Arsenal hero Nigel Winterburn tells Unai Emery his three priority signings this summer

first_imgArsenal boss Unai Emery has been told his three priority signings (Picture: Getty)Nigel Winterburn says Arsenal manager Unai Emery needs to bolster his squad with a wide player, a central midfielder and a top-class defender this summer.The Gunners failed to finish in the top four of the Premier League this season after only winning one of their last five league fixtures.Arsenal can still qualify for the Champions League by winning the Europa League, however, and face domestic rivals Chelsea in the final at the end of the month.Emery was desperate to sign a defender in January and Gunners hero Winterburn says that is one of the three areas the Arsenal boss must target in the summer transfer window.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‘I’d like to see a pacy attacking wide player come to the club, potentially another midfield player and there is a lot being said about the need to restrengthen in defence,’ he told Love Sport Radio.‘But I think Unai Emery may be looking at the likes of Rob Holding, who had a fantastic six months and then picked up a serious knee injury.‘He was coming through and looking very, very consistent. It’s just a case of where Unai Emery feels he needs to strengthen.‘Everyone will say that defensively Arsenal haven’t been great again this season but it’s not just about the defence. It’s about when Arsenal do concede how quickly they get played through the lines. Advertisement Arsenal hero Nigel Winterburn tells Unai Emery his three priority signings this summer Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 14 May 2019 11:14 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.7kShares The Gunners will face Chelsea in the Europa League final (Picture: Getty)‘I’m quite excited about what’s going to happen to Arsenal next season and I’m very intrigued to see where Emery thinks Arsenal need strengthening.‘But my own thoughts are a wide player, another midfielder and potentially another centre-half.‘But I can’t see much more than that coming into the club because we’re hearing that Arsenal haven’t got a vast amount of money to spend.’Winterburn also says Emery’s first season at the Emirates has been a success. The Spaniard replaced French veteran Arsene Wenger as manager last summer.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘It’s already been a successful season for Arsenal in terms of changing manager and Unai Emery coming in,’ Winterburn added.‘This season for me was more about setting the squad. Yes, you want to try and qualify for the Champions League through league position but Arsenal have got to the Europa League final now.‘They really need to go and win that to secure the Champions League. But it’s been a success in terms of the change in management – that needed to happen – and it’s been an assessment season for Unai Emery.‘Then it’s about looking forward to what happens in the summer in terms of players leaving and players coming into the football club.’MORE: Sessegnon wants to work with Pochettino as Man Utd enter transfer race Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Suspended NASCAR driver Kyle Larson will make his return to racing in World of Outlaws

first_imgLarson, who also was suspended indefinitely by iRacing for his use of the racial slur, apologized for his use of the word in a video he tweeted the next day.”Kyle is an important and visible stakeholder in the World of Outlaws community as both a driver and team owner,” the World of Outlaws said in a statement on April 14. “Kyle has admitted to making a mistake and it is our expectation that he will make every effort to represent the sport in a professional manner moving forward. Provided that Kyle completes the designated training in the allotted time, he will remain eligible to compete in all World of Outlaws sanctioned events.”The virtual race in which Larson uttered the N-word was not an official NASCAR iRacing event, which have been replacing the live NASCAR Cup Series races that have been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. MORE: Bubba Wallace responds to Larson’s use of racial slurLarson remains indefinitely suspended by NASCAR, but a World of Outlaws spokesman told NBC Sports that Larson had completed the sensitivity training required for his return to dirt racing.As for Larson’s return to stock car racing, NASCAR told Racer Magazine’s Kelly Crandall it “will not have anything to communicate until we announce his reinstatement at a later date.”Friday night’s sprint car race will broadcast live on DIRTVision, but spectators will not be allowed at Knoxville Raceway.  Almost a month after Kyle Larson’s use of the N-word during an iRacing event cost him his NASCAR Cup Series ride with Chip Ganassi Racing and his primary sponsors, ​the 27-year-old driver will return to racing Friday.According to NBC Sports, Larson will race the No. 57 sprint car he owns when the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series returns May 8 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. Retired NASCAR driver Kasey Kahne will also race at Knoxville for the sprint car team he owns.last_img read more

Petron blazes past Iriga City in Batangas

first_imgAs early as the opening set, Iriga City coach Parley Tupas surrendered every illusion of scoring an upset against Petron on Saturday.In a huddle, when they were trailing, 20-10, Tupas was telling his charges to “relax, we have nothing to lose, let’s just score as much points as possible.”ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Iriga City did lose. But it wasn’t clear if Tupas was happy with the points his team collected.The Blaze Spikers, brimming with confidence as well big-name stars, hammered out a 25-12, 25-15, 25-22 triumph over Iriga in the Chooks to Go-Philippine Superliga Grand Prix at Batangas City Sports Center.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSBack on the thronePetron registered its sixth win in seven games, while handing Iriga City its fifth defeat in seven outings. Both will qualify for the quarterfinals.From the onset, when the Blaze Spikers piled up a 7-1 lead, it was very clear they were leagues away from the Oragons, who simply had no answer for Petron’s massive firepower anchored on Lindsay Stalzer, Hillary Hurley, Remy Palma and Ria Meneses, among others. Nazareth, La Salle reach Rebisco semis unscathed Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?center_img Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson MOST READ View comments Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ setlast_img read more