Unai Emery thanks Freddie Ljunberg for recommending Arsenal youngster Robbie Burton

first_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 18 Jul 2019 8:17 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.7kShares Comment Robbie Burton impressed as a substitute in Arsenal’s pre-season win over Bayern Munich (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery is already delighted with the contribution of his newly promoted assistant coach Freddie Ljungberg after he alerted him to the potential of youngster Robbie Burton.The 19-year-old midfielder impressed as a second half substitute during Arsenal’s 2-1 win over Bayern Munich in California on Thursday.Ljungberg enhanced his reputation as Arsenal’s Under-23 coach last season and replaced Steve Bould in what was effectively a job swap last month.Emery admitted he was previously unaware of Burton’s potential and versatility and confessed it was Ljungberg who put forward the youngster’s case to be integrated into the first team squad.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 City‘Very positive,’ said Emery of Ljungberg’s early contributions.‘We worked last year with Steve Bould, Freddie with the Under-23s. We changed because for them it was a good option.‘With Freddie we are working. Above all he’s helping us with the young players because he knows better than us every young player.‘For example Robbie [Burton], I didn’t know Robbie. Freddie said to me he’s a good player with the capacity to play as a 6 or 8. Really he helped us like we needed.’ Unai Emery thanks Freddie Ljunberg for recommending Arsenal youngster Robbie Burton Eddie Nketiah scored Arsenal’s winning goal against Bayern Munich (Picture: Getty)It was another youngster, Eddie Nketiah, whose late goal ensured Arsenal maintained a perfect start to their pre-season tour.‘It’s brilliant,’ he told Arsenal.com after our 2-1 win. ‘They’re such a great team and it was a great experience to come on.‘I didn’t come on for long, so I just wanted to make an impact and do well. Luckily I was in the right place at the right time. I’m grateful.‘Pre-season is vital. I always try to come back in tip-top shape and do my best. It’s a chance. I came on today and I took my chance. That’s all I can do.’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 Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Football Kicks off Rio2016 Olympic Games before Opening Ceremony

first_imgOf course, some of the stars of the top leagues in Europe are going to be on parade during the Games in Rio2016.Barcelona forward Neymar will captain a Brazil squad aiming to win its first Olympic gold medal.The hosts also have Lazio midfielder Felipe Anderson in their squad along with Neymar’s Barca team-mate Rafinha and Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos.Meanwhile, Tottenham forward Son Heung-min will represent South Korea and Chelsea’s John Mikel Obi brings experience for Nigeria.Five-time women’s world player of the year Marta competes in her fourth Olympics for Brazil, while her 38-year-old team-mate Formiga is going to her sixth Games and is looking to continue her streak of appearing at every women’s Olympic football tournament.The reigning world and Olympic champions USA have seven gold medal winners in their line-up. Among them is goalkeeper Hope Solo, who could win a record fourth Olympic title at Rio, and current world player of the year Carli Lloyd.MEN’S GROUPSGroup A: Brazil, South Africa, Iraq, DenmarkGroup B: Sweden, Colombia, Nigeria, JapanGroup C: Fiji, South Korea, Mexico, GermanyGroup D: Honduras, Algeria, Portugal, ArgentinaWOMEN’S GROUPSGroup E: Brazil, China, Sweden, South AfricaGroup F: Canada, Australia, Zimbabwe, GermanyGroup G: USA, New Zealand, France, ColumbiaShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Rio 2016 officially gets under way with the opening ceremony on Friday – but did you know football kicks off the action two days earlier?The first group stages of the women’s tournament begins today with Sweden facing South Africa, while the men’s group stages start on Thursday, when Iraq play DenmarkWith 16 men’s and 12 women’s teams, there are 58 matches to get through. There is football being played on 12 days of the tournament, with six rest days.last_img read more

Margaret Holman, 97, Oxford: Nov. 11, 1917 – March 26, 2015

first_imgMargaret Holman, 97, of Oxford, died Thursday, March 26, 2015, at the Joy Home in Oxford, KS.Margaret HolmanFuneral Service will be held at 10:30 A.M., Thursday, April 2, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Oxford. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 from 1 until 6 p.m., no family night is scheduled. Burial will be in the Oxford Cemetery.A memorial has been established with the First Baptist Church in Oxford and may be left with Oxford Funeral Service. For further information please visit www.oxfordfuneralservice.com.Margaret Lucille was born November 11, 1917 in Drumright, Oklahoma the daughter of Oliver and Sarah (Spray) Mastin. She graduated from Winfield High School. Margaret was united in marriage to Maurice Holman on May 26, 1934. She was a homemaker all her life. She enjoyed crocheting and needle work. Margaret also enjoyed listening to Fox News, and keeping up on politics and world news. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Oxford.Margaret is survived by her grandchildren: Tammy Holman and Anthony Holman and wife Enya; and one great grandson, Jade Holman all of Washington; and several nieces and nephews.She is preceded in death by her parents, husband and one son, Leslie Holman, a brother Ollie Mastin and two sisters, Opal Martin and Lena Cope.last_img read more