Former Arsenal star Wojciech Szczesny reveals how he convinced Aaron Ramsey to sign for Juventus

first_img Comment Aaron Ramsey bid Arsenal a tearful farewell earlier this month following a glittering 11-year career in north London (Picture: Getty)‘We talked to each other a couple of times before he signed for Juventus. He asked me for some advice.‘I told him: ‘It’s easy. If Juve call you, you can only say ‘yes’.’ That’s how it went and it means Aaron listens to me.‘He’s had five months to prepare and he’s already picked up a little bit. When I took him to dinner, he said more than just a ‘hello’.‘He partly understood me and that’s a good basis to work from. I’ll take care of the rest to give him a hand.’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 Arsenal Former Arsenal star Wojciech Szczesny reveals how he convinced Aaron Ramsey to sign for Juventus Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 21 May 2019 6:06 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Aaron Ramsey watched Juventus celebrate a seventh consecutive Serie A title on Sunday (Picture: Getty)Former Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny told Aaron Ramsey there was no way he could turn down the opportunity to quit Arsenal for Juventus.The Wales international bid a tearful farewell to the club he served with such distinction for 11 years earlier this month having agreed a move to the Italian champions back in February.Ramsey was in attendance on Sunday to watch Juventus celebrate a seventh consecutive Serie A title and have the hamstring injury, which effectively ended his Arsenal career and will prevent him from playing in next week’s Europa League final, assessed.Szczesny and Ramsey played alongside each other in the Arsenal teams which won consecutive FA Cups in the 2014 and 2015 and the Polish international is looking forward to being reunited with the all action midfielder who, the goalkeeper revealed, sought clarification on Juve’s plans to replace Max Allegri after his departure was confirmed last week.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 Citycenter_img Juventus celebrated the Serie A title in what was manager Max Allegri’s penultimate game in charge (Picture: Getty)‘He came here for treatment, but here we have the best physiotherapists in the world, he told Gazzetta dello Sport.‘I took him out for dinner one evening, he’ll be a great player for us. He’s a midfielder with a lot of quality, he’s very good positionally, he scores lots of goals and provides lots of assists.‘When he’s fit, he’s one of the best and he’ll give us a big hand in achieving our objectives.‘Whether he plays as a midfielder or No 10 depends on the new Coach. For me he can also play at right-back, since he defends very well.‘Ramsey asked me what happened with Allegri, although In any case he would’ve started working with a new Coach. Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Tennis

first_imgThe US Open Tennis Tournament was just over a week or so ago.  Serena Williams was dominant in taking the women’s title again.  She is certainly one of the most dominant figures in tennis today, and for that matter, in the history of the game.  If you think about the older tennis champions, they were all smaller in build than the modern player.  Most of today’s ladies are on the upper range of height and build, and they hit the ball with tremendous force.  Gone are the days of volley tennis and here to stay seems to be power tennis.The men’s game is the same.  There are 2 or 3 men on the pro tour who are 6’7″ or taller.  They hit the ball at a speed of nearly 150 miles per hour.  You just thought Aroldis Chapman could throw the baseball hard, but his speed is slow compared to these serves.  Also, think of the court coverage that these tall men have over someone like Arthur Ashe.When you think about it, this is the same trend that is taking place in all phases of human development.  Most people are bigger and stronger today.  If you don’t believe so, go to the historical museums in Washington, D.C., and check the size of the beds that our forefathers slept in.  Tennis player Eisner would need 2 of these beds put end-to-end so he could lay down in them.last_img read more

Judge calls alleged investigator misconduct in Lori Loughlin case ‘disturbing’

first_imgLoughlin and Giannulli, face multiple federal  fraud, money laundering and bribery charges. On Friday, U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Gorton, who is overseeing the nation’s college admissions scandal in which actress Lori Loughlin is involved in, called the allegations of law enforcement misconduct “serious and disturbing.”14 parents, including Loughlin and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli, are seeking dismissal of the case because of the alleged misconduct.William ‘Rick’ Singer, the mastermind of the scheme, was cooperating with the FBI. Singer wrote that the agents told him to lie and get his clients to restate they were making bribes to college officials.“The Court considers the allegations in Singer’s October notes to be serious and disturbing,” Gorton wrote. “While government agents are permitted to coach cooperating witnesses during the course of an investigation, they are not permitted to suborn the commission of a crime.”Singer also wrote that FBI officials wanted him to not restate what he actually told his clients and that is that they were making a payment to an athletic program, not a college coach.Defense attorneys say this served as evidence that their clients’ are innocent. That the parents thought they were making legitimate donations, not bribing college officials. The defense says the government “knowingly withheld” the evidence, which was not turned over until February. Actress Lori Loughlin Accuses Prosecutors of Withholding Exculpatory Evidencecenter_img Judge Gorton did not decide if he was going to dismiss the case. Gorton ordered prosecutors to provide more information and respond to the allegations. The defendants have until May 1 to respond to the government.last_img read more