Arsenal boss Unai Emery reveals he was with Javi Gracia when Watford sacked him

first_img James GraySunday 15 Sep 2019 10:46 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link201Shares Comment Advertisement Watford v Arsenal: Unai Emery press conferenceTo 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 10:54FullscreenWatford v Arsenal: Unai Emery press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/watford-v-arsenal-unai-emery-press-conference-2005254/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 remember it. Every coach, every player, every person in football remembers some things,’ Emery added. ‘I remember we drew 2-2 at home and we drew 0-0 away.‘In the last minute the referee did not give us an amazing penalty for the opportunity to win.‘In my way, everything that happened to me is something to learn from, for experience. Sometimes it’s positive, but also negative. I learned from it all.’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 Advertisement Unai Emery and Javi Gracia bumped into each other away from the touchline for once (Picture: Getty)Arsenal manager Unai Emery appears to have been mid-conversation with Javi Gracia when Watford sacked him.Gracia led Watford to an FA Cup final and their best league finish in more than three decades last season but has failed to win in the Premier League so far this term and the Hornets are bottom of the league with just one point.They will try to improve on that total when they host Arsenal today but they will do so under a new manager after Gracia was dismissed over the international break, coincidentally during a chance meeting with the boss who was preparing to face him.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘It’s amazing,’ said Emery.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‘I met him, we found each other last week in my town, in Hondarribia, when I was there with my family. I was walking and in front us was Javi Gracia.‘And in the moment we started speaking about our match, we finished it knowing he was sacked. It’s a good story, yes?’Gracia has been replaced by Quique Sanchez Flores, back for his second spell at Watford after leaving under a cloud in May 2016.The former Spain defender has also managed the likes of Valencia, Benfica and Getafe and has come up against Emery before, both in Spain and in England.When Sanchez Flores was Atletico Madrid boss, he took on the now-Arsenal manager in a Europa League quarter-final clash with Valencia in a game Emery has struggled to forget. Arsenal boss Unai Emery reveals he was with Javi Gracia when Watford sacked himlast_img read more

Ireland makes Stoke move permanent

first_img Midfielder Ireland has so far performed admirably at the Britannia Stadium, making 16 appearances under Hughes – including nine starts – and scoring three goals. It is the second time in their careers Ireland and Hughes have joined forces, as the 27-year-old played under the Welshman for 18 months from June 2008 to December 2009 at Man City. Speaking to the official club website, Hughes said: “Stephen is a talented footballer and has shown what he’s capable of since he joined us. “We’re delighted to have made his switch a permanent arrangement as it also gives us the opportunity to bring in another player on loan.” That player is Sweden Under-21 international Guidetti, who joined City at the age of 16 but whose progress since has been hampered by illness and injuries. It is Guidetti’s fourth loan spell away from City, playing previously for Swedish side Brommapojkarna, Burnley, and then Feyenoord in 2011-12 with whom he scored 20 goals in 23 league appearances. But with the likes of Sergio Aguero, Alvaro Negredo, Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic ahead of him in the pecking order at the Etihad Stadium, Guidetti has been unable to make any impression. The 21-year-old has now been handed by Hughes the Barclays Premier League opportunity he has long craved. Ireland joined Stoke on a season-long loan from Aston Villa earlier in the campaign, and following that he made no secret of his desire to make the move something more long-term. In signing Ireland permanently, Hughes has also been able to bring in Manchester City striker John Guidetti on loan for the remainder of the campaign. Stephen Ireland has turned his dream into reality after being handed a permanent deal by Stoke boss Mark Hughes.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

THREE DEGREES OF SUCCESS FOR NEW DONEGAL DOCTORS!

first_imgThere were smiles all ’round when three Donegal medical students officially became doctors this week.Dr Rhea O Regan, Fahan, Dr Ronan McLaughlin, Buncrana and Dr Briana Carney, Letterkenny, received their medical degrees from Queens University, Belfast.Congrats to all! THREE DEGREES OF SUCCESS FOR NEW DONEGAL DOCTORS! was last modified: July 10th, 2014 by StephenShare 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) Tags:Briana CarneydoctorsdonegalReah O’ReganRONAN MCLAUGHLINlast_img read more