Arsenal fans giddy as William Saliba and Gabriel train together for the first time

first_imgThe sheer size of Saliba and Gabriel…Oh boy!! #Arsenal— Bernard Jo Garrett (@IamJoDboss) September 8, 2020 Advertisement Arsenal begin the 2020/21 campaign with a trip to London rivals Fulham (Picture: Getty)There were some bold predictions as giddy fans got their first glimpse of Saliba and Gabriel on the training ground together – could these two help lead Arsenal into a new era under Arteta? The next #Campbell and #Toure#Saliba #Gabriel #AFCGO #AFC #COYG #Arsenal— AFC GO (@TheAFCGo) September 8, 2020 Arsenal fans giddy as William Saliba and Gabriel train together for the first time Comment They are hereAnd they are perfect 😍😍🤩Arsenal new CB pairing William Saliba and Gabriel Magalhaes in training#AFC #arsenal— KT SWINGS (@kt_leftie) September 8, 2020 Huge pressure and expectation on the shoulders of Saliba & Gabriel this season. Confident they will shine ! ✨— Osman (@OsmanZtheGooner) September 8, 2020Gabriel, who will be wearing the No.6 shirt at Arsenal, is looking forward to playing alongside Saliba and is confident the young Frenchman has the quality to become a key player for the club. ‘I know Saliba is a talented young player and if he is joining Arsenal it is because of his quality,’ he told Arsenal’s official website.‘We have a few friends in common and I did play against him before.‘He is a great player and I am sure we will get along very well.’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 ArsenalThe Brazilian is also relishing the chance to team up with fellow countryman David Luiz, who he idolised as a youngster making his way in the game.‘For sure David is an example, he is a player I admire very much,’ Gabriel added.‘I was always a big fan of him and everything he achieved.‘I watched him since I was a kid, I played video games with his character and today it is a dream come true to be here with him and hopefully play next to him soon.’Which player will have a bigger future at Arsenal?William Saliba0%Gabriel0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Willian ‘wooed’ by Mikel Arteta’s plan for ArsenalMORE: How Julian Draxler has reacted to Leeds United transfer interest GABRIEL AND SALIBAAAAAAAAAAAQ— saliba szn⚡️ (@hayatelseedd) September 8, 2020center_img William Saliba x Gabriel Magalhaes Keeping the most clean sheets next season. Save this tweet.— WelBeast (@WelBeast) September 8, 2020 The Saliba x Gabriel decade starts now— C. (@afcwrld) September 8, 2020 Arsenal’s first-team squad were put through their paces on Tuesday (Picture: Getty)Arsenal conceded 48 goals in the Premier League last season and supporters are hopeful their two new arrivals will help fix the side’s leaky defence.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe Gunners kick off the season at Craven Cottage in just four days’ time and Saliba and Gabriel were put through their paces on Tuesday as Arteta’s players stepped up their preparations to face newly-promoted Fulham. William Saliba and Gabriel took part in drills with their new Arsenal team-mates (Picture: Getty)William Saliba and Gabriel have been pictured training together for the first time at London Colney this week and it’s fair to say Arsenal fans are getting rather excited about their new-look central defence ahead of the 2020/21 campaign. France Under-20 international Saliba was the first of the two to join as he swapped Saint-Etienne for Arsenal back in July 2019 but the 19-year-old returned to the Ligue 1 club on loan last season so is yet to play a competitive match for the Gunners.Mikel Arteta will be delighted to have inherited Saliba from the Unai Emery era but the Spaniard has been determined to further strengthen his options at centre-half this summer – and his wishes were granted last week as Arsenal wrapped up a £27 million agreement with Lille for Gabriel, 22. Look at the size of Gabriel and Saliba. This is what I’m talking about 😍— Jax Teller (@SVNdombele) September 8, 2020 Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 8 Sep 2020 5:34 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link21.7kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

Sheriff’s Cup to be held this weekend in Ellsworth

first_imgELLSWORTH — This year’s Sheriff’s Cup basketball tournament is set to be held this weekend at four gymnasiums around the city.The action begins when the Down East Family YMCA A boys’ team takes on Team Rust Buckets at 4 p.m. tomorrow, March 8, and concludes with the championship games Sunday, March 10. Games will be held at Ellsworth High School’s Katsiaficas Gymnasium, both Ellsworth Elementary-Middle School gyms and the DEFY gym.Last year, the DEFY boys’ team ended a 15-year title drought with a 5-1 record after beating Holden’s Holbrook School and Downeast Pride of Northfield and earning three wins over Brewer. On the girls’ side, the MDI A team beat Lubec and Glenburn and posted two wins each against Hampden and Houlton to win the championship.This year’s tournament will feature 20 boys’ teams and 13 girls’ teams. It will raise money for various charities throughout Hancock County.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Cricket News India hold nerve in Wellington ODI, clinch series 4-1 with tough win

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. The partnership neared 100 but then disaster struck as complete miscommunication between Rayudu and Shankar resulted in the Tamil Nadu all-rounder being run-out for a vital 45. Jadhav came in and Rayudu notched up his 10th fifty with back-to-back fours off de Grandhomme. With the end overs coming, both batsmen found the boundary on a regular basis.Pandya assault hurts New ZealandRayudu gave India the ideal platform towards the end overs by whacking two sixes off Colin Munro, one an 87 meter six that sailed into the third tier of the Westpac stadium. Two further fours off Henry got him closer to a century but on 90, he sliced a full ball from Henry to be caught at extra cover. Couple of overs later, Jadhav dragged a slow off-cutter back onto the stumps and India was in danger of not finishing well. Enter Hardik Pandya and he changed the course of the game with some big hits.In the 47th over, Pandya launched legspinner Todd Astle for three consecutive sixes and punished Boult with a swivel pull six on one leg to fine leg. Pandya blasted two fours and his fifth six off James Neesham as he looked set for a quick fifty but his dismissal thanks to a fine catch from Boult helped India end on 252.Shami strikes in the powerplayMohammed Shami has been vital in the Indian bowling line-up for his ability to take quick wickets in the powerplay and he delivered yet again. Henry Nicholls (8) and Colin Munro (24) fell to the right-arm pacer and Pandya, having hurt New Zealand with the bat, got rid of Taylor for 1 with a delivery that nipped back in. However, it was disaster for New Zealand as Taylor did not opt for the review but replays showed that the ball was going over the stumps.Kane Williamson and Tom Latham stitched a 67-run stand and made smooth progress but Kedar Jadhav enhanced his reputation as a partnership-breaker as Williamson mistimed the short ball to be caught by Dhawan at deep midwicket for 39. Pouncing on the opening, Yuzvendra Chahal ran through the middle order with three wickets but New Zealand had some hope with James Neesham batting well.Neesham struck two boundaries off Shami and launched Bhuvneshwar for a four and six over deep square leg. However, some brilliant presence of mind from MS Dhoni resulted in his run-out and despite Matt Henry hitting two sixes off Pandya, New Zealand had an uphill task and India sealed the game in style.“Coming here and beating NZ at home wasn’t going to be easy. The achievement we’ve had today is a great achievement to have,” Rohit said after the game. Indeed, after going undefeated in all formats in Australia and winning in New Zealand after 10 years, the feeling is one of immense pride. highlights India won the fifth match by 35 runs to win the series 4-1.India won a series against New Zealand after 10 years.Ambati Rayudu hit his 10th fifty. New Delhi: When the Wellington ODI started, it seemed that India’s batsmen were all set to repeat their shocker in Hamilton. Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Shubman Gill and MS Dhoni departed cheaply and New Zealand were on top. However, Ambati Rayudu’s 90, combined with his 98-run stand and 74-run partnership with Vijay Shankar and Kedar Jadhav revived India and it took a 22-ball blitz from Hardik Pandya to help India reach a good total of 252. Mohammed Shami and Yuzvendra Chahal showed their mettle as Rohit Sharma’s side held on for a 35-run win in Wellington on Sunday to win the four-match series 4-1.The victory displayed India’s mental strength and their ability to stage a turnaround in case the top order did not contribute. Rohit won the toss and chose to bat stating that the “wanted to test ourselves in such situations.” They were immediately put to the sword. Rohit (2) was cleaned up by a full outswinger from Matt Henry while Shikhar Dhawan (6) upper-cut a short ball from Trent Boult to be caught at deep backward point. Shubman Gill (7) was undone by a Henry delivery which stuck on the wicket and was caught at cover point while Dhoni (1) survived an LBW appeal on review but was undone by a peach from Boult who breached his defences with a delivery that straightened on off stump.Rayudu and Shankar were confronted with a difficult situation. Rayudu took his time and at one point, operated at a strike-rate of 5. New Zealand conceded some extras which released the pressure slightly. With both batsmen getting their eye in, both found the boundary on a regular basis. Rayudu broke the shackles with a four to fine leg and a six straight down the ground of Colin de Grandhomme.last_img read more

#GPLWk10: Legon Cities, Great Olympics play out 1-1 draw in Accra derby

first_imgAccra Great Olympics came from a goal down to hold Legon Cities to a 1-1 draw at the Accra Sports Stadium on February 14, 2020.The first half of the game ended 1-1 with both sides very much playing for the win.The second half was a similar story to the first but neither side could find the back of the net.Legon Cities started the game well and dominated in the first 15 minutes of the game.The home side of the day took the lead courtesy of a goal from Yakubu Mohammed.He picked up a through pass from Maxwell Oppong, who had dribbled past three defenders before laying a pass to Yakubu, who rounded Sowah Ernest in the Olympics goal and slotted in the opener in the 26th minute.Sulley Ibrahim grabbed the equalizer for Accra Great Olympics in the 39th minute of the game.He picked up a loose ball outside the 18-yard-box, raced through on the right flank and smashed home the equalizer leaving goalkeeper Fatau Dauda with no chance.Accra Great Olympics, however, came closest to grabbing the win but Isaac Gyamfi fluffed his effort wide.Referee Rustum Senorgbe, in the 87th minute, waved his arms to signal no penalty after Ernest Sowah appeared to have tripped Jabila Abdul Karim who attempted to round up.The game ended 1-1, a result Accra Great Olympics will be most pleased about having been behind.last_img read more


first_imgTwo weeks ago, just about the time we agreed to write about women in power and their role in coaching, mentoring and promoting other less privileged women, the Liberian Women in Business Empowerment Network –USA (LWBEN) approached me on highlighting the benefits I have received, both professionally and personally, from women supporting each other. “Great minds,” the popular saying goes, “think alike.” Two years ago, I wrote about the support I received from powerful women: from my mother, schoolteachers to professional mentors. Please find time to read our column, Women of Peace, on this important subject matter.Over the past weeks, dialogue among volunteer peace messengers has focused on women in power and how these women have used their positions to assist other women. The views and reviews have been mixed and opinions have differed. Some young women, even among volunteer peace messengers, are of the opinion that women in power are just in it for themselves, their families and friends. Most are engaged to serve themselves. Young women feel isolated, neglected and demotivated. They gave several examples, in work places, learning institutions and places of worship, of how some women in power are discourteous, selfish, self-serving, greedy and counterproductive.A few young women acknowledged and even recognized that women in power are knowledgeable and of substance. They argued that these women are generally kind, generous and proactive. They help other women to thrive without fear, favor or fraternity. In my opinion, I have come across the good and bad. I have benefited immensely from these encounters by learning from them. Women in power are life-giving arteries that support other women; it is our responsibility to know how to take full advantage of our encounters with women in power.The purpose of this article is to acknowledge the inherent merits in both opinions and to trigger a revolution for action. Every revolution needs the first spark, and African women are fortunate to have two sparks in President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee.We are convinced that women need to do more and as the LWBEN states, it is our hope that more Liberian women in power would step up and support each other. It is not enough to support one person and believe we have contributed our quota to humanity. Along the way, we would be disappointed by a younger generation of women, but this should not deter us. Our hard work and commitment to others should serve as inspiration to other women. It is socially and economically unacceptable to ignore our young women.As young women, we need to define our career paths and approach these paths with real meaning and purpose. There is a great need for young people to identify mechanisms to engage women in power and mobilize them to support our growth path. The opportunities for engagement, volunteerism, internship, exchange programs and resource linkages would have huge implications for women’s empowerment and addressing emerging human issues.Until next week when we come to you with Part Two of our series on women in power, let peace be your watch word – peace first, peace above all else. May peace prevail on earth!Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more