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 finalhttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-reacts-arsenals-4-1-loss-chelsea-europa-league-final-1935292/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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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


Education Ministry launches three week numeracy training program

Posted On Sep 26 2020 by

first_img Share Tweet 64 Views   one comment Share EducationLocalNewsPrimarySecondary Education Ministry launches three week numeracy training program by: – January 17, 2012center_img Share Sharing is caring! Education Minister Petter Saint Jean. Photo credit: GIS NewsThe Ministry of Education has officially launched a three-week numeracy training program in Dominica.The program which was launched at the Conference Room of the Windsor Park Stadium on Monday falls under an ongoing numeracy consultancy as part of the Dominica Education Enhancement Project (DEEP) funded by the Caribbean Development Bank.Minister for Education and Human Resource Development Petter Saint-Jean who delivered the feature address, said the education system must be prepared to build intelligence among students. “The education system must be prepared to build the intelligences to allow our students to become citizens who are able to independently understand the world around them. This training is necessary, it is timely and well positioned as our major stakeholders will be trained in the issues relating to math in Dominica,” he said.Meantime Project Coordinator Randolph Felix says the project which is funded by the Caribbean Development Bank is moving along “relatively smoothly”. “When the project was launched on July 5, 2010, it was done with much pump and fan fare. There was great expectation, excitement and hope, about what could be achieved from its successful implementation. This project, the Education Enhancement Project, is a Government of Dominica initiative, supported by an EC$11.3m loan from the Caribbean Development Bank, is now a few months short of the half way stage is moving along relatively smoothly,” he said.He said the Early Screening and Diagnosis Consultancy started on Oct 1, 2011. Photo credit; clare-clam-ack.com“We have already received the Inception Report and await the Special Education Report, which we will receive before the end of this month. The training of some sixty teachers will take place towards the end of the academic year and so will the procurement of the Special Education learning material,” he added.He said the Curriculum Development and Multi Grade Consultancies are currently out for tendering. “We expect tenders to be returned in Feb and it is our hope, that all things being equal, we will launch these consultancies, no later than May 2012. Your being here today is a direct result of yet another consultancy is which is well on its way – The Primary Education Numeracy Consultancy or the Numeracy Consultancy for short. The life span of this consultancy is fifteen months with the operational period being Oct 15, 2011 to Jan 14, 2013,” he explained further.According to Felix, the performance of students in key examinations, National Assessments in Grade 2, 4 and 6 and the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CXC) show consistent poor performance in Mathematics. “Exceedingly low scores in these exams, point to the need to address with great urgency the problems associated with the teaching/learning of numeracy in the education system. This consultancy therefore is designed to assist the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development in implementing a pilot program in numeracy at the primary school level,” he explained.He noted further that the intervention will improve student achievement in mathematics at the primary school level and reverse the current poor attainment levels. “The pilot to be implemented in every school, targets grade two teachers, and will equip them with the training, resources, supervision and support and the school based institutional framework to effectively deliver instructions in mathematics,” he added.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more


When does the January transfer window close? The dates in the Premier League, La Liga and more

Posted On Aug 26 2020 by

first_imgJanuary transfer window datesBelow are the opening and closing dates of the transfer windows in the major leagues across the world according to FIFA’s transfer windows calendar.CountryTop leagueOpen dateClose dateArgentinaPrimera DivisionJanuary 21February 20BrazilBrasileiraoJanuary 10April 3ChinaSuper LeagueJanuary 1February 28EnglandPremier LeagueJanuary 1January 31FranceLigue 1January 1January 31GermanyBundesligaJanuary 1January 31ItalySerie AJanuary 3January 18NetherlandsEredivisieJanuary 3January 31PortugalPrimeira LigaJanuary 3February 2RussiaPremier LeagueJanuary 23February 22SpainLa LigaJanuary 2January 31TurkeySuper LigJanuary 4January 31When does the Premier League transfer window close?Although clubs can put agreements in place before the window opens, English sides can officially start registering new players from midnight on January 1 and have until January 31.Teams have until 11pm GMT (6pm ET) that day to agree their deals and get paperwork sent to the governing body, but some details can then be finalised a few hours after that if extra time is needed to get a move over the line.When do European transfer windows close? Just like in England, the transfer windows in Germany, France, and Spain open as soon as the New Year commences and run until the night of January 31.Despite not being able to do business until two days later than their counterparts, teams in Netherlands and Italy also have until the last day of the month to finish up, while in Portugal they have until February 2.Russia have a bit of a delay in their windows due to the timing of their seasons, as they can bring in signings from January 23 until February 22.When do transfer windows close across the rest of the world? But now, this year, with the rest of Europe’s top sides gearing up for an intense end to the season with their domestic and Champions League campaigns to think about, some other big spenders could enter the market to boost their chances of winning the big prizes.Some European leagues have a bit more time to get their affairs in order, however, as the time the window closes varies for each country. Related News The January transfer window is open and the football world is eagerly anticipating more high-profile deals to take place.Last year, soap operas surrounding the likes of Philippe Coutinho, Virgil van Dijk and Diego Costa all took place in January as Barcelona, Liverpool and Atletico Madrid spent big money to get their most important deals finished within the first week. ‘Mkhitaryan had a problem with Mourinho’ – Armenia boss welcomes Arsenal move Getty https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/GOAL/4f/1/christian-pulisic-borussia-dortmund_vinbkieitaim1qwoxgi0oxzz2.jpg?t=-1404962713&w=500&quality=80center_img Transfer window: When it was introduced, dates & everything you need to know Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/GOAL/dc/b6/gonzalo-higuain-ac-milan-2018-19_1vziz5ogpe1ar1jf101c8ezdgk.jpg?t=-542364393&w=500&quality=80 Mercenary? Alexis Sanchez has joined the biggest club in England Seemingly sniffing around Europe’s top divisions and looking to lure top players with lucrative wages, Chinese Super League teams have a few extra weeks to prepare for the start of their 2018 campaign.The window opens on January 1 for clubs in China, but they can keep dipping into Europe and beyond until February 28.Meanwhile, in South America, Argentina’s window runs until February 7 after opening on Monday January 8, while Brazilian clubs get almost two extra months to get their squads in shape before it shuts on April 2.last_img read more


Kimanzi aims first win with Harambee Stars

Posted On Jan 6 2020 by

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars head coach Francis Kimanzi issues instructions during a training session at the Kasarani Stadium on September 5, 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 17 – Since his re-appointment as Harambee Stars head coach, Francis Kimanzi is yet to register a win with the national football team, he has however set that as his target when he leads his charges to facing Togo in Monday night’s 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier at the Kasarani Stadium.Kimanzi, who led Harambee Stars to their final session on the eve of the match, will be looking to build on confidence they picked away in Alexandria where they came a goal down to hold Egypt 1-1. He will be however be without injured Ayub Timbe and goal keeper Patrick Matasi with the Chinese based winger having picked a knock during the Egypt match.Harambee Stars winger Ayub Timbe picked an injury during their match against Egypt PHOTO/Timothy Olobulu“The players are motivated and focused on tomorrow’s (Monday) match. We had a lot of positives to pick from our draw against Egypt. We will be looking to build on that and I am confident we will post positive results,” Kimanzi said.“Our medical team is having a look at them but I think the match will be too soon for them. We, however, have enough depth in the team,” he confirmed on Timbe and Matasi injuries.Tickets will retail at Sh200 for terraces and Sh500 for VIP and will be sold on match day at Kenya Cinema, Ngomongo Roundabout, Opposite Safari Park Hotel and outside Kasarani’s Gate 12.Since making a comeback to the national football team as head coach, Kimanzi has so far drawn two matches against Uganda in friendly and Egypt in AFCON Qualifier and lost once against Mozambique in a build up match.A win for Stars will keep alive their dream of a back-to-back qualification to the Cup of Nations to be hosted in Cameroon.0Shares0000(Visited 21 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more