Pep Guardiola wishes Mikel Arteta good luck at Arsenal after leaving Manchester City

first_imgThe Spanish coach said his farewells to City players and staff on Thursday (Picture: Getty)Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has wished Mikel Arteta good luck at Arsenal as the Spaniard was confirmed as the Gunners’ new boss on Friday afternoon.Arteta held a series of interviews with the north London side’s hierarchy during the past week, though did prepare the City team for Wednesday’s Carabao Cup victory over Oxford United.He said his goodbyes to the squad and staff on Thursday and travelled down to London, with an agreement over the compensation payment believed to be the final stumbling block. Pep Guardiola wishes Mikel Arteta good luck at Arsenal after leaving Manchester City Metro Sport ReporterFriday 20 Dec 2019 1:43 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Arteta’s final league match with City was a 3-0 win over Arsenal (Picture: Getty)On how City will fill Arteta’s vacancy, Guardiola added: ‘No, we will stay with the same people that are here. Right now we don’t add any other person to help us. We can do it with the people that are here.’Arsenal announced Arteta’s appointment shortly after Guardiola’s press conference had concluded and he will now be tasked with turning around a dire run of form at the Emirates, with the Gunners having only won one of their last 14 matches in all competitions.MORE: Mikel Arteta joked about Arsenal defence while Manchester City coach and highlighted huge weaknessMORE: Arsenal cancel press conference as Gunners prepare to unveil Mikel Arteta as new managerMore: 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 Arteta enjoyed five years at Arsenal as a player, captaining the side (Picture: Getty)Arsenal had yet to officially announce Arteta’s appointment when Guardiola met the media on Friday, but he considered it a formality and wished his old number two good luck.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘He’s in London, I think he’s close to finishing the deal with Arsenal – that’s what I know,’ Guardiola told reporters.‘It’s almost done. Yesterday he didn’t train, today he didn’t do training, so I think it’s moving. This is the last info that I have. I don’t know the last details of the contract but I think it’s there.’He continued: ‘So now he decide to move there. When you have dreams you cannot stop it, you have to follow your dreams.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‘Of course Arsenal was an important part of his career as a football player. Going back home is important for him.‘One of the best teams in England and wish him all the best. The results I’m pretty sure he’s going to do an excellent job.’center_img Comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Have Questions The World Soy Foundation is Hosting a Twitter QA on

first_imgThe World Soy Foundation (WSF) will host a Twitter Q&A titled “International School Feeding: Soy as a Hunger Solution” on World Hunger Day May 28. A panel of experts including, Cade Fields-Gardner, Kent Holt, Jim Hershey and Nayeli Vilanova, will respond to your questions,.Check out their short bios on the WSF website to learn more about them!We’re starting to field questions, so if you have something you’re dying to ask, send a direct message to the WSF Twitter (@theWSF) or to our Facebook. You can also email your questions to awightman@soy.org and they may be included in the discussion on May 28!Be sure to follow the Q&A on World Hunger Day using hashtags #whd2014 and/or #soypower. A summary of the questions and answers will also be shared after the discussion is complete on the May 28 if you’re not an active Twitter follower. We look forward to answering your questions!last_img read more

Australians explore their own backyard

first_imgWhile Australians continue to venture overseas, domestic leisure travel is also on the rise, according to the latest National Visitor Survey results.Tourism Research Australia revealed that Australian domestic tourism injects $187 million per day into the national economy.Australians spent $50 billion on overnight domestic travel and a further $18.2 billion on day trip last year.“This expenditure supports more than 500,000 direct jobs in tourism across Australia, providing business opportunities and contributing 2.5 per cent of total GDP ($34.6 billion),” Tourism and Transport Forum (TTF) acting chief executive Trent Zimmerman said.Domestic overnight visitor numbers increased 3.6 percent year-on-year, visitor nights were up 4.1 percent and spending rose 3.4 percent in 2012 compared to 2011.“The growth in domestic overnight travel was driven by a 7.4 per cent increase in people visiting friends and relatives, particularly across the eastern sea board.“Australia must continue its efforts to attract domestic visitors and investment in tourism infrastructure is critical to achieving this,” Mr Zimmerman said.Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.T. Domestic tourism in Australia on the rise.last_img read more