Wenger could seek new striker

first_img Bendtner had been seen as a solid back-up to lead frontman Olivier Giroud and came off the bench to score a late goal which helped beat Cardiff on New Year’s Day, only to sprain his ankle in the process as the Gunners moved back to the top of the Barclays Premier League. Arsenal are examining the full findings of a scan, and following further consultation with specialists, Wenger is likely to have a clearer idea of the diagnosis by the time he faces the media again after Saturday’s FA Cup third-round tie against Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium. Wenger accepts whatever option he eventually decides, January is not the best time to try to land the ideal target. “Honestly, you want to keep your chances in the season at the best possible level. Is it for short term or a stop-gap? Ideally, you want a longer solution, but a longer solution looks much more difficult to find in January than a short gap,” the Arsenal manager said. “You can find a solution somewhere – a club that has financial trouble and wants to get rid of a big contract for five or six months, but to find in January exactly the player who will be tomorrow’s star on the longer term is much more difficult.” Giroud missed the 2-0 win over Cardiff because of his own minor ankle problem and has now also been hit by a sickness bug, so is not expected to play in the north-London derby. Summer signing Yaya Sanogo, meanwhile, is only just recovering from a back injury. Arsenal do have German forward Lukas Podolski fit again, but he looked rusty when deployed in a central role against the Bluebirds. Given Arsenal’s lack of extensive cover, Wenger understands should Denmark forward Bendtner – who had looked on the verge of leaving the club in the summer window – be set for a prolonged spell of rehabilitation, then the club will have no choice but to bring in reinforcements “If it is a question of up to three weeks, okay, but if it is a question of months (then) the situation is quite (different), so that is what we have to determine,” said Wenger, who played down reports Arsenal were closing in on a £2million move for Dimitar Berbatov. “We don’t rule anything out. “If Bendtner is out for a long time, that is the obvious position. We (would) have to (buy).” As well as Berbatov, Arsenal had been linked with a big-money swoop for Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger accepts the club will have to buy a new striker in the January transfer window if Nicklas Bendtner’s ankle injury proves a long-term problem. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Syracuse football DBs Corey Winfield and Chauncey Scissum allegedly stabbed by former teammate Naesean Howard

first_imgHoward was charged with two counts of assault in the second degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree. It is unknown what led to the stabbing, the Syracuse Police Department said. The stabbing occurred Saturday at about 6:03 p.m. at 321 Slocum Drive on South Campus. Howard has been indefinitely suspended from the university, Kevin Quinn, SU’s senior vice president for public affairs, said in a statement to The Daily Orange. Howard lives at 450 Slocum Drive and was arrested on the 1000 block of Ackerman Avenue, according to a police bulletin.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Related Stories Former Syracuse football safety Naesean Howard re-enrolled at SU and reportedly wants to play footballFormer Syracuse football safety Naesean Howard won’t be accepted as walk-on this springShafer on Naesean Howard: ‘We have decided to part ways’ Former Syracuse football player Naesean Howard has been arrested for stabbing two 21-year-old men, police said. The victims were Syracuse safety Chauncey Scissum and cornerback Corey Winfield. “We are aware of this incident and our focus right now is on supporting our two students as they recover,” Quinn said in the statement. “The accused individual, who knew the victims, has been suspended from the University indefinitely. We do not tolerate any act of violence and the safety of our campus and community is a top priority.” Facebook Twitter Google+center_img At the beginning of his freshman year in 2014, Howard was suspended during fall camp for missing curfew. He missed the team’s annual trip to Fort Drum but was reinstated. Howard never played for Syracuse before parting ways and transferring to Wagner, where he also never played.The West Genesee (New York) High school product re-enrolled at SU this semester after he left the football team and the university in 2014. The walk-on safety reached out to the Orange’s new coaching staff to try and return to the team but was told by director of operations Brad Wittke that he’d have to wait until the summer when he might be given a chance to join workouts or try out then. Comments Lord I ask that you keep a close eye on my brothers Chauncey and Corey they was stabbed in a off the field incident on campus #GodBless #SYR— Durell Eskridge (@iam_de35) April 17, 2016 Published on April 16, 2016 at 11:43 pm Contact Paul: [email protected] | @pschwedslast_img read more

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Thursday July 30th Local Sports

first_imgTODAY:AM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com — Class 1A state baseball semifinal — Newman vs. St. Mary’s of Remsen — first pitch 1:30, pre-game at about 1:10AM-1300 KGLO — Minnesota Twins vs. Cleveland — pre-game 5:30, first pitch 6:07 == 2A semifinals today4:30 — Van Meter vs. West Lyon7:30 — North Linn vs. Des Moines Christian FORT DODGE — The semifinal round in all five classes of the state softball tournament took place in Fort Dodge yesterday:== Class 1ACollins-Maxwell 7, Lynnville-Sully 0Clarksville 4, Lisbon 0== Class 2ANorth Linn 10, Northeast Goose Lake 1Ogden 4, Louisa-Muscatine 2== Class 3AAlbia 2, Mount Vernon 1Williamsburg 5, Davenport Assumption 4== Class 4ACarlisle 8, North Scott 3Winterset 2, Dallas Center-Grimes 1== Class 5AFort Dodge 5, Ankeny Centennial 3Cedar Rapids Kennedy 9, Muscatine 0Class 5A and 4A championship and third place games take place today, while the other three classes have their championship and third place games tomorrow. == 4A quarterfinals last nightUrbandale 2, Waukee 0Johnston 11, Cedar Falls 7Dubuque Hempstead 7, Iowa City City High 6Ankeny 5, Pleasant Valley 4 DES MOINES — Newman faces St. Mary’s of Remsen in the semifinal round of the Class 1A state baseball tournament today. The Knights are 18-5 after beating St. Albert of Council Bluffs 6-5 in the quarterfinals on Saturday, while St. Mary’s only needed five innings to beat Burlington Notre Dame 11-1 in the quarterfinal round. You can hear the Newman-St. Mary’s game on AM-1300 KGLO and kgloam.com starting with the pre-game about 1:10 with the first pitch scheduled for 1:30. Today’s other 1A semifinal has Kingsley-Pierson facing Don Bosco. CEDAR FALLS — AJ Green is returning to the Northern Iowa basketball team. Green officially withdrew his name from the NBA Draft on Wednesday after declaring as an early entrant in late April. Green was the Missouri Valley Conference’s Player of the Year after averaging 19.7 points per game and leading UNI to a 25-6 record and the Valley’s regular season title. MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rich Hill pitched five scoreless innings in a smooth Minnesota debut and the Twins beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-0. Eddie Rosario homered, Nelson Cruz had an RBI double and Alex Avila had an RBI single for the Twins. Taylor Rogers pitched a perfect ninth for his first save, and the Twins finished a two-game sweep to improve to 4-1. The 40-year-old Hill is currently the second-oldest player in the majors. He needed 68 pitches to pick up his first victory for the Twins. Minnesota signed him this winter with the assumption he’d be ready around midsummer after his recovery from elbow surgery. CEDAR RAPIDS — While most Division III conferences have canceled fall sports the American Rivers Conference is planning to move ahead with reduced schedules for fall sports. Chuck Yrigoyen is commissioner of the league.KGLO News · 7 – 30 – Cyarc – 1Yrigoyen says school presidents felt it was worth the effort to give fall sports a shot.KGLO News · 7 – 30 – Cyarc – 2He says the next step is to develop a schedule for fall sports.KGLO News · 7 – 30 – Cyarc – 3The American Rivers Conference features eight Iowa schools — Buena Vista, Central, Coe, Dubuque, Loras, Luther, Simpson and Wartburg — as well as Nebraska Wesleyan. UNDATED (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo, linebacker Cameron Smith and offensive tackle Oli Udoh on their reserve list for COVID-19. That brings the team’s total on the list to seven players. Smith and Udoh were 2019 draft picks. Odenigbo is in line to take over as a starter, with the departure of 10-year veteran Everson Griffen. The reserve list was created by the NFL for a player who either tests positive for COVID-19 or who has been quarantined after having been in close contact with an infected person or persons.last_img read more

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