first_img Loading… He was outstanding for several seasons, but his last couple of campaigns with the Gunners have been very forgettable and his no longer in manager Mikel Arteta’s plans. However, in a classy message to former boss Wenger, Ozil wrote on Instagram: “7 years ago I joined the @Arsenal family and Mon. Wenger FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Arsenal star Mesut Ozil has no regrets about the time he has spent at the club. The German has celebrated seven seasons with the team, having joined in 2013 from Real Madrid on a big-money deal. read also:Ozil to partner Musa in Saudi Arabia for €16.8 MillionAdvertisementcenter_img Promoted ContentThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksThe Absolute 10 Greatest Shows In HBO HistoryLil Nas X Is About To Beat A World Record!5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your Body7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hootlast_img read more

first_img Press Association City’s defence of their Barclays Premier League crown looks doomed with Manchester United 15 points clear at the top of the table. Mancini has not shied away from criticising players he feels have under-performed and he feels that is something they should accept. “I say what I think and sometimes it’s important that one player takes his responsibility because when you are a top player you earn a lot of money and you should play at 100 per cent always,” the Italian said. “When I was a player I always took responsibility. When I didn’t play well, I said, ‘Sorry I didn’t play well and will do my best in the next game,’ and it should be like this. “I don’t like players that never think it’s their fault. These players can’t play with me because this is impossible. I want strong players that are upset with me when they don’t play but after that show me on the pitch that they deserve to play.” City have found it difficult this season to live up to the lofty expectations they created for themselves by winning last season’s championship in such dramatic and exhilarating fashion. United’s form since winning the derby at the Etihad Stadium in December has been relentless and City have not only been unable to claw back the difference, but have fallen further back. Yet finishing second would still be no mean feat for a club that has come as far as City have in such a short time and Mancini acknowledges that. He said: “It’s difficult to win a championship here. We won last year but we won very quickly. Usually when you manage a team that hasn’t won for 40 years, I think that you need four, five or six years to win a Premier League. We won the championship after two years and it’s clear it’s more difficult the year after, but we had the chance.” Mancini has stated often enough in the past month that he has not given up the chase and, if so, City cannot afford to drop points against Aston Villa. The Blues lost to another relegation-threatened side in Southampton last month and a similar result would be unthinkable. City are again likely to be without captain Vincent Kompany due to his calf problems but midfielder Gareth Barry is fit to face his former club after an ankle injury. center_img Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has made clear he expects players to take their share of responsibility for the team’s shortcomings.last_img read more

first_img Published on February 14, 2015 at 6:56 pm Contact Jon: [email protected] | @jmettus Allie LaCombe lay face down on the ice, clutching her head as the Lions raced the other way.Syracuse was up by two with just four minutes and left in the game when a Lindenwood player crushed the SU forward as she skated through the offensive zone.Lidenwood forward Sarah Bobrowski closed in on SU goalie Jenn Gilligan before SU defender Megan Quinn dove from behind and tripped her.On the bench, Paul Flanagan was irate, screaming, “Do your job,” to the referees.“That should have been a whistle, our power play, and ten seconds later, they’ve got a penalty shot,” Flanagan said. “That’s just, that’s poor officiating.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe penalty shot was the last chance the Lions would get. Syracuse scored three unanswered goals and held on to defeat Lindenwood, 3-1, at Tennity Ice Pavilion on Saturday. The Orange dominated in front of its opponents crease, scoring three rebound goals, which proved to be the difference.“Tonight, we were more determined to get to that gray areas to get loose pucks, and that made a huge difference,” Flanagan said. “… If you had an imaginary box around the net, that’s where we have to play.”Lindenwood capitalized on the only goal of the first period when Tigers forward Jordyn Constance beat Gilligan with a shot that hardly even left the ice.In the second period, though, Syracuse piled on 11 shots and plenty of chances.SU defender Akane Hosoyamada took a slapshot from the point that bounced off Lindenwood’s goalie, Nicole Hensley. Piacentini connected with the puck in mid-air and sent it home to knot the game at one.On the bench, SU defender Nicole Renault wrapped her arms around forward Eleanor Haines, who was standing next to her.“Lindenwood has a really good goaltender, so it’s tough to get goals by her,” Piacentini said. “I thought we did a good job of crashing the net and playing tough in front.”Just one minute into the third, Hensley saved SU defender Kaillie Goodnough’s initial shot from the point, but the puck caromed out to SU defender Larissa Martyniuk, who buried a one-time slapshot in the back of the net on the power play to put SU ahead, 2-1.Less than five minutes later, SU forward Emily Costales positioned herself in the crease and pounced on a rebound that sent Hensley to the ice. Costales lifted a defender’s stick and slid the puck through the goalie’s legs.Gilligan smacked her stick on the ice in celebration as she skated over to the bench to congratulate her teammates.“That’s something we’ve really struggled with throughout the season and I think today we were just able to capitalize on it,” Costales said of rebound goals. “We could do more, but it was pretty good today.”As Bobrowski stood at center ice to take the penalty shot, late in the third, Gilligan said to the referee explaining penalty shot rules to her, “Just get the girl to skate toward me.”Gilligan lunged forward with her stick to poke check the puck away, but missed. Gilligan stretched out her right leg as Bobrowski fired a shot, and stopped the puck with her pad.With a minute left, LaCombe returned to the ice and the crowd roared as she nearly scored on the empty net.After the game, Flanagan was still upset with the play at the end of the game, but Gilligan’s defense and the SU offense made that point moot.“A lot of goalies get a little nervous for penalty shots,” Gilligan said, “and those are situations that I live for.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more