Unai Emery misses out on three transfer targets after Arsenal’s Europa League final defeat

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first_imgAdvertisement Unai Emery misses out on three transfer targets after Arsenal’s Europa League final defeat Wilfried Zaha is now out of Arsenal’s price range (BPI/REX)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 CityArsenal had also approached Leicester City regarding a move for James Maddison but his £60m valuation also means he is out of reach.The Gunners were also keen on RB Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano but he also wants to play in the Champions League, while the Bundesliga club were demanding a £65m transfer fee. Advertisement Unai Emery has already suffered huge setbacks ahead of a key summer for Arsenal (PA)Unai Emery is set to miss out on three of his transfer targets as a result of Arsenal’s defeat to Chelsea in the Europa League final, according to reports.Securing a place in next season’s Champions League was vital for Arsenal in terms of boosting their transfer budget for the summer.But Emery’s side sunk to a 4-1 defeat to Chelsea in Baku, meaning that the Gunners face yet another season in the Europa League.According to the Daily Mail, Emery will have just £45 million to spend on new players this summer, while Arsenal are looking to offload Mesut Ozil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Shkodran Mustafi.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe report claims that Arsenal had planned to make a move for Wilfried Zaha but the Crystal Palace winger is out of their price range and has made it clear he wants to play for a club in the Champions League.center_img Metro Sport ReporterFriday 31 May 2019 8:18 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link132Shares A deal for Leicester City’s James Maddison is also too expensive for Arsenal (AMA/Getty Images)Arsenal remain interested in Bournemouth winger Ryan Fraser, who is in their budget and would be keen on joining the Gunners.Emery is also interested in a deal for Getafe centre-back Djene Dakonam.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 Commentlast_img read more


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first_imgRelatedPosts Minister gives condition for resumption of contact sports Minister pledges support for development of AI, robotics in Nigeria NSF 2020: Sports minister raises fresh hope Forty years after winning the most coveted Football trophy on the continent, Youth and Sports Development Minister, Sunday Dare, has lavished encomium on the victorious 1980 Green Eagles. Exactly 40 years ago on March 22, 1980, the Green Eagles, led by Christian Chukwu, defeated Algeria 3-0 in Lagos to cart home the diadem for the very first time. Speaking on the 40 years anniversary of the victory, Dare said: “We salute the gallantry of the victorious 1980 Nations Cup winning Green Eagles for bringing glory and honour to our fatherland. “Their feat opened a new chapter in the history of Nigerian football and inspired generations of younger players to excel on the field of play. “They not only arrested the attention of world football, they opened opportunities for others to pursue professional football. “A big congratulations to all members of that great team for winning the Nations Cup for the first time on home soil. “Their achievement brings fond memories to us about the never say die Nigerian spirit.” Dare said the Government had planned to celebrate the 40 years anniversary by honouring members of the epoch making team, but this was put on hold due to the outbreak of the covid-19, which led to the suspension of all sporting activities. “We were planning to celebrate this anniversary in style in honour of these great patriots, but due to the Covid-19 scourge, we had to put it on hold. “Once the situation returns to normal, we shall celebrate these worthy Nigerians. “We shall continue to honour those that have won laurels for our great country. “Their immense sacrifice cannot be forgotten.” Speaking in the same vein, Nigerian Football Ambassador, Daniel Amokachi, described the team as more talented than the 1994 Nations Cup Super Eagles squad. Amokachi said: “The 1980 Green Eagles are the most talented Nigerian team. “They were even better than the 1994 squad that a lot of Nigerians considered very talented. “This team is under celebrated. “Imagine a team that had Best Ogedegbe, Kadiri Ikhana, Muda Lawal, Segun Odegbami, Adokiye Amiesimaka, Christian Chukwu, Tunde Bamidele, Alosius Atuegbu and Henry Nwosu among others. “We have not done done justice to these players because there is no archives detailing their achievements. “Television was not too common then, so a lot of younger generation did not watch them play. “Each time I watch the old video, I get inspired. “They deserve to be celebrated more because their achievement encouraged a lot of younger players. “They were not only talented, they were patriots and heroes who opened up opportunities for many younger players. “They have a big space in the history of not only Nigerian Football, but Africa and the world at large. “They can never be forgotten any time the history of football is discussed.”Tags: Christian ChukwuDaniel AmokachiGreen EaglesSunday Darelast_img read more


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first_imgJEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoDETROIT — The jerseys still said “Wisconsin” Friday, butthe team wearing them didn’t look like the Badgers. As a second-half collapsedoomed UW in its Sweet 16 loss to Davidson, nothing about the team seemedright.Wisconsin came into the game riding a 12-game winningstreak, the last five of which came in the Big Ten and NCAA tournaments. In thefirst two rounds of the Big Dance Wisconsin had averaged a 16-point margin ofvictory, but against Davidson the Badgers fell apart, losing by 17 points. Thedouble-digit defeat was the biggest since Duke pounded Wisconsin in November.“It got away from us,” forward Greg Stiemsma said. “Wedidn’t stick to our roles or the things we’ve been doing well for the lastcouple of weeks, and it hurt us.”The nation’s best scoring defense during the regularseason, Wisconsin uncharacteristically allowed Davidson’s Stephen Curry toscore 33 points against them — the highest by an opponent this season.In its second-round game, Wisconsin kept Kansas Statefrom making a single 3-pointer. Davidson, however, knocked down 12 threes, themost an opponent has hit against UW all year.Things weren’t much better on the offensive end.Despite having a notable size advantage, UW was actuallyoutscored in the paint 22-18 over the course of the game and outrebounded byDavidson in the second half.“They really pressured the ball and kept us from reallygetting the ball in the post,” forward Marcus Landry said. “We’ve seen thatbefore. We didn’t really execute as well as we have in the past.”Without the ability to get it to the rim, Wisconsinnever really found a rhythm on offense. From the outset the Badgers stoppedgetting the ball in the post as much as they usually did, instead shooting 17first half 3-pointers and turning the game into a shooting contest with theWildcats.“They really went to the three ball very quickly ratherthan staying in the swing,” Davidson coach Bob McKillop said. “That allowed usto get into the open court.”Quick misses made it possible for Davidson to get goodlooks in transition and was part of the reason for the Wildcats’ 18 fast breakpoints.Wisconsin also struggled with the full-court pressurethat Davidson applied. The Wildcat attack made it difficult for the Badgers tosettle in to an offense and helped to force 12 UW turnovers.“They got us in situations we didn’t want to be in,”forward Joe Krabbenhoft said. “They got us running around against their press,and you have to give them credit for taking us out of what we do best.”Even when Wisconsin started to show signs of its oldself, drawing fouls and cutting the Davidson lead down to a single possessionin the second half, UW was unable to keep it up for very long.“They really outworked us, out-scrapped us,” Landrysaid. “We tried to pull it back. We had it back within three, but we kind ofgot away from doing some things.”With its hustle and confidence in a system, Davidson wasable to win by, simply put, beating Wisconsin at its own game.“They outplayed us,” Krabbenhoft said. “It seemed likethey were outrebounding us. Getting loose balls on the glass. Getting to thefree-throw line. A lot of things we like to do they just did better tonight.”?Hurt by Hughes’ injuryPerhaps the biggest difference for Wisconsin was theabsence of guard Trevon Hughes. Hughes, coming off of a career-high 25-pointeffort against Kansas State, hurt himself early in the first half Friday and,minus a brief four-minute stretch in the second half, was forced to sit therest of the game.“It wouldn’t have been a bad thing to have a penetrator,a guy who could take care of it,” Badger coach Bo Ryan said. “And,unfortunately for him, he wasn’t able to contribute.”Hughes finished the game scoreless in 12 minutes ofaction.“I really wish Trevon had been healthy,” Ryan said. “Itwould have been a better game.”last_img read more


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first_imgThe U.S.-Mexico Commission for Educational and Cultural Exchange, has partnered with the Price School of Public Policy to introduce a new Mexican scholar-in-residence program focusing on binational energy policy coordination in Mexico and California. This would allow a selected scholar to conduct research and policy forums in a four-month residency in conjunction with Price in Sacramento.Dean of USC Price and H. C. Erwin and Ione L. Piper Chair Jack Knott said the collaboration will seek to explore renewable energy sources while strengthening the international partnership and leadership, according to a press release.“Historic reforms in the area of energy policy by the government of Mexico and the state of California have created an extraordinary opportunity to explore cross-border collaboration, particularly in the area of renewable energy sources, and strengthen our partnership and global leadership in this area,” Knott told USC News earlier this month.The program will allow for communication on energy policy on a national level and plans to instigate student response.“One of the things we look forward to doing once this person is confirmed: We plan to reach out and do a joint panel, get students involved,” said Mario Enriquez, a representative from the USC Price Latino Student Association.Enriquez praised the program for focusing on these types of policies and stresses how students in his organization can broaden their involvement in and knowledge of binational energy policies.The program primarily seeks to bridge academic researchers in California and Mexico, increase student collaboration and connect these students to policymakers, according to Director of USC Mexico Angela McCracken.“They are going to bring in a Mexican perspective … They are going to bring in someone that has a bilateral perspective on U.S.-Mexico studies, an expertise,” McCracken said.McCracken lauded the strategic location of Price Sacramento while bringing attention to the historical relevance of the California-Mexico relationship.“Sacramento is the perfect place. The Price Center in Sacramento has a long history … of hosting delegations for Mexico in Sacramento in binational policy forum,” McCracken said.Both institutions have collaborated over the years, and McCracken said that the organization recognized what needed to be addressed and created an opportunity to fulfill that need. Improving the relationship between Los Angeles and Mexico has included involvement from people with USC ties in the past, such as Carlos M. Sada, the consul general of Mexico in Los Angeles who has had with extensive experience with Price over the years.Sada was paramount to creating this program, along with Janet Denhardt, director of Price in Sacramento, and Hazel Blackmore, the executive director of COMEXUS.Mexico’s policy shifted in 2013 from state-owned energy sector to allowing private-sector participation.McCracken said that the energy reform being implemented in Mexico parallels the environmentally protective, sustainable energy policy being developed in California.“The idea is both California and Mexico are dealing with the same problems related to energy in different contexts and in a transformative time. So they both can learn, one from the other,” McCracken said.last_img read more