Unai Emery spotted on scouting mission at Atletico Madrid match amid Thomas Partey transfer speculation

first_imgUnai Emery spotted on scouting mission at Atletico Madrid match amid Thomas Partey transfer speculation Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 18 May 2019 1:27 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.1kShares Advertisement Unai Emery was spotted at Saturday’s La Liga match between Levante and Atletico Madrid (Picture: Twitter)Arsenal still have their most important match of the season left to play, but it appears Unai Emery is already turning his mind towards the summer transfer market after he was spotted attending Saturday’s La Liga match between Levante and Atletico Madird.Emery’s side missed out on a top four place by a single point but can still gain entry to the Champions League should they beat Chelsea in the Europa League final in Baku on May 29.The outcome of that match is set to have major implications on Emery’s summer budget with reports suggesting he may be afforded just £40million, before player sales, if Arsenal once again fail to qualify for Europe’s most prestigious club competition.AdvertisementAdvertisementEmery is already said to have identified the areas in which he hopes to strengthen, with a centre-half and a new full-backs understood to be a priority.ADVERTISEMENTMore: 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 City Comment Advertisement Atletico Madrid and Antoinne Griezmann struggled against Levante in front of watching Arsenal manager Unai Emery (Picture: AP)Despite improving on last season’s performance, particularly in matches against the top six, Arsenal’s leaky defence which conceded 51 goals was ultimately responsible for finishing behind Chelsea and Tottenham.Error-prone Germany international Shkodran Mustafi is expected to be sold and already Arsenal have been linked with Roma’s Kostas Manolas and Gremio’s Walter Kleinmann.Stephan Lichtsteiner’s contract will not be renewed and with Hector Bellerin unlikely to return in time for the start of the new campaign following a serious knee injury, a back-up right back is likely to be sought, even though Ainsley Maitland-Niles has performed capably in recent weeks.And, although Lucas Torreira and Matteo Guendouzi have impressed during their debut seasons in England, Emery is also likely to explore the option of strengthening in midfield, particularly if Inter opt to register a formal interest in Granit Xhaka.Atletico’s Thomas Partey has been linked with a move to Arsenal recently and has a £43million release clause. The 25-year-old was substituted at half-time in front of the watching Emery as Diego Simeone’s battled back from 2-0 down to secure a 2-2- draw.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 Arsenallast_img read more

JUSTICE NOT SERVED ON ALL THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR BANKING CRISIS – DOHERTY

first_imgSinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Pearse Doherty TD, responding to the verdicts in the Anglo trial said there would be mixed emotions from the public in response. He added however that there is still a long way to go before the Irish people feel justice has been served on all those culpable in the Irish banking crisis.Deputy Doherty said: “There will be mixed emotions to the two verdicts last night and today from the Irish people. “Though Judge Nolan quite correctly pointed out that these men were facing technical charges and weren’t answering for the problems of the entire banking system, many people just saw this as a trial of the former bankers who contributed to the crash.“We are still waiting for justice to be served on all those culpable in the Irish banking crisis.“The failures in Irish banks, the reckless loans availed of by developers, combined with the policies of Fianna Fail, have caused great long term economic suffering for the Irish people.“Austerity budgets, unsustainable debt to GDP level, emigration, poverty, unemployment and repossessions have been the sentence handed out to ordinary people.“Meanwhile, those responsible for the crisis haven’t been held fully to account and the Irish public know that.”JUSTICE NOT SERVED ON ALL THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR BANKING CRISIS – DOHERTY was last modified: April 17th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more