Mikel Arteta sends warning to Arsenal players ahead of FA Cup clash with Leeds United

first_imgArsenal face Leeds in the third round of the FA Cup (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta has warned his Arsenal players that they must start feeding off the energy from their supporters to ‘create more fear’ for opposition teams ahead of the side’s FA Cup clash with Leeds United.After their unsuccessful defence of the trophy last season, the Gunners will be desperate to book their place in the fourth round of the competition.On Wednesday evening, Arteta got his first taste of victory as Arsenal head coach as the north London giants beat Manchester United in convincing fashion.The atmosphere inside the Emirates was electric that night and the Spaniard hopes to make the stadium a fortress during his tenure at the club.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterSunday 5 Jan 2020 11:49 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.5kShares Advertisement Advertisement Mikel Arteta sends warning to Arsenal players ahead of FA Cup clash with Leeds Unitedcenter_img Arteta’s side play host to Leeds United on Monday night (Picture: Getty)‘When you take the fans to Wembley they are all proud of you. It’s a special day for everyone, they all travel with their families looking for success,’ Arteta said.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘The history of this club means they are used to winning trophies and when you do that it generates something special.‘So if we can get connected with the fan-base again, that will be a powerful weapon.‘It’s in our own hands. If we can give the supporters what they want, I am sure they will give us even more.‘When we know the fans are behind us, we have to pinch the players to react to them and use them to have a better performance and create more fear for the opponent.’ Comment Arsenal will be bursting with confidence after their win over United (Picture: Getty)He added: ‘When I arrived here we were trying to win the Premier League but didn’t quite have the level to compete for the title every year.‘So the cup competitions became very important and after eight years without winning absolutely anything it was a massive relief when we lifted the Cup in 2014.‘That success generated a really good belief and unity around our team and helped that group of players to achieve more trophies.‘Winning always brings togetherness and when you have beautiful experiences together and you win trophies those shared memories stay within the group.‘You like the people you work with more and you believe more in your team. You become addicts to winning and that’s what we have to try to implement at this club again.’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 CityPierre-Emerick Aubameyang continues to skipper Arsenal after Granit Xhaka was stripped of the armband and Arteta has refused to confirm whether or not the Swiss will captain the club again.‘I don’t know, time will tell that,’ he said.‘Now he’s happy to stay here, he’s completely committed and that’s a big plus today.’MORE: Jurgen Klopp provides James Milner injury update after Liverpool beat Evertonlast_img read more

HISTORY MADE AS CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS BOARD AT KILLYBEGS FOR FIRST TIME

first_imgPassengers get on board the cruiser in Killybegs today.Another first for Killybegs today as passengers boarded a cruise ship in the port to begin their holiday on the ocean waves.This was the first time Killybegs Harbour has been used by a major cruise line as a point of embarkation.Eleven passengers, in all, went aboard the Fred Olson ship, “Black Watch”, which then set sail on a 14-day round trip to Canada and back. The vessel began its journey from Liverpool two days earlier.Among the first to board at Killybegs were Martyn Smith and his wife, Rachel, originally from Essex but now living in Tallanstown, Co Louth. Martyn, who is RNLI operations manager for Ireland, is no stranger to Killybegs and the north west.The couple are taking the cruise as a delayed 25th wedding anniversary celebration and hope to visit relatives in Canada.“We didn’t want to fly so I Googled cruises leaving Ireland and this came up”, he explained. “We just said why not.”Along with others going aboard the “Black Watch”, Martyn and Rachel spent the previous night in the Tara Hotel to await the arrival of the ship at 2.30 on Saturday. Another passanger boarding at Killybegs was Dubliner, Dermot Milner. And it wasn’t his first time in Killybegs either. “I used to go angling so I know Killybegs quite well”, he said.He spotted the offer in an advertisement by his travel agent, John Galligan, in Sandyford. “I travelled with Saga Lines before”, he said. “It’s handy having everything arranged.” On that cruise, he departed from Dublin and returned to Belfast.“I visited the Western Isles of Scotland and up to Norway. I like to stick to the North Atlantic”, he explained.Another happy couple going aboard were bus driver, Michael O’Boyle and wife, Margaret, from Galway. “We had been on a few Fred Olsen cruises with James McGinley Travel”, said. “We thought this would be a good one.”The cruise left Killybegs for St. John’s, the capital of Newfoundland, Canada, and was also scheduled to visit the island of St. Pierre et Miquelon, described as “the last remnant of France’s once large territory on that continent”, along with Sydney, Nova Scotia, and the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Red Bay, Labrador, before returning to Belfast. HISTORY MADE AS CRUISE SHIP PASSENGERS BOARD AT KILLYBEGS FOR FIRST TIME was last modified: August 15th, 2015 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:cruiserdonegalKillybegslast_img read more

Athens rents plummet

first_imgReflecting the overall shrunken state of the Greek economy, rents for small, old Athenian apartments of up to 60 square meters have fallen by a total of 50 per cent since the recession started in 2008, according to research conducted by real estate consultancy group Remax Newdeal.Rental rates for such properties have dropped by an estimated 5 to 7 per cent over the past year alone, the same study revealed. The drastic slide in rental rates for small, old flats in Athens, which wipes out the considerable gains made by property owners in the run-up to the economic crisis, has been attributed to the reduced number of Greek students relocating to the capital for studies, as well as lower demand from the immigrant market.Another study, conducted by Alpha Bank, showed that rent levels increased by nearly 43 per cent between 2000 and 2011. The same study also revealed that property values soared by 91 per cent between 2000 and 2008.Source: Ekathimerini Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more