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19 Apr 19
Metro
The Frenchman has frequently been subbed off early this season (Picture: Getty) Alexandre Lacazette has hinted that he is still frustrated with his reduced role at Arsenal after being withdrawn early in the Gunners’ Europa League win over Napoli on Thursday night. The French striker, who started alongside Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in an away game for the first time since February, scored the only goal in Naples with a brilliant first-half free-kick. It sealed a 3-0 aggregate win as Arsenal stormed into the semi-finals of the Europa League, where they will now meet manager Unai Emery’s old club Valencia. Lacazette scored Arsenal’s only goal of the night in Naples (Picture: Getty) Lacazette was withdrawn in the 68th minute against Napoli, replaced by Alex Iwobi, and has now only completed 90 minutes in just two of the Gunners’ last 10 matches. It is a theme that has annoyed the Frenchman throughout Emery’s reign so far, rarely finishing matches, while he didn’t play a single minute against Watford on Monday. [metro-zone-post-strip] Asked if he is happy with his current situation, Lacazette pointedly told RMC Sport: ‘I am happy when I play, of course, like any player. ‘When I’m on the pitch, of course there is joy. On the field and off, I keep smiling. You have to smile in life. As usual, Lacazette looked sullen when Emery decided to substitute him (Picture: Getty) ‘I do one of the most beautiful jobs in the world, even if I could be even happier.’ Lacazette has made 42 appearances in all competitions for Arsenal this season, but has gone the distance in just 15 of those matches – around a third. He has reportedly been disappointed with how often he has been withdrawn just as games are starting to open up, limiting him to only 13 Premier League goals. [metro-tag-post-strip]
19 Apr 19
She Wore A Yellow Ribbon

Napoli (0) 0 Arsenal (1) 1 UEFA Europa League, Quarter Final, Second Leg Stadio San Paolo, Piazza Giorgio Ascarelli, 80125 Napoli NA, Italy Thursday, 18th April 2019. Kick-off time: 8.00pm (4-2-3-1) Čech; Sokratis, Koscielny, Monreal, Maitland-Niles; Torreira, Xhaka; Kolašinac, Ramsey, Lacazette; Aubameyang. Substitutes: Elneny, Mkhitaryan, Özil, Iwobi, Leno, Mustafi, Guendouzi. Scorers: Lacazette Yellow Card: Čech Referee: Ovidiu Hategan […]

19 Apr 19
talkSPORT
A 24-hour boycott of social media by professional footballers in England and Wales has begun. Leading Premier League stars have thrown their weight behind it to fight against racist abuse online and from the stands. The campaign was launched by the Professional Footballers’ Association using the hashtag #Enough in a post on Twitter on Thursday evening. #Enough 👊🏽👊🏼👊🏿 Making a stand against racist abuse! A player led 24hr boycott on social media. Read more: https://t.co/XxVkrefZ1H pic.twitter.com/I787Ar6rKg — PFA | Professional Footballers' Association (@PFA) April 18, 2019 The PFA say it is intended as a show of solidarity with players who have been targeted, as well as a demand to social media organisations and the game’s authorities that more needs to be done. Simone Pound, Head of Equalities at the PFA, said: “Football has the power to do so much good in the world. We must always try to use the sport’s popularity and influence to make positive change. “Over the last few months we have seen a rise in appalling instances of racist abuse at grounds around the world, and on social media. We cannot stand by while too little is done to address this unacceptable behaviour. “The PFA has always been at the forefront of tackling racism and we are reaffirming our commitment to all of our members. We will do all we can to put an end to the abuse players face on the pitch and online.” [article-rail-section title=”LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS” posts_category=”221″ posts_number=”10″ query_type=”recent” /] Manchester United defender Chris Smalling has given his strong backing to the campaign, having himself been abused on Twitter after his side’s Champions League defeat in Barcelona this week. Smalling joins a lengthening list of players, also including Mohamed Salah, Danny Welbeck, Raheem Sterling, Michy Batshuayi, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Moussa Sissoko, who have received abuse over the same platform in recent years. Smalling said: “Throughout my career I have developed a thick skin against verbal abuse, justifying it as just ‘part of the game’ but the time has come for Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to consider regulating their channels, taking responsibility for protecting the mental health of users regardless of age, race, sex or income. “I understand that I am in an extremely privileged position and I am deeply thankful for that but, at the end of the day, we are all human. “As a patron of a youth education charity it is my duty to use my platform as a voice for all, regardless of background. We have to take a greater stand against discrimination of all kinds.” Chris Smalling is one of a number of leading Premier League players who will boycott social media for 24 hours over racist abuse players are receiving Concern is mounting over racism in football after a spate of attacks on players both on social media and in and around stadiums. England’s black players were subjected to repeated chants during their Euro 2020 qualifier in Montenegro last month, while Tottenham defender Danny Rose revealed recently he has ‘had enough’ and ‘can’t wait’ to retire. Rose said: “When I said that I can’t wait to see the back of football, it is because of the racism that I, and many other players, have been subjected to our entire careers. “Football has a problem with racism. “I don’t want any future players to go through what I’ve been through in my career. “Collectively, we are simply not willing to stand by while too little is done by football authorities and social media companies to protect players from this disgusting abuse.” QPR midfielder Jordan Cousins encourages players to stay away from social media altogether World governing body FIFA gave its backing to the campaign, saying in a statement on Twitter: “We support the initiative of the @PFA – FIFA is fully engaged in combating racism and discrimination, as clearly expressed by our President (Gianni Infantino) last week. FIFA is also preparing a concrete action with worldwide impact that will launch a strong campaign against discrimination.” Raheem Sterling cupping his ears towards the Montenegro fans after scoring for England in response to the vile abuse he received World players’ union FIFPro added its support too, tweeting: “Players are subjected to all kinds of hate speech on social media. #Racism is one of the ugliest forms. “We stand with the @PFA, player associations and football players around the world.” In response, a Twitter spokesperson said: “Our abusive behaviour policy prohibits action which attempts to harass, intimidate or silence another person’s voice and we take strong enforcement action if violations are found. “Progress in this space is tough, but we are deeply committed to improving the health of the conversation on the platform. “To this end, we are now suspending 3 times more abusive accounts within 24 hours after receiving a report than this time last year. We’ll continue building on this work to prioritise the safety of our users.” #Enough We are making a stand against racist abuse. We recognise that our platforms come with responsibility, and so we are using our voice to stand against racist abuse. Together, we are calling on social media platforms and footballing bodies to do more! pic.twitter.com/7WGXwGatd7 — Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) April 19, 2019 #Enough We are making a stand against racist abuse. We recognise that our platforms come with responsibility, and so we are using our voice to stand against racist abuse. Together, we are calling on social media platforms and footballing bodies to do more! pic.twitter.com/mPVcOGkdb5 — Ruben Loftus-Cheek (@rubey_lcheek) April 19, 2019 #Enough We are making a stand against racist abuse. We recognise that our platforms come with responsibility, and so we are using our voice to stand against racist abuse. Together, we are calling on social media platforms and footballing bodies to do more! pic.twitter.com/8FG5Ot7aQJ — Alex Scott MBE (@AlexScott) April 19, 2019 #Enough We are making a stand against racist abuse. We recognise that our platforms come with responsibility, and so we are using our voice to stand against racist abuse. Together, we are calling on social media platforms and footballing bodies to do more! pic.twitter.com/TwQYHgLKiV — Kevin De Bruyne (@DeBruyneKev) April 19, 2019 #Enough We are making a stand against racist abuse. We recognise that our platforms come with responsibility, and so we are using our voice to stand against racist abuse. Together, we are calling on social media platforms and footballing bodies to do more! pic.twitter.com/0G5pG7DEnE — Jack Grealish (@JackGrealish1) April 19, 2019 #Enough We are making a stand against racist abuse. We recognise that our platforms come with responsibility, and so we are using our voice to stand against racist abuse. Together, we are calling on social media platforms and footballing bodies to do more! pic.twitter.com/T6gckc9LnP — Wilfried Zaha (@wilfriedzaha) April 19, 2019 #Enough We are making a stand against racist abuse. We recognise that our platforms come with responsibility, and so we are using our voice to stand against racist abuse. Together, we are calling on social media platforms and footballing bodies to do more! pic.twitter.com/o13mF42VED — Fran Kirby (@frankirby) April 19, 2019
19 Apr 19
Metro
The Frenchman scored the only goal in an accomplished away performance (Picture: Getty) Alexandre Lacazette says Unai Emery told his Arsenal players to attack from the off and bag an away goal as he masterminded the side’s excellent Europa League win over Napoli. The north Londoners travelled to Naples with a two-goal first-leg lead and, after seeing off a few scares from the hosts, went ahead on the night through Lacazette’s excellent free-kick. Emery named a bold starting XI for the game, pairing the French striker with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the first time in an away game since February. Lacazette’s first-half free-kick set up an excellent win for Arsenal (Picture: Getty) And Lacazette has now revealed that the Spanish coach was eager for his side to play attacking, front-foot football rather than just sit on their first-leg lead. ‘The manager wanted us to score, he knew it was going to be difficult for Napoli to score four goals,’ the striker explained to RMC Sport after the game. [metro-zone-post-strip] ‘Everyone was supportive. We could have played better, done better with the ball, but we’re not going to complain.’ Emery was pleased with how the side carried out his plan, saying: ‘I’m very proud of my players, very proud of our work. Emery named an attacking line up and was pleased to be rewarded (Picture: Getty) ‘Here we showed the players have the habit to play matches against good teams, good players, good atmosphere like here. We wanted more possession and to control the match with the ball. ‘We didn’t do all I wanted but in the positioning, above all in the first half, we were very good. We pressed well against them, they want to win back possession with combinations. We did big pressing against them and were in their box on a lot of moments, [creating] the possibility to score. ‘Our objective today was to score, we did that, and after also to win and think to do one step, being consistent in 90 minutes.’ [metro-tag-post-strip]
19 Apr 19
The NEWS

A magnificent Alexandre Lacazette free-kick sent Arsenal into the 2018/2019 UEFA Europa League semi-finals with a comfortable 1-0 win away to a toothless Napoli on Thursday. Arsenal’s win ended Serie A’s interest in European competition this season. The Frenchman struck in the 36th minute to earn Arsenal a tie against Valencia. Napoli were trailing 2-0 […]

19 Apr 19
Bandar Judi Online

Situs Bola Online – Freekick Alexandre Lacazette menjadi penentu pada partai Napoli vs Arsenal pada partai leg kedua semifinal Liga Europa, Jumat (19/4/2019) dini hari WIB. Lacazette mencetak gol kemenangan bagi Arsenal pada menit ke-36 sekaligus meyakinkan laju The Gunners ke perempat final Liga Europa sebab unggul 3-0 atas Napoli. Kedua klub bermain mengedor dari […]

19 Apr 19

Alexandre Lacazette’s stunning free-kick at Napoli was enough to help Arsenal into the Europa League semi-finals – but the win was overshadowed by Aaron Ramsey’s injury. Arsenal midfielder Ramsey was forced off in the 33rd minute in Napoli with what appeared to be a hamstring injury. The Wales international, who is leaving the Gunners for […]

19 Apr 19
News Archives Uk

Alexandre Lacazette scored the only goal of the game as Arsenal booked their place in the Europa League semi-finals with a clinical 1-0 win at Napoli. Leading 2-0 from the first leg, Unai Emery's side reserved arguably their best performance of the season for their potentially daunting trip to the San Paolo. Lacazette fired a […]

19 Apr 19
AFROINSIDER

Alexandre Lacazette’s first-half free-kick eased Arsenal into the Europa League semi-finals as they completed a 3-0 aggregate victory over Napoli. Lacazette’s 25-yard effort flew into the top corner after the hosts enjoyed the better of the early chances. Arkadiusz Milik had a goal ruled out for offside while Petr Cech saved well from Jose Callejon. […]

19 Apr 19
The Gunners Armory

Koscielny leading an astounding defense away from home at a hostile environment was big. Consecutive clean sheets in Europe… is this really Arsenal? Here are my player ratings: Petr Cech – 7 Did well when he was tested, including an impressive reaction save against his own teammate in Monreal late in the game. Ainsley Maitland-Niles […]

19 Apr 19
AFROINSIDER

Professional footballers in England and Wales are set to boycott social media for 24 hours on Friday, to protest against the way social networks and football authorities respond to racism. It follows a number of high-profile incidents in domestic and international matches this season. Earlier this week, Manchester United captain Ashley Young was racially abused […]

19 Apr 19
Archy news nety

Only two of Alexandre Lacazette's last 11 goals came from the Emirates Stadium Petr Cech says the Arsenal has made a "very difficult" trip to Naples "seems easy" when they reached the Europa League semi-finals with an overall victory of 3-0. Alexandre Lacazette's first free-kick in the top corner sealed the victory after the hosts […]

19 Apr 19
The Gunners Armory

I think most Arsenal fans were in agreement that just two goals at home wasn’t going to be enough to take to Naples and go through to the semi-finals once again in the Europa league. At the least, most were still a bit nervous. Well, I guess we were wrong! Unai Emery put out a […]

19 Apr 19
The Herald Nigeria

A magnificent Alexandre Lacazette free-kick sent Arsenal into the 2018/2019 UEFA Europa League semi-finals with a comfortable 1-0 win away to a toothless Napoli on Thursday. Arsenal’s win ended Serie A’s interest in European competition this season. The Frenchman struck in the 36th minute to earn Arsenal a tie against Valencia. Napoli were trailing 2-0 […]

19 Apr 19
NaijaHitloaded

Chelsea zoomed into the semi-finals of the Europa League on Wednesday thanks to a nervy 4-3 win over Slavia Prague. The Blues led 1-0 from the first leg last week and got off to the perfect start when Pedro finished off a glorious team move to open the scoring after just five minutes. The Spaniard […]

19 Apr 19
Archy Worldys

Danny Rose debuted in England in 2016 and has 26 caps Professional footballers in England and Wales boycott social media on Friday for 24 hours to protest the way social networks and football authorities respond to racism. This is followed by a series of high-profile incidents in domestic and international games this season. Earlier this […]

19 Apr 19
News Archives Uk

The semi-final draw Arsenal against ValenciaFrankfurt against Chelsea Arsenal (ENG) UEFA Ranking: 10This season: W9 D1 L2 F22 A6 (entry: group phase)knockouts: 3-1 v BATE Borisov, 4-3 v Rennes, 3-0 v NapoliLast season: Semifinal of the UEFA Europa LeagueUEFA Cup / UEFA Europa League best: Runner-up (2000) Log in for free to see the highlights […]