Mesut Ozil’s two closest allies in the Arsenal team revealed

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 9 Mar 2019 1:25 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 Mesut Ozil is said to be close to fellow German Shkodran Mustafi (Picture: Getty) Unai Emery previews Arsenal’s Europa League match vs RennesTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 9:13FullscreenUnai Emery previews Arsenal’s Europa League match vs Rennes is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Despite his recent improvement, Emery is reportedly unsure Ozil warrants a starting spot against Manchester United on Sunday, having failed to make a telling impact during Thursday’s dismal Europa League defeat at Rennes.ADVERTISEMENTWhile his relationship remains strained with his manager, he retains the faith of the majority of his teammates, particularly compatriot Shkodran Mustafi and Switzerland international midfielder Granit Xhaka.The Times reports that although he can often cut a distant figure in training, he is generally well liked by the group and considered a consummate professional.Indeed, Ozil’s conduct is said to represent a stark contrast to that of Alexis Sanchez, whose histrionics and desire to force a move to Manchester United drew resentment from the squad managed by Arsene Wenger.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Mesut Ozil has struggled to win the full trust of Unai Emery (Picture: Getty)Mesut Ozil remains a popular member of the Arsenal dressing room, despite his continuing struggle to win the full confidence of Unai Emery.The former Real Madrid playmaker has been welcomed back into the first team fold in recent weeks following a lengthy period of inactivity around the turn of the year which saw him miss matches due to injury, sickness and tactical reasons.Ozil has featured in five consecutive matches for the first time since September and produced a stunning individual display in the recent 5-1 win over Bournemouth, Arsenal’s biggest home Premier League win of the campaign.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 Advertisement Mesut Ozil’s two closest allies in the Arsenal team revealed Commentlast_img read more

Final stage launches at Aveo Durack retirement community in the south

first_imgMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoAveo Durack in South BrisbaneSet within 34 hectares of natural bushland 17 kilometres from the Brisbane CBD, Aveo Durack offers the perfect blend of convenience and tranquillity.Ms Coughlan said Aveo’s commitment to its residents was more than just physical facilities.“Our commitment to residents extends beyond our facilities, with our exclusive ‘Aveo Way’ contract which offers peace of mind and financial clarity to anyone considering a move to Aveo Durack,” she said.The “Aveo Way” includes a guaranteed sale of your unit when it’s time to sell with the contract making four promises — financial clarity, choice of services and accommodation, settling in assurance and no hassles when you leave.The villas provide spacious living options and choices with two and three-bedroom’s on offer with varying bathroom and car configurations.Being in Queensland, outdoor living is not forgotten with some villas featuring balconies, outdoor terraces or gardens, plus space for family entertaining.On-site amenities include a swimming pool, bowling green, croquet lawn, gym, library, tennis courts, chapel, hair and beauty salon, village bus, arts and crafts and community centre.Aveo is also building a $36 million aged care facility at Durack with the public launch expected midyear. The final stage has been sent to market after 30 years of development for Aveo Durack in South Brisbane.MORE than 30 years in the making, Aveo Durack retirement community in South Brisbane is now launching its final stage to the market.Aveo’s village operations manager Debbie Coughlan said they had been eagerly awaiting the completion of the latest stage as they looked to extend their community and welcome more residents into the village.“We are proud to be one of Queensland’s most popular retirement developments offering more than 40 organised activities such as archery, bowling and croquet,” Ms Coughlan said. “We also have a comprehensive range of amenities including a medical centre, pharmacy and bank meaning that convenience and accessibility are at our residents’ fingertips.”Construction first began at Aveo Durack in 1985, with the release of “Wattle” now marking a significant milestone as the final piece to the Aveo Durack puzzle.Wattle is the final release of independent living villas at the community and the final opportunity for retirees to buy a newly finished property from the 34 new, modern villas that are priced from $380,000.last_img read more

IMCA Spring Shootout starts new season at Fairmont Raceway

first_imgFAIRMONT, Minn. – Fairmont Raceway opens the 2017 season with five IMCA divisions filling the card for the Friday and Saturday, April 7 and 8 Cellan Motorsports Spring Shootout.IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods all race for $1,000 to win, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $700 to win and Mach-1 Sport Compacts for $300 to win on Friday.Saturday winner’s shares are $2,000 for Modifieds, $1,500 for Stock Cars and SportMods, $1,000 for Hobby Stocks and $500 for Sport Compacts.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and Allstar Performance State points will be given for both draw/redraw shows. Track points will also be awarded on Saturday.Entry fee each day is $50 for Modifieds, Stock Cars and SportMods and $30 for Hobby Stocks and Sport Compacts. Drivers must race on Friday to be eligible for Saturday’s increased payout; in the event opening night is rained out, the Friday purse will be paid on Saturday.Pit gates and the grandstand open at 5 p.m. both days. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. Spectator admission is $15 and pit passes are $35. Mulligan draw is $10.An open practice runs from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, April 6.More information is available by calling 712 209-0985 and on Facebook. The Spring Shootout will be broadcast by IMCA.TV.last_img read more

Jenn Gilligan shuts down Penn State in 3-2, triple-overtime victory

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 5, 2016 at 12:11 am Contact Jake: BUFFALO, N.Y. — Amy Petersen had already been stuffed on one breakaway and Jenn Gilligan was not going to let the Penn State junior forward convert on another opportunity. Gilligan prepared for a breakaway, glove-side shot, but Petersen faked the shot and tried to tuck the puck behind Gilligan.Like many of the shots Gilligan would face Friday night, she had an answer for it. Gilligan sprawled onto her stomach and kicked her left pad out, getting just enough of the puck to inch it away from the net.As the players tired and shifts shortened, that save in the third overtime proved to be the most important of the game. Syracuse eventually scored on a goal by Stephanie Grossi with 3:50 left in the third overtime to propel Syracuse (19-13-3,14-4-2 College Hockey America) to a 3-2 win over Penn State (12-19-6, 6-8-6) in the longest game in CHA tournament history. The Orange will face Mercyhurst at 3 p.m. in the CHA championship on Saturday.“It’s one of those things where you just react to it, it’s a little bit of a desperation save,” Gilligan said. “I felt it there at the side of the post, so I kinda just wrapped my other leg around the back of the net and hoped that the ref would blow the whistle.”Sometimes, Gilligan tapped her stick on both posts and appeared nervous. But she was able to keep her team in the first half, when Syracuse was sloppy and timid with the puck. And then she kept SU in all three overtime periods when the Orange was finally able to score.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textGilligan did take responsibility for both Penn State goals, including a squeaker on the second that trickled under her arm. The goal flipped the game’s momentum. Less than three minutes earlier, Syracuse had a built a 2-0 lead on goals by defenders Megan Quinn and Allie Munroe. But her performance was key to Syracuse moving on.“I felt that she was fairly confident,” SU head coach Paul Flanagan said. “In the first period she made three great saves. They had some grade-A chances. Hopefully that gets her better prepared and ready to go for tomorrow.”Gilligan, like Flanagan was also happy she could play a solid 60 minutes after having given up two goals. Nicole Renault, who played defense in front of Gilligan, felt SU didn’t helped Gilligan enough in the third period, when Penn State scored two goals in less than five minutes.“I just told her, ‘Stay in the game, you’re doing great,’” Renault said. “ I knew it wasn’t her fault whatsoever. It was a team breakdown. We weren’t thinking out there, we let them skate around us.”Renault knew the end of the season could be closing in and SU had to improve in front of Gilligan for the Orange to advance. The SU defender said she wanted to stay smart and not take any “stupid” chances.When the game finished, Gilligan, like the rest of the team, exploded down the ice and into the dog pile that surrounded Grossi. If not for her keeping PSU off the scoreboard in each overtime, the celebration would not have happened.“I think a lot of (the emotion) was relief,” Gilligan said. “I don’t necessarily know how my body would have held up with another overtime period.” Commentscenter_img Related Stories Syracuse advances to the CHA championship game with 3-2, triple-overtime win over Penn Statelast_img read more