Unai Emery responds to Arsenal fans after Granit Xhaka is booed during Aston Villa win

first_img Metro Sport ReporterMonday 23 Sep 2019 9:25 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link526Shares Advertisement Comment Unai Emery responds to Arsenal fans after Granit Xhaka is booed during Aston Villa win Advertisementcenter_img Granit Xhaka was booed by Arsenal fans at the Emirates on Sunday (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has offered his backing to Granit Xhaka after the midfielder was booed by sections of Arsenal’s support during Sunday’s 3-2 victory over Aston Villa.The 26-year-old was replaced by Joe Willock with 18 minutes remaining as Arsenal trailed 2-1 at the Emirates and he was jeered by fans as he made his way off the pitch.Xhaka has captained Arsenal this season following the summer departure of Laurent Koscielny but he has struggled for form during the opening weeks of the campaign.Emery is adamant, though, that Xhaka is an important part of his plans and urged the fans to show him and his teammates support moving forward.ADVERTISEMENT Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the winner with a late free-kick (Picture: Getty)Aston Villa were twice in front during the game with John McGinn and Wesley both on the scoresheet either side of a Nicolas Pepe penalty after Ainsley Maitland-Niles had been sent off.Arsenal came back to win the game, though, with Calum Chambers and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring in the final ten minutes to secure a vital win.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 Unai Emery has offered his support to Granit Xhaka (Picture: Getty) Emery’s thoughts after Arsenal’s comeback 3-2 win over Aston VillaTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 8:31FullscreenEmery’s thoughts after Arsenal’s comeback 3-2 win over Aston Villahttps://metro.co.uk/video/emerys-thoughts-arsenals-comeback-3-2-win-aston-villa-2011282/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Speaking post-match, Emery said: ‘My opinion is we need our supporters and we need our supporters helping each player but our responsibility is to transmit our capacity, our spirit, our commitment and behaviour. And Xhaka is doing that.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He played very well on Thursday and also last week in Watford he played with a good individual performance. Today I changed him because on Thursday he played 90 minutes and [I] prefer to use fresh players for today a chance for him but for me Xhaka is a very good player for us.‘He has a very big commitment here. He is improving and I am not asking the people to support him but I am sure that he is going to achieve the best thing individually and collectively for the supporters to help him.’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 CityWhen asked whether Xhaka was hurt by the criticism, Emery responded: ‘We are professionals. The coach and the players. Xhaka is an experienced player and he knows that sometimes we can say criticism.‘We need to be mature and experienced to continue working and the next match is another challenge for the team, individually also, to do our work and really for me he is a very important player.‘I am going to support him. I am also going to decide when he can play and when not but he’s an important player with his commitment and his behaviour is great.’last_img read more

Governor Wolf Continues Push to Vote “No” on Hurtful AHCA as House Debate Continues

first_imgGovernor Wolf Continues Push to Vote “No” on Hurtful AHCA as House Debate Continues March 24, 2017 SHARE Email Facebook Twittercenter_img Healthcare,  Latest News,  National Issues,  Press Release,  Public Health Harrisburg, PA – As U.S. House members continue to debate the American Health Care Act (AHCA) in Washington D.C., Governor Wolf is reiterating his strong opposition to the bill in a letter to the Pennsylvania delegation, again urging them to vote no and stressing that the amendments that remove essential health benefits will have devastating effects on millions of Pennsylvanians.“The original text of the AHCA, if put into practice, would have devastating consequences for Pennsylvanians and our economy,” Governor Wolf said in a letter to delegates. “But recent amendments have made a bad situation worse.“Essential health benefits, which the Affordable Care Act guaranteed so insurance companies had to at least establish a baseline for “minimum” coverage, have been removed. That means that prescription drugs, maternity benefits and newborn care, emergency services, and mental health care, among others, will no longer be required elements of health coverage.”Governor Wolf has made protecting care for millions of Pennsylvanians, who could see their coverage eliminated or diminished by the AHCA, a top priority. The AHCA would also have wide-ranging negative impacts on Pennsylvania’s economy by increasing costs for older and vulnerable residents and sharply increasing the amount of uncompensated care provided by already struggling small and rural hospitals.Read the full text of the letter below:Dear Congressman,Thank you for your continued engagement this week as you consider the American Health Care Act (AHCA). As you prepare to debate and vote on the AHCA on the House Floor today, I wanted to take one last opportunity to urge you to vote no.The original text of the AHCA, if put into practice, would have devastating consequences for Pennsylvanians and our economy. But recent amendments have made a bad situation worse. Essential health benefits, which the Affordable Care Act guaranteed so insurance companies had to at least establish a baseline for “minimum” coverage, have been removed. That means that prescription drugs, maternity benefits and newborn care, emergency services, and mental health care, among others, will no longer be required elements of health coverage. Decisions about essential health benefits would be left up to states but significantly reduced federal funding will force states to make one of two decisions – offer the same benefits to a smaller number of people or offer a smaller benefit package to the same number of people. In either case, all the progress we have made to improve health outcomes, reduce the number of uninsured individuals, and serve people in better, more efficient ways will be reversed as benefits are cut and less people are served.It appears that the purpose of the legislative process, to engage in meaningful deliberations that determine the viability of laws and whether they make practical sense in implementation, has been lost in this debate. It has been replaced instead with piecemeal amendments intended to shore up individual votes that continue to strip coverage from more and more people. For the sake of the people of Pennsylvania, and for all Americans, I urge you to vote no on this hurtful and extreme piece of legislation.Sincerely,Tom WolfGOVERNORlast_img read more

Florida Sec. of State Detzner orders statewide machine recount

first_imgA release from the office of Florida’s Secretary of State indicated the first unofficial set of returns for the U.S. Senate, Governor and Commissioner of Agriculture races in Floridahas met the statutory threshold to trigger a machine recount. As required under Florida law, a statewide machine recount has been ordered by the Secretary of State.   The results of the machine recount (also referred to as the second unofficial set of returns) are due no later than 3 p.m. on Thursday, November 15 to the Florida Department of State. Florida’s timeline for the reporting and certification of election results, which includes the process for possible recounts for any races on the ballot, is available in detail on the Division of Elections website.  For additional background information on the recount process, please see Sections 102.141(7) and 102.166, Fla. Stat. (2013), and Rule 1S-2.031, Fla. Admin. Code.last_img read more