Wenger lauds Lacazette after West Brom win

first_img0Shares0000Alexandre Lacazette celebrates his brace for Arsenal against West Brom during an English Premier League match on September 25, 2017LONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 26 – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has praised Alexandre Lacazette as more than just a goalscorer after his brace secured a 2-0 win over West Brom on Monday.The French striker headed home the opener on 20 minutes, following up after Alexis Sanchez hit the crossbar with a free kick, and added a second from the penalty spot to lift the Gunners up to seventh in the Premier League standings. “He’s not only a goalscorer, his link-up play is good,” Wenger said after the win at the Emirates Stadium.“He fights as well, he’s not fazed by the physical challenges that West Brom gave us and overall he looks to adapt very quickly and very well.”The win over the Baggies makes it three games unbeaten in the Premier League and five in all competitions following their 4-0 humbling against Liverpool.“Yes of course we are in a different position, a different mental aspect as well,” Wenger added.“But we know we live in a world where when you miss a game like where we did at Liverpool, you face a very difficult environment afterwards.“There’s only one way to respond, that is to show your character and respond with results on the pitch.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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The Arena by TransStadia inaugurated by PM

first_imgAhmedabad, Jun 30 (PTI) In the presence of some of Indias finest athletes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated The Arena, one of the most advanced integrated multi-purpose stadiums. It is a public-private partnership between the government of Gujarat and TransStadia. Supporting the event with their presence were Pullela Gopichand, Kidambi Srikanth, Gagan Narang, Sushil Kumar, Bhaichung Bhutia, Paralympian Deepa Malik, former India kabaddi captain Anup Kumar and cricketers Irfan Pathan and Parthiv Patel, both having played domestic cricket for their home state of Gujarat. The PM first inaugurated the state-of-the-art TransStadia Sports Performance and Rehab Centre that aims to build a strong and healthy India through its human performance labs, non-invasive treatment, assessments and tailor-made fitness programs. The assessment and training equipment at the centre is available for the first time in India – Pro Reaction Timer, Swift SpeedLight, Touch Mat/Speed Mat and more. He also visited the mobile medical van that is equipped with specialised doctors to test and guide children across the country, giving them insights to different sports best suited to their skills. The sports science centre offers maximum relief and medication to injured individuals and also sportspersons that demand the highest level of fitness. Speaking on the occasion, TransStadia managing director Udit Sheth said, “We are honoured and grateful to have the Honourable PM Shri Narendra Modi inaugurate the very project he envisioned with us. This is the way we make viable sports infrastructure with world-class technology and jump utilisation thus creating diverse and strong revenue models where sports can become an industry. “We are confident that this new city centre model for every urban area will change the way India performs in sports while many other activities take place across wellness, leisure and more. We have built the most modern stadium in the world.” The prime minister also witnessed the breathtaking view of the stadium and the temperature controlled infinity swimming pool from the fifth floor along with the sprawling body transformation centre, and later visited the indoor sports facilities. In-form shuttler Srikanth later tweeted of his meeting with the PM: “I feel honoured to meet you and talk to you sir. I cant ask for anything else. This photo just says how happy I am.” PTI AH AHadvertisementlast_img read more

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World Cup 2019: Harbhajan Singh slams Basit Ali for his unsavoury comments regarding India

first_imgIndian cricketer Harbhajan Singh has slammed former Pakistan international Basit Ali for his comments regarding India deliberately losing in the World Cup 2019 to ensure their neighbour’s ouster from the tournament. Earlier, Ali had claimed that India will “never want Pakistan” to make it to the semi-finals of the ongoing World Cup and that’s why the Men in Blue might perform badly and intentionally lose their matches against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.When asked about his response to Ali’s comments, Harbhajan told India Today that it was a ‘stupid’ remark.”What makes him say that? Is he stupid? I don’t know what is he smoking, seriously! He’s got to be on a different planet in order for him to talk ill like this. That’s probably the way they have played their cricket and that’s how they see the game,” replied Harbhajan.Basit Ali reckons India will not want Pakistan to qualify for the semi-finals and may play poorly in their matches against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/vwg3oFnnplSaj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) June 26, 2019Basit Ali had also said that New Zealand had lost their last league match against Pakistan during the 1992 World Cup as they wanted to play the semi-final in their own backyard. Harbhajan was not amused after hearing this and said that such claims are baseless and Ali should be ‘fixed’ by then captain and now Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan.”I think Imran bhai should fix him now. I think he needs to be fixed because you can’t put your team down like this by saying that ’92 was fixed and now 2019 is fixed as well,” said Harbhajan.advertisementAlso Read | World Cup 2019: India may deliberately lose to Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to oust Pakistan, says Basit AliAlso Read | India will allow opponents to win to ensure Pakistan are knocked out: Sikander Bakhtlast_img read more

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