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

Steeplechase runner Haley Cutright adjusts to Syracuse’s limited facilities

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Haley Cutright is no stranger to obstacles.A steeplechaser, her primary event includes running, jumping over barriers and splashing through pits of water.Yet perhaps the most challenging aspect is simulating the event without water — something she’s forced to do because Manley Field House doesn’t have it.“It is tricky because nothing feels the same practice-wise as jumping in the water pit,” Cutright said.The steeplechase involves hurdling over seven beams, the last of which a pool of water awaits on the other side.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut SU doesn’t have that pool and Cutright can’t practice like she would run a race. Despite this, Cutright, a senior, will look to pick up where she left off a season ago when she finished ninth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Atlantic Coast Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championships.Cutright knows falling into the water at some points is inevitable, but the experiences doing so have helped her learn how to keep going after landing in it.The trick to limiting those falls requires consistent repetition. Without water, though, the event is extremely difficulty to recreate in indoor practices.“You want to land close enough where you’re out of the water but you still land in the edge of it so you can get a little cushion,” Cutright said.SU head coach Chris Fox acknowledged the difficulties Cutright may face in preparing without water. Instead, they focus on the running and jumping aspects of the event.Fox said that runners like Cutright prepare specifically for the steeplechase two or three times a week. While Cutright always builds her endurance practicing with the distance runners, on these days she polishes her hurdling technique in special drills.Most schools don’t start practicing the steeplechase until May, Fox said. Cutright, though, has been simulating it even before the start of the fall season.“I think that kind of really shows her personality,” Maura Linde, a teammate of Cutright, said. “She’s very tough.”Cutright follows a strict pre-race regimen: 10-minute warm-up run in the morning, a consistent eating routine of peanut butter and banana sandwiches, eggs and oatmeal, and meditation a couple minutes before the race to calm herself down.She remembers the Southeastern Conference championship her sophomore year at Ole’ Miss, her first year running the steeplechase. While falling in the water is an extremely common part of the race, Cutright had yet to take that dive. Until then.“I had never fallen in the water before, and I fell twice,” Cutright said. “So it definitely hit me hard.”Cutright has fallen many times since then, but says she now views it as just another part of being a steeplechaser.“I’d like to see her score in the conferences in the steeple,” said Fox, who echoed a similar level of high expectation.Now, a more experienced Cutright is prepping for her final season, one that she hopes will take her to the ACC Championships and NCAA regionals. She doesn’t get to practice on an actual steeplechase track and she doesn’t get the chance to jump into a pool of water.She knows that, regardless, there will always be tumbles after the gun goes off. But each time she falls, it’s a little easier to get back up.“You know that you’re going to fall at some point,” she said. “You try to avoid it as long as possible but once you actually do fall, you’re like, ‘OK, it’s not the end of the world.’” Comments Published on March 30, 2015 at 11:37 pm Contact Matt: mralex01@syr.edulast_img read more