Jack Wilshere backs Rob Holding to replace Laurent Koscielny as Arsenal captain

first_img Metro Sport ReporterFriday 12 Jul 2019 6:01 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Jack Wilshere backs Rob Holding to replace Laurent Koscielny as Arsenal captain Advertisement Laurent Koscielny wants to leave Arsenal this summer (Getty Images)‘Arsenal will have Rob Holding coming back and Hector [Bellerin],’ Wilshere told Football.London.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘They did their cruciates – and sometimes when you do your cruciate you actually come back stronger – because you have to work on your strength and quads which actually strengthen you more.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‘Rob Holding was playing so well before he got injured and will be a great addition to their defence once he’s fit again.‘I really think he could be a potential Arsenal captain of the future.’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 Arsenal Comment Rob Holding is captain material for Arsenal, says Jack Wilshere (Getty Images)Jack Wilshere has backed Rob Holding to replace Laurent Koscielny as Arsenal’s new captain.Koscielny is expected to be stripped of the captaincy after he refused to travel to the United States earlier this week for the start of the club’s pre-season tour.The 33-year-old has one season remaining on his contract but is pushing to leave Arsenal and is keen on a return to France.Holding, meanwhile, is currently recovering from the cruciate ligament injury he suffered in December but is with Arsenal’s squad for their pre-season campaign.ADVERTISEMENTAnd Wilshere believes the 23-year-old is a suitable candidate to replace Koscielny. Advertisementlast_img read more

Napoli close in on Petagna

first_img The Partenopei have been in talks with the struggling Ferrara outfit for a number of days over a deal for Petagna. Sky Sport Italia and Il Corriere dello Sport both report that a deal is close to being finalised between the clubs.Advertisement Napoli will pay €18m for Petagna, but will leave the striker on loan at SPAL as they struggle to stay in the top flight. The striker joined from Atalanta on loan in the summer of 2018, however SPAL made the deal permanent last summer. Read Also:Serie A: Struggling Napoli shock Sarri’s Juventus He scored 16 goals in Serie A for the struggling side last season, and had scored eight this season. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Top 10 TV Characters Meant To Be Iconic9 Talented Actors Who Are Only Associated With One RoleThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime9 Most Epic Movie Robots We’ve Ever Seen10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Playing Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body Napoli are closing in on a €18m deal for SPAL forward Andrea Petagna, but the 24-year-old will remain in Ferrara for the rest of the season. Loading… last_img read more

Thursday May 23rd Local Sports

first_imgANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The series finale between the Minnesota Twins and the Los Angeles Angels was postponed Wednesday because of weather and rescheduled for Thursday. It rained at Angel Stadium two hours before Wednesday’s game, causing puddles to form in both left and right field. The grounds crew worked for over an hour to remove water from the outfield, but conditions remained unplayable. They’ll try to play the game at 3:05 this afternoon, with the pre-game at 2:30 on AM-1300 KGLO IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa has hired former Lehigh and Ball State head coach Billy Taylor to be an assistant on Fran McCaffery’s staff. The Hawkeyes say that Taylor, who spent three years as the director of basketball operations in Iowa City from 2014-16, will replace Andrew Francis. Francis left Iowa for a position with California. MASON CITY — Top-ranked in Class 1A Newman started out the baseball season last night with a 10-0, five-inning win at home over North Iowa. 8th-grader Doug Taylor went four innings, striking out eight. Josh Fitzgerald had a two-run homer in the third. Newman travels to Charles City tonight before getting back into conference play tomorrow hosting Garner-Hayfield-Ventura. — Boys substate semifinal soccer== 1A Substate 2Humboldt 2, Clear Lake 0== 2A Substate 3Hudson 10, Hampton-Dumont-CAL 0 — high school softball last nightNewman 12, North Iowa 2Central Springs 10, Eagle Grove 0North Butler 12, Osage 6Rockford 20, Lake Mills 1 CLEAR LAKE — The Clear Lake softball team used a seven-run second inning on their way to a 13-5 win over Waverly-Shell Rock to open up their season at Lions Field last night. Clear Lake is off until next Wednesday when they host Iowa Falls-Alden. IOWA CITY — Iowa basketball player Joe Wieskamp has withdrawn his name from the 2019 NBA Draft and will return for his sophomore season.“I am excited to announce that I will be returning to the University of Iowa for my sophomore season,” said Wieskamp. “I learned a lot of valuable information going through the NBA Draft process that will help me continue to grow now, and in the future when I decide to take that next step. But for now, my focus is helping this Iowa team be the best that we can be. The future is bright! Go Hawks!”Wieskamp was second in the Big Ten Conference in 3-point accuracy (.424, 59-of-139), and ranked third on the Hawkeyes in scoring (11.1 ppg) and steals (32), and second in rebounding (4.9 rpg) last season as a freshman. The native of Muscatine, Iowa, twice earned Big Ten Freshman of the Week honors and tied Iowa’s single-game 3-point percentage record when he made all six 3-point attempts in Iowa’s 24-point win over Illinois , tying Jeff Horner (2004 versus Penn State) and Jim Bartels (1995 at Ohio State).“We are happy to have Joe back for his sophomore season,” said Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery. “I’m glad that Joe had the opportunity to go through the process and receive feedback from NBA personnel. I’m incredibly proud of the professional approach Joe took during this process. This experience provided him feedback on what he needs to work on as he strives to reach his full potential and play at the highest level. Joe is a valuable member of our team on and off the court, and we look forward to him being a leader for us next season.”center_img CLEAR LAKE — Clear Lake plays in the Class 3A boys state golf tournament today and tomorrow at the Lakeside Golf Course in Fort Dodge. Coach Eric Perry says it’s a course his team is familiar with.Perry says it will be a very competitive team raceClear Lake is the only area team that qualified for the boys state golf from the area. Forest City’s Avery Busta qualified as an individual for the Class 2A tournament at the American Legion Memorial Golf Course in Marshalltown. MASON CITY — The Mason City High baseball team opened up the season with a 1-0 win over Charles City last night at Roosevelt Field. Dylan Miller pitched a one-hit complete-game shutout, striking out 11. He also had the game-winning RBI in the bottom of the sixth, knocking in Avery Mellman, who had singled and stole second and third prior to scoring the lone run of the contest. Mason City travels to Decorah tonight. DALLAS — Former Iowa star Megan Gustafson was waived on Wednesday by the Dallas Wings of the WNBA. The 17th overall pick did not make the Wings’ roster cut down to 12 players. Gustafson played in three pre-season games for Dallas, scoring eight points in 33 minutes of play. The 6-3 post from Port Wing Wisconsin was women’s college basketball’s 2019 Naismith Award winner after leading Iowa to a Big Ten Tournament championship and to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1993. OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Cole McDonald allowed five hits and struck out nine in eight innings, and bottom seed Iowa knocked off regular-season champion Indiana 4-2 in the Big Ten Tournament on Wednesday night.The Hawkeyes (31-22), swept by Indiana in a three-game series in March and losers of five straight entering the tournament, play Nebraska on Thursday night. The Hoosiers (36-20) meet Minnesota in an afternoon elimination game.The Hawkeyes broke through against Indiana starter Pauly Milto (8-6) in the seventh. Ben Norman scored on a play at the plate and, after Chris Whelan’s bases-loaded sacrifice fly, Izaya Fullard hit a two-out RBI single off Connor Manous for a 3-1 lead.Indiana managed two singles and a walk against McDonald (6-3) before scoring in the sixth when Matt Gorski followed Drew Ashley’s triple with a base hit.Grant Leonard worked the ninth for his school-record 14th save. — high school baseball last nightCentral Springs 12, Eagle Grove 10Lake Mills 3, Rockford 0North Union 13, Belmond-Klemme 2last_img read more