Advertisement Bukayo Saka has been benched by Mikel Arteta for Arsenal’s trip to Spurs (Getty/Sky)Mikel Arteta admits he will continue to rotate his squad after deciding to drop Bukayo Saka for Arsenal’s north London derby against Tottenham.The 18-year-old has been in superb form since the Premier League restart and has delivered two excellent performances in his last two appearances against Wolves and Leicester City.But Arteta has decided to shake-up his starting line-up for his side’s trip to Spurs and Pepe has been given a place in Arsenal’s attack alongside Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.Saka, who has four goals and 10 assists for Arsenal this season, has been named on the bench.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTWhen asked about the decision to bench Saka, Arteta told Sky Sports: ‘He’s played a lot of games, we have a lot of games coming up, we have to rotate some players, we had some issues during the week.‘Every week will be a little bit different.’ Comment ð Our north London derby team newsâ¦ð¨ð® Pepe returns to the sideð¬ð¦ Auba also startsð«ð· Laca completes the front line#ï¸â£ #TOTARS— Arsenal (@Arsenal) July 12, 2020 Advertisement Mikel Arteta reveals why Bukayo Saka is benched for Arsenal’s clash vs Tottenham Arteta also backed Pepe to shine after missing Arsenal’s last two games.‘Nico has been phenomenal,’ said the Arsenal manager.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‘He had a personal issue 10 days ago – he’s been out, now he’s back in.‘He was firing, he was scoring goials, he was performing really well.‘I have big belief in him again today to make a difference.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 12 Jul 2020 4:26 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link175Shares
Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 8 Sep 2020 6:31 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShares What is the point? Kia Joorabchian slams farcical Mesut Ozil situation at Arsenal Advertisement Comment Advertisement Mesut Ozil has entered the final year of his Arsenal contract (Picture: Getty / talkSPORT)Kia Joorabchian has slammed Arsenal’s treatment of Mesut Ozil and believes they are guilty of wasting two years of the playmaker’s career.The former Germany international committed his long-term future to the Gunners in February 2018, signing a new contract worth a club-record £350,000-a-week.Ozil, however, fell out with Arsene Wenger’s replacement Unai Emery before appearing to get his career back on track under the management of his former Arsenal team-mate Mikel Arteta.The ex-Real Madrid star failed to feature at all during ‘Project Restart’ with Arteta failing to provide a detailed explanation. ADVERTISEMENTThe 32-year-old remains intent on seeing out the final year of his deal, however, and looks set to be handed a lifeline having featured in last weekend’s pre-season friendly defeat against Aston Villa. Mesut Ozil didn’t feature during Arsenal’s run-in last season (Picture: Getty)Joorabchian, who represents three members of Arteta’s first team squad, believes the current Arsenal manager needs to find a role for his highest earner.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘The Ozil situation should have been resolved two years ago,’ he told talkSPORT. ‘What is the point of a player sitting and not playing? Who gains from that?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‘The club doesn’t gain from that. The player is ageing, he doesn’t gain from that. The agent doesn’t gain from that. ‘I mean, I’m not exactly sure other than the fact the player has maybe a monetary gain from getting an income I don’t think anybody really gains from such a situation.‘I can’t really remember us no trying everything to resolve a problem with a player. I just don’t see the point of it.’MORE: Arsenal offered Paris Saint-Germain keeper Alphonse Areola on loan as Emiliano Martinez replacementMORE: Arsenal fans giddy as William Saliba and Gabriel train together for the first timeFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.
The Gusting Seminar is a campus journalism fellowship hosted by the USA Publications held on Sept 21. Members of the University of San Agustin Publications hand over a certificate to Panay News photojournalist Ian Paul Cordero (far right). He is one of the lecturers during the 10th Gusting Journalism Seminar and Workshop on Sept. 21. Photo Courtesy by University of San Agustin Publication. ILOILO City – Seasoned Panay News photojournalist Ian Paul Cordero shared his expertise to over a hundred student journalists during the University of San Agustin (USA) Publications’ 10th Gusting Journalism Seminar and Workshop. During the workshop, Cordero highlighted the importance of basic techniques and photojournalism ethics during his talk – dubbed “Through the eyes, beyond the lens.” The event themed “PENumbra: Finding Light Among the Shadows Thrugh Campus Journalism” consisted of several seminars featuring the leading journalists in Western Visayas, where they shared their expertise to students of the USA and its affiliated schools./PN
Jefferey Epstein has reportedly committed suicide inside a manhattan jail.Epstein was found this morning hanging from his jail cell at Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan around 7:30 a.m according to the New York Times.Last month, Epstein was charged by Manhattan prosecutors for sex-trafficking girls as young as 14 years of age.This story is developing and will have more information.
Murray made history Thursday by becoming the only player ever to be a first-round selection in both the NFL and MLB drafts.The Sooners also become the first team to have back-to-back No. 1 picks at the same position after the Browns took Baker Mayfield first overall in 2018. Kyler Murray might not remember the exact moment he was selected No. 1 overall in the 2019 NFL Draft.”Honestly, I kind of blacked out a little bit,” he said off the stage wearing a Cardinals hat. NFL Draft 2019: Sports world reacts to Kyler Murray pick Murray, the 2018 Heisman Trophy winner, led Oklahoma to a 12-2 record as he threw for 4,361 yards with 42 touchdowns and seven interceptions last season.”It’s been a dream of mine since I was a kid. All the hard work. Everyone [who] has been in my corner pushed me to get here — can’t thank them enough,” Murray said. “I thank God, and just, I mean, this is surreal.” Related News He’ll join newly minted Arizona coach Kliff Kingsbury. Murray has known Kingsbury since his sophomore year of high school when the coach started recruiting him to Texas Tech. Murray eventually went to Texas A&M before transferring to Oklahoma.”I feel we can be very dangerous,” Murray said. “[Kingsbury’s] one of the best in the world at calling plays and offensive mind, so for me, I can’t wait to get up there with him. It’s been a long time coming, and I hope he feels the same.”