Mesut Ozil sends message to Mikel Arteta after being appointed new Arsenal head coach

first_img Read More by Metro Video Settings PLAY Comment Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Skip Ad / Skip Metro Sport ReporterFriday 20 Dec 2019 2:41 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.8kShares Read More Full Screen ADVERTISEMENT Mesut Ozil sends message to Mikel Arteta after being appointed new Arsenal head coach Read More SPONSORED Advertisement Read More The German appears eager to get back to work with his old teammate (Picture: Getty)Mesut Ozil has welcomed new Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta back to the club after his old teammate was appointed as the permanent successor to Unai Emery.Arsenal parted company with their former manager at the end of last month though results have hardly improved under interim boss Freddie Ljungberg, with the club currently on a run of one win in their last 14 matches in all competitions.Ozil was famously exiled from the squad under Emery, though was given more opportunities by Ljungberg. Top articles 1 min. story Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling 1/1 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE About Connatix V67539 Coming Next The German arrived at the Emirates a couple of years after captain Arteta, playing together for three seasons and winning two FA Cups together.AdvertisementAdvertisementAnd Ozil appears excited to get to work under his former teammate, who has served a three-and-a-half year apprenticeship at Manchester City under Pep Guardiola before taking over at Arsenal.‘Welcome back to the Arsenal family!’ posted Ozil on Instagram within minutes of the Gunners announcing the news, tagging his new gaffer and adding the ‘raising hands’ emoji.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 ArsenalThere had been suggestions that some of Arsenal’s senior players were wary of appointing a novice manager, but Ozil’s post appears to have put those rumours to bed.Arteta has signed a three-and-a-half year contract with the Gunners that will leave him in charge until 2023 and he is thrilled to be returning to his old stomping ground.‘This is a huge honour. Arsenal is one of the biggest clubs in the world,’ he told Arsenal’s website. ‘We need to be competing for the top trophies in the game and that’s been made very clear to me in my discussions with Stan and Josh Kroenke, and the senior people from the club.‘We all know there is a lot of work to be done to achieve that but I am confident we’ll do it. I’m realistic enough to know it won’t happen overnight but the current squad has plenty of talent and there is a great pipeline of young players coming through from the academy.’MORE: Josh Kroenke explains why Arsenal chose Mikel Arteta as new head coachMORE: Freddie Ljungberg in talks with Malmo ahead of Mikel Arteta’s return to ArsenalMore: 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 Read More Advertisementlast_img read more

Hornets’ Biyombo donates COVID-19 supplies to DR Congo

first_imgThe supplies include four containers filled with 10,000 face masks and 780 protective hazmat suits to help in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s battle against the worldwide new coronavirus, The Bismack Biyombo Foundation announced on Wednesday.“We have never experienced a crisis of this magnitude. Seeing my home country suffer in this capacity is devastating,” said Biyombo.“I’ve spent the last few weeks trying to figure out a way to help those suffering in the DRC. I am pleased to announce that The Bismack Biyombo Foundation delivered over 10,000 masks and 780 hazmat suits to the DRC this week.“Thank you to all of those who are at the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic.”Biyombo said it was important to get the much needed medical equipment there as quickly as possible because the DRC’s health system has been decimated in recent years by several other disease outbreaks including Ebola and Malaria which like COVID-19 are spread human-to-human.So far there have been 254 cases of the virus in the DRC with 21 deaths, according to the Baltimore, Maryland-based Johns Hopkins University.NBA star Bismack Biyombo is using his foundation to help his native DR Congo battle the deadly new coronavirusRead Also: NBA star Towns’ mother dies of Covid-19In 53 games with the Hornets this season, Biyombo has averaged a career-high 7.4 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. He has started 29 of those games and has been used in a variety of offensive and defensive rolesBiyombo will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Things That Actually Ruin Your PhoneTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World8 Addictive And Fun Coffee Facts20 Amazing Facts About The Daenerys Of The House Of TargaryenWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth? Loading… center_img Charlotte Hornets player Bismack Biyombo has donated $1 million in surgical masks and hazardous materials suits through his charity to his native DR Congo.Advertisementlast_img read more