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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang finally breaks silence on being named Arsenal captain

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Former Arsenal captain Granit Xhaka hasn’t played for Arsenal since his outburst against Crystal Palace (Picture: Getty)‘It is a privilege to follow in their footsteps and I will honour the armband by doing my very best on and off the pitch.‘When I was younger, I remember always wanting to be captain in my youth teams. I was talking about it with my mum just the other day actually. We were laughing because we recalled how I used to buy armbands myself so I could wear them!‘At the start of my career, I was not too focused on being captain or not. Now, it feels right. It comes with a lot of responsibilities but I feel I can do a great job. I have been Gabon captain since 2015 and that was also a great honour.‘My dad was also the national team captain when he was playing. So to take over from him in a way was again very special. Now, I am doing the double with Arsenal and Gabon and it is a wonderful privilege.’Will Aubameyang sign a new Arsenal contract?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Unai Emery explains why Lucas Torreira isn’t playing as a defensive midfielder for ArsenalMORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette will leave if Arsenal don’t improve, warns Martin Keown Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was confirmed as Arsenal’s new captain earlier this month by Unai Emery (Picture: Getty)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang insists he is privileged to have been named as Arsenal captain and hopes to follow in the footsteps of club legends Tony Adams and Patrick Vieira.Arsenal’s star striker was confirmed as Granit Xhaka’s permanent successor as the club’s skipper last month after the Switzerland international was stripped of the captaincy following his outburst against Crystal Palace and subsequent refusal to offer a full apology to his own supporters and teammates.Aubameyang wore the armband against Leicester before the international and hit out at reports the dressing room was divided over his appointment during the international break.AdvertisementAdvertisementThe former Borussia Dortmund star will lead out his team in today’s vital Premier League match against Southampton and he accept he will feel an extra weight of responsibility.ADVERTISEMENT‘Arsenal has a great history of wonderful captains like Patrick Vieira and Tony Adams,’ Aubameyang told Arsenal’s official matchday programme. Advertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang finally breaks silence on being named Arsenal captain Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 23 Nov 2019 10:40 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4kShareslast_img read more

Isabella wins English crown by 11 strokes

first_img Tags: Coventry Golf Club, Open Amateur, Womens 23 Aug 2018 Isabella wins English crown by 11 strokes Austria’s Isabella Holpfer completed a remarkable wire-to-wire victory in the English women’s open amateur championship when she finished 11 shots clear of the field at Coventry Golf Club.The 17-year-old was 13-under par and dominated the championship from the word go. In the first round she shot seven-under 66 and was six clear of the field – and sending a very loud message to her rivals.She marked time in round two, with a level par score, but her challengers stayed five behind her. Then, in today’s final 36 holes she put her foot down, with a plan “to make as many birdies as I could.”She was five-under this morning and opened up a 10 shot lead and she followed up with a triumphant procession around the course this afternoon, signing off with one-under par 72.“This is pretty good!” she said. “This is my last tournament of the season and I’ve had a pretty good season so it’s nice to finish off with a win.”Holpfer arrived at Coventry straight from the British girls’ championship, where she was runner-up, and the experience had both honed her and made her hungry for a win.“I was in pretty good mood from the British girls. I was playing good and I came here prepared, already warmed up,” she commented.This is one of her biggest wins and she adds it to the Irish women’s open, which she won as a 14-year-old, and the Slovenian ladies championship, earlier this season.It is also helping her season’s ambition of improving her world ranking. “I had a bad season two years ago and I fell back in the world rankings to around 700th from the 200s.” This week she discovered she had reached a personal high of 226th – and it will improve further after this win.Her performance at Coventry won her many, admiring friends who marvelled at her prowess. Holpfer rarely made mistakes, but if she did find trouble she generally had the answer.This morning she holed out of a bunker. This afternoon, when blocked out by trees, she played the most imaginative shot to the ninth green, threading the ball between bunkers and around the contours of a bank. And then she almost holed the birdie putt!“My long game was good, I was pretty confident with my driver and didn’t make too many mistakes – and most of the time I was putting pretty well,” she said.Now Holpfer heads off on holiday with her parents – father Gunter was on the bag this week – and then it’s back to school.The runner-up on two-under par was Pasqualle Coffa of the Netherlands, followed by Ireland’s Jessica Ross, who took third place on level.The leading English players, all scoring one-over, were Georgia Price (Bude & North Cornwall), Cara Gainer (Castle Royle) and Lily May Humphreys (Stoke by Nayland).Full scores can be found herelast_img read more