COVID-19: Jakarta to impose progressive fines for not wearing masks in public

first_imgThe city’s Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) has been tasked to enforce the regulation, with possible assistance from the National Police and Indonesian Military (TNI).“Satpol PP personnel will record the names, addresses and identification numbers of violators in a database or information system,” the regulation states.Read also: Jokowi orders nationwide enforcement of COVID-19 protocols, sanctionsThe regulation was issued amid rising COVID-19 cases the capital. The national epicenter of the outbreak, Jakarta recorded 657 new cases on Friday, bringing the total to 32,267, according to the central government’s official tally.Despite the increase, many Jakartans are still ignoring health protocols. According to Satpol PP data, the city has collected Rp 1.7 billion in fines from 11,680 violators as of Thursday, based on a previous regulation that fines people Rp 250,000 for not wearing a face mask in public. More than 80,000 people have also been required to do community service as part of the penalty.“We hope that the fine can give a deterrent effect so Jakartans will follow the rules better,” Jakarta Satpol PP chief Arifin told kompas.com on Friday.Topics : The Jakarta administration will start enforcing progressive fines for residents who do not wear a face mask in public as the capital struggles to curb COVID-19 transmissions.The newly issued Gubernatorial Regulation No. 79/2020 states that violators will be fined Rp 250,000 (US$16.92) or required to participate in 60 minutes of community service.The fine will be increased to Rp 500,000 or 120 minutes of community service for those who are caught violating the regulation a second time. Third-time offenders will be required to pay a Rp 750,000 fine or 180 minutes of community service, while the fourth and subsequent violations will result in a Rp 1 million fine or 240 minutes of community service.last_img read more

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang talks up golden boot chances after scoring winner for Arsenal against Watford

first_imgMohamed Salah is looking to win back-to-back golden boots (Getty Images)Salah moved level with Aguero in the golden boot race by scoring a wonder-goal from distance against Chelsea during Liverpool’s 2-0 win at Anfield on Sunday.Aubameyang acknowledged that Salah’s strike was ‘unbelievable’ but he insisted he was happy with his own effort, stating that he had wanted to score a goal like that for some time.‘For a long time, I’ve wanted to score a goal like this and tonight, it went through,’ he said. ‘Normally ‘keepers don’t really know if you are coming back to them and tonight it was a good goal, for me I like it.’He added: ‘It was a great goal from Mo Salah, an unbelievable goal, but I like sometimes… ok it is not an easy goal, but easier than Mo’s.’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 Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterMonday 15 Apr 2019 10:27 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link480Shares Advertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang talks up golden boot chances after scoring winner for Arsenal against Watford Comment Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored the winning goal after 11 minutes (Getty Images)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is confident that he can win the Premier League golden boot this season after he scored the winning goal in Arsenal’s 1-0 win over Watford.The 29-year-old closed down Ben Foster in the Watford goal and managed to block the goalkeeper’s clearance with the ball ricocheting off his leg into the back of the net after 11 minutes.That strike means that Aubameyang has moved onto 18 for the season, just one shy of the joint-top scorers in the Premier League, Mohamed Salah and Sergio Aguero.Arsenal haven’t had a golden boot winner since Robin Van Persie struck 30 goals in the 2011-12 season but Aubameyang sees no reason why he can’t finish as the top scorer this term.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTWhen asked by Gary Neville whether he could overtake Salah and Aguero, Aubameyang replied: ‘Yeah, why not? I feel confident and the race is going on. I know it’s a tough battle but I’m confident and will carry on.’ Advertisementlast_img read more

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David Luiz outlines Premier League title ambitions with Arsenal despite Liverpool defeat

first_imgAdvertisement Comment David Luiz believes that Arsenal have big potential as a club (Picture: Getty)David Luiz has insisted that he joined Arsenal in order to fight for the Premier League title and other major trophies following the club’s 3-1 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday.The 32-year-old endured a difficult afternoon, conceding a penalty to Mohamed Salah who converted his spot-kick before failing to stop the Egyptian score a superb individual goal soon after.Although Arsenal grabbed a late consolation goal through Lucas Torreira, they were outclassed by their hosts as Liverpool ran out comfortable winners with Joel Matip also netting.Despite the defeat, though, Luiz is adamant that Arsenal have the potential to challenge for titles and claimed that the way they end the season will be more important to how they start it.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterSunday 25 Aug 2019 1:13 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link283Shares David Luiz outlines Premier League title ambitions with Arsenal despite Liverpool defeat Advertisement Luiz conceded a penalty during Arsenal’s defeat to Liverpool at Anfield (Picture: Getty)Speaking post-match, Luiz said: ‘I think this club has an opportunity to shine like it did in the past. We have a lot of talent and a lot of players here with a lot of quality. I think for us it is about the end not about the beginning.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I came here with an ambition to fight for titles, for the Premier League title and other competitions also because it has been like that at other clubs where I have been.‘It was never easy. There [are] always tough moments, difficult moments but we made it count in the end so I’m going to try my best every single day and help everybody to believe in this because this club has a lot of potential.’Arsenal have endured some tricky visits to Anfield in recent years but they performed better on Saturday than they did last season when they were thrashed 5-1.Nevertheless, while Arsenal were praised for their battling qualities, their defensive display has been criticised in some quarters with Owen Hargreaves particularly scathing.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 CityThe former Manchester United midfielder said: ‘Liverpool have two terrific centre-backs and Joe Gomez. Arsenal, we’re not sure if they have one.’Luiz joined Arsenal on transfer deadline day after spending six and a half years with their London rivals Chelsea across two separate spells as a replacement for Laurent Koscielny.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 Arsenallast_img read more

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David Luiz sold to Arsenal after ignoring Frank Lampard’s Chelsea tactics

first_imgAdvertisement Comment David Luiz sold to Arsenal after ignoring Frank Lampard’s Chelsea tactics David Luiz signed for Arsenal from Chelsea on transfer deadline day (Picture: Getty)Frank Lampard’s decision to sanction the sale of David Luiz to Arsenal was prompted by the defender choosing to ignore his tactics during a pre-season game against Red Bull Salzburg.The experienced Brazilian centre-half, a former teammate of Lampard’s at Stamford Bridge, moved across London on transfer deadline day in an £8million deal that appeared to come out of the blue.Luiz has featured prominently in pre-season under Lampard but the tension between the pair came to a head following the 5-3 win in Salzburg.Maurizio Sarri’s successor had instructed his defenders to play out from the back but, according to The Athletic, Lampard was dismayed at the number of ambitious long balls Luiz attempted.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 CityThe 32-year-old was subsequently dropped for the following game against Borussia Monchengladbach before he was told not to train with the rest of the first team squad ahead of his move to Arsenal.Luiz has made an inauspicious start to life under Unai Emery at the Emirates and was at fault for two goals in the recent 3-1 defeat Liverpool, before he gave another less than commanding display against Tottenham in last Sunday’s north London derby.‘I think [the criticism] is normal, in my all my career it has been like that, especially when you are a defender,’ said Luiz after Arsenal battled back from 2-0 down to secure a creditable point.‘Strikers never lose games unless if they miss a penalty in the last minute, this is football.‘The defenders have to take responsibility and take [criticism] in a good way, in a humble way. ‘We need to understand when we make a mistake and say that.’ Metro Sport ReporterThursday 5 Sep 2019 9:56 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link101Shares Advertisement Arsenal 2-2 Tottenham: Unai Emery press conferenceTo 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 7:47FullscreenArsenal 2-2 Tottenham: Unai Emery press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/arsenal-2-2-tottenham-unai-emery-press-conference-1997076/This 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: 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 Arsenallast_img read more

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Why William Saliba is back at Arsenal’s training ground

first_img Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 13 Sep 2019 5:40 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link640Shares Why William Saliba is back at Arsenal’s training ground William Saliba has been troubled by a groin injury and hasn’t played this season (Picture: Getty)William Saliba has returned to Arsenal’s London Colney training complex to continue his rehabilitation from a groin injury.Arsenal signed the highly-rated 18-year-old for £27million earlier this summer, beating Tottenham to his services but were forced to loan him back to Saint-Etienne as part of the dealThe teenager has been troubled by a groin injury since the end of last season and underwent surgery in August, a procedure that was signed off by Arsenal.‘Saliba had an operation earlier this week. We will take our time with his return,’ said Saint-Etienne coach Ghislain Printant last month.ADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 Advertisement Arsenal signed William Saliba for £27million from Saint-Etienne (Picture: Getty)Saliba returned to north London on Friday for the first time since confirmation of his move and did some light ball work, training away from the rest of the first team squad and wearing the No.17 squad number vacated by Alex Iwobi following his transfer to Everton.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal travel to Watford, meanwhile, on Sunday looking to extend a promising start to the new season which has seen them take seven points from 12 available.‘I think we can improve in all situations: offensively and defensively,’ said head coach Unai Emery.‘Really, we have players and we have more options in the next weeks, and I am optimistic that we can work and we can have players to improve in all things, defence and attack.’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 Arsenallast_img read more

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Arsenal boss Unai Emery confirms Granit Xhaka not in his plans for Wolves match

first_imgAdvertisement Advertisement Granit Xhaka Statement The scenes that took place around my substitution have moved me deeply. I love this club and always give 100% on and off the pitch.My feeling of not being understood by fans, and repeated abusive comments at matches and in social media over the last weeks and months have hurt me deeply.People have said things like, ‘We will break your legs’, ‘Kill your wife’ and ‘Wish that your daughter gets cancer’. That has stirred me up and I reached boiling point when I felt the rejection in the stadium on Sunday.In this situation, I let myself be carried away and reacted in a way that disrespected the group of fans that support our club, our team and myself with positive energy. That has not been my intention and I’m sorry if that’s what people thought.My wish is that we get back to a place of mutual respect, remembering why we fell in love with this game in the first place. Let’s move forward positively together. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is likely to captain Arsenal in the absence of Ganit Xhaka against Wolves (Picture: Getty)‘In the stadium sometimes it’s normal when we aren’t winning that they respond with some criticism. It’s normal to coach and players.‘Also a lot of players sometimes receive that criticism in the stadium and when you recover with a good performance they forget that and applaud the players and team.‘That’s our objective. To connect with the people, to win and respond the supporters to us, helping us in 90 minutes. This is our target tomorrow.’Should Granit Xhaka remain as Arsenal captain?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Arsenal players openly ‘taking the p***’ out of Unai Emery as pressure on the manager increasesMORE: Mesut Ozil ‘unhappy’ with Arsenal situation, reveals Sead Kolasinac Granit Xhaka issued a statement following his actions during last weekend’s draw against Crystal Palace (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has confirmed he is not planning to select Granit Xhaka ahead of Arsenal’s Premier League match against Wolves on Saturday.The club captain stormed off the pitch during last weekend’s 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace, throwing the armband to the floor and hurling abuse at his own supporters after they had ironically cheered his substitutionXhaka released a statement on Thursday explaining, rather than apologising for, his actions but Emery intends to keep his skipper out of the firing line for the visit of Wolves to the Emirates Stadium.‘The first is the person,’ said Emery at his pre-match press conference.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘The human, like everyone, feels. Xhaka’s issues last week is one issue that needs time. He needs time to recover the normality in him.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 Arsenal‘He is training. He didn’t play in Liverpool for me he is continuing, above all [we are] focusing on tomorrow.‘He said sorry. He gave apologies to the supporters and everybody. Now is the focus on tomorrow’s match.’ Arsenal boss Unai Emery confirms Granit Xhaka not in his plans for Wolves match Metro Sport ReporterFriday 1 Nov 2019 1:40 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2kShares Comment On the abuse players receive online and how they should look to deal with it, Emery added: ‘Everybody maybe we have some social media on our phone, on our internet, on our web.‘Really to use it is only being intelligent. We can respect the people on social media but we have to separate how much is real. Every supporter is not following that.‘For me the best supporters or the good response is how the supporters respond in our stadium. We have a lot of supporters around the world and we respect them but the real response is in the stadium.last_img read more

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Mesut Ozil reveals decision over his Arsenal future to friends after squad axe

first_imgMesut Ozil reveals decision over his Arsenal future to friends after squad axe The 31-year-old is determined to see out the final year of his contract and then intends to leave on a free transfer next summer.Ozil’s decision means Arsenal stand to fork out around £18million on his salary over the next 12 months even if he does not play a single minute of football.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 ArsenalThe World Cup winner will then be free to begin negotiating a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs from January onwards, though he has already whittled down his options.Ozil has told pals that he will only consider playing in the USA or Turkey as he looks to wind down his career. Read More Advertisement Read More About Connatix V67539 / Metro Sport ReporterThursday 9 Jul 2020 12:00 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.8kShares Full Screen Skip SPONSORED Read More 1/1 Read More Read More Top articlescenter_img by Metro Manchester United captain Harry Maguire 1 min. story View 5 comments Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling PLAY The former Real Madrid and Schalke star is a third-generation Turkish-German and was eligible to play for the former nation but opted for the country of his birth, while his wife is former Miss Turkey Amine Gulse – Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan was even present at their wedding.Ozil has endured a difficult campaign this season, once again struggling with back issues, and has scored only once and laid on just three assists in 23 appearances in all competitions.Despite not picking Ozil in recent matchday squads – even though he is now allowed nine subs – Arteta opened the door for his reintroduction saying ‘there is always a place for a player of his quality’ in the Arsenal team.MORE: Matteo Guendouzi snubs plea from Arsenal teammate David Luiz over argument with Mikel ArtetaMORE: Mikel Arteta insists Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is happy with Arsenal role after complaints from striker’s brotherFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Coming Next Skip Ad Video Settings The German playmaker has not featured since the football season restarted (Picture: Getty Images)Mesut Ozil will resist attempts from Arsenal to sell him this summer and intends to see out the final year of his £350,000-a-week contract despite being axed from the squad, according to reports.The German playmaker has yet to make an appearance for the Gunners since the football season was restarted despite being a regular in the side before the disruption, not even making the matchday squad for the last three Premier League fixtures.Arsenal are believed to be keen to offload Ozil – and his enormous, club-record salary – if they can find a buyer, though the player himself is less keen despite appearing to be frozen out. Ozil has not played for Arsenal since March, before the season was suspended (Picture: Getty)According to The Sun, Ozil has told friends that he has no intention of leaving Arsenal this summer and will remain at the club even if he is not part of Mikel Arteta’s plans.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Advertisementlast_img read more

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Dennis Bergkamp praises Mikel Arteta and opens door to Arsenal return

first_imgAdvertisement Dennis Bergkamp praises Mikel Arteta and opens door to Arsenal return Metro Sport ReporterThursday 23 Jul 2020 9:50 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link10.7kShares Arsenal 0 – 1 Aston Villa: Mikel Arteta post-match press conferenceTo 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 7:37FullscreenArsenal 0 – 1 Aston Villa: Mikel Arteta post-match press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/arsenal-0-1-aston-villa-mikel-arteta-post-match-press-conference-2214984/This 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.‘It might be a bit too early, but you never know. We’ll see what comes my way.‘At the moment there hasn’t been any contact about that, but as soon as I make my decision, let’s see what happens.‘Of course it would be ideal at Arsenal – I spent 11 years there and have a good feeling with the club.’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 CityBergkamp also said he is ‘really interested’ in Mikel Arteta’s project at Arsenal. The Spaniard replaced Unai Emery in the Emirates hot-seat in December.‘I’m really interested in Mikel Arteta and how he’s doing at Arsenal, as there have been signs that he wants to change their philosophy,’ Bergkamp added.‘It looked good in the few matches I watched earlier in the year. But my future, who knows? In football, one day is not the same as the other.’Arsenal face Watford on the final day of the season this weekend before taking on London rivals Chelsea in the FA Cup final.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Saka rewarded for breakthrough season with new Arsenal squad numberMORE: Lacazette explains differences between Arsenal managers Mikel Arteta and Unai Emery Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp and current Gunners manager Mikel Arteta (Pictures: Getty)Dennis Bergkamp has revealed he is interested in making a return to English football and says his former club Arsenal would be his ideal destination.Netherlands legend Bergkamp established himself as one of Arsenal’s greatest players after joining the club from Inter Milan in 1995, winning three Premier League titles and three FA Cups in his 11-year spell in north London.Following his retirement, Bergkamp – now 51 – returned to boyhood club Ajax to join their coaching team.The Gunners hero left that role in 2017, however, and insists he is now interested in a return to coaching, ideally at his former club Arsenal.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘When the time is right, I’d love to go back and get a role somewhere,’ he told FourFourTwo.‘At the moment we’re great in Holland. I’ve got a young family and have been out of coaching for a little while now.‘But I must admit, I have the urge to go on the pitch again and help, whether it’s with the technical or coaching staff.  Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

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Lucas Torreira’s agent tells Mikel Arteta to make decision on Arsenal star’s future

first_img Mikel Arteta discusses changes at ArsenalTo 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 3:46FullscreenMikel Arteta discusses changes at Arsenalhttps://metro.co.uk/video/mikel-arteta-discusses-changes-arsenal-2238696/This 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.AC Milan and Fiorentina have also expressed an interest in bringing the combative former Sampdoria star back to Serie A and Torreira’s representative has asked Arsenal to make their intentions clear. ‘There are many requests for information, but nothing official yet, so there are no written offers on the table,’ Pablo Bentancur told Calciomercato.com.‘The player is training with Arsenal, they own him, he is one of the few cases of athletes who arrive in England and immediately play 50 games in a row.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 Arsenal‘After a nasty injury, he didn’t require surgery, but the recovery process was still tricky and took a while. Now the coach and Arsenal must work out if they need Torreira or not.‘Football has to be divided into two parts, the sporting and the economic areas. In sporting terms, Torreira is perfect for Torino and he’d reunite with Marco Giampaolo after their time at Sampdoria.‘At the same time, we must be realistic and admit Arsenal will have some very big demands, while Lucas’ salary is also a bit too high for Torino.’MORE: Paul Merson urges Arsenal to make ‘big statement’ by completing Gabriel Magalhaes transferMORE: Gabriel Martinelli offers verdict on Arsenal signing WillianFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 29 Aug 2020 11:09 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Advertisement Advertisement Lucas Torreira’s future at Arsenal remains unclear (Picture: Getty)Lucas Torreira’s agent has urged Mikel Arteta to make a definitive decision on the Arsenal midfielder’s future. The Uruguay international impressed during the early weeks of Arteta’s reign when he was restored to his customary role at the base of Arsenal’s midfield, having been deployed in a more attacking position by Unai Emery.Torreira suffered a serious ankle injury during an FA Cup win at Portsmouth in March and by the time he had recovered he found it hard to force his way back into the starting XI, given the form of Dani Ceballos and Granit Xhaka.AdvertisementAdvertisementArteta had hoped to strengthen his midfield this summer but with Ceballos having returned to Real Madrid and there being little to no transfer interest in the exiled Matteo Guendouzi, the Spaniard’s plans appear to be on hold.ADVERTISEMENTA deal for Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey appears to be beyond Arsenal’s financial means, but the club are said to have explored the option of a swap deal with Roma involving Torreira and Amadou Diawara. Lucas Torreira’s agent tells Mikel Arteta to make decision on Arsenal star’s futurelast_img read more

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Piers Morgan fumes at Arsenal after club sack long-serving mascot Gunnersaurus in latest cost-cutting exercise

first_imgArsenal feel there is no need for Gunnersaurus when no fans are allowed (Picture: Getty)According to The Athletic, Jerry Quy – who has played the role since its inception nearly three decades ago – has been let go with Arsenal citing the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on their finances as the reason.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTWith fans still not allowed at grounds around the country, Gunnersaurus’ place at the club has been deemed ‘no longer necessary’.But the mascot was something of a cult figure and much loved by supporters, while Quy himself has been an Arsenal fan since the 1960s and has been hailed for his work under the dinosaur suit.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 ArsenalGood Morning Britain host and Arsenal season ticket holder Piers Morgan was livid with the decision and has called on the club’s manager and captain to bring Gunnersaurus back.‘WHAT? This had better not be true,’ he tweeted on Monday. ‘Is it Arsenal??!’He continued: ‘You’re going nowhere Gunnersaurus. I refuse to let Arsenal sack you. Come on Mikel Arteta, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – this is not what our club is about.’ Metro Sport ReporterMonday 5 Oct 2020 12:28 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.8kShares Advertisement Morgan has called on Arsenal to bring Gunnersaurus back immediately (Picture: Twitter)Match of the Day’s Gary Lineker responded to Morgan’s tweet, saying: ‘Shouldn’t be necessary, but it might be a good move and an act of kindness for the Arsenal players and manager to club together and sort out this absurdity.’While Arsenal have confirmed that Quy has left his post as Gunnersaurus after 27 years, they insists the beloved mascot will return at a later date when supporters are allowed back at the Emirates.MORE: Arsenal’s hopes of signing a new midfielder fade as Chelsea rule out Jorginho dealMORE: Houssem Aouar reveals why he rejected Arsenal to stay at LyonFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Piers Morgan fumes at Arsenal after club sack long-serving mascot Gunnersaurus in latest cost-cutting exercisecenter_img The club’s iconic mascot has been shockingly let go after 27 years (Picture: Getty Images)Piers Morgan has led the backlash against Arsenal after the north London club sacked Gunnersaurus, their mascot of 27 years, in their latest cost-cutting exercise.The Gunners courted controversy earlier this year when they made 55 members of staff redundant during the height of the coronavirus pandemic – though those changes mainly affected the scouting departing.Now in a separate move from that initial wave of sackings, Arsenal have rather surprisingly got rid of their much-loved mascot, who has been a mainstay at the club since 1993. Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

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