Andrey Arshavin makes bold prediction over futures of two Arsenal stars

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Andrey Arshavin makes bold prediction over futures of two Arsenal stars Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 31 Mar 2020 2:30 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.1kShares Pepe has blown hot and cold for Arsenal in his debut season (Picture: Getty Images)In stark contrast, Martinelli set the Gunners back just £6m, but has been a revelation since his move from Brazilian side FC Ituano at the start of this campaign.The 18-year-old has already been described by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp as a ‘generational talent,’ scoring 10 goals in just 26 appearances across all competitions.Ex-Russia international Arshavin added: ‘He has done well so far, scoring some good goals. He is very technically gifted and I see a big future for him at Arsenal. ‘But can he reach the level of Thierry [Henry] or Robin [van Persie]? That is difficult to say.’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 ArsenalArshavin admitted the main factor holding his old side back is a lack of balance, but backed boss Mikel Arteta to succeed in the long term.He said: ‘For me Arsenal’s squad is not balanced. Offensively-wise they are very good and in attack they play very pretty football. It’s good to watch. But defensively – even in my period – Arsenal is weak.‘Regarding Arteta, it was a good choice because he has spent time at Arsenal and knows the club well. He worked next to Arsene and can take good experience from him. ‘He also has the respect of the club and players. And since he has taken over at Arsenal they have changed: not too much but in a good way.’Read the full 888Sport interview with Andrey Arshavin here.MORE: Rio Ferdinand urges Arsenal to avoid signing Luka JovicMORE: Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta identifies defensive midfielder transfer as priority in summer windowFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Pepe and Martinelli have had promising starts to their Arsenal careers (Picture: Getty Images)Former Arsenal winger Andrey Arshavin has predicted Nicolas Pepe and Gabriel Martinelli will become important players for the Gunners.Club record-signing Pepe joined from Lille in a £72million deal last summer, and has shown flashes of brilliance in his debut season.The Ivory Coast international has chipped in with six goals and eight assists in all competitions, proving to be a menace down the right wing.Speaking exclusively to 888Sport, Arshavin said: ‘Pepe is a very talented player. He is very quick and a good finisher. ADVERTISEMENT‘Already he has done well in part: maybe not as much as he could but I see the potential and he will become one of the biggest stars in the Premier League. He will be huge.’AdvertisementAdvertisementRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news livelast_img read more

Family living in a Capalaba cul-de-sac setting

first_imgThe home at 2 Aintree Ct, Capalaba is on the market.THIS property has been undergone a makeover and is in a sought after pocket of Capalaba. The home at 2 Aintree Ct is set across a single level and is on a fully fenced 881sq m block. More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Inside there is an open plan layout with tiled flooring in living areas, delicate lighting, neutral tones and airconditioning.The galley kitchen merges with the living and dining areas, providing a central point for family gatherings.Outside the entertaining area overlooks the solar heated saltwater pool with spa and waterfall.The backyard is landscaped and there is room for kids and pets to play. The property is in a cul-de-sac and close to major shopping centres, public transport and the local TAFE College. The home is on the market for offers over $515,000.last_img read more

Further blow to London public pension asset pool as CIO quits

first_imgThe chief investment officer of London CIV, the asset pool for the capital’s 32 public pension funds, has left the organisation.A spokesman for London Councils confirmed his departure and said it was effective 4 January.Julian Pendock’s departure comes after organisation’s chief executive, Hugh Grover, stepped down in early November. At IPE’s annual conference at the end of the November, Grover said the London CIV was struggling with a lack of vision clarity after asset pooling became mandatory for its members.Mark Hyde Harrison was hired as the asset pool’s interim chief executive to replace Grover. London CIV was the first fully authorised and regulated fund management company to be set up by a local government entity, according to its website.London CIV has £5.6bn (€6.3bn) of assets under management currently, but has said it aimed to grow its assets to “more than £20bn”, based on the assets currently run by its 32 member pension funds.In his two-year tenure, Pendock oversaw the creation of 10 investment funds owned by the CIV and run by asset managers including Baillie Gifford, Allianz, Ruffer and Newton. An 11th fund, run by Henderson, is yet to be launched.Six other local government pension scheme asset pools are in the process of becoming operational in time to meet an April government deadline. The Local Pensions Partnership, another collaboration of UK public pension funds, is already up and running.Pendock joined London CIV in August 2015 from the pension fund for the London Borough of Brent where he was investment and pensions officer.He had previously worked in the private sector, co-founding an investment boutique, Senhouse Capital, in 2007. Before that he worked for Bedlam Asset Management, Jardine Fleming – now part of JPMorgan – and BZW.last_img read more

Family First calls for a Commission of Inquiry

first_imgNewstalk ZB 20/11/2011A family lobby group says the only way to tackle child abuse is by conducting a Commission of Inquiry. Family First director Bob McCoskrie says the violent deaths of 10 children in the past 16 months are a shocking statistic, and should be ample evidence for the need for urgent action. He says with inquiries have been held into other tragedies like Pike River and the Christchurch earthquakes, it makes sense to look into one of the greatest social problems facing New Zealand. Bob McCoskrie says he’s struggling to find a political party willing to front up to the issue on the scale required. ZB News LISTENlast_img

Single lane traffic planned on State Road 129 north of Milan

first_imgMilan, In.— The Indiana Department of Transportation announced today that contractors will close one lane of State Road 129 north of Milan in Ripley County for approximately one week beginning on or after April 1 to replace a culvert just north of State Road 350.Flaggers will direct motorists through the construction zone at all times while the single lane closure is in effect.last_img

Hazard may miss Hammers clash

first_img West Ham manager Sam Allardyce will welcome midfielder Mark Noble back into his squad. Noble has missed the last four games with an Achilles problem but has handed Allardyce a boost by returning to training in advance of the festive fixtures. James Tomkins (hamstring) is the only absentee for the Hammers – with James Collins ready to step in alongside Winston Reid in the heart of their defence. Allardyce said: “We’ve got the two hardest games over 48 hours over Christmas – Chelsea away and Arsenal at home in the space of 48 hours is a big demand for us, even though we’re on top of our game at the moment. “Getting through these two games is going to be a tremendous effort for all the players selected, and hopefully they’ll come through for us as they have done for most of this season.” Eden Hazard could be a doubt for Chelsea’s Boxing Day clash with West Ham at Stamford Bridge. The playmaker limped off late on in Monday’s 2-0 victory over Stoke after a tackle from Jonathan Walters. Oscar will hope for a recall after being left on the bench at the Britannia Stadium. Boss Jose Mourinho believes footballers playing in Britain deserve respect because of the hectic festive fixture programme. Beginning with Monday’s win, the Blues will play five matches in less than two weeks. Boxing Day sees the visit of the Hammers while further Premier League matches against Southampton and Tottenham follow before an FA Cup third-round clash against Watford. “It’s very difficult,” said Mourinho. “I have lots of respect for the players in this country. It doesn’t matter – English or not English. The moment you are a football player in this country, I respect you a lot. “At this moment the German guys are on the beach, the Spanish guys are in the Maldives getting sun – everybody else is doing that. “But in this country you play on the 22nd, you play on Boxing Day, you play on the 28th, you play on New Year’s Day. There is no Christmas – just football, and I think (the players) deserve respect. “The supporters all around the country give them that respect because every stadium is sold-out. And I think the way to do it is with the kind of professionalism my players have shown.” Press Associationlast_img read more

Carlo Ancelotti: Jose Mourinho will stay at Chelsea

first_img Speculation that Ancelotti could return to Stamford Bridge was defused by the Italian, who told Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera: “Mourinho will continue to do his job. I don’t think Chelsea want a change. “In any case my idea continues to be to remain away for a year.” Ancelotti led Chelsea to the Premier League and FA Cup double in 2010 before being sacked in 2011. The 56-year-old was interesting Liverpool at the start of this week, but the Reds appear close to hiring their first choice, Jurgen Klopp, as a replacement for the sacked Brendan Rodgers. Ancelotti has been in London this week to receive an award for his coaching career at the Aspire Academy. Sacked by Real Madrid in May, his plan has always been to take a one-year sabbatical before returning to the game. He turned down an offer to coach AC Milan for a second time during the summer, after being approached by the club following the sacking of Filippo Inzaghi. “After two years at Real, I was without energy,” Ancelotti said. “Real is very consuming. Carlo Ancelotti expects Chelsea to keep faith in manager Jose Mourinho and has ruled out returning to work this season. Press Association “Had it been another time, I would have returned (to AC Milan).” Ancelotti cited his health as the reason for taking a year out of the game. “After my cervical stenosis operation, I am enjoying my holidays,” he said. “I am rediscovering the pleasures of being a normal person. “You live better without pressure.” Reports in Italy claimed Ancelotti would replace Antonio Conte as Italy coach after Euro 2016. Ancelotti is interested in guiding his national team one day but not just yet. “It’s still not the time (to guide Italy),” he said. “What I do know is that when I return I will coach a club.” Former Blues boss Ancelotti has seen the London side struggle in the early stages of their Premier League title defence. Chelsea have won just two and lost four of their opening eight Barclays Premier League games and are 16th in the standings. last_img read more

PBC Men Face Felony Charges for Illegally Dumping Human Waste

first_imgOfficials with the West Palm Beach Police Department say they have arrested two men for illegal dumping, just days after the City launched a campaign geared toward keeping its streets clean.Officers arrested Thomas Fucarile and Lavoris Grisby on Friday, and charged them with a felony crime of dumping human waste on Executive Center Drive.A probable cause affidavit states that a crew driving a tanker truck pumped waste from septic tanks and then deposited the sewage into a manhole in the Executive Center Drive cul-de-sac between July and September of this year.Fucarile, who owns the business, was served with a cease and desist order and booked into the Palm Beach County Jail.According to West Palm Beach Police Dept. Spokesperson David Lefont, “This is a quality of life issue.”Mayor Keith James says tipsters who report acts of illegal dumping could be eligible for a $100 reward.More information about the City of West Palm Beach’s “Operation Clean Streets” initiative to curb illegal dumping through enforcement and prevention is available here.last_img read more

Officials in India rescue tourist living in a cave

first_imgPolice in India are reporting that they have rescued six tourist who were found living in cave as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.The foreign nationals were located earlier this week, almost a month after the country went into a lockdown and prevented several forms of public travel.Officials say, the four men and two women were living in private hotels but decided to move into the cave together when they realized they were running out of money and could not leave the country.According to the report, the foreign nationals are from the US, Ukraine, Turkey, France, and Nepal and all arrived in the area separately last year. and had been living in hotels.The report also noted that the tourist were living in the cave for around 25 days before locals noticed them and contacted authorities:” After receiving the information, we went to the cave and found the six foreigners. They told us that they decided to move into the cave because they were running out of money. We did their medical tests and sent the to a quarantine centre,” Police official Rakendra Singh Kathait told journalist Raju Gusain.At least one of the rescued spoke the local language and was able to secure food for the group with the little money they did have.The tourist have since been sent to a private religious retreat where their accommodations and food have been paid for by the government.last_img read more

It’s unfortunate to lose in World Cup final: Subhadeep Ghosh

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: He is happy the way Indian team played in the entire competition of the Women T20 World Cup but Subhadeep Ghosh, the fielding coach of the team, is little bit upset too. The reason is very simple: Indian women team narrowly missed the cup.India dominated the entire competition and reached the sumit clash without losing a single game. However girls in blue lost the final to host Australia.Sharing his experience with The Sentinel over telephone about the recently concluded Women T20 Wold Cup Subhadeep said, “It was a very good competition for us and the team really played solid cricket throughout the meet. It’s unfortunate that we lost the final at the iconic MCG which witnessed 80,000 plus crowd on that particular day.”Sharing his experience with Indian Women Cricket team the former first class cricketer said, “It’s a nice experience. We have a great team with mix of youth and experience. Shafali Verma, the young opener of our team, is very talented cricketer and she played a crucial role to take India into the final. Shafali is only 16 and the way she played in the mega event was brilliant. Our batting and spin attack is one of the best in the world. Girls are also very serious about their fitness. But I admit we need little more improvement on that area.”Meanwhile although cricket has been called off due to the COVID-19 pandemic right now, Subhadeep today advised the State cricketers to keep focus on their fitness during their stay at home. “There are many ways to keep fit yourself without going gym or at the ground. You can do shadow practice or different agility drills on the terrace or even in drawing room and I feel cricketers must do it to keep themselves fit,” said KKR’s last season fielding coach.Also Read: Former cricketer Subhadeep Ghosh appointed fielding coach for Indian women’s cricket teamAlso Watch: Sale of vitamins and other nutritional products rise due to coronavirus scarelast_img read more