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Mikel Arteta calls on Arsenal fans to provide ‘powerful energy’ but knows he must convince them first

first_imgMikel Arteta knows he needs to build the trust of the Arsenal fans (Picture: Getty Images)Mikel Arteta wants Arsenal fans to provide his team with a powerful energy and in turn he promises to make their lives better as they will enjoy watching their team.The new Arsenal boss is desperate to repair a tense relationship between the team and the fans which festered under his predecessor, Unai Emery.A toxic atmosphere had developed at the Emirates, which was part of Granit Xhaka being stripped of the club captaincy after a clash with fans when he was substituted against Crystal Palace earlier in the season.Arteta, who captained the Gunners and won two FA Cups during his time as a player at the club, knows that the fans in north London can be a driving force for success and wants to build on the positive response his team received during his opening match as manager – a 1-1 draw at Bournemouth.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I think energy is everything, in life, in football and in sports. If we are able to generate this it will give us a lift,’ said the Spaniard. Comment Mikel Arteta calls on Arsenal fans to provide ‘powerful energy’ but knows he must convince them first Arteta is looking to foster a relationship with players and fans (Picture: Getty Images)‘I was really pleased with how the fans treated the players [against Bournemouth] and I was happy that the players went to see the fans after the game as well because we need that connection.‘Slowly, we need to build that back to where it was. It’s going to be very powerful for us to use that.’Arteta knows full well that it is a two-way street and the fans need to have some encouragement in order to provide the energy he is looking for, especially when the atmosphere has been so poor in recent weeks.‘Hopefully we can change it,’ Arteta continued. ‘First I need to convince the players and then, if I can convince the players, afterwards we can convince the fans.‘I think it’s very, very important in my job. At the end of the day they’re expecting a lot from us.‘We have to give them enjoyment, we have to make their lives better and, when we win, it will be better because they will be happier.‘It’s our responsibility and we have to do everything we can to achieve that.’Arsenal host Chelsea at the Emirates on Sunday in a huge test for Arteta so early in his managerial career.The draw at Bournemouth left the Gunners 11th in the Premier League table and closer to the bottom three in points than fourth place, where Chelsea currently reside.More: 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 CityAfter the point on the south coast, Arteta insisted his aim for the season was simply to make an impact on the team as quickly as possible.‘My only one now is to review the game and find solutions to do it better,’ he said after the draw with the Cherries.‘To attack better, to concede less on the counter-attack, to defend better and prepare a good training session for them to improve them, that’s all.‘I don’t look at the games against Chelsea or [Manchester] United – it’s now. At the moment the urgency is now. And we need an impact now.’MORE: Paul Scholes names Arsenal’s three key players and the problem Mikel Arteta must sort out firstMORE: Granit Xhaka ‘angry’ with Mikel Arteta after talks over Arsenal exit Phil HaighFriday 27 Dec 2019 11:17 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.4kShares Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Vijay Merchant Trophy: Meghalaya 5 wickets away from 5th consecutive victory

first_imgVijay Merchant TrophyA CorrespondentShillong: Meghalaya are just five wickets away from fifth consecutive victory in the U-16 Vijay Merchant Trophy North East Zone with a day to go against Arunachal Pradesh in Mangaldai, Assam.Arunachal resumed their innings today on 47/8 and were soon all out for 57, 80 runs behind Meghalaya’s first innings score of 137.Nirdesh Baisoya and Meghalaya captain Sudhir Sahani shared the remaining two wickets today.In their second innings Baisoya smashed 100 not out off 172 balls, in an innings that included 14 fours and one six. Three other Meghalaya batsmen got into double figures but couldn’t press on and the team eventually declared on 173/9 after Baisoya reached his ton.That left Arunachal an imposing target of 254 to win, but, although their batting was better the second time around, they ended the second day on 88/5, still needing another 166 for victory. Fast bowler Sahani claimed four wickets for 29 runs, while Baisoya took the other (1/13). Also Read: Sports Newslast_img read more

Syracuse volleyball tops Clemson in 4 sets

first_img Published on October 14, 2016 at 10:07 pm Contact Kaci: klwasile@syr.edu Syracuse (5-12, 4-3 Atlantic Coast) beat Clemson (5-13, 0-7) in four close sets, 3-1, on Friday, kicking off its longest road trip of the season.Santita Ebangwese and Leah Levert led the Orange in kills, scoring 14 and 13 respectively. Levert led the team in blocks with nine.Syracuse fell to Clemson in the first set, 25-22. Clemson scored the first four points of the set and was leading 7-4 when the Orange came back with a four-point run, overtaking the Tigers 8-7. The two teams were knotted at 15 points apiece but then Clemson charged ahead to take a 19-16 lead and eventually take the set.The Orange came back, winning the next three sets, though. Each of the three were relatively back and forth. A big moment for Syracuse came in the second set when it was down 11-16. SU scored 11 of the next 14 points to go up 22-19. It kept the lead until the 25-23 final.The third and fourth sets went very similar to the second, ending 27-25 and 25-23 respectively. The lead switched often between the two teams.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThrough four sets, the score was tied 43 times.The win was SU’s third straight against Clemson.The orange will continue its road trip on Sunday against Georgia Tech (14-5, 5-2). Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Popular Book Sale Expands Its Reach to Further Benefit Homeless

first_imgFacebook69Tweet0Pin0Submitted by the Olympia Unitarian Universalist CongregationHow do you move over 10,000 used books donated from the community to one building for a giant book sale? It takes enthusiastic volunteers and a good cause.  Books, Brownies and Beans is one of the largest one-day used book sales in the South Sound. Now in its 14th, year, this popular used book sale is organized by the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation (OUUC). Over the years it has raised a total of almost $80,000 to benefit the homeless.“This year we are broadening our efforts in order to contribute to more organizations out there helping the homeless,” said Sally Brennard, of the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation. Past sales benefitted Out of the Woods homeless shelter at the OUUC. This year proceeds from the sale will go to additional organizations, like Sidewalk, Community Youth Services, Quixote Village and Interfaith Works’ overnight shelter and warming center.Books, Brownies and Beans has gained a loyal following of serious and casual book enthusiasts who appreciate the huge selection of books at bargain prices. Books come from every corner of the literary world, from Pulitzer Prize winners to textbooks and everything in between. There is also a café selling a selection of fresh baked brownies, hot beverages, plus other treats. Live music plays throughout the day provided by a talented collection of musicians who rotate through.“The best thing about this sales is how the community comes together to make it happen. We’ve got more than 100 volunteers who collect, sort, and stack the thousands of books that are donated. And of course we’ve got the book lovers who line up early in the morning to buy the books. And the money goes to a great cause. It’s win, win, win,” said Mark Swanson, of the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation.In 2016, during a remodel of the church, the sale was conducted online only. There were concerns among organizers that the missed year would affect the donations and turnout for the following year. “But nope,” said Linda Crabtree, a past organizer. “The next year the whole doggone building was covered with books and people were lined up before our doors even opened – and it was 18°F out!” she added.Books, Brownies and Beans takes place on Saturday, February 25, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Olympia Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 2315 Division St. NW, Olympia, WA 98502. There is no entrance fee and visitors are encouraged to bring their own tote bags.last_img read more

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Mbappe: I’m no copy of Henry

first_imgKylian Mbappé Mbappe honoured by Henry comparisons but is no ‘copy’ of anyone Ryan Benson Last updated 2 years ago 21:35 10/24/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) KylianMbappe - cropped Bongarts Kylian Mbappé PSG Olympique Marseille Ligue 1 While the 18-year-old is grateful to be likened to the Arsenal great, he wants to forge his own identity in the years ahead Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe is honoured by comparisons with France great Thierry Henry, but urged people to not see him as a “copy” of the Arsenal legend.Mbappe announced himself to the world with Monaco last season, playing a starring role as Leonardo Jardim’s men won the Ligue 1 title and reached the Champions League semi-finals.Mbappe 22/1 to be CL top scorer Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Monaco’s talent pool was raided by a number of Europe’s leading clubs ahead of the 2017-18 campaign and Mbappe was the biggest name to depart, joining PSG in a loan deal which will be made permanent for €160 million (plus bonuses) next year.Kylian Mbappe PSGHis style of play and obvious ability have seen him likened to ex-Arsenal superstar Henry and, although he is grateful for such praise, the 2017 Golden Boy winner is adamant that he has a lot to improve.”It’s an honour to me,” he told Tuttosport. “But it does not impact on me.”I want to be known as myself, not as someone else’s copy. I know people expect a lot from me, but I’m not that player who leaves a mark on every game.”I have to work so hard. My young age will never be an excuse.”Mbappe has also already made a serious impression on the international stage with France and, barring a serious injury or major dip in form, he will surely be a certainty for their squad next year’s World Cup.@KMbappe receives his Golden Boy award tonight in Monaco ! pic.twitter.com/kwSVx6NQIU— PSG English (@PSG_English) October 23, 2017France will be among the favourites to lift the famous trophy, though Mbappe knows that will only happen with maturity.”For France, the talent is not lacking,” he said. “But you need to think about the chemistry of the team.”We are a young group and this can allow us to grow and mature at the same time as such an important tournament.”last_img read more