Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang slammed by Borussia Dortmund chief

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Arsenal star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang slammed by Borussia Dortmund chief Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 2 Oct 2019 2:37 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.6kSharescenter_img Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in red hot goalscoring form for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been accused of moving to Arsenal simply to boost his bank balance, according to Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke.The Gabon international swapped the Bundesliga for the Premier League in January 2018 and has subsequently enhanced his reputation as one of Europe’s most lethal goalscorers.Despite his excellence, Aubameyang’s goals have failed to fire Arsenal back into the Champions League, while Dortmund have thrived in his absence, building a new-look attack around the qualities of England’s Jadon Sancho and former Barcelona flop Paco Alcacer.Dortmund are back in Champions League action tonight against Slavia Prague having held Barcelona to a goalless draw on matchday one, and Watzke believes Aubameyang will be watching on enviously.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Aubameyang, who plays great at Arsenal, will probably be warm-hearted when he looks at his bank account, but on Wednesdays, will be saddened when he has to watch the Champions League on television,’ Watzke told Suddeutsche Zeitung.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‘Some go to clubs because of this money, where they have not played Champions League for years.’Arsenal, meanwhile, are back in Europa League action tomorrow against Standard Liege and manager Unai Emery is imploring his club’s to embrace the competition.He said: ‘I want to feel that not just me loves this competition, that everybody loves it. We want to do something important. It’s one title, one way to the Champions League.‘We are going to play very good matches, we started against a great team, playing a very good match away. The response of the young players was amazing, one example is Bukayo.‘Standard Liege are second in their domestic competition, we respect them a lot.’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 Advertisementlast_img read more

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Shooting News Shooting World Cup: Elavenil, Anjum Set To Qualify For 10m Air Rifle Final

first_imghighlights Rio de Janerio: India’s Elavenil Valarivan and Anjum Moudgil are poised to enter the final of the women’s 10m air rifle after scoring 629.4 and 629.1 respectively in the qualifications of the shooting World Cup here on Wednesday.The world number two Anjum has already secured a quota for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and is only eyeing a medal in the International Shooting Sport Federation’s (ISSF) fourth World Cup.Anjum had a sequence of 104.8 104.7 104.4 104.6 105.8 104.8 over six series.Besides Anjum and world number one Apurvi Chandela, who has also earned an Olympic quota, the 20-year-old Elavenil is also in the fray in the 10m air rifle event. Elavenil shot a sequence of 105.8 106.0 105.4 103.4 103.9 and 104.9.A total of 16 quota places for Tokyo are up for grabs in eight individual events. Anjum has already secured a quota for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.Anjum had sequence of 104.8 104.7 104.4 104.6 105.8 104.8 over 6 series.Elavenil is also in the fray in the 10m air rifle event.center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Shooting News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Western Illinois plays Wisconsin tough once again

first_imgThe Western Illinois men’s soccer team was sent home empty-handed Tuesday night after their matchup against UW, and while a Wisconsin victory against a non-Big Ten rival may seem pretty standard, the history between these two teams shows it was anything but.“Every time we’ve played them it’s been a 1-0 game.  They come to play every time,” junior defender AJ Cochran said.  “What style they’re playing, whether they’re going to sit or whether they’re going come at us, it’s just a grind.  It’s a battle, you know?  They’ve got a good team, and we were fortunate to come out of here 1-0.”Western Illinois hasn’t been having the greatest season, with a record after last night of 3-10, and seeing Wisconsin’s record is almost the exact opposite (10-3-1), it’s puzzling to figure out why this team always gives them so much trouble.Redshirt senior Tomislav Zadro chalks it up to Western Illinois’ desire to prove itself.“Just one of those teams,” Zadro said.  “They’ve got a couple good players and they’re playing a Big Ten school, and they’re from the Summit League. I guess that they want to prove themselves, that they can play, and they can play.  They’re a good team.”Struggling with a team that didn’t seem like it would be that tough of an opponent may not be that unusual, according to head coach John Trask.“As I told my team, we’ve all been involved in games where you’re the dominant team on the field, no one questions that, both teams know it, and you just can’t find your goal,” Trask said.But Trask has nothing but respect for Western Illinois’ soccer team, especially head coach Dr. Eric Johnson.“I wasn’t sure if [Coach Johnson] would sit back [or] if he would high pressure us. He’s done different things over the years,” Trask said.  “I’ve had a lot of great matchups and played against them in the NCAA tournament before.  He’s a good soccer coach, he had those guys bought into doing something tonight and they were pretty darn close to pulling it off.  They were making it very, very difficult on us.  Compliments to the Leathernecks.”In the past eight years, these two teams have gone head to head seven times, with six of those resulting in a one-goal game.  Last year when Wisconsin and Western Illinois met up in Chicago, neither team could score, settling for a 0-0 tie.  The way Tuesday’s game began, it seemed this might be the result once again.“I was joking with [the team] that by the time the lights come on in the WARF building by tomorrow morning, it looked like the type of game where we might still be out here trying to [shoot] on goal, and have it hit the post or the goalkeeper,” Trask said.But finally Wisconsin saw an end in sight.  In the 80th minute, Zadro drew a penalty kick.  This initial kick itself didn’t find the back of the net, but the midfielder capitalized on his own rebound, slipping this second shot past the Leathernecks’ goaltender.With the one goal out of the way and only ten minutes left, both teams may have been wondering if this would be yet another one-goal game to add to their collection. After another grueling 15 minutes, this year’s contest wound up in Wisconsin’s favor.With such a close end result for the two teams year after year, it might seem that there is a long-running rivalry between Western Illinois and Wisconsin.  In reality, the teams get along very well off the field, despite any tension surrounding game time.“Some of their players played [junior college] with some of my players,” Trask said.  “There are a lot of friends between the two programs.”last_img read more

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