Jack Wilshere explains why Arsenal never won Premier League with Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez Advertisement Coral BarryTuesday 28 Apr 2020 10:01 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link8kShares Comment Advertisement Wilshere was part of an excellent Arsenal side (Picture: Getty)‘There were some good players there. Sanchez, world class and a match winner. Ozil, world class.‘I loved playing with him and his ability. But we just never got near it. ‘City were too good, they were buying everyone, United had Sir Alex coming to the end but they were still challenging.’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 CityOzil is the only player still at Arsenal as Sanchez joined United in 2018, while Wilshere was offloaded to West Ham later that year.Arsenal are debating whether to offer Ozil a new deal, with the German earning a reported £350,000 a week at the Emirates.MORE: Arsenal open door for £350k-a-week Mesut Ozil to leave this summerMORE: Roma manager Paulo Fonseca speaks out after Arsenal set price for Henrikh MkhitaryanFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Ozil and Sanchez starred together for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Jack Wilshere believes Manchester United and Manchester City were too strong for Arsenal to win the Premier League title when Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez were at the club.Arsenal fans, including Wilshere, thought the Gunners were poised to challenge for silverware when Sanchez joined Ozil at the club in 2014.But aside from a few FA Cups, Arsenal failed to deliver major silverware during that period.Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveADVERTISEMENTWilshere played with both stars and explained why Arsenal struggled to keep pace with City and United in the league.‘We went through a few years where we didn’t challenge but then we brought in Sanchez and Ozil,’ Wilshere told the Lockdown Tactics.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘All of a sudden we started to feel like we could have a chance here but it never really turned out.‘We always had a point in the season where we’d drop so many points and we’d just be going for the top four.
Ever since they both got together again in the Onondaga High School League Liberty division, the Chittenango and Cazenovia girls soccer teams have enjoyed a lively rivalry, with neither side dominating.In the case of the 2019 regular season, the neighborhood bragging rights would go to the Bears, who turned back the Lakers 3-1 last Monday night to improve its overall record to 9-3.Chittenango had, of course, started 7-0 before a trio of defeats to Westhill, Marcellus (in overtime) and Cicero-North Syracuse late in September. Tags: CazenoviaChittenangogirls soccer Cazenovia did not have much time to recuperate, going to Solvay two nights later and using a consistent attack to pressure the Bearcats and ultimately get what was needed to prevail 2-0.As the Lakers’ defense fully contained Solvay, the Lakers were patient on the other end of the field, overcoming 13 saves from Bearcats goalie Nancy Gonzales and Haley Muehl by having Lili Gavitt and Caitlin Smithers pick up goals.On Friday afternoon, the Lakers had its last home game of the regular season against Oneida, and claimed its second consecutive victory with a productive attack that took the Indians apart in a 7-3 victory.All game long, Gavitt proved impossible to contain, notching the team’s first, third and sixth goals while assisting on two others to augment her hat trick.Lily Clonan and Katie Rajkowski both had one goal and one assist, with Smithers and Julia Reff also converting. Megan Hughes picked up an assist as Cazenovia took 34 shots to Oneida’s eight.Chittenango looked for three wins in a row last Wednesday at Phoenix, and it wasn’t easy, the Firebirds showing its 6-4-1 record was far from a fluke as it pushed the game to the wire before the Bears won 2-1.In each of Chittenango’s two scoring lays, Sarah Martin converted, with feeds from Emily Moon. Phoenix did convert once, but Kelly’s seven saves helped her side hang on.More opportunities to win for the Bears would arrive in the last week of the regular season as it made up a postponed Oct. 3 match with Mexico in between games against Solvay and General Brown.Cazenovia would venture to Hannibal Friday before finding out Sunday, along with Chittenango, where it would get seeded for the Section III Class B playoffs.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Far more steady, Cazenovia carried a 9-3-1 record into its trip into Bear Country, but would find on this night that it had no answer for one Chittenango striker in particular.Three different times, Madison Wagner would convert, her hat trick including a pair of unassisted goals and one assisted by Savannah Penoyer, which negated 11 saves by Cazenovia goalkeeper Tessa Hansknecht.Throughout the game, the Lakers would test the Bears’ defense, and while it did allow a goal, many more chances were turned back, Cassidy Kelly also recording 11 saves.
However, there was one major disappointment for Arsenal fans after last night’s game.Wenger confirmed that Alexis Sanchez had a set-back in his return from injury during the week and the Chilean isn’t expected to return to action until January 10th. Goals from Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud helped Arsene Wenger’s side to take all three points – despite a late strike from Yaya Toure that set-up a tense finish to the game.The Gunners have now climbed back to within two points of Leicester at the top of the table, while they have also put some breathing space between themselves and City, who remain six points adrift of the leaders and four behind Arsenal.The Arsenal manager says that he won’t allow his players to get too carried away…
BY EMMET RUSHE: Everywhere you turn, they are there.Everywhere you go, they are waiting for you.There is no escape… Holiday nibbles are EVERYWHERE!!!It’s that time of year again where every house, shop and work place seems to be sponsored by ‘Pringles’ or ‘Roses’.It doesn’t matter how good you are, you would need the will power of a Tibetan monk to avoid sneaking even one nibble this Christmas.The inevitable is upon us, so do we give in completely or do we try and have a bit of control over our hand to mouth interaction? Here are a few things you can do to stem the inevitable Christmas weight gain this year.Don’t turn up to a party hungry.If there is one sure way to end up sitting in the corner surrounded by empty Roses wrappers, it is this.Turning up to a party hungry is a recipe for disaster.Before you go to a staff party or house party, try and have a good meal. If you are already full and not hungry you are less likely to binge on everything in sight when you get there.Don’t sit at the nibbles table.Everyone wants a comfy seat.No one wants to turn up to a party and have to stand all night. But the weigh up between standing and sitting can be a table full of nibbles right in arm’s length.If you are trying to be a bit good this year, try and not put yourself right in the danger zone by sitting in front of the table of snacks.You will be mid conversation with all the other party goers and won’t even realise that you’ve polished off the bowl of ‘Bombay mix’ all by yourself.Pace your alcohol intakeThis is a good piece of advice for a few reasons.First off, if you pace your drinking, you are less likely to get the alcohol munchies early on in the night therefore lessening the damage that you could do. You are also taking in less calories through alcohol.Secondly, if you pace your alcohol intake, you are less likely to make a shambles of yourself in front of your work colleagues and have your antics on Facebook the next morning.Avoid excessive drinking and tasting when cooking.When preparing meals this Christmas try and avoid having the bottle of wine beside your glass.You will be less likely to keep topping up your glass and the bottle might last you longer than stuffing the turkey.When preparing the food try and limit the amount of tasting that you do, a taste isn’t a turkey leg while basting.Walk it offFinally and on a more serious note.If you are going to indulge yourself over the festive season, try at least to get up the following morning/afternoon and go for a walk.You will be burning up a few of the previous night’s treats and it is something that you and your partner, friend or family can do that might just last into the new year and become a habit that you could keep.Lastly, enjoy yourself and be safe this festive season!Contact me through the link below and we can arrange a chat where we can map out what you want to achieve in 2015. #TrainSmarthttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Rushe-Fitness/120518884715118EMMET RUSHE’S FITNESS COLUMN: HOW TO AVOID CHRISTMAS WEIGHT GAIN was last modified: December 15th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CHristmaseatingemmet rushefitness columnpartiesweight gain