Matteo Guendouzi names the two Arsenal players who are like his ‘big brothers’ in London

first_imgMatteo Guendouzi has emerged as a key player for Arsenal since joining from FC Lorient (Picture: Getty)Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi has admitted that his teammates Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette have acted like his ‘big brothers’ since he moved to London.Guendouzi joined Arsenal from French club FC Lorient in 2018 and is one of the youngest members of Unai Emery’s first-team squad having only turned 20 in April.The France U21 international has excelled for the club on the pitch but is still acclimatising to life in England off it, with the club’s French-speaking contingent helping him to settle in.Aubameyang and Lacazette are two of Arsenal’s most influential players and Guendouzi admitted that the pair have made things easy for him during his first year outside of France.ADVERTISEMENT Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have developed a strong relationship on and off the pitch (Picture: Getty)Speaking to Canal Football Club, Guendouzi said: ‘He [Aubameyang] gives me a little punch on my left shoulder every morning, with his attacking colleague Lacazette, every morning. They are really important to me.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘They are like two big brothers ever since I arrived, they made it really easy for me, on the pitch and off of it. They are super guys.’Guendouzi became a key member of Emery’s side during his debut campaign featuring 48 times for Arsenal in all competitions and he has started both of their Premier League games this term.The young midfielder played the full 90 minutes during Saturday’s 2-1 win over Burnley in which both Lacazette and Aubameyang were on the scoresheet.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 CityThat result ensured that Arsenal, along with Liverpool, are the only team in the Premier League with a 100% win record this season and Guendouzi is hopeful about the club’s top-four prospects.‘We clearly have a better squad than last season with big signings this summer,’ he said. ‘We hold all the cards to have a great season and finish in the top 4 to be able to play in the Champions League next season.’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 Metro Sport ReporterMonday 19 Aug 2019 11:34 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.3kShares Advertisement Comment Advertisement Matteo Guendouzi names the two Arsenal players who are like his ‘big brothers’ in Londonlast_img read more

Investigation launched after worker suffers injuries on rig off Canada

first_imgAn investigation has been launched after an offshore worker has suffered injuries on a Transocean-owned drilling rig operating for Suncor Energy offshore Canada. Canadian regulator, the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB), reported on Monday it had initiated a formal investigation into an incident reported by Suncor Energy on September 6, 2019.Earlier that same day, a Transocean employee on the Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) Transocean Barents was injured while preparing the rig for forecasted weather. The worker was caught between a steel adapter weighing 1400kg and a rail during crane operations.An “all stop” was immediately called and the medic and emergency response team were called to the scene. The injured worker was transferred by medevac to St. John’s on Friday afternoon. The worker is currently in stable condition and remains in hospital under observation. The incident had the potential for fatality, according to the regulator.The regulator said that operations were suspended on the Transocean Barents following the incident and the area secured. Drilling operations remain suspended and will not resume until Suncor has received approval from the C-NLOPB to do so.This is not the first time for Suncor and Transocean Barents to be put under investigation. Namely, the Canadian regulator in May 2018 started an investigation following a synthetic-based mud spill from the Transocean Barents rig.Spotted a typo? Have something more to add to the story? Maybe a nice photo? Contact our editorial team via email. Also, if you’re interested in showcasing your company, product or technology on Offshore Energy Today, please contact us via our advertising form where you can also see our media kit.last_img read more

Cardinals Track Meet Results

first_imgSt. Louis Track & Field had three meets.  The first was against Batesville & N. Decatur.  The girls who won ribbons were:  Pam Meneses 2nd place in the shot and 1st place in the discus.  Elizabeth Gigrich 4th place in the 100m.  Allie Savage 4th place in the 200m.Boys who won ribbons were:  Mike Wanstrath 3rd in the shot and 1st in the discus.  Max Geisting 3rd in the long jump.  Ben Moster 4th in the 1600m and 4th in the 800m.The second meet was between Jac-Cen-Del and S. Decatur.The girls who won ribbons were:  Pam Meneses 3rd in the shot and 3rd in the discus.  Elizabeth Gigrich 3rd in the 100m.  Alyssa Wanstrath 4th in the 1600m.  Boys who won ribbons were:  Mike Wanstrath 1st in the shot and 1st in the discus.  Aiden Geers 4th in the high jump and 4th in the hurdles.  Ben Moster 1st in the 1600m and 1st in the 800m.  Tyler Kuntz 2nd in the 1600m and 2nd in the 800m.  Tyler Kuntz, Aiden Geers, Conner Ertle and Ben Moster 2nd in the 4X400m Relay.The third meet was between Southwestern Shelby and N. Decatur.The girls who won ribbons were: Alyssa Wanstrath 2nd in the 1600m.  Allie Savage 3rd in the hurdles.  Elizabeth Gigrich 3rd in the 100m and 4th in the 200m.  Pam Meneses 3rd in the 800m.  The boys who won ribbons were:  Max Geisting 4th in the long jump and 1st in the hurdles.  Ben Moster 2nd in the long jump, 2nd  in the 1600m and 2nd in the 800m.  Aiden Geers 4th in the hurdles.  Tyler Kuntz 3rd in the 1600m and 3rd in the 800m. The throwing pits were under water so the shot and discus were scratched.last_img read more

London Diamond League meeting cancelled – UK Athletics

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians The Diamond League athletics meeting due to be held at the London Stadium from July 4 to June 5 has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, UK Athletics said on Tuesday.“The decision has been made in light of the ongoing global pandemic,” it said in a statement. Reuters/NAN.Tags: CoronavirusCOVID-19Diamond Leaguelast_img read more

LUFDL Wants Ellen Intervene in ArcelorMittal, E&P Saga

first_imgLiberians United for Dignified Labor (LUFDL) has called on President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s administration to intervene in the saga involving ArcelorMittal and the Engineers and Planners (E&P).LUFDL, in a press release, said ArcelorMittal has threatened employees of E&P with dismissal, adding that hundreds of people are facing starvation due to the ongoing dispute.According to the release, bulk of the inhabitants of ArcelorMittal’s operational areas, are living in appalling conditions. A situation LUFDL describes as regrettable for a company that once promised more to the Liberian people.ArcellorMittal spokesperson, Madam Pamela Brown, said in a special statement: “The suspension of our (ArcelorMittal’s) operation in Yekepa, Nimba County, was an unfortunate issue for E&P. This is a situation that has rendered Liberians in that area jobless in the wake of the nation’s high unemployment rate.”LUFDL in its release stated that the decision made by E&P is attributed to the alleged refusal of ArcelorMittal to settle millions of dollars worth of debt to E&P for sub contractual functions.ArcelorMittal and E&P entered into a contract in 2011, and that contract ends on December 31, 2013.However, on December 5, 2013, E&P ordered their employees to stop all work in the mine, after sending a notice to ArcelorMittal’s management informing them of the decision.ArcelorMittal’s management said it would not force any E&P employees to go back to work, and emphasized that E&P workers, on their own, decided to resume their duties. This allegation made by ArcelorMittal’s management is yet to be verified.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Mahendra Singh Dhoni says he can still play the big shots

first_imgExactly eight months after his cricketing epitaph was written by all and sundry following a series loss to Bangladesh, Mahendra Singh Dhoni took a jibe at his detractors saying that “Freedom of Expression” in India is used liberally by people when it comes to having an opinion on cricket.”I believe, in India, everyone has an opinion on issues and especially on cricket. There is freedom of expression and everyone is entitled to an opinion. Play like this, play like that, do like this, do like that. The problem is cricket looks a bit easier on television than when we play it at the ground,” Dhoni said after India were crowned Asia Cup champions for the sixth time following an eight-wicket win over Bangladesh last night. (India on track for World T20, says Dhoni after Asia Cup win)”Well there will be a lot of criticism. If anyone asks me that what would you have liked to do, I would have said: ‘Playing cricket for India will be my first choice. I will never play for any other country’.”But he also said that an individual should take a middle path when he is cornered, something which enables him to maintain a fine balance.”Best for an individual is to take the middle part. Don’t get too bogged down by criticism and also don’t take yourself too seriously when you are praised. The media also balances it. If they take you up they will also bring you down. If you are up on a parachute, you can delay your coming down, but eventually you will come down.  And then they will again throw you up.” (Also read: India have a 99 per cent chance of winning World T20, says Virender Sehwag at Salaam Cricket) advertisementThe Bangladeshi crowd and the media has been very hostile to the Indian cricket team in the recent past after their World Cup quarter-final loss.”It would be putting a lot at stake, when you win nothing really. It’s like when you lose to Bangladesh, people would say like ‘You lost to Bangladesh’ and if you win they would say ‘It’s okay, you are supposed to win’. It’s just that there is a lot at stake but when you win you don’t take anything home,” Dhoni in his own inimitable manner put across a point in-front of the Bangladeshi media.But knowing fully well how he can be misunderstood in this part of the world, Dhoni did his own ‘balancing act’ praising the opposition.”But things have changed. It’s not a Bangladesh team of 2004. They have a fantastic squad, they have improved a lot and that’s showing in their performance.”He agreed that any defeat hurts but staying in present is paramount.”Staying in the present helps. If you start thinking about past, you always feel hurt but it’s important to forget about past. You can only take your learnings out of it. We played to our strength and glad we did that as this was an important win.”After his match-finishing act on Sunday, someone asked if he still feels that he cannot win matches regularly as he had said late last year, a smiling Dhoni replied:”More than me, the media said (laughs). (On a serious note) I can play big shots. It’s about consistency.”A Suresh Raina or a Rohit Sharma can actually play big shots from the first delivery. In the sub-continent, it is very difficult to play big shots straightaway when you are coming down the order. The ball reverses and also is soft.””Out of 10 innings, I might be able finish in 5 innings but some in the team have strength to do that in 7 out of 10 innings. So I think we criticise individuals too much without giving them a fair run. We have a habit of throwing statistics but I would like to check the statistics of last 50 years (limited overs have been serious played only last 33 years) as to who has finished how many games for India,” concluded Dhoni.last_img read more