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

Australia’s Population Rising Despite Migration Slowdown

first_imgAustralia’s population is growing despite decrease in net immigration numbers as compared to previous years, according to the latest demographic figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) on June 20.The country’s resident population was about 24.8 million as on Dec. 31, 2017, marking an increase of 388,000 people, or 1.6 percent, since Dec. 31, 2016. The population is projected to exceed 25 million by August 2018, according to ABS projections.The net overseas migration for 2017 (240,400 people) was less by 1.4 percent than that recorded for year before (243,800 people). It accounted for around 62 percent of the increase in the country’s total population.Did you know our population grew by 1.6% in 2017 to reach 24.8 million by the end of the year? Overseas migration added 240,400 people to the population, and we had 308,500 births and 160,900 deaths. Find out more about how we’re growing as a nation here https://t.co/jO1IQas9bk pic.twitter.com/rv0oDUE0Nc— Australian Bureau of Statistics (@ABSStats) June 21, 2018Total arrivals rose by 9,700 to 529,400 over the year, marking an increase of 1.9 percent. Departures, on the other hand, were recorded at 288,900, up from 275,800 the previous year, making it an increase of 4.8 percent.Almost 85,000 people left Australia in the last three months of 2017. The figure is almost 9,000 more than that in the same period in 2016, ABC News reported. The “preliminary” figures show a “significant increase” in the number of foreign students moving out of Australia, Anthony Grubb, the director of demography at the ABS, told the publication.While Australian citizens moving abroad have comprised about one-third of the departures in recent years, almost half of the people who left the country were temporary visa holders like overseas students, foreign backpackers and 457 visa workers who finished their stay term, according to ABC News.“Net overseas migration usually slows in the December quarter although this was the largest slowdown in several years,” Commonwealth Bank of Australia economist, Kristina Clifton, was quoted as saying by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.The tightening of Australia’s visa policies may have a role to play in the increased number of departures from the country, experts feel. “The people who are here from countries with equivalent living standards, where they have a choice of going back to another good job, maybe some of those people have formed a view that they don’t want the uncertainty that Australia is presenting with them presently about their residency status,” Leanne Stevens, national vice president of the Migration Institute of Australia, said, ABC News reported.International student enrolments have, however, been increasing over the years in Australia. The number rose from around 300,000 five years ago to 540,000 in February this year, the publication reported, citing Department of Education figures. The number of Indians applying to study in Australia increased by 32 percent between July and December 2017, according to statistics released by the Australian Department of Home Affairs earlier this year. The number of foreign students applying to pursue higher education in Australia was up by 14.1 per cent between July and December 2017 as compared to the same period in 2016, the figures showed. Related ItemsAustralialast_img read more