UP wins first major volleyball title in 36 years, sweeps FEU in PVL Finals

first_imgLATEST STORIES It was a game of comebacks that tested both team’s character and UP coach Godfrey Okumu believed the Lady Maroons were more equipped to withstand pressure-packed moments.“Once the game was tied at 13-13, I expected something like that to happen,” Okumu said on Estranero’s title-clinching ace after the Lady Tamaraws froze. “They (FEU) were tense. Eventually, we came out stronger mentally. Skill-wise we were match but mentally, we were stronger.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissUP showed great resolve in the fifth set after it overcame a 7-13 deficit. The Lady Maroons never doubted despite seeing the game slip away from them after the Lady Tamaraws turned the tide and seemed well on their way to a stunning win with a commanding lead in the deciding set.“I just told them to enjoy the game and no pressure. Keep on pushing. I kept on saying, ‘we can end this today, there’s no tomorrow,’” Okumu said. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments UAAP Season 81 Starting 5: Week 1 Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Molde, who was hailed as conference MVP earlier in the awarding ceremony, put the Lady Maroons at match point before captain Ayel Estrañero sent her team and the UP gallery into a wild celebration with a service ace.“When I saw the ball actually dropped, it was just overwhelming,” said Estranero, who finished with 28 excellent sets and six points, including four service aces. “We fought until the end.”The two accounted for six points during an 8-0 blast by the Lady Maroons to end the game.FEU had nothing to be ashamed of after putting up a brave stand, battling back from two sets down and a 5-13 hole in the third set.Lycha Ebon led the Lady Tamaraws, who were also the losing finalists in the 80th Season of the UAAP, with 13 points while Jerrili Malabanan and Jeannette Villareal scored 12 and 10 points, respectively.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college UP celebrates after outlasting FEU in 5 sets to claim the PVL Collegiate Conference championship. INQUIRER PHOTO/ Sherwin VardeleonUniversity of the Philippines has ended its long wait for a major volleyball title after sweeping Far Eastern University in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference Finals on Wednesday night.The Lady Maroons, who leaned on conference MVP Isa Molde to breakthrough with their first volleyball championship since winning the UAAP crown in 1982, outlasted the Lady Tamaraws in five sets, 25-20, 25-18, 23-25, 20-25, 15-13, in a dramatic Game 2.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:14Alyssa Valdez stays positive despite PH loss in volleyball opener02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

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Will the Lone Star’s U-20 Protest Hold?

first_imgLiberia has protested against her 1-0 defeat in the first leg of the U-20 African Championship against the Darling Scorpions of the Gambia.According to CAF, only players born on 1st January 1995 or after are eligible to play.The over-aged players in question are Sampler Mendy, born July 12, 1994, with passport # 389290; Buba Sanneh, born November 14, 1994, with passport # 453884; Bubacarr Trawally, born November 10, 1994, passport # 453505; Saloum Faal, October 10, 1994, passport # 301441 and Ali Sowe, July 14, 1994, passport # 332465.The formal protest was signed by diminutive skipper Benjamin D. Gbamy and Team Manager Tommy Johnson immediately after the game and delivered to Match Commissioner Louis Laryeh of Ghana.It was acknowledged by referees from Benin: Akintoye Germain Koole, Narcisse G. Kouton, Borgias U. Houedin and Moumouni Kiagou.Up to Sunday, the Captain and Team Manager of the Darling Scorpions of the Gambia, Bubacarr Sanyang and Saikou Bah respectively reportedly refused to co-sign the protest.But the Secretary General of the Liberia Football Association (LFA) Alphonso Armah, told the Daily Observer Monday that a protest letter has been sent to the Secretary General of CAF, Hicham El Amrani and a copy given to the match commissioner.In 2010, Liberia filed protest in Niger when the U-20 Liberian team lost 3-0, but unfortunately lost the protest for wrongly accusing the U-20 Niger team for fielding an over-aged player. Two weeks later, the Coach Hazer Gray’s U-20 was also beaten 2-0 in Monrovia.Meanwhile, Liberia is expected honor the return leg in two weeks in Banjul, The Gambia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Disney doubles up

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BURBANK – Fueled by the robust DVD sales of “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest” and “Cars,” The Walt Disney Co. more than doubled its net income to $1.7 billion during a stellar first quarter. The entertainment conglomerate announced Wednesday during an earnings call with analysts that it also had strong one-time gains during the quarter totaling $1.1 billion from the sale of its shares in US Weekly magazine and the E! Entertainment Channel. But even without the one-time boosts, the DVD sales and strong ratings for ABC and cable channels, including ESPN, were enough on their own to make for a strong three months ending Dec. 30. “These results are particularly gratifying given the great year we had in 2006 and are another clear sign our strategy is driving growth and creating shareholder value,” said Disney President and CEO Bob Iger. The net income of $1.7 billion, or 79 cents per share, dwarfed the $734 million, or 37 cents a year, posted in the same period a year earlier. Disney’s revenue was up by 10 percent to $9.725 billion from the $8.854 billion reported 12 months ago. The studio division led the way with revenue of $2.6 billion, an increase of 29 percent. The division’s operating income shot up more than fourfold to $604 million from 2006’s first-quarter total of $128 million. “It’s not every day that the same studio had the top two movies in a given year and to have both films come out on DVD in the same quarter,” said Rick Munarriz, senior analyst for media and technology investing at The Motley Fool. The DVD surge was also helped by the re-release of “The Little Mermaid” and was enough to offset the first-quarter box office disappointments “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause” starring Tom Allen – the least successful of the three films in the franchise – and “Deja Vu” starring Denzel Washington. Disney’s media networks division was also strong with a 6 percent bump in revenue to $3.9 billion. This was driven by an increase in subscription fees at Disney’s international television channels and strong DVD sales of the Disney Channel movie “High School Musical” and the hit dramas “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Lost.” “Disney earned their luck,” Munarriz said. “Under Iger, they have basically blown away analyst estimates every single quarter since he took over.” The news was good for the Parks and Resorts division largely because of Florida’s Walt Disney World Resort, which had higher average ticket prices driving up guest spending. This offset lower attendance and guest spending at Anaheim’s Disneyland Resort as Hong Kong Disneyland also struggles. “The early going at Hong Kong has been more challenging than we had hoped,” Disney Chief Financial Officer Thomas Staggs told analysts gathered for a two-day conference at Walt Disney World in Florida. Revenue for the quarter was up by 4 percent to $2.5 billion and operating income increased 8 percent to $405 million. Disney’s consumer products division saw its revenue fall by 6 percent in the quarter to $692 million and its operating income drop 13 percent to $235 million. Disney shares rose 29 cents to $35.48 at the end of regular trading on the New York Stock exchange. In after-hours trading, shares rose an additional 62 cents. greg.hernandez@dailynews.com (818) 713-3758last_img read more

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Migne puts FKF on notice over unpaid salary

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne has given the federation up to October 15 to pay his three month salary arrears.NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 5 – Harambee Stars head coach Sebastien Migne has put Football Kenya Federation (FKF) on notice over unpaid salaries that have accumulated for three months.According to Federation Chief Nick Mwendwa, the French tactician has told his employers to ensure the whole amount of his unpaid salaries hit his account in 10 days’ time failure to which he will take further unspecified action. “He (Migne) has this week given us a notice to make sure we pay him by 15th of this month. Immediately after our assignment (against Ethiopia) we need to make sure he is paid. I have discussed the same with the ministry yesterday, and they say as they get funding for Ethiopia next week they will ensure the coach is paid,” Mwendwa said in a press briefing at a Nairobi hotel on Friday morning.Though the federation says Migne has been well accommodated and most of what he had required availed, the tactician is said to be continually frustrated at lack of payment especially after moving his family over to Kenya.Migne, his assistant Nicolas Bouriquet and FKF’s match analyst Michael Igendia are the only permanent employees of the national team technical bench while the rest are all contracted on need basis.If Mwendwa and his federation fail to pay the French tactician, they will find themselves sinking into another law suit with former coaches Bobby Williamson and Adel Amrouche already in court to demand chunks of compensation.-Ministry budgets-FKF President Nick Mwendwa address with CEO. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAThe news comes on the wake of the Federation’s struggle to make ends meet for next week’s back to back 2019 African Cup of Nations qualifier against Ethiopia with their budgetary allocation yet to be paid in full by the sports ministry.Mwendwa has however confirmed that they have received a sum of Sh7.2mn on Friday morning, just a part of the Sh25mn they had requested in order to fully honor their financial obligations for the Ethiopia game and offset some arrears from the Ghana match.“We had applied for Sh19mn for the Ghana game and we got only Sh4mn which meant there was a deficit of Sh15mn. On August 18, we presented a budget of Sh25mn for the Ethiopia game, but it was not until today that we got 7.2million shillings,” Mwendwa explained.“Getting this money late means we have bigger expenses because had we booked tickets earlier, we would have saved almost a million shillings, same with the accommodation. This money that we have been given will only go to pay for flights and accommodation, but we will still remain with debts from the previous game,” added the Federation boss.-Ministry promise-FKF President Nick Mwendwa says there is no money to pay the Harambee Stars head coach. Photo/RAYMOND MAKHAYAHe also noted that at this point they do not have any money to book for camp accommodation when the team jets back from Ethiopia, but says the ministry has promised more funds will be availed once they return.According to plan, the team of local based players, coaches and federation officials are scheduled to leave on Sunday evening with the foreign based players set to directly link with the team in Addis Ababa before they fly to Bahir Dar.They are scheduled to fly back immediately after the first leg on Wednesday with the return match set for Sunday at the Kasarani Stadium.“They have promised that by the time we land back, they will avail the other funds so that we are able to book the team in a hotel. The minister and PS have assured that funds will be available to book the team hotel and pay allowances,” Mwendwa added.However, sources close to Capital Sport intimates that division in the sports ministry might be the cause of the delay in disbursement of funds with the Cabinet Secretary’s office and that of his Principal Secretary said to be humming in different tones.-Taxman’s axe-FKF President Nick MwendwaThe federation has been grappling with financial difficulty over the last nine months since the exit of partners SportPesa and with a handful of court cases, the situation has worsened.The Kenya Revenue Authority has also freezed their accounts due to a tax bill from the previous regime but Mwendwa says they have come to an agreement.“They asked us to pay an amount every month and once we are compliant, at least in three or four months they should be able to unfreeze the accounts,” the Federation chief said.At the same time, he has defended the decision to buy an Outside Broadcast (OB) van at a cost of Sh130mn saying they took the money off the FIFA funds and have duly accounted for them.“When you tell FIFA that you are doing a specific thing with their money, then you have to do it. You can’t divert it to anything else. I have seen people lament about that decision, but they do not understand. This van will also be used to not only generate content for us but also it can bring in some income when we hire it out,” Mwendwa further stated.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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MERYL STREEP TO GET FIRST COPY OF THE CORRIGAN BROTHERS’ DONEGAL DITTY!

first_imgLast week we revealed how Hollywood legend Meryl Streep’s family come from Horn Head.The Corrigan BrothersSince then her closest relatives have been tracked down and have pleaded with Meryl to come and visit them.Now well-knwon Irish band The Corrigan Brothers have put the story to music. The band famously released the song ‘There’s no one as Irish as Barack Obama.That song charted all over the world as well as reaching over ten million you tube hits are recording a new song dedicated to the Irish Roots of Meryl Streep.The band who attended President Obama’s Inauguration as well as being mentioned in his speech in College Green Dublin release the song as recent revelations about Streep’s ancestry establish her Irish roots.Meryl Streep’s Irish family history was uncovered last week.The song , “There’s no as Irish as Meryl Streep” will be released in early February and the first copy will be sent directly to Meryl. Guitarist and song writer with the band Brian Corrigan said “we are delighted that Meryl’s Donegal roots have been established and that the link to her great grandmother Grace Strain has been made known. e look forward to meeting Meryl and performing the song for her.Corrigan Brothers will release their new album “Box of Tricks” in April before touring the USA/Here are the lyrics to “There’s no one as Irish as Meryl Streep.”! We bet you’re tapping your feet already.toor a loo toor a loo toor a loo toor a leapthere’s no one as Irish as Meryl Streep  Just Like Jimmy CagneyAnd Gene Kelly toothis Hollywood legendhas Irish roots Her great great grandmothercame from Donegala beautiful countywell known to you all the Strains and Macfaddensand the Laffertysare Irish RelationsOf Meryl Streepshes won every awardin the movie gameand shes very proudof her Donegal name The Macfaddens and Laffertysthe Strains one and allWill Welcome MerylHome to Donegal and when she comes homeshe’ll be greeted by allin every cornerof Donegalthey’ll party all nghttherell be no time for sleepwhen Donegal welcomesthe great Meryl Streep  toor a loo toor a loo toor a loo toor a leapthere’s no one as Irish as Meryl Streep  toor a loo toor a loo toor a loo toor a leapthere’s no one as Irish as Meryl Streep  of her Donegal name The Macfaddens and Laffertysthe Strains one and allWill Welcome MerylHome to Donegal MERYL STREEP TO GET FIRST COPY OF THE CORRIGAN BROTHERS’ DONEGAL DITTY! was last modified: January 19th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:donegalMeryl StreepsongThe Corrigan Brotherslast_img read more

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Arsenal star braced for jeers after England’s Euro 2016 humiliation

first_imgJack Wilshere says England’s Euro 2016 flops can have no complaints if they are booed by Premier League crowds this season.The Arsenal midfielder was part of the Three Lions squad which suffered a humiliating last 16 exit at the hands of Iceland earlier this summer.And Wilshere is fully expecting a backlash from fans over the France failure when the new league campaign kicks off this weekend.The 24-year-old said: “I think we can expect a hard time because we know that we were not good enough.“We know that we didn’t reach the heights that the country expected us to meet. We didn’t perform.“And for us, the main thing is to look at ourselves. We as players know that we were not good enough. Of course we let the fans down. “We know that England fans are passionate, and they are going to show their frustration towards us.”Roy Hodgson quit in the aftermath of the Iceland humiliation and has since been replaced by Sam Allardyce.Wilshere has refused to criticise Hodgson, but believes the appointment of Allardyce is good for England.“I’m happy with him, I think it’s important that the England manager is English,” he said.“I have worked under Fabio Capello and Hodgson, and they were both great, but I think it’s important that he [the manager] is English and he shares the same passion as all of us. He knows what playing for England is all about, and I’m looking forward, if selected, to working with him.“Watching his [Allardyce’s] teams when I was growing up and over the last few years, one thing that stands out is that they are organised. People talk about his style of play, but I think he does what it takes to win games. And I think we need that with England as well, because every game you play at international level is different, you play against different teams, some teams that pass the ball, some teams that are more direct.“You look at what he did with Sunderland and what he has done at other clubs, he knows what it takes to get the result, and I think that will be a positive thing for us.” Jack Wilshere 1last_img read more

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KELLY’S CENTRA: A LEADER IN PROVIDING JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR THOSE WITH DISABILITIES

first_imgFEATURES: A Donegal business has been nominated for ensuring that people with disabilities are given the same employment opportunities as everyone else. Kelly’s Centra Mountain Top, one of the busiest and most popular convenience stores in the North-West, have been recognized for their dedication to social inclusion by being nominated for the Zero Project. The Zero Project are a International worldwide project promoting best practice in all aspects of life for people with disabilities with a big emphasis on social inclusion.This year they are focusing their award on employment and innovative practices in the employment and training for work of people with disabilities.Kellys Centra have been nominated for these awards by a local community organization in recognition of the continuing efforts of the Kelly’s complex to ensure that people with disabilities have the same employment opportunities as everyone else.This can be confirmed by the fact that people with disabilities make up over 10% of their total employment. Given that the Government’s target of employment of people with disabilities within the public service sector is only 3% – this shows Kelly’s on-going commitment to considering people with disabilities as potential and capable staff.The Government wants to double the percentage of people with disabilities working in the public sector.Taoiseach Enda Kenny launched the Government’s employment strategy for people with disabilities at Farmleigh in Dublin.The public service employment target of people with disabilities is to be increased on a phased basis from three to six per cent.Special public service competitions for people with disabilities will be arranged and alternative recruitment channels will be opened up for people with disabilities.Tánaiste and Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald and Minister of State with responsibility for disability policy Aodhán Ó Ríordáin also attended the event. KELLY’S CENTRA: A LEADER IN PROVIDING JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR THOSE WITH DISABILITIES was last modified: June 23rd, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BusinessDisabilitesFeaturesJob OpportunitiesKelly’s Centranewslast_img read more

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Former Manchester City boss to return to management with Paris Saint-Germain?

first_img1 Roberto Mancini Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini could be in line to take over at Paris Saint-Germain.Mancini has been out of work since leaving Inter Milan in August and has been talked about as a potential successor for Slaven Bilic at West Ham.Bilic has endured a difficult season as the Hammers have struggled to adapt to life at their new London Stadium home.However, they appear to have staved off the threat of relegation as they sit seven points above the drop zone with three games left to play.As such, it seems that Bilic will keep his job, meaning Mancini will need to look elsewhere for fresh employment.And, according to reports in Italy, the former Leicester City midfielder could get the job at PSG.Current boss Unai Emery remains on thin ice with the big-spending club now off the top of Ligue 1 and in danger of losing their crown to Monaco this term.And should they decide to sack Emery, it has been suggested that Mancini will be high on their shortlist.last_img read more

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Man United players must step up to take heat off Mourinho, say Lampard and Rooney

first_img Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 2 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED Under-pressure Jose Mourinho should not be held solely responsible for Manchester United’s struggles this season, according to Frank Lampard and Wayne Rooney.Mourinho’s problems keep stacking up as he faces the possibility of a Football Association charge later this week for his comments as he walked along the touchline immediately after his side defeated Newcastle at the weekend. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS MONEY ADVICE huge blow Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? The result – United came from 2-0 down to win 3-2 at Old Trafford – relieved some of the strain on Mourinho, although the Red Devils are already cut adrift from the leading Premier League contenders.Three defeats in eight league matches have led to questions about Mourinho’s future at United, but both Lampard and Rooney believe the players need to take some responsibility for their current plight.Derby boss Lampard, who worked under Mourinho at Chelsea, said: “They’re a team full of quality players; a club that success is demanded of, week-in, week-out, season on season. RANKED “For Jose Mourinho, being a manager myself now, I know how tough it is when things aren’t quite going right.“(The result against Newcastle) was a massive win, which I was personally very happy with for him, and now it’s down to the players. The players have to perform at the level they did in the second half against Newcastle every week.”Former United striker Rooney echoed his former England team-mate’s sentiments.The DC United frontman told the Daily Telegraph: “It’s tough [at United], it has been a tough situation. Rooney backed up Lampard’s comments REVEALED Lampard leapt to the defence of his former boss silverware Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury BEST OF 2 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won “The players, the manager, it has been a tough start to the season. I know Jose is getting a load of stick, but I said a few weeks ago, the players have to stand up. They have to be counted and they have to be better.“The manager can do so much, but then it is down to the players on the pitch to produce and probably collectively. It [the poor run of form] is a bit of everything coming together, but Jose is an easy target. Some of the players have to be better.”last_img read more

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Aaron Ramsey to complete move to European giants in the summer – reports

first_img moving on 1 LIVING THE DREAM Aaron Ramsey is reportedly on the verge of signing for German giants Bayern Munich.The Arsenal midfielder is being tipped to join the Bundesliga outfit on a free in July 2019 after failing to sign a new deal at the Emirates Stadium. RANKED Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti LATEST Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland IN DEMAND He was linked with moves to the likes of Manchester United but The Independent claims there has been a recent breakthrough in talks with Bayern and now Ramsey is expected to sign a long-term contract with the German giants from the start of next season.The Welshman’s current deal with Arsenal was signed in in May 2014 and negotiations for improved terms collapsed last month.And the signing of Ramsey will be a welcome piece of news for Bayern boss Niko Kovac, who is under pressure following their shaky start to the season which sees them lie fifth in the Bundesliga. REVEALED center_img Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Ramsey has been an Arsenal player since 2008 Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Latest Transfer News targets targets Ramsey, who recently won the Premier League’s Goal of the Month award for his strike against Fulham, was Arsenal’s Player of the Year for 2017/18.He has been with the Gunners for a decade and has scored 59 goals in 343 games.last_img read more

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