Mikel Arteta explains ‘great opportunity’ for Arsenal signing Pablo Mari in Dubai

first_img Full Screen Comment Read More Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 8 Feb 2020 3:21 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.1kShares SPONSORED Top articles by Metro Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Speaking from Arsenal’s camp, head coach Arteta said: ‘They needed three four days off to relax their minds and recover their bodies.‘They’ve been through a lot in the last few months and now I think they are ready to have five or six really good training sessions here before we go back to London and focus and prepare as well as we can against Newcastle.‘This is what I want to create. The new players that we have, it is a great opportunity for them to spend time together with the other players, get to know each other, live together – the same for me with the backroom staff as well. I think it’s going to be a very important break.‘We suggested Dubai because we have a close relationship with our sponsor, but also because it’s a place where the weather conditions are really good and the players like to come here. Mikel Arteta explains ‘great opportunity’ for Arsenal signing Pablo Mari in Dubai 1 min. story 1/1 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Pablo Mari has been training with Arsenal at their warm-weather training camp in Dubai (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta believes Arsenal’s warm-weather camp in Dubai will provide a ‘great opportunity’ for Pablo Mari to bond with his new team-mates both on and off the training field.Arsenal agreed a loan deal with Flamengo for Mari, 26, towards the end of the January transfer window, with Arteta desperate for defensive reinforcements following Calum Chambers’ season-ending knee injury.Mari will hope to be in contention to make his debut when the Gunners play host to Newcastle after the winter break and the Spaniard took part in training for the first time earlier this week.Arsenal’s players flew out to Dubai on Friday and are scheduled to return to north London on February 11.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Video Settings / center_img About Connatix V67539 Read More Read More Mari completed a loan switch to the Emirates this January (Picture: Getty)‘We knew most of them were going to come here and relax with their families and be ready for training.‘Hours together, to spend together, grab a coffee together, to have conversations, to have unit meetings, individual meetings, group meetings about the things we have to achieve and to review what we’ve done.‘I’ve made a big review of what we’ve done so far in these five or six weeks, the things we can improve, the things that we have improved a lot and that we have to maintain, that we cannot lose now.‘Hopefully we can make another step forward as a team.’ Coming Next PLAY Advertisement Skip Read More Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Read More Mari will hope to hit the ground running at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Mari hopes to give fans something to cheer about again by emulating the success some of his fellow countrymen have had success at Arsenal in recent years.‘There have been some wonderful Spanish players to play for Arsenal,’ he told Arsenal’s official website earlier this week.‘[Cesc] Fabregas, [Santi] Cazorla, [Jose Antonio] Reyes… they’re all great Spanish players that have passed through this club.More: 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‘One of those legends that we have with us now is Mikel. He was a very important player for Arsenal and now this is a new project for him as coach, but I think he’s going to repeat what he achieved when he was a player.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Personally I look up to him and the career he had at Arsenal. That’s what I’ve been working for all these years.‘I’d love to be at Arsenal for a long time and I hope to give the Gunners some victories to celebrate again.’Will Pablo Mari succeed at Arsenal?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Jordan Pickford speaks out on his ‘disgusting’ error after Everton beat Crystal Palace Skip Ad Advertisementlast_img read more

Bidders snap up ‘immaculate’ gem within a week

first_imgThe home at 60-64 Braddon St, Cornubia.THIS two-storey home in Cornubia sold for $850,000 the week it was listed for sale. Marketing agents Leanne Smith and Paivi Dickie of @Realty said 60-64 Braddon St attracted strong interest from buyers. “It had a lot of interest — we had 22 groups through the property and two offers in the first week,” Ms Smith said. “It went on to sell within the week. It was a pretty fast sale.” Ms Smith said the new owners were a local family with their own business. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020The home at 60-64 Braddon St, Cornubia.“They had basically outgrown their business and home so they bought the new property where they could live and run their business from.” The vendors were also thrilled with the sale. “They are a lovely couple who designed and built the home themselves about 28 years ago,” Ms Smith said.“It was an absolutely immaculate home and a credit to them.” Ms Smith and Ms Dickie, who are both locally based agents, said the property market in Cornubia was strong. “There is a lot of buyer demand in the area and not enough listings,” Ms Smith said.last_img read more

ACC media days 2019: Live stream, team dates and players attending ACC Kickoff

first_imgHere’s everything you need to know to tune into ACC Kickoff 2019:MORE: Major storylines for all Power 5 media daysACC Kickoff 2019 live streamNews conferences, which begin roughly 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday, will be streamed live on ACC Network Extra — on Wednesday and Thursday — theACC.com and Facebook Live.  Can anyone in the ACC catch up to Clemson?That should be the most prominent of storylines during the 2019 ACC Kickoff, held at the Westin Charlotte Hotel in Charlotte, N.C. next week. That said, there are plenty more headlines that should arise from the event, including how Clemson coach Dabo Swinney handles questions after a turbulent offseason, the return of Mack Brown to North Carolina and whether Syracuse is primed to challenge the Tigers for ACC supremacy. ACC Kickoff schedule, speaking times(all times Eastern)Wednesday, July 17Willie Taggart, Florida State (11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.)Steve Addazio, Boston College (12:30 p.m.-1 p.m.)Dave Doeren, N.C. State (1:15 p.m.-1:45 p.m.)Dino Babers, Syracuse (2 p.m-2:30 p.m)Dave Clawson, Wake Forest (2:45 p.m.-3:15 p.m.)Scott Satterfield, Louisville (3:30 p.m.-4 p.m.)Dabo Swinney, Clemson (4:15 p.m.-4:45 p.m.)Thursday, July 18David Cutcliffe, Duke (9:30 a.m.-10 a.m.)Manny Diaz, Miami (10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m.)Pat Narduzzi, Pitt (11 a.m.-11:30 a.m.)Justin Fuente, Virginia Tech (11:45 a.m-12:15 p.m)Mack Brown, North Carolina (1 p.m.-1:30 p.m.)Geoff Collins, Georgia Tech (1:45 p.m.-2:15 p.m.)Bronco Mendenhall, Virginia (2:30 p.m.-3 p.m.)MORE: Ranking ACC coaches for 2019ACC Atlantic players attending ACC Kickoff 2019Boston CollegeAJ Dillon, RBTanner Karafa, DTClemsonJohn Simpson, OGTanner Muse, Florida StateTamorrion Terry, WRMarvin Wilson, DTLouisvilleSeth Dawkins, WRDorian Etheridge, LBN.C. StateJustin Witt, OTJames Smith-Williams, DESyracuseTommy DeVito, QB, SoKendall Coleman, DEWake ForestCade Carney, RBJustin Strnad, LBMORE: ACC 2019 early conference primerACC Coastal players attending ACC Kickoff 2019DukeQuentin Harris, QBKoby Quansah, LBGeorgia TechJalen Camp, WRDavid Curry, LBMiamiK.J. Osborn, WRShaquille Quarterman, LBNorth CarolinaCharlie Heck, OTMyles Dorn, SPittMaurice Ffrench, WR, SrDane Jackson, CBVirginiaBryce Perkins, QBBryce Hall, CB, SrVirginia TechDalton Keene, TEReggie Floyd, S,last_img read more

Inside Conditions…It’s good to be bad

first_imgBad boys, bad boys, what cha gonna, do? What cha gonna do when they come for you? (Theme from “Cops”) Now citing the lyrics from “Cops” may be a bit extreme regarding this piece of work but some of the things that I am about to say will almost certainly prove that just because you cannot be prosecuted doesn’t mean that the act is not criminal.Recently it was revealed that Pirates skipper John Russell and GM Neil Huntington had covertly been given contract extensions ’way back in October 2009. In my opinion that is sort of like giving the CEO of BP a huge bonus and a spanking brand new contract.The bloodletting at PNC Park is still continuing. How in the hell can this be explained? The deal was signed after the Pirates had once again finished far below .500 and management again proved for the umpteenth year that no management is “good” management. It is offensive that anyone should be rewarded for the Pirates performance of 2010, especially signing new deals before the season started. The Pirates reportedly committed to raising payroll by an undisclosed amount for 2010. Well, we’re still waiting.This manager and general manager have to be two of the worst evaluators of pitching talent in MLB history. Remember it takes pitching to win. I don’t care how much offense a squad has if their pitching is weak, oh well, you know the rest. By the way, I never thought that I would miss Pirates ex-VP, GM Dave Littlefield but damn, I would take Littlefield over Huntington right now, posthaste. At least under “Daring” Dave there were times that the Pirates had three decent starters in their rotation. What is up with extending the contracts of losing managers and coaches?I feel empathy for the people who have to be the public face (at least as far as the media is concerned) of the franchise on a daily basis. Pirates vice president of Community and Public Affairs Patty Paytas, director of Media Relations Jim Trdinich and manager of Media Relations Dan Hart are three perfect examples of exuding dignity and class when the on the field product and some of the management by-products seem to be totally clueless and classless. These individuals are a credit to MLB and Pirates. Do you suppose it might be torture on a regular basis for Paytas, Trdinich and Hart to face the public? My hat goes off to them but what is is. No one seems to come for the incompetent coaches and managers very often. They just keep on getting paid.Take the case of ex-Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis. Weis only coached seven games before he was given a new contract. Notre Dame tore up his original deal and signed him to a new 10-year deal. At the time the deal was signed it made him the highest paid coach in college football. The extension was reported to have been between $30 and $40 million.In 2004 Weis originally had signed a six-year contract through the 2010. The new deal for the deposed coach had been scheduled to run through 2015.News flash—2009 SOUTH BEND, IN.—Charlie Weis arrived at Notre Dame flashing Super Bowl rings and talking about out-scheming opponents. He leaves one of college football’s most prestigious programs without even matching the records of the two men who were fired before him. (ESPN)Notre Dame (6-6) finished the 2009 season on a four-game losing streak with a team that was vastly talented. That made Weis’ firing seem inevitable, though the athletic director insisted it wasn’t.“For many of you who may have thought that was a foregone conclusion, I would say to you that the decision was harder than you might have thought, principally because of the man it involved.“ Hmm……very interesting.Pitt head coach Dave Wannstedt signed his first contract extension in 2007 and inked another one in 2010. He is a great recruiter but his only method of coaching seems to be to run the wheels off his running back and play defense. Do any of you remember the old Aubrey Bruce saying? “It takes players to make a coach because you can’t coach if you do not have the players.”If Wannstedt had not been gifted with players such as LeSean “Shady” McCoy (who almost beat WVU singlehandedly) and Dion Lewis, (who almost beat everybody singlehandedly) there is no telling what the win-loss column would be for Pitt. The Pirates can sign all the managers and general managers their heart desire but until they sign some players and spend some loot, they may as well be playing monopoly.(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: abruce@new­pittsburgh­courier.com or 412.583.6741.)last_img read more