Barcelona lead Real Madrid in race to sign unsettled Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

first_img Comment Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 26 Nov 2019 11:02 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2kShares Barcelona and Real Madrid are interested in signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Barcelona are leading rivals Real Madrid in the race to sign unsettled Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to reports.Aubameyang has established himself as one of the most prolific forwards in Europe over the past six years, first starring at Borussia Dortmund and now flourishing at Arsenal.The Gabon ace scored an impressive 141 goals in 213 appearances for Dortmund and has already notched up 50 goals for the Gunners. Aubameyang has developed into a key player for the Gunners (Picture: Getty)‘It is a privilege to follow in their footsteps and I will honour the armband by doing my very best on and off the pitch.‘When I was younger, I remember always wanting to be captain in my youth teams. I was talking about it with my mum just the other day actually.‘We were laughing because we recalled how I used to buy armbands myself so I could wear them! At the start of my career, I was not too focused on being captain or not.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‘Now, it feels right. It comes with a lot of responsibilities but I feel I can do a great job.‘I have been Gabon captain since 2015 and that was also a great honour. My dad was also the national team captain when he was playing.‘So to take over from him in a way was again very special. Now, I am doing the double with Arsenal and Gabon and it is a wonderful privilege.’MORE: Arsenal staff expecting Unai Emery to be sacked imminentlyMORE: Max Allegri has doubts over Arsenal job as pressure on Unai Emery growscenter_img Unai Emery post 2-2 draw with SouthamptonTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 10:11FullscreenUnai Emery post 2-2 draw with Southamptonhttps://metro.co.uk/video/unai-emery-post-2-2-draw-southampton-2055604/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Despite emerging as a key figure at the Emirates, Aubameyang has seemingly been reluctant to commit his long-term future to the Premier League club, who are currently eighth in the table.ADVERTISEMENTBarcelona and Real Madrid have been alerted to his situation and, according to the Daily Star, it is Barcelona who are at the front of the queue should Aubameyang decide to leave.AdvertisementAdvertisementAubameyang’s current contract will expire in 2021 and Arsenal are reluctant to allow their star man to enter the final year of his deal and risk losing him on a free transfer.More: 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 CityThe former Dortmund striker was named Unai Emery’s new Arsenal captain earlier in the month but he may still be open to a move due to the club’s struggles under Emery.It is claimed the chances of Aubameyang leaving will increase substantially if Arsenal again fail to qualify for the Champions League.Speaking out for the first time on being named Arsenal captain, Aubameyang said over the weekend: ‘Arsenal has a great history of wonderful captains like Patrick Vieira and Tony Adams. Barcelona lead Real Madrid in race to sign unsettled Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Advertisementlast_img read more

Returning skipper savours success

first_img Press Association After 16 years without a tour success, the Lions secured an unforgettable series victory against the Wallabies with Saturday’s fine 41-16 victory in Sydney. More than a hundred fans welcomed home the triumphant Lions at Heathrow Airport on Wednesday morning, with a huge cheer going up when captain Warburton emerged with the trophy on top of his baggage trolley. “It is a lot cleaner than it was Saturday night, that’s for sure,” he said. “There were a few bottles of champagne in the trophy.” Sam Warburton has returned home a proud man, having led the British and Irish Lions to victory in Australia.center_img He added: “It is a great feeling. It has been a long time coming this Lions tour so it is nice to come back with a trophy. “It has only been done nine times in 125 years so all the players know they are part of a very prestigious group and are very proud of that.” Warburton missed the series decider with a hamstring tear and, watching on from the sidelines, admitted he could not relax until the 75th minute. “People might have thought I might have relaxed in the 60th-odd minute,” he said. “But, being the pessimist I am and knowing Australia can always strike back with a few tries in a few minutes, I could not relax until it was five minutes to go. I figured out in my head that they had to get a try every 75 seconds to win, which I would have backed our defence on that one. That’s the point I start smiling and celebrating.” It has been quite a week for British sport, with the Lions triumph followed by Andy Murray winning Wimbledon on Sunday. The England cricket team are now looking to keep the feelgood factor and Warburton is confident Australia will suffer yet more sporting woe. “We will all be watching keenly,” he said. “We’ve got nothing to do for four weeks now but to watch cricket, so our eyes will be glued to the telly and hopefully they can do the job. I am sure they have had a massive influx of messages but the boys have sent good luck messages to them for the last couple of weeks now.” last_img read more

Jamaica under water, again

first_imgWater nearly covers these houses in the parish of Clarendon For the second time in just over a month sections of Jamaica are experiencing heavy flooding.Heavy rains have been pelting the island since Sunday and as a result several schools have been closed and life in the island is soaking wet. Prime Minister Andrew Holness has instructed that all national emergency systems to be activated as heavy rainfall continues to affect sections of the island.The emergency agencies include the National Works Agency (NWA) and the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM), as well as local representatives.The prime minister says all the agencies should mobilize their resources to deal with the impact of the extraordinary rain event and to support residents who may need assistance in flooded areas.The heavy rains have also cause problems for high school students sitting the CAPE and CSEC examinations. Education Minister Ruel Reid this morning advised that the examinations cannot be postponed and advised students to brave the weather and turn out at designated examination centers or their schools.Meanwhile the island’s Meteorological Service has advised Jamaicans that a Flash Flood Warning is in place for 10 parishes, while a Flash Flood Watch is in place for the other four.The Flash Flood Warning is in place for low-lying and flood prone areas of St Mary, Portland, St Thomas, Kingston, St Andrew, St Catherine, Clarendon, Manchester, St Elizabeth and Westmoreland.Several roads in the Corporate Area, Clarendon and other parishes are heavily-flooded and impassable while bridges and fords have been completely covered and rendered impassable forced the island’s police to issue warnings for motorists to avoid several areas across the island.Hanover, St James, Trelawny, and St Ann have been put on Flash Flood Watch. The warning was issued this morning after heavy rains and winds left many areas waterlogged overnight.A Flash Flood Warning means flooding has been reported or will occur shortly. Motorists and pedestrians should not attempt to cross flooded roadways or other low-lying areas as strong currents are likely, the Met Service cautioned. Residents in low-lying areas should be on the alert for rising waters and be ready to move quickly to higher ground.The warning remains in place until 5:00 pm today. The Met Service projected light-to-moderate, and at times heavy showers, along with thunderstorms, to affect sections of all parishes until Thursday.Twelve killed in Haiti rainslast_img read more

Rebuilding Together Celebrates 10 Years By Bringing DIY Celebrities To Thurston…

first_imgFacebook11Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Rebuilding TogetherRebuilding Together Thurston County, a local nonprofit that focuses on providing critical repairs & maintenance for low income homeowners that are veterans, disabled, elderly or families with children at no cost to them is celebrating their 10 year Anniversary in DIY Style!Excitement will build “My Fix it Up Life” stars arrival at Rebuilding Together’s County Wide Bowling Tournament April 7th.  Teams of 5 at $25 each, this FUN-raiser is expected to bring in $15,000 to advance the work of RTTC. 3 locations- Tumwater, Westside Lanes and Yelm, bowlers will get a chance to win tickets to the VIP Champagne Welcome of Mark & Theresa on April 12th.April 13 & 14 Mark & Theresa of “My Fix it Up Life” build a play structure LIVE during the OMB Home Show!  Mark & Theresa are bringing Tim Williams, Musician, and their video crew to capture the excitement at the both the Champagne Welcome and OMB Home Show!  The play structure & TOOLS will be silent auctioned off to benefit the work of Rebuilding Together Thurston County.  For more information call 360.539-7830 or email:  rebuildingtogethertc@comcast.netlast_img read more