Arsenal ready to submit offer for Amadou Diawara as Mikel Arteta seeks Lucas Torreira upgrade

first_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 27 Aug 2020 12:29 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.8kShares Arsenal ready to submit offer for Amadou Diawara as Mikel Arteta seeks Lucas Torreira upgrade Lucas Torreira has struggled to win his place back in the Arsenal starting XI after recovering from an ankle injury (Picture: Getty)The Uruguay international, who is also interesting the likes of Fiorentina and AC Milan, featured prominently during the early part of Arteta’s reign but struggled to win his place back after recovering from an ankle injury.Roma, themselves, are interested in signing the 24-year-old and, according to Corriere dello Sport, would be willing to entertain the possibility of a swap deal involving the combative Diawara who impressed last season following his move from Napoli. 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 ArsenalArsenal enjoy cordial relations with Roma after the two clubs reached a mutually beneficial agreement recently over the deal which saw Henrikh Mkhitaryan effectively rip up the remainder of his Gunners contract and join the Serie A side on a permanent basis. Ghana international Partey had been Arsenal’s first choice to bolster their midfield but are not in a position to activate his £50m release clause and the 27-year-old now looks likely to sign a new contract. MORE: Arsenal to announce Gabriel Magalhaes transfer after defender signs five-year contractMORE: Gareth Southgate explains decision not to include Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka in England senior squadFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Mikel Arteta is hoping to overhaul Arsenal’s midfield this summer (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are preparing to tempt Roma with an opening £27million bid for midfielder Amadou Diawara after abandoning their pursuit of Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey.Mikel Arteta has largely focused his efforts so far this summer on strengthening his defence. After securing new deals for Pablo Mari, Cedric Soares and David Luiz, Arsenal are preparing to announce the signing of Gabriel Magalhaes from Lille imminently. With captain and star striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang set to commit his future to the club, Arteta’s most pressing concern now centres on bolstering his central midfield.With Mateo Guendouzi still in exile and Dani Ceballos back at Real Madrid after a successful loan spell in north London, Granit Xhaka represents the only senior and in favour midfielder available to Arteta ahead of Saturday’s Community Shield against Liverpool at Wembley. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTTorreira shone during his first season at Arsenal following his £24million move from Sampdoria but struggled when Unai Emery deployed him in a more attacking role at the start of last term. Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

The riverfront apartment with the happily ever after

first_imgEuropean appliances adorn the designer kitchen that features a marble island bench and looks across a dining and lounge area that flows to the large entertaining deck.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours ago The pool in the Aquila complexNew Farm holds a special place in the hearts of Robert and Leiza Clark, the owners of this rare luxury apartment with extraordinary views of the Brisbane River.It’s the suburb they lived in as newlyweds 25 years ago.“We lived in New Farm when we first got married and then moved to a larger block to have children, but we’ve always dreamt on getting get back on the river,” Mrs Clark said.“The community of New Farm is great, it’s close to James Street, it’s not out of control busy and we’re within walking distance of everything including the idyllic Howard Smith Wharves.” Before they moved to the 418sq m apartment in 2015 they spent their weekends maintaining a large property in Norman Park, all the while yearning for a Brisbane River property.“We sold our house quicker than we thought and it was actually an acquaintance of ours that owned this property and told us we could move in until we found something we wanted in New Farm,” Mrs Clark said.“We looked around New Farm for a solid six months but just couldn’t find anything that matched it and so we approached the owners with an offer to buy this apartment off them.” Close to the Clarks’ apartment is a shared gym, a 20m heated pool and private pontoon. Mrs Clark said the family had celebrated significant birthdays and hosted Riverfire parties in their home but it was now time to downside.“We’re not sure where we’ll go but we do a lot more travelling now, and while we really love the Aquila we’re excited to move on to the next stage of our lives, and so are the girls,” she said.“We’re considering other options, whether it’s coastal or downsizing in Brisbane or having a drop pad in the city that we can stay in when we’re not travelling to other places.“This property is rare and irreplaceable and we’re sure someone will value it as much as we do.” For the past four years the Clarks and their two daughters, now 19 and 22, have cherished their centrally located four-bedroom home. It’s at street level but high above the river and just one of 10 units in the prestigious Aquila development.“It really feels like we’re at one with nature and the river because we’re not so high up and we can see the river rather than staring at the sky,” Mrs Clark said.“There’s no better view of Brisbane, with one whole wall of the building glass, it’s very unique. So is the fact that everyone in this building is owner-occupiers.” With smart wiring throughout, luxury inclusions include fully automated lights, music, blinds and security, as well as a storage room with wine racks, a wine fridge, three secure car parks and a grand hallway the length of the property. Larger than the average house, two rooms with balconies and ensuites are located towards the rear of the property. The opulent master bedroom with a private balcony sits pride of place overlooking the river and has a walk-in robe and ensuite with Statuario marble and a freestanding bath.last_img read more

Foundation grant has Sunman Tiger PAWS strumming

first_imgSunman, Ind. — Sunman Elementary second graders in Holly Honchell’s class show off the new ukuleles being used by students in music class with help from a $500 small grant from the Ripley County Community Foundation. Music teacher Jessica Risinger is using the instruments to teach various musical concepts including chords, steady beat, accompany singing, notes, creating and improvising. The grant was awarded to Sunman Tigers PAWS, the school’s parent/teacher/community organization. PAWS would like to thank the foundation for its generosity.last_img read more