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Raul Sanllehi backs Unai Emery to ‘turn things around’ despite ‘disappointing’ start to the season


first_imgAdvertisement Raul Sanllehi backs Unai Emery to ‘turn things around’ despite ‘disappointing’ start to the season Advertisement Unai Emery has come under increasing pressure (Picture: Getty)Arsenal head of Football Raul Sanllehi has defended Unai Emery and says the Spaniard retains the club’s backing to ‘turn things around’ at the Emirates.Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Leicester means the Gunners have won just one of their last seven matches in all competitions.Large portions of Arsenal’s fanbase have turned on Emery in recent weeks and he’s been heavily criticised for his handling of the club captaincy after Granit Xhaka was stripped of the armband.Reports in Spain this weekend claimed the Gunners had spoken to former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique about replacing Emery but, speaking to staff in a pre-arranged meeting today, Sanllehi suggested Arsenal will be sticking by Emery.ADVERTISEMENT Comment Emery’s side have won just one of the last seven (Picture: Getty)‘We are as disappointed as everyone else with both our results and performances at this stage of the season,’ said Sanllehi.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘We share the frustration with our fans, Unai, players and all out staff as they are not at the level we want or expect.‘Things need to improve to meet our objectives for the season, and we firmly believe Unai is the right man for the job, together with the backroom team we have in place. We are all working intenstively behind the scenes to turn things around are confident we will.‘We never take our fantastic support for granted. We hope we can all stick together and get behind the team in this challenging period, as together we are stronger’.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 ArsenalArsenal take on Southampton at the Emirates after the international break and anything but three points would increase the pressure on Emery’s position.The Spaniard has given the captain’s armband to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang following Xhaka’s removal but members of the squad are reportedly miffed by the decision and feel the Swiss has been ‘thrown under the bus’.MORE: Bournemouth’s Ryan Fraser in ‘advanced talks’ over Liverpool move in January swap deal for Harry Wilson Metro Sport ReporterMonday 11 Nov 2019 4:41 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link507Shareslast_img read more


Around the ACC: Your guide to Week 3 in ACC football


first_img Published on September 16, 2016 at 12:30 am Contact Justin: jmatting@syr.edu | @jmattingly306 Facebook Twitter Google+ The first top 10 matchup of the college football season features two ACC teams this week. Here’s a preview of all the ACC action for the weekend.No. 2 Florida State (2-0) at No. 10 Louisville (2-0)In a game that not only features two of the best teams in the country, two Heisman candidates will square off in the highly touted matchup of the week. Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson has accounted for 13 touchdowns in just two games this season. Florida State running back Dalvin Cook, who was out with injury when the Seminoles visited Syracuse last year, is averaging more than five yards per carry and scored two touchdowns last week in limited action.Game time: NoonTV: ABCBetting line: FSU -1.5SU week opponent: The Orange lost to the Cardinals last week and play the Seminoles on Nov. 19.No. 5 Clemson (2-0) vs. South Carolina State (0-2)AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhile Cook and Jackson are battling in Louisville this Saturday, the other ACC Heisman Trophy contender — Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson — will be looking to improve on an otherwise mediocre season through two games. Clemson had close games against both Auburn and Troy in weeks one and two, respectively, but will look to right the ship this week at home against South Carolina State.Game time: NoonTV: ACC NetworkBetting line: OddsShark.com does not have any odds posted for the game.SU week opponent: The Orange plays Clemson in Week 10 (Nov. 10).Boston College (1-1) at Virginia Tech (1-1)The Hokies open their ACC schedule at home against Boston College this week. The Eagles are coming off a 26-7 win over UMass while Virginia Tech took a 45-24 loss against Tennessee in front of an NCAA-record crowd at Bristol Motor Speedway.Game time: 3:30 p.m.TV: ESPNUBetting line: Virginia Tech -6SU week opponent: The Orange plays Virginia Tech in Week 7 (Oct. 15) and Boston College in Week 8 (Oct. 22).Pittsburgh (2-0) at Oklahoma State (1-1)Both Pitt and Oklahoma State are coming off thrilling games in Week 2. For the Panthers it was holding off a Penn State rally at home to get a 42-39 win. The opposite was true for the Cowboys, the casualty of wrong officiating and a successful Hail Mary. The two meet in Stillwater this week for a nonconference game.Game time: 3:30 p.m.TV: ESPNBetting line: OSU -4.5SU week opponent: The Orange plays Pittsburgh in Week 13 (Nov. 26), the final week of the season.North Carolina State (1-1) vs. Old Dominion (1-1)Both N.C. State and Old Dominion will look to get back in the win column this week after Week 2 losses. The Wolfpack lost to East Carolina, 33-30, despite more than 100 yards of rushing from Matt Dayes. The Monarchs ran into a wall against Appalachian State and were unable to stop the rushing game, something N.C. State does well with more than five yards per carry.Game time: 6 p.m.TV: ACC NetworkBetting line: N.C. State -23SU week opponent: The Orange plays N.C. State in Week 11 (Nov. 12).Wake Forest (2-0) vs. Delaware (2-0)In somewhat of a surprise, Wake Forest beat Duke on the road last week after going just 1-7 in the ACC last year. The Demon Deacons are 2-0 on the young season and will host the Fightin’ Blue Hens this week. The Blue Hens have wins over Delaware State and Lafayette.Game time: 6:30 p.m.TV: ACC NetworkBetting line: OddsShark.com does not have any odds posted for the game.SU week opponent: The Orange plays Wake Forest in Week 6 (Oct. 8). Commentslast_img read more


Ireland face Serbia in make or break tie


first_imgWales are expected to win in Moldova this eveing.Chris Coleman’s side currently lie two points behind Ireland and have a better goal difference.It is hoped that Norwich playmaker Wes Hoolahan can overcome a tight groin issue, to line out tonight.Aiden McGeady is also an injury doubt due to a hamstring problem, but neither player has been ruled out.Ireland are looking to bounce back from Saturday’s disappointing draw with Georgia in Tbilisi.Jonathan Walters says it is up to the players to get the campaign back on track. The Republic of Ireland are preparing for a pivotal night in their World Cup qualification campaign.The Boys in Green will move to the top of Group D if they beat Serbia at the Aviva Stadium.Anything less than a win however, would put them in danger of falling to third.last_img read more