Arsenal set asking price for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Inter Milan prepare transfer swoop

first_imgAdvertisement Arsenal set asking price for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Inter Milan prepare transfer swoop Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 14 Feb 2020 11:33 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link10.3kShares Comment Arsenal may sell Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this summer (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have set a £70million asking price for star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang ahead of the summer transfer window, according to reports.Aubameyang, 30, has been one of the Gunners’ most important players since signing from Borussia Dortmund in 2018.The Gabon international has netted an impressive 57 goals in 92 appearances for Arsenal and was named the club’s new captain in December following Granit Xhaka’s sacking.Despite his influence at the Emirates, Aubameyang has been strongly linked with a departure from Arsenal this summer, with his current contract set to expire in 2021.ADVERTISEMENTThe Gunners are struggling to agree terms with the forward over a new deal and may be tempted to cash in at the end of the season rather than risk losing him for nothing next summer.AdvertisementAdvertisementInter Milan are the latest club to express interest in signing Aubameyang and the Daily Express say Arsenal have responded by placing a £70m price-tag on his head.Last week, Arsenal legend Paul Merson urged his former club to keep hold of Aubameyang, even if it means losing him on a free transfer in the summer of 2021. Mikel Arteta is reluctant to lose the Gabon international (Picture: Getty)‘If I was Arsenal I would keep him and tell him to give us what they can next season, get us back in the Champions League and then you can go for free,’ he told Sky Sports.‘It’s hard to buy goals and this guy is a natural goal-scorer. It’s hard to buy that.’Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta, meanwhile, revealed on Friday that the club’s planning for the summer transfer window had already begun.‘We have to plan and we need to know the direction we want to head in and we need to bear in mind different scenarios,’ Arteta said.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‘I have to tell the club what we need, where we think we can improve and where we want to end.‘And if we all end with the same thing, we put a plan together to try and execute it and make the process as short as possible.’Arsenal are currently tenth in the Premier League – ten points adrift of the top four – and face Newcastle United on Sunday.MORE: What Man City’s Champions League ban means for Arsenal and ChelseaMORE: Ian Wright slams ‘delusional’ Unai Emery in lengthy rant over Arsenal commentslast_img read more

Governor Wolf Statement on Ride Sharing Authorization

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Wolf Statement on Ride Sharing Authorization October 24, 2016center_img Economy,  Government That Works,  Results,  Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf released the following statement on the passage of legislation authorizing ride-sharing in Pennsylvania:“I am pleased the legislature worked with me to finally pass a long-term solution for ride sharing companies like Uber and Lyft to operate everywhere in Pennsylvania. The commonwealth has proven itself to be a place where these companies can invest and grow, and we must continue to find ways to fuel the development of these and other high-tech companies. We can do this by fostering an economic climate like we have seen in Pittsburgh that has resulted in the surge of tech development.“It is also encouraging that this legislation puts an end to any question about the operations of these companies in Philadelphia. Equally important is that two-thirds of the revenue derived from ride sharing in the city of Philadelphia will go to the Philadelphia School District to help the district continue to strengthen its financial footing. This funding, on top of the additional $97 million I worked to secure in my first two budgets for the school district, will help provide the resources our children need.“I applaud the legislature for passing this into law and I look forward to signing the bill.”Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: read more

Wilder earns ‘Detention Deputy of the Year’ honor

first_imgGreensburg, In. — For nearly 2 years, Logan Wilder has displayed dedication and passion in his employment as a Detention Deputy with the Decatur County Jail. Not only is he an asset to the Jail, he also donates his time as a St. Paul town Marshal and is passionate about providing safety within his community.With the increasing rate of offenders currently being housed in the Decatur County Jail, it is becoming harder to keep morale high within the department. “These Detention Deputies have a hard job. They deal with constant stress within their jobs, are often overlooked and underappreciated. It is important to me that my team members know that I see the hard work that they put in everyday, and what they sacrifice to be part of this team,” said Sheriff Durant. “Logan puts 110% into his job every day. He uses his knowledge and experience to make his team better.”last_img read more

On the same page: Seniors Desko, Palasek provide Syracuse with experience on an explosive offense

first_img Comments Published on February 15, 2012 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Tim Desko watched on the sideline as his dream season deteriorated before his eyes. He had already surpassed his previous scoring totals for his first two seasons and was determined to get more. But after suffering a knee injury during Syracuse’s April 3 contest against Duke, countless attempts to get back on the field were thwarted by additional concerns to his health. ‘It really hurt because guys that were seniors last year were the guys I came in with, and to not be able to finish off the season with them was really disappointing,’ Desko said. ‘It hurt watching every game and as I thought I was coming back each and every game, it wasn’t working out.’ In stepped Tommy Palasek, a transfer from Johns Hopkins, to try and fill the hole left by one of Syracuse’s premier scoring threats. Palasek fit in seamlessly and the SU offense didn’t skip a beat. The transfer scored a point in nine consecutive games, starting with the Duke contest and ending with a five-point contest in the Orange’s 10-4 victory over Siena in the first round of the NCAA tournament. Now, after Desko’s long and difficult road back to the playing field, the duo will pair up to provide the Orange with a dynamic scoring punch this season. And with a level of uncertainty surrounding each position on the field entering this season, the only question for the experienced unit up front may be how the two senior attacks mesh with limited time together on the field last season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text ‘I’m excited to play with Tommy, really excited, especially with Derek (Maltz),’ Desko said. ‘It’s going to be a special year, and it’s my senior year personally, so I’m going to leave it all out there.’ *** John Desko’s confidence in the attack unit may not have been what it is today if Palasek had not made a good impression when he joined the Orange last January. With Stephen Keogh, JoJo Marasco and Desko having already played considerable time at SU, the Syracuse head coach knew he had one of the strongest attack lines in the nation. And where Palasek fit into that lineup had yet to be seen. Palasek missed fall practice and didn’t arrive at Syracuse until a few weeks before its joint scrimmage with Le Moyne and Hofstra. And John Desko knew Palasek needed to learn the intricacies of the Syracuse offensive scheme if he had any chance of stepping on the field. ‘I thought Tom, maybe last year with coming in, in January, might have been a good redshirt year for him to learn the offense only being here literally weeks before the season started,’ John Desko said, ‘so to give him the spring to learn it all, then have two years, may have been a good move. ‘But with the injury it was good to have Tom out there, and he got a lot of great experience.’ Desko said he was surprised at how quick Palasek was able to pick up the offensive sets because it was a process that took his whole redshirt season to understand. But Palasek was confident in his abilities and impressed the coaches with his work ethic and field vision. Redshirting was never an option. ‘I worked hard every day at practice, and I think that showing it in practice helped me get on the field,’ Palasek said. ‘Coach would not have decided to put me on the field unless he saw it in practice, so I think the first couple of weeks was my defining moment.’ Desko’s injury against Duke proved to be Palasek’s ultimate defining moment. He cracked the starting lineup and gathered steam as the season wore on, giving John Desko all the confidence in what his attack could provide this season. *** Desko was willing to do whatever it took to breakthrough physically and get back in the Syracuse lineup after he sustained a right knee injury against Duke. He attempted to play the team’s next time out against Princeton, but he simply couldn’t do it. He spent numerous hours in the training room each day and did everything the staff said to get back in action from that point on. That moment finally came in the NCAA quarterfinal game against Maryland, but he clearly wasn’t at full strength and contributed little offensively, failing to even register a single shot attempt. Now, with a long offseason to recover, Desko said he feels back to where he was before the injury. This season will be his opportunity to pick up where he left off. ‘I started in the summer, rehabbing, going from no muscle in my leg to building it all back and just trying to stay in the weight room as much as I can to get strong and prevent injuries,’ Desko said. ‘My mobility is back. Everything is pretty much the same, so I’m ready to get out, and I’m more excited for this year.’ With Keogh, SU’s leading scorer from last season, gone, it’ll be up to both Palasek and Desko to form a cohesive offensive unit. They enter the season as the lone players to log starting minutes at the attack position, aside from Marasco, who will be playing predominantly midfield this season. The sophomore Maltz will join them in the starting lineup. Senior attack Collin Donahue said the amount of time the offense has already spent together on the practice field has already worked to the team’s advantage. After moments in which players were missing last season, there’s a new sense of continuity this season. ‘The more times that we’ve been in practice together, the more times that we look for each other, I think a certain confidence develops,’ Donahue said. ‘When you’re around those players so often you know where they’re going to go, you know what their abilities are.’ Desko and Palasek are motivated for different reasons entering their final seasons. Palasek is working toward winning his first national championship after transferring from Johns Hopkins. Desko is looking to rebound after his stellar junior campaign was cut short. But they’ll need to come together to achieve their goal of leading the Orange to a national championship. ‘Now that it’s our turn to be those leaders and the guys on the field, it would mean a lot for us, as seniors, to win a championship and go out on top,’ Palasek said. ‘As great as the seniors were last year, I’m sure they would tell you they’d rather go out on top than anything else.’ last_img read more