, with a bag full of medicines, and I took medicines and lived quite an unhealthy lifestyle. Many people are still like that: they are 30, but they feel like an old, rusty pot. I could not allow myself get to that point and I started taking care of my body and health, but in entirely natural way. It makes me feel great,” Jusuf says.Jusuf started actively doing bodybuilding in 2005.“Bodybuilding is a lifestyle; you have to be in it for 24 hours a day. It is not just spending two hours in a fitness center. You have to eat only pure food: rice, potatoes, chicken, cheese, eggs. Juices are completely eliminated. Trainings usually follow this principle: if you potentiate the muscle mass for a day or two with training, then you have one day of rest. If you go for definition, you train three days in a row, and then relax for a day. With persistence and hard work the results are inevitable,” Jusuf says, adding that man will certainly feel both physically and mentally better after this.Being a 100% invalid, it is not easy for Jusuf to perform demanding exercises which come with this sport. However, there are certain exercises with which he compensates for those which he cannot perform, and the results are more or less the same.last_img read more

Henry ready to meet his match: It’s Tiger

first_imgHenry shouldn’t have the customary nerves that come with playing Woods since he has spent time with him as a member of the Ryder Cup team. Woods took all four of the Ryder Cup rookies out to dinner and Henry was one of them. Woods is no lock to win in match-play events. He lost in a first-round match to Shaun Micheel at the World Match Play Championship last year. “I’m looking forward to it,” Henry said. “This will be my first chance to play in a world match-play event. So to get an opportunity to play, and then of course to play against Tiger, is something that, win or lose, I’m going to have a lot of fun.” Kim lights it up: Anthony Kim worked a hot putter and shot a final-round 64 at the Nissan to finish in a tie for ninth. It’s his second top-10 finish in seven events on the PGA Tour. Kim, the youngest player on tour at 21, finished at 8 under for the tournament, eight shots behind Phil Mickelson and Charles Howell III, who won in a three-hole playoff. Kim, who grew up in Studio City, lost his passport, so he’s not sure if he’ll be able to play in this week’s Mayakoba Golf Classic at Riviera Maya-Cancun in Mexico. Charl Schwartzel withdrew, allowing Henry, the first alternate, to get in. But Henry’s first-round match will be against top-ranked Tiger Woods. “I was pretty excited,” Henry said. “I happened to be talking to Mark Russell (one of the directors) and he said, `You’re in.’ I said, `You’ve got to be kidding me.’ I was all excited and I birdied 17, and I had a chance on 18. But it’s a chance for being 64th and having the opportunity to play Tiger, and how could you not relish a chance to play with the best player in the world?” Ernie improving: Ernie Els tied for third, three shots back, along with Robert Allenby and Jim Furyk. Els started the day with a hot streak, going 4 under on the front nine despite missing a short birdie putt on the ninth. “I was really good at times, and then when I missed it, I was pretty bad,” Els said. “I got the ball up and down numerous times, and that’s all I’ll say. Looking at everything, I think the tournament I played was pretty good, the way I hit it.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img PACIFIC PALISADES – J.J. Henry wasn’t even finished with his final round of the Nissan Open when he got the news that some would call good and others frightening. He was walking up to the 17th hole when a tournament director for the WGC Accenture Match Play Championship told him he just got in the tournament this week. last_img