Arsenal’s Emery pleased with present squad

first_img0Shares0000Unai Emery is Arsenal’s first new manager in 22 yearsLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 2 – Unai Emery says he’s satisfied with the signings he’s made so far at Arsenal and would be confident to begin the new Premiership season with the side he has assembled.Speaking after the Gunners’ International Champions Cup penalty shootout win over Chelsea, the new manager revealed he was “happy with the players” he had. Alexandre Lacazette netted a very late equaliser in the pre-season friendly after a fifth minute goal from Antonio Rudiger.All of Arsenal’s penalty takers scored from the spot, with only Ruben Loftus-Cheek missing for the Blues.New club signings include Bernd Leno, Stephan Lichtsteiner, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi.Emery said: “At the moment I am very happy with the players who are with here with us.“I am telling you now, we are ok.”The manager added that he was not uncertain if Aaron Ramsey would be remain at the club this season, saying: “I don’t know [if he will sign a new contract]. This is a question for the club and the player.“My focus is on the players and the training for the match against Lazio and then Man City.”The Welsh international picked up a minor injury in the warm up to this game and did not feature.Arsenal face Serie A side Lazio in their final pre-season match this Saturday before facing the Premier League champions on the opening day of the 2018/19 season.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Irish grandad begins epic Wild Atlantic Walk in Donegal

first_imgA 65-year-old man has embarked on an epic walking journey from Donegal this week – and has a very long road ahead of him.Jack O’Donohue, from Dublin, plans to walk all 2,500kms of the Wild Atlantic Way in support of the Children’s Medical Research Foundation providing vital funds to Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital Crumlin and the National Children’s Research Centre.Jack started his trek at Muff in Co. Donegal on the morning of May 29th, setting off on foot for a challenge he expects to take at least three months to complete – not quite the ‘Bit of a Walk‘, as he calls it! Dressed for the weather at Inishowen HeadHis spirits are high in the early days of the journey and Jack is enjoying sharing photos of Donegal scenery he sees along the way.“I started this adventure two days ago. I’m amazed at the amount of Donegal people who are stopping offering lifts (which I cannot take), taking selfies (which I can).“My wife Brenda and myself love visiting Donegal but while walking I’m seeing the real beauty of this vast county. I’ll be walking for another couple of weeks in Donegal, so I hope to meet many more friendly people,” he told Donegal Daily.Jack saying goodbye to Brenda at MuffJack is hoping to stay overnight in hostels and B&Bs, but is also hoping that kind-hearted Donegal people can give him a place to stay as he passes through local communities. Following the route of the Wild Atlantic Way and barring any unforeseen significant incidents, he expects to reach Kinsale early September before his 45th wedding anniversary.Retired for over five years Jack said his family would rather he took a nap on the couch in the afternoon instead of gallivanting around the roads of Ireland. However, he said he is not ready to surrender to that just yet.So why is he doing this? “Well, Brenda and I have five children (grown up) and seven grandchildren from 19 years down to 9 months. We consider ourselves most fortunate that they have never had to avail of the wonderful care provider at Crumlin Hospital where many of the most seriously ill children and their families are cared for by a wonderful team of dedicated professionals. This is my way of giving thanks.”Jack is not out to set any records, just to go for “A Bit of a Walk”! You can follow his progress at www.facebook.com/2500klms where he will post daily updates and photos.This is a solo charity event but Jack would love people to join in as he moves through towns and villages. From time to time he will be joined by family and friends but all are welcome. To sponsor this event, you can donate to the Children’s Charity at: CMRF Crumlin | Event | A Bit of a WalkIrish grandad begins epic Wild Atlantic Walk in Donegal was last modified: June 1st, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:challengecharityCrumlin Children’s HospitalfundraisingWALKWild Atlantic Waylast_img read more

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