Alexandre Lacazette issues cryptic response after fan begs him to stay at Arsenal

first_img Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Comment Read More Read More Skip Advertisement 1/1 Coming Next Arsenal star Alexandre Lacazette has been heavily linked with Atletico Madrid in recent weeks (Picture: Getty)Alexandre Lacazette is keeping Arsenal supporters guessing over his future after issuing a cryptic response to speculation he could be on his way out of the club this summer.The 29-year-old striker had his worst season yet in front of goal for the Gunners last term, scoring just 12 goals in all competitions, and Mikel Arteta is open to selling the forward to raise funds for further summer signings. Atletico Madrid are keeping close tabs on the situation after missing out on Lacazette when he was at Lyon back in 2017 and recent reports suggested they are prepared to offer three of their players – Thomas Lemar, Angel Correa or Vitolo – in exchange for the Frenchman. SPONSORED Video Settings ‘I’m happy with my career because I played for Lyon, my club since I was a child,’ he said ahead of Arsenal’s FA Cup final victory over Chelsea.‘I played for Arsenal, my dream club in the UK. ‘I’m still happy about my career but obviously I would love to win more trophies and this one can make me happier in my Arsenal journey.’ Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling / Read More Full Screencenter_img Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE 1 min. story Read More Skip Ad Read More About Connatix V67539 Top articles And shortly after Arsenal’s pre-season clash with Aston Villa on Saturday, Lacazette dropped another possible hint that he expects to remain in north London for the forthcoming season. ‘One word. STAY,’ Arsenal fan account ‘lacazettesquad’ replied to the attacker’s post on Instagram following the friendly.Lacazette responded with a cheeky wink emoji which many supporters in the comments section took it as a sign he was staying.A brace from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang failed to prevent the Gunners from losing their behind-closed-doors match with Villa at the Emirates this weekend. Goals from Douglas Luiz and Jacob Ramsey (2) sealed the win for the visitors as Willian made his first Arsenal appearance.Arteta handed Mesut Ozil his first competitive match since March and Dani Ceballos was also given a run out after completing his second successive loan move from Real Madrid earlier this week.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 ArsenalCeballos said there was ‘never any doubt’ in his mind about returning to Arsenal this summer, despite receiving offers from Madrid and other La Liga clubs to remain in Spain for the upcoming campaign.‘I’m very pleased to be back with Arsenal – I’m very happy to have come back to a club where I feel important,’ the Spanish midfielder told Arsenal’s official website.‘It’s true that I had other options, such as staying at Real Madrid and going back to the Spanish league, where there were teams interested in me. ‘I spoke to the coach last year, before the FA Cup final, and told him that I wanted to stay at Arsenal and win titles. I’d been really happy with what Mikel had built at the club since he came in. ‘I had a great time at this club last season and there was never any doubt in my mind that I wanted to come back.’Will Lacazette still be an Arsenal player next season?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. AdvertisementAdvertisementFor more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: Zlatan Ibrahimovic crucial to new AC Milan signing’s decision to snub ArsenalMORE: Man Utd cult hero Rafael da Silva fires dig at Alexis Sanchez over Arsenal claim Alexandre Lacazette issues cryptic response after fan begs him to stay at Arsenal by Metro Lacazette was given a run out as Arsenal were defeated by Villa on Saturday (Picture: Getty)However, Lacazette poured cold water on rumours of a possible departure last month and reassured fans that Arsenal were his ‘dream club’.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 5 Sep 2020 10:17 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link10.3kShares PLAY Advertisementlast_img read more

Laura Loomer announces bid for Congress in Palm Beach County

first_imgConservative investigative journalist Laura Loomer announced her candidacy for Florida’s 21st Congressional District in the 2020 election on Friday.Loomer is known for her controversial rhetoric and describes herself as the “most banned woman in the world.”Loomer is banned from almost all social media platforms including Twitter,  Facebook, and Instagram, which could pose as a challenge when promoting her campaign.She was also banned from Lyft, Uber, and even Uber Eats in 2017 after tweeting that she didn’t want to be driven by Muslim rideshare drivers.The 26-year-old is joining a packed field of Republican hopefuls seeking to unseat Democratic Rep. Lois Frankel in Florida’s 21st district, which covers a majority of Palm Beach County.Frankel represents a heavily Democratic district and did not face a challenger in 2018.“The congressional seat is currently held by Democrat Lois Frankel, a staunch obstructionist and critic of President Donald J. Trump, and a close friend and ally of Speaker Nancy Pelosi,” a press release from Loomer said. “Frankel, despite chairing the Democratic Congressional Women’s Caucus has refused to denounce Freshmen Democrat Reps. Ilhan Omar, AOC, and Rashida Tlaib for their anti-Semitism.” Loomer’s Republican contenders include Christian Acosta, Michael Blueming Jr., Liz Felton and Victor Garcia da Rosa, according to ballotpedia.last_img read more

Steelers in state of crisis but still in hunt for playoff spot

first_imgIMPRESSIVE DEBUT— Steeler quarterback Dennis Dixon outruns Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Trevor Pryce (90) for a touchdown during the second half, Nov. 29, in Baltimore. Starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suffered a concussion in the last game, however, he practiced all week thinking he was going to play. Second string quarterback Charlie Batch broke his hand in the last game and will miss the next three to four games. This moved Dennis Dixon up to second string. Well, after practice on Friday, Roethlisberger started having headaches so the doctors did not clear him for the game. That led to Dennis Dixon starting.Dixon had only thrown one pass in two years in an actual regular season game. However, anyone who had seen him in pre-season knew he could play the game. The Steelers played a very conservative first half with Rashard Mendenhall carrying the ball the bulk of the time as Dixon picked his times to throw, going 8 of 10 for 84 yards.In the second half with the Ravens leading most of the way and rushing everybody he was only 4 of 16 for 61 yards. However, the running game wasn’t as effective either, or the defense.Most expected the defense to step up and either win the game by scoring touchdowns, or at least keep the Ravens bottled up, but Ray Rice had an outstanding all around game as he picked up 88 yards on 19 carries on the ground, the best against Pittsburgh this season, and 67 yards on five receptions. The defense kept quarterback Joe Flacco in check most of the night but was not able to contain Rice. He was the difference in overtime as he marched down field to put the Ravens in field goal range after a Dixon interception in overtime.On the whole, Dixon had a solid game and proved that he belongs in the NFL and could probably be starting for another team soon. The injury-prone Batch is done. The Steelers will probably keep him for the remainder of this season but look for Dixon to move into that second slot.For some strange reason the Steelers offensive coordinator did not take advantage of Dixon’s running ability other than the touchdown run, which was not a called play. If he had the Steelers could have easily won the game.What makes his performance even more impressive is the fact he got very little, if any, practice with the first team, because Roethlisberger was expected to start. Look for the Steelers to be a lot more creative with this young, talented quarterback if Roethlisberger can’t play this week against the Oakland Raiders (3-8).In the AFC North title fight, the Cincinnati Bengals (8-3) moved out to a two game lead with an unimpressive 16-7 win over the lowly Cleveland Browns (1-10). This puts the Steelers in a three- way battle with the Ravens and the Jacksonville Jaguars for the final wildcard spot with 6-5 record. The Denver Broncos are one game ahead at 7-4.Overall, Mendenhall had a solid game with 95 yards on 24 carries. Dixon was 12 of 26 for 145 yards with one touchdown run, one touchdown pass and the critical interception.The Steelers will play Oakland here, travel to Cleveland and face the Green Bay Packers at Heinz Field. The Ravens face Green Bay, the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Bears. The Bengals have two really tough games after Detroit this week. They must play the Minnesota Vikings (10-1) on the road then the red hot 8-3 San Diego Chargers at home.If the Steelers are able to win their next three games they could be right back in the race for the AFC North title. With their top two quarterbacks out with injuries, it was supposed to be an easy win for the Baltimore Ravens. All the experts picked them, even Bill Cowher, but Dennis Dixon showed the world he can play football as the Steelers nearly upset the world before losing 20-17 in overtime.last_img read more