Dele Alli is also sidelined (Picture: Getty Images)Dele Alli is also out, but is someway behind Kane in his recovery, still expected to return in March rather than any earlier.Alli could still return for the North London Derby against Arsenal on 2 March, however.Before then, Spurs travel to Burnley on 23 February and then go to Chelsea on Wednesday 27 February.MORE: Jurgen Klopp names which competition Liverpool fans want to win the mostMORE: Andreas Christensen reveals Chelsea’s hierarchy convinced him to stay during January transfer window Kane could be back this weekend (Picture: Getty Images)‘He’s doing well. He’s doing fantastic,’ said Pochettino. ‘We have to stop him every day, because he wants to be ahead of his recovery and he’s very optimistic and his determination to play as soon as possible is unbelievable.’AdvertisementAdvertisement‘If you see him, he’s nearly ready to play, but we need to be realistic too. I think he’s so close to come back again, not for Sunday and not for Wednesday, but we’ll see after.’Tottenham didn’t need Kane in either the Leicester or the following Borussia Dortmund match, winning both and scoring three times in each.However, with Premier League fixtures against Chelsea and Arsenal in the coming weeks, Pochettino will be desperate to get his first-choice striker back. Comment Phil HaighMonday 18 Feb 2019 3:36 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Harry Kane is not far from a return to fitness (Picture: Getty Images)Harry Kane has been out for just over a month but he is getting very close to a return to fitness with Tottenham Hotspur.The England captain damaged his ankle ligaments against Manchester United on 13 January, and the initial prognosis was that he would be out until March.Rio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starHowever, he appears to have shown impressive powers of recovery and could be back on the field as soon as this weekend.Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino gave an update before Tottenham’s last Premier League game against Leicester, suggesting Kane could be back for the trip to Burnley this weekend.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement When is Harry Kane back from injury? Tottenham striker is nearing a return Advertisement
Comment Nicolas Pepe is valued at £72m (Picture: Getty)The agent of Lille star Nicolas Pepe is urging his client to reject a move to Napoli or Liverpool in favour of a transfer to Arsenal this summer.Napoli agreed a deal of around €80m (£72m) with Lille earlier this week and the agreement was confirmed by the French club.However, Lille’s president also confirmed that three other clubs had reached an agreement for Pepe and one of those is believed to be Arsenal.Pepe is expected to return to training this week, where he’ll analyse his options to make a decision on his future.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterFriday 26 Jul 2019 11:32 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.5kShares Nicolas Pepe’s agent urges Lille star to make Arsenal transfer after agreeing financial package Lille have accepted four offers for Pepe (Picture: Getty)Napoli had been expected to win the race for his signature but Gianluca Di Marzio claims Pepe’s agent is urging him to join Arsenal because the Gunners are offering more ‘commission’.AdvertisementAdvertisementSigning Pepe would be a considerable coup for Arsenal given they’re unable to offer Champions League football this term and it would go some way to softening the blow of missing out on Wilfried Zaha.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 ArsenalPepe scored 22 goals in Ligue 1 last season – a tally that only Kylian Mbappe managed to better throughout the league.Arsenal completed deals for Dani Ceballos and William Saliba on Thursday, and have quashed persistent reports throughout the summer that Unai Emery has been handed a transfer budget of just £45m.Pepe, an Ivory Coast international, is due to return to training next week after being given time off following the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.MORE: Manchester United in talks with Juventus over sensational swap deal involving Romelu Lukaku and Paulo Dybala Advertisement Advertisement
Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 26 Oct 2019 12:38 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link10kShares Comment The German was again left out of the Arsenal squad on Thursday evening (Picture: Getty)Mesut Ozil is ready to try and wait out his Arsenal exile rather than seek a transfer away, with the German reportedly of the belief that he can out-last Unai Emery at the club.The World Cup winner has only made one appearance this season, in a 2-2 draw against Watford, and has been left out of Arsenal’s last five matchday squads entirely.It has been suggested that Emery has been unimpressed by Ozil’s work rate and performance level in training, though the Spanish coach has so far opted not to explain his decision. Ozil only has two appearances in all competitions for Arsenal this season (Picture: Getty)Asked if he would be leaving Arsenal, Ozil told The Athletic earlier this month: ‘No. I have a contract until the summer of 2021 and I will be staying until then.‘When I signed the new deal, I thought about it very carefully and said it was one of the most important decisions of my footballing career. I didn’t want to stay for just one or two more years, I wanted to commit my future to Arsenal and the club wanted me to do the same.‘You can go through difficult times, like this, but that is no reason to run away and I’m not going to. I’m here until at least 2021.’MORE: Mesut Ozil sends message to Arsenal fans after latest Unai Emery snubMore: 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 Arsenal Advertisement Mesut Ozil ready to snub transfer and try to out-last Unai Emery at Arsenal Things looked a little tense between Emery and Ozil in training this week (Picture: Getty)Asked by Sky Sports why he is not selecting Ozil, Emery responded bluntly: ‘I think this is not the moment to speak about him.’AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTWith Ozil out of the squad, Arsenal have struggled to create chances and look blunt in attack, with a string of poor displays creating huge question marks over Emery’s future.And according to Bleacher Report, Ozil is prepared to ‘bide his time’ and see whether Emery looks likely to be given a third season at the Emirates before making a decision on his own future.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 CityOzil is said to be ‘perplexed’ at the way he has been frozen out and there is a suggestion that the Gunners are trying to force out their highest earner, but he feels there is a chance Emery will be gone before he is.The 31-year-old, who takes home around £350,000-a-week, is still enjoying playing for Arsenal and recognises that there are few options available to him should he look to leave. Advertisement
Hector Bellerin identifies where Arsenal need to improve under Mikel Arteta Arsenal are training in Dubai ahead of their clash with Newcastle (Picture: Getty)‘When you see that you’re playing better and controlling games better, the goals are something that’s going to come. I’m sure you’re going to see that very quickly.‘For us, the promise is that we’re trying to get better every single day.‘When a different coach comes, there are different things that you’re being asked to do.‘The most important thing is to get things right and I think with the coaching that we’re getting and the tactical advice, if we do the things that they’re asking us to do we’re going to be successful.’ Advertisement Hector Bellerin claims Arsenal could be ‘more effiecient’ in front goal (Picture: Getty)Hector Bellerin says Mikel Arteta has already made a ‘big change’ but Arsenal still need to be more ‘efficient’ in front of goal.Arteta will have been desperate to transform Arsenal’s fortunes after replacing Unai Emery as head coach at the Emirates back in December, but the Spaniard has overseen just three wins from his opening nine matches in charge of the club.The Gunners’ dismal start to the season sees them languishing down in tenth place in the Premier League and only Sheffield United have scored fewer goals (28) than Arteta’s men (32) in the top half of the table.AdvertisementAdvertisementPierre-Emerick Aubameyang is far and away Arsenal’s leading scorer in the English top flight with 14 goals, while Alexandre Lacazette (Arsenal’s next best goalscorer) has found the net on just five occasions since the start of the campaign.ADVERTISEMENT Aubameyang has scored 14 of Arsenal’s 32 goals in the Premier League this term (Picture: Getty)Bellerin admits Arsenal’s attacking players need to start chipping in with more goals to ease the pressure on Aubameyang – and the right-back is confident this will happen under their new manager.‘Mikel has always been very tactical in his work and in his whole life, he’s very professional with very clear ideas,’ Bellerin told Arsenal’s official website.‘It’s very early doors in time. [Mikel] has a new philosophy and the way he has implemented it in the last few games that we’ve played, there’s been a big change.‘I think sometimes we need to be a bit more efficient in front of goal [but] that’s also something that comes with confidence. Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 11 Feb 2020 12:49 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link8.6kShares Advertisement Comment Ozil is enjoying life under new manager Arteta (Picture: Getty)Mesut Ozil believes the Arsenal’s dressing room is a much ‘happier’ place since Arteta took over the reins from Emery.‘As a team, we are much happier and everyone wants to give everything for this club, the German said.‘Especially tactically we improve a lot and I hope in the future we will be more successful.’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 CityArsenal striker Lacazette added: ‘We are more together now.‘The way we think as well on the pitch and outside the pitch.‘Tactically we are better and we’re going to see a big improvement in the next few weeks.’MORE: Arsenal set to agree deal to sign defensive midfielder Pape Gueye
Saka’s perfect pass created Alexandre Lacazette’s decisive goal (Picture: Getty)‘Ryan Giggs used to give those passes, Dennis Bergkamp, Paul Scholes,’ said Van Persie on BT Sport after the game.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘This is like ordering your striker to move into the danger zone. It’s actually world-class. Really, really good.‘This is not simple. This is very good, world-class. He makes it look easy but this pass, like I said, only the great players can give those passes.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 Arsenal‘Most crosses there would be kicked away by the defender and would be shot too high or too low with no idea.‘But this is a pass with an idea. This is a pass with a message, and that is what you want from your players.’ Metro Sport ReporterThursday 20 Feb 2020 10:32 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.8kShares Alex Lacazette strikes to put Arsenal ahead vs Olympiacos…Away goal bagged ð¥¶ pic.twitter.com/hEcB8Oq1Wl— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 20, 2020 Advertisement Robin van Persie compares ‘world-class’ Bukayo Saka to Arsenal and Manchester United legends Advertisement Comment He continued: ‘He’s really taking his chance, and that’s nice to see from a young kid to really grab his chance and play for his future.‘And he’s doing it so well. It’s so nice to see.’Martin Keown added: ‘It’s fortunate he’s even in the team and boy he’s really taken that. Sead Kolasinac now is sitting on the bench having to watch and sort of suck it up. And that’s what you need, you take your chance and make your mark.’MORE: Arsenal invincible Robert Pires raves about ‘revelation’ Gabriel MartinelliMORE: Arsenal risk losing Bukayo Saka as contract talks hit new stumbling block The teenager gave another impressive display out of position at left-back (Picture: Getty)Robin van Persie has praised Arsenal starlet Bukayo Saka’s performance against Olympiacos in the Europa League and compared him to a trio of Manchester United and Gunners legends.The teenager, who has enjoyed a breakout campaign, assisted the only goal of the game in Arsenal’s 1-0 win in Greece on Thursday night, whipping an inch-perfect cross into the box for Alexandre Lacazette.Incredibly, that was Saka’s ninth assist of the season in all competitions and Van Persie was gushing about his vision, likening the youngster to some of the Premier League’s best ever players.
Comment Arsenal in talks to sign Axel Disasi as Mikel Arteta steps up search for defender Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 15 Apr 2020 2:21 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.2kShares Advertisement Advertisement A number of top clubs have been monitoring the young Frenchman (Picture: Getty)L’Equipe claims Arsenal are ‘keeping in direct contact’ with Disasi’s entourage and Ligue 2 outfit Reims over a move for the 22-year-old centre-back.AdvertisementAdvertisementHowever, the report claims Arsenal are likely to come up against stiff competition for Disasi’s signature with top clubs from around Europe keeping close tabs on the Frenchman.Reims have confirmed that Disasi can leave for the right price ahead of the 2020/21 campaign. It’s understood an offer of €20million (£17.5m) would be enough to land the highly-rated youngster. Arteta is on the hunt for reinforcements at centre-back (Picture: Getty)Last week, Arsenal manager Arteta reassured supporters that he had multiple transfer plans up his sleeve after the coronavirus pandemic halted the Premier League season. ‘I’m planning two or three different scenarios that we can face,’ the Spaniard told Sky Sports.‘Depending on one of those three, we will be able to do more, less or nothing.‘We have to react daily. We don’t know what the financial situation is going to be, we don’t know the rules, the timing, the window. ‘There are so many things we cannot control at the moment.’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 ArsenalHe added: ‘I went through a lot when I got here… I had eight or 10 players injured, and there were a lot of issues to deal with. The connection between fans, players and club was in a difficult state at that moment. ‘We had to change that energy, the belief and the commitment from the players. ‘I was very pleased because everyone was on board with what we were doing. ‘We started to win three or four games in a row and there was a much more positive mindset around the place.’MORE: The potential stumbling block in Arsenal’s transfer move for Jonathan TahMORE: Gary Neville reveals Man Utd would always try to ‘wind up’ Arsenal legends Thierry Henry and Robert Pires Arsenal have been in talks to sign Reims centre-half Axel Disasi (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are in negotiations to sign Axel Disasi from Reims in the summer transfer window, according to reports in France. The Gunners have already wrapped up a deal for Saint Etienne’s William Saliba but Mikel Arteta has made it clear to the board that he’s keen for another top-class central defender to follow the young Frenchman to the Emirates.Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano and Bayer Leverkusen’s Jonathan Tah are both firmly on Arsenal’s radar as the north London giants scour the market for potential reinforcements and a new name has emerged as a target. Read the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveADVERTISEMENT
Comment Advertisement Wenger was forced out the door at the Emirates (Picture: Getty Images)Arsene Wenger has opened up on his Arsenal exit, admitting he wanted to see out the remaining year of his contract, but the club thought otherwise.In a spell spanning over two decades, Wenger led the Gunners to three league titles and seven FA Cups, but in 2018, the Frenchman left the club he held so close to his heart.Wenger’s earlier years were his most successful, with his Invincibles side of 2003/04 remaining the only Premier League team to go a whole season without losing a single league game. ‘I would have respected my contract’ – Arsene Wenger opens up on Arsenal exit Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterFriday 2 Oct 2020 7:07 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.3kShares Wenger said goodbye to Arsenal after 22 years (Picture: Getty Images)Their Champions League final loss in 2006 at the hands of Barcelona was the beginning of Arsenal’s downturn in fortunes, as Wenger’s Invincible team slowly broke up and finances tightened by their move to the Emirates Stadium in the same year as their European heartbreak.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTA section of Arsenal fans began to turn on the manager and he eventually jumped before he was pushed, announcing his departure from the club in April 2018.In a wide-ranging interview with The Times, Wenger admitted if it was down to him, he would have seen out his contract, but also conceded that his 22-year spell at the club may have gone on for too long.‘I would have respected my contract,’ he said. ‘The club thought it was better I stopped. 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 Arsenal‘I’d always lived with the idea that could happen. The supporters were not happy any more. Some of them. ‘You can understand that, at some stage, 22 years, people want a change.‘Maybe I stayed too long. I don’t know. But I was committed like on the first day. I think I guided the club through the most difficult period in a very successful way. ‘At some stage people say you’re too old, but they don’t really look at what you do. I served the club as much as I could.’MORE: Mikel Arteta explains how Mesut Ozil can force his way back into the Arsenal teamMORE: Europa League draw: Arsenal, Tottenham, Leicester, Celtic and Rangers learn their fateFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page
Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 7 Oct 2020 10:19 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.2kShares Ozil’s chances of playing time are limited (Picture: Getty)However, Ozil has been left out of Arsenal’s squad and his future at the club appears to be over.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTOzil participated in first team training this week but Arteta clearly doesn’t see the midfielder forming a part of the club’s future.The former Real Madrid man has a year to run on his contract at the club and he’s repeatedly insisted he intends to see out his deal at the club.However, Ozil could reconsider that stance now that his chances of playing this season appear limited.Sokratis, the Greek defender, has also been left out of the squad after Arsenal failed to sell him on deadline day to Roma.MORE: Penarol reveal Manchester United want Facundo Pellistri in the first team immediately Mesut Ozil left out of Arsenal’s Europa League squad by Mikel Arteta Advertisement Mesut Ozil has a year to run on his deal at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Mesut Ozil’s days at Arsenal appear over after the midfielder was left out of the Gunners’ Europa League squad by manager Mikel Arteta.The German has been frozen out at the club since football’s return in July but the Europa League represented an opportunity for him to stake his claim for a place in the first team squad.Ozil is Arsenal’s top earner on £350,000-a-week but he hasn’t featured for the club since March and the club were keen to offload him in the transfer window.Given the playmaker failed to receive a suitable offer, Arteta had been expected to reintegrate Ozil in some capacity and the Europa League was seen as the perfect opportunity – even if it was just a means of putting him in the shop window. Comment
Governor Tom Wolf on Coming Together to Combat Addiction SHARE TWEET October 21, 2016 By: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Substance Use Disorder, The Blog, Videos Together, we have taken important steps to stop this crisis in Pennsylvania. But we have more to do.In order to stem the tide of opioid abuse and make progress for those suffering from the disease of addiction and their loved ones, we must work quickly and efficiently to pass bills to send to Governor Wolf’s desk.During his joint address, Governor Wolf said that he hopes to pass legislation that will strengthen the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, improve and increase education about opioid use disorder, limit opioid prescriptions to emergency room patients and minors, require insurance companies to cover abuse deterrent opioids, and establish a voluntary directive if they do not want to be prescribed opioids.Visit on.pa.gov/opioids to learn more about how the Wolf Administration is working to provide real solutions to save lives and help addicted individuals and their families get the treatment they need to live long, productive lives.