Arsenal to battle Chelsea for £40m Nathan Ake transfer

first_imgArsenal to battle Chelsea for £40m Nathan Ake transfer Comment Upamecano is being considered (Picture: TF-Images/Getty)The 21-year-old has a release clause that drops to £50m at the end of the season, but Arsenal would be forced to offer more than that in January.He may also be difficult to land given Leipzig are top of the Bundesliga and in the last-16 of the Champions League, where they will face Jose Mourinho’s Spurs.Juventus’ Daniele Rugani is another defender on their shortlist. He would be a cheaper option than Ake and Upamecano.Who should Nathan Ake join?Arsenal0%Chelsea0%Spurs0%Man City0%Everton0%Other0%Stay at Bournemouth0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your results Ake is a wanted man (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are ready to go head-to-head with Chelsea for Nathan Ake as they prepare to sign a centre-back in the January transfer window.The Gunners’ manager Mikel Arteta admitted an injury to Calum Chambers has changed his transfer plans in the winter market, with the defender set to miss six to nine months after rupturing the anterior cruciate ligament on his left knee.Chambers underwent surgery on Thursday and now Arsenal will look to add a new defender to their squad in the coming month. Metro Sport ReporterFriday 3 Jan 2020 8:36 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link15.7kSharescenter_img Chambers suffered a knee injury (Picture: Getty)Ake has emerged as one of their top targets, although Chelsea remain in pole position to re-sign the Dutchman.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTFrank Lampard’s side have an agreement in place with relegation-threatened Bournemouth where they can bring the centre-half back to Stamford Bridge for £40m.That clause should also allow the Gunners to get him for a similar price, according to The Telegraph.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 CityEverton, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur are also interested in a deal for the 24-year-old, who can also fill in at left-back and play in the holding role in midfield.Aware landing Ake could be tricky, Arsenal are keeping their options open.Red Bull Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano is another player being considered. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

‘He’s turned the club around’ – Andy Robertson praises Mikel Arteta and Arsenal signings after Liverpool win

first_img Comment Arteta reflects after Arsenal are beaten 3-1 by LiverpoolTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:14FullscreenArteta reflects after Arsenal are beaten 3-1 by Liverpoolhttps://metro.co.uk/video/arteta-reflects-arsenal-beaten-3-1-liverpool-2258966/This 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.Liverpool summer signing Diogo Jota came off the bench and scored a debut goal at the death to help maintain the club’s 100 per cent record in the top flight this season. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArsenal had got the better of Liverpool in their previous two meetings and Robertson felt his side were ‘worthy winners’ this time around for the way they reacted to going behind on Merseyside. But the Scot made sure to credit Arteta for the progress and signings the Gunners have made since he took charge last December.‘Since Arteta’s come in he’s turned the club around and fair play to him,’ Robertson told beIN SPORTS shortly after the final whistle.‘He’s made some good signings and they look like a good team so we knew it was going to be a tough test. Liverpool star Andy Robertson heaped praise on Mikel Arteta after Arsenal’s defeat (Picture: Getty)Andy Robertson showed his class after Liverpool’s 3-1 victory over Arsenal and praised Mikel Arteta for the job he’s done since taking over the reins from Unai Emery in north London.The Liverpool left-back was at the heart of the action on Monday night as his failed clearance gifted Alexandre Lacazette and Arsenal the opening goal midway through the first half at Anfield.Sadio Mane equalised just three minutes on from Lacazette’s strike before Robertson made amends for his earlier mistake, beating Bernd Leno from close range to put the champions in front for the first time in the game. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 29 Sep 2020 10:31 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.1kSharescenter_img ‘He’s turned the club around’ – Andy Robertson praises Mikel Arteta and Arsenal signings after Liverpool win Klopp speaks after his Liverpool side beat Arsenal 3-1To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 8:20FullscreenKlopp speaks after his Liverpool side beat Arsenal 3-1https://metro.co.uk/video/klopp-speaks-liverpool-beat-arsenal-3-1-2258962/This 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.‘Both of us had 100 per cent records going into this game and they’ve got the beating of us the last two times so we wanted to get the three points.‘Nobody comes here and gets it easy and luckily we showed that today. ‘It was a tough game but I think we were definitely worthy winners.‘If we were a bit more clinical, we might have got a couple more goals.’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 CityRobertson added: ‘We’re now 61 Premier League games unbeaten [at home] and not all of them have gone swimmingly were we’re 2-0 or 3-0 up. We’ve come from behind before and hopefully we’ll do it again.‘There was still a long time to go and we started the game well, creating chances, so we didn’t let it affect us and that’s a sign of a good team.‘We showed that and, once we got in front, I don’t think we gave them many chances. It’s looks like a couple, with the flag going up a bit late and then maybe it looks like that.’Arsenal will be seeking revenge on Thursday evening when they return to Anfield to take on Liverpool in the Carabao Cup fourth round. Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Andy Robertson laughs off his ‘assist at the wrong end’ after Liverpool’s win over ArsenalMORE: Diogo Jota reveals Jurgen Klopp advice before scoring his first Liverpool goal against Arsenal Advertisementlast_img read more

Nancy Ellen Southard, age 77

first_imgNancy Ellen Southard, age 77 of Pflugerville, TX, formerly of Lawrenceburg, IN passed away Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Margaret Mary Health in Batesville, IN. Born March 10, 1940 in Cincinnati, OH she is the daughter of the late Andrew & Dorothy (Yates) Kirk. She was a graduate of Taylor High School in Cleves, OH.Nancy is survived by her daughter Tara Dye of Pflugerville, TX and her son Bruce W. Williams Jr. of Pflugerville, TX. She will also be missed by her stepsons Tim, Danny, Matthew & Nathan Southard, stepdaughter Sheryl Schaffer, numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren and siblings Leona Hoff of Manchester, IN; Andrea Jo Abdon of Largo, FL; Vicki Kirk of Lawrenceburg, IN and Andrew “Nip” Kirk of Lawrenceburg, IN. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Edward H. Southard and stepson Mark Southard.A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Nancy Ellen Southard. Online condolences at www.meyersfuneralhomes.comlast_img read more