Arsenal chief Edu explains reasoning behind Thomas Partey, Gabriel Magalhaes and Willian signings

first_img 1/1 Read More Skip Ad Coming Next Read More Comment Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE 1 min. story Advertisement Video Settings by Metro Metro Sport ReporterThursday 8 Oct 2020 4:09 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.1kShares SPONSORED Read More Full Screen Read More Read More deadline day move to West Ham Arsenal chief Edu explains reasoning behind Thomas Partey, Gabriel Magalhaes and Willian signings Edu praises the physical and mental attributes of the new additions, who he says are hungry to lead the north London club to glory.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Chelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he rejected PLAY Edu is the man in charge of transfers at the Emirates (Picture: Arsenal)Arsenal technical director Edu says the club added ‘quality’, ‘physicality’ and mental fortitude to their squad this summer with the signings of Thomas Partey, Gabriel and Willian.In a big show of faith to boss Mikel Arteta, top target Partey was recruited from Atletico Madrid as the north London club activated his £45 million release clause on deadline day.The Gunners also recruited centre-back Gabriel and experienced winger Willian, as well as re-securing the services of Dani Ceballos on another season-long loan from Real Madrid. Advertisement Skip About Connatix V67539 ‘I think we improved the squad’s quality and physicality,’ Edu told the club’s official website.‘Thomas, who we had in our plan for the future, when me and Mikel sit and talked, I think you get all the players who we really focused on. If you see Willian, he brings us experience and a very special physicality in terms of speed. If you see Gabriel, he gives us a lot of physicality and presence. Dani, quality. ‘Thomas, physicality, quality and mentally he is very strong. But in the end if you see all these players we brought to the club, they are very good here (points to legs), but they are better here (points to head) which for me is very important because when you talk to the players, they have a lot of ambition, they are excited and they are hungry to win a title again. ‘This, for me, is important to have in the players to not only be good here (points to legs), but good here (points to head). And they are.’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 ArsenalAs well as new signings, Arsenal crucially negotiated new contracts for top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and youngsters Bukayo Saka and Martinelli.‘This is another good point I want to mention because normally people are talking about signing players but for me and Mikel, we dedicate our time to what we have at home,’ the Brazilian added. ‘So we have to renew players, we have to give our respect to the players we have here, so let’s do it as soon as possible. If you see, Martinelli was the first one we did even before the window, Bukayo was during the window and Auba was in the window as well. ‘Those three, in my plan, was to try to get them done before the window even opened but of course there are negotiations, there are talks, there are meetings but we did it and it’s an important point as well.’MORE: Arsenal set to re-attempt efforts to terminate Mesut Ozil’s contract early ahead of January transfer windowMORE: Gareth Southgate heaps praise on Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka ahead of England vs WalesFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page / Top articleslast_img read more

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AquaTrojans Swimming Results At Shelbyville And Connersville

first_imgECHS AquaTrojans traveled to Shelbyville on Thursday to battle the Golden Bears.  Both squads swam well but girls won the meet while the boys lost by one point.  The scores were: Girls EC 107 Shelbyville 76.  Boys Shelbyville 92, EC 91.Congrats to Jacob Weber for setting a new school record in the 100 backstroke with a time of 54.54.  The previous mark, set in 2006 by Kyle House, was 54.86.  Way to go Jacob!!Individual winners include:  Alexis deLong-200 IM, 100 Freestyle; Jackson Ketcham-200 IM, 100 Butterfly; Olivia Nixon- 50 Freestyle; Jacob Weber-50 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke (NEW SCHOOL RECORD!!!!); Mackenzie Schantz-100 Butterfly, 500 Freestyle; Alex Ketcham-100 Freestyle, 100 Breaststroke.EC won 5/6 relays on the night.EC AquaTrojans swam at the Connersville Invitational on Saturday and came away as champions!!  With teams missing due to poor weather conditions,  EC out dueled the field of Connersville and Lawrenceburg.Girls Scores:  East Central 137, Connersville  104, Lawrenceburg 50.Boys Scores:  East Central 149, Connersville  103, Lawrenceburg 34.Individual Invitational Champions include:  Mackenzie Schantz-200 Freestyle; Cai Fox-200 Freestyle, 500 Freestyle; Alexis deLong-200 IM, 100 Butterfly; Jackson Ketcham-200 IM, 100 Butterfly; Olivia Nixon-50 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle; Ethan Ayers-Edds-1 meter diving; Jacob Weber-100 Freestyle, 100 Backstroke; Lydia Weber-500 Freestyle; Hannah Weber-100 Backstroke; Alex Ketcham-100 Breaststroke.EC won 5/6 relays to bring home the championship.East Central will be back in action, after the new year, at the 2017 EIAC Championships hosted by Greensburg High School.GO AQUATROJANS!!!Courtesy of AquaTrojans Coach Brandon Loveless.last_img read more

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