Unai Emery explains why he’s left Mesut Ozil and Sokratis Papastathopoulos at home for Eintracht Frankfurt clash

first_imgUnai Emery explains why he’s left Mesut Ozil and Sokratis Papastathopoulos at home for Eintracht Frankfurt clash Unai Emery has rested Mesut Ozil for Arsenal’s Europa League clash with Eintracht Frankfurt (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has revealed that he decided to leave Mesut Ozil at home for Arsenal’s clash with Eintracht Frankfurt so the midfielder will be well rested and ‘ready’ to face Aston Villa at the weekend.Ozil, 30, made his first appearance of the season away to Watford at the weekend, managing 71 minutes of the 2-2 draw before being replaced by Reiss Nelson at Vicarage Road.The German joined the rest of his team-mates in training ahead of Thursday’s Europa League opener, but did not fly to Frankfurt on Wednesday afternoon.Emery has also given Sokratis Papastathopoulos a rest, with the Greek defender playing every minute of Arsenal’s Premier League campaign so far this term.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 CitySpeaking ahead of Arsenal’s match with Frankfurt, Emery explained: ‘We are playing now a lot of matches and I want to use different players and also can have some rotation in the first 11 and in the 19 players in the squad.‘Sokratis and Mesut they rest this match.‘I prefer after Sunday’s match [for Ozil] to rest and train and to be ready for Sunday [against Aston Villa].’ Advertisement Advertisement Unai Emery and Sead Kolasinac preview Frankfurt matchTo 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 12:47FullscreenUnai Emery and Sead Kolasinac preview Frankfurt matchhttps://metro.co.uk/video/unai-emery-sead-kolasinac-preview-frankfurt-match-2008692/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.Emery was impressed with Ozil’s performance against Watford and believes the playmaker is ready to play a bigger role for Arsenal.‘We are going to play another match on Sunday,’ Emery added.‘My decision is because he played [at Watford] and also I’m thinking about Thursday, with the focus on the first 11, and after that I decided who are the players who can be the best for Thursday. The players [who are] not is Sokratis and Mesut.’‘The first match he [Ozil] played on Sunday he played good physically, also giving us his capacity and skills.‘His first minutes for us were good and now he is ready to help us, not on Thursday, but Sunday. On Thursday we are thinking to do some rotation.’MORE: Romelu Lukaku and Inter Milan teammate Marcelo Brozovic square up in dressing room bust-up Metro Sport ReporterThursday 19 Sep 2019 9:56 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link386Shares Commentlast_img read more

At least 29 killed in Kenyan landslide

first_imgHeavy rains trigger landslides and flashfloods recently in east African countries. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday said at least 29 people were killed in landslides caused by severe weather in West Pokot County, Kenya. EPA Seven children were among the deadrecovered so far, officials said. Countries throughout east Africa havebeen affected by the downpours in recent weeks. Interior Minister Fred Matiang’iconfirmed that rescue operations were “ongoing,” adding that “harsh weatherconditions” were hampering a full assessment of the damage. The country’s meteorologicaldepartment issued a warning of heavy rains on Nov. 18, telling people in“landslide-prone” areas to be on “high alert.” KENYA – At least 29 people were killedin Kenya as heavy rains triggered a landslide in West Pokot County, PresidentUhuru Kenyatta said on Saturday.      Landslides and flash floods havekilled people in Ethiopia and Tanzania while hundreds of thousands have beendisplaced in Somalia by the heavy rains.(BBC)last_img read more

Local Family Recognized With Hoosier Homestead Award

first_imgPictured from left: Rep. Randy Frye , Aleena Hicks held by her father Matt Hicks, Kristen Hicks, Leslie (Gilland) Hicks, Karen Hicks, Brad Hicks, ISDA Director Ted McKinney, Pat Hicks Janine Hicks, Laura Hicks, Lt. Governor Sue EllspermannA Ripley County farm recently received an award that took a century to earn.The farm owned by the Hicks family, of Napoleon, has been recognized with a Hoosier Homestead Award.The state program recognizes farms that have remained within the same family for at least 100 years and consist of more than 20 acres or produce $1,000 or more of agriculture products per year.The farm was purchased by Frank Grow in 1901 after selling his patent for the first self-starter for the Maxwell Car. Pat Hicks and her sons Brad and Bart, and their families, currently own the farm and are the fourth and fifth generations to do so.Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann and Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Ted McKinney presented the award at the Statehouse in March with State Representative Randy Frye (R-Greensburg) in attendance.“The families celebrated here today remind us of what makes Indiana agriculture great,” Mckinney said. “Agriculture is not solely about producing food, fiber, and fuel for a growing population. It is also about preserving a way of life that values hard-work, integrity and community. The Hoosier Homestead Award Program celebrates just that.”last_img read more

Batesville leaders recognized for support of ‘Star Spangled Symphony’

first_imgBatesville, In. — At the most recent Batesville city council meeting representatives from Hillenbrand and the Rural Alliance for the Arts thanked city council members and the mayor for their efforts during the Star Spangled Symphony.Many committees, individuals and local businesses were lauded for their unselfish participation to make the event a success. Everyone involved successfully planned and executed the event, with limited time, resources and no margin for error.It is estimated that 3,000 people attended the event.last_img read more