Lucas Torreira crying on Arsenal’s bench during Europa League final defeat to Chelsea

first_imgLucas Torreira crying on Arsenal’s bench during Europa League final defeat to Chelsea Comment Torreira was clear upset as he made his way to Arsenal’s bench (BT Sport)And as his sat on the bench, Torreira hung his head and wiped his eyes with his shirt.AdvertisementAdvertisementIwobi scored a superb long-range goal in the 69th minute to give Arsenal a lifeline but their hopes were extinguished just three minutes later as Hazard combined with Giroud to score his second of the game. About Connatix V67539 PLAY Read More by Metro Torreira hung his head with Arsenal 3-0 down to Chelsea (BT Sport)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 Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Advertisement Read More Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Skip Full Screen Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 29 May 2019 9:51 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link And as Torreira made his way off the pitch, the Uruguayan midfielder looked visibly upset and was clearly in tears.center_img 1/1 1 min. story Lucas Torreira was in tears as he left the pitch (BT Sport)Lucas Torreira broke down in tears after he was substituted during Arsenal’s 4-1 defeat to Chelsea in the Europa League final on Wednesday evening.After a low-key opening 45 minutes, Maurizio Sarri’s side took an early lead in the second half through Olivier Giroud’s excellent header.Chelsea then scored two more in quick succession as Pedro rounded off a fine move before Eden Hazard sent Petr Cech the wrong way to put Sarri’s side 3-0 up.Unai Emery then decided to make two changes as Matteo Guendouzi and Alex Iwobi replaced Nacho Monreal and Lucas Torreira.ADVERTISEMENT Read More Read More Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Video Settings Skip Ad SPONSORED Advertisement Top articles Coming Next Read More / last_img read more

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Unai Emery finally details why he had to drop Mesut Ozil from Arsenal team

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 21 Dec 2019 5:22 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link729Shares Advertisement Ozil didn’t react at all well to being subbed off against Manchester City (Picture: Getty)‘Ozil is a very important player if you can find a way to make it work with other players. He has talent that allows other players to be better, but when you want a bit more aggressive pressure he does not have the best qualities for that.’Despite Ozil getting more game time under Ljungberg, he missed the Everton match with a knock while the Swede says he would not have picked him anyway after his reaction to being subbed against Manchester City last weekend.MORE: Mikel Arteta’s stern message to Per Mertesacker and Arsenal coaches after appointmentMORE: Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta reveals his plan for ‘massive player’ Mesut OzilMore: 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 Unai Emery finally details why he had to drop Mesut Ozil from Arsenal team Advertisementcenter_img Comment The German barely featured under Emery before his dismissal last month (Picture: Getty)Axed Arsenal manager Unai Emery has detailed exactly why he dropped Mesut Ozil from the team, claiming the German playmaker did not provide enough ‘aggressive pressure’.The Spanish coach parted ways with the Gunners at the end of last month and has now been replaced by Mikel Arteta, with Freddie Ljungberg having taken charge in the interim.Prior to Saturday’s game at Everton, Ozil had started every league game under Ljungberg despite only featuring once in the first 10 games of the season under Emery. Ozil was on the pitch as Arsenal beat West Ham, their only win in 14 games (Picture: Getty)The former Arsenal boss had always been reluctant to go into too much detail about why there was no place for Ozil in his squad, but he has now explained his thinking.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHe told BBC Sport: ‘I’ve had a lot of conversations with Mesut Ozil. He’s a very important player for the team. There are games in which you see Mesut’s brilliance, linking with the attack.‘But also I had to find players around him so he felt comfortable. Also the team needed to feel solid.‘And when you, little by little, have to build a team that is aggressive, intense, as well as structured for good pressure, we also had to find a space for Mesut as he gives us an important part of the game, which is his brilliant talent.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‘To do so I had to find the right connections between players; the right tactics. I was very motivated to try to find that. I wanted Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Mesut to work together, each one of them with their own characteristics.‘But there were times when I had to leave one of them out of the XI.last_img read more

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Alexandre Lacazette responds to Atletico Madrid transfer speculation

first_imgAlexandre Lacazette has been heavily linked with a move to Atletico Madrid (Picture: Getty)Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has denied claims he’s spoken to Antoine Griezmann and Atletico Madrid ace Koke about a move to the Wanda Metropolitano.Reports in Spain over the weekend claimed Lacazette has been in contact with compatriot Griezmann to discuss life in the Spanish capital.Griezmann spent five years with Diego Simeone’s side before joining Barcelona and the Frenchman tried to convince Lacazette to join the club in 2017, before the La Liga giants were hit with a transfer ban.Lacazette has fallen out of favour under Mikel Arteta and the report claimed the striker had spoken to midfielder Koke about ‘conditions’ at the club and what life is like in Spain.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTHowever, the Frenchman has hit back at the speculation on Twitter. Replying to ‘Score Agency’, who represent the Frenchman, Lacazette said the reports were: ‘Not beautiful at all’.The striker followed that up with a series of ‘lying face’ emojis to further dismiss the speculation.His agency had said: ‘Twitter is magic. It’s not nice to lie to the fans of Atletico’.Though not completely dismissing the interest from Atletico, it’s clear that Lacazette wanted to dismiss reports that he’s actively seeking a move to the 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 CityArteta is interested in Atletico midfielder Thomas Partey and reports claim the Ghanian has told friends he’s keen on a move to the Emirates.However, given the financial effects that the coronavirus pandemic is set to have on football, Arsenal are looking to offset a move for the midfielder by offloading one of their prized assets.Lacazette is one of those and given Atletico’s interest in the former Lyon man, it would make sense to include him in any deal for Partey. MORE: What Sir Alex Ferguson told his Manchester United squad after they lost Premier League title & FA Cup in six days Metro Sport ReporterMonday 4 May 2020 11:36 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.3kShares Comment Advertisementcenter_img Pas beau du tout !! 🤥🤥🤥🤥— Alexandre Lacazette (@LacazetteAlex) May 4, 2020 Alexandre Lacazette responds to Atletico Madrid transfer speculation Advertisementlast_img read more

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Paul Pogba faces ‘six-week trial’ to save Manchester United career, says Arsenal legend Paul Merson

first_img Comment Paul Pogba faces ‘six-week trial’ to save Manchester United career, says Arsenal legend Paul Merson Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 16 Jun 2020 10:33 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.4kShares Paul Merson believes Paul Pogba has six weeks to save his Man Utd career (Picture: Sky Sports)Paul Merson has warned Paul Pogba he faces a ‘six-week trial’ to save his Manchester United career.Having missed most of the season through injury, Pogba is back fit ahead of the campaign’s restart, with United travelling to Tottenham to face their former manager Jose Mourinho on Friday evening.Pogba returned to Old Trafford from Juventus in 2016 but has persistently been linked with another move away from Manchester United over the past three transfer windows.The coronavirus pandemic has made big-money transfers less likely this summer but Merson still believes Pogba will be ‘gone’ if he fails to impress during the final stages of the season.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTManchester United – currently fifth in the Premier League – still have nine league matches to play and the Europa League to compete for and Pogba could emerge as a key player over the coming weeks alongside January signing Bruno Fernandes.‘Paul Pogba is on a six-week trial at Manchester United and if it doesn’t work out he will be gone,’ Merson wrote in a column for Starsport.‘The spotlight is going to be on him when he comes back because United were playing very well without him before the break. Pogba is back fit ahead of the Premier League restart (Picture: Getty)‘How he does over the next few weeks will decide whether they keep him, and how much he is really worth to any potential buyers.‘I think it’s a massive few weeks for him. If it doesn’t work out I think he will take the blame.‘He has a chance now to play with Bruno Fernandes and see how it works. I think they should work well together.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‘It’s all about being on the same wavelength. He will have confidence in Fernandes. Before, he was playing Hollywood passes because he didn’t trust his team-mates.‘I think we’ll see a better Pogba because he will keep it simple now. If he looks up and sees Fernandes open he will play it to him.‘Those two should hit it off in my opinion. But let’s be honest, if it doesn’t work for Pogba now, it’s just not going to, is it?’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Chelsea legend John Terry reveals how close he came to joining Manchester UnitedMORE: Manchester United interested in summer move for Watford defender Pervis Estupinanlast_img read more

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Philippe Coutinho makes U-turn over Arsenal decision after rejecting first offer

first_imgPhilippe Coutinho makes U-turn over Arsenal decision after rejecting first offer View 5 comments Philippe Coutinho has asked Arsenal to be given more time to decide his future (Getty Images)Philippe Coutinho has asked Arsenal for an extension to make a decision over his future after he initially rejected a move to Mikel Arteta’s side, according to reports in Spain.Barcelona are looking to offload the Brazil international this summer and the midfielder’s agent, Kia Joorabchian, has held talks with several Premier League clubs over a potential deal.According to Sport, Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City have all passed up the opportunity to sign Coutinho this summer.But Arsenal remain in the race alongside Tottenham and Leicester City, and the Gunners have already made an offer to Courtinho.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTSport claims that Coutinho initially rejected Arsenal’s proposal as the Gunners wanted the midfielder to take a pay cut.But Coutinho has now reconsidered and has reportedly asked Arsenal to be given more time to make a decision over his next move. Philippe Coutinho won the domestic league and cup double with Bayern Munich this season (Getty)The report claims that Arteta is a huge admirer of Coutinho and is keen for the 28-year-old to join the Gunners.Barcelona, meanwhile, are demanding a €20 million (£18m) loan fee for Coutinho and want clubs to fund the majority of the midfielder’s £200,000-a-week salary.Coutinho has spent the season on loan at Bayern Munich and helped the club win the domestic league and cup double.The midfielder scored nine goals and registered eight assists in 34 appearances for Bayern.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 ArsenalArteta, meanwhile, has stressed the importance of Arsenal signing players with the right mentality this summer.‘For me, it’s the number one question when we bring someone to the club,’ the Arsenal manager told Sky Sports last week.‘What is he like? How is he going to react in difficult moments? Is he a leader? Is he someone who is going to push his team-mates? Is he hungry for himself, or does he have collective ambitions? Is he someone who can be stable and consistent in the long-term?‘For me, those are always the first questions when we try to sign a player.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 27 Jul 2020 11:27 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link11.5kShareslast_img read more

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‘I’ll be absolutely buzzing!’ Kieran Tierney desperate for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to sign new Arsenal contract

first_img‘I’ll be absolutely buzzing!’ Kieran Tierney desperate for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to sign new Arsenal contract Kieran Tierney wants Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to stay at Arsenal (Pictures: Sky Sports / Getty)Kieran Tierney says he will be ‘absolutely buzzing’ if Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang commits his future to Arsenal by signing a new deal.Aubameyang, who has scored 71 goals in 110 matches for Arsenal, has entered the final year of his current contract at the Emirates.It appeared as though the Gunners may look to sell Aubameyang this summer to avoid losing him for nothing in 12 months’ time, but Arsenal are now increasingly confident he will put pen to paper on a new deal.Asked about Aubameyang potentially staying at the Emirates, Tierney told Sky Sports: ‘Hopefully man, hopefully!ADVERTISEMENT🗣 “He’s one of the best guys, most humble guys I’ve ever met. I’ll be absolutely buzzing, to be honest”Kieran Tierney on his teammate & captain @Aubameyang7 👏 pic.twitter.com/tqCwx9qpSZ— Football Daily (@footballdaily) September 1, 2020‘He’s brilliant, brilliant for the team, brilliant for me. He’s an absolute joy.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘One of the best guys, one of the most humble guys as well.‘He’s a great captain, leads by example and if we can sign him I’ll be absolutely buzzing to be honest.’Gabon international Aubameyang was asked about his future following Arsenal’s victory over Liverpool in the Community Shield and said: ‘We’re going to see these coming days.‘Today we get the trophy and that’s it. We are improving. There is still work to do but I’m really happy and it’s an exciting time to be an Arsenal player.’Last month, another Arsenal player – new signing Willian – also urged Aubameyang to stay in north London.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 CityThe former Chelsea forward said: ‘I joined Arsenal because we can challenge for titles but Pierre will be a big part of the plan.‘He has to stay – it is very important to me. This is a guy who gets 25-30 goals a season and we have to keep a player like that.‘He’s one of the best players in our team and somebody I want to be making chances for.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Arsenal defender Rob Holding close to Newcastle United loan moveMORE: Dani Ceballos closing in on Arsenal return following Mikel Arteta intervention Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 1 Sep 2020 3:31 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link16.5kSharescenter_img Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

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Governor Wolf Statement on Recent Events in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Texas

first_img National Issues,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf released the following statement:“I’m greatly saddened by the horrific acts of violence that have taken place over the past several days.“We have to ask ourselves, is this the type of country we want? I believe the answer is no.“We must treat each other with compassion and understanding. We must seek to understand each other, our similarities and our differences. And we must never, ever let violence beget violence.“When incidents like those in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Dallas happen, it raises concerns and questions, and we must demand change and action.“It is unacceptable for people to live in fear because of the color of their skin. There is no justification.“Law enforcement has a trying and dangerous job to do, and they keep us safe. As officers were bringing out the best in ourselves by protecting protesters and preserving their right to assemble, they were attacked. There is no justification for that either.“All of us must take steps – community leaders, elected officials, public safety professionals, each and every person – to build the country we want so that all people feel safe in their interactions with their fellow citizens. We all must denounce violence unequivocally and embrace peace. We must ensure that justice is served to those who commit attacks and gruesome crimes against fellow citizens and law enforcement. We must demand better of our country and our fellow Americans.” SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Read Governor Wolf’s flag order to honor the five police officers who were killed in the line of duty on Thursday, July 7, 2016 in Dallas, Texas.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Governor Wolf Statement on Recent Events in Louisiana, Minnesota, and Texascenter_img   SHARE  TWEET July 08, 2016last_img read more

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Wolf Administration Orders Restaurants and Bars to Close Dine-In Service in Mitigation Counties Including Allegheny To Stop Spread of COVID-19

first_img March 15, 2020 Wolf Administration Orders Restaurants and Bars to Close Dine-In Service in Mitigation Counties Including Allegheny To Stop Spread of COVID-19 Press Release,  Public Health Under the guidance of the Department of Health (DOH), using his authority under the state’s COVID-19 disaster declaration order, Governor Tom Wolf today ordered all restaurants and bars to close their dine-in facilities at 12:01 AM on Monday, March 16 in Allegheny, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties for 14 days to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Businesses that offer carry-out, delivery, and drive-through food and beverage service may continue to do so, but eating and drinking inside restaurants and bars is temporarily prohibited.The administration has been working with business owners as well as state and local officials to gather input on this decision. The Wolf Administration will continue to monitor COVID-19 in the commonwealth, and at the end of 14 days will reevaluate and decide whether continued mitigation is needed.“Ensuring the health and safety of Pennsylvanians is the highest priority as the state grapples with a growing number of confirmed cases of COVID-19, and as the virus continues to spread, it is in the best interest of the public to encourage social distancing by closing restaurants and bars temporarily,” Gov. Wolf said. “I understand that this is disruptive to businesses as well as patrons who just want to enjoy themselves, but in the best interest of individuals and families in the mitigation counties, we must take this step.”“Social distancing is essential as more Pennsylvanians are testing positive for COVID-19,” Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine said. “By taking these steps now, we can protect public health and slow the spread of this virus.”Businesses that do not adhere to this order could face enforcement actions.The administration has strongly urged non-essential businesses in the four counties to close during their county-specific mitigation periods to protect employees, customers, and suppliers and limit the spread of the virus through personal contact and surfaces. Allegheny County has adopted similar mitigation efforts.The Department of Community and Economic Development and DOH are reaching out to businesses through a letter to provide guidance on the types of businesses that are urged to close. The letter also indicates to businesses that financial assistance opportunities are available to mitigate the financial impact of closures.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

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Makeover with a touch of coastal luxury style

first_img76 Simpsons Rd, Currumbin Waters.The family removed walls to create open-plan living and lounge areas, installed new floors, kitchens and bathrooms. What they created was a beautiful mix of white and wood with a coastal meets Hamptons vibe. Among the renovations was the transformation of an enclosed attic on the fourth level that was once only accessible via a ladder. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North8 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“We converted the top level into a loft and put a spiral staircase going up to it,” Mr Srour said. “It’s now a nice escape up there.” 76 Simpsons Rd, Currumbin Waters.The bottom level now doubles as a self-contained residence with two bedrooms, a kitchenette and bathroom.Mr Srour said he enjoyed the renovation process and was excited to do it again.“I love the design aspect and getting something that looks like it isn’t worth anything and turning it into something else,” he said. McGrath Palm Beach agents Andy Hogarth and Billy Jaz are marketing the property.It’s going to auction tomorrow at 9.45am on site. 76 Simpsons Rd, Currumbin Waters. 76 Simpsons Rd, Currumbin Waters.A-FRAME and Hamptons don’t usually go together but this Currumbin Waters house is proof you can mix the two.Isaac Srour and his family bought the property – a “tired A-frame house” – in 2008 and knew they could create something special.A builder by trade who owns KTS Building, Mr Srour said he could see plenty of potential in the four-level residence.“I knew what I wanted to do straight away but at first we just did enough to basically live in it and be comfortable,” he said. “When we knew we wanted to downsize we did the full renovation so that it made sense to a potential buyer and not just us.”center_img 76 Simpsons Rd, Currumbin Waters. 76 Simpsons Rd, Currumbin Waters.last_img read more

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Contemporary and simple, this beach villa was built with low-maintenance living in mind

first_img2/5 Avanti St, Mermaid Waters, QLDThe villa was designed and styled to offer the buyer opportunity to put a personal touch on their purchase.“It’s as neutral as possible and someone can easily customise it to their own requirements,” he said. 2/5 Avanti St, Mermaid WatersThe two-storey low-maintenance home has been styled by local designers and furniture makers Kira & Kira.Mr London said the broader coastal market was running hot. “The Gold Coast has evolved into a travel destination city,” he said. “It’s just grown up and I think people from all over the country are choosing here when previously they may have travelled elsewhere.” 2/5 Avanti St, Mermaid Waters, QLDAN old house on prime Mermaid Waters land was an opportunity David Aitken simply couldn’t resist. The successful project manager snapped up the Avanti St site and five months later completed this villa, one of two on the 610sq m parcel of land. Inquiry volume has been high, according to London Estate Agents Mermaid Beach principal Ron London. center_img 2/5 Avanti St, Mermaid WatersMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North7 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoMr London welcomed 30 groups through the home during the first open inspection. “Interest is from local and interstate at this stage,” he said. “Downsizers, small families and professional couples.“Considering the proximity to the beach and the finishes, it’s a very cost-effective entry point to the market.”last_img read more

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