Arsenal legend David Seaman questions Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang substitution

first_img Comment Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was brought on by Unai Emery against Standard Liege with Arsenal already 4-0 up (Picture: Getty)Arsenal legend David Seaman questioned the logic of Unai Emery introducing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as a late substitute against Standard Liege.The Gabon international has been in sensational goalscoring form this season, having registered eight goals in all competitions already.With Alexandre Lacazette injured, new signing Nicolas Pepe struggling to adapt following his £72million move from Lille and Eddie Nketiah out on loan, Aubameyang’s importance to Emery has never been greater. Advertisement Advertisement Gabriel Martinelli scored twice in Arsenal’s 4-0 win over Standard Liege (Picture: Getty)The 30-year-old appeared to have been handed a well-earned break after he was named among the replacements last night but was brought on with 11 minutes remaining and his side already 4-0 to the good.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Can anyone tell me why Aubameyang is on,’ former Arsenal goalkeeper Seaman wrote on Twitter.Arsenal are back in action on Sunday when they host Bournemouth in the Premier League, hoping to record a victory that would maintain their place in the top four heading into the international break.With youngster Gabriel Martinelli having score four goals in just two starts, Emery does at least appear to have another striking option at his disposal but the former Sevilla coach insists playing through the middle is not neccesserily the Brazilian’s best position.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 City‘Yes, he played in this position with us and in every training he showed us his hunger to be with us,’ said Emery.‘In pre-season he played in different positions, but above all he preferred playing on the left wing. But also he played as a right winger.center_img Arsenal legend David Seaman questions Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang substitution Metro Sport ReporterFriday 4 Oct 2019 10:51 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link7.2kShares Emery reflects on 4-0 win over Standard LiegeTo 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 6:03FullscreenEmery reflects on 4-0 win over Standard Liegehttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-reflects-4-0-win-standard-liege-2019524/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.‘I used him as a striker because in Brazil he played this position (centre forward).‘It’s not the best position for him, but the first thing in his mind is to help us and receive some minutes with us in the team. Tonight I think his performance and attitude was amazing.’Should Gabriel Martinelli start against Bournemouth?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Arsenal must ‘keep the ball better’, warns Unai EmeryMORE: Unai Emery reveals message to Gabriel Martinelli before Arsenal brace – but still doesn’t see him as a strikerlast_img read more

Griner, Delle Donne and Diggins dealt with bullies

first_imgby Doug FeinbergAP Basketball WriterNEW YORK (AP) — Before they were college basketball stars and the future of the WNBA, Brittney Griner, Skylar Diggins and Elena Delle Donne had something else in common: They were all bullied when they were kids.The top three picks in the WNBA draft talked to The Associated Press about a variety of topics last Wednesday, including how standing out in a crowd wasn’t always easy.“It was hard. Just being picked on for being different. Just being bigger, my sexuality, everything,” said the 6-foot-8 Griner, who acknowledged she is a lesbian. “I overcame it and got over it. Definitely something that I am very passionate about. I want to work with kids and bring recognition to the problem, especially with the LGBT community.”Delle Donne, who is 6-5, said she was also picked on when she was younger. Not just for her size, but also because of her older sister Lizzie, who is deaf, blind and has cerebral palsy.“Being way taller than the other girls, they’d make fun of me,” Delle Donne said. “Issues with my sister that you wouldn’t believe. People saying she looked like a monster. It was so hurtful.”Diggins said girls are cruel and would make fun of her for “whatever it was that day.”The Notre Dame star, who stands at a more pedestrian 5-foot-9, said she used to want to go back at those people who would verbally attack her, but really learned a lot from the way Griner has dealt with the negativity surrounding her.“I don’t think anyone has handled it better than Brittney,” Diggins said. “It’s great to see how she handles herself in this situation. People are cruel. She handles every situation with such class and it’s inspiring and she’s taught me some things about when people say bad things. She’s a poster child for how to handle criticism.”Delle Donne remembers first meeting Griner at an All-America ceremony.“We were all sitting there and no one was talking to each other and then Brittney comes bounding in and broke the ice with everyone just being herself.”The trio have become friends over the course of the season, tweeting and texting to each other.Griner joked they aren’t “getting together for movies or alligator tails in Waco,” but have developed a kinship. Rooting for each other over the course of the season and consoling when their college careers ended.“I hadn’t felt that way any other year,” Diggins said. “I’d see them play and go, ‘Wow, she got fouled. That’s not right.’”Griner admitted also cheering for the other two during the season.“People act like we shouldn’t root each other on,” the two-time AP Player of the Year said. “Why not? Why do I have to hope they fail, I want them to make it all the way. When we meet on the court we put aside friendship and then when the game’s over, we can joke around again.”Diggins has big plans for the trio and hopes they can play together in the 2016 Rio Olympics in a proposed 3-on-3 basketball event. Sure, the IOC Executive board first has to approve the event on Aug. 9, but to Diggins that’s just a formality.“Think about how much attention it would draw, the three of us playing together in the first one,” Diggins said. “It would be such a great honor. We would win. We would definitely win.”Follow Doug Feinberg on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/dougfeinberg BIG THREE–In this April 17 photo, from left, Phoenix Mercury’s Brittney Griner, Chicago Sky’s Elena Delle Donne and Tulsa Shock’s Skylar Diggins pose together following an interview with The Associated Press in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)last_img read more