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

Solvay boys bowlers defeat CBA, Chittenango

first_imgBowling teams from West Genesee and Solvay began their 2019-20 seasons last week, with the Wildcats again having home matches at Solvay Recreation Alley and the Bearcats returning to Strike-N-Spare Lanes for much of its schedule.Of those teams, no one was more impressive than the Solvay boys, who took on Christian Brothers Academy last Tuesday and, led by Alex Gallardo, shut out the Brothers 7-0.Gallardo shot games of 188, 205 and 222, improving throughout his series until he finished at 615, while Ed Matsyuk’s 206 was part of a 544 series. WG’s girls team took a 3-0 defeat to Fulton, with Lorelai Leskoske pacing the Wildcats thanks to her 430 series and 169 high game. Gabbie Gardner added a 345 set as the Red Raiders got a 478 series from Alexis Ingersoll.Bowling again two days later, WG’s girls defeated East Syracuse Minoa 3-0, with Leskoske’s 456 series the best of all individuals as Gardner contributed a 371 set.Meanwhile, the boys Wildcats, lost 2-1 to ESM, with Calvin Lee shooting a 519 series and Connor Chawgo, with a 497 set, beating out Bobby Bidwell (486 series) and Richard Wituszynski (476 series).Solvay bowled Friday and blanked Chittenango 7-0 in the girls match to move to 1-1. Lee’s 467 series led all individuals as Michalena Raymond had a 442 series and Elien got a 431 set.Just as strong on the boys side, the Bearcats claimed another 7-0 decision over the Bears as Ethan Bigelow shot a 247 game on his way to a 559 series. Gallardo earned a three-game total of 550 and Lee added a 547 series.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: bowlingSolvayWest Geneseecenter_img Russ Tarbell, a key player on the Bearcats’ sectional Class B football championship team, shot a 230 on his way to a 522 series, while another football standout, Carter Lee, had a 190 game in his 515 series.Solvay had its girls team drop a close 4-3 decision to Christian Brothers Academy, even though Anastasia LaFlair shot a 497 series with games of 179 and 173.Caitlin McCann, with a 394 series, beat out Abigail Lee (381 set) and Kiyyasia Elien (369 set) as Eliana Occhino led CBA with a three-game total of 529.last_img read more

NBA trade rumors: Raptors’ Kyle Lowry assesses uncertainty amid chatter

first_img“I personally want to be in Toronto,” Lowry said, per The Athletic. “I’ve never asked for a trade. My goal is to try to win a championship here, and that’s what I want to do. I’ve heard all the rumors just like that.”I’m sure if anything were to happen, management would call me and talk to me and make me aware of anything that was going down. That’s one of the things where I’m sure we have a good enough relationship to know what is going on.” Related News Lowry explained he isn’t concerned because trades are just the nature of the business, and the Raptors will make a decision based on what’s best for the franchise. “I think they will make decisions for themselves, and they’ll do what’s best for them. I don’t think there’s one thing I can say or do [to change that], you know what I mean? I think that’s just how they work, and they operate,” Lowry told ESPN. “They make moves, and they make moves for the best of the organization. If they do something that will be their feeling to whatever the organization thinks is best for them.” NBA trade rumors: Raptors offered Kyle Lowry, Jonas Valanciunas to Grizzlies for Mike Conley, Marc Gasol Sports Illustrated reported earlier this week that Toronto offered guard Kyle Lowry and center Jonas Valanciunas to Memphis in exchange for Mike Conley and Marc Gasol. Lowry, however, said he hasn’t yet heard anything from the team about a potential trade. “No, I haven’t heard anything,” he noted. “Reassurance would be great, but at the end of the day, they don’t have to call me. My job is, as a player, to go out here and do my job. If they want to call me, that’d be great. I would appreciate it. But if they don’t, I understand.”Lowry is averaging a career-high 9.2 assists with 14.2 points and 4.4 rebounds while shooting 41 percent from the field. Kyle Lowry is fully aware of the speculation and uncertainty surrounding his future with the Raptors. The 32-year-old guard addressed some of the recent rumors ahead of Thursday’s trade deadline, revealing he didn’t ask to be dealt to a new team.last_img read more