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first_imgFabregas left Arsenal for Barcelona (Picture: Getty)‘But that is one of those things I don’t feel well with it because I pushed my move in 2011. I did things I’m not proud of.‘But if I didn’t do it it would’ve never happened. And it had to happened at that moment. I couldn’t have another year of “yeah, we played well, next year”.’Fabregas looks back on his time playing under Wenger incredibly fondly and revealed the special measures the Frenchman took to help him develop into a top player.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‘Arsene is a very, very honest man,’ added Fabregas. ‘He is outstanding. He was unbelievable with me. I was lucky because every coach is different, they all behave in different ways. ‘Arsene gave me total freedom, total freedom to express my talents, everything I had in me and he never put pressure on you as a young player. He always gave me this positive vibe that I have to do what I know I can do. He didn’t ask for anything special, just be yourself. ‘All the players Arsene signs are all intelligent players who understand the game in the same way. I made many mistakes, maybe because I was growing up in that great team that my mistakes were not seen as big as they could have been if I was in a worse team. Cesc Fabregas reveals his biggest regret with Arsene Wenger at Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 24 Mar 2020 2:46 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.1kShares Advertisement Fabregas currently plays for Monaco (Picture: Icon Sport via Getty)‘Arsene would not say anything to me, he would just train me. Sometimes after training individually he will just after everyone is gone keep me there by myself and train me on something he thinks I can work on. ‘My final pass, my left foot, behind my shoulders to see, how to put my body in the right place at the right time. Little things you don’t think are important but then you train them and one day you click and on the pitch you do it by yourself. AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: 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‘That makes you a better player. When he felt it was the right time, he would call you into his office and he will tell you what he thinks, how you are doing, what he thinks you need to improve. But in general he’s very patient. ‘Nowadays I understand that’s more difficult to be that patient with young players but he had that patience with me and many others. It’s very difficult to have in the football world because everyone wants to win, everyone wants to put pressure on you. With me, he had a lot of courage and forever I’ll be grateful for that.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.center_img Fabregas regrets how pushy he was with Wenger (Picture: AFP via Getty)Cesc Fabregas confessed he regrets the manner of his Arsenal exit and that he had to be ‘so pushy’ with Arsene Wenger in order to force a transfer to Barcelona.The Monaco midfielder, who also enjoyed a spell with Chelsea, acknowledges he ‘owes everything’ to the former Gunners boss but he did things ‘he’s not proud of’ to manoeuvre a move away in 2011.‘The only thing that kills me in a way is that I had to be so pushy with Arsene, Fabregas told Arseblog.‘The guy gave me absolutely everything. The guy who had confidence in me to play me at 16 years old.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news live‘The one that made me start big games at 17, [he’s] the guy who made me have my debut for Spain, because without him Luis Aragones wouldn’t have taken me. Going to a World Cup at 19.‘I owe everything to him, all my career, I know that. After I had to work for it, and I think I worked very hard to earn his trust and it was up to me many times to prove him right. Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Aubameyang becomes a free agent in 2021 (Picture: Getty)‘You’re desperate to keep hold of them because you want to build around those players. If they go you feel like you’re starting all over again.‘That will be a decision for them. It’s okay saying “if he doesn’t want to be there, let him go”. But it’s not as easy when you’re at that club and you have a player of such star quality who will be there or thereabouts for the Golden Boot every year. ‘It’s not easy to find goalscorers so I’d keep Aubameyang and see what you can do, see if you can bring players in around him and hopefully have a successful season and convince him to stay over the next 12 months. ‘If not, it still gives Arsenal a greater chance of getting back in the top-four and that’s where they need to be.’AdvertisementAdvertisementMore: 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 ArsenalGary Neville accused Arsenal of making an enormous mistake by failing to tie Aubameyang down with a long-term contract when he joined the club in 2018.He said: ‘Was he only given a three-year contract to start with? That’s the strange thing for me. ‘If you pay £60m for someone, to have him leaving or in a position to leave… Arsenal find themselves in this position far too often‘I think a three-year deal for a player who cost £60 million… you’d at least want that fourth year so you can at least control him if he does well for the first two seasons. ‘That’s the mistake that was made on day one.’Will Aubameyang still be an Arsenal player next season?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Tammy Abraham and Kepa Arrizabalaga react to rumours Chelsea have agreed deal for Timo WernerMORE: Charlie Nicholas rates Arsenal’s Premier League top-four chances under Mikel Arteta Timo Werner has verbally agreed a deal with Chelsea (Picture: Getty)Earlier this week, Jamie Carragher claimed that Aubameyang was ‘too good’ for Arsenal but urged Mikel Arteta to do everything in his power to keep hold of the striker beyond the summer.‘It’s interesting because Liverpool were in the same situation as Arsenal towards the end of my career when you’re just missing out on the top-four,’ the former Liverpool and England defender said on Sky Sports.‘It’s okay to have rules like “we never let a player go on a Bosman ruling”, but if you’re Mikel Arteta, have you got more chance of getting back in the Champions League if he stays? ‘That’s the decision they have to make. At this stage, there’s no doubt that Aubameyang is too good for Arsenal. We had that at Liverpool with Luis Suarez and certain other players. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 5 Jun 2020 9:51 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3kShares Petr Cech approved Chelsea’s move for Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Cech and Lampard were both keen on signing Aubameyang in January (Picture: Getty)According to The Athletic, Chelsea have been intent on revamping their frontline for some time and strongly considered a bid to sign Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang towards the end of the January transfer window. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTLampard is keen to ease the pressure on Tammy Abraham and Aubameyang’s experience and proven goalscoring record in the Premier League was hugely appealing to the Chelsea head coach. The report claims Chelsea legend Petr Cech, now technical and performance advisor at Stamford Bridge, also approved a move for Aubameyang over the winter.Cech has a close relationship with Aubameyang after sharing a dressing room with the Gabon international for 18 months at the Emirates and greatly admires his work ethic and professionalism.However, Arsenal were not prepared to part with their talisman midway through the campaign and the north London outfit must now decide whether to sell him this summer or risk losing him on a free transfer in 12 months’ time. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Petr Cech were team-mates for 18 months at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Chelsea look to have won the race for Timo Werner’s signature this summer after agreeing a deal in principle with the sought-after Leipzig star, but the German was by no means the only striker on the club’s radar in recent months. Frank Lampard appears intent on making up for lost time after Chelsea’s transfer ban prohibited him from bringing in any reinforcements last summer and the Blues flew out of the blocks by wrapping up a £36million agreement for Ajax winger Hakim Ziyech back in February.Chelsea have made it clear they will release the necessary funds for Lampard to bolster his squad to get the club back among the elite of English football and Leicester left-back Ben Chilwell will be their next priority once Werner’s move is finalised. Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img Comment Advertisement Houssem Aouar reveals why he rejected Arsenal to stay at Lyon Houssem Aouar has confirmed his decision to stay at Lyon and reject Arsenal (Telefoot)Houssem Aouar claimed he has turned down the chance to join Arsenal because he wants to play a key role in Lyon’s revival.Aouar was Mikel Arteta’s priority target for the summer transfer window, while Arsenal had multiple offers rejected for the 22-year-old.Lyon had stood firm over their €60m (£55.5m) asking price for the midfielder and the Gunners have been unable to meet the French club’s valuation.And now Arsenal look set to miss out on a deal as Aouar confirmed his desire to stay after Lyon’s 1-1 draw with Marseille on Sunday evening.ADVERTISEMENT‘I felt that I can still bring something to this team,’ Aouar told Telefoot.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I wanted to continue the adventure with the club who raised me.‘We must raise our heads because we have to do better.’ Houssem Aouar was Arsenal’s top target for the summer transfer window (AFP via Getty Images)But despite the setback, Arteta insists Arsenal are working add to secure new signings before Monday’s deadline.‘What I can guarantee is that we are doing our maximum for that to happen. Whether we’re going to achieve it or not, I don’t know,’ Arteta said after Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Sheffield United on Sunday.‘Believe me, believe me, the ownership, the board, Edu and myself are doing everything we can to maximise the resources we have to improve the team and sustain and keep the players that are in this club to make this club successful.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‘I have 100 per cent backing from them. And it’s not just words, it’s reality. Whoever knows me, if it wasn’t like that I wouldn’t say that. But I say it because I feel it and it’s true.‘Whatever we can do, whether it’s ourselves or the owners, they are willing to do it to support us, to back us, because I feel they believe in what we are trying to do.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 4 Oct 2020 11:16 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.6kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img29 Sundowner Court, Mermaid Waters.A six-bedroom home at no. 29 Sundowner Court, Mermaid Waters is one to watch according to Luke Henderon and Cindy Katene from The Professionals Mermaid Beach. “It will be hard to find a property of this size in the market place in the future, its located on a 827sq m parcel,” Mr Henderson said. Watch this property go to auction live at 1pm on Sky News Real Estate Saturday. 11 Southern Cross Drive, Surfers Paradise.The home is quintessential Gold Coast luxury living with chandeliers, a sleek gas fireplace and an open-plan dining room which overlooks the water with an impressive 19m water frontage. 2/5 Avanti St, Mermaid WatersHOUSE hunters will swarm to Mermaid Waters this weekend as nine homes go under the hammer – the most in any suburb on the Gold Coast.There are 62 auctions place on the Gold Coast this weekend with Upper Coomera and Robina rounding out the top three auction hostpots.One Mermaid Waters property going to auction is project manager David Aitken’s coastal villa at 2/5 Avanti St. Mermaid Waters is expected to be an auction hotspot this weekendThe successful project manager snapped up the Avanti St site and five months later completed a stylish build on a 610sq m parcel of land.London Estate Agents Mermaid Beach principal Ron London said inquiry for the home ha been high. “Considering the proximity to the beach and the finishes, it’s a very cost-effective entry point to the market,” he said.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.” 11 Southern Cross Drive, Cronin Island.“Natasha and I knew him socially because our children went to school with his children. We were telling him about our future plan for our house and then he got out a piece of wax-proof paper, like baking paper, and started drawing down the home I had imagined.”The mansion comes with six bedrooms, six bathrooms and a basement and garage big enough for seven cars. No. 2/5 Avanti St is going to auction this weekend.The two-storey low-maintenance home has been styled by Gold Coast designers Kira & Kira.More 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 agoOther highlights of the property include Calacutta marble benchtops and oak timber flooring throughout. Across the canal, 11 Gretel Drive, Mermaid Waters is being taken to auction at 10am by Ray White Broadbeach agents Eddie Wardale and Josh Longhitano.The home is situated on a 1108 sqm block with a 31 metre waterfrontage. “Rarely do waterfront blocks of such an impressive size come on the market in the popular Mermaid Waters precinct,” Mr Wardale said.“It comes with its own private sandy beach and potential to developers or investors.” 11 Southern Cross Drive at Surfers Paradise.Meanwhile, in Surfers Paradise a magnificent four-level waterfront mansion designed by architect Bayden Goddard will go under the hammer. Homeowners Brendan and Natasha Rutherford bought the block on Cronin Island in 2000 with a property on it before knocking it down. “We were having lunch with Bayden at a barbecue and he was just a good friend,” Mr Rutherford said.last_img read more

first_imgHaving completed an outline design and business case, the Environment Agency is now working on the detailed design for the Lewisham and Catford flood alleviation scheme.The £17.7 million flood alleviation scheme, being delivered in partnership with Lewisham Council, will help manage the risk of flooding to approximately 990 homes.Lewisham Council recently received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund which helps the flood alleviation scheme. They expect to start construction in 2019, with the scheme being operational by 2021.The detailed design stage will include:further engagement with the community, land owners and user groups to seek views in spring 2018;investigation works on site;submitting a planning application in 2018.last_img

first_imgThe tumour glows under UV lightThe idea of making brain cancers glow to help surgeons operate is being tested in the UK. Patients will be given a drug, 5-amino-levulinic acid (5-ALA), which causes a build-up of fluorescent chemicals in the tumour.The theory is that the pink glow will clearly mark the edges of the tumour, making it easier to ensure all of it is removed.More than 60 patients with glioblastoma will take part in the trial.They have cancerous glial cells, which normally hold the brain’s nerves cells in place. On average patients survive 15 months after being diagnosed.No room for errorIn some cancers, such as those of the colon, some of the surrounding tissue can be removed as well as the tumour. Removing a brain tumour needs to be more precise.Dr Colin Watts, who is leading the trial at the University of Cambridge, told the BBC that surgeons “don’t want to take too much functional tissue away”.The trial will then test whether applying drugs directly to the tumour improves survival rates.After the tumour has been removed under UV light, a thin drug-soaked wafer will be placed in the space left behind. This should slowly release chemotherapy drugs over four to six weeks to kill any remaining cancerous cells.This could overcome one of the challenges with chemotherapy for brain tumours.Dr Watts said: “One of the problems with chemotherapy is we don’t actually know the extent a drug penetrates a tumour because of the blood brain barrier.”By applying the drug directly to the tumour it should be at a higher dose.Charles Meacock, 56, from Norfolk, who has already taken part in the trial, said: “Hopefully it will benefit me, but will also help people in my situation in the future. “It’s four weeks since my surgery and my recovery seems to be going as it should. I just have to wait and see now.”The study has been funded by the Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust and Cancer Research UK. The founder of the Samantha Dickson Brain Tumour Trust, Neil Dickson, said he was proud to be funding the trial.“Brain tumour research receives a fraction of the funding of that of higher profile cancers and it is our priority to redress the balance,” he added.Kate Law, Cancer Research UK’s director of clinical research, said: “Treating brain tumours is a real challenge facing clinicians and we urgently need new treatments to help more people diagnosed with the disease.”Trials involving more patients will take place if this one is successful.By James GallagherHealth reporter, BBC News Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Sharecenter_img 10 Views   no discussions HealthLifestyle Glowing brain tumour trial begins by: – November 1, 2011 Sharelast_img read more

first_imgPflum disappeared from parents’ Connersville home on March 26, 1986. (Image: The Charley Project)Next month will mark 28 years since a Connersville woman was last seen or heard from.Denise Pflum was 18-years-old when she told her parents she was going to look for her purse she lost the night before at a party. She never came back home.That was March 28, 1986.Her vehicle was found later that day on a farm east of Glenwood, which is between Connersville and Rushville, but no sign of her.The Indianapolis Star reported on the cold case this week, and the current status of it.Rumors and tips have been brought up over the years, but state police say it hasn’t led to much. Theories such as her seeing something that she wasn’t supposed to, such as a drug deal, or something happening to her on her way back home have been pursued by investigators.Her mother remains certain that she did not run away, according to the Indianapolis Star. The Connersville High School senior had a bright future both academically and athletically.The most recent events in the case was her DNA being entered into the national database of missing persons. Indiana State Police Detective Scott Jarvis said it hasn’t uncovered any new leads.Similar to other cold cases, the longer that it remains open the more difficult it becomes to solve.Police have kept the case open and are accepting any information. Pflum is listed as 5’6, with brown hairs and brown eyes.  For those that have anything to lend to detectives contact police at (765) 778-2121.last_img read more

first_imgBarcelona are set to wrap up a deal for Sao Paulo forward Gustavo Maia this summer, according to the player’s agent. Loading… The 19-year-old has yet to play for the Sao Paulo first team, but such is his reputation that he could cost the Catalan giants around €4.5m. Last month Tuttomercatoweb claimed Liverpool were ready to make their move to sign the player to give their attacking options more depth. The player’s agent, who Marca, via The Boot Room, referenced as Nilson Moura, last month confirmed Liverpool as suitors and that their interest had forced Barca into making their move. “There were higher offers, but he always wanted to play for Barcelona,” Moura said, as cited by 90min. “He said it even a few years ago in an interview and we saw it well also because his style combines perfectly with that of Barça.Advertisementcenter_img “[Barcelona] came to see him at the São Paulo Cup . He scored three goals and we started to negotiate. “They did not even intend to close anything now but since there was interest from other clubs such as Atletico Madrid and Liverpool, they hurried up.” Now though the youngster’s agent, named as Danilo Silva, has told local radio, as cited by Sportsmole that Barca are closing in on a deal. read also:Welcome and Goodbye! Neymar’s mum dumps toyboy after 10 days “We’re sure that Barcelona will complete the purchase,” Silva told Radio Transamerica. “There has already been a signal from [Barcelona] and Maia has already started Spanish classes to prepare himself more. “Other clubs were interested in the last few months, but he never had any doubts: he always wanted to go to Barcelona.” Barca are thought to have first option on his transfer after putting down a £900,000 payment to secure his services, but the Catalan giants will need to pay another £3.2million to secure Maia’s services, as per Marca, FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Nasarawa United snaps midfield maestro Nasarawa United retires late Chineme Martins jersey Spain legend, Casillas, retires at 39 The Management of Nasarawa United Football Club has approved the conduct of an autopsy on its late defender, Chineme Martins, to unravel the remote cause of his sudden death on Sunday. This was contained in a statement signed by Eche Amos, Media Officer of the club, in Lafia on Tuesday. According to Amos, the decision to conduct the autopsy was reached by the management of the club and the immediate family of the late footballer at a meeting held in Lafia on Monday. He said: “A meeting involving members of Late Martins’ immediate family led by his elder brother, Michael Chineme, the Management of Nasarawa United FC headed by Isaac Danladi, the Coaching Crew as well as Captains of our Club was held. “Based on the agreement between Late Martins’ family and Nasarawa United FC, an autopsy will be conducted to ascertain the remote cause of his death.” Amos added that a befitting burial will be accorded the late Nasarawa United defender and pleaded for the privacy of Martins’ family be respected. “We wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of late Chineme Martins, his team-mates, coaches, loved ones, fans, the football family in Nasarawa State and Nigeria as a whole, and those who are emotionally and psychologically affected by this this ugly incident,” Amos said. Martins slumped on the Lafia Township Stadium pitch on Sunday during a 2019/2020 Nigerian Professional Football League fixture between Nasarawa United and Katsina United. Efforts made to resuscitate him failed and he was rushed to the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital in Lafia, where he later died.Tags: AutopsyChineme MartinsFOOTBALLNasarawa UnitedNFLlast_img read more