David Raya to push for Arsenal transfer as Emiliano Martinez nears exit

first_imgDavid Raya to push for Arsenal transfer as Emiliano Martinez nears exit Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 11 Sep 2020 8:35 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.7kShares Raya helped Brentford to the Championship Playoff final, though they were beaten by Fulham (Getty)Martinez, meanwhile, looks set to be granted his wish to play regular first-team football by moving to Aston Villa after Dean Smith’s side lodged a £15million offer.The Gunners are still holding out for a bigger fee – closer to £20m – and would hope to spend less than half of that on signing Raya as his replacement, allowing the rest of the funds to be used to strengthen other areas of the pitch.MORE: Edu sends honest transfer message to Arsenal fans amid Houssem Aouar and Thomas Partey rumoursMORE: Nigel Winterburn warns Arsenal they should only sell Emiliano Martinez on one conditionFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisementcenter_img The Gunners want to sign the Brentford keeper as Bernd Leno’s backup (Picture: Getty Images)Brentford goalkeeper David Raya is eager to join Arsenal this summer and his agent has made it clear they will do everything possible to try and secure a move to the Emirates.With the Gunners set to cash in on the impressive Emiliano Martinez – who is on the verge of joining Aston Villa – that leaves Mikel Arteta in need of a new backup option behind number one keeper Bernd Leno.Arsenal have set their sights on Raya, who has impressed in the Championship for Brentford, though the Bees have no desire to sell. Comment Arsenal will cash in on Martinez and want Raya as his replacement (Picture: Getty)But the Spanish shot-stopper is desperate to make the step up to the Premier League with Arsenal and is even prepared to hand in a transfer request to secure a move.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTRaya’s agent, Jaume Monell, confirmed to Spanish newspaper Sport that Arsenal have lodged a proposal for the keeper, but Brentford are refusing to negotiate and feel they hold all the cards with the 24-year-old contracted until 2023.If they continue to play hardball, Raya will try and force the move with Monell saying they ‘will do what is necessary’ to secure a move to Arsenal.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 ArsenalArteta is a big fan of compatriot Raya, who counts as a homegrown player having left Spain at the age of 16 to join Blackburn Rovers.Arsenal’s goalkeeping coach Inaki Cana also knows Raya well, having worked with him at Brentford before being poached by the Gunners, and he would be keen on a reunion in north London.last_img read more

Arsenal in contact with Napoli attacker

first_img Loading… With uncertainty surrounding the future of top goalscorer, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang,  Arsenal have lined-up  Dries Mertens as a potential replacement. Aubameyang only has 18 months remaining on his current contract at the end of the season.Advertisement Rumours have mounted he has informed Arteta already that he wants to leave the North London side this summer in order to join a team capable of challenging for top honours. Read Also:Arteta in search of left-footers to boost Gunners attack Now Mertens, 32, could provide the Gunners with a cheap alternative for the marksman. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Most Evil Female Characters In Disney MoviesWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Laugh, Cry, Or Just Relax With The Best Series Streaming On HBO10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without Recharging6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own EyesDeepika Padukone’s Most Iconic LooksHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends In TVTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The Worldlast_img read more

Middle Tenn. looks to end streak vs Southern Miss

first_imgSUPER SENIORS: Middle Tennessee has relied heavily on its seniors. C.J. Jones, Antonio Green, Donovan Sims and Jayce Johnson have collectively accounted for 65 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 67 percent of all Blue Raiders points over the team’s last five games.FUELING THE OFFENSE: Gabe Watson has either made or assisted on 44 percent of all Southern Miss field goals over the last three games. The sophomore guard has 14 field goals and 21 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: Southern Miss is 0-12 this year when it scores 65 points or fewer and 9-6 when it scores at least 66.PERFECT WHEN: Southern Miss is a perfect 7-0 when it scores at least 74 points. The Golden Eagles are 2-18 when scoring any fewer than that.DID YOU KNOW: Middle Tennessee has averaged only 74.8 points per game over its last five games. The Blue Raiders are giving up 81.6 points per game over that stretch. Middle Tenn. looks to end streak vs Southern Miss Associated Press February 20, 2020center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMiddle Tennessee (6-21, 2-12) vs. Southern Miss (9-18, 5-9)Reed Green Coliseum, Hattiesburg, Mississippi; Saturday, 1 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Southern Miss looks to extend Middle Tennessee’s conference losing streak to five games. Middle Tennessee’s last CUSA win came against the UTSA Roadrunners 83-80 on Feb. 1. Southern Miss is coming off a 75-67 win over Florida International in its most recent game. ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

“Star Wars” Barbie Is Out of this World

first_imgEach Barbie costs $100 and goes on sale November 18th, but pre-orders have already pushed the Star Wars Barbie into the Amazon top 20 of best-selling toys. Barbie as Darth Vader? The “Star Wars” Barbie is a hot seller on Amazon.Mattel announced earlier this week that their new Star Wars collection of Barbie Dolls, inspired by the 1977 film Star Wars: A New Hope.The three new Barbies wear high-fashion designs based on Princess Leia, Darth Vader and R2-D2, and include accessories. last_img

Dez Bryant Upset About How His Hands Have Been Characterized

first_imgIf you forced me to rank things I trust most in sports, it would probably go something like this.Steph Curry from the free throw lineJordan Spieth from 10 feet with the tournament on the lineDez Bryant’s handsSo when Bleacher Report recently posted on Dez badly dropping some passes recently, my interest was piqued.Dez dropped it ? (via @fishsports) https://t.co/KDQjedKEJY— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) August 2, 2016Apparently Dez’s was too.“What (Bleacher Report’s) dumbass don’t understand is the speed level was sky-high,” Bryant told Mike Fisher of 105.3 the Fan in Dallas. “About 60 [MPH]. If it was set on the regular level I woulda caught all of ’em. But that’s not the purpose of the drill. But I guess before their dumbass decides — you can write ‘dumbass’ three times — before they decide they want to make a joke, they need to get all the facts before they come after somebody.”Haha, “you can write ‘dumbass’ three times” is one of my new favorite quotes. And he has a point. I’m not sure people properly realize how smoking fast these footballs are flying. Dez catches quite a few of them from a distance most NFL players (much less humans) would likely whiff them all.The most preposterous thing is not that he dropped a couple but that he even got a hand on any of them at all..@DezBryant attacks JUGS machine. Move closer. Miss a few. Adjust. Succeed. Crazy. @1053thefan pic.twitter.com/xNhSQn3haQ— mike fisher ✭ (@fishsports) August 2, 2016[Hat tip to CRFF]If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more