Arsenal legend tips shock return for Man United flop Alexis Sanchez

first_img Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father REVEALED targets Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer RANKED Nonetheless, Ajax director of football Overmars, who is also being touted for the same role at Arsenal, believes Sanchez would be welcome back in north London.He told ADN Deportes: “I have great respect for Alexis, because he did extremely well in Arsenal, I do not know if it was a good decision to leave.“English football changes you, it turns you around, it took me a step forward. LIVING THE DREAM The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star moving on LATEST Alexis Sanchez could make a sensational return to Arsenal, according to Marc Overmars.The Chilean left left the Gunners in January 2018 for rivals Manchester United in a move which saw him become the Premier League’s highest-paid player. “Arsene Wenger arrived a year before me, Dennis Bergkamp made a big impression in England, it was a fantastic time, I think we changed the history of the club a bit.“This type of players were very important for Arsenal, because that’s where they take you to focus, after Alexis, Arsenal tried to sign another player like that, but he was not given, so he could go back to Arsenal.” However, he has failed to show his best form for the Red Devils, scoring just one league goal this season.He looks a shadow of the player which took English football by storm after signing for the Gunners in 2014, netting 80 goals in 166 games.His relationship with the fans who once adored him appears to be tarnished after he mocked Arsenal following his goal in United’s FA Cup win at the Emirates last month. IN DEMAND center_img The forward was immense at Arsenal Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade targets Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ LATEST TRANSFER NEWS 2 2 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Getty Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Alexis Sanchez has struggled for form at Man United last_img read more

Captain EO to Officially Close at Epcot

first_imgShare This!©Rikki NiblettUpdated with new information.The rag tag band appears to be officially going away. Guests are invited to celebrate and watch Captain EO change the world one last time because the show, which is playing at the Magic Eye Theater in the Imagination Pavilion, will see its farewell mission on December 6.Captain EO returned to the park back in 2010 to celebrate Michael Jackson after his death. This spring/summer Captain EO closed for sneak previews of both Tomorrowland and Inside Out. Many thought at that time the attraction would be closed forever, however, it returned in July to many people’s surprise.Disney has now officially announced what is taking Captain EO’s place. Guests will be able to experience beloved Disney and Pixar animated shorts in 4D with the Disney & Pixar Short Film Festival. It will include a look into the visionary minds behind some of the most iconic animated films today, as well as the ability to enter the imaginative worlds of three animated shorts in ways never seen before.One thing is for sure, at least for me anyway – I have enjoyed joining Hooter, Idie, Odie, Fuzzball, and the rest of the gang on their adventure helping them change the world, with brighter days and good times.last_img read more

Lasith Malinga fit for Sri Lanka’s World Cup opener

first_imgSlinging pace bowler Lasith Malinga is fit for Sri Lanka’s opening World Cup clash against New Zealand at Hagley Oval on Saturday, captain Angelo Mathews said. Malinga had ankle surgery in September and just returned to action in Sri Lanka’s two warm-up matches, against South Africa and Zimbabwe, prior to the World Cup.The mercurial paceman missed the recent series against the World Cup co-hosts, who went on to comfortably win the seven-match ODI series 4-2 to give themselves a confidence boost ahead of the global showpiece. “Lasith will definitely play and he is fit to go,” Mathews told reporters on Friday, before declining to name his 11 for the opening match. Malinga has been a key component of Sri Lanka’s performances in the last two World Cups, where they have made the final both times, particularly at the death with his late swinging yorkers proving unplayable at times.His absence was noticed during the recent one-day series, where Sri Lanka looked out of sorts during their buildup to the tournament, having arrived in New Zealand in mid-December and lost the Test series 2-0 and then the ODI series.To top that off, they were well beaten by Zimbabwe in their final World Cup warmup match at Lincoln earlier this week. The team have also been too reliant on the big three of Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene to score their runs while their pace attack has looked tame without the blonde-tinted hair of Malinga charging in.”We had a couple of bad practice matches but we are not concerned about it because we were giving guys opportunities,” Mathews said of their final warm-up clashes.advertisement”We have a fairly experienced team but the past is the past and we can’t look too far ahead. We need to take each game as it comes.”We’ve got to be aggressive and play good cricket to win against New Zealand. They’re on a roll so we need to back our strengths and go out there and be positive.”Malinga’s return to the side will provide a definite challenge to Brendon McCullum’s side, though the New Zealand captain said they had spoken at length of facing the 31-year-old, particularly at the end of an innings when he is most lethal.”We have done a lot of preparation for him,” McCullum said. “He is a world class bowler and makes a significant impact to their bowling lineup.”He is a fantastic death bowler and Sri Lanka is certainly a better side with Lasith Malinga in it.”last_img read more

World Cup: MS Dhoni lauds Indian bowlers for win over West Indies

first_imgIndia defeated West Indies by four wickets in the World Cup, Pool B clash on FridayAfter beating the West Indies in a World Cup Pool B encounter at the WACA on Friday, an elated Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni credited his bowlers for keeping the opposition batsmen on a tight leash.The Indian bowlers were upto the mark from the very first over of the day, as they rarely hurled a bad delivery to the rival batsmen giving away just eight runs from the first five overs.Mohammad Shami, later adjudged the Man-of-the-Match, was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3-35 from his eight overs. Pacer Umesh Yadav (2-42) and left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja (2-27) chipped in to take two wickets each, as the West Indies were bowled out for a paltry 182.India chased the total down with four wickets and 65 deliveries to spare. They registered fourth straight victory and qualified to the quarterfinals.”It was a difficult wicket, even initially with the new ball. There was some variable bounce, it was doing a bit. It settled down later, there was some swing for the West Indies bowlers as well, with the new ball,” Dhoni, who scored unbeaten 45 from 56 balls, said at the post-match presentation ceremony.”Our bowlers didn’t try too much. They stuck to their line and length. It (wicket) had a bit more bounce and we gave quite a few wides bowling bouncers. But we also got wickets with the short-pitched delivery, so overall very happy with our performance,” Dhoni added.advertisementDhoni added the target was a tricky one to chase down on such a dicy strip but said it was also a good chance to test out the middle-order.”It is a difficult target, because you don’t know whether to go and play your shots. It was a good chance to test out lower middle-order. Ashwin played well.””Jadeja will have to step up and if he starts scoring runs, it will be a very difficult line-up to contain.”Asked about the challenges they will face against Ireland and Zimbabwe when they travel to New Zealand, he said: “The last time we were in New Zealand, there were true wickets. We’ll have to see what kind of wickets are provided, but generally the ball comes on, there is some bounce.””The grounds are small so that is one area where we will have to adjust,” concluded the skipper.India next play Ireland on March 10 in Hamilton, followed by their trip to Auckland where they play Zimbabwe on March 14.last_img read more

10 months agoChelsea boss Sarri hails outstanding Hazard: He’ll be even better soon

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Sarri hails outstanding Hazard: He’ll be even better soonby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri hailed the performance of Eden Hazard for their 2-1 win at Hazard scored one goal and assisted another as Chelsea, who started without a striker, held on to beat the Seagulls.The 27-year-old set up the Blues’ opener with a wonderful pass across the face of goal for the arriving Pedro to tap in on 17 minutes.Willian then pounced on a loose pass from Leon Balogun and played in Hazard, who ran from just over the halfway line, outpacing the Brighton defence before slotting past Mat Ryan.”I think that Hazard could have played better because his level is a very high level,” said Sarri. “He can do more for him and for us.”But I think after the two injuries, he lost the physical condition. Now he’s improving. In one or two matches he’ll be back at the top.”He added: “We could have won by more goals. We conceded a goal in a moment when we were in full control. The last five minutes against a very physical team were difficult to manage.” last_img read more

10 months agoFlamengo launch cash bid to beat West Ham to Gabigol signing

first_imgFlamengo launch cash bid to beat West Ham to Gabigol signingby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFlamengo hope an offer of €22m will be enough to land Inter Milan striker Gabriel Barbosa.The Brazilian, after an outstanding season on-loan at Santos, is up for sale at Inter ahead of the January market.West Ham have been regarded as favourites to land Gabigol given their relationship with his agent of Kia Joorabchian. Everton and Crystal Palace are also keen.However, Gazzetta dello Sport says Fla hope an immediate cash offer of €22m can trump their English rivals.Inter paid €35m to sign Gabigol two years ago from Santos. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

10 months agoBrahim Diaz delighted to make winning Real Madrid debut

first_imgBrahim Diaz delighted to make winning Real Madrid debutby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrahim Diaz was delighted to make a winning debut for Real Madrid in their Copa del Rey triumph over Leganes.The former Manchester City starlet, who was presented as a new Whites’ player on Monday, came on in the 78th minute to replace Vinicius Jr.The midfielder spoke at the end of the match: “This is a big, unforgettable and unique day, to make my debut at this stadium and with these fans has been a dream since I was a kid, winning makes the dream even better, but I’m calm about it all. I have to give everything out on the field because this club and these fans deserve it, I’m going to frame the debut jersey and hang it in my room.”He added: “Sergio Ramos congratulated me and told me to continue like this, he said that everything comes and that I’ll get a lot of minutes, he’s a top player and playing with him is a moment to savour, it’s a dream.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Cavani did not know that he broke Ibrahimovics record

first_imgAfter scoring a brace for Paris Saint-Germain in their 2-2 draw against Guingamp, Edinson Cavani revealed that he was unaware that he broke Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s goalscoring record in Ligue 1The Uruguay international rescued a point for the league champions against Guingamp on Sunday with his two late goals keeping PSG in the hunt to break the 100-point barrier in the standings.On the back of his brace, Cavani has now surpassed his former PSG teammate Ibrahimovic for the most goals scored in Ligue 1 to a new record of 114 goals.“I didn’t know that I had set a new record, but I’m happy to have written a little more history with this shirt,” said Cavani, according to FourFourTwo.The 31-year-old denies that PSG has now lost their focus due to the fact that they have already sealed the league crown.Opinion: Neymar will earn respect back from the PSG fans Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 After completing his incredible return to Parc des Princes, we predict that Neymar will earn the respect back from PSG supporters.The situation between Neymar…“No, we are not on holiday already. This is not true,” insisted Cavani“Sometimes, there are difficult matches. We have won the Ligue 1 title, but we were still trying to concentrate as hard as possible – at 2-0 down, it was important that we at least fought back to draw.”The club record goalscorer has no plans to leave: “I am under contract with PSG! I am very good here. I am proud to be here. I hope to continue on this path, which started five years ago. I want to keep winning with this shirt.”last_img read more

Spiritual retreat for transgenders

first_imgMehrauli, an ancient city in the south of Delhi dotted with numerous tourist attractions like the Qutub Minar and several ancient tombs and archaeological remains, holds a special place for the transgender community.Just a short walk away from the Qutub Minar, past the famous shrine of Sufi saint Qutubuddin Bakhtiar Kaki, lies the Hijron Ka Khanqah, a spiritual retreat for the eunuch community. A quiet oasis in the bustling marketplace, it is little known even to people who live in its neighbourhood. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’Enclosed by a small iron gate, which remains mostly shut but not locked, the well maintained space leads to premises of an old Masjid, and is empty most of the time. The wide serenity in the compound surrounds as many as 50 whitewashed graves of the eunuchs buried here in the Lodi period of the 15th century. Amidst them in a corner stands slightly elevated than the others and decorated with tiles the main tomb belonging to Haji Saab or Miyan Saheb. What makes it unique is that for the last one century eunuchs have been acting caretakers for the grave.  Also Read – Leslie doing new comedy special with NetflixThis place is something special to Hijras, who arrive in groups big and small to offer prayers, put flowers over the graves and light agarbattis, (incense sticks). When they come they distribute food and clothes to the fakirs (poor people) assembled near the shrine of Bakhtiar Kaki. No fresh burials are however made in the space.“The Masjid is owned by a transgender Panna Haji who comes once or twice a year to give ‘swadaqas’ (donation) and collect from the shops he has rented out on a meager amount of Rs 100 per month,” says Siri who has been taking care of the Khanqah for the last 30 years without any renumeration. “Hijras usually come on Thursdays to offer prayers because it’s a day considered holy by them,” says Puran Chand who runs a shop nearby. “From my childhood I have seen this place unattended. We used to play in this compound as children,” he recollects. Munna, a eunuch who lives near Jama Masjid says they used to visit the Khanqah only once in year. Last time he paid a visit was a month back during the Shab-e-barath, one of the blessed nights in the Islamic calender.last_img read more