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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The Latest: Brazil’s soccer confederation halts competitions

first_imgSoccer players at Brazilian club Gremio have staged a protest of their own by wearing face masks on the field before the start of their game against São José on Sunday. Gremio players and coaching staff arrived at the Rio Grande do Sul state championship game wearing the masks. Authorities in Brazil have not ordered the cancellation or postponement of sporting events because of the corona pandemic but recommended that games are held without fans. Grêmio beat tiny São José 3-2 with no fans present.___ 5:15 p.m.The Italian soccer federation is planning to ask UEFA to postpone the European Championship.Federation president Gabriele Gravina tells Mediaset TV that Italian officials want Serie A to be completed by June 30.The Stadio Olimpico in Rome is slated to host the opening match of Euro 2020 on June 12, plus three other games of the tournament.Gravina says, “The hope is to finish by June 30. … And we’ll need to insert the Champions League and Europa League also. The deadline is June 30, then we’ll eventually see if we need to exceed that.” The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority says all of the ski areas and venues that it manages will suspend operation at the close of business Sunday. Closures include all Nordic and Alpine ski resorts including Mt. Van Hoevenberg in Lake Placid, Belleayre Mountain Ski Resort in the Catskills, Gore Mountain in North Creek and Whiteface Mountain in Wilmington, near Lake Placid. All Lake Placid Olympic sites will also be closing, including the Olympic Jumping Complex, Olympic Sports Complex, The Olympic Oval and the Olympic Center including its museum and retail shops.___6:45 p.m. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s effect on sports around the world (all times local):4:45 p.m.Brazil’s soccer confederation has suspended all competitions under its control due to the coronavirus outbreak. On Saturday, fellow Spanish club Alavés said that two members of its coaching staff had the virus. It said they are in good health. The Spanish league has suspended play due to the pandemic. Most people quickly recover from the global virus after experiencing only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 March 15, 2020 The Latest: Brazil’s soccer confederation halts competitions He adds, “We’ll propose to UEFA that they postpone the Euros.”Serie A is currently suspended until April 3, along with all other sports in Italy, the European epicenter of the virus outbreak.UEFA has a meeting planned on Tuesday to discuss the calendar. The virus outbreak has also tested the limits of soccer’s World Cup schedule.___ Associated Press The tournaments affected include the men’s Brazilian Cup, the top two tiers of the women’s Brazilian championship, and junior tournaments.The men’s top-tier Brazilian championship is scheduled to begin in April. The decision does not affect state championships currently being played. Some matches were held without any fans this weekend in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. São Paulo, Rio and other state soccer bodies are set to decide Monday on their course of action.___2:50 p.m. 1:15 p.m.Valencia’s Argentine defender Ezequiel Garay says that he has tested positive for the coronavirus, making him the first Spanish league player to become infected. “I have tested positive for the coronavirus,” Garay wrote on a social media account Sunday. “I feel well and now the only thing to do is to follow the instructions of health officials to remain confined.” Valencia added in a statement that a total of five members of its staff and team have the new virus, without specifying if Garay is the only player. It says that all are in good health and confined at their homes.Garay, who is recovering from surgery after tearing a ligament in February, said in a message posted on Instagram that “it’s clear that 2020 is starting on the wrong foot.”last_img read more

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