Arsenal ready to take £20m gamble on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after Raul Sanllehi policy U-turn

first_imgAdvertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is out of contract in 2021 (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are willing to let Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang run down his contract at the club after Raul Sanllehi, the Gunners’ head of football, relaxed a policy over players entering the final 12 months of their deal.The 30-year-old has 13 months to run on his existing deal and he’s yet to sign an extension, though it’s unclear if Arsenal have officially tabled a new contract to the Gabon international.Nevertheless, the striker’s intimated he would not sign a new deal if they club fail to qualify for the Champions League for a fourth successive season and his situation has attracted interest from Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, Chelsea and Manchester United.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal have an unfortunate recent history of letting players either leave for free or for cut-price fees due to the club’s failure to tie their best players down to long-term deals.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 2 Jun 2020 11:09 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.9kShares Comment Arsenal ready to take £20m gamble on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after Raul Sanllehi policy U-turn Aubameyang had been valued at £50m before the pandemic hit (Picture: Getty)Sanllehi vowed to put an end to that following the departure of Alexis Sanchez to Manchester United but the Sun report that he’s now willing to relax that policy given the unprecedented circumstances created by the coronavirus pandemic.The financial effects of the virus have been grave and clubs are not expected to spend the amounts that have been seen in previous transfer windows.Though Arsenal’s intention has always been to keep Aubameyang, they would have listened to offers of around £50m for the forward if he intimated that he would not sign a new deal. 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 CityThat’s now an unrealistic figure but Arsenal will not accept derisory fees with the Sun claiming they would rather allow Aubameyang to leave on a free in 2021 than accept bids of less than £20m for the forward. Aubameyang has bagged 61 goals in 97 appearances for the club and Arsenal doubt their chances of replacing him this summer, particularly for some of the paltry figures that have been suggested.MORE: Odion Ighalo fires warning to Man Utd rivals over Bruno Fernandeslast_img read more

Trinidad Muslim League condemns acts of aggression over anti-Islamic film

first_img Share The United States has ordered nonessential personnel to leave American diplomatic missions in Sudan, Tunisia and Libya. In Yemen, consular services have been suspended until the end of the month.PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Wednesday September 19, 2012 – With tensions running high from Morocco to Malaysia over an American-made online film that mocks Islam’s holy prophet, a wave of protests has swept across the world, spurring United States officials to increase security at diplomatic missions and demand other governments to take action.The privately produced, amateurish film clip posted on YouTube was relatively obscure until last Tuesday, when rioters breached the US Embassy in Cairo and furious protesters attacked the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, killing Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.Swift action followed in Trinidad and Tobago with Acting Commissioner of Police Stephen Williams disclosing that measures had been put in place to deal with any potential fallout and the US Embassy announcing that it had stepped up security around its Marli Street, Port-of-Spain office.A report in the Sunday Express newspaper quoted the head of the Islamic Front of Trinidad and Tobago, Umar Abdullah, as saying that the United States Embassy at Marli Street was under threat because of the film.The low-budget, 14-minute movie trailer, which has been banned by YouTube in several countries, mocks the Prophet Mohammed as a womanizer, child molester and killer. Islam forbids any depictions of Mohammed, and blasphemy is taboo among many in the Muslim world.The ongoing outrage has subsequently sparked violent protests and clashes with police in several countries, with many resulting in injuries and at least one death in Pakistan in anti-American demonstrations.The United States has ordered nonessential personnel to leave American diplomatic missions in Sudan, Tunisia and Libya. In Yemen, consular services have been suspended until the end of the month. And on Monday, the US State Department — citing “current safety and security concerns” — urged US citizens to avoid all travel to Lebanon.None of the hostilities sit well with the Trinidad Muslim League (TML) which issued a statement strongly condemning last Tuesday’s killings in Libya. TML’s public relations officer, Faisal Mohammed, said it also condemns all other similar acts of aggression committed against innocent people worldwide.“It is widely believed that these attacks were in response to the production of a video that erroneously claims to represent the Prophet Muhammad, upon whom be peace,” Mohammed said.“We all know his biography and are fully aware that this portrayal in no way represents the truth. While we all feel deeply offended we believe that it does not justify such violent reactions. As we all know the Messenger (Muhammad) is loved and revered by Muslims worldwide and any comments about him could possibly lead to anger.”Mohammed emphasized that the Islamic religion teaches forgiveness, patience, love, respect and appreciation for the beliefs of others.“We also recognise that internationally Muslims enjoy a good relationship with people of other faiths. Let us not allow the actions of a few misguided individuals to lead us to hate others. The Prophet should be our example in everything we do, and even though he was attacked and insulted many times throughout his life, he always reacted with compassion and forgiveness, never with hate or violence.”Appealing to Muslims worldwide to desist from such acts of violence, the TML said they also believe that people are free to produce whatever they wish and describe Islam in whatever way they wish.“These acts in no way will reduce the love and respect people have for the Prophet upon whom be peace. To react with violence is not the approach of the Prophet himself. Let us rise above the disrespect shown to us, let us be dignified in our behaviour, and let us treat all of God’s creation as worthy and valuable. Let us pray for those who do wrong. The taking of innocent lives in no way represents our innate capacity to be righteous and tolerant.”The TML said it wished to distance itself from threatening statements made against the United States and other embassy officials by individuals purporting to represent Muslims in Trinidad and Tobago.Caribbean360 FaithLifestyle Trinidad Muslim League condemns acts of aggression over anti-Islamic film by: – September 19, 2012 Share Tweetcenter_img Share 48 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!last_img read more