Mertesacker eager to make amends

first_img Lukas Podolski has, though, seen his first-team chances limited, and the German international hinted he might force the issue when the transfer window opens again in January. Speaking to RTL television, Podolski said: “I am a full-blooded player, a street player and I love competition. “If I don’t have this competition every weekend then a change must occur.” UEFA, meanwhile, will wait for the complete report of the match delegate for the Champions League Group D tie at the Emirates Stadium on Wednesday night before deciding what course of action to follow. Galatasaray fans, whom had earlier caused disturbances in the local area before kick-off, threw several flares onto the pitch towards the end of the first half, when they were 2-0 down, which caused Italian referee Gianluca Rocchi to halt the game, with goalkeeper Fernando Muslera and captain Wesley Sneijder among those helping to restore order as riot police moved around the perimeter. Metropolitan Police confirmed there had been six arrests as part of their operation for the European game, two of which were for entering the ground with flares. UEFA view it as the home side’s responsibility to search supporters for any illegal items before they come into the stadium, while the governing body could sanction Galatasaray for failing to control their own fans. Arsene Wenger’s 18th anniversary was marked in style with a hat-trick from England forward Danny Welbeck as Galatasaray were taken apart 4-1 at the Emirates Stadium, during which there was a first-half stoppage for flares thrown by the away fans to be cleared off the pitch and could lead to sanctions from UEFA. The result puts Arsenal back on course for qualification out of Champions League Group D and was in stark contrast to that which came in Wenger’s 1,000th match as Arsenal manager last season, when the Gunners were blown away 6-0 at Stamford Bridge during March. German defender Mertesacker – who led the side against Galatasaray and will do again at the weekend with skipper Mikel Arteta sidelined by a calf problem – maintains this time around, things will be different. “Obviously (it is a) good lift (before the Chelsea game). We have got good confidence at the moment and will try to implement that into the game on Sunday,” Mertesacker told Arsenal Player. “We know we can do better than the two consecutive seasons (at Chelsea) before and I think we will try new things on Sunday to get a better result than last year.” Arsenal will, though, be hoping for more of the same from Welbeck, the £16million deadline signing from Manchester United producing a clinical display to complete a first career hat-trick. “He is the main threat at the moment, especially on the counter-attack,” said Mertesacker of the 23-year-old, who along with Gibbs, midfielder Jack Wilshere and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have been named in the England squad for the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers. “We have players who can put him in the right situations and that is what we need to find ourselves. “It took a bit of time, but I think now we are on (the) spot and we see what it takes to be a team and to be fully integrated.” With France forward Olivier Giroud recovering from a fractured fibia, Welbeck is likely to lead the Arsenal line into the new year, by which time it is hoped Theo Walcott will be back in full swing after the seriuos knee injury which ruled him out of the World Cup. Arsenal vice-captain Per Mertesacker has warned Chelsea the Gunners are ready to “try new things” when they head to the Barclays Premier League leaders on Sunday boosted by their European success. Press Associationlast_img read more

WHS Daily Bulletin: Prom packets can be picked up in office

first_img*Juniors and Seniors: Remember you must be in attendance on Friday in order to attend prom on Saturday. *BPA is holding a Kiss the Pig Contest to help raise money for Nationals in Anaheim Califiornia. There will be cans set up in Mrs. Case’s room and in the office. The person who has the most money will be kissing the pig at the 4th Annual CTE Showcase on April 29th. We encourage you to help us out and attend the showcase. *The 3rd Annual WHS Career Fair (for WHS Students Only) will be held in the auxiliary gym from 1 to 3 pm today. The event will feature approximately 30 local business professionals, post-secondary education representatives, military personnel, and adult service representatives who will set up informational booths and speak informally with students about options after high school. Students who complete evaluations forms will have their names entered to win four random prize drawings at the end of the day. For questions, please contact Samantha Brown or Lori Phelps at Wellington High School 326-4310. Today is:National Earth DayNational Jelly Bean DayFollow us on Twitter. *The Jostens man will be here to deliver class rings on Thursday, April 23rd @ 11:00. If you still have a balance due on your ring, don’t forget to bring your final payment on delivery day. If you forgot to order your class ring on the original order day, you can order your class ring on delivery day. If you already have  a class ring and it needs to be resized or repaired, bring it on delivery day and the Jostens man will take care of it for you. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments *Attention all Juniors, Sophomores and Freshmen:  If you are interested in being a class officer next year, pick up an application in the office.  Remember you must be passing 5 classes to be eligible to serve as an officer.  Applications will be due Friday, April 24.  Elections will be held Tuesday, May 5 during 2nd Hour. *There will be a Driver’s Education meeting on April 29th at 3:15 p.m. at the Middle School in the Little Theatre.  Please stop by the office, or speak with Mr. Wilmoth for more information.center_img *Yearbook orders and money are due to Ms. Ford by the end of the day on Thursday, April 23. Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Wednesday, April 22, 2015:Wednesday• Service DayThursday• JV Golf at Hesston 1 p.m.• Baseball at WHS vs. Circle 4 p.m.• Softball at WHS vs. Circle 4:30Friday• Golf at Cherry Oaks 3 p.m.• Tennis at Winfield 3 p.m.• Track at Clearwater 3 p.m.Saturday• Prom – all day.Today’s lunch: Taco Burger, Romaine and Tomato, Refried Beans, Mandarin Oranges, Tortilla Chips and Milk.Thursday’s lunch: Italian Pasta Bake, Green Pepper Strips, Broccoli Florets, Mixed Fruit, Brownie, Hot Roll and Milk.Today’s News*There are prom picture packets in the office. *Help the Library create the ultimate young adult reading list by scanning the QR Codes on the flyers around the school. Let the Library know what books you want to read!  You can also go to: http://goo.gl/forms/yElq1CUx2b *Juniors and Seniors: A few Prom Announcements–You can sign up for the dodge ball and obstacle course for after prom in the office.-If you would be interested in performing for your classmates at prom, please pick up an entertainment application from Ms. Ford or stop by the office.-Tickets are now on sale by the student entrance before and after school. They are $30.00.– You can sign-up out of town dates in the office.-If you are planning on attending After Prom, you must read and sign a student pledge sheet. You may pick up the forms in the office.-Please see Ms. Ford if you have any questions or concerns.*Senior Parents: If you are interested in purchasing a senior ad in the yearbook, contact Ms. Ford at [email protected]*Seniors: You can turn in pictures for the Graduation video until May 1. We will not accept any pictures after May 1 unless previous arrangements are made. *Volleyball girls- Camp Forms, Fundraising forms and money need to be turned into the office. *Seniors: Please plan on attending the Senior meeting on Wednesday, April 29th at 10:00 a.m. in the auditorium. You will receive information regarding Baccalaureate, marching practice, graduation and your checkout forms.last_img read more