Unai Emery confirms Arsenal players will leave club as consequence of Europa League final defeat

first_img Comment Advertisement Unai Emery confirms Arsenal players will leave club as consequence of Europa League final defeat Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 31 May 2019 7:43 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.1kShares Unai Emery has admitted he has to trim his squad (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Unai Emery has hinted at a wave of departures this summer after the club failed to qualify for the Champions League.The Gunners were humiliated by Chelsea, who inflicted a crushing 4-1 defeat on their Premier League rivals in the Europa League final on Wednesday.The defeat means Arsenal will spend a third consecutive season in the Europa League and Emery’s budget is expected to be a modest £45million.Emery’s been told that he can boost that budget by player sales and the Spaniard’s hinted that there will be several departures this summer.ADVERTISEMENT Arsenal will listen to offers for Ozil (Picture: Getty)‘Our idea is to continue to carry on and improve with the young players that have arrived,’ Emery said.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Maybe some players need to leave but it’s not the moment to speak about that.’‘We have the possibility for a lot of players to improve. We have young players getting the first experience of a final and I am positive for our future with young players getting better in our way.‘I am very proud of our work, not very proud to not achieve our target, but proud of our work because I think the players did all they could to achieve our target and we are closer to other teams.‘The next year we can continue with the same team with some players coming to help us get better’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 ArsenalNacho Monreal looks set to leave the club as Arsenal are yet to offer him a new deal, while Laurent Koscielny could be sold as he’s entering the final 12 months of his deal.Stephan Lichtsteiner and Carl Jenkinson are set to be release, while Aaron Ramsey joins Juventus in July.Arsenal will listen to offers for Mesut Ozil but the German’s £350,000-a-week wages are a huge stumbling block.MORE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer driving Manchester United’s interest in Chelsea starlet Reece Jameslast_img read more

Adam Cole – Football INDEX – The growing appeal of football trading

first_img Spotlight ups matchday commentary reach and capacity for new EPL Season  August 21, 2020 Premier League looks to broadcast every behind-closed-door fixture August 28, 2020 Related Articles Share QPR names Football Index as new shirt sponsor August 21, 2020 Share Submit StumbleUpon Football INDEX is the world’s first football stock market, enabling users to buy and sell real money shares in the world’s top footballers.Detailing how the site accumulated 100,000 users across the UK, with a number of single trading days in excess of £1 million, as well as analysing future plans for expansion, Adam Cole, Founder and CEO of Football INDEX spoke to SBC. SBC: Hi Adam, could you reveal more about the appeal of Football INDEX?Adam Cole: The Football INDEX proposition is simple and appealing – build value in your portfolio (capital appreciation), earn dividends (ROI) based on your football knowledge, and ultimately sell at a profit. We are regulated by the UK Gambling Commission and profits are exempt from Capital Gains.With Football INDEX, football ‘traders’ can earn dividends based on their football knowledge and the on-pitch performance and media profile of players in their portfolio. They can build a portfolio of players of their choice and aren’t restricted by selecting from a single team.Powered by Opta data, we have invested over £2.5 million in developing an innovative, proprietary platform and user-friendly app, allowing fans to earn dividends on their football portfolio 365 days a year, with multiple profit opportunities. Since launching in October 2015, the concept has rapidly gained traction.  SBC: What is the key target market Football INDEX aims to reach? AC: Football Index fills a vacant space between two massive markets – football sports betting and Fantasy Football – but has advantages over both. Fantasy Football, for example, requires an unflagging weekly commitment and there’s very little financial gain or reward (other than bragging rights).Football betting is the largest sportsbook activity in the UK. However, betting can be brutal and expensive – it is focused heavily on quick ‘event’ outcomes.With Football INDEX, we offer extended entertainment value and intellectual stimulation combined with the thrill of a bet. Our value proposition is unrivalled by any other product on the market. Our users – or ‘football traders’ – are typically smart football fans who find the concept of Football Index more intellectually satisfying and generally more rewarding than regular betting. Football fans in particular those who understand fantasy football and those with a an understanding of markets are a key demographic. Our users are spread across all age groups but are predominantly between the ages of 20 and 45. SBC: Can you outline some of the key factors that dictate whether a player’s value decreases or increases? AC: ‘Performance Dividends’ pay out to traders based on footballers’ on-pitch performance. Traders can buy players they consider ‘on form’ as we use Opta data measures – 40 points for scoring a goal to 1 point for a successful pass and minus 5 points for a yellow card.  As well as trading footballers for profit, customers have the chance of multiple ‘wins’ from a single bet. Football INDEX’s daily Buzz Chart is a UK media monitor which determines the trending footballer in the news each day. Any traders holding futures in the trending footballer receives a dividend payout per future held.  Payouts are made to the Top Defender (including Goalkeepers), Top Midfielder, Top Forward and Star Footballer, who is the day’s top performing player.  ‘Football traders’ only make a loss if they choose to sell at a loss.SBC: With coverage of football continually increasing, how important is it that you provide traders with an expansive database to trade from? Traders can currently buy shares in over 1,000 players from the English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, French Ligue 1, Italian Serie A, German Bundesliga, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League. We are currently in the process of expanding our product offering to 2,000 tradeable footballers. SBC: As sportsbooks grow by adding new markets and utilising more data, in what ways can football trading evolve to keep players engaged? AC: Longer term we have ambition to provide our service globally (where possible) and indeed our platform may be applied to any sport such as American Football, basketball, baseball, ice hockey, cricket, rugby etc. We continue to invest in our technology and have a roadmap packed with new functionality, much of which is focused on delivering our users more data.SBC: How can football trading satisfy the instant gratification that is wanted by punters? AC: We offer both instant gratification and long term gains. Instead of the ‘bet’ being on a single outcome (e.g. Manchester United vs Watford), with Football INDEX, traders have the possibility of a micro win every day of the year for three years with our daily Buzz Chart which determines the trending footballer in the news each day. We refer to these micro wins as ‘dividends’ and they provide a yield for ‘instrument’.last_img read more

Fraud charge dismissed against clerk

first_imgRawle Peters, a clerk of De Sinco Trading Limited, who in June had been facing 15 counts of fraud before Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly, had one of those matters dismissed against him on Friday when the Chief Financial Officer of the company refused to give evidence against him in a matter involving the alleged embezzlement of $59,522.On his first arraignment in court back in June 2018, the 22-year-old Peters, of Hardina Street Georgetown, had denied the charges after they were read to him. The court had heard that, between February 14 and March 28, 2018, Peters had embezzled a total of $1,046,712 while being employed at the company’s Sheriff Street, Georgetown location.He was placed on $330,000 by Magistrate Leron Daly following his first court appearance.last_img read more