Ian Wright hits out at Arsenal decision to announce significant job losses The majority of Arsenal’s first team squad agreed to take a pay cut earlier this year (Picture: Getty)It is also believed Arsenal’s current plans in the transfer market will not be affected by the job cuts, as Chelsea winger Willian continues to be heavily linked with a free transfer to the Emirates Stadium.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic we have been working hard to ensure that Arsenal Football Club emerges in a robust and strong position for the future,” the statement read.‘In line with other football clubs and many other businesses operating in the sport, leisure and entertainment arena, we have been impacted directly by COVID-19.‘Our main sources of income have all reduced significantly. Revenue from broadcasters, matchday and commercial activities have all been hit severely and these impacts will continue into at least the forthcoming 2020/21 season.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 Arsenal‘Over recent years we have consistently invested in additional staff to take the club forward but with the expected reduction of income in mind, it is now clear that we must reduce our costs further to ensure we are operating in a sustainable and responsible way, and to enable us to continue to invest in the team.‘Our aim has been to protect the jobs and base salaries of our people for as long as we possibly can. Unfortunately, we have now come to the point where we are proposing 55 redundancies.’MORE: Arsenal and Man Utd centre-back target Gabriel makes transfer decisionMORE: Perry Groves urges Arsenal to complete ‘no-brainer’ signing of Willian, who is ‘better’ than Nicolas PepeFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterThursday 6 Aug 2020 11:42 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link392Shares Arsenal confirmed they are set to make a raft of redundancies (Picture: Getty)Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has questioned the club’s decision to make 55 members of staff redundant.The FA Cup winners made the announcement on Wednesday and pointed to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on finances as the reason for the move.In a statement issued by the club’s head of football Raul Sanllehi and managing director Vinai Venkatesham, they pointed to severe drops in broadcast revenue.The cuts will come across some football departments as well as commercial and administrative roles.ADVERTISEMENTWhile the players, who took a pay cut earlier this year, are said to be dismayed, Wright tweeted his apparent dismay at the news, reciting the iconic quote of his former team-mate and close friend David Rocastle, tweeting: ‘Remember who you are, what you are and who you represent!!!’
Twenty players have been called up into the senior women’s national team as Ghana confirms her participation for the up-coming Wafu Tournament.The Black Queens team headed to camp at the Ghanaman Soccer Centre for Excellence today (Friday, 21st September, 2012) to start preparations.The selected players will train under head coach of the team, Kuuku Dadzie.Selected players included:1 Patricia Mantey (Gk) – Immigration2. Nana Ama Asantewaa (Gk) – Police 3. Mageret Otoo (Gk) – Gathel Cape Coast4. Cynthi Adobea – Reformers5. Rosemary Ampem – Immigration6. Hillia Kobblah – Faith Ladies7. Linda Addae – Intellectuals 8. Beatrice Sesu – Intellectuals9. Florence Okoe – Police10. Mercy Myles – Reformers11. Juliet Acheampong – Ashtown12. Liticia Zikpi – Immigration 13. Elizabeth Addo – Atalata Ladies14. Safia A. Rahaman – Lipo15. Grace Asare – Reformers16. Agnes Aduako – Fabulous17. Portia Boakye – Fabulous 18. Samira Suleman – Hasaacas Ladies19. Faiza Ibrahim – Gathel20. Mary Baidoo – Police
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error WASHINGTON >> Anthony Rendon hit a two-run homer in the first inning Monday night, and — thanks to an odd-moving storm that produced an interminable rain delay — the Washington Nationals didn’t finish off the Dodgers until some six hours later on Tuesday morning, holding on for a 4-0 victory and gaining sole possession of first place in the NL East.Jordan Zimmerman pitched four shutout innings before the game was halted, and five relievers threw an inning apiece after play resumed. In between, there was a delay of 3 hours, 17 minutes while a narrow, cigar-shaped storm took its time soaking D.C. and not much else.Had the game been played in the outer suburbs to the northeast or southwest, everyone would have finished dry and on time.As it was, Aaron Barrett (2-0) got the win, Zack Greinke (5-1) got a hard-luck first loss of the season, Danny Espinosa added a two-run homer in the eighth, and plate umpire John Tumpane became the MVP for calling strikes and getting the game done in a reasonable hurry once the tarp was removed. There were four strikeouts before the delay, 16 after it. Also shown during the delay was the Atlanta Braves’ loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, which helped the Nationals vault into first in the division. Maybe 200 fans remained until the end, the ones in blue behind the Dodgers dugout and the red-clad faithful on the Nationals’ side. They traded chants and had unusually good odds when it came to chasing a foul ball, or catching a T-shirt tossed into the stands as part of a standard late-game promotion.NotesGreinke had been unbeaten in his previous 13 starts (9-0) vs. NL East teams. … The Nationals procrastinated about as long as they could in selecting a starting pitcher for Tuesday’s game. Manager Matt Williams said he wanted to keep his options open, but the likely candidate is LHP Ross Detwiler, the former starter who has received only sporadic work in the bullpen this season. … Clayton Kershaw (strained back) is scheduled to come off the disabled list today and start for the Dodgers. … Kershaw is expected to take the roster spot held for a day by RHP Pedro Baez, who was recalled Monday from Double-A Chattanooga and made his major league debut in the eighth inning. RHP Stephen Fife, who started Sunday’s game, was optioned to Triple-A Albuquerque. … Mattingly said LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu, who missed Sunday’s start with a sore shoulder, did not need an MRI and would resume throwing today. … Washington reinstated OF Scott Hairston (strained side muscle) from the 15-day DL and optioned OF Steven Souza Jr. to Triple-A Syracuse. … Washington C Wilson Ramos (hand) caught nine innings for Double-A Harrisburg on Monday and could rejoin the team later this week. The rain limited Dodgers starter Greinke to three innings, ending a streak that had been unmatched for a century. He had 18 consecutive regular-season starts of at least five innings while allowing two runs or fewer — the longest such run in the majors since 1914.Dodgers slugger Yasiel Puig sat out the marathon, still sore after crashing into an outfield wall in the ninth inning of Sunday’s 5-4 road loss to the Miami Marlins. Manager Don Mattingly said Puig remained day-to-day and declined to say directly whether a concussion has been ruled out.Nationals left fielder Nate McLouth had his own crash-into-wall injury in the eighth inning, when he made a sliding backhand catch of a foul ball. Both hands and both knees hit the wall hard, and his right hand was bleeding as he walked off the field.The Nationals scored early — a rarity for them this season — when Denard Span doubled to left and came home on a drive by Rendon that started out looking like a gapper and carried and carried until it landed in the first row beyond the wall in left-center.Zimmermann held the fort until the middle of the fourth, when the dozens of bags of sands poured on the infield by the grounds crew were no longer a match for the weather. The fans who stayed behind were treated to a scoreboard broadcast of their city-sports-brethren Washington Wizards winning an NBA playoff game.