The Spaniard looks set to finally complete a loan move to the Emirates (Picture: Getty)Arsenal boss Unai Emery has reiterated that he sees incoming signing Denis Suarez as a winger though does not know how close the deal is to being officially announced.The Gunners finally made a breakthrough in talks to sign Suarez on loan when Barca agreed to let the 25-year-old leave without a compulsory purchase option, with the Spaniard agreeing to extend his contract before leaving to preserve his value.Barca boss Ernesto Valverde effectively confirmed Suarez’s move earlier on Tuesday, and now Emery has discussed what he might bring to Arsenal. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 29 Jan 2019 10:42 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link778Shares Suarez played under Emery at Sevilla, where he was used mainly as a winger (Getty)Arsenal are expected to pay a loan fee of around £2million to bring Suarez in and will have the option to make the deal permanent if he impresses.Suarez enjoyed a breakout season under Emery at Sevilla in the 2014-15 campaign, winning the Europa League, and has been desperate to get his career back on track after making just two sub appearances in La Liga this season.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 Unai Emery explains what Denis Suarez will bring to Arsenal Emery watched as his side picked up a 2-1 win at the Emirates (Picture: Getty)‘Generally speaking, we need wingers,’ said Emery after his side’s 2-1 win against Cardiff. ‘And if you have a player like Denis, I know him because he played for me at Sevilla. His quality is this.’AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTOn how he will adapt to the Premier League, he continued: ‘I don’t know now. If he can come, it’s a challenge for him and it’s also to help us.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‘There’s no change in my idea, I think the same. If some players can come here to help us, they will come.‘The latest news? I don’t know. Today all my focus has been on this match. I’ve not spoken with anyone at the club who is working on that.‘Maybe tonight or tomorrow, I will speak about the latest news. My idea is the same: if we can sign one player to help us, it’s good for us.’ Comment Advertisement
IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock national and Big Daddy Race Cars Northern Region rookie of the year Lance Mielke. At right is IMCA President Brett Root. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography)NORFOLK, Neb. – IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock national and Big Daddy Race Cars Northern Region rookie of the year awards were the ultimate goals this season for Lance Mielke.The five feature wins he collected during the season in addition to those rookie honors were a bonus.Mielke, from Norfolk, Neb., followed in the tire tracks of older brother TeJay in earning national and regional rookie of the year awards (in 2014) and even did so in the same Big Daddy car.“We first thought about it at the end of last season,” said Mielke, who had totaled 16 feature wins in three Mach-1 Sport Compact campaigns. “It came back to mind at the beginning of this season and we dedicated everything to running for rookie of the year.”He got his first feature win in the class on May 25 at U.S. 30 Speedway, where he went on to finish second in the point race.“Going into the year, I thought I might get one or two wins. I never thought I’d get five, especially with the competition we have in our area,” Mielke said. “The first one was special but so were all the rest.Mielke was third in the standings at Off Road Speedway and seventh at Boone County Raceway.“The handling and the speed were the biggest differences between a Sport Compact and the Hobby Stock,” he noted. “We were able to finish in the top five pretty consistently. To be able to run with guys who have been in this class for 5-10 years was unreal.”Starts-52Wins-5Additional Top Fives-20 HIS CREW: Parent Kelly and Trista, brother TeJay, girlfriend Jule Haller and friends Tanner Uehling, Jordan Uehling and Wyatt Lehman.HIS SPONSORS: Red Bull Auto Sales, Outback Motorsports, Subway, Westown Custom Vinyl and Kuchar Chiropractic, all of Norfolk.
City are yet to win on the road in the Barclays Premier League this season, having lost at Cardiff and Aston Villa and drawn at Stoke. They are only three points off the top of the table but Pellegrini concedes the away results are a concern. He dismisses that and feels the team need to work on their vulnerabilities, particularly defensively, and especially with captain Vincent Kompany out injured. He said: “What happened at Cardiff and Aston Villa was not because we were not prepared for the atmosphere. “There were a lot of important reasons why we couldn’t win – but I think we played very well against Aston Villa. “We must address a lot of unnecessary mistakes, unnecessary fouls, our concentration at set-pieces, and continue playing the way we have been doing until now. “If we see the statistics of the games we played away, of course we must be worried because Villa scored three goals and Cardiff scored three goals. “It is a thing we must improve, not only with Vincent Kompany. We must improve the performance of all of our defending as a team.” Key defender Kompany misses the trip to Upton Park with a groin injury sustained in the victory over Everton a fortnight ago. Recent reports had suggested he could return this weekend but Pellegrini will not risk him despite his good progress. He said: “Vincent is working hard. He is not ready to play but I hope next week he will be.” Fellow central defender Martin Demichelis, who has not featured since his August signing due to a knee injury, is also nearing fitness but will not play at West Ham. Pellegrini said: “Demichelis played, last Wednesday, 45 minutes for the under-21s. “I think he is in the shape as Kompany. I hope that next week both of them could be fit.” West Ham gave warning of their ability with an impressive win over Tottenham in their last game. Pellegrini expects a tough challenge from Sam Allardyce’s men and will not be taking them lightly. He said: “I can’t know what he will do but maybe he will try to play exactly the same way Aston Villa played against us, waiting with nine or 10 players defending and try to counter-attack. “That is how they normally play. They are a very strong team and a very dangerous team. We are aware of that.” The arrival of Pellegrini in the summer changed the atmosphere at the Etihad Stadium after the fraught final days of Roberto Mancini’s reign. Yet the Chilean, speaking at his latest press conference, would not be drawn on a fresh report claiming he eased tensions by lifting some unusual Mancini-imposed dressing room rules. It is claimed the superstitious Mancini forbade players from playing music before or after games, banned the colour purple in clothing and insisted on team meetings at odd-numbered times. But Pellegrini said: “I am not comparing now (to) what happened in the past. “I just manage the group of players the way I think it is the best. “It is not the only way, there are a lot of different ways to do it. This is my way. “I just talked to players at the beginning to tell them the way I like them to work in the week, what they can do and can’t do. “I have a lot of trust in all of them.” Pellegrini said: “Of course we are worried about that. “I think we deserve more points away, the way we are playing, but the reality says we have one point from nine so we need to win.” City face a test of their resolve with four successive away games across three competitions in the next fortnight. They travel to West Ham this weekend before heading out to Russia for a Champions League tie at CSKA Moscow. A trip to Chelsea follows a week on Sunday and City then visit Newcastle in the Capital One Cup. Pellegrini said: “Now we play four games in a row away so it is the best moment, first to win away against West Ham and then to repeat the triumph we had against Plzen in the Champions League. “It is very important for us to get three points more.” It has been suggested Pellegrini – new to the Premier League this season – has been taken aback by the manner in which perceived inferior opponents have attacked his side. Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini admits his team’s away form is not acceptable. Press Association