Comment Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 6 Nov 2019 11:21 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.6kShares Xhaka is no longer Arsenal captain (Getty Images)When it was suggested that Xhaka should not have reacted in that manner, Wenger said: ‘You can always but it doesn’t mean in any club… it’s not the motorway,‘You have people with passion, with the pressure they are under, with the disappointment they carry out, they have sometimes reactions you don’t want.‘But you have to remind people of the behaviour you want. Arsene Wenger says Granit Xhaka is an ‘intelligent’ player (beIN Sports)Arsene Wenger has come out in support of Granit Xhaka after Unai Emery decided to strip the midfielder of the Arsenal captaincy this week.Xhaka has not played for Arsenal since he hit back at supporters as he was booed off the pitch during the draw with Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium last month.Emery confirmed that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has now replaced Xhaka as captain, while the Switzerland international’s future at the Gunners is in major doubt.Wenger, however, insists Xhaka is an ‘intelligent’ player and understands why the midfielder lashed out at Arsenal supporters during the game.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘I don’t talk a lot about Arsenal, I just support them,’ Wenger told beIN Sports. Arsene Wenger breaks silence on Unai Emery’s handling of Granit Xhaka at Arsenal Unai Emery is under pressure at Arsenal after a run of poor results (Getty Images)‘I think Xhaka is an intelligent player, contrary to what I heard in recent weeks.‘Finally he apologised and that’s what he [Emery] wanted from him.’Asked if he felt Xhaka was captain material when he signed him, Wenger said: ‘He was captain at [Borussia] Monchengladbach.‘I don’t think he was captain with me, it depends maybe in Europa League games or League Cup games, I don’t know.’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 Arsenal Advertisement Granit Xhaka gestures to Arsenal fans after getting booed off against Crystal Palace (NBC)‘I’m a supporter who wants a team to win, so that’s all.‘For me it’s very difficult to have any assessment on Arsenal because it will be straight away interpreted when you’ve been at the club for such a long time.‘So I’m just a supporter, when they don’t win I’m not happy, when they win I’m very happy.’But when asked about Emery’s decision to remove Xhaka as captain, Wenger replied: ‘As a manager you have to face these kind of decisions.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 City‘We always face the unexpected as a manager, you have to make quick decisions.‘I think Arsenal Football Club is respected all over the world because it’s built on values and everyone has to respect these values and the manager has to get them to be respected.‘Arsenal, for me, had always had a touch of class, for me football today in the modern era has a huge responsibility on the way we behave, the way were are examples, Arsenal are part of the big clubs in the world and we have to show that.’ Advertisement
Condev Construction has been appointed to build Northwater Terrace Homes at Cova, Hope Island.DEVELOPER Frasers Property Australia has only a handful of Northwater Terrace Homes left for sale, as its masterplanned Cova community proves a hit with buyers.The release comprises just 28 architecturally designed, three-bedroom, two- bathroom homes within the premium Northwater precinct at Hope Island.Priced from $459,000, each terrace home has a large covered alfresco area, multipurpose room, European kitchen appliances, stone benchtops, and airconditioning in the living room and main bedroom.Northwater buyers Michael and Pam Hardy were drawn to Cova by the lifestyle on offer.“As soon as we visited Cova we knew it was perfect for us, it just felt right,” Mr Hardy said. “We were impressed by the quality of homes and their fittings. A freehold marina has berths available, priced from $36,750.Residents also have the use of nine parks, more than 5km of walking and cycle paths and green open space throughout the Cova community.Condev Construction has been appointed to build the $14 million project with construction to start mid-April.Condev managing director Steve Marais said Northwater was his company’s first project within the northern Gold Coast growth corridor, after years of high-profile jobs in Brisbane and central and southern Gold Coast.“We’ve had an incredible run of residential and commercial work all over the map, and to now apply that skill to a luxury project like Northwater Terrace Homes will be extremely satisfying,” he said.“The northern Gold Coast is an exciting market to be working in.”Mr Leggatt said Frasers was pleased to be working with the builder. “Condev has a depth of experience and local knowledge on the Gold Coast,” he said.Cova is 16km from Surfers Paradise and within walking distance of local shops.It includes Club Cova, a residents’ recreational facility. Three championship golf courses, the Hope Island International Tennis Centre and the Hope Island Medical Centre are close by. Buyers Michael and Pam Hardy were drawn to the lifestyle on offer at Northwater Terrace Homes at Cova.Frasers Property Australia Queensland residential general manager Cameron Leggatt said the homes were designed to complement Cova’s waterfront location.“After our latest terrace offering Park Gallery sold 60 homes in three months, it comes as no surprise that Cova’s Northwater Terrace Homes release is quickly approaching a sellout after launching to the market late last year,” he said.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North9 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day agoThe 31ha community comprises a mix of land, house and land, terrace homes and villas.There is a freehold marina for the exclusive use of residents and berths are still available, priced from $36,750.
“We just hope it continues. It’s too early to say what we’re going to be or what we’re going to do but things are looking very good. “If we get into December and we’re still getting results and maintaining a top-half position, then we can start thinking about maybe maintaining that for the rest of the season.” Burnley remain without a victory since their promotion back to the top flight, and this was a particularly tough loss after all the chances they created. Inside the first 10 minutes Boyd hit the bar and Lukas Jutkiewicz saw a goal correctly chalked off for offside, while Danny Ings headed just wide at 2-1 and substitute Ashley Barnes struck the bar late on. Manager Sean Dyche said: “We’re learning the hard way the harsh reality of the Premier League. You have to take your chances. “It was a very good display in the first half. You know in the second half you’ve got to come out quicker than that. We came out a little bit easy. “They changed their tactics a bit, stretching the pitch quicker and playing into the top third quicker, and we just didn’t quite deal with it early enough to get a foothold in the game. “The mentality’s right, we just need to continue the challenge, which is to find that moment of truth in front of goal to score more regularly. “We’re not naive. You’ve got to win games and we’ve got to find a way. We don’t want the story to be, ‘good old Burnley played well again but didn’t win’.” Diafra Sakho and Enner Valencia headed goals in the opening 10 minutes of the second half and, although George Boyd pulled one back, substitute Carlton Cole sealed a 3-1 victory for the Hammers. Allardyce said: ” I said to the players before the game, ‘Come on lads I need a result, because it is my birthday, and if I can’t get a result it’s not going to be very pleasing for me, no matter that I’m with my old mates’. “I think a change of system was the key element for us winning the game, which then brought better outstanding quality from us in wide areas. “Our two centre-forwards that we bought paid massive dividends with the quality of the headers off brilliant crosses, and that really in the end put Burnley to bed after they had a very lively first half. “Then Carlton comes on and scores a third when we’ve gifted them a goal to get back into it, which just summed up our performance today. It’s our first back-to-back victories and it’s fantastic that we’re now on 13 points.” Valencia and Sakho were both summer signings, and the latter, who joined from French side Metz, has now scored in six successive games. Allardyce said: “He is a bargain. This lad has been very exciting, and he’s excited the rest of the players. “I think all our players that were here last season, having had some of the depressing times that they didn’t expect, have all been lifted by the new players and their performances have increased as well as the news lads hitting the ground running. Press Association Sam Allardyce headed off to begin his 60th birthday celebrations with a spring in his step after seeing West Ham defeat Burnley to go fourth in the Barclays Premier League table. Allardyce turns 60 on Sunday and the former Blackburn manager is staying in the north west to mark the occasion. It did not look being a happy Saturday afternoon after a first half Allardyce admitted “wasn’t good enough” but Burnley could not take their chances and West Ham made them pay.