Wenger tips Ozil to impress

first_img “I believe he is in positions where he can finish better and we want from him 10 goals per season.” Wenger insists this summer has been Ozil’s first chance for a true pre-season with Arsenal – and the long-serving Gunners boss believes that extended preparation will yield big benefits. And now that Ozil is settled and accustomed to London life, the Arsenal boss has admitted it is time for his big-money recruit to deliver. “He looks happy: London transforms people,” said Wenger. “I believe that at the start that for people who come from the south they feel a bit shocked because the climate is different and London is a big city. “But after a while London slowly gets people under the charm of the city, I have seen that many times. “Then they start to really enjoy living in London and the club is a bit the same, Arsenal is similar. “The Premier League is sometimes a shock as well for the players because they think, ‘oh, what’s happening here?’ “I remember when (Robert) Pires arrived, the first year I put him next to me at Sunderland and I said, ‘you will sit next to me today and watch the game’. “After 20 minutes he said, ‘is it always like that?’ And he adapted. “When Ozil signed he joined very late without any preparation with the team, after in 2014 he came back exhausted by the World Cup. “He got injured for four months and in the second part of the season he started to really adapt. “This is of course the test: it is a very important season for him. “But you could see that people have turned in favour of him recently, they start to enjoy his game.” Germany’s World Cup-winning playmaker is likely to go head-to-head with Chelsea star Eden Hazard in Sunday’s Community Shield. Wenger believes Sunday’s Wembley clash hands the 26-year-old the perfect chance to set the tone for his third campaign at the Emirates Stadium. Press Association Arsenal boss Wenger has called on Ozil to hit 10 goals a season, expecting the former Real Madrid man to rise to the challenge despite registering just four goals and five assists in last year’s Premier League. “What I think is that he shows more authority to dictate the game than before,” said Wenger of the £42.5million 2013 signing. “He is physically stronger, that is for sure, more equipped to deal with the Premier League and in the second part of the season last year we have seen that intelligence of his passing. “The fact that he added some steel to his game, that was needed, certainly in the Premier League, and I am confident he can be one of the great players of 2015/16. “I want more goals from him because he plays in that position and he is a good finisher. “But he does not take enough chances when he is in the position when he can finish. “He is conscious of it and he wants to do it now, so I am confident of that. “But his main aspect will always be the intelligence of his passing and his creativity. Arsene Wenger has tipped Arsenal’s record signing Mesut Ozil to be one of the Premier League’s “great players” this season. last_img read more

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Father, 14-year-old son slain in Baldwin Park

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre “The 14-year-old victim was affiliated with gangs,” said Deputy Denise Fuchs of the SHB. “We do not know who the suspect are so it is unclear whether the suspects were also involved in gangs,” she added. An investigation by sheriff’s homicide detectives revealed that two male suspects approached the victims’ residence on foot and were seen talking to the boy, Hernandez said. The father, who was inside the home, ran outside when he heard gunshots and found his son lying wounded on the front lawn, Hernandez said. As the two assailants were running away, the boy’s father tried to apprehend them and was shot, he said. The suspects, described only as two males, were last seen running northbound on Downing Avenue, Hernandez said. “Investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying the two suspects who fled from the scene,” said Fuchs. Anyone with information on the crime or the suspects is asked to call the Sheriff’s Homicide Unit at (323) 890-5500. For news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! BALDWIN PARK – A search was under way today for two suspects blamed for fatally shooting a man and his 14-year-old son in a Baldwin Park neighborhood, police said. The shootings occurred at 8:33 last night in the 4000 block of Downing Avenue, said Deputy Ed Hernandez of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau. Baldwin Park Police officers responded to a call of shots being fired at the scene and discovered a man and his son had been shot, Hernandez said. The boy was pronounced dead at the scene, while his father was taken to a hospital in critical condition and later died, he said. last_img read more

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GAA U-21s REPORT: DONEGAL BEATEN BY TYRONE

first_imgUlster U21 Q/F Result. Tyrone 0-12, 0-6 Donegal.DONEGAL never got going against an impressive Tyrone side at Healy Park tonight – eventually losing by six points.Red Hands Darren McCurry was the star performer, hitting four points – three of them from play. It was the 28th minute before Donegal registered a score when Dermot Molloy fisted over the bar.Patrick McBrearty followed that with a stunning score from all over 40 yards, but at half-time the visitors trailed Tyrone by 0-07 to 0-02.The home side dominated for most of the game, with the visitors failing to turn a second half flourish into scores.McBrearty pointed again after the re-start and McGarvey scored from a 45 as Donegal threatened a comeback. But for all their possession in the second half, they couldn’t find the scores that mattered.In fact Tyrone didn’t score until the 18th minute of the second period – but they were already too far ahead for DonegalTyrone go on to play Down in the semi-final.TYRONE: D McAnenly; B Tierney, D McNally, HP McGeary; N Sludden, C Clarke (0-1), T McCann; R Donnelly (0-2), S Warnock (0-1); S Tierney (0-1), T Canavan (0-1), B McGarvey; D McCurry (0-5, 2f), C McAliskey (0-1), J McCullagh. Subs: P Mallon for McGarvey, S McGuigan for Tierney, C Grugan for McCullagh, H Óg Conlan for Warnock, C Daly for McAliskey.DONEGAL: P Boyle: K McFadden, C Cannon, P Carr; T McKinley, P Devine, C Gallagher; L Keeney, S Coyle; C Ellis, M O’Reilly, M McEniff; S McGarvey (0-2, 1 45), P McBrearty (0-3, 1f), D Molloy (0-1). Subs: D McGeever for Coyle, S Friel for Ellis, O McGinty for McEniff. Referee: M McErlane (Derry).GAA U-21s REPORT: DONEGAL BEATEN BY TYRONE was last modified: March 22nd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAA U-21s REPORT: DONEGAL BEATEN BY TYRONElast_img read more

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