William Saliba pictured with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette ahead of Arsenal transfer

first_img Metro Sport ReporterMonday 22 Jul 2019 9:33 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.9kShares SPONSORED / Coming Next struggling Manchester United captain Harry… Comment Read More 1/1 Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Video Settings Skip Read More Saint-Etienne captain Loic Perrin on William Saliba ‘He blew up in the space of a year. The hardest part begins for him now. He doesn’t have many Ligue 1 matches under his belt. I hope this year will allow him to collect playing time so that he can leave ready.’ Advertisement About Connatix V67539 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 also happen to be in America’s capital for their clash with Real Madrid and Aubameyang spent some down time watching his former club on Sunday night.The Gabon striker, who was with Saint-Etienne for three years at the start of his career, was seen catching up with former team-mates and coaches before and during the game.Lacazette and Ainsley Maitland-Niles accompanied Aubameyang to the match and pictures have been doing the rounds on social media showing the trio alongside Saliba inside the ground. 1 min. storycenter_img Read More Read More Aubameyang remains a popular figure at Saint-Etienne, scoring 41 goals in 97 appearances for the club from 2011 to 2013 before joining Borussia Dortmund.Saint Etienne uploaded a video of the forward being reunited with several of his old pals before the game… William Saliba pictured with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette ahead of Arsenal transfer Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip Ad After Arsenal’s 3-0 win over Fiorentina at the weekend, Unai Emery insisted that he’s willing to wait to sign players of Saliba’s quality.‘Really I am with patience because we want to choose the best solution,’ he said when asked about the young Frenchman.‘Some players are very expensive and we are waiting for this possibility. We don’t want now to go to the second line of players.‘We are waiting. We have very good players. We have very good young players.’ by Metro Top articles Advertisement Emery added: ‘We are aware also that we need to improve some players in this squad but only, only I want to sign one, two, three or four players only if we can be sure they are coming to improve our team.‘There are a lot of names. The club is working, Edu is very close to me and Raul [Sanllehi]. We speak every day. Here we spoke with the Kroenke family.‘I want to send a message to all our supporters – we’re very happy to be here with a lot of Arsenal supporters and are very impressed – we are working and preparing and we want to make the best squad possible.‘Our ambition and motivation is with all the supporters.’MORE: Arsenal to make third transfer bid for Celtic star Kieran Tierney Full Screen PLAY Arsenal have won the race to sign Saint-Etienne star William Saliba (Picture: Getty)Photographs have emerged showing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette in the company of William Saliba during Arsenal’s pre-season tour of the United States.The Gunners have reportedly agreed to pay around £28million for Saliba and the 18-year-old centre-back will be loaned back to his parent club Saint-Etienne for the upcoming season.Saint-Etienne president Bernard Caiazzo confirmed last week that Arsenal had beaten Tottenham to Saliba’s signature and the France Under-20 international is expected to undergo a medical in the coming days.Ahead of his impending move, Saliba watched Saint-Etienne lose 2-1 to Marseille in Washington and Aubameyang was another interested spectator at DC United’s Audi Field.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Read Morelast_img read more

Fletcher relishing derby clash

first_img “But we’ve got confidence that we can go there and win it again. We’ve done it before, so why can’t we do it again? “There’s a lot of confidence around the team at the moment, despite the draws. We’re keeping the door shut at the back, which is great for the defenders. We know if we can get a few goals, then we’ll pick up a win.” Gus Poyet’s men will run out at St James’ having recorded their 10th draw in 16 Barclays Premier League outings so far this season after West Ham left Wearside with a point on Saturday. They have won only two league games to date and while that is a concern, Fletcher prefers to concentrate on the positives. He said: “It depends how you look at it. We got another point on the board against West Ham. I know we’ve got a lot of draws this year, but last year we were losing these games. “Now we’re keeping the door shut at the back, which is good, and we just need to take our chances and convert them into wins.” Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher is determined to make up for lost time as he goes in search of a fourth successive derby victory over Newcastle. Press Associationcenter_img The 27-year-old Scotland international scored in last season’s 2-1 victory over the Black Cats’ arch-rivals at the Stadium of Light, but missed their back-to-back 3-0 wins at St James’ Park through injury and is hoping to play his part in a famous hat-trick on Tyneside this Sunday. He told the Sunderland Echo: “I’ve missed both 3-0s when we’ve been there, so I’m looking forward to it. I wasn’t even at St James’ for both of them. I was stuck watching television with a moon boot on. last_img read more

Man arraigned for selling cocaine in Alpena

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — A man has been busted for delivering cocaine in Alpena. Now he faces two counts of delivery of cocaine and one count of possession with intent to deliver it, which are all felonies.The Huron Undercover Narcotics Team finished their two month investigation into 32–year–old Orlando Quintana. He faces 20 year in prison if convicted.Investigators says Quintana packaged and sold cocaine in Alpena. As HUNT continues their investigation, they expect to make additional arrests.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Photo of the Day for Thursday, March 7Next Troopers in search of theft suspect in Cadillaclast_img read more

Usain Bolt wins Diamond League Paris 200m in fastest time of year

first_imgUsain Bolt recorded the fastest time of the year as he won the 200m at the Diamond League meeting in Paris.The six-time Olympic gold medallist clocked 19.73 seconds to beat fellow Jamaican Warren Weir (19.92) and France’s Christophe Lemaitre (20.07).Olympic champion Greg Rutherford pulled out of the long jump, little more than a month before the World Championships, after sustaining a hamstring injury.The Briton later wrote on Twitter there was “plenty of time” to recover.Rutherford initially said: “Looks like bad news people. The old injury strikes. Hamstring pull.”But the 26-year-old added: “Just realised worlds is still five and a half weeks away. Plenty of time for this old hand.“Flash back to 2009. I tore my hamstring three weeks before worlds in Berlin. First round of the qualification I broke the British record.” Rutherford jumped 7.99m in round three before withdrawing from the event, which Jamaican Damar Forbes (8.11) won from Briton Chris Tomlinson (8.08).Bolt, meanwhile, showed there was no reason to be concerned about his slow start to the season.This was the Jamaican’s second outing over his favoured distance this year after clocking 19.79 in Oslo on June 13.“I’m happy with myself,” said the 26-year-old, the world record holder in both sprint events.But he added: “I still need to work on a few mistakes.”American Tyson Gay, Bolt’s main sprint rival, won the US World Championships trials in 19.74 last month.He was also victorious in the 100m at the Diamond League meeting in Lausanne on Thursday in the second fastest time of the year.Britain’s European indoor 400m champion Perri Shakes-Drayton clocked 53.96 seconds to finish second in the women’s 400m hurdles behind Olympic bronze medallist Zuzana Hejnova (53.23).Shakes-Drayton, 24, ran 53.82 in her victory in Birmingham last week, and was disappointed with her performance in Paris. “I have two more races to go,” the Londoner told the BBC as she continues herpreparations for the World Championships in Moscow.“I am going to the trials next weekend, I have not made the team yet so that will be important, then I have the Anniversary Games in London.”Another Briton, Marilyn Okoro, achieved the World Championship A standard in the 800m, her one minute 59.76 seconds enough for fifth place behind winner Francine Niyonsaba (1:57.26) of Burundi.“I am really happy,” Okoro said. “It has been an interesting few months, but my coach said I was ready.“A tremendous amount of pressure comes off now ahead of the trials. Now I have got the A standard, I just have to focus on finishing in the top two.”Okoro’s Great Britain team-mate Steve Lewis finished sixth in the pole vault, equalling his season’s best of 5.60m, with France’s Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie (5.92m) claiming victory. World and Olympic champion Kirani James, from Grenada, won the head-to-head with American Lashawn Merritt in the 400m, clocking the first time under 44 seconds in the world this year.James (43.96) was followed home by Merritt, who finished second in a season’s best 44.09, with American Tony McQuay (44.84) in third.Reigning 10,000m Olympic champion Tirunesh Dibaba, of Ethiopia, won the 5,000m in 14 minutes 23.68 seconds, the fastest time in the world this year, while Britain’s Stephanie Twell (15:18.60) ran a season’s best to finish 11th.Jamaican double Olympic champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce also ran her best time of the year, 10.92 seconds, to win the 100m, while Olympic champion Robert Harting, from Germany, claimed victory in the discus with a throw of 67.04 metres.last_img read more