first_img Coral BarrySaturday 9 Nov 2019 2:51 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link110Shares Newcastle United are keen on Xhaka (Picture: Getty)‘Then, if I decide he is in the group with us, if he is ready and 100 per cent in his mind with the decision to help us and to play with his quality helping us.‘We need that quality and that player.‘We’re now a little weaker without him in that position because we have one less player.’MORE: Ian Wright says Arsenal should already be looking to replace Unai Emery regardless of Leicester resultMORE: Arsenal’s decision to hold vote to decide club captain wasn’t Unai Emery’s idea Xhaka may not play for Arsenal again (Picture: Getty)Steve Bruce has dismissed transfer speculation linking Newcastle United with Granit Xhaka.The Arsenal midfielder appears set to exit the club in January after being stripped of the captaincy following a furious confrontation with fans at the Emirates.Newcastle are reportedly prepared to take Xhaka on loan once the winter window opens and Bruce was asked if he was interested in signing the Gunner.Bruce replied: ‘Granit Xhaka? Look, I was only in the job two weeks and I was linked with 42 players.ADVERTISEMENT Leicester v Arsenal: Unai Emery press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 12:06FullscreenLeicester v Arsenal: Unai Emery press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/leicester-v-arsenal-unai-emery-press-conference-2045018/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘So I am not going to comment on anybody else’s players. He is a very good player.’AdvertisementAdvertisementIt is unclear if Xhaka will play for Arsenal again, but he ruled himself out of the game against Leicester City on Saturday.More: 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 CityEmery revealed Xhaka felt he could not feature amid the turmoil at the club and could not say if the former captain would be given a chance at redemption.‘As a coach I have a responsibility for the team. We need a player like Granit Xhaka,’ Emery said before the game at Leicester City.‘But also, I don’t know if he’s going to play again. I don’t know if he is available in his mind to continue helping us and continuing defending the Arsenal shirt. Advertisement Steve Bruce refuses to address transfer links to Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka Comment Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Prag News and Pratidin Group registered big win in the TG Barua Inter Media Cricket championship held at the Judges ground here today. Pratidin Group in the first match of the day defeated GL Publications by 8 wickets. Abhinash Thakuria (3-11), Tonmoy Dey (3-12) and Jagjit Singh (38no), all from the winning side, came out with good performance in the match. Meanwhile in the second game Prag News thrashed NE News by 173 runs. Mriganka Sarma (105 no) and Nikhil Basfore (77), Bonojit Kalita (3-2) from Prag News made brilliant performance in the match.Also Read: Assam take 2nd innings lead in Cricket tournament against Tamil Nadu Also Watch: Minister Pijush Hazarika rebuts claims of paid crowd at BJP peace rally in Jagi Roadlast_img read more


first_imgGlengoole United hosted Clonmel Celtic, the full-time result was Glengoole 1 Clonmel 5.That result puts Kenny O’Shea Celtic side top of the Premier Division League on 29 points with three games at hand. In the South Tipp Premier League Clonmel Town took on St Michaels this afternoon. That game finished Clonmel Town 2-3 St Michaels.  Carrick United have beaten Newmarket Celtic by three goals to nil to reach the final of this year’s competition. They’ll play Tralee in the final.last_img read more


first_imgAaron Gordon feels he should have two NBA Slam Dunk Contest wins after being edged out in Chicago on Saturday.Gordon, a forward for the Magic, lost an epic battle with Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. Also beaten controversially by Zach LaVine in 2016, Gordon feels he deserved two wins.”I feel like I should have two trophies,” he told ESPN. “I still feel like I’m one of the best, if not the best dunker in the world, so I still feel that.”Every dunk, including  50s, from @Double0AG during #ATTSlamDunk!#MagicAboveAll #StateFarmSaturday pic.twitter.com/eKrCeC8yty— NBA (@NBA) February 16, 2020Gordon added: “The third time was a charm, I thought I did what I needed to do to win, and I don’t think I’m going to do it again.” MORE: NBA players feel Gordon got robbed againGordon and Jones earned perfect 50s in the final before a dunk-off, in which both scored 50s again before the latter emerged 48-47.last_img read more