Arsenal consider Emiliano Martinez as replacement for Petr Cech to avoid transfer

first_imgAdvertisement Coral BarryWednesday 27 Feb 2019 6:46 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link363Shares (Picture: Rex Features)Some reports claim Emery will have as little as £40million to spend at the end of the season as the Gunners brace themselves for another season without Champions League football.Arsenal currently occupy fourth spot in the Premier League table, but are just a point ahead of Manchester United and three ahead of Chelsea.Emery’s only signing in January was the loan addition of Denis Suarez, who is yet to make a start for Arsenal.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 Comment Arsenal consider Emiliano Martinez as replacement for Petr Cech to avoid transfercenter_img Cech is retiring at the end of the season (Picture: Getty)Despite Martinez’s form, Reading are battling relegation from the Championship and have goal difference to thank for not currently sitting in the bottom three.Martinez’s promotion may shock fans considering that despite the fact the goalkeeper has spent his entire senior career at Arsenal, he has made just 16 appearances.After a difficult January where Emery had zero transfer funds, the summer is not expected to be much better for the Arsenal boss.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 Advertisement Martinez is on loan at Reading from Arsenal (Picture: Rex Features)Unai Emery is considering promoting Emiliano Martinez to the senior team to take over from Petr Cech as Arsenal’s No.2 goalkeeper, reports say.Arsenal will need to add another goalkeeper to their squad in the summer as Cech prepares to hang up his boots.Cech is retiring after 15 years in the Premier League, but Arsenal are reluctant to dip into the transfer market to fill the veteran’s boots.The Sun claim Martinez is an option having played every minute of Reading’s Championship games since joining the Royals in January on loan.ADVERTISEMENT Arsenal v Bournemouth: Unai Emery press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 8:03FullscreenArsenal v Bournemouth: Unai Emery press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/arsenal-v-bournemouth-unai-emery-press-conference-1871444/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Martinez, 26, would be a free option for Emery and allow the Arsenal boss to spend limited transfer funds elsewhere.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe Argentine, who came through Arsenal’s youth ranks, has impressed at Reading when an injury to No.1 Anssi Jaakkola allowed Martinez to step into the team.Reading have been beaten just once in the league with Martinez in goal and Arsenal think he could be the solution to replacing Cech.last_img read more

Bulldogs Outdo Knights

first_imgSouth Dearborn had no answer for Jacob Wilson who kept runners off the basepaths in his appearance. Wilson gave up just two hits, allowed no earned runs, walked one and struck out three during his five innings of work.Alex Roell went 1-2 as the Batesville Bulldogs took home a 2-0 victory over South Dearborn in seven innings at Liberty on Thursday.He doubled in the fifth inning for the eventual game-winning RBI, which followed Alex McPherson’s sacrifice bunt with two strikes.South Dearborn’s Smith ended up on the wrong side of the pitching decision, charged with the loss. He lasted six innings, walked none, struck out seven, and allowed two runs.The Batesville Bulldogs never surrendered the lead after the fifth inning, scoring two runs on an RBI double by Alex Roell and an RBI single by Quinn Werner.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Justin Tucker.last_img read more

The Latest: 2 positives for virus in latest EPL testing

first_img___The Czech league restarted under strict conditions on Saturday.Teplice beat visiting Liberec 2-0 without spectators as the First League resumed after a 73-day stoppage. The teams entered the stadium separately and players were not allowed to shake hands or celebrate goals together.The restart was made possible after the government eased restrictions that contained the coronavirus outbreak. The Czech Republic has not been as badly hit by the pandemic as the likes of Italy, Spain, France and Britain. While the top tier, La Liga, can play from this date, it has already said it wants to resume play on June 12. It is unclear when the first games will be held.There has been no play in the top tier due to the coronavirus crisis since March 12. Teams have recently returned to training at club facilities, but with players practicing individually. Barcelona is top of the league with a two-point lead over Real Madrid after 27 of 38 rounds.___ The Tour of Denmark in September has been canceled because organizers feared the best Danish cyclists, at least, would be committed to the Tour de France on at the same time.The Tour of Denmark was originally in mid-August, and requested new dates from the International Cycling Union. The governing body moved the tour to Sept. 1-5.But the UCI also agreed to move the Tour de France to Aug. 29-Sept. 20.Denmark has been reopening schools, shops, restaurants, and churches in the last two weeks, but the border remains closed to foreigners, and tour organizers aren’t certain when they will reopen. The organizers also say they aren’t able to test all participants for COVID-19, and prevent crowds along the route.___ The league did not name the pair or the clubs, or say if they were players or staff.The league tested 996 players and club staff on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.In the first round of tests of 748 people, there were six positives from three clubs. All are in seven days of self-isolation.In the second round, the number of tests available to each club was increased from 40 to 50.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The English Premier League says two people from two clubs have tested positive for COVID-19 in the second round of testing. May 23, 2020 Jockeys and stalls handlers in Britain will be required to wear masks when horse racing hopes to resume next month during the coronavirus pandemic.The British Horseracing Authority is hoping to get government approval to return on June 1 for the first time since March.Completion of an online education module and screening of all participants before they can attend an event are among the initial protocols. They will include health-related questions and temperature checks before people are allowed to enter racecourses.Social distancing restrictions will be employed, along with face coverings for those likely to get closer than two meters, including jockeys, trainers, stalls handlers, stable staff and valets.The BHA is also planning an ongoing surveillance program to monitor the coronavirus, including some testing.center_img The Latest: 2 positives for virus in latest EPL testing Associated Press One player from league leader Slavia Prague and another one from Mlada Bolestav tested positive for the coronavirus in a mandatory initial round of testing and were quarantined. All the tests in the second round of testing were negative.The government allowed a maximum of 150 people at Teplice’s stadium on Saturday even though current restrictions limit gatherings to 100 people. That number will increase to 300 next week.Six rounds of games in the regular season and the playoffs remain in the league, which is scheduled to be completed by July 15.___The soccer league in Spain will be allowed to resume from June 8, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said Saturday. The coach of one of Florida’s top high school football programs has been suspended, and an investigation has been launched into whether the team that has won state championships in each of the past three seasons broke policies by practicing during the pandemic.Miami Northwestern High coach Max Edwards has been suspended, pending the result of the investigation, school district chief communications officer Daisy Gonzalez-Diego told The Miami Herald.The district says football practice at this time would be an “unauthorized athletic activity” and parents of players who may have taken part were being interviewed by school officials as part of the investigation.Northwestern won the Class 6A state title in 2017 and 2018 before winning the Class 5A championship last season. The Bulls are a seven-time state champion overall.___ More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more