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

No shield, no motorcycle pillion riding

first_imgAlso, according to Sangrines, the driver and back-rider must be a couple (either married or live-in partners) as required by the national government’s Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases (IATF-MEID). “For a long time, motorcycle riders had repeatedly requested the government to allow at least their partners to back-ride with them due to limited public transportation. And now that the government finally granted their request, they openly and brazenly disregarded the rules,” Eleazar said in a statement. Police Lieutenant General Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar, JTF COVID Shield commander, said the 7,091 violators recorded as of July 18 showed the government’s resolve to implement the two rules for back-riding – that there must be installed barriers that pass the safety standard and the riders must be married or living-in couples. Over the weekend, however, it was announced by the national government that motorcycle riders have until July 26 to install either a prototype plastic shield as proposed by Bohol governor Arthur Yap or a barrier designed by motorcycle ride-hailing platform Angkas. Most of the violators were caught back-riding with other relatives, friends, neighbors and other people, he revealed. Both driver and back-rider are also required to wear personal protective equipment such as facemask or face shield, and helmet. Over 7,000 motorcycle riders across the country have been given warnings since July 10 when the government announced it was allowing pillion riding only for married couples or live-in partners, the Joint Task Force COVID Shield (JTF COVID) revealed yesterday. The shield is being required as a protection for both driver and back-rider from getting SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). “Let us allow the government to implement these rules to ensure that everybody would comply and at the same time, for our law enforcers on the ground not to be overwhelmed by the large number of violators,” Eleazar said./PN Police Regional Office 7 (Central Visayas) had the most number of accosted violators with 1,755 unauthorized back riders followed by Police Regional Office 5 (Bicol) with 741 violators; Police Regional Office 6 (Western Visayas) with 737; and Police Regional Office 3 (Central Luzon) with 675. Violators would be fined for P500. Those without shields separating the driver from the back-rider would be apprehended, said Police Captain Shella Mae Sangrines, ICPO spokesperson. ILOILO City – Today the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) will start checking motorcycles with pillion riders or back-riders.last_img read more