Torriera has had more of a bit-part role for Arsenal this season (Picture: Getty)According to Calciomercato, the current uncertainty over his place in the team, coupled with Arsenal’s poor form, could see Torreira leave the club.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe 23-year-old is aware of interest from AC Milan and has already made it clear to Arsenal that he wants them to consider any offers.Intriguingly, Milan had been linked with a move for Torreira’s teammate Xhaka following his bust-up with supporters, but it is the Uruguayan they really want.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 ArsenalThe Rossoneri were linked with Torreira in the summer when his old Sampdoria manager Marco Giampaolo was in charge, and that interest has not diluted since Stefano Pioli took over.Torreira has started both of Arsenal’s Premier League matches since Xhaka clashed with fans – against Wolves and Leicester – though was subbed off both times, and he spoke about his situation last month.‘I don’t know whether I’d say it’s frustrating,’ Torreira told reporters about his recent slip down the pecking order. Torreira was affected by Xhaka’s clash with supporters against Crystal Palace (Picture: Getty)‘All players want to play, they obviously want to be in the starting XI – that’s completely normal. But that’s not something that depends on me. It’s down to the coach to make those decisions and really I have to respect that. Right now it’s about not giving up.‘You have to continue working hard and whether I’m playing in the starting XI or from the bench I want to give my all for the team. That’s the kind of player I am. I like to give 100 per cent for the shirt to help my teammates and to give the fans something to cheer about.’MORE: Patrick Vieira backs Granit Xhaka to play again for Arsenal and slams his criticsMORE: Arsenal dressing room have concerns over Unai Emery’s decision to make Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang captainMore: 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 The Uruguayan is open to leaving north London when the window reopens (Picture: Getty)Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira is unsettled at the club and has reportedly asked Gunners bosses to consider any transfer offers for him when the window reopens.The Uruguayan has only started four Premier League matches this season – with Arsenal winning none of those matches – and has routinely been left out of the side in favour of the likes of Granit Xhaka, Matteo Guendouzi and Dani Ceballos.There have been calls from Arsenal fans for Unai Emery to give Torreira a bigger role in the side, while the manager has been tinkering with his position and using him further forward than usual. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 13 Nov 2019 12:35 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link911Shares Comment Lucas Torreira unsettled at Arsenal and wants club to listen to transfer offers Advertisement
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres According to the U.N., 129 countries hadpaid $1.99 billion in dues for the U.N.’s 2019 operating budget by Tuesday. Itsaid $1.386 billion is owed for this year. (AP) NEW YORK – Secretary-General AntonioGuterres warned Tuesday that the United Nations is facing its “worst cashcrisis” in nearly a decade because 64 of its 193 members have not paid theirannual dues — including the United States, its largest contributor. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric saidthe secretary-general has written to all members saying “the organization runsthe risk of depleting its liquidity reserves by the end of the month anddefaulting on payments to staff and vendors.” By the end of September, Dujarric said,member states had paid only 70% of the total assessment for the regular budget,compared with 78% at the same time last year.
Noel Meade has kept the winners ticking along recently and the County Meath handler put another on the scoreboard when Wildebeest won as he liked in the Nobber Maiden Hurdle. Paul Carberry rode a typically patient race, creeping into contention on the 11-4 joint-favourite and allowing Sizing Titanium to jump the final flight upsides before sauntering past on the run-in to score by a very easy two lengths in the testing conditions. Meade said: “He worked last Tuesday with the horse that won yesterday (Heck Thomas) and I was thinking either the other horse worked badly or he worked exceptionally well. He’s a chaser for next year. He’s a big horse by Oscar and could make a nice one.” Sam Red was an emphatic winner of the Racing 15th March Maiden Hurdle, though the manner of the victory was different as he cleared right away after giving punters a scare with a stumble following a clumsy leap at the last. Alan Fleming’s evens favourite had the race in the bag at that stage and he soon recovered to pass the post 26 lengths ahead in the hands of Adrian Heskin. David Mullins is making a name for himself and the claimer gave Mine Now a confident ride to win the Garlow Cross Handicap Hurdle, making smooth progress to take over from Lion Na Bearnai going to the last and driving Peter Fahey’s 3-1 joint-favourite four and three-quarter lengths clear. The seven-year-old chased home the likes of Apache Stronghold, Briar Hill, Faugheen and Vautour as a novice hurdler last season and was third behind The Tullow Tank on his fencing bow at Fairyhouse in November. After pulling up at Punchestown a couple of weeks later, Azorian reverted to the smaller obstacles when third at Clonmel last month, and he was a 4-6 favourite back over fences in the Follow Navan On Facebook Beginners Chase. Press Association Sent straight to the lead by Bryan Cooper, his round of jumping was not quite error-free, but ultimately he had plenty in the locker and came home eight lengths clear of Big Kern, who was the only rival able to throw down a challenge in the closing stages. Griffin said: “It’s nice to have him back on a winning track. He’s been a bit frustrating after showing a lot of promise early on. He’s had breathing problems and has had a lot of operations. He could keep going during the summer as long as the ground isn’t quick.” Cooper went on to complete a double on the afternoon, steering the Tony Martin-trained No Secrets to victory in the Newgrange Veterans Handicap Chase after leading for most of the way. A winner for Warren Greatrex and David Pipe in Britain, No Secrets was a 4-1 shot on his first start for his new trainer following a long lay-off and got the better of Letter Of Credit by three-quarters of a length after the runner-up made a hash of the final fence. Hot favourite Glenquest looked likely to triumph between the final two fences, but faded quickly. Martin said: “I have a few nice horses for Malcolm Denmark. He has a lot of interest in Ireland and has bought a few nice horses. I’ve known Malcolm for a long time, since the days of Monsignor. He offered me a job at that time and we’ve been good friends since. We’re looking for another Monsignor!” Martin also landed the bumper when the JP McManus-owned Anibale Fly (5-4 favourite), ridden by Donagh Meyler, caught long-time leader Robin Of Locksley in the final furlong and forged six and a half lengths clear. It completed a double for the owner, whose second colours were carried to victory by Jody McGarvey on The Parishioner (11-1) in the Dunsany Handicap Chase for trainer John Kiely. Trainer Eoin Griffin is keeping his fingers crossed Azorian has turned a corner after the highly tried gelding gained an overdue success at Navan.
Authorities of the Liberia National Police (LNP) yesterday launched what they called a tactical operation, code name “Operation Guardian Angel.” According to an LNP release, the operation is intended to address the high incidence of criminal activities during the holiday celebrations.The LNP calls on the public to cooperate with the police by reporting any suspected criminal activities in their communities. Operation Guardian Angel commenced on December 1 and will be active up to January 15, 2017. It will entail the deployment of police officers at strategic intersections and other places to provide assistance to the physically challenged, pregnant women, and the elderly who will be crossing major roads. The presence of police officers will also serve as a deterrent to criminals, who may want to inflict harm on peaceful individuals.“The operation will also address the problem of traffic congestion and conduct surveillance, detection and deterrence patrols including possible arrests of violators in commercial centers,” the release said.The release quotes the Police Director Gregory Coleman as saying that Operation Guardian Angel is intended to provide an enabling and safe environment for every resident and stranger entering the country through an effective, efficient, and professional police service delivery.Coleman said modern policing is concentrated on service delivery. He called on police officers to adapt to the new trend of policing if they want the police to win the confidence of the Liberian people.He assured the public of police preparedness to provide the required security services as the country approaches the 2017 presidential and legislative elections.Director Coleman has warned LNP officers to adhere to the principals of democratic policing, discipline, excellence and to avoid getting entangled in corrupt practices. He maintained that police officers are to demonstrate professionalism that reinforces their commitment to democratic values, respect for human rights and a non- partisan approach to duty.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)