Barca still world beaters and not scared by assured Bayern, says Vidal

first_imgBut Chilean midfielder Vidal, who played for Bayern between 2015 and 2018, said his side were still as strong as ever on their day, not least because they have six-times world player of the year Lionel Messi leading the way.”Bayern will be confident but they must know that tomorrow they’re not playing any old team in the Bundesliga, they’re playing against Barca,” Vidal told a virtual news conference.”I understand the pessimism but we are the best team in the world. The problem is that we don’t always show it on the pitch and we recently lost the league. But we have Leo, we have the best players and we want to prove ourselves.”Messi was at his irresistible best in his side’s 3-1 win over Napoli in the last-16 second leg but the Argentine’s goal statistics (3) in this year’s competition make for poor reading next to Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski, who has netted 13 times. Vidal tipped his hat to his former team mate but dismissed the claim, made by Matthaus, that the Polish forward was better than Messi.”Lewandowski is extraordinary, very dangerous, an insatiable goalscorer,” he said.”It’s going to be very difficult to stop him but it’s impossible to compare him with Messi, who is from another planet.”But you could say that Lewandowski is the best striker in the world alongside Luis Suarez.” Topics : Barcelona remain the best team in the world on their day and will overcome Bayern Munich in Friday’s blockbuster Champions League quarter-final if they play to their potential, midfielder Arturo Vidal has said.Bayern are heavy favourites to beat Barca after sweeping to a domestic double of the Bundesliga and Cup as well as swatting Chelsea aside 7-1 on aggregate in the last 16, while the Catalans ended the season empty handed.The build-up to the match in Lisbon has seen a number of high profile figures back Bayern, including Germany great Lothar Matthaus, who said the Bavarians would have “to do a lot of things badly to lose to this Barca”.last_img read more

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Explainer: World Health Organization’s struggle for a global COVID-19 vaccine plan

first_imgThe World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday urged countries to join a global pact aimed at ensuring less wealthy countries have access to COVID-19 vaccines, warning about the risks from so-called “vaccine nationalism.” Here is a look at the WHO’s plan and the approaches by wealthier nations.What is the WHO’s vaccine program?The COVAX global vaccines facility is a program designed to pool funds from wealthier countries and nonprofits to develop a COVID-19 vaccine and distribute it equitably around the world. Its aim is to deliver 2 billion doses of effective, approved COVID-19 vaccines by the end of 2021. Governments including United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, and the European Union have spent tens of billions of dollars on deals with vaccine makers such as Pfizer Inc, Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca Plc and others. The United States alone has committed nearly $11 billion for development, testing, manufacture and stockpiling of hundreds of millions of doses.Russia and China are also working on vaccines and have already begun vaccinating some of their citizens.What kind of resources are being brought to bear?The ACT Accelerator is financed by a variety of nonprofits and governments. It is aiming to raise about $31 billion.So far, the COVAX facility has attracted interest from 92 poorer countries hoping for voluntary donations and 80 wealthier countries, a number little changed from a month ago, that would finance the scheme, according to the WHO.What is the WHO’s concern?The WHO has expressed concern that wealthier countries hoarding vaccines for their own citizens could impede efforts to end the pandemic.“We need to prevent vaccine nationalism,” WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said during a Tuesday virtual briefing. “Sharing finite supplies strategically and globally is actually in each country’s national interest.”WHO leaders have said that developing a coordinated global distribution system for COVID-19 vaccines that prioritize those at greatest risk of getting sick, such as healthcare workers, would help curb the spread of coronavirus worldwide.  Topics :center_img The details of the program are still being hashed out ahead of an Aug. 31 deadline for nations to join. It is led by the WHO, along with the Gavi vaccine alliance, and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI).COVAX is part of a broader program, called the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator, that works to ensure that vaccines, treatments, diagnostic tests and other healthcare resources are broadly available to combat the pandemic.What are wealthier nations doing?They have focused on securing vaccines for their own citizens, striking deals for the first doses even as data has yet to prove the vaccines to be effective.last_img read more

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India secures its east after western Himalaya clashes with China

first_img“The military presence has surely increased, but as far as incursions are concerned, there are no verified reports as such,” said Ayushi Sudan, Anjaw’s chief civil servant, adding that several Indian army battalions were stationed there.”There has been an increase in troop deployment since the Galwan incident, and even prior to that we’d started,” she told Reuters by telephone, referring to the June clash in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed.Arunachal Pradesh, which China calls South Tibet, was at the center of a full-scale border war between India and China in 1962, and security analysts have warned that it could become a flash-point again.But an Indian military spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Harsh Wardhan Pande, said there was no cause for concern and the troops arriving in the area were part of regular rotation. India has moved troops to its eastern stretch of border with China since clashes erupted between the nuclear-armed rivals on the western part of their border in the Himalayas in June, a government official said.The June clash in the Ladakh region, in the western part of their border, was the worst violence between the Asian giants in decades and there has been little sign of a reduction in tension, with more military action in the past week.The movement of troops to the eastern district of Anjaw, in Arunachal Pradesh state, which China also claims, raises the prospect of a wider face-off though both government and military officials in India ruled out any imminent confrontation. “Basically, it’s units changing. That’s happening as it happens every time, nothing much,” Pande told Reuters from near Guwahati, the largest city in northeastern India.”As of now, there’s nothing to worry about on that front.”But Tapir Gao, a member of parliament from Arunachal, told Reuters that Chinese troops had been regularly crossing into Indian territory.”It’s a regular phenomenon, it’s nothing new,” he said, identifying the Walong and Chaglagam areas in Anjaw as the most vulnerable.In the 1962 war, India says its outnumbered forces “blocked the thrust of the invading Chinese” in Walong, and the area of mountains, meadows and fast-flowing rivers is now a government focus for settlement and road-building.”What we’re trying to do is create more possibilities and opportunities for villagers,” said Sudan, referring to plans for clusters of villages in the disputed area.”It’s a push to resettle people.”Topics :last_img read more

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Air Force confirms death of pilot after plane skids off runway

first_imgThe Air Force has confirmed that 38-year-old pilot Lt. Col. Luluk, who was promoted from the rank of major posthumously, has died from injuries sustained during a training accident at the  Iswahjudi Air Force Base in Madiun, East Java, on Monday.“Lt. Col. Luluk passed away after being treated at the Gatot Soebroto Army Hospital [in Central Jakarta],” the Air Force information center said in a statement released on Wednesday.According to his eulogy, Luluk was born in Madiun on April 23, 1982, and graduated from the Air Force Academy in 2003. He is survived by his wife and two children.  Topics : The Air Force further confirmed that First. Lt. Muhammad Zaky, a student who had trained with Luluk, had survived the accident.The incident occurred at around 1 p.m. on Monday during a routine training exercise, when the T-50i Golden Eagle fighter jet skid off the runway during takeoff. Zaky was seated in the front of the cockpit while Luluk was in the back. Both managed to get out of the aircraft after the crash and were rushed to a hospital.last_img read more

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Wildfires rage in California, stoked by extreme heat in US West

first_imgOfficials in Madera County issued evacuation orders and urged the county’s 157,000 residents to leave if they felt unsafe.A hiker who had just embarked on a multi-day trip when the Creek Fire broke out and had to find a way out of the blaze shared the harrowing experience on social media.”We’re safe and we’re out, but wow, we hiked our way out of the #CreekFire yesterday,” Asha Karim posted on Twitter https://twitter.com/ashasquasha/status/1303003437626318850.San Francisco-based power provider PG&E Corp warned customers on Monday in 21 counties, mostly in the Sierra Foothills, that their power might be shut off as a safety measure because of the extreme high and dry winds. Three large wildfires continued to burn in California as a record-breaking heat wave lingered across large swaths of the western United States on Monday.The Creek Fire, which has engulfed the Fresno area in central California and caused the emergency evacuation over the weekend of more than 200 people vacationing at a popular reservoir, was still 0% contained as of Monday afternoon, fire officials said.The blaze, growing under “extreme weather conditions,” had devoured nearly 79,000 acres (32,000 hectares) of land, while a cause remained under investigation, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire) said in a statement. Topics :center_img A fire in San Bernardino County, southeast of Los Angeles, that officials said was caused by a pyrotechnic device used during a gender reveal party, kept burning through the night and was 7% contained as of Monday morning.East of San Diego in Southern California, nearly 400 firefighters battled the Valley Fire, which burned more than 10,000 acres (4,050 hectares)in Cleveland National Forest. Video shared on social media showed firefighters dousing the flames, the air thick with ash and fire embers.The blaze was at only 1% containment as officials issued more evacuation orders on Monday afternoon and announced the deployment of military aircraft to help fight the rapidly spreading flames.Late on Sunday, California Governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in Fresno, Madera, Mariposa, San Bernardino and San Diego counties due to the wildfires, which also prompted the US Forest Service to temporarily close some national forests including the Sierra National Forest, the Angeles National Forest and the San Bernardino National Forest.The California Independent Systems Operator, which runs most of the state’s power grid, again urged consumers to cut back on energy consumption and said it was monitoring wildfires throughout the state threatening power lines.”Temperatures are expected to be above normal statewide for the third consecutive day, driving up electricity demand, primarily from air conditioning use,” it said in a statement. last_img read more

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Egypt coronavirus cases top 100,000: Ministry

first_imgTopics : Egypt has detected more than 100,000 Covid-19 infections and reported 5,541 deaths from the virus disease, the health ministry said Tuesday.The North African country of more than 100 million people had imposed a night-time curfew from March to June to curb the spread of the illness but since eased restrictions.Daily life has since returned in the largest Arab country, with cafes, restaurants and tourist sites again open to the public. Prayers in mosques and churches have also resumed, with social distancing and mask-wearing enforced. The new school year is set to start in October with a mix of classroom and online teaching.The total number of reported cases reached 100,041 Tuesday, including 79,008 recoveries, the ministry said.last_img

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Foreigners in Japan becoming target of discrimination due to virus

first_imgAlthough the student’s university, also located in Beppu, southwestern Japan, had reported from Aug. 8 that a dozen or so exchange students had tested positive for the virus, he was not one of them. He attempted to object, but the men told him, “We’re social distancing. Get lost,” so in the end he could do nothing.Such prejudice against foreigners is seen to be the result of an excessive fear of infection and ignorance among those who lack opportunities to communicate with the international communities with which they reside.The some 2,700 exchange students at APU, who make up almost half of its enrollments, usually forge deep connections with the local community through part-time jobs and extracurricular activities.But since the outbreak of the coronavirus, the city has received reports that some hair salons and dining establishments have put up signs denying entry to students from the university. In response, it immediately set about distributing around 1,500 notices to business operators reminding them that “the fight is against the virus, not people.”Some businesses in Yokohama’s Chinatown near Tokyo also reported receiving hate mail in March blaming Chinese people for the coronavirus outbreak, with messages such as “Get the hell out of Japan.”Read also: Emergency stay permits to no longer be issued for foreigners as Indonesia enters ‘new normal’According to a May survey of around 400 foreigners living in Fukuoka Prefecture by monthly multilingual magazine Fukuoka Now, around 20 percent of respondents said they have experienced some sort of discrimination in relation to the coronavirus.Toshihiro Menju, managing director and chief program officer at the Japan Center for International Exchange, believes that ensuring local residents and foreigners have opportunities to interact is the solution to eradicating discrimination and prejudice.”The relationships built in the community on a daily basis thrive during extraordinary times,” he said.With foreigners, many of them Japanese-Brazilians, accounting for around 10 percent of the population of Minokamo, Gifu Prefecture, the city has been working to strengthen information sharing with its international community.City officials, together with a pastor with interpreting experience, are visiting around 10 churches with foreign congregations to urge them to take thorough measures against the coronavirus’ spread.”Local governments should treat foreign residents in the same way as Japanese residents, and make their guidelines and other policies clear,” said Menju.Topics : Since the outbreak of the coronavirus, there have been increasing reports that foreigners living in areas with prominent international communities in Japan are being subject to discrimination and hateful remarks.”Shitty foreigner, corona.” A 22-year-old Indian student at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University was targeted by such a verbal attack while walking around JR Beppu Station, Oita Prefecture in mid-August.The comment came from three Japanese men apparently in their 30s.last_img read more

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Labor unions strike, stage rallies to oppose controversial new jobs law

first_imgTopics : Labor unions and civil society organizations across the archipelago have staged nationwide protests and strikes to oppose the newly passed Job Creation Law, demanding the House of Representatives revoke the controversial law feared to infringe on workers’ rights.The Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (KSPI) said that around 2 million workers representing 32 labor unions would take part in mass rallies and strikes in various cities for several days.”Workers from various sectors, such as textiles, mining, electronics, pharmaceuticals, tourism, logistics and other sectors, will stage protests in Jakarta, Bogor, Depok, Cilegon, Purwakarta, Semarang, Surabaya, Yogyakarta, Aceh, Medan, Deli Serdang, Batam, Pekanbaru, Palembang and other cities,” KSPI president Said Iqbal said in a statement on Monday.Thousands of workers in Pulogadung Industrial Complex in East Jakarta staged a protest opposing the jobs law in front of their respective factories on Tuesday morning.”Workers in Pulogadung agreed to skip working today to show support for [movements] against the Job Creation Law. We planned to stage rallies in front of our factories and on roads in the Pulogadung area until Thursday,” protest coordinator Hilman Firmansyah said as reported by kompas.com.Thousands of workers from factories in Karawang, West Java, also staged protests in front of their factories to oppose the law on Tuesday.The workers opted to conduct sporadic protests in order to limit the risk of COVID-19 transmission during the rallies, especially since many virus clusters have emerged in Karawang industrial areas.They also limited the number of people participating in the protests and ensured that protestors wore masks and maintained physical distance.Read also: Amnesty dubs new Omnibus Law ‘catastrophic’, petition urges no confidence motionIn Bandung, West Java, thousands of workers from various labor unions rallied at the Bandung Legislative Council compound and City Hall on Tuesday morning.The protestors, carrying umbrellas and wearing masks, sat on the road while voicing their concerns over the impact of the law on their working conditions.Dozens of workers under the Central Java Federation of Trade Unions (KSPN) opted to stage a protest in front of their office in Semarang, Central Java on Tuesday.KSPN head Nanang Setyono said despite workers under the labor group having decided not to hold a strike, they would still oppose the law through legal process.”We’re planning to file a judicial review against the omnibus law with the Constitutional Court,” Nanang said.The Jakarta Police had deployed 2,300 personnel around the House compound in Senayan, Central Jakarta to anticipate rallies.The Jakarta police had previously refused to issue permits for protests and rallies over concern for COVID-19 transmission.The House and the government on Monday passed into law the contentious omnibus bill on job creation, sooner than its original plan to enact the bill on Thursday.Despite mounting objections over fears it would negatively impact the environment and labor rights, the government continued to insist that the law was necessary to improve bureaucratic efficiency in order to boost business and investment. (nal)last_img read more

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praises Bernd Leno after Arsenal end Manchester United’s unbeaten run

first_imgBernd Leno kept a clean sheet against Manchester United (Picture: Getty)Manchester United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was full of praise for Bernd Leno after Arsenal ended his side’s domestic unbeaten run.Goals from Granit Xhaka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put Arsenal to within a point of rivals Tottenham in third but that didn’t tell the full story from an action-packed game at the Emirates.On the back of their stunning win in Paris, United failed to find a way past Leno in the Arsenal net despite having what Solskjaer described as ‘four or five big chances’.Romelu Lukaku was guilty of squandering United’s best chances but Solskjaer refused to criticise the Belgian and says Leno was a vital reason behind his side’s defeat.ADVERTISEMENT 1 min. story Sean KearnsSunday 10 Mar 2019 7:59 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.5kShares About Connatix V67539 Read More Read More 1/1 Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling / Skip Full Screen Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praises Bernd Leno after Arsenal end Manchester United’s unbeaten run Video Settings Read More Advertisement Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Coming Next PLAY Comment Leno was Arsenal’s man of the match (Picture: Getty)United’s only defeat under Solskjaer before today was a 2-0 loss at home against PSG.The irony of their unbeaten run coming to an end is that they’ve played worse and won in previous weeks and Solskjaer says he was impressed with his side against Arsenal.‘It’s not very often you go to Arsenal and created four or five big chances like we did,’ said Solskjaer.‘They didn’t have one really. They had a strike and then they got a penalty they didn’t really create many chances.’MORE: Mesut Ozil mocks Jesse Lingard after Arsenal beat Manchester United Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Top articles Read More SPONSORED by Metro Read More United lost in the league for the first time under Solskjaer (Picture: Getty)‘You have to be disappointed with the result but the performance today was a good one,’ said Solskjaer.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘We created more chances today than we did compared to the FA Cup game when we played them.‘Of course the first goal always determines how the game will go. After their goal they gave us the ball more than they wanted to but we created big chances.‘We hit the woodwork twice. Leno played well. In terms of what you can control we shouldn’t be too disappointed then again they’ve got three points and we don’t.’ Skip Ad Advertisementlast_img read more

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The Arsenal team Unai Emery should pick for the Europa League this season

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Arsenal’s Europa League fixtures Eintracht Frankfurt (a) Thursday 19 SeptemberStandard Liege (h) Thursday 3 OctoberVitoria SC (h) Thursday 24 OctoberVitoria SC (a) Wednesday 6 NovemberEintracht Frankfurt (h) Thursday 28 NovemberStandard Liege (a) Thursday 12 December Both Rob Holding and Hector Bellerin are on the comeback trail for Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Central defence is an immediate concern following Sunday’s shambles at Vicarage Road. Neither Sokratis nor Luiz have particularly exuded confidence so far, the former committing a basic error leading to a goal against Watford and Luiz giving two penalties away already.AdvertisementAdvertisementNews that Rob Holding is fit again and in contention to play against Eintracht Frankfurt, therefore, is very welcome indeed. Holding managed to forge a place in Emery’s Premier League plans off the back of his performances in Europe last season and will be hoping to repeat the trick again.Otherwise, the likes of Calum Chambers and Shkodran Mustafi will be hoping to catch the eye, with the former having played a part in a rare clean sheet against Newcastle United on the opening day.Deputy goalkeeper Emi Martinez will likely start in goal having been persuaded to stick around.MidfieldEmery has stuck rigidly to a four-man defence in Arsenal’s opening games but he has been more flexible with his midfield and attacking units. Already, Emery has experimented with four different systems – 4-2-3-1 (twice), 4-3-3, 4-3-1-2 and a similar 4-4-2 diamond.Of Emery’s midfield options, only Matteo Guendouzi has started all five games, with Dani Ceballos, Joe Willock, Granit Xhaka, Lucas Torreira and Mesut Ozil, all drifting in and out of the side. Of those six players, Willock and the curiously under-used Torreira, appear the most likely players to feature prominently in Europe.Depending on how Emery decides to shape his attack once Alexandre Lacazette is fit enough to link up with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nicolas Pepe, Ozil too could see most of his action coming in the Europa League. Playing all four in the Premier League would certainly be a brazen approach and Arsenal’s top-earner is the least nailed-on for his place. Advertisement Unai Emery will be looking to juggle competitions again this season (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery’s reputation as a Europa League specialist took a hit last season after he lost the first of his four final appearances in the competition.Throughout his debut campaign at Arsenal, Emery sought to juggle expectations in the Premier League and Europa League by simultaneously trying to construct a side capable of finishing in the top-four of the former and winning the latter.Ultimately, Arsenal fell just short of achieving either of those objectives, missing out on Champions League qualification by a single point in the league and courtesy of a heavy 4-1 defeat to Chelsea in an underwhelming evening in Baku.AdvertisementAdvertisementConsidering those near misses, perhaps Emery will be more inclined to focus on one more than the other this time around. According to The Athletic, Emery largely neglected advice from his staff to rotate his squad heavily for Europa League matches.ADVERTISEMENT Oliver Young-MylesThursday 19 Sep 2019 7:00 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link349Sharescenter_img How Arsenal could line-up in the Europa League this seasonMore: 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 Nicolas Pepe is yet to score a goal for Arsenal since his £72m move from Lille (Picture: Getty)Given Aubameyang’s importance and the fact he turned 30 in June, Emery could be tempted to manage his minutes more carefully this season. There is no question that Aubameyang is Arsenal’s most important player, at present.Once Lacazette has resumed fitness, it makes sense to rotate the pair in Europe, but until then perhaps Pepe can be trialled in a central striker role. The Ivorian partnered Aubameyang at Anfield but is more accustomed to playing from the right flank.AdvertisementA return of 22 goals for Lille last season shows that Pepe, despite a barren start to his Arsenal career, can be a clinical finisher and perhaps that short-term move could get him firing. Youngsters Gabriel Martinelli and Tyreece John-Jules could also be in the frame.How Arsenal could line-up The Arsenal team Unai Emery should pick for the Europa League this season Reiss Nelson should feature prominently in Arsenal’s Europa League campaign (Picture: Getty)With Lacazette and Aubameyang representing Emery’s only established centre forward options, it seems likely he will use a system utilising wingers in order to give one of them a rest, such as a 4-3-3 or a 4-2-3-1. Doing so should give opportunities to Reiss Nelson and Emile Smith Rowe.AdvertisementNelson started Arsenal’s first two games of the campaign before Pepe was unleashed against Liverpool and he may find that the majority of his starts from now on will come in Europe. Smith Rowe is similarly highly-rated but has had a difficult time with injuries of late, while Bukaya Sako is another with a big future.Perhaps, once Bellerin is fit or if Emery fancies trialling either Chambers or Mustafi at right-back, Maitland-Niles could get an opportunity to demonstrate his qualities in his natural box-to-box midfield role, as opposed to his now customary position in defence.AttackThere must be some regret at Arsenal over the decision to allow Nketiah to leave on loan, considering the 20-year-old has been in electric form in the Championship, netting four goals in six appearances for Leeds United.Nketiah’s absence has been exacerbated by Lacazette’s ankle injury which will rule him out until October. Currently, Aubameyang is the only fit and available striker in Emery’s ranks and considering the form he is in, keeping him fit is absolutely imperative.Somewhat surprisingly given his status as Arsenal’s main man up front, Aubameyang played 284 minutes more than Lacazette in last season’s Europa League, despite also amassing over 2,000 extra minutes in the Premier League. An issue that Emery has, though, is that a number of his fringe players last season have since moved on. Emery added five players to his first-team squad over the summer, but 13 players departed, including Europa League stalwarts Mohamed Elneny, Alex Iwobi and Nacho Monreal.Emery’s decision to allow highly-rated striker Eddie Nketiah join Leeds United on loan for the season has also been questioned, with Cohen Brammall – released this summer – saying: ‘I feel sorry for Ed because Danny [Welbeck] was injured for a lot of the season and Ed should have been given more chances.’Sunday’s disappointing draw against Watford showed that Arsenal have plenty of work to do if they are to achieve their top-four ambitions this season and with rivals Chelsea, Manchester United and Spurs, all undergoing varying degrees of regeneration, the league is Emery’s primary objective.That will mean the Europa League taking the back seat, but with a reduced squad and injury problems to contend with, what should Emery’s Europa League side team actually look like?DefenceEmery’s defence has had a familiar look to it so far this season with Bernd Leno, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Sokratis Papastathopolous starting all five Premier League games, David Luiz starting four of them and Sead Kolasinac assuming the left-back role since Monreal’s departure.There hasn’t been much of an opportunity to rotate the full-backs due to injuries to Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney, but with both players now in full training, Emery will soon be able to alternate between Premier League and Europa League games.Bellerin and Tierney are the best full-backs in Arsenal’s squad but they will both need consistent minutes to get up to speed. It may transpire that Emery initially uses them in the more serene settings of the Europa League, before eventually switching them with Maitland-Niles and Kolasinac in the league.last_img read more

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