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

SEC championship game: Jalen Hurts comes off bench to lead Alabama to fourth-quarter comeback

first_imgDown 28-21 with less than 10 minutes to play, Heisman Trophy candidate Tua Tagovailoa went down with an injury. Backup quarterback Jalen Hurts — who Tagovailoa replaced as the Crimson Tide QB in the second half of the national championship game last season — came in to the game.He promptly led two touchdown drives to give Alabama the lead with less than two minutes to play and earned his team the SEC title. Related News Even head coach Nick Saban was at a loss for words.”We’ve always had a lot of faith in Jalen, and I told him when we put him in when Tua got hurt, ‘It’s your time,’ and he certainly took advantage of it,” an emotional Saban told CBS. “He did a fantastic job. I’m so proud of this guy for what he’s done this year, I can’t even tell you.”Hurts connected on seven of his nine passes for 82 yards with a touchdown passing and the game-winning score on a rush.JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS! JALEN HURTS!pic.twitter.com/73wcDMtZld— Sporting News (@sportingnews) December 2, 2018″(It’s a) great comeback for our team,” Saban added. “It took a great amount of resiliency, you know, in the game we didn’t play great, but we won the SEC today and we’re so happy about that.”This is the third SEC title with Hurts at the helm for Alabama, but there was no guarantee Hurts would even be on the active roster at the start the season. He was even reportedly considering redshirting.In the end though, he came back to the Crimson Tide to serve as the team’s backup this season and that paid off with a second SEC title for the quarterback from Texas. “All year I’ve kind of just been waiting on my opportunity and regardless of how it went my opportunity came today,” Hurts told CBS. “(I) worked hard this week with my teammates and we found a way to get it done today.” A Hollywood writer couldn’t have come up with a better story Saturday as the No. 1 Crimson Tide came back from a 14-point deficit in the second half to defeat No. 4 Georgia 35-28 in the SEC championship game.It was the biggest come-from-behind win in SEC championship history, but what made the victory even more dramatic was how Alabama won in the fourth quarter.center_img SEC championship game: 3 takeaways from No. 1 Alabama’s comeback win over No. 4 Georgia Tua Tagovailoa injury update: Alabama QB leaves SEC championship with leg injurylast_img read more

India vs West Indies: Mayank Agarwal has high praises for Windies new guy Cornwall

first_imgAdvertisement c2s8aNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5ip1uWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Epc( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) lucr0Would you ever consider trying this?😱0geiwCan your students do this? 🌚juaRoller skating! Powered by Firework Indian opener Mayank Agarwal praised the West Indies bowlers after day one of the second Test match at Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica. The Karnataka batsman who scored a crucial 55 after India were asked to bat first, mainly lauded the two West Indian bowlers captain Jason Holder and debutant Rahkeem Cornwall. India finished their day’s play at 264 for 5. With Hanuma Vihari (42) and Rishabh Pant (27) on the pitch in a promising 62–run partnership for the sixth wicket.Advertisement In the post-match press conference Agarwal pointed that India are in a ‘great position’, and that it was difficult to play strokes against Holder and Roach up front and it became harder especially after Rahkeem Cornwall came into attack,Advertisement “We are in a great position. To have just lost five wickets on a track like that was a good effort from our side West Indies reduced. Kemar Roach and Holder bowled great areas. It wasn’t easy – there was a lot of moisture and the ball was doing a bit.”After being sent to bat, India were down to 46 for 2 as KL Rahul got out in the 7th over and Cheteshwar Pujara falling victim of the off-spinner, Cornwall. The slow blower stands 6ft 5 inch and weighs more than 140 kilos; the heaviest cricketer to play Test the Windies player,Advertisement “He definitely gets a lot more bounce compared to many other spinners. He just keeps hitting those lengths He is very, very [consistent], he forms good clusters and he keeps bowling those areas, keeps bowling those areas. We took our time and it was very important for Virat and me to actually get a partnership going and it was important that one of us went on to score big,” Agarwal pointed out.  Advertisementlast_img read more