Matteo Guendouzi snubs plea from Arsenal teammate David Luiz over argument with Mikel Arteta Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 8 Jul 2020 9:03 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.5kShares The Frenchman now looks certain to leave the Emirates this summer (Picture: Getty Images)Matteo Guendouzi appears to have no intention of mending bridges at Arsenal after his falling out with manager Mikel Arteta, reportedly snubbing advice from David Luiz over his conduct.The Frenchman has been banned from first-team training after grabbing Neal Maupay around the throat following the Gunners’ 2-1 defeat against Brighton last month.Although Guendouzi escaped an FA sanction for the incident, Arteta was furious with his conduct, leaving him out of the side in the following four Premier League matches and ordering him to train alone until he changes his attitude. Comment Guendouzi has been frozen out since grabbing Maupay around the neck (Picture: Sky Sports)Arteta hoped the punishment would teach the young midfielder a valuable lesson, but instead he has refused to apologise and now believes his future lies away from the Emirates.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTNow a fresh report from France Football claims Guendouzi has rejected the pleas of teammate David Luiz, one of the most senior players in the squad, who has tried to get the 21-year-old to back down.Luiz encouraged the youngster – who also had to be reprimanded during a warm-weather training camp before the season was halted – to show more professionalism, but his advice was ‘brushed aside’.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 ArsenalRather than being prompted to change his mentality, Guendouzi has continued to defend his actions and insists he was protecting his teammate, with Maupay having caused an injury to Bernd Leno earlier in the game.A meeting between Guendouzi, Arteta, head of football Raul Sanllehi and technical director Edu has already taken place, in which the midfielder’s omission from the first-team squad was confirmed, and a second round of talks will continue at the end of the season when a final decision will be made. Advertisement Arteta is prepared to sell Guendouzi if his attitude does not change significantly (Picture: Getty)Guendouzi’s behaviour since the disciplinary action has only reinforced Arteta’s concerns about his behaviour and attitude, while the player himself does not see a future for himself at Arsenal under the Spaniard.If he does not change his mindset dramatically before the end of the season, Arsenal will look to offload him in the summer and would hope to receive a fee of around £30million.MORE: Mikel Arteta reacts to rumours Arsenal have done U-turn over William Saliba’s participation in the Coupe de France finalMORE: Mikel Arteta reveals what Eddie Nkteiah told Arsenal teammates in dressing room after red cardFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement
Barcelona slumped to a 2-1 defeat to Valencia at the Camp Nou to open up the race for the Spanish title.Barca’s third successive La Liga defeat, the first time the Catalans have suffered three straight league defeats for 13 years, means Luis Enrique’s side only lead second-placed Atletico Madrid on the head-to-head with five games of the season to go.Valencia, with Shkodran Mustafi outstanding at the heart of the defence, soaked up early Barca pressure before taking the lead on 26 minutes when left-back Guilherme Siqueira’s shot took a sizable deflection off Ivan Rakitic and flew past goalkeeper Claudio Bravo.Playing for the half-time whistle, Los Che then suddenly stepped up the pace as Daniel Parejo slid in Santi Mina to sweep home from the left channel for his fifth goal in seven matches.Barcelona, who haven’t turned round a 2-0 half-time deficit at Camp Nou since 1947, were handed a crumb of hope on 63 minutes when Lionel Messi broke a 550-minute goal drought from Jordi Alba’s drilled cross from the left.It was the Argentine’s 500th career goal, and 450th in the colours of Barcelona. But Valencia, superbly organised by caretaker coach Pako Ayestaran, held on and could even have extended their lead in the final moments had club captain Paco Alcacer not got his feet in a mess when unmarked in front of goal from Rodrigo’s cross.. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySports
Wanda MobergWanda Moberg, age 89, of Claremore, Okla, former long-time resident of Wellington, died Thursday, February 18, 2016 at Wood Manor in Claremore.Wanda was born in Nevada, Mo. on February 9, 1927 to Barney E. Koeger and Pearl M. (Randleman) Koeger.Â She attended school in Nevada and graduated from Nevada High School with the class of 1945.Â Wanda met her husband Karl W. Moberg when he stopped to help fix a flat tire on a car she was riding in.Â They were married on April, 27, 1946 in Reno, Nevada. Together they celebrated 35 years of marriage. He proceeded her in death in 1982.Wanda and Karl moved to Wellington in 1953 when Karl opened his optometry practice at Hatcher Clinic. She lived in Wellington until 2010 when she moved to Claremore, OK. Wanda was a tireless volunteer.Â She volunteered for the St. Lukeâ€™s Hospital (later SRMC) Womenâ€™s Auxiliary for over 40 years.Â She organized the annual St Lukeâ€™s Hospital Bazarre for several years and later ran the SRMC Gift Shop with the volunteer â€œPinkâ€ ladies.Â She served on the hospital board as well. Wanda received her 60 year pin for being a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Wanda was a member of the Wellington Art Association and the First Presbyterian Church where she served in the capacity of Deacon, Trustee, and Ruling Elder.Wanda loved to paint. She was part owner of Paint & Putter and The Hen House in Wellington.Â She taught Tole painting and Decoupage lessons for many years. Her hobbies included painting, knitting and playing Bridge.Â Wanda was known as an excellent cook, music lover and she could â€œcut a rugâ€ back in the day.Wanda was proceeded in death by her parents, husband Karl, sister Opal Douglas, and brother, Denzel Curry.She is survived by her daughters Carley Moberg of Wellington and Melissa (Mike) Geubelle of Claremore, OK, one grandson, Austin Geubelle of Owasso, OK, and several nieces and nephews.Memorial services for Wanda will be held at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, February 25, 2016 at the First Presbyterian Church in Wellington, Kansas.In lieu of flowers her family asks that contributions be given to the Sumner Regional Medical Center-Womenâ€™s Auxiliary. Contributions can be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or to leave condolences, please visit www.cornejodayfuneralhome.comArrangements are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, 1030 Mission Road, Wellington, Kansas.
Gronkowski thanked the panel of judges for the fun experience.“Thank you guys,” he said. “I enjoyed every performance in front of you guys. I love you guys so much. I’m just so thankful to be here. Legends right in front of my eyes.” MORE: Former NFL star Arian Foster dunks on Florida’s pandemic responseThe three-time Super Bowl winner said a few of his former teammates recognized his dance moves.“One or two of my teammates did contact me like, ‘Dude, that is definitely you. I know your moves, I’ve seen those moves in the locker room plenty of times,’” Gronkowski said. The White Tiger was eliminated from “The Masked Singer” on Wednesday, and it was revealed to be former New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.“I’ve always loved dancing and my dance moves were always one of a kind and I always felt like I was never on rhythm, so when I got asked to do ‘The Masked Singer,’ I knew I was in,” the retired NFL star said after being unmasked. “I wanted to do it. I wanted to learn how to sing and also I really wanted to learn how to dance.”
In an effort to motivate ranks who play an integral role in crime fighting, 65 ranks from ‘B’ Division were awarded on Saturday.The ranks were awarded for their prompt, intelligent and good Police work in capturing wanted persons and criminals and also in the recovery of firearms and detection of illegal drugs.The award ceremony was held at the St Francis Community Developers auditorium in Rose Hall Town.Also receiving awards were 17 work study students, 13 members of the business community and four individuals for their selfless service and commitment to social activities that aided crime prevention and traffic improvement, while eight media operatives were awarded for their continuous support to the Division.Divisional Commander Assistant Commissioner Ian Amsterdam noted that the media have been highlighting the good work being done by the police.“I commend those media houses that have things like court round-up and they show where persons who are prosecuted in the magistrates’ courts or in the High Court; when criminals see that it is used as a deterrent. So the perception is that if you do crime and are caught you will go to jail.”Speaking about the Police’s performance, Amsterdam said many ranks have been dedicated and were not awarded during the Force award ceremony July in observance if its 177th anniversary: “We want to do this as part of our contribution to our ranks and all those who would have supported us thus far during the year.”He pointed out that several ranks were awarded during the 177th anniversary in July, however, there are others who were unable to receive awards despite the exceptional work they did. This was due to a lack of funds.According to Amsterdam, more that $14 million in incentives were given out to ranks but some $20 million more was needed. (Andrew Carmichael)