Welbeck shares FaceTime call with Arsenal squad before Wolves draw

first_img“He looked very happy and I think he was happy to talk to us because he is still a big part of our team and we will support him to have a good time when he is injured.“I think that is a big quality of the manager because he always wants to have a team, not just one player, one player, one player (individuals) and I think this meeting was very motivating for us and for every player to play for Danny because everybody likes him.”Arsenal extended their unbeaten run to 16 games with a draw, which could easily have been a first defeat since August.Wolves were the better side for much of the contest and only a string of smart saves from Leno kept the hosts in the game.Substitute Morgan Gibbs-White hit the crossbar in injury time as Nuno Espirito Santo’s side almost sealed the win. Mkhitaryan salvaged a point for Arsenal against Wolves It remains to be seen how long Welbeck will be on the sidelines, but head coach Unai Emery arranged for him to speak to his team-mates before the 1-1 draw with Wolves.He could not inspire the Gunners to a win, with substitute Henrikh Mkhitaryan levelling four minutes from full-time after Ivan Cavaleiro’s goal looked set to be enough for the visitors.“We talked to him because of the coach before the game in the meeting, we had a FaceTime session with him,” Leno said after the game.“It was very good, we wanted to win for him. We all are sorry for him for his injury, and hope he will have a good recovery and to see him on the pitch because he’s an important player for the team and also in the dressing room. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? ADVICE Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Latest Football News MONEY 2 Danny Welbeck gave his team-mates moral support via FaceTime Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 2 Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Danny Welbeck did not let his broken ankle keep him away from the Arsenal dressing room, as goalkeeper Bernd Leno revealed the striker joined the team via FaceTime before the Wolves game.The England forward suffered a gruesome-looking injury when he fell awkwardly on his ankle during Thursday night’s Europa League stalemate with Sporting Lisbon. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won no dice REVEALED RANKED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury BEST OF huge blow In taking a share of the spoils Arsenal have now secured nine points from losing positions this season – more than any other side in the top-flight -and Leno believes that shows the players have the right attitude.“I think the games against Liverpool and Leicester were the same. We played after 1-0 for the other team, we played very good,” he added.“I think this shows a good character of the team that we never give up. After the 1-0 it was dangerous to score as well, but we never gave up and at the end I think had chances to score the second goal.“I think at the end the balance was lost again, maybe we wanted too much to win this game. I think the character of this team is very good.”last_img read more

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Rosses AC secures 3 year sponsorship from The Cope Dungloe

first_imgThe Rosses Athletic Club has finalised a three-year sponsorship deal with The Cope; a community Co-operative based in the Rosses and Falcarragh. The Rosses A.C. provide athletics training and competition for everyone aged between 7 and 70 somethings, it incorporates members from the Rosses, Gweedore and Cloughaneely regions and is wholly based in the Gaeltacht.The Rosses A.C. caters for multiple athletic disciplines, like Sports Hall and Indoor Athletics, Track and Field, Cross Country and Senior/Master Athletics. The club has witnessed great success at all disciplines and promotes healthy living and active lifestyles for all their members. The club has gone from strength to strength over the years and currently has in excess of 280 members affiliated with the club.Chairperson of the Club, Aidan Gillespie said “we are delighted to receive the support of the Cope who have committed to being our main sponsor for the next 3 years, this will only help the club to grow in numbers and performance and allow us to acquire much-needed equipment, upgrade our training facilities and develop our coaches and training techniques”. Mark Sharkey, Chief Executive to the Cope commented; “The Cope are delighted to be associated with such a progressive and diverse club as Rosses A.C, which promotes sports inclusion and participation across all age profiles for both male and female athletes.“As a community business, we take our social responsibility very seriously and supporting Rosses A.C. is a privilege. We look forward to working closely with Rosses A.C. over the years ahead to promote healthy living and an active lifestyle for all.”This year our athletes have really come to the fore and their hard work in training is starting to come to fruition in competition, we had various club outings to county and provincial events this year and our athletes won 78 county medals at children, juvenile, senior and masters level, in addition to 8 All Ireland Indoor medals and 3 National Age Group records.The clubs most recent outing to the Ulster Juvenile Championships took then to the Mary Peters Track in Belfast, where 19 competitors from u14 to u19 participated and successfully returned with 5 Gold, 3 Silver, 2 Bronze and 10 athletes qualified for the Irish Life Health Juvenile Track and Field All Irelands which takes place in July. Following the trip to Belfast two of the club’s young athletes John Gallagher and Conor Mangan received an invite by Athletics Northern Ireland to compete in the u14 boys 100m pre programme at the Belfast International Athletics Meet which takes place in July, and the club will also be represented by Fodhla Nic Phaidin at this meet as she is recognised as a rising star in triple jump and has represented Ireland on the international stage in Wales.Throughout the year the club runs multiple activities like sports-hall for kids (7-15yrs) from September to March in the Rosses Community School Gym, which introduces kids to athletics in a fun and general way. Indoor athletics training for all ages from children to Juveniles, Seniors and Masters also takes place over the winter in preparation for the Indoor competition season which begins in December. The adults participate in circuit training in Gweedore and distance training with running groups in the winter months in Gweedore and Dungloe, this is a great way for existing club athletes and newcomers to work on fitness levels in preparation for whichever events they will participate in in the Spring/Summer such as 5k/10k/marathons. The Cross Country season begins in August and competitions are available to all ages of athletes from October through to Spring, this is popular with both children and adults alike.The Rosses A.C. are in the process of launching their brand-new range of clubwear which is available to order and buy in the Cope Sports Department in Dungloe. “The new range of clubwear brings a sense of inclusion, membership and pride to all our members” Michael McElroy Club Treasurer commented. “Thanks to the efforts of all our volunteers, supporters, athletes young and old(er), parents and the Cope, the future of the Rosses A.C. looks bright and very orange!” Rosaleen McGarvey Club Secretary added.If you are interested in joining the Rosses A.C.  you can contact them on 083 4665734 or email them on [email protected] Check out their Facebook page. (www.facebook.com/RossesAC).Rosses AC secures 3 year sponsorship from The Cope Dungloe was last modified: July 18th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:sponsorshipThe Cope Dungloethe rosses AClast_img read more

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