Mesut Ozil misses Arsenal’s clash against Leicester City through injury

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSunday 28 Apr 2019 12:18 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link177Shares Mesut Ozil misses Arsenal’s clash against Leicester City through injury Advertisement Mesut Ozil is sidelined with a foot injury (Getty Images)Mesut Ozil has missed Arsenal’s clash against Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Sunday due to a foot injury.The 30-year-old has already missed 15 Premier League matches this season having suffered from separate back and knee injuries, while he has also found himself out of favour under Unai Emery.Ozil has featured prominently in Arsenal’s recent matches, though, playing the full 90 minutes during their Premier League defeats to Crystal Palace and Wolves over the seven days.However, he adds to Arsenal’s list of absentees in what could prove an important game in the club’s top-four pursuit with Aaron Ramsey and Nacho Monreal also ruled out.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Advertisement Unai Emery has made three changes to his Arsenal side (Getty Images)Earlier this month, Emery admitted he was pleased with Ozil, saying: ‘He is working very well and playing well. He is helping us. I am very happy with him.’AdvertisementAdvertisementAlthough Ozil misses out on Arsenal’s game against Leicester, top-scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is back in the side after overcoming a sinus problem which ruled him out against Wolves.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 City‘Mesut and Nacho cannot play today,’ Emery told Sky Sports.‘Laurent Koscielny is on the bench because he didn’t train on Friday. He’s not ready to play 90 minutes.’Emery has made three changes to his side in total with Sead Kolasinac, Shkodran Mustafi and Aubameyang replacing Laurent Koscielny, Monreal and Ozil.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenallast_img read more

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Di Canio mad as a hatter – Sinclair

first_img Di Canio’s appointment has sparked a flurry of controversy owing to comments made in 2005 to Italian news agency ANSA in which he stated: “I am a fascist, not a racist”. The Italian issued a statement attempting to play down the issue and named former England winger Sinclair and current Charlton manager Chris Powell as black players with whom he became close friends. And Sinclair told Thursday’s Daily Star: “I was not surprised to be named as a character witness. We genuinely got on well and I don’t mind giving my opinion on such a relevant and important issue within not just football but society. Paolo’s comments should be taken with a pinch of salt because he’s as mad as a hatter.” He added: “But I feel he should apologise for upsetting so many people with his actions and comments and make it clear once and for all if he is or isn’t racist or fascist.” Di Canio appeared to finally do that on Wednesday in a new statement on his club’s official website which read: “I am not a racist and I do not support the ideology of fascism. I respect everyone.” That came after the Dean of Durham wrote an open letter to the new Black Cats boss saying he was struggling to stay loyal to the club and that he found Di Canio’s “self-confessed fascism deeply troubling”. The issue had already prompted former Labour foreign secretary David Miliband to resign his non-executive role on the club’s board within minutes of Di Canio’s appointment. Trevor Sinclair has confirmed his friendship with Paolo Di Canio while team-mates at West Ham and claims the new Sunderland head coach’s historical claims that he is a fascist should be “taken with a pinch of salt”.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Anthony Davis drops 40-20, hits 26 FTs as Lakers rally past Grizzlies

first_imgDavis played only 31 minutes. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he is the first player to have a 40-20 game in 31 minutes or less since 1954-55. Prior to Davis, the quickest 40-20 game was 33 minutes by Baylor in 1961.Davis is also the fourth player in league history and first since Michael Jordan in 1987 to make 26 or more free throws.“This solidifies why we went out and got him. He was big time for us,” said LeBron James, who scored 23 points for the Lakers. Los Angeles is off to its first 3-1 start since winning its first eight in 2010.Davis was questionable two hours before the game due to a right shoulder injury suffered in Sunday’s win over Charlotte. He did some dribbling and shooting on the court before being cleared.Davis had 16 points and nine rebounds in the first quarter but went back to the locker room at the start of the second to get the shoulder checked and re-taped. Coach Frank Vogel thought he might have to go the rest of the game without Davis until he saw him come back to the bench.ADVERTISEMENT Magalong drops Albayalde’s name in ‘ninja cops’ probe PLAY LIST 06:56Magalong drops Albayalde’s name in ‘ninja cops’ probe00:50Trending Articles02:46Senators rally support for Robredo; laud her for accepting anti-drug post02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? 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That ties him with Shane Battier and Troy Daniels for second in franchise history behind Mike Conley’s seven.Lakers: Avery Bradley had 12 points and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope added 11, with all but one coming in the fourth quarter. … Los Angeles finished 33 of 39 on free throws.UP NEXTGrizzlies: Host the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night to start a three-game homestand.Lakers: Begin a three-game road trip against the Dallas Mavericks on Friday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Davis had the fourth 40-point, 20-rebound game of his seven-year career and set a franchise record with 26 made free throws as the Lakers rallied in the second half for a convincing 120-91 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday night.He joined those Laker greats as LA players to get 40 points and 20 rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practice“It’s an honor to be on that list with those legends but more important is we got the win,” said Davis, who was 26 of 27 from the line. “It was a grind in the first half and my teammates trusted me. I just tried to be a monster on the glass.”It is Davis’ first 40-20 game since 2016. He’s the first Laker to do it since O’Neal in 2003. Someone from the Philippines could win a $208 million jackpot this week! Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers This jewelry designer is also an architect Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments LATEST STORIES Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? “He gutted it out playing in some pain and was dominant. They didn’t have an answer and he was terrific,” Vogel said.Los Angeles trailed for most of the first half but took a 49-47 lead into the locker room at halftime when Davis grabbed a rebound, drove down the court and tipped in his own miss at the buzzer.The Grizzlies (1-3) led 65-59 with seven minutes remaining in the third quarter when the Lakers went on a 27-2 run to close out the quarter. Davis scored 16 points during the rally, with all but two coming at the line. The final 10 Lakers’ points in the quarter came via Davis’ free throws.“Everyone was playing well,” Davis said. “I was just trying to be aggressive. It was a close game until the third quarter. I knew some of their players were in foul trouble and tried to get them out of the game. ”Grizzlies coach Taylor Jenkins agreed with Davis’ sentiment, saying “I thought he was super aggressive, and you are rewarded when you are aggressive.”Davis said his shoulder was still sore after the game, but he thinks it will improve since the Lakers have a couple days off.Memphis raced to a 15-2 lead before Los Angeles started to work its way back. Ja Morant led the Grizzlies with 16 points, and Jonas Valanciunas added 14 points and 11 boards.Morant, who was the second pick in the June draft, had only three points in the first half before finding his groove in the second.“Coming into an environment like this we have to play all four quarters,” Morant said. “It was wow moment coming in (facing James and Davis) but I was still trying to go out and play my game.”TIP-INS Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James, center, and forward Anthony Davis, right, react after the Memphis Grizzlies called a timeout during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Kyusung Gong)LOS ANGELES — Anthony Davis is four games into his first season with the Los Angeles Lakers, and he’s already in good company.Elgin Baylor, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, George Mikan, Shaquille O’Neal — and now AD.ADVERTISEMENT Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Becoming his own manlast_img read more

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