Pep Guardiola would ‘struggle’ to fix ‘spineless’ Arsenal, says Jamie Redknapp

first_imgArteta has work to do (Picture: Getty)‘Who makes the decisions at that club? Who spends the money? ‘What will happen to Mesut Ozil, Arsenal’s highest-paid player, who was warming the bench at Brighton? And enigmatic defender David Luiz? Will Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang commit to a new deal?‘There are so many problems at Arsenal and Arteta needs two things to solve this mess: time and money.’MORE: Mikel Arteta responds to Neal Maupay telling Arsenal’s players to ‘learn humility’MORE: ‘We need to be showing that fight!’ – Arsenal legend Ian Wright defends Matteo Guendouzi over Neal Maupay clashFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterMonday 22 Jun 2020 11:34 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link194Shares Comment Advertisement Pep Guardiola would ‘struggle’ to fix ‘spineless’ Arsenal, says Jamie Redknapp Guardiola would ‘struggle’ to fix Arsenal, says Redknapp (Picture: AFP via Getty)Pep Guardiola would ‘struggle to solve the puzzle that is Arsenal’, according to Jamie Redknapp. Manchester City boss Guardiola’s former assistant manager Mikel Arteta is currently in charge at the Emirates and endured a miserable return to Premier League action.First, they were humbled by City in a 3-0 defeat on Wednesday night before suffering a shock loss to Brighton after what Redknapp described as ‘another spineless away performance’. The problems at the club, in Redknapp’s opinion, are ‘deep-rooted’ and the former Liverpool midfielder is not even convinced former Barcelona and Bayern Munich manager Guardiola would have the answers.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Mikel Arteta took over at Arsenal after working as assistant to Pep Guardiola at Manchester City,’ Redknapp told the Daily Mail. ‘We don’t yet know whether he will live up to the standards set by his former boss.‘But even Guardiola would struggle to solve the puzzle that is Arsenal. Their problems are deep-rooted and Saturday saw another spineless away performance that showed this team is nowhere near being able to compete. Advertisementlast_img read more

Gold Coast development adopts a resort-style mantra

first_imgIt’s a walk in the park at Robina Group’s Vue Terrace Homes community.Robina Group sales manager Azura Griffen said the community, which is on East Lane and bordered by the 17ha Robina City Parklands, was attracting lots of buyers from Sydney and Melbourne. >>FOLLOW COURIER-MAIL REAL ESTATE ON FACEBOOK<< “We are seeing an increasing number of buyers from the southern capitals purchasing at Vue Terrace Homes — contributing to the total $83 million in sales at the project to date,” Ms Griffen said.Hutchinson Builders started construction on stage one in May with residents expected to move in early next year. Mr Terry and his partner are among the latest buyers in Robina Group’s $170 million Vue Terrace Homes development, which is across the road from a 2300sq m site earmarked for his new Anytime Fitness gym. RESORT LIFE: An artist’s impression of the Vue Terrace Homes’ pool area. The open plan design incorporates kitchen, dining and living opening on to an outdoor zone.“We are going to be working hard so we wanted a place that we could come back to and really relax, so Vue’s beautiful pool and barbecue area and its direct access into Robina City Parklands was a huge drawcard.” Sydneysider Angus Terry has bought a property in Robina Group’s Vue Terrace Homes community.The commute to work will literally be a walk in the park for Angus Terry when he makes the move from Sydney to the Gold Coast. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoCome home to Robina Group’s Vue Terrace Homes community.He said they were eagerly seeking a change from their current bustling Sydney lifestyle and settled on Robina not only to be close to work but because of the community’s features and facilities. “We were instantly sold on the clean, contemporary design, quality fittings and layout of the homes and could see ourselves really enjoying the resort-style facilities,” Mr Terry said.last_img read more

Former Taiwanese president visits campus to speak on diplomacy

first_imgFormer President of Taiwan Ma Ying-jeou spoke to an audience of students, faculty and international press at Town and Gown on Monday. Photo by Ling Luo | Daily TrojanOver 500 guests, ranging from students to members of the international press, crowded into Town and Gown Monday afternoon to see Ma Ying-jeou, the former president of Taiwan, speak at an event hosted by the USC Center on Public Diplomacy.Ma spoke mainly about the country’s relationship with China, along with the rising power of that country.CPD Director Jay Wang opened the event by highlighting the importance of diplomacy in politics, especially in  what he calls “volatile and dynamic regions.”After Wang, USC President C. L. Max Nikias introduced Ma, calling him a strategic thinker who “showed a special skill for listening.”“20 years ago, our special guest was a rising star on the world stage — an optimistic mayor with a bold, dynamic vision,” Nikias said. “As he grew, so would Taipei. The Taiwanese also took notice, electing him president in 2008 and re-electing him four years later.”Ma then spoke, stressing the importance of strengthening mutually beneficial relations between Taiwan and its neighboring countries.“We are caught in the crosshairs of great power, between powerful nations,” Ma said. “The U.S. and China, the emerging power, which places Taiwan directly in the middle.”Ma also said that when he took office, Taiwan’s relationship with the United States was at its lowest point. He said he worked to restore bilateral trust.“My strategy was simple,” Ma said. “Build a peaceful relationship with mainland China, Japan and the U.S.”During his presidency, Ma signed over 20 treaties with China in an effort to maintain a good relationship with the country.However, Ma said the peaceful and prosperous status quo he worked so hard to maintain for eight years began to crumble after his administration ended. He described the time after his administration as a “cold winter.”Willow Bay, dean of the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, moderated a discussion with Ma, asking him questions about his opinions on the “One China” policy, a policy that states that there is only one China — and that Taiwan is within it.Ma remained optimistic about the future of Taiwan and China, explaining the necessity of maintaining peaceful relations between the two countries.“The more [cultural] exchange [with China], the better,” Ma said. “Just to learn of each other.” The conversation with Ma ended with questions from the audience. When asked about building a better future, Ma said exchange and study abroad programs for students were important to widen global and cultural perspectives.Some students in attendance said they were grateful for the opportunity to attend this talk and get in touch with their cultural roots.“He was funny and charismatic,” said Grace Kim, a sophomore majoring in communication who is Taiwanese-American. “It was cool for me to learn more about Taiwanese politics firsthand.”Jared Yamasaki, a junior majoring in neuroscience, said he enjoyed Ma’s talk.“I respect him so much more now that I’ve seen how he interacts, laughs with and talks to people like me,” Yamasaki said.last_img read more

Horse racing returns to Clonmel today

first_imgThere’s a seven-race card in Clonmel this afternoon with the first off at 1.20. The ground is now heavy following 14mm of rain overnight.last_img