Mikel Arteta identifies how Arsenal must improve despite Norwich thrashing

Posted On Oct 18 2020 by

first_imgMikel Arteta knows there is a lot of work to do at Arsenal (Picture: Arsenal FC via Getty Images)After a torrid return to Premier League action, the gloom has lifted over Arsenal somewhat, but manager Mikel Arteta knows there is a lot of work still to do despite thrashing Norwich 4-0 on Wednesday night.The Gunners have now won three games on the bounce, beating Southampton and knocking Sheffield United out of the FA Cup before routing the Canaries at the Emirates.The victory saw Arteta’s side climb to seventh in the table and keep their faint hopes of Champions League football next season alive, just.Arsenal were impressive, but Arteta wants more from his side, especially in terms of concentration, with the Spaniard disappointed with how his players switched off at times during the win over Norwich.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Yeah I’m very happy,’ Arteta told BT Sport. ‘A lot of the things that we worked on, that we are trying to evolve, actually happened in the game. ‘The way we pressed, how aggressive we were, the way we played in the opponent’s half. ‘The first 43 minutes were really good, and after we had lapses and it’s something we have to improve on as a team. ‘The way we ended the first half, giving the ball away in a very dangerous area, and then the way that we started the second half. And then we picked it up again, we made some changes. ‘Overall I am really happy, because I know that every three days is not easy to do what they’re doing.’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 CityArteta appears under no pressure to finish the season in a certain position in the division and is far more concerned about the progress his side are making in adapting to his philosophy.‘I’m not worried about the table now, it’s just about how we keep evolving, and playing better will take us closer to winning football matches,’ said the Spaniard.‘I think we controlling the games much better, we are doing the things that we are constantly talking about and hopefully they can gain confidence, trust, and day-by-day we can be a better team.’Arsenal travel to Wolves on Saturday in a huge match for them if they want to keep their European hopes alive.Wolves are one place and six points ahead of the Gunners going into the contest, having won all three of their games since the return from the coronavirus hiatus.MORE: William Saliba upset with Arsenal over French Cup final decisionMORE: Martin Keown reacts to Bukayo Saka deal and tells Arsenal to prioritise transfer move for top midfielderFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Phil HaighThursday 2 Jul 2020 11:43 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link971Shares Mikel Arteta identifies how Arsenal must improve despite Norwich thrashingcenter_img Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more


Leo Schep: Ecstasy not a safe party drug

Posted On Sep 27 2020 by

first_imgNZ Herald 23 June 2015 – Dr Leo Schep is a toxicologist at the National Poisons CentreIn May 2010, 12 people attending a rave party at a venue called the Cow Palace in Daly City, California, experienced life-threatening complications requiring immediate medical attention; symptoms included seizures and hyperthermia with resultant muscle breakdown and kidney failure.Two died and four had permanent brain and muscle damage and/or kidney injury. Blood samples from those affected and confiscated tablets from the event identified Ecstasy without evidence of other recreational drugs.Ecstasy, also known as methylenedioxymethamphetamine or MDMA, is a recreational drug that is widely used in the party scene in part because of its perceived low toxicity and its recognised euphoric properties. It is an amphetamine-like drug in the same class as methamphetamine, amphetamine and the various “bath salts”. Most of the drugs within this class cause similar adverse effects, though the intensity and risk of injury may vary.While the majority of people who use Ecstasy may not experience obvious complications, described effects that have developed after use include agitation, hallucinations, increased heart rate and high blood-pressure, clenching or grinding of the teeth, and sweating. Although these effects are transient and may not require medical attention, complications of severe toxicity have occurred; these include psychosis, seizure, hyperthermia, muscle breakdown, acute kidney failure, liver injury, adult respiratory distress syndrome, cardiovascular collapse, and death. A further complication resulting from profuse sweating and excessive water consumption can lead to seizure, swelling of the brain and death.More insidious, and less obvious to the users, is the risk of changes within the brain following long-term recreational use of Ecstasy. Animal studies and investigations of human volunteers have consistently shown evidence of such changes, reflected in measurable deficits on some tests of attention, executive function and memory.Many would argue the risk of adverse events following Ecstasy use is low and, in light of other more dangerous amphetamines, it could be regarded as a legitimate alternative to other recreational drugs.http://m.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11469393last_img read more


NFL Draft 2019: SEC completes dominant decade with nine first-round picks

Posted On Aug 26 2020 by

first_imgThe SEC completed a decade of draft dominance with nine first-round picks in the 2019 NFL Draft on Thursday. That edged out the Big Ten and ACC, which had seven first-round picks each. The Pac-12 and Big 12 each had three first-round picks.The SEC dominated again. The conference finished with 95 first-round picks in the last 10 NFL drafts, dating back to 2010. That leads all Power 5 conferences in that decade-long stretch. There is a huge gap between the SEC and the rest of the Power 5 conferences. The ACC (51), Big Ten (45), Pac-12 (43) and Big 12 (37) finished in that order in the last 10 drafts. The SEC had the most first-round picks in every NFL Draft this decade except 2010 and 2015.MORE: 2019 NFL Draft: First-round analysisThat trend continued in 2019. Alabama’s Quinnen Williams (No. 3), LSU’s Devin White (No. 5) and Kentucky’s Josh Allen (No. 7) were top-10 picks.The Crimson Tide led all FBS schools with 28 first-round picks since 2010, a remarkable stretch under coach Nick Saban. Jonah Williams (No. 11) and Joshua Jacobs (No. 24) added to that total. Mississippi State also had three first-round selections in Jeffery Simmons (No. 19), Montez Sweat (No. 26) and Johnathan Abram (No. 27). Georgia’s Deandre Baker (No. 30) rounded out the first-round picks.The SEC also had the No. 1 pick in three drafts in the decade, including Auburn’s Cam Newton (2011), South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney (2014) and Texas A&M’s Myles Garrett (2017).Here’s a look at every first-round pick from the SEC since 2010:YearPickPlayerTeamSchool20105Eric BerryKansas CityTennessee20107Joe HadenClevelandFlorida20108Rolando McClainOaklandAlabama201018Maurkice PounceyPittsburghFlorida201020Kareem JacksonHoustonAlabama201025Tim TebowDenverFlorida201026Dan WilliamsArizonaTennessee20111Cam NewtonCarolinaAuburn20113Marcell DareusBuffaloAlabama20114A.J. GreenCincinnatiGeorgia20115Patrick PetersonArizonaLSU20116Julio JonesAtlantaAlabama201113Nick FairleyDetroitAuburn201115Mike PounceyMiamiFlorida201125James CarpenterSeattleAlabama201128Mark Ingram Jr.New OrleansAlabama201132Derrek SherrodGreen BayMississippi State20123Trent RichardsonClevelandAlabama20126Morris ClaiborneDallasLSU20127Mark BarronTampa BayAlabama201210Stephon GilmoreBuffaloSouth Carolina201212Fletcher CoxPhiladelphiaMississippi State201214Michael BrockersSt. LouisLSU201217Dre KirkpatrickCincinnatiAlabama201218Melvin IngramSan DiegoSouth Carolina201225Dont’a HightowerNew EnglandAlabama20132Luke JoeckelJacksonvilleTexas A&M20136Barkevious MingoClevelandLSU20139Dee MillinerN.Y. JetsAlabama201310Chance WarmackTennesseeAlabama201311D. J. FlukerSan DiegoAlabama201313Sheldon RichardsonN.Y. JetsMissouri201317Jarvis JonesPittsburghGeorgia201318Eric ReidSan FranciscoLSU201323Sharrif FloydMinnesotaFlorida201329Cordarrelle PattersonMinnesotaTennessee201330Alec OgletreeSt. LouisGeorgia201332Matt ElamBaltimoreFlorida20141Jadeveon ClowneyHoustonSouth Carolina20142Greg RobinsonSt. LouisAuburn20146Jake MatthewsAtlantaTexas A&M20147Mike EvansTampa BayTexas A&M201412Odell Beckham Jr.N.Y. GiantsLSU201417C.J. MosleyBaltimoreAlabama201419Ja’Wuan JamesMiamiTennessee201421Ha Ha Clinton-DixGreen BayAlabama201422Johnny ManzielClevelandTexas A&M201423Dee FordKansas CityAuburn201429Dominique EasleyNew EnglandFlorida20153Dante FowlerJacksonvilleFlorida20154Amari CooperOaklandAlabama201510Todd GurleySt. LouisGeorgia201521Cedric OgbuehiCincinnatiTexas A&M201522Bud DupreePittsburghKentucky201523Shane RayDenverMissouri201524D. J. HumphriesArizonaFlorida20169Leonard FloydChicagoGeorgia201611Vernon HargreavesTampa BayFlorida201613Laremy TunsilMiamiOle Miss201617Keanu NealAtlantaFlorida201618Ryan KellyIndianapolisAlabama201623Laquon TreadwellMinnesotaOle Miss201629Robert NkemdicheArizonaOle Miss201631Germann IfediSeattleTexas A&M20171Myles GarrettClevelandTexas A&M20174Leonard FournetteJacksonvilleLSU20176Jamal AdamsN.Y. JetsLSU201714Derek BarnettPhiladelphiaTennessee201716Marlon HumphreyBaltimoreAlabama201717Jonathan AllenWashingtonAlabama201719O. J. HowardTampa BayAlabama201721Jarrad DavisDetroitFlorida201722Charles HarrisMiamiMissouri201723Evan EngramN.Y. GiantsOle Miss201727Tre’Davious WhiteBuffaloLSU201731Reuben FosterSan FranciscoAlabama20188Roquan SmithChicagoGeorgia201811Minkah FitzpatrickMiamiAlabama201813Daron PayneWashingtonAlabama201820Frank RagnowDetroitArkansas201822Rashaan EvansTennesseeAlabama201823Isaiah WynnNew EnglandGeorgia201825Hayden HurstBaltimoreSouth Carolina201826Calvin RidleyAtlantaAlabama201829Taven BryanJacksonvilleFlorida201831Sony MichelNew EnglandGeorgia20193Quinnen WilliamsN.Y. JetsAlabama20195Devin WhiteTampa BayLSU20197Josh AllenJacksonvilleKentucky201911Jonah WilliamsCincinnatiAlabama201919Jeffery SimmonsTennesseeMississippi State201924Josh JacobsOaklandAlabama201926Montez SweatWashingtonMississippi State201927Jonathan AbramOaklandMississippi State201930Deandre BakerN.Y. GiantsGeorgialast_img read more