Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s father holding up talks over new Arsenal contract Comment Advertisement Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 17 Jun 2020 3:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Arteta has struck up an excellent relationship with skipper Aubameyang (Picture: Getty)According to The Athletic, Aubameyang’s father, Pierre-Francois, looks after the forward’s interests and always prefers to meet in person rather than remotely.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTDuring the coronavirus crisis that has been impossible, with Pierre-Francois’ insistence on doing business face-to-face meaning Arsenal have had to wait until lockdown restrictions have been loosened to make real progress on a deal.Nevertheless, the club and player have been in talks for some time and Arteta is confident that his relationship with Aubameyang – and plans for the future – can entice him into committing his future to the club.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 ArsenalSpeaking about Aubameyang ahead of Arsenal’s clash with Manchester City on Wednesday evening, Arteta said: ‘It is our responsibly to make him feel that this is the next step in his career.‘In order to do that he needs to feel valued and feel [that he] belongs and feel that we want him. The 30-year-old has 17 Premier League goals this season (Picture: Getty)‘He really needs to believe we can take this club forward and that he’s going to be a key player in that.‘At the moment I am extremely happy with how he has been performing and behaving. We have a really good relationship, we can discuss face-to-face a lot of things.‘I think he’s very happy at the club. We have many discussions with Pierre, his family and agent. I am pretty positive that we can find the right agreement for all parties.’MORE: Arsenal can’t afford to lose Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, warns Ian WrightMORE: Tim Sherwood tips Gabriel Martinelli to replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at ArsenalFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. The Gunners’ top scorer is out of contract next summer (Picture: Getty)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s father’s preference to meet with Arsenal bosses in person to discuss fresh terms is holding up the club’s attempts to extend his current deal, according to reports.The Gabon striker is out of contract next summer, when he will be free to leave the Emirates for nothing, and recently admitted that his current situation marks ‘the most important decision of his career’.Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is desperate to keep the club’s top scorer in north London, personally intervening to persuade him to stay, though talks are proving tricky.
“Forthe longest time being gay is associated with cowardice when in fact it is thebravest thing one can do for oneself. Coming out as gay in a countryfraught with discrimination, bullying, gender-based violence, and stigma is anact of courage. ‘Inagi’ is now about standing up for equality and not asign of cowardice,” according to Iloilo Pride Team./PN “Konang korte mag inagi kag magpalagyo (Ifcourts become feeble and cowardly) then you are opening the whole situation forpeople to take the law into their hands,” said Treñas, a lawyer. “Ang bilog nga syudad apektado dasun ga-inagipa ang iban nga korte (The whole city is affected while some courts aretaking their time). Indi pwede ‘na (Thisis not acceptable).” “Thisself-criticism shows at least a sensitivity that is evident of a move to makeIloilo a safe space for all,” according to the group. Iloilo Pride Team, an LGBTorganization, “accepted with warm hearts” the mayor’s apology. Itwas a manifestation of the long history of patriarchy in Philippine society andpolitics, the group added. The city government has been “highlysupportive” of the community’s activities, he stressed. The use of the word “inagi” in aderogatory manner, it added, mirrored “the common perception that wavering,vacillation or non-action is similar to being gay.” Acknowledging his gaffe, Treñasstressed, “I express my utmost apology to the LGBTQ and to everyone who wereslighted by my statement. Rest assured that I and the city government alwayshave the best interest of the LGBTQ community at heart.” Realizing the blunder, Treñas stressedit was not his intention to offend members of the LGBTQ community. MORE Power secured a 25-year powerdistribution franchise here in February. But PECO, whose franchise expiredearly this year, questioned the constitutionality of MORE Power’s franchise.The case is now with the Supreme Court. On the other hand, MORE Power filed an expropriation case to take overPECO’s power distribution system. The Regional Trial Court Branch 35, however,suspended the proceedings last month. Appealing for speedy resolution to thecases PECO and MORE Power filed against one another, an exasperated Treñas saidon Monday, “Indi pwede ang korte maginagi (courts can’t be sissies). They will have to decide one way orthe other.” ILOILO City – Mayor Jerry Treñasapologized to the community of lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender, andqueer for his “insensitive” choice words in comments made on the legal battlebetween rival power distributors Panay Electric Co. (PECO) and MORE Electricand Power Corp. (MORE Power). “In my passion to protect people’sinterest against this power struggle that continues to affect Ilonggos, I havebeen insensitive in my choice of words that seemingly discriminated the LGBTQ,”the city mayor said in a statement yesterday. In fact, he said, the city governmenteven established the LGBTQ Office at city hall to address the special concernsof the community. Members of the LGBTQ community quicklyblasted Treñas on social media. During an ambush interview withjournalists on Monday, Treñas warned of dire consequences if the uncertainty onthe power distribution here lingers indefinitely. Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN
It’s after a 3-0 defeat at home by Manchester United left them still searching for a first league win in 2017.Manchester City moved up to third in the table in dramatic fashion.Gabriel Jesus netted an injury-time winner as they beat Swansea 2-1 at the Etihad Stadium. He also got their other goal, making it 3 in his last 2 games for the recent signing.
The Black Stars have arrived safely in São Tomé and Principe for their 2nd Afcon 2021 qualifier with São Tomé.The Stars, who left Accra earlier today on a chartered flight, will have a training session this afternoon at the Stade Nacional 12 de Julho, venue for Monday’s match.We thank God…….the Black Stars have safely arrived in São Tomé.#AFCON2021Q #Blackstars #BringBackTheLove pic.twitter.com/5183De1Di9— Ghana Football Association (@ghanafaofficial) November 17, 2019The Black Stars commenced the Afcon 2021 qualifier on a winning note after defeating South Africa 2:0 in Cape Coast last week, and they are determined to maintain their one hundred percent start to the qualifiers against a bruised São Tomé side, who are seeking to make amends at home after suffering a heavy 4:0 defeat to Sudan on match day one.The match will kick off at 13:00 GMT