Lauren reveals Arsenal Invincibles were always ‘fighting’ each other in training

first_img Metro Sport ReporterMonday 4 May 2020 2:25 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link163Shares Frenchman Wenger led Arsenal to league glory in 2004 (Picture: Getty Images)‘How competitive we were – all fighting between ourselves. I had a fight with Thierry [Henry], Thierry with Martin [Keown], Patrick [Vieira] with Freddie [Ljungberg].‘We were all very competitive and we were all fighting because we all had big egos, big personalities, but by the time the games arrived, we were fighting for the same goal.‘You need that, big egos, but you have the manager as well that knows how to control the big egos, how to control those players.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‘I prefer to be in a team that you see players face to face, you can talk to him, tell him whatever you want but when the games arrive you will be 100 per cent for the same goal, to achieve what we set out to do at the beginning of the season.‘This is the most important thing; without that it is difficult to win things. I don’t want to be in a team that nothing happens, we’re all quiet, if you win no problem, if you lose no problem. You can’t compete like that.‘In our time we were all competitive, we were all fighting between each other but at the end of the day we were fighting for the same goal and that’s why we managed to win things.’MORE: Aaron Ramsey makes telling admission over final period of his Arsenal careerMORE: Jens Lehmann reveals Nike ball was to blame for Arsenal’s Champions League defeat against ChelseaFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement The Cameroonian was a key part of the Invincibles squad (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal hero Lauren has revealed how the competitive nature of the Invincibles squad saw them constantly getting in fights with each other on the training pitch but feels it was a key part of their success.Arsene Wenger’s 2003-04 side remain the only Premier League team to go an entire top-flight campaign without losing a single game.Despite appearing as a united front on the pitch, Lauren confessed that the number of big personalities in the dressing room led to infighting behind the scenes – though it never affected them on game day.He told Arsenal’s In Lockdown podcast: ‘Of course there was fighting. I love at Arsenal that the journalists didn’t go to the training sessions.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘In Spain in that time [journalists did go], it has been changed, now they have stopped the journalists going every single day. When I went to Arsenal in 2000 I said, “This is not possible.” Why? ‘Because in [Spain] the journalists were going every single day to find history, what happened here, who’s fighting with who. In our time if the journalists were to attend training there would be history every single day. Comment Advertisement Lauren reveals Arsenal Invincibles were always ‘fighting’ each other in traininglast_img read more

Dingle local shot to death

first_imgILOILO City – He was inside his housegetting ready to sleep when he got shot. Two armed men barged into Mergencio’shouse and fired at the latter using a still undetermined caliber gun, policesaid. The 63-year-old carpenter DonatoMergencio of Barangay Camambugan, Dingle, Iloilo died, a police report showed. The victim sustained three gunshotwounds on the head. He died on the spot. The shooting happened around 11:30p.m. on Jan. 12 at Mergencio’s residence, the report added. Officers from the Dingle policestation were still identifying the suspects, who fled onboard amotorcycle.  They have yet to establish the motivein the incident as of this writing./PNlast_img

Judge Waives Teen, Another Charged In Hershman Murder Case

first_imgHershman was found deceased in her West Ellis Street Home on December 30.A teenager was transferred to adult court and charges were filed against another man in connection to the murder of a Milan woman nearly ten months to the day that the alleged crime occurred.68-year-old Nancy Hershman was killed on December 30, 2012.In October, a hearing was held to determine if a teen previously known by initials D.H., would be tried as an adult or juvenile.Ripley County Circuit Court Judge Carl Taul waived the teenager, Daniel A. Hodge, who was 15 years old on the date of the crime into adult court after a request from the state, according to The Versailles Republican. The ruling was filed on Nov. 1.Hodge had his 16th Birthday on Dec. 31. If he was 16 on the date of the crime, he would have been automatically sent to adult court.If Hodge is convicted of adult murder charges, he could potentially serve 65 years in the Indiana Department of Corrections. A conviction in juvenile court would have brought a maximum detention sentence until age 21.Hodge is also facing felony burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary charges in connection to the case.In March, Judge Taul waived the other juvenile in the case, Sean Nichols, 15, to adult court. On October 30, charges were filed against his older brother for an alleged participation in the crime, The Versailles Republican reports.20-year-old Ben Nichols, Cincinnati, is facing conspiracy to commit theft and conspiracy to commit burglary charges in connection to the Hershman case. The trial is scheduled to begin on April 15.Authorities believe Daniel Hodge, Sean Nichols, and 22-year-old Allison Moore drove from Colerain Township, Ohio and broke into Hershman’s home on West Ellis Street. Moore is believed to be the shooter, while Hodge and Nichols were attempting to take a television.last_img read more