Stephan Lichtsteiner confirms he’s leaving Arsenal in emotional message to fans

Posted On Oct 18 2020 by

first_img Emery reacts to Arsenal’s 4-1 loss to Chelsea in Europa League finalTo 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 9:05FullscreenEmery reacts to Arsenal’s 4-1 loss to Chelsea in Europa League final 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.MORE: Manchester United star Eric Bailly ‘likes’ posts slamming Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford Video Settings Read More by Metro struggling Manchester United captain Harry… Advertisement 1 min. story Read More 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 City‘Dear Gunners, we were close to add an important chapter to this amazing club’s history. But to be close … is unfortunately not good enough. This is hard to accept,’ he said on Instagram.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I’m very disappointed. It was our objective to bring Arsenal back on the highest international level and to win trophies. Both belong to this great club.‘I wish my teammates, my coach and his staff, all hard-working employees and all Gunner fans simply the best!‘I’m confident our team can complete our mission next season! I loved to be a part of this club.‘It was a great challenge and experience without a happy end, unfortunately.‘Thank you very much for your overwhelming support! It was much appreciated!’ Advertisement Full Screen 1/1 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Top articles Metro Sport ReporterMonday 3 Jun 2019 1:47 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.6kShares Coming Nextcenter_img Comment Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Stephan Lichtsteiner has played his last match for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Stephan Lichtsteiner has confirmed that he’s leaving Arsenal in a heartfelt letter to supporters, players and staff.The 35-year-old defender signed a one-year deal with Arsenal last summer after joining on a free transfer from Juventus and made 23 appearances in all competitions under Unai Emery.Hector Bellerin’s season-ending injury in January appeared to open up an opportunity for Lichtsteiner, but Shkodran Mustafi and Ainsley Maitland-Niles were favoured at right-back.Lichtsteiner, who was an unused substitute in the Europa League final, has sent his best wishes to team-mates after their crushing 4-1 defeat to Chelsea in Baku.ADVERTISEMENT Lichtsteiner made 23 appearances for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Former Arsenal star Charlie Nicholas has urged Emery to completely overhaul his defence ahead of the 2019/20 campaign.‘I wouldn’t keep any of the defenders. Maitland-Niles I feel sorry for because he’s not defensive-minded, he’s more of a central midfield player,’ Nicholas told Sky Sports.‘He’s a good athlete but he’s not getting taught how to defend by these players who are on survival courses.‘Koscielny’s been in the deep end now for three years. Arsene Wenger, when he started playing [Nacho] Monreal at centre-back we knew Arsenal were in trouble. I’m sorry to criticise individuals because they give every ounce that they have but they’re not good defensively, I would let them all go whatever it takes.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘I don’t think it will take £150m to get them out and rebuild and build a new dynamic back four. The genuine aspects of it is I think £60m-£70m would make it better than it currently is.‘We have a decent goalkeeper but we need pace and younger legs at the back. Bellerin and [Rob] Holding will come back. It’s time to use the younger players, like [Reiss] Nelson and [Joe] Willock.‘But defensively everything must be pin-pointed to sort the centre of defence and a left-back.’ / Stephan Lichtsteiner confirms he’s leaving Arsenal in emotional message to fans SPONSORED Read More Skip Ad Read More About Connatix V67539 Skip Read More PLAY last_img read more

West Genesee, Marcellus girls win; Ludden falls to South Jefferson

Posted On Sep 17 2020 by

first_img Tags: Bishop LuddenJ-EMarcellusskaneatelesSolvayWest GeneseeWesthill Amid the activity in area girls basketball before the holiday break, West Genesee took out some early-season frustrations while welcoming back its alumni.All of this took place during the Wildcats’ game last Thursday against Corcoran, where after a defeat to Liverpool earlier in the week it came out roaring in a 74-39 win over the Cougars.Up 20-5 through one quarter, WG didn’t let up until it had established a 60-28 margin by the end of the third quarter, doing so with just a single field goal from Catie Cunningham.It was Molly Benetti leading the way thanks to her 16 points as Meredith James earned 12 points. Molly Coyne had seven points as Julia Logana, Emma Garvey, Isabella Commesso and Ellen Kearney had six points apiece.That same night, Westhill continued to go through its own early-season ups and downs, unable to recover from a rough start in a 55-45 defeat to Cazenovia.The Warriors, who fell to 2-3 on the season, were held to four points in the first quarter, and though it stayed within touch through the game’s middle stages, the Lakers were able to pull clear in the closing minutes.No one on Westhill could contain Cazenovia’s Harvard-bound senior forward, Lindsey Lawson, who poured in 28 points, more than twice the total of Jenna Larrabee, who had 13 points. Catherine Dadey had nine points, with Erica Gangemi and Jada Doss earning eight points apiece.Moving to Friday’s action, Marcellus traveled to Homer and was dominant in a 70-34 victory over the Trojans, the Mustangs building a 34-20 edge by halftime and then erupting for 25 points in the third quarter to pull further away.This was a showcase for Hannah Durand and Katie MacLachlan, both of whom set career marks. Durand poured in 29 points, while MacLachlan gained 23 points.As that went on, Solvay faced Jordan-Elbridge, and the Bearcats would improve to 4-1 on the season, earning a 47-27 victory over the Eagles.Defense helped Solvay throughout the game as it held J-E under 10 points in each of the last three quarters.Ryleigh Bidwell had nine points and 13 rebounds, with Gianna D’Agostino getting 13 points. Isabella Macauley and Kaya Watts had seven points apiece as Haley Muehl had six points.Then, on Saturday, Bishop Ludden, who with its 5-0 start had risen to no. 6 in the state Class A rankings, went up north to challenge state Class B no. 1-ranked South Jefferson.It turned out rough for the Gaelic Knights, who fell 60-38 to a Spartans squad who leaned heavily on Jackie Piddock.Hitting on all kinds of shots, Piddock poured in 35 points, adding six assists and four rebounds. She helped South Jefferson, up 32-19 at halftime, outscore Ludden 20-4 in the third quarter to get away.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story last_img read more