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

Images Dominica donates book to Roseau Public Library

first_imgEducationLocalNewsSecondary Images Dominica donates book to Roseau Public Library by: – January 24, 2012 54 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img Share Share Arun “Izzy” Madisetti of Images Dominica presenting “Wonderful Water Planet” book to the students on Monday A marine biologist and marine researcher, Arun “Izzy” Madisetti of Images Dominica has made a donation of four books to the Roseau Public Library.At the Public Library’s first Drug Awareness educational session on Monday, Madisetti made the presentation of the books entitled “Wonderful Water Planet” to Davina Jones of the Dominica Library Service.Madisetti also cautioned secondary students at the educational session on the dangers of illegal drugs.He called their attention to “Yellow” a popular vagrant often seen roaming the streets of the city. “Yellow”. Photo credit: Facebook.Madisetti informed the students that “Yellow” during the 1980’s was an international model who modeled in Miami, the French islands and other places and also published two poetry books. According to Madisetti, “she got into drugs and I rest my case”.He simply told the children to think about “Yellow” who is constantly begging persons on the street for money and whether they wanted that kind of life.He impressed upon them their focus should be building a good life that they can be proud of later on and “just make sure today, when you leave here you tell yourself I don’t want to end up like Yellow”.“Wonderful Water Planet” is an underwater A-Z of collaboration of marine life images from some of the world’s top photographers which is being distributed worldwide to developing third world countries who do not necessarily have the resources available as Dominica does.He says Dominica is fortunate seeing that many of the images featured in the underwater A-Z, marine book can be found on the Dominican shores like the Fisheries Department, the Floating Classroom funded by the International Funding for Animal Welfare, Dominica Water Sports Association with Dive Fest now being its 20th year. Madisetti made the donation on behalf of Images Dominica as well as the ninety-nine other photographers who took part in this project.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Ramsey buoyed by Dortmund triumph

first_img The Gunners will head for a showdown with Manchester United at Old Trafford this weekend on the back of a hugely-impressive 1-0 Champions League victory at Borussia Dortmund. The Barclays Premier League leaders continued where they had left off against Liverpool by producing a smash-and-grab raid on the Germans’ Westfalenstadion fortress, where an 11th goal of the campaign for Ramsey just after the hour proved enough to take all three points back to England and put Arsene Wenger’s men back on course for qualification from Group F. Arsenal have won eight of their opening 10 Premier League matches, having been undone at home by Aston Villa on the opening day, but last week crashed out of the Capital One Cup against a second-string Chelsea side. Pundits have been split over whether the Gunners, lifted by the club-record singing of Mesut Ozil, can last the distance. United forward Wayne Rooney, meanwhile, said “let us see where Arsenal are in March”, as David Moyes’ men look to build on their own unbeaten run of eight matches in all competitions. Ramsey, though, believes Arsenal can only focus on delivering the required performance to keep themselves clear of the chasing pack. “It was no easy task to come here and get the win. We will take an enormous amount of confidence from that and hopefully that will put us in a good position now to kick on and have a really successful season,” the Wales midfielder said. Asked if the Gunners have anything to fear from playing at United, Ramsey insisted: “Absolutely not. They have had a bit of a rough start, but they have overcome that now I think. “They have had a few good results in the league and will be getting their confidence back up, but we are really confident ourselves. “Our away record has been really good so hopefully we can continue building on that.” Midfielder Aaron Ramsey feels Arsenal are growing in self-belief with every big win. Press Association Ramsey added: “We had a fantastic run-in to last season and after the disappointing opening game of the season, we have managed to build on that and keep it going. “Hopefully we can do that up until Christmas and then we know we have the ability to compete.” Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny made some crucial saves to keep Dortmund at bay, denying countryman Jakub Blaszczykowski at the start of the second half. The Poland stopper sees no reason why the Gunners should not be confident of another top display at Old Trafford on Sunday. “We are looking forward to Sunday now and we will be trying to make it a perfect week for us,” Szczesny said on Arsenal Player. “We have got two clean sheets and two results against quality opposition, one away from home at one of the toughest venues in Europe. “It would be amazing to get nine points from these three games, when probably not a lot of people expected us to do. “There is not a better time for us to go to Old Trafford. “We are very confident and enjoying our football, so we are looking forward to it.” Ramsey may have grabbed the headlines after scoring another goal in an impressive individual campaign when he nodded in a knockdown from Olivier Giroud, but it was also another solid all-round defensive performance by the Gunners, with German centre-half Per Mertesacker the stand-out performer. Szczesny added: “The key to what we have done in recent weeks has been the defensive performances of the back four and the whole team. “They have been incredible and have all made my job very easy. “Hopefully we can keep it going.” Arsenal were without England midfielder Jack Wilshere in Germany, and he will have a test on an ankle injury ahead of the United match, with a decision also impacting on whether he will be available for the upcoming international friendlies. Midfielder Mathieu Flamini could return at Old Trafford having been sidelined by a groin problem since the Crystal Palace match. last_img read more