Wenger revals Arsenal starlet set for Premier League debut against Swansea

first_img Alex Iwobi 1 Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has hinted that he could give Alex Iwobi his Premier League debut against Swansea this weekend.The 19-year-old winger made his first-team bow on Tuesday night as the Gunners crashed out of the Capital One Cup with a 3-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.In that clash both Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Theo Walcott picked up injuries, ruling them out of action until after the upcoming international break.And Iwobi is now battling it out with Joel Campbell to start on the right wing for the Premier League clash at Swansea on Saturday.“Campbell and Alex Iwobi [could play out right]. Santi can play there as well but he has become very important centrally,” said Wenger.“The problem sometimes is that you can destroy two departments if you move one player out. We control the ball better with Santi in the middle.”last_img read more

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Reports – Barcelona ‘priced out’ of Paul Pogba move

first_img1 Barcelona have been priced out of a move for former Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba.The Frenchman is being chased by several clubs and is expected to leave Juventus next summer.Both Chelsea and Manchester City have scouted the 22-year-old, as have Barcelona and Real Madrid.But now, according to Sport, Barcelona have given up in their pursuit of Pogba after being put off by the money involved.Juventus reportedly want around £70m, with the player’s wages set to exceed £200,000-a-week.As a result Barcelona are now setting their sights on other targets when their transfer ban is lifted in January. Juventus star Paul Pogba last_img read more

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Arsenal defender drops New Year quit threat

first_img1 Mathieu Debuchy Arsenal defender Mathieu Debuchy has cast doubt over his future by revealing he will consider his position in December.The 30-year-old has had to play second fiddle to Hector Bellerin this season and is growing frustrated.The right-back is keen for game time ahead of Euro 2016 and is wary he could lose his spot in the France team if he does not play.As a result, Debuchy has revealed he is considering his future at Arsenal and will make a decision ahead of the January transfer window.“I am dealing with it,” Debuchy told Canal+.“I am trying to stay strong. We are going to remain concentrated until December, after that I will see.”last_img read more

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Man City team news: Citizens to go all guns blazing against Everton in League Cup clash?

first_img 42. Yaya Toure (central midfield) 13. Willy Caballero (goalkeeper) 25. Fernandinho (central midfield) 10. Sergio Aguero (striker) 21. David Silva (attacking midfield) 11 11 11 Manchester City host Everton on Wedneday night hoping to overturn a 2-1 deficit from the first leg to make the League Cup final at Wembley on 28 February.City were outplayed in an entertaining 90 minutes of the Goodison Park semi-final two weeks ago but Jesus Navas’ away goal has given them every chance of toppling the Merseysiders.City have fluctuated between the divine and benign all season long, blowing teams away at times but struggling massively on their travels in the Premier League.But their form at the Etihad, aside from defeats to West Ham and Liverpool, has been pretty emphatic and has ultimately kept them in the title race.So will home advantage prove pivotal against the Toffees? talkSPORT thinks Manuel Pellegrini will go for broke knowing his side need to win to reach the final.Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the Citizens’ predicted line up… 11 17. Kevin De Bruyne (attacking midfield) 11 22. Gael Clichy (left-back) 30. Nicolas Otamendi (centre-back) 11 11 11 11 26. Martin Demichelis (centre-back) 11 11 7. Raheem Sterling (attacking midfield) 2. Bacary Sagna (right-back) – click the arrow above, right, to see Man City’s predicted line up v Everton in squad number order last_img read more

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Liverpool plan summer swoop for Real Madrid star

first_img1 Jese Rodriguez Liverpool are planning an audacious summer move for Real Madrid starlet Jese Rodriguez.The Spaniard has struggled for a regular spot in the first-team this season and is rumoured to be considering his options.Jurgen Klopp is a big fan of the winger and believes he would fit in perfectly at Anfield.Liverpool now, according to Spanish website OkDiario, are working on a summer swoop for Rodriguez.The Reds are ready to spend big to land their man and in turn Real Madrid are said to want over £20m.Arsenal and Tottenham have been linked with Rodriguez in the past, as have Italian champions Juventus.last_img read more

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Top 10 shocking fake football kits ranked

first_img 10 4: Arsenal’s 2013/14 “Third Kit” 5: Liverpool’s 2010/11 “Third Kit” It happens every year…Sometimes it begins when the previous season ends, sometimes even earlier than that, but we all know that eventually the stream of fake shirts rumoured to be next year’s Premier League kits will start to flow.This list ranks the ten most shocking counterfeit strips we’ve seen over the past few years with plenty of English clubs making appearances.To scroll through our full list of shocking fake football kits, click the right arrow above. 7: England’s 2008 “Home Kit” 10: Barcelona’s 2011/12 “Third Kit” 10 10 6: Manchester City’s 2013/14 “Away Kit” 10 10 10 10 10 10 8: Liverpool’s 2015/16 “Home Kit” 3: Manchester United’s 2014/15 “Third Kit” 9: Manchester United’s 2014/15 “Home Kit” 2: Chelsea’s 2010/11 “Goalkeeper Kit” 10 1: Barcelona’s 2008/09 “Third Kit”last_img read more

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Officer offers a ray of light on Skid Row

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre He has spent about nine years in the Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Division, with the past two as a senior lead officer serving as a community liaison. One of the programs that garnered him recognition, “Just Like You,” brings in African-American and Latino mentors to talk to young people living on Skid Row. “I didn’t care if you were a janitor, a lawyer, a doctor,” Joseph said about his criteria for speakers in the program. “As long as you were successful.” He started the program because Skid Row offers little to admire for the predominantly black and Latino kids who wind up there. “All they see here is pimps and prostitutes,” he said. “All they see here is drug dealers. That’s their role models.” LAPD Officer Deon Joseph strides the streets of downtown’s Skid Row, alternating between his role as friend and enforcer – offering temporary housing tips to those seeking help and pouring out the cheap booze of those who refuse it. I “treat them like royalty, even if I’m putting them in handcuffs,” the 34-year-old Joseph said. “What I do will affect other African-Americans in this department as well as other officers, so I really do try to walk on water.” Joseph’s efforts to be an upstanding cop while reaching out to the downtrodden recently garnered him an honorable-mention award from Parade magazine and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. The 12-year veteran and married father of three was one of only 14 officers honored nationwide at the annual ceremony. Joseph has grown to love his assignment on Skid Row, but admits that when he first arrived he had doubts. He soon realized he was in familiar territory. When Joseph’s parents, Milton and Margie, came to Long Beach in the late 1950s from Louisiana, times were so hard they collected cans to sell at recycling centers to make ends meet. Despite their own initial hardships, his parents were community-minded, Joseph said. His father started his own construction business and routinely hired people others thought didn’t deserve a second chance, including ex-cons looking to improve their life. Before she died last November, Joseph’s mother fed the homeless at least once a week for about seven years. Growing up, Joseph and his siblings – including his twin brother, Cleon, also an LAPD officer – learned lessons in patience, love and understanding that would serve them well later in life as their parents took in 41 foster kids during their 45-year marriage. Kids from all backgrounds ended up in their home, including one “neo-Nazi kid” who was taught to hate black people, Joseph said. “He would literally starve himself because he didn’t want to eat our food,” Joseph said. The fast ended after the family caught him eating collard greens in the middle of the night. “It taught me about race relations,” Joseph said. “You’re forced to be exposed to other cultures.” Many of the children his parents took care of suffered from emotional and physical abuse, as well as mental disorders. Working Skid Row, Joseph sees much of the same. “I don’t look down on them. I can’t,” he said. “They’re my brothers and sisters. … I fell in love with them.” That love was reciprocated one afternoon when locals congratulated him on being honored in Parade. “This man helped me out a lot,” said Howard Skuce, 52, sitting in a wheelchair. “And a lot of other people in the streets don’t like him, but I do. He helped a lot of the homeless people.” Among the 3,800 parolees, 400 sex offenders and more than 3,000 people on probation on Skid Row, there are some decent ones just trying to do their best, Joseph said. People like a guy he simply calls “O.G.,” who took it upon himself to strategically place colorfully painted trash cans in the area. It was his attempt to alleviate the area’s trash burden, made worse by well-meaning religious groups that come from outside Skid Row to hand out food. If it’s not traded or bartered for drugs, the food often ends up thrown on the streets, Joseph said. The drug dealers – including one Joseph just busted, called “Lucky” – are another story, he said. A crackdown on crime through the department’s Safer Cities Initiative, an effort begun in September 2006 that brought 50 more officers into Skid Row, has reduced violent crime by 31percent, with robberies down 53percent and burglaries down 33percent. But critics contend some homeless people have been unfairly targeted and harassed, a charge the department denies. A lawsuit was settled in October when an agreement was reached between the city and the American Civil Liberties Union to allow people to sleep on sidewalks from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. as long as they’re at least 10 feet from business or residential entrances. The agreement will remain in effect until the city builds 1,250 new affordable-housing units, half of them on Skid Row. Yvette Nelson, a rehabilitation worker on Skid Row, said as far as she’s concerned, things have improved considerably. “You know how people say bad things about the police? Downtown police are the best police,” said the South Los Angeles resident. “There’s not as many drug dealers down here on the street like it was. “I see more people are getting into programs instead of laying out on the streets.” And Joseph enjoys a solid reputation in the area, even among the dealers he tries to put away. “He’s got a lot of respect down here,” Nelson said. “They give him respect because he respects people.” With his tough-love approach, Joseph is always holding out hope that even those he has arrested will want to turn their lives around. “I don’t judge them,” he said. “I don’t care if they’re Crip, Blood – if you want to change your life, I’m here to help you.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Producers take out trade ads to make case

first_imgProducers took out full-page ads in Monday’s trade papers to state their case in the strike by Hollywood writers. In ads in Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, studios emphasized that writers already get paid when TV episodes and films are downloaded from Internet stores such as Apple Inc.’s iTunes. The ads from the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers also stated that writers get a fee, or residual, when episodes or films are rented online. Headlined “Setting the Record Straight,” the ads offered the group’s most extensive public statement on Internet payments since the strike began on Nov. 5. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre The Writers Guild of America said proposals by producers would have “decimated writers’ incomes.” The alliance “told us in negotiations that new media was going to cannibalize traditional media,” said Neal Sacharow, a spokesman for the writers. “Therefore, we need a fair residual formula just to keep up.” The union resumed its picketing Monday at studios. In the latest ploy to keep the nation’s attention focused on their weeklong labor dispute, some writers toted their kids to picket lines outside studios Monday. Parents took advantage of the Veterans Day school holiday to take about 100 kids to a picket line outside Disney studios in Burbank. Writers do not get paid when TV shows are streamed for free on advertising-supported network sites such as ABC.com or HULU.com. But the ads said a proposal to pay writers for that streaming was on the table when talks broke off on Nov. 4. Producers said payments from digital rentals and downloads were part of the more than $260 million in “record-breaking residuals” paid to members of the Writers Guild of America’s West Coast branch in 2006. Producers said the figure came from the union’s 2006 annual report, which didn’t break down what percentage of the residuals came from digital distribution. Writers have said they were fighting for a percentage of revenue from advertising-supported streaming. They also want a larger percentage of revenue from downloading, arguing that digital distribution is reducing payments that used to come from networks repeating TV episodes on broadcast channels. The union has invited actors to join its picket lines today in Los Angeles. Members of the union’s East Coast branch were expected to stage a protest on Wall Street. Both branches sent a letter of support Monday to striking Broadway stagehands. Members of Local One of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees went on strike Nov. 10 against Broadway producers, shuttering some of New York’s most popular plays and musicals. “Just as you have stood with us in our current strike against the motion picture and television studios and networks, so, too, do we stand with you as you seek the fair and respectful contract that you have earned and deserve,” the letter states.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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American soldiers killed handing out toys to Iraqi kids

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Few details were available, but the U.S. military said it was a “suicide vest attack” and that three American soldiers were killed. Rasoul Issam, 16, said he and his friends were playing soccer when the U.S. soldiers called to them from their vehicles to come get gifts. “We ran toward them and I caught a ball when suddenly an explosion took place about 20 meters (yards) from us,” Issam said from his hospital bed in Baqouba. Iraqi children frequently converge on American troops who usually carry soccer balls and stuffed animals crammed in their armored vehicles as they seek to garner good will. The deaths raised to at least 3,870 members of the U.S. military who have died since the Iraq war started in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. BAGHDAD – A suicide bomber detonated his explosives as American soldiers were handing out toys to children northeast of Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least three children and three of the troopers, U.S. and Iraqi authorities said. Seven children were wounded in the attack in Baqouba, where U.S. soldiers wrested control from al-Qaida in Iraq last summer. The attack, along with a series of other blasts in the capital and to the north, underlined the uncertainty of security in Iraq even as the American military said overall violence is down 55 percent since a troop buildup began this year. Police said the attack occurred as U.S. soldiers were handing out toys, sports equipment and other treats in a playground near Baqouba, 35 miles northeast of Baghdad. last_img read more

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EVOLVE SHOWS YOU THE THREE PROVEN TECHNIQUES TO LOOK BETTER IN A SUIT

first_imgWith the Evolve Menswear WINTER SUIT SALE in full swing, the experts at Evolve are sharing a few tips to make sure you get the most out of your suit.The ShoulderA well-fitted shoulder should lie flat. The seam on top of the shoulder should meet the sleeve of the suit right where your arm meets your shoulder. Wrinkles on the sleeve and on the top of the jacket means that the jacket is either too bit or too small.Trouser BreakThe “break” is the small wrinkle caused when the top of your shoe stops your trouser cuff from falling to its full length.The cuff should rest on top of your shoe, with the trouser falling a touch longer at the back than at the front but must be above the heel of the shoe. Jacket CollarYour jacket collar should rest against your shirt collar, which should in turn rest against the back of your neck.A tight collar will create bunching and folds just beneath it, and often wrinkles the shirt collar underneath it.Make sure you get the right advice when choosing your suit. The Evolve Menswear Massive Winter Suit Sale is on right now.    EVOLVE SHOWS YOU THE THREE PROVEN TECHNIQUES TO LOOK BETTER IN A SUIT was last modified: November 11th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Businessevolve menswearFeaturesnewslast_img read more

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