Ainsley Maitland-Niles explains how Arsenal assistant Freddie Ljungberg has helped develop his game

first_img Comment Ainsley Maitland-Niles explains how Arsenal assistant Freddie Ljungberg has helped develop his game Ainsley Maitland-Niles has been impressed by Freddie Ljungberg’s impact on the training pitch (Picture: Getty)Ainsley Maitland-Niles is full of praise for Freddie Ljungberg’s training methods and believes that Arsenal’s assistant first-team coach has improved the attacking side of his game.Following a coaching reshuffle at the Emirates over the summer, Ljungberg was promoted into a prominent position in Unai Emery’s coaching team with Steve Bould replacing him as U23 manager.Ljungberg, an important member of Arsenal’s Invincibles side in 2003-04, has reportedly impressed in his new role and is being tipped as a potential successor to Emery should the Spaniard leave at the end of his contract in 2021. Ainsley Maitland-Niles has played eight times for Arsenal this season (Picture: Getty)Explaining how Ljungberg has helped him this term, Maitland-Niles said: ‘There’s quite a few things [I have learnt from Ljungberg] really. He knows me as a winger, so attacking-wise he’s helped my game a lot.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Defensively, I go to someone else to help me because they’re two different styles that I have to play. Him personally, he’s pulled me to the side a lot and has shown me different techniques and ways of beating players, ways of crossing the ball and shooting.‘It’s helping me and I’m happy to have him around because he’s such a big figure in the team.’As well as helping Maitland-Niles on the training pitch, Ljungberg has also been credited with assisting Joe Willock and Bukayo Saka’s development during his role with Arsenal U23s last season.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 ArsenalSpeaking last month, Emery praised the impact Ljungberg has had on the squad, saying: ‘He knows Arsenal perfectly, the young players, he helps us every day in training, the matches and before.‘He knows the characteristics of the Premier League. I’m very happy with him. Each assistant has their work. We are together to speak with the players. We are in the dressing room, we spoke about all the situations individually. We share some moments.’Maitland-Niles has been heavily involved for Arsenal in the opening weeks of the campaign, starting six of the club’s eight Premier League matches although he faces competition at right-back from Calum Chambers and fit-again Hector Bellerin.The England U21 international defended himself from criticism of his form earlier this season by suggesting that Emery is playing him out of position after he came through Arsenal’s academy as a box-to-box midfielder.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 City Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterThursday 17 Oct 2019 6:06 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.8kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

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‘Tisoy’ strands hundreds at Bacolod’s Bredco port

first_imgNOCPPO chief Colonel Romeo Balerosdirected the Provincial Operations Section to coordinate with the ProvincialDisaster Risk Reduction and Management Council. Executive Assistant Jomarie Vargas,cluster head of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, saidthe stranded passengers were housed in Education and Training Center School inthis city while being served with relief goods by the local government unit. According to Baleros, two policeofficers have been deployed at the Negros Occidental Provincial Action Centerfor efficient coordination. The Philippine Coast Guard suspendedsea travel due to weather disturbance brought about by typhoon “Tisoy.” Due to anticipated bad weather causedby Typhoon Tisoy, the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (NOCPPO)activated its search and rescue operations. Several areas innorthern Negros Occidental remain to be underTropical Cyclone Warning Signal No. 2 as of 5 p.m. yesterday. BACOLOD City – At least 250 passengerswere stranded at the Bacolod Real Estate Development Corporation port yesterdaymorning. He said the SAR contingent will serveas augmentation to the local disaster units while city and municipal policestations will activate their respective SAR teams. (With PNA/PN) Coast Guard Station-Bacolod said seatravel was suspended to ensure the safety of the passengers.last_img read more

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Knicks Gaming and Turtle Beach reveal NBA 2K League esports partnership

first_imgThis comes off the back of the NBA 2k League confirming a deal with Twitch, which sees Twitch as the exclusive streaming platform for the newly formed league. The league has also acquired both Dell and Intel as big-name sponsors for the inaugural season. Knicks Gaming has confirmed their partnership with Turtle Beach for the upcoming NBA 2k League.The deal will see Knicks Gaming use the audio brand at the teams gaming facility, while the two companies plan to produce a variety of content during the inaugural season.The inaugural season kicks off from May 1-5 with a tip-off tournament and runs through August 2018. The season will include up to 199 games; this includes weekly matches, three in-season tournaments, playoffs and the season finale.Juergen Stark, CEO, Turtle Beach had this to say on the partnership: “We’re thrilled to be an integral part of the Knicks Gaming organization during the founding year of the NBA 2K League.Our headsets deliver a distinct competitive advantage through pinpoint accurate audio and clear team chat. Having the Knicks Gaming players using Turtle Beach audio equipment to train with and then dominate in their games will be a joy to watch.”Kristin Bernert, General Manager, Knicks Gaming, added that: “Turtle Beach gaming peripherals are unmatched in their ability to provide a clear advantage for our players, which makes Turtle Beach the perfect partner for Knicks Gaming.”  Esports Insider says: Another big deal in the NBA 2K League sees the league become a real big hitter in esports. This just the latest in a string of big sponsor pickups for teams will certainly put the league on a solid foundation for success.last_img read more

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West Ham midfielder Morrison agrees three-month loan deal at Cardiff

first_img West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison 1 Ravel Morrison has joined Cardiff on a three-month loan deal, the West Ham star has announced on Twitter.The 21-year-old former Manchester United midfielder has been out of favour at the Hammers in recent months amid well-documented personal issues.Morrison announced on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon: “Happy to get a 3 month loan @CardiffCityFC time to start playing some football again.”He added in another tweet about West Ham, which he later deleted: “I got no ratings off people in the club not the club it’s self (sic) just people in it.”The England Under-21 international is set to face trial in January over allegations he threatened to throw acid in his former girlfriend’s face and have her killed.He is also accused of threatening to blow up Reah Mansoor’s house during an alleged four-year campaign of harassment against her and is alleged to have assaulted the 19-year-old and her mother, Parveen Mansoor, 39, in Salford in the early hours of July 27.Manchester-born Morrison was considered one of the most talented youngsters to have come out of United for many years during his time at Old Trafford, but he ended up making only three substitute appearances in the League Cup for Sir Alex Ferguson’s side and joined West Ham in a £650,000 deal in January 2012.Morrison has started only 12 Premier League games for the Hammers in over two-and-a-half years and has had loan spells at Birmingham and QPR during his time in east London.He has made just two appearances for West Ham this season, against Sheffield United in the Capital One Cup and Southampton in the Premier League.Morrison could make his debut for managerless Cardiff in the SkyBet Championship at home to Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday.last_img read more

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