Robin van Persie slams Arsenal boss Unai Emery and reveals why he’ll never compare to Arsene Wenger

first_img Skip Robin van Persie slams Arsenal boss Unai Emery and reveals why he’ll never compare to Arsene Wenger 1/1 Comment Full Screen Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Van Persie had a good relationship with Arsene Wenger at Arsenal (Picture: Getty Images)The Dutchman’s final criticism came for Emery’s lack of clarity, citing a training ground video which was published, showing the Spaniard shouting instructions at his players.Van Persie admitted that he couldn’t understand what the Arsenal boss was saying, and that compared to other great managers he has played under, this will leave Emery falling short.‘I’ve had [Arsene] Wenger, Louis van Gaal, [Alex] Ferguson, I had so many coaches, and their main quality was to be clear,’ said the 36-year-old.‘If I’m really honest…someone sent me a video last week of him [Emery] trying to explain something, and I couldn’t really figure out if he was saying, ‘calm, calm’ or ‘come, come.’‘That is very important, you have to be clear, you have to be the leader and the leader needs to be clear towards his players.’ Advertisement Manchester United captain Harry Maguire PLAY Video Settings Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Read More by Metro SPONSORED Read More Read More 1 min. story Coming Next Van Persie expanded on his point, suggesting that Emery is not a ‘strong coach’ which leads to players not putting in enough effort in games.‘As a player you want to have that feeling, you have to sprint back, now I see a couple of players jogging back, and there’s danger there,’ said Van Persie. ‘I don’t feel that in the team.‘If you have a very strong coach, and you are in midfield and you see danger somewhere, you sprint for your life, because you know if you don’t do it you get punished.’ / Read More About Connatix V67539 Phil HaighThursday 24 Oct 2019 10:58 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.6kShares Read More Skip Ad ‘I don’t think so,’ the former striker told BT Sport. ‘I don’t think that Emery really connects with his players.‘I think they are still weak on set pieces, which was a problem at my time, to be honest. But everyone should feel responsible. Arsenal lose 12 to 15 points per season by set pieces. That should stop.‘If you want to play for the first couple of places you have to sort it out, you have to find a way.’ Unai Emery has come under criticism from Robin van Persie (Picture: AMA/Getty Images)Robin van Persie has heavily criticised Arsenal manager Unai Emery, saying he does not connect with his players and cannot give them clear instructions.The Dutchman was talking after Arsenal narrowly beat Vitoria Guimaraes 3-2 in the Europa League, coming from behind thanks to two Nicolas Pepe free-kicks to win in injury time.That kept up the Gunners’ perfect record in Europe so far this season, but their Premier League form has been patchy, losing at Sheffield United last time out.Van Persie was asked if he feels Arsenal have improved since Emery took over from Arsene Wenger last summer and his response was blunt.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT The late Pepe double has eased pressure on Emery for now, but failure to beat Crystal Palace in the Premier League this weekend would raise questions over his leadership again.BT Sport provided the statistic on the broadcast that Arsenal’s last 47 games under Wenger produced 26 wins, while the first 47 under Emery produced 25 wins.AdvertisementAdvertisementIf results continue to be inconsistent then the question of whether they are an improving side will be difficult to answer for the Spaniard.MORE: Nicolas Pepe saves the day for Arsenal with two stunning free-kicks in late win over Vitoria GuimaraesMORE: Ainsley Maitland-Niles is ‘wasting his talent,’ says Arsenal legend Martin Keown Top articles Advertisementlast_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces Five Below to Expand and Relocate National Headquarters in Philadelphia

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces Five Below to Expand and Relocate National Headquarters in Philadelphia SHARE Email Facebook Twitter September 27, 2016center_img Jobs That Pay,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf announced today that Five Below, a specialty value retailer catering to teens and pre-teens, will expand and relocate its national headquarters in Philadelphia, a move that will create 154 new, high-wage jobs.“I am pleased that Five Below has chosen to keep its national headquarters in Philadelphia where it can continue its success story at a new location,” Governor Wolf said. “Today’s announcement of 154 new, high-wage jobs marks the second headquarters announcement this month in the City, proving once again that Pennsylvania has the ability to attract and retain major employers.”Five Below will expand operations by relocating to 701 Market Street, Philadelphia. The company has signed a long-term lease to occupy 180,000-square-feet of office space and another 15,000-square-foot of retail space. Five Below will invest $10.5 million in tenant improvements and new equipment, and has committed to create 154 new, full-time jobs over the next three years and retain 211 existing positions.“We knew from Day one we wanted Five Below’s headquarters to be in Philadelphia,” said Joel Anderson, CEO of Five Below. “The brand began its amazing legacy here and that’s where it will continue. We can’t say enough how excited we are to stay in Center City Philadelphia and relocate our national headquarters to the emerging vibrant Market East neighborhood. The new office space is truly incredible. Five Below will always be Philadelphia Proud.”Five Below received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development that includes a $900,000 Pennsylvania First program grant, and $462,000 in Job Creation Tax Credits to be distributed upon creation of the new jobs.The project was coordinated by the Governor’s Action Team, an experienced group of economic development professionals who report directly to the governor and work with businesses that are considering locating or expanding in Pennsylvania, in collaboration with the City of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation.“I am thrilled Five Below has committed to remain in Philadelphia with its recent decision to locate its new headquarters in Market East,” said Mayor Jim Kenney. “For the past 15 years, Five Below has built an iconic brand, and we are proud to support the company as it continues to grow.”Five Below (NASDAQ: FIVE) is a specialty value retailers offering a broad range of trend-right, high-quality merchandise targeted at the teen and pre-teen customer all priced at $5 and below. The company operates more than 500 stores in 32 states.For more information on Five Below, visit www.fivebelow.com.For more information about the Governor’s Action Team or DCED visit dced.pa.gov.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolflast_img read more

Cattermole stunned by great escape

first_img But it was then that something remarkable happened: they remembered how to win football matches. Having been denied victory at Manchester City only by a late goalkeeping error, they defied the odds to beat both Chelsea and Manchester United on their own pitches to pave the way for a completely unexpected great escape which was sealed against the Baggies with a game to spare thanks to goals from Jack Colback and Fabio Borini. Cattermole, whose own form over that run of games proved inspirational, said: “When everyone is writing you off, it’s your job to go out and play. “We are all competitors and we don’t give in. That’s where we are as people and that’s probably why we have made it in the game. We have shown our character. “You can say all the cliches, but, ultimately, it came down to us playing some good football and sticking together.” Poyet celebrated on the pitch with his players after the final whistle, having completed the mission he was handed last October. A man who wears his heart on his sleeve, he admitted the enormity of the situation had got to him at times, and there was one overriding feeling as he and owner Ellis Short congratulated each other on an emotional evening on Wearside. Poyet said: “I think there was a little bit of relief for both, for him and for me.” The 46-year-old Uruguayan will prepare his players for Sunday’s final-day clash with Swansea knowing the pressure is off, and already turning his attention to preparations for the new campaign and the more immediate task of dealing with a host of out-of-contract players. By contrast, opposite number Pepe Mel will head into Sunday’s showdown with Stoke looking for a reaction after a poor first-half display in the north-east which left his side with a mountain to climb. West Brom are not yet mathematically safe, although Norwich would need them to lose to Stoke and beat Arsenal with an improbable swing in goal difference to overhaul them. It appears unlikely that out-of-contract Zoltan Gera will get his swansong in a Baggies shirt against the Potters, having failed to train since suffering a hamstring injury last month. Mel said: “Zoltan Gera has not trained with the team since his injury, so it really is very difficult, almost impossible, that he will play.” However, while Wearside is celebrating now, there is also an acknowledgement that the lessons of an eventful campaign must be learned. Cattermole said: “I think there will be a day in the summer when we wake up and think, ‘That was some achievement’. “It hasn’t sunk in yet, but, as lads, we have got to thank everyone who has had to deal with the whole season. “We have stuck together and come through it. We don’t know how, but the results have been absolutely incredible. There isn’t another word. “We have pulled it off and we have got to be looking at pushing the other end of the table next year. That’s what we have got to aim to do. “It was a bit too close for anyone’s liking. We have got to learn lessons from that and improve, because when you see nights like (Wednesday) night and the Cardiff game with the place full, it means a lot.” The fightback inspired by head coach Gus Poyet has been little short of miraculous. A 1-0 home defeat by Everton on April 12 left the Black Cats at the foot of the table and seven points adrift of safety with just six games remaining. Cattermole and his team-mates woke up on Thursday morning to the realisation that they will be playing Barclays Premier League football once again next season – something which looked a remote possibility just a few weeks ago. They will do so by virtue of a remarkable series of results which has seen them take seven points from a possible nine from trips to Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United, a maximum return from Cardiff’s visit to the Stadium of Light and Wednesday night’s 2-0 home victory over West Brom. Press Association Lee Cattermole is not quite sure how Sunderland managed to dig themselves out of relegation trouble. last_img read more

Syracuse basketball opponent preview: Visual breakdown of North Carolina State

first_imgCat Barber’s 23.5 points per game leads the ACC. He’s on pace to become the second player in ACC history to average 23 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game.N.C. State grabs 37.2 percent of available offensive rebounds, which ranks 17th in the country. Syracuse is last in the conference and 338th nationally in defensive rebounding percentage. Comments Team ComparisonSyracuse vs. N.C. State Create bar charts Positional ComparisonAdvertisementThis is placeholder textMichael Gbinije – Cat BarberCreate bar charts Published on February 27, 2016 at 9:30 am Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettus Facebook Twitter Google+ Dajuan Coleman – BeeJay AnyaCreate bar chartsBig Numbers Trevor Cooney – Maverick Rowan Create bar charts Tyler Roberson – Abdul-Malik Abu Create bar charts Related Stories Beat writers predict mixed outcomes for Syracuse basketball’s matchup with North Carolina StateSyracuse basketball opponent preview: What to know about N.C. State Malachi Richardson – Cody MartinCreate bar charts Overviewlast_img read more