Arsenal stars Alexandre Lacazette and William Saliba drop Nicolas Pepe transfer hints on Instagram

first_imgAdvertisement Pepe enjoyed a stellar campaign last season and was chased by a host of clubs (Picture: Getty)A deal appears to be a virtual formality – with Pepe excited to work under Unai Emery – and some of Arsenal’s players are already rolling out the red carpet.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTSaliba, who also swapped Ligue 1 for north London this summer but was immediately loaned back to Saint-Etienne, wasted no time in following his future teammate on Instagram.Meanwhile, Lacazette ‘liked’ a post reporting that Pepe had touched down in London to undergo his medical ahead of completing a move.Image: Alexandre Lacazette liking a post about Nicolas Pepe’s imminent arrival to Arsenal on Instagram. [IG: brfootball via @charles_watts] #afc— afcstuff (@afcstuff) July 30, 2019 Saliba will have to wait until next season to play alongside £72m man Pepe (Picture: Getty)Pepe proved to be a better value deal – with Lille happy to accept less money up front and the player demanding less in wages than Zaha – though he will still become the most expensive African player of all time.Speaking about the Pepe rumours earlier this week, Emery said: ‘The club is thinking on how we can improve. There are different players on the table. Pepe’s a very good player. We only want players who can really, really improve the squad. We want the best players possible for the first game at Newcastle.’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 Arsenal stars Alexandre Lacazette and William Saliba drop Nicolas Pepe transfer hints on Instagram Advertisement Comment Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 30 Jul 2019 12:17 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.2kShares The Lille forward is nearing a £72million move to the Emirates (Picture: Getty)William Saliba appears to be just as excited by Nicolas Pepe’s looming arrival at Arsenal as every other Gooner, following him on Instagram, while Alexandre Lacazette ‘liked’ a post saying the transfer is imminent.The north London club are hoping to confirm the £72million arrival of Pepe in the coming days, with the 24-year-old reportedly having flown to London to undergo a medical and pen personal terms on a five-year contract.Pepe scored 22 goals and laid on 11 assists in a superb campaign last season for Lille, and Arsenal will pay just £20m up front with the rest in installments over the next five years. Likewise, both Granit Xhaka and Emile Smith Rowe liked a post on Instagram earlier this week revealing Pepe’s looming arrival at Arsenal, with the squad clearly happy to see such an in-demand player lured to the Emirates.Arsenal had to beat off significant competition, particularly from Napoli, and Emery will be delighted to have finally landed a new winger, having also chased Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha.last_img read more

Lyttelton Harbor Dredging Program Set for August

first_imgLyttelton Port Company (LPC) said in they latest release that one of the world’s largest dredges – the Fairway – will sail into Lyttelton Harbor in August as the port’s channel deepening project gets underway.The Fairway will be a permanent fixture in the harbor for 11 weeks as it works to deepen the channel, which will see the overall dredging program become New Zealand’s biggest to date, LPC said.LPC was granted resource consent in March 2018 to dredge the harbor shipping channel to increase its draught.The 230 meter-long Fairway will collect silty clay from the seabed of the harbor, as it works to widen the navigation channel by 20 meters and deepen it to allow vessels with a 13.3 meter draught to call at Lyttelton.The first stage of work will see the Fairway lengthen the channel by 2.5km.The channel deepening, which will allow bigger ships to access the port, will provide Canterbury’s importers and exporters the best possible and most cost effective international shipping solutions, said LPC.The initial stage of the dredging program has been awarded to Netherlands-based contractor Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. Built in 1997, the Fairway is one of Boskalis’ 30 trailing suction hopper dredgers.The Fairway will make its journey from Mumbai, India, after completing its latest project – and make a stop in Singapore for a thorough clean before heading to Lyttelton Harbor. The Cawthron Institute has worked with LPC and Boskalis to develop a biosecurity plan.In Singapore, it will go into a dry dock to be water blasted and have its antifoul refreshed. The interior spaces will be cleaned and flushed with fresh water. After being inspected, it will sail directly to New Zealand.last_img read more

Raymon’s season-ending knee injury just his latest obstacle to overcome

first_img Published on October 23, 2013 at 12:35 pm Contact Stephen: [email protected] | @Stephen_Bailey1 John Raymon had another setback Saturday when he suffered a season-ending knee injury in Syracuse’s 56-0 loss to Georgia Tech.The defensive tackle has already overcome a difficult upbringing and a transfer from Iowa. Shafer spoke strongly of Raymon on Wednesday.“Johnny’s special to all of us,” Shafer said. ” … We’re looking forward to him continuing to progress academically this semester, have a little bit more time to focus on that, even if he’s going to have to be trudging through campus on crutches and wheelchairs, and that sort of thing — which isn’t easy to find for a big guy at 325 pounds.”Shafer said he’s seen players grow from similar debilitating injuries, and hopes Raymon can do the same. The football team and SU community have been very supportive, Shafer said.“Football’s a very difficult sport with injuries,” Shafer said. “Unfortunately, it showed its ugly head on John on Saturday. I’m extremely disappointed, but also understand that it’s a life lesson that’s going to make John a stronger person. He’ll get through it.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more