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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AFL star Nick Malceski cuts QLD ties

first_img MORE: LNP star keeps foot in old electorate MORE: Karmichael Hunt lists Brisbane home Nick Malceski during the Gold Coast Suns training session at Metricon stadium, Gold Coast. Photo: Regi VargheseFormer AFL premiership star Nick Malceski whose legendary kick won a grand final for the Sydney Swans has cut another tie with the Gold Coast. Malceski, who was forced into playing retirement by injury two years ago, had moved to the Gold Coast four years ago to join the Suns after a long career in Sydney — including helping the Swans seal victory at the 2012 premiership.His most recent role has been as NEAFL coach for the Suns.Malceski’s stunning Burleigh Heads home had been on the market since October with the price dropping from $1.693m to $1.63m before finally selling four days before Christmas at $1.565m. Nick Malceski’s former home in Mermaid Waters sold for $1.18m. Picture: GoogleKingfisher Realty Burleigh Heads described the property as a “magnificent four-bedroom” just 200 metres from the beach.Malceski sold another Gold Coast home in Mermaid Waters for $1.18m in April 2017. He had bought it for $850,000 when he first moved to the Glitter Strip. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK MORE: Why My Kitchen Rules stars chose Hervey Bay Suns NEAFL coach Nick Malceski is selling his Burleigh Heads house.center_img More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours agoSuns NEAFL coach Nick Malceski is selling his Burleigh Heads house. Malceski has paid $1.205m for it in July 2016 just before injury finally forced him to stop playing. He then put in a $31,000 plus pool to the home which has seen him walk away with a tidy profit of about $320,000. Suns NEAFL coach Nick Malceski is selling his Burleigh Heads house. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51last_img read more

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Aman Chetri pens multi-year contract

first_imgCHENNAI: Chennaiyin FC on Thursday announced that defender Reamsochung ‘Remi’ Aimol (20), goalkeeper Samik Mitra (19) and forward Aman Chetri (19) have each signed new multi-year contracts.The club can also confirm that the trio of youngsters will be included in the 25-man CFC squad for the 2020-21 Indian Super League season. While Samik and Aman are being promoted from the CFC B team to the first-team, Remi already has two senior CFC appearances to his name, one apiece in the ISL and AFC Cup. IANS Also Watch: Tea Tribes Demand Holiday on ‘Karam Parab’, Stage Cultural Protestlast_img read more

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Provost Quick addresses racism, Charlottesville in letter to USC community

first_imgIn a letter sent to the USC community Monday morning, Provost Michael Quick condemned racism and other forms of discrimination, calling USC a multicultural community of people from diverse backgrounds.A screenshot of the letterThe letter came nine days after Aubtin Heydari, a senior majoring in screenwriting, was reportedly injured while counter-protesting a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va. “Intense political rhetoric divides our nation, and incidents of bias and discrimination degrade our humanity,” Quick wrote in the statement. “We denounce all forms of hatred, racism, and bigotry.”Two days before the letter from the Provost’s office was released, a statement of solidarity for Heydari began circulating on social media, reaching over 700 signatures in two days.The petition was started by the USC Cinema and Media Studies Graduate Association. In it, the student organization affirms its support for Heydari, who was hit when a vehicle ran into him and 19 other counter-protesters, one of whom was killed. The statement also included a reaction to USC’s lack of support for Heydari at the time, especially since other institutions had denounced hate and racism immediately after the violent attacks in Charlottesville occurred.On Sunday, however, Elizabeth Daley, the dean of the School of Cinematic Arts, addressed the petition and said that SCA reached out to Heydari the Monday following the Charlottesville attacks.Daley also denounced hatred and racism, and expressed her support for Heydari.“We worked over the course of last week to ensure that all necessary accommodations by the relevant student support offices would be made upon his return. [ … ] I feel it is important to share the fact that our response in support of our student was immediate and thorough, and will continue as long as necessary,” Daley said.Philana Payton, a Ph.D. student in cinema and media studies who helped write and circulate the petition, said that she was shocked USC did not immediately release a statement about the Charlottesville attacks.“Our biggest concern is the fact that the University has yet to make any public denouncement of the alt-right, white supremacists, ‘unite the right’ rallies and neo-Nazis that are terrorizing cities across the country,” Payton said. Subsequent to the petition’s publication, the post was later updated to say that Heydari had been contacted by USC administration.Heydari said he was grateful for the support, as he recovers from his injuries at a hospital in Charlottesville.“The fact that they put this petition together and so many people signed it really touches me in a very sincere way,” Heydari said.Heydari also said he received an email from Lynette Merriman, associate vice provost for campus crisis support and intervention. He added that the message was time-marked as Aug. 13, a day after the Charlottesville attacks. Heydari said he only saw the email recently.“I have been informed that you were a victim of the tragic events in Charlottesville this weekend,” the email read. “ I am so, so sorry to hear that you were injured. Please let me know if we can do anything to assist you … do not hesitate to contact me.”Heydari declined to comment in regard to the specifics of his injuries and the occurrences in Charlottesville, but the letter to SCA from Daley said that he had a successful surgery and will be returning to campus in the coming weeks. “All my life I have been called a terrorist because of my ethnicity,” Heydari posted on his Facebook the night of the Charlottesville attacks. “Today I was hit by one in a car. He was a white man.”The petition ended by thanking Heydari for his contributions to equality and social justice, both in Charlottesville and at USC.“Heydari is consistently on the frontlines advocating for transformative social justice both on and off campus,” the statement read. “We are thankful that he survived the Charlottesville terrorist attack and that he is healing. We will continue to stand in solidarity with Heydari as he prepares to return to campus.”The letter sent out by the Provost’s office also reminded students the importance of the diversity of ideas and backgrounds.“In a place like USC where a diversity of perspectives and opinions are welcomed, and even necessary for our mission, we must find ways to respect and honor differences while also affirming our shared values and aspirations,” Quick wrote.last_img read more

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Jeffrey Schlupp scores his first goal of the season in Crystal Palace’s 2-0 win [VIDEO]

first_imgGhanaian international Jeffrey Schlupp scored his first goal of the season in Crystal Palace’s 2-0 win over Burnley.The London-based club took the lead courtesy beautiful strike by Wilfried Zaha to give the Eagles the advantage on the stroke of half-time.Fellow Ghanaian international Jordan Ayew himself thought he had grabbed the first goal of the game earlier but his effort was chopped off by VAR as Patrick Van Aanholt, who had assisted him, was in an offside position.With Burnley pushing for an equalizer, Roy Hodgson introduced Jeffrey Schlupp in the 69th minute of the game.The changes yielded positive results as Schlupp’s strike found the far post in the 78th minute.Black Stars striker, Jordan Ayew was replaced by Christian Benteke in the 86th minute of the match.Schlupp has scored one goal and provided one assist in 12 appearances for the club this term.Watch the goal here:Great Goal Jeffrey ❤️💙🦅 @Jeffrey_Schlupp pic.twitter.com/m0v6sXnI1S— Richard Kingdon (@soberich) November 30, 2019last_img read more

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