Kieran Tierney raves about Mikel Arteta after Arsenal boss tips £25m star to be special next season

first_imgMikel Arteta has made a positive impression at Arsenal since succeeding Unai Emery as head coach (Picture: Getty)Kieran Tierney is confident Mikel Arteta is the man to kick start his Arsenal career after the Spaniard tipped last summer’s signing from Celtic to be ‘special’ next season. Much was expected of the Scotland international following his £25million move from Parkhead but a succession of injuries has severely hampered his progress. The 22-year-old was still recovering from a double hernia operation when he completed his move to north London and had to wait until late October to make his Premier League debut. Tierney made a positive first impression, particularly during the cup competitions, but is yet to feature under Arteta following the shoulder injury he picked up against West Ham in December. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe rampaging left-back had been close to making a return before the COVID-19 pandemic forced the postponent of the current campaign, but Arteta believes he has a special talent on his hands. Comment Metro Sport ReporterSunday 10 May 2020 10:15 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.8kShares Kieran Tierney is working his way back to full fitness following a shoulder injury (Picture: Getty)‘I am really looking forward to working with him and giving him the opportunity to play,’ he told Ian Wright earlier this week. ‘His attitude, his commitment, his willingness it’s incredible. I think he’s going to bring something special to us.’And Tierney is clearly a fan of his new boss as well with the former Celtic star revealing that it wasn’t until February’s warm weather training camp in Dubai that he realised the Spaniard was the real deal.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 ArsenalHe told Sky Sports: ‘I’ve seen all his video meetings, I’ve been in the meetings together as a team, before the games, after the games and just his analysis is amazing.‘In Dubai for the winter break I was doing some one-on-one work with him and that’s when I realised this is brilliant, I’m learning a lot in a rehab session.‘He knows what’s going to happen in a game and how it’s going to happen and what you should do, where you’re going to get pressed from and where your options should be. ‘You should know where the left-mid is going to be and the centre-mid so you can just play in sync, everybody is using one brain and I think that’s perfect.‘Hopefully when I’m back fit I can get the chance to play and just build up fitness and confidence again.’MORE: Real Madrid set Arsenal deadline over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang transferMORE: Arsenal star Bernd Leno hails Liverpool rival Alisson as the best goalkeeper in the Premier League ahead of David de Gea and Ederson Advertisement Kieran Tierney raves about Mikel Arteta after Arsenal boss tips £25m star to be special next season Advertisementlast_img read more

​Nordea Life & Pension Sweden makes €2.1bn sustainable investment shift

first_imgNordea Life & Pension Sweden announced it shifted SEK22bn (€2.1bn) of investments in the first six months of this year from traditional investments to sustainable investments with a low carbon footprint and strict sustainability criteria.The Nordea banking group unit said the move, which it described as its biggest investment change ever, followed a SEK7bn shift along the same lines in 2018.Peter Sandahl, head of sustainability at Nordea Life & Pension Sweden, said: “This is an important part of our climate strategy together with our continued active ownership and advocacy work.”Switching the SEK22bn of investments had reduced the portfolio’s carbon footprint by approximately 50%, the pension provider said. The work was part of a more comprehensive climate strategy, it said, aimed at ensuring that that its aggregated investments did not contribute to global warming exceeding 1.5 degrees Celcius above pre-industrial levels –  corresponding to the more ambitious Paris agreement target. Johan Nystedt, the company’s chief executive, said Nordea Life & Pension Sweden saw a clear increase in interest in sustainable savings, as well as a sharp increase in customer demand for  sustainable pension products.“We are also convinced that it is positive for the long-term return for our customers to integrate sustainability into our investment strategy,” he said.At the end of last year, Nordea Life & Pension Sweden managed SEK131bn of assets.last_img read more

WLAX : MISSING HISTORY: Syracuse falls to Northwestern in program’s 1st-ever national title game

first_img Published on May 27, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img STONY BROOK, N.Y. – Once again, Syracuse had a chance to stage a comeback.Trailing by two goals in the waning minutes of regulation against Northwestern, Katie Webster took a stick to the head, drawing a free position shot and setting up a prime opportunity for the Orange to cut into the lead.But Sarah Holden’s stick was deemed illegal and a jump ball was awarded in place of the free position. The call cost Syracuse arguably its best chance to cut into the Wildcats’ lead late as NU came away with possession and ran the clock down into the final minute.‘I wasn’t happy with the call,’ SU head coach Gary Gait said. ‘I thought it was a yellow card type check. … It was a crazy situation.’Northwestern held off Syracuse for an 8-6 victory to win the national championship Sunday in front of 7,127 at LaValle Stadium in Stony Brook, N.Y. The Wildcats’ defense limited the Orange’s opportunities on offense and held SU to its lowest scoring output all season. While the No. 4 seed SU (19-4) struggled due to a lack of possession, but it also simply failed to execute against second-seeded Northwestern (21-2), who won its seventh national title in eight years.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse dominated possession early and took a 2-0 lead, but failed to stretch its lead beyond two goals in the first half.Ultimately, SU’s inability to strike more in the first 10 minutes came back to haunt the Orange‘NU wanted to make it a low-scoring game,’ Gait said. ‘We thought they would and we tried to put pressure on them and get some turnovers. And when they decide to play that style of being up one or two and wait out the clock and it’s not great for TV and it’s not great for our girls, but it’s a way to win championships.’Northwestern rode its stingy defense – ranked second in the nation this season allowing just 7.57 goals per game – led by Tewaaraton finalist Taylor Thornton to the championship.The Wildcats held the Orange’s top playmaker and Tewaaraton finalist Michelle Tumolo to just one shot on the night.‘We had some really key matchups on the defensive end and just playing back to the basics solid one-v-one defense,’ Thornton said. ‘… We knew we could send some slides on people. Just a great, tremendous job of communication on our end.’SU’s lack of opportunities also made it tough to break through offensively.Syracuse won just one of 10 draws in the first half and couldn’t get into any sort of rhythm on offense.And when the Orange finally did get opportunities, they were often squandered quickly.Syracuse had a chance to seize the momentum when it finally cut the deficit to one midway through the second half. Devon Collins ran free around the crease and fired a shot wide that appeared to be backed up by Michelle Tumolo. However, Collins stepped over the crease line for a violation to turn the ball back over to NU.SU attack Alyssa Murray said with Northwestern dominating possession, the Orange didn’t have many quality opportunities.‘You have to give them credit. They played a great game,’ she said.Still, SU also reflected on its historic season, in which it reached its first national title game in program history.Defender Janelle Stegeland and her senior teammates, who won’t be back to try to avenge the championship loss, have unwavering confidence in the direction of the program after their unprecedented success this season.‘I’m so proud of this team and we kept talking about what it feels like to have a great run and hit a lot of benchmarks,’ Stegeland said. ‘I think this team is going to come back and I think they’re going to win it.’dbwilson@syr.edulast_img read more