Matteo Guendouzi tells Arsenal board he wants to leave during meeting

first_imgMatteo Guendouzi was told by Neal Maupay that he needed to learn humility (Getty Images)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 CityArsenal are also understood to be open to selling Guendouzi, but the Gunners will demand at least €40 million (£36m) for the 21-year-old.When asked about the decision to drop Guendouzi after Arsenal beat Southampton, Arteta insisted that the move was not because he wanted to send a warning to the rest of the squad.‘I don’t like to make any decisions to send messages,’ said the Arsenal manager.‘The messages that I send to the team or individually are very open and I’m clear with how I feel. Winning is the most important thing and when you win, everything is fine.‘It was squad management. Whatever issue we have internally, I will resolve it in a private way. I explained that I cannot explain and that’s it.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Matteo Guendouzi tells Arsenal board he wants to leave during meeting Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 26 Jun 2020 9:01 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link12.8kSharescenter_img Advertisement Matteo Guendouzi grabbed Neal Maupay by the throat after Arsenal’s defeat to Brighton (BT Sport)And according to L’Equipe, Guendouzi has now informed Arsenal that he would be willing to leave the club at the end of the season.The report claims that Guendouzi does not have a bad relationship with Arteta but the French midfielder is struggling to accept playing fewer minutes than he did during Unai Emery’s reign.Out of Arteta’s 18 games in charge of Arsenal so far, Guendouzi has been given just eight starts, with only four of those being in the Premier League.Under Emery this season, Guendouzi had started every Premier League game before the Spaniard was sacked at the end of November. Matteo Guendouzi has reportedly told Arsenal he is willing to leave the club (AMA/Getty Images)Matteo Guendouzi has told Arsenal’s hierarchy that he is open to leaving the club this summer during a disciplinary meeting this week, according to reports in France.The 21-year-old was forced to answer to Arsenal’s board following his clash with Neal Maupay during the Gunners’ 2-1 defeat to Brighton last Saturday.Guendouzi is understood to have called Brighton’s players ‘s***’ during the match, while he is also said to have told his opponents that he earns ‘more than they ever will’.Maupay, who had his throat grabbed by Guendouzi at the full-time whistle, said after the game that the Arsenal midfielder ‘needs to learn what humility is’.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTGuendouzi was subsequently dropped from the squad by Mikel Arteta for Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Southampton on Thursday evening.last_img read more

Martinez aware of Palace pitfall

first_img Their focus may be at the other end of the table but the Eagles’ third win in a row against Aston Villa at the weekend just about ensured their survival. It is a remarkable achievement given the club looked destined for relegation when Tony Pulis took over as manager in November. Martinez said: “Momentum and confidence, those are the words you can feel in the dressing room, but we know how difficult it’s going to be. “The mind is very much set on the challenges that we have. Two away games and three massive home games, which start on Wednesday with Crystal Palace. “In my eyes they have probably the best defensive set-up in this league, especially since Tony Pulis arrived at the club, they don’t concede many goals, if any, and now they are probably in one of the best runs of their season with three straight wins. “We’re well aware that we need to create a special atmosphere under the floodlights and make sure we are really strong helping the players to face a very difficult fixture.” Palace had picked up only four points from their first 11 games when former Stoke boss Pulis took the job. Since then they have won 10 matches and kept 11 clean sheets, conceding an average of less than a goal a game. Martinez said of his opposite number: “It comes with his experience. “He’s accumulated a very strong method of working. You can see how hard the team works and how well organised they are and the defensive set-up is impressive. “We know what to expect, and the biggest compliment I can pay to Tony Pulis is that, even though you know what to expect, it’s very difficult to compete against it.” Victory over Sunderland was notable not just because of what it meant for Everton’s league position but also because it took them to 66 points, a new Premier League record for the club. They have not won eight consecutive league matches for 29 years, but Martinez is making sure his players’ focus is firmly on the bigger picture. He said: ” I’m really excited that we’ve just broken the highest points tally in the history of the Premier League, and as a club that’s an incredible achievement from the players. “I expect a great welcome at Goodison, and from that point on it has to be a real focus on the tough job in hand. “All we want is to make sure we fight with everything we’ve got for every point available from now until the end of the season. “At the moment we’ve got a very good points tally, which allows us to fight for a footballing dream, and that’s what we’re going to carry on doing. “It’s not about runs or stats, it’s how many points we end up with on May 11.” Martinez will pick from the same squad he had at Sunderland, with captain Phil Jagielka still not quite ready to come back after a hamstring problem. Teenager John Stones has been hugely impressive in Jagielka’s absence, but Martinez insists there will be no selection headache. “He’s our club captain and as soon as he’s ready he’s straight back in the team,” the Spaniard said of Jagielka. “We need him immensely. He’s been very influential even when he hasn’t been on the pitch. He’s always had a real presence in the dressing room with wise words towards the young players in the squad.” Press Association The Toffees moved ahead of Arsenal in the battle to qualify for the Champions League with a seventh victory in a row over Sunderland on Saturday. Another five wins from their remaining matches would guarantee Everton a place in the top four for only the second time in the Premier League era, with Palace the first of those tests, at Goodison Park on Wednesday evening. Everton boss Roberto Martinez is all too aware of the threat Crystal Palace pose to his side’s top-four dreams.last_img read more

Xbox Series X games, backwards compatibility details & more for Microsoft’s new console

first_imgGameGenreDeveloperRelease dateThe AscentAction RPGNeon GiantHoliday 2020As Dusk FallsAdventureInterior/NightTBAAssassin’s Creed ValhallaAction-adventueUbisoft MontrealHoliday 2020AvowedAction RPGObsidian EntertainmentTBABajan WonderworldAction-adventureBalan CompanyHoliday 2020Bright Memory InfiniteFPSFYQD StudioTBACall of the SeaPuzzle adventureOut of the BlueTBAChorusSpace combatFishlabsTBAControlAction-adventureRemedy EntertainmentTBACrossfireXFPSRemedy Entertainment2020Cyberpunk 2077Action RPGCJ Projekt RedTBADestiny 2FPSBungieHoliday 2020DIRT 5RacingCodemastersTBADragon Quest XI S: Definitive EditionAction RPGSquare EnixDec. 4, 2020Dying Light 2Survival horrorTechlandTBAEcho GenerationRPGCococucumberTBAEverwildTBARareTBAExomechaFPSTwistedRedTBAFableAction RPGPlayground GamesTBAFar Cry 6FPSUbisoft MontrealFeb. 18, 2021FIFA 21SportsEA VancouverHoliday 2020FortniteBattle royaleEpic GamesTBAForza Horizon 4RacingPlayground GamesHoliday 2020Forza MotorsportRacingTurn 10 StudiosTBAGears 5TPSThe CoalitionHoliday 2020Gears TacticsStrategyThe Coalition/Splash DamageHoliday 2020Gods & MonstersAction-adventureUbisoft QuebecTBAGrand Theft Auto VAction-adventureRockstar North2021GroundedAction-adventureObsidian Entertainment2021The GunkAction-adventureImage & Form GamesTBAHalo InfiniteFPS343 IndustriesHoliday 2020Hello Neighbor 2Survival horrorDynamic Pixels2021Hitman IIIStealthIO Interactive2021The Lord of the Rings: GollumAction-adventureDaedalic EntertainmentTBAMadden NFL 21SportsEA TiburonHoliday 2020Marvel’s AvengersAction-adventureCrystal DynamicsHoliday 2020The MediumPsychological horrorBloober Team2020Microsoft Flight SimulatorSimulationAsobo StudioTBANBA 2K21SportsVisual Concepts2020Observer: System ReduxPsychological horrorBloober TeamHoliday 2020Ori and the Will of the WispsPlatformMoon StudiosHoliday 2020Orphan of the MachineMetroidvaniaDynamic Voltage GamesTBAThe Outer WorldsAction RPGObsidian EntertainmentHoliday 2020Outriders TPSPeople Can Fly2020Phantasy Star Online 2: New GenesisAction RPGSega2021Planet Coaster: Console EditionManagement simFrontier DevelopmentsTBAPragmataTBACapcomTBAPsychonauts 23D PlatformerDouble Fine Productions2021Resident Evil: VillageSurvival horrorCapcom2021RecompileMetroidvaniaCapcom2021Scarlet NexusAction-adventureBandai NamcoTBAScornFPSEbb SoftwareTBASea of ThievesAction-adventureRareHoliday 2020Second ExtinctionFPSSystemic ReactionTBASenua’s Saga: Hellblade IIAction-adventureNinja TheoryTBASherlock Holmes: Chapter OneAdventureFrogwaresTBAS.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2FPSGSC Game WorldTBAState of Decay 3Survival horrorUndead LabsTBATell Me WhyAdventureDontnod EntertainmentHoliday 2020Tetris Effect: ConnectedPuzzleMonstars/ResonairTBATom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: QuarantineTactical shooterUbisoftTBATom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: SiegeTactical shooterUbisoft MontrealTBAUltimate Fishing Simulator 2SportsUltimate GamesTBAVampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines 2Action-adventureHardsuit LabsTBAVampire: The Masquerade — SwansongAction RPGBig Bad WolfTBAWarframeTPSDigital ExtremesTBAWarhammer: ChaosbaneHack and slashEko SoftwareTBAWarhammer 40,000: DarktideAction-adventureFatshark2021Watch Dogs: LegionAction-adventureUbisoft TorontoTBAWerewolf: The Apocalypse — EarthbloodAction RPGCyanideFeb. 4, 2021WRC 9: World Rally ChampionshipRacingKylotonnTBAYakuza: Like a DragonAction-adventureRyu Ga Gotoku StudioTBAThis list was last updated on July 27.Xbox Series X backwards compatibilityFor those wanting to make the jump to the new console generation but don’t want to sell off your old games, you’re in luck: Xbox Series X is expected to feature full backwards compatibility all the way back to the original Xbox.There is a small caveat to that, though: while the Xbox Series X will feature compatibility to the Xbox One and those current games, there is a list of Xbox 360 and Xbox games which are backwards compatible. At this point, Microsoft may not continue to add games to its backwards compatibility In the 1980s, the question was “Where’s the beef?” In 2020 it’s, “Where’s the games?”While the market for gaming is juicier than ever, console launches can be a bit thin when it comes to launch titles. Early reveals for games for this upcoming generation have been promising, though, and gamer looking towards the next generation of sports games will have plenty to look forward to on the next iteration of the Xbox line of consoles.  MORE: Everything you need to know about the Xbox Series XWith the Xbox Series X set to hit the market at some point in Quarter 4 of 2020, so far, the console race is neck and neck with both Sony and Microsoft waiting for the other to blink over release date and retail price. Reports indicate that the PS5 could be upwards of around $550, with no official price set in stone just yet.As far as the games go, that’s all user preference. While the specs between both consoles have points in either direction, the actual landscape of the games is so far, incomplete. But we have a least a more full picture of what to expect once Santa shimmies down the chimneys this holiday season, with the Xbox game showcase taking place in July.Here’s what we know about the upcoming games for the Xbox Series X.Xbox Series X gamesA majority of the announced games from the Xbox Series X gaming showcase fall into one of three categories: Launch day, holiday or TBA. The list of confirmed games for the upcoming console is lengthy, but release dates are few and far between.last_img read more

Leguan residents complain about speedboat fare hike

first_img…mother asked to pay full fare for 6-month-old babyResidents of the Island of Leguan, in the Essequibo River, are complaining bitterly about the sudden hike in speedboat fares due to the lack of a regular ferry service.The normal fare from Parika to Leguan is about $500, but residents are now being forced to pay as much as $1,500, depending on the number of passengers in the speedboat at that time.Speedboats lined up at the Leguan StellingAccording to residents living on the island, the ferry service has not been working to its normal schedule for the past six months, and passengers have no other choice but to pay the very high and unreasonable fare to travel. The speedboats are outfitted to transport about 10 passengers at once, but because of low numbers of persons travelling to and from the island, the speedboat operators would sometimes enforce a call for double fare or higher.One mother told this publication that she has been left stranded many times for refusing to pay for her six-month-old baby.The residents are contending that the entire arrangement needs to be relooked at, and they are calling on the Government to alleviate their sufferings by reinstating a regular ferry service to the island.Additionally, the residents are saying that because of the lack of a proper ferry service, they are now being forced to pay extra for their goods in an already dwindling economy.Deteriorated stelling postsFor years, the issue of an unreliable ferry service has plagued the island, but according to the residents, the issue has gotten worse over the last year, since the MV Sandaka started encountering mechanical problems.The engine of the MV Sandaka was reportedly damaged a few months ago, and emergency repairs were executed. However, it failed again a few days after, and now the MV Malali is servicing Leguan. The MV Sandaka is docked at Mazaruni, awaiting a new engine.Another major issue is the Leguan Ferry Stelling, which is on the verge of collapsing. The timber planks supporting the stelling are rotten, causing residents to be fearful, since heavy vehicles traverse the stelling. In addition, the decking is loose and uneven, with rails hanging on to literally nothing at certain sections on the ramp. The stelling has been in this deplorable state for over one and a half years.The residents also indicated that a concrete-post-and-wood-decking stelling served no purpose; hence they are calling for a fully concrete stelling, noting that it would last longer with little to no repairs.Guyana Times was also told that in addition to loose decking and rotten posts, the lower ramp used to load laden vehicles onto the ferry is in such a deplorable state that vehicles are unable to access it. Vehicles have to wait until the tide is high enough for them to access the high ramp to load or offload, which affects the business community, since critical goods cannot be delivered in time, and farmers’ produce would perish.Following the Guyana Times’ report, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson announced that Government is in the process of awarding contracts for the rehabilitation of the Stelling. The Ministry would also go ahead and effect emergency repairs on the stelling.On Tuesday, the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board opened tenders for the rehabilitation of the Leguan Stelling. According to the engineer’s estimate, the project will cost $455.3 million. The project saw 10 local companies bidding.last_img read more

Wimbledon: Paes-Hingis crash out in mixed doubles third round

first_imgThe last remaining Indian hope at Wimbledon, Leander Paes and his partner Martina Hingis, crashed out in the third round of the mixed doubles event to home player Heather Watson and Finland’s Henri Kontinen 6-3, 3-6, 2-6 in an hour and 31 minutes last night. (Sania-Hingis crash out in women’s doubles quarters)After facing an early breakpoint, the Indo-Swiss pairing rushed to a 4-1 lead and then were pegged back to 4-3 but Hingis produced a glorious return winner to break Watson’s serve. Paes then held serve authoritatively to close out the opening set 6-3.The second set started on level terms but buoyed by the home crowd support, the British-Finnish pair broke through to lead 4-2.That single break was sufficient to decide the second set and Kontinen came up with the big serves when needed to level the match at one set apiece.The weather turned overcast in the third set and a rain shower interrupted the match for about 10 minutes.On resumption, Paes lost his serve after missing a volley wide after an entertaining rally had brought up break point despite some good retrieving by Hingis and Paes off some offensive smashes by their opponents.Watson and Kontinen then utilized the momentum to get a second break as Hingis double faulted at breakpoint. It was soon over as Watson served out the match with ease to complete the upset win.Earlier in the day, Sania Mirza and Martina Hingis were eliminated in the quarter-final of the women’s doubles, losing 2-6, 2-4 to Timea Babos and Yaroslava Shvedova.advertisementlast_img read more