Cruise ship responsible for jump in Australia coronavirus cases

first_imgAustralia reported a jump in coronavirus cases on Tuesday that was almost entirely due to passengers who disembarked a cruise ship in Sydney several days ago, prompting widespread criticism of the official response to the pandemic.The ship, Carnival Corp’s Ruby Princess, became the country’s largest source of coronavirus infections as one of its passengers also became the eighth fatality nationally.In a chain of events described by New South Wales state Police Minister David Elliott as a “monumental stuff-up”, about 2,700 passengers were allowed to leave the ship when it docked in Sydney on March 19. “We are ramping up our compliance,” she told reporters in Sydney. “There are harsh penalties and we’ll enforce that. We have to take this seriously.”Carnival Corp said it was “profoundly sorry” to learn that the Princess Ruby passenger, a woman in her 70s, had died.”This sad development underlines the challenges we are all facing as a community in the battle against the impact of COVID-19,” the company said in an emailed statement.Authorities had initially classified the ship as low risk because it was returning from an 11-day round trip to New Zealand, despite around a dozen passengers showing signs of ill health. About 60% of the passengers were Australian, and 20% were from the United States, ship records showed.The ship had been rated “medium risk” after its previous cruise, again to New Zealand. On that trip, some 158 passengers registered high temperatures. Nine were tested on arrival in Sydney on March 8 and were allowed to disembark before passengers for the most recent cruise embarked later the same day. A couple from the prior cruise who flew on to Darwin later tested positive for COVID-19.As the Princess Ruby case numbers rose, officials denied passengers on the Swiss-owned MSC Magnifica cruise permission to disembark on the country’s west coast, despite MSC Cruises assurances that none showed any signs of a respiratory or flu-like illness.Unemployment and confusionAustralia’s move to a stricter lockdown was beginning to show visible signs of social stress with long queues forming outside offices of the main welfare agency across the country.Westpac economists said that the extraordinary measures in place to counter the spread of the disease would push the unemployment rate above 11%, which would be the highest since the country was last in recession in the early 1990s.For many, there has been anger over mixed messages from officials in Australia’s system of federal and state governments, which are separately responsible for regulating different services.The operation of schools has been a flashpoint, with Prime Minister Scott Morrison advising they remained open and safe for students to attend, while some state leaders urged parents to keep their children home.”It is as clear as mud and no wonder parents are confused out there,” Anthony Albanese, the leader of the federal opposition party, told ABC Radio.Morrison was due to meet with the national cabinet formed to deal with the crisis, comprising state and federal political and health officials, later on Tuesday to discuss the next steps. Topics :center_img By Tuesday, around 130 of those passengers had tested positive and officials were frantically hunting down other travellers to test them and track their movements.Australia stepped closer to a full lockdown on Tuesday, with authorities warning of harsher penalties for anybody violating self-isolation orders as they began to worry that hospitals were starting to feel the strain.With 1,984 cases, Australia has registered significantly lower rates of coronavirus compared to elsewhere in the world, but the infection rate has quickened in recent days and NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said it was now at a “critical stage.”While schools officially remained open in most of the country, parents were strongly advised to keep their children home, as all other non-essential services, including cinemas, pubs and houses of worship, were closed for the first full day.last_img read more

Footballers association seeking talks with Premier League, EFL over coronavirus

first_imgThe Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) has called for urgent talks with the Premier League and English Football League to discuss the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.With English football suspended until at least April 30, the loss of matchday revenue has hit the clubs hard, especially in the lower leagues.On Tuesday, Birmingham became the first Championship side to ask their players to take wage deferrals, while League Two’s Forest Green Rovers said they will use the government’s wage-support scheme to keep paying all their staff. “As with other industries, the current COVID-19 crisis is having a severe impact on the finances of the game,” the PFA said in a statement.”Several clubs have already approached players with a view to imposing pay deferrals.”In order to deal with this situation, we have called for an urgent meeting with both the Premier League and the EFL to discuss how we might proceed going forward.”Earlier this month, the EFL announced it would release a 50 million pounds ($59.15 million) short-term relief fund to assist clubs whose survival is under threat.The PFA also said it had worked closely with the Premier League, EFL and Women’s Super League on training protocols to minimise the risk posed by the coronavirus outbreak.Topics :last_img read more

Most Americans seen backing LGBT+ rights, but religion still a flashpoint

first_imgJust over half of those questioned said they would oppose allowing a small business owner in their state to refuse to serve gay people if it would violate their religious beliefs, down from 61% in 2016.In 2018, US Supreme Court sided with a baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, saying it would violate his Christian beliefs.Opposition to religious discrimination was sharply divided along party lines, with seven in 10 Democrats surveyed opposed to small business owners refusing service to lesbians and gays based on religious beliefs, compared with 39% of Republicans.LGBT+ rights groups welcomed the study results as a sign of progress on acceptance nationwide, with more than six in 10 Americans (62%) also supporting same-sex marriage, compared to just over a third in 2007.”Americans – across race, party and almost every demographic – continue to expand their support for equality,” Lucas Acosta, national press secretary for the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a US advocacy group, said in emailed comments.”No longer is support for LGBTQ equality a wedge issue, but rather a unifying message supported overwhelmingly by Americans.”Topics : “Issues that in the recent past demarcated major political and religious fault lines now find broad agreement.”But the survey results also reflect a growing debate in the United States between civil rights advocates opposing discrimination of LGBT+ people and religious groups seeking the right to operate according to their spiritual beliefs.”Americans support the freedom of creative professionals to create art consistent with their convictions,” said Jeremy Tedesco, an attorney at the Alliance Defending Freedom, a conservative Christian group, in an emailed statement.”This principle protects the lesbian graphic designer or the atheist painter as much as it protects the Christian filmmaker.” Most Americans now believe LGBT+ people should be protected against discrimination, a major survey has found, but one in three thinks businesses should be allowed to refuse to serve gay customers on religious grounds.Nearly three-quarters of the 40,000 Americans surveyed said they favored laws that would protect LGBT+ people from discrimination in work and housing, while only about one in five opposed such protections.”Support for LGBT rights continues to be strong and expansive in all 50 states,” said Robert P. Jones, chief executive and founder of the non-partisan Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI), which conducted the survey.last_img read more

WHO warns over virus immunity as global death toll tops 200,000

first_imgThe global death toll in the novel coronavirus pandemic soared past the grim 200,000 milestone on Sunday, as the World Health Organization warned against “immunity passports” for recovered patients, seen as a possible tool for countries preparing to re-open their economies.The WHO opposes such “passports” because recovery from the virus might not protect a person from reinfection. “There is currently no evidence that people who have recovered from #COVID19 and have antibodies are protected from a second infection,” the UN health body said in a statement. Europe, the hardest-hit region, has recorded 122,171 coronavirus deaths. The US toll rose by 2,494 over the past 24 hours to hit 53,511 deaths. The number of coronavirus cases in the United States jumped by nearly 46,000 to 936,293 since Friday.In Italy, the number of COVID-19 fatalities rose to 26,384; Spain 22,902, France 22,614 and the United Kingdom 20,319.Reinfection warningThe world remained in wait as companies and governments raced to develop treatments and, eventually, a vaccine for the virus, which first surfaced in China in late 2019.The WHO warned on Saturday that people who test positive and survive infection cannot be certain they will not be hit again by the coronavirus.The warning came as some governments study measures such as “immunity passports” for those who have recovered as one way to get people back to work after weeks of economic shutdown.People holding such a “passport” may tend to ignore public health advice, such as continuing to wear facemasks, assuming they are not a danger to themselves or others, the WHO said.That is a particular worry as testing becomes more widespread, especially testing for coronavirus antibodies, whose presence indicate a person had previously contracted the virus and recovered.”If I’ve already had corona then I’m not infectious,” said Berlin resident Lothar Kopp, hoping to test positive for antibodies as it could allow him to visit his elderly mother.Germany has carried out tens of thousands of tests and other countries are also working on determining so-called levels of immunity.Second round feared Despite Saturday’s grim milestone in virus fatalities, the daily toll in Western countries appeared to be leveling off and even falling, a sign hopeful epidemiologists had been looking for. Likewise, new reported cases appear to have plateaued at about 80,000 a day.But in many countries there were worries of a second surge after lockdown restrictions are eased, possibly also coinciding with a new flu season.In hard-hit Iran, health officials Saturday raised fears of a “fresh outbreak” with another 76 fatalities declared, bringing the country’s official death toll to 5,650.Iran has steadily allowed the restarting of businesses that were closed to stop the virus spread. But Alireza Zali, a health coordinator for the capital, criticized “hasty reopenings” that could “create new waves of sickness in Tehran”.In Washington, the White House’s top pandemic advisor Anthony Fauci said this week that the United States will certainly have a coronavirus problem in the fall, which could be complicated by the return of the seasonal flu toward year-end.At the beach Even so, the pressure from broken economies and citizens frustrated by stay-at-home orders had areas pushing to open up.German police arrested dozens of protesters in Berlin on Saturday for flouting the coronavirus lockdown measures they were demonstrating against.The governor of the US state of Georgia rejected warnings from top disease experts and allowed businesses like hair dressers, nail salons and bowling alleys to reopen.On Saturday many Georgians embraced the return to something resembling normalcy by flocking to the beach.”It feels great — like it’s supposed to feel,” mother and housewife Rachel Lilly, 39, told AFP, barely lifting her head from her watermelon-themed towel as she relaxed under a cloudless sky on Tybee Island.”I’m not concerned” about catching coronavirus, “as long as it’s not packed,” she said. “But if everyone does what we’re doing, that’s a problem.”In southern California thousands flouted policies to stay indoors and headed to beaches amid a heat wave.On Friday, Belgium’s Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes announced a staggered plan for reopening businesses and schools in mid-May and restaurants beginning on June 8.”The spread of COVID-19 has been slowed down, but the virus has not disappeared,” she warned.Italy, nearing the end of the world’s longest active lockdown, announced plans Saturday to set price limits on face masks and ramp up antibody testing.Italians are awaiting a decision this weekend about which restrictions will be lifted. They will probably be allowed to leave their homes freely for the first time since March 9 by early May.Spaniards will be allowed out for exercise and to take walks starting next weekend, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced Saturday.The government will on Tuesday unveil its broader coronavirus exit plan that will likely be put into action in the second half of May, he said. “If the pandemic keeps evolving positively as it has been doing until now, from May 2, individual physical activity will be permitted and walks with the people you live with,” he said. Topics : Meanwhile hundreds of millions of Muslims around the world spent the second day of the Ramadan holy month out of mosques and avoiding large family meals to break the fast because of sequestration and social distancing policies.And Australians and New Zealanders marked Anzac Day without the normal parades and public ceremonies to commemorate fallen soldiers. Instead, under social distancing policies, people held dawn vigils in front of their homes.Even as governments from Sri Lanka to Belgium to the United States began moving in the direction of partial reopening, the COVID-19 pandemic still had nearly half of humanity under some form of lockdown or confinement.Total cases around the world rose to 2.86 million and deaths mounted past the 200,000 mark, doubling since April 10, according to an AFP tally.last_img read more

Indonesian bourse lowers expectations, pins hope on domestic investors amid volatility

first_imgThe steep decline in daily transactions had been happening since the beginning of the year, following a crackdown on stock pump-and-dump practices after the investment mismanagement case of state-owned insurer PT Asuransi Jiwasraya unfolded, leading to the arrest of entrepreneurs Heru Hidayat and Benny Tjokrosaputro.Read also: Can a dead cat bounce?The Attorney General’s Office (AGO), which is handling the corruption case, also blocked hundreds of investors’ accounts as a part of its investigation, causing a drop in the stock transaction value by up to 40 percent.The IDX’s main gauge, the Jakarta Composite Index (JCI), recorded an average transaction value of Rp 6.89 trillion on Monday while the market capitalization stood at Rp 5.2 quadrillion. The Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX) has set lower targets on daily transaction values and newly listed companies this year while relying more on domestic investors to cushion the volatility of stocks as it faces tougher challenges amid the COVID-19 pandemic.IDX trading director Laksono Widodo said on Friday that the bourse expected this year’s daily transactions to reach an average of Rp 7 trillion (US$450.7 million), much lower than the Rp 9.5 trillion figure recorded last year.“For the past few weeks, the average daily transaction is stable at Rp 6.5 trillion to Rp 6.9 trillion, so we expect this year’s average to be around Rp 7 trillion, assuming that the economy is going to rebound in the second half of this year,” he said during a virtual press briefing. The JCI strengthened by 0.38 percent on Monday as foreign investors sold Rp 516.22 billion worth of stocks more than they bought, making a total net sell of Rp 18 trillion so far this year.The bourse was also managing its expectations regarding the number of newly listed companies for this year, said assessment director I Gede Nyoman Yetna.“We have to be realistic with the current condition and set our focus to ensure that all companies in our pipeline can list their shares this year,” he said, adding that he expected the total number of newly listed companies this year not to exceed that of 2018.The IDX broke a new record in 2018 as 57 companies listed their shares on the bourse and made them available to be traded publicly by investors. As many as 55 companies listed their shares in 2019.Although three companies had announced they were shelving their initial public offering (IPO) plans this year due to the high uncertainty in the global economy and financial market, Nyoman said other companies were still going forward with theirs.Read also: Indonesian stocks battered by profit-taking, hit sixth circuit breaker in monthCurrently, the bourse recorded 18 companies in its IPO pipeline this year with core businesses ranging from agribusiness and finance to property and trade and services.In the meantime, 26 companies have listed their shares on the IDX since the beginning of this year, 10 of which were listed after the World Health Organization declared the COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic. Among them are hospital firm PT Metro Healthcare Indonesia (CARE), property firm PT Karya Bersama Anugerah (KBAG) and fast-food chain operator PT Cipta Selera Murni (CSMI).Nyoman said the number of newly listed companies in Indonesia was still the highest compared to that of other bourses in Southeast Asia during the first quarter of this year, citing Ernst and Young’s Global IPO Trends report.The JCI has lost more than 28 percent of its value so far this year amid global market volatility due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the second-worst in the region after Manila, which lost more than 30 percent, followed by Singapore (20.7 percent) and Bangkok (20 percent).IDX president director Inarno Djajadi said the decline was not as drastic as those experienced by countries like Austria, the United Arab Emirates and Brazil, which were all down by more than 30 percent so far this year, and far better than the situation during the 2008 global financial crisis.During that time, the JCI dropped by 50.6 percent throughout the year as foreign investors dumped Indonesian shares.Read also: Bourse announces new trading suspension policy on brink of bear marketHe attributed the current situation to a high number of domestic investors in the local bourse. Domestic investors accounted for around 60 percent of the total trading value at the bourse, IDX data showed.“As domestic investors are now dominating our stock market, they are acting as a shock breaker when the JCI is free falling due to panic selling,” he said.As of March 31, the Indonesian Central Securities Depository (KSEI) recorded a total of 2.68 million single investor identification (SID). Some 1.16 million were equity investors and 50 percent of the equity investors are domestic ones.Topics :last_img read more

Schools reopen in South Korea as virus fears ease

Topics : “I am very worried but it’s still nice to see them again,” Oh told AFP.South Korea endured one of the worst early outbreaks of the virus — at one point the second-worst hit nation after mainland China — prompting officials to delay the reopening of schools in early March.But it appears to have brought its outbreak under control thanks to an extensive “trace, test and treat” program.Around 440,000 final-year students, who will in December take the university entrance exam that is crucial in the education-obsessed country, are the first to return to schools, with other years following in stages over the next several weeks. Inside the school buildings, students are asked to wipe their desks and sit apart according to social distancing guidelines, with some classes setting up partitions between desks.But 66 schools in Incheon, near Seoul, were closed soon after re-opening and their students sent back home after two pupils were diagnosed with the virus, a spokesman at the Incheon Metropolitan City Office of Education said.The episode illustrates the challenge of reopening schools while at the same time seeking to prevent transmission of the virus.”Concerns over small infection clusters still remain and no one can predict what kind of situation will arise at schools,” education minister Yoo Eun-hae said.The education ministry began operating a 24-hour emergency situation room this week, Yoo said, adding that any schools that report fresh infections will be shut immediately.While final-year students are required to come to school every day, younger pupils will shift between online and offline classes to ensure school buildings are not overcrowded. Hundreds of thousands of South Korean students returned to school on Wednesday as educational establishments started reopening after a coronavirus delay of more than two months.Students lined up for temperature checks and were given sanitizers to wash their hands as they entered school premises while teachers greeted them with smiles and occasional elbow bumps.”It’s really exciting to meet my friends and teachers face to face, but we have to strictly follow the disinfection guidelines,” said Oh Chang-hwa, student president of Kyungbock High School in Seoul. read more

Belgium tightens COVID measures as infections spike

first_imgBelgium will tighten COVID-19 containment measures on July 25 after a rise in infections, Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes said, requiring the use of face masks in crowded outdoor public spaces and tracing measures at restaurants and bars.The home to the headquarters of the European Union and NATO imposed a lockdown on March 18 in an effort to contain the outbreak, which has claimed 9,808 lives in a country that has one of the world’s highest fatality rates per capita.The government later eased the lockdown and had planned to loosen restrictions further on Thursday, but a series of localized outbreaks and a 91% spike in nationwide infections last week forced an about-turn. “The latest figures should not throw us into panic but have to be taken seriously,” Wilmes told a news conference on Thursday.Under the new measures, Belgians will have to wear a mask in public, including at outdoor markets, shopping streets and other crowded sites.Tighter measures will also be imposed on bars and restaurants, where masks will become compulsory for those not seated. Customers will also have to leave their contact details to facilitate tracing in case of localized outbreaks. Night shops will have to close by 10 pm.Local authorities could also restore full lockdowns on communities if epidemiological data warrants them.However, the government stopped short of imposing stricter restrictions, such as checks on all travellers returning from abroad or shortening opening hours for bars and restaurants.Belgians will continue to be allowed to meet as many as 15 friends a week after the government decided against cutting the number to 10, Wilmes said.An easing of restrictions could be announced on Sept. 1, Wilmes said, potentially allowing a resumption of trade fairs.Topics :last_img read more

Shopee teams up with 20,000 SMEs to export local products to Malaysia, Singapore

first_imgTopics : E-commerce Shopee has partnered with 20,000 small and medium-sized merchants to export locally produced goods to neighboring Malaysia and Singapore, the company announced on Wednesday.Shopee Indonesia public policy and government relations head Radityo Triatmojo said the platform promoted Indonesian products to Asian markets during the 2020 ASEAN Online Sales Day on Aug. 8.“Our export efforts are part of Shopee’s Kreasi Nusantara program, which aims to market and export the products of Indonesian small and medium enterprises [SME] to Asian markets,” he said during an online press briefing. A recession is characterized by an annual contraction in two consecutive quarters.The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a wave of economic contractions and recessions in various countries as the outbreak paralyzes business activities and disrupts supply chains.Indonesia also saw 5.32 percent economic contraction in the second quarter, as household consumption and investment crunched.Among the most hardest-hit businesses during the pandemic are SMEs, which account for more than half of the economy, as they lose demand and access to financing.Shopee has launched online training programs to help SMEs go online through its platform, training more than 40,000 merchants nationwide so far, including those in remote areas.“Going online is not enough, SME owners need to be trained in using online platforms and they need to make sure that their products meet e-commerce standards,” Cooperatives and SME Ministry production and marketing undersecretary Victoria Simanungkalit said during the 2020 ASEAN Online Sales Day.”This is where training is needed.” (eyc)center_img Earlier this year, the company announced it planned to expand its business by exporting 1 million locally made products to the Philippines, Thailand, Taiwan and Vietnam by year-end.The plan came after Shopee reported having exported more than 5,000 Indonesian products to Malaysia and Singapore last year.“However, since the Philippines recently entered an economic recession, we need to put the expansion plan on hold,” Radityo said.The Philippines saw its first recession in 29 years as the economy contracted 16.5 percent annually in the second quarter.last_img read more

Arsenal made incredible offer to Monchi before Sevilla’s late approach

first_imgEmery has been eager to work with Monchi again at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Were Monchi to snub a move to north London, it would be a huge blow for the Gunners, with The Mirror reporting he is their ‘first and only option’.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArsenal’s offer would have made Monchi one of the highest paid sporting directors in the Premier League, putting a £2.5m-a-year contract until 2022 on the table.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 CityHowever, Monchi would still have to report to football administrator Raul Sanllehi, while predecessor Sven Mislintat had expressed concerns over his diluted say in transfers before deciding to leave.But at Sevilla Monchi would be given free reign and full control, much as was the case during his previous tenure when he built a side that won the Europa League in three straight seasons. The Gunners risk missing out on their top target to replace Sven Mislintat (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have offered sporting director target Monchi a hugely lucrative contract to move to north London but face competition from his old club Sevilla.The 50-year-old only left Roma last week, with the Italian side deciding to part company with both manager Eusebio Di Francesco and Monchi in a huge restructuring after their Champions League exit at the hands of Porto.He was quickly linked with a reunion with Unai Emery at Arsenal, though Sevilla confirmed on Friday that they had made a late move of their own. Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 16 Mar 2019 9:30 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link464Sharescenter_img After mixed success at Roma, Monchi could return to the club where he made his name (Getty)The Spanish side’s president, Jose Castro, confirmed: ‘Sevilla now needs a sports director and we have looked for the best and the best is Monchi. Our conversations go well with him, the conversations have been very receptive.‘We believe Monchi is the best choice and we’ve started negotiations with him. His receptiveness has been extraordinary. We have to agree on future plans, but both parties are optimistic.’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 Arsenal made incredible offer to Monchi before Sevilla’s late approach Advertisementlast_img read more

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

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