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

David E. Glenn

first_imgDavid E. Glenn, 82, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Sunday July 26, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio.He was born February 2, 1938 in Tell City, IN, son of the late Charles L. Glenn and Mildred (Schauberger) Glenn.He served his country as a member of the United States Army during the Korean Conflict.David worked as a School Administrator for South Dearborn School Corporation, retiring after over 33 years of service.He was a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles, and the AuroraAmerican Legion Post 231 .David graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor’s of Science, a Master’s and EdS in Education. He enjoyed traveling, and had visited all 50 states and over 20 countries.David is survived by his loving spouse of 59 years Jemma Glenn (Hermann), daughters, Debbie (Steve) Huffman of Aurora, IN, Cindy (Mike) Vogt of Lawrenceburg, IN; grandchildren, Lindsay Huffman, Katelyn Huffman, Sam Vogt, Nick Vogt; brothers, Paul (Ina) Glenn of Georgetown, TX, Craig (Donna) Glenn of Charlotte, NC.He was preceded in death by his parents.Friends will be received Friday, July 31, 2020, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 203 Fourth Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at 1:00 pm with Father Ben Syberg officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana. Military graveside services will be conducted by members of local Veterans Service Organizations.Contributions may be made to the Eagles Scholarship Fund or St Mary’s Catholic Church. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Due to the current situation dealing with COVID-19, we are following the directives from Governor Holcomb and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concerning large events and mass gatherings. The family deeply appreciates the support and love shown from friends, but the health and well being of everyone in our community is of top priority. We are asking everyone who will be in attendance to please remember the social distancing guidelines at all times, and the wearing of masks is highly recommended.Alternative ways to express your condolences can be done by going online at our website and leaving the family a message, sending a card, flowers, or making a donation in memory of their loved one.visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Fati, 16, Scores On Camp Nou Debut as Barcelona Thrash Valencia

first_imgThe Barcelona academy graduate became the club’s youngest La Liga goalscorer last month when he opened his account within six minutes of coming off the bench in the champions’ 2-2 draw at Osasuna.And Fati, who joined the club’s ‘La Masia’ academy in 2012 after moving to Spain from birthplace Guinea-Bissau at the age of six, was rewarded with a starting berth against Valencia after his performance in Pamplona.Having become the youngest player to play for Barca since 1941, when he featured in the win over Real Betis on 25 August, the exciting forward could not have wished for a better full debut.With injured club stalwart Lionel Messi gleefully watching from the stands, and the game barely a minute old, Fati timed his run to perfection to meet De Jong’s pass and beat former Barca goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen with a crisp finish.The pair then reversed roles as Fati showed some neat footwork by the byline before cutting the ball back across goal for the Dutchman to smash into the roof of the net.The teenager showed some deft touches that belied his years, shooting narrowly wide on two occasions, but there were also signs of his inexperience as he was dispossessed trying to dribble past three Valencia defenders just inside his own half.The visitors sprung clear after winning the ball from Fati, and although nothing came from that particular move, they pulled one back moments later through Gameiro after the video assistant referee overruled the official’s offside decision.Centre-back Pique restored Barca’s two goal-advantage when he was on hand to convert the loose ball from close range before Fati was replaced by Luiz Suarez to a standing ovation just before the hour mark.Suarez opened his account just seconds after entering the fray with a fierce right-footed strike, before adding his second with a rasping low drive in the final 10 minutes.Substitute Gomez then latched onto Denis Cheryshev’s low cross to secure a late consolation for the visitors, who remain in 12th place in the table, while victory for Barca moves them up to fourth.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Barcelona’s 16-year-old forward Ansu Fati yesterday marked his first senior start with a second-minute goal as the La Liga champions cruised past Valencia. The teenager burst onto Frenkie de Jong’s square ball to score the opener with a firm strike at the Nou Camp.Fati then returned the favour five minutes later when he cut the ball back for De Jong to double the hosts’ lead.Kevin Gameiro hit back but Gerard Pique and a Luis Suarez double sealed victory before Maxi Gomez’s late consolation. Ansu Fatilast_img read more