Arsenal confirm £25m signing of Kieran Tierney from Celtic

first_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 8 Aug 2019 4:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2kShares Tierney has earned 12 caps for Scotland (Picture: Getty)Tierney is currently recovering from a double hernia operation, meaning he will miss this weekend’s clash with Newcastle.Before Tierney’s move south of the border, Celtic boss Neil Lennon predicted the left-back would return to full fitness before the end of the month.‘He’ll be fit in a week or two. He still has some abductor pain, but I think the pubic problem is starting to settle and he’s over the double hernia,’ Lennon said earlier this week.More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves‘I know there is talk of him being out for another eight weeks, but that’s nonsense. I don’t know where that’s come from.‘He’s missed the whole of pre-season, but I’d say he’s more or less a week away from getting back integrated to the training.‘Add another week or ten days on top of that before he’s ready to play.’MORE: Chelsea fan caught punching David Luiz poster on live TV ahead of Arsenal transfer move Tierney is the fifth new addition through the doors at Arsenal this summer, with Dani Ceballos (loan), Gabriel Martinelli, Nicolas Pepe and William Saliba – who has been loaned back to Saint-Etienne – also arriving in recent weeks.With Nacho Monreal turning 34 next year and Sead Kolasinac unsuited to Unai Emery’s proposed flat back four, Tierney was identified as Arsenal’s first-choice target.The young full-back broke into Celtic’s first-team back in 2015 and quickly established himself as the club’s first-choice left-back, making 170 appearances across five seasons with the Bhoys. Advertisement Commentcenter_img Arsenal confirm £25m signing of Kieran Tierney from Celtic Kieran Tierney has completed a £25m move from Celtic to Arsenal (Picture: Arsenal FC)Arsenal have confirmed the £25million signing of Kieran Tierney from Celtic.Tierney, 22, who was earmarked as Arsenal’s priority left-back target at the start of the summer, has signed a five-year contract at the Emirates and will wear the No.3 shirt.Celtic rejected Arsenal’s two opening bids for Tierney but a Scottish record deal was agreed for the Scotland international with just hours remaining of the transfer window.Tierney made the trip from Glasgow to London on Wednesday before completing a medical with the Gunners.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 CityOn Tierney’s arrival, Arsenal boss Unai Emery told the club’s official website: ‘We’re delighted Kieran is joining us.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He’s a very talented player who will continue to improve. He increases our options defensively and I look forward to him joining our group.’Arsenal are also expected to announce David Luiz’s arrival imminently after an £8m agreement was reached with Chelsea for the 32-year-old defender.He’s here…Welcome to The Arsenal, @kierantierney1 👋🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 #TimeForTierney pic.twitter.com/oGJQ5BIIrY— Arsenal (@Arsenal) August 8, 2019 Advertisementlast_img read more


Educators Recognized During K12 Mascot Run

first_imgBATESVILLE – More than one hundred local teachers, administrators and coaches will be recognized during the Batesville K12 Mascot Run Saturday.Teachers receive recognition along the race course through a donation by a student or community member. Proceeds go to the Batesville Community Education Foundation to support grant requests for new and innovative programs, projects and classroom tools.Educators past and present are being recognized. As of Friday morning, Batesville High School and Oldenburg Academy had the largest number of recognized teachers at 23 each.Additional schools with representation include BPS, BIS, BMS, St. Louis School, Miss Sarah’s Schoolhouse and YMCA. View the list here >>The K12 Mascot Run begins at 8:30 a.m. with registration an hour earlier.The event features an option for walkers and runners of any age level to participate. There is the BCEF 12K Run/Walk, the Applefest 5K, and the Family Fun 3K Trail Trek.last_img read more


Indian Premier League IPL 2019: Chris Lynn fifty, Sunil Narine flatten Rajasthan Royals

first_imgChris Lynn smashed his seventh fifty in the Indian Premier League.Harry Gurney picked up two wickets on his debut.Kolkata Knight Riders have gone to the top of the table in IPL 2019. New Delhi: Rajasthan Royals scored 28 runs in the powerplay. Kolkata Knight Riders blasted 65 in the first six overs thanks to Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine. The contrast in the powerplays, highlighted by Rajasthan Royals’ insipid display against spin contrasting with Kolkata Knight Riders’ aggressive intent, made the difference. Steve Smith smashed 73* but Lynn’s blazing 7th fifty off 32 balls and 91-run opening stand with Narine helped Dinesh Karthik’s side register a facile eight-wicket win over Ajinkya Rahane’s Rajasthan Royals at the Sawai Mansingh stadium in Jaipur on Sunday. With this win, Kolkata Knight Riders went to the top of the table but Rajasthan Royals’ display in their home turf will already worry the franchise as they are second from bottom.On a pitch that assisted the spinners, Rajasthan Royals never got going against the likes of Narine, Piyush Chawla and surprisingly, Harry Gurney, who was included in the Kolkata Knight Riders side in place of Lockie Ferguson. Karthik won the toss and chose to bowl and he was immediately rewarded when Prasidh Krishna struck with his first ball and removed Rahane for 4. Jos Buttler got going with three boundaries but Kolkata Knight Riders dried the boundaries up in the next four overs, with Narine and Chawla not giving away easy runs. highlights Buttler and Smith tried to find the boundary but at the half-way stage, the run-rate was below six. The introduction of left-arm pacer Gurney increased Rajasthan Royals’ woes with the England pacer expertly cutting down on the pace and getting the ball to grip on this wicket. Buttler launched a six off Gurney but the in the next ball, he miscued the lofted shot and was out for 37.Smith held firm and notched up his fifty with a couple of boundaries off Krishna but when Gurney sent back Rahul Tripathi (6), Rajasthan Royals lost momentum. Ben Stokes swung and miss and failed to back-up Smith, who tried to attack by hammering Narine over deep midwicket for a six. Stokes struggled for 14 balls and managed just seven runs as Rajasthan Royals managed just 36 runs in the last five overs to reach 139/3.In response, Narine and Lynn capitalised on the powerplay. The left-hander pummeled Krishnappa Gowtham for four boundaries and a six in one over and the 22-run overlaid the platform for Kolkata Knight Riders to dictate terms to the opposition. They were also aided by some good fortune in the fourth over bowled by Dhawal Kulkarni. Narine was deceived by a slower ball from Kulkarni and he chipped it to the leg side only for Tripathi to drop the catch. Next ball, Kulkarni got a ball to jag back in and Lynn was beaten. The ball hit the stump, the bail lit up but was not dislodged. With luck not going Rajasthan Royals’ way, Kolkata Knight Riders took the attack to the bowlers.Narine and Lynn regularly found the boundaries and did not allow the run-rate to dip below 10. The West Indies all-rounder looked set for another aggressive fifty but he edged a googly from Shreyas Gopal to be out caught for 47.Lynn reached his fifty but on the next ball, he was out caught at deep backward square leg by Gopal. It made no difference to the ultimate result as Robin Uthappa slammed two sixes and the end came via a wide from Stokes. It was an anti-climatic end to a dominant performance, a performance that has enabled the side to go on top. Kolkata Knight Riders managed to win this without Andre Russell’s contribution and that will boost their confidence even higher. For Rajasthan Royals, their performance in their ‘fortress’ has raised a lot of uncomfortable questions. For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more


Trump’s Victory ‘Adds Layer’ to USA/Mexico W’Cup Duel

first_imgAFTERMATH OF USA ELECTIONDonald Trump’s victory in the United States presidential election has given an “added layer” to today’s World Cup qualifier against Mexico, accourding to USA captain Michael Bradley.Trump has described Mexicans as “criminals” and said he wants to build a wall along the US-Mexico border.The match will be played in Ohio, a key ‘swing’ state won by Trump.Bradley said fans at the game must be respected, be they “American, Mexican, neutral, men, women, children”.Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has previously accused Trump of damaging US-Mexico relations, after the president-elect called undocumented Mexican migrants to the US “criminals” and “rapists”.He also said Mexico would foot the bill for his planned wall along the southern border of the US – a claim denied by the Mexican government.“Given the way everything has gone the last few months, I think there is an added layer to this game,” said Bradley.“I would hope that our fans do what they always do, which is support our team in the best, most passionate way possible.”US goalkeeper Tim Howard said he hoped the game in Ohio’s capital, Columbus, did not become overshadowed.“That’s politics, and this is football,” said the former Manchester United and Everton player.“Mexico is going to try to kick our asses and we’re going to try to kick theirs. It’s got nothing to do with politics.”Friday marks the start of the final stage of the Concacaf World Cup qualifiers, with six teams – the US, Mexico, Costa Rica, Trinidad & Tobago, Honduras and Panama – vying for three automatic spots at Russia 2018.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more