Mesut Özil left Arsenal & # 39; s team for the Europa League trip to Olympiacos while his wife Amine Gulse prepares for the birth of their first child
Ozil & # 39; s wife Amine Gulse is understood to be pregnant and the Gunners & # 39; no. 10 has received permission to wait while waiting for his baby.
Matteo Guendouzi has traveled despite the fact that he was completely omitted from the team of the match day for the 4-0 win over Newcastle.
Lucas Torreira is another midfielder who doesn't make the trip due to illness, although he might fly out on Thursday if he recovers on time.
Arsenal faces Olympiacos in the Karaiskakis stadium on Thursday evening at 8 p.m. It is the first time that Mikel Arteta has taken the lead in the European competition.
The Gunners reached the final of last season's competition, but were defeated by Chelsea in Baku 4-1.
Gregor Townsend makes three changes to Scotland for the battle between Italy while Stuart McInally, Ben Toolis and Chris Harris earn their first start of the campaign
Edinburgh forward Stuart McInally and Ben Toolis and Gloucester center Chris Harris have been promoted from the bank for their first start of the 2020 campaign in Rome.
Hooker Mc alternates with Glasgow Fraser Brown of Warriors, who goes to the bank, while the second row of Toolis comes in for the injured Jonny Gray.
Harris has been selected for Huw Jones, who falls out of the 23-man team. Sale Sharks Wing Byron McGuigan takes Harris's place on the couch
Speaking of the changes, Townsend said: & We believe that Chris and Stuart deserve this opportunity. They were very close to the start 15 when we participated in this campaign. We think this is the right time to come in.
& # 39; Chris has been excellent for Gloucester this season and has continued to improve since the summer. He works very hard on both sides of the ball, which will be important this week.
& # 39; Stuart has shown in recent weeks that he is fit and wants to go again and Ben gets the chance to start after Jonny & # 39; s injury to England.
& # 39; The second row is a position (true) we have a lot of competition with some very good players available for selection. We look forward to seeing how he again combines with Scott (Cummings) after a successful outing together against Russia in the World Cup. & # 39;
& # 39; I think Unai is a great coach … I don't judge anyone & # 39 ;: David Luiz refuses to bite back after criticizing the deployment of the Arsenal team
- Unai Emery recently claimed that some players & # 39; did not have a good attitude & # 39;
- But Arsenal in the middle behind David Luiz refused to bite back on Emery & # 39; s criticism
- Emery was fired in November by the Gunners after a bad start to the season
- Arsenal takes Olympiacos away in the Europa League on Thursday evening
Emery, who was fired in November after a bad start to the season, recently claimed some players & # 39; did not have a good attitude & # 39; and & # 39; asked for more than what they gave back & # 39 ;.
But Luiz chose not to bite the criticism back and insisted: & I think Unai is a great coach, a great person. Things did not work very well, especially the results and it is normal to try to find some answers with his vision.
& # 39; I don't judge anyone. I still admire him a lot and I think that from my point of view it is not intelligent when I say something.
& I think he is a great, great guy, great coach. Football, we need the results, if the results don't come, everyone will try to figure out why and everyone has their vision.
& # 39; I think he has his vision and we have to accept that in a nice way and in a modest way. & # 39;
The mood has improved around the Emirates after firing Emery and Sunday's 4-0 win over Newcastle left Arsenal six points out of fifth – which could be good enough for Champions League football after Manchester to secure City & # 39; s European ban.
Mikel Arteta will hope to close that gap in games against Brighton and West Ham in the coming weeks.
But Luiz insists that they have been burned too many times to assume that victories will come easily, even against struggling parties.
& # 39; We are losing points with this type of team, so we cannot judge by the name, & # 39; he said.
& It is up to us to understand what we do every day and to keep improving.
& # 39; Don't think about the name of the opponent, we have to try to win games and try to be there because we still have the opportunity. & # 39;
The win over Newcastle was desperately needed for Arsenal, who had difficulty converting points into improvements under their new manager.
Now, despite the 10th place in the table, supporters have renewed the hope to regain European football. But again, Luiz preaches caution and claims: & I think you should restart something like we did, with a new philosophy, with a new coach, with a different system, you have to think step by step.
& # 39; The first thing was to try to create the identity of the team, improve it in many ways, improve on the training field, improve our behavior, improve our way of training, our way of seeing things, our mentality. improve. & # 39;
He added: "Then we finally start to get some results and we start to think about the table, we start to think we still have the opportunity and then we try to end to do our best in the season.
& # 39; I think we played better matches when we didn't win, but I'm happy with the team, I'm happy with how we better understand what Mikel wants ours every week and we improve as a team. & # 39;
& # 39; If we experiment against the US, we are defeated & # 39 ;: Phil Neville is not at risk with his team from England in an attempt to capture hosts at SheBelieves Cup
- Phil Neville will not change his England team too much to beat the US next month
- England's manager named his team for the tournament on Tuesday
- ] The Neville team is underperforming since the World Cup exploits
- He says the lionesses are still putting an end to the closing of the gap with the Americans
Phil Neville insists that he will not experiment with his team during their defense of the SheBelieves Cup next month because of the fear of being punished by rivals USA.
The England manager who described some of his last six versions as & # 39; unacceptable & # 39; noted, admitted that they are still a way to close the gap with the dual world champions. But that remains his ambition.
Neville said: & # 39; If we experiment against the US, we are defeated.
Lionesses boss Phil Neville announced his team of 23 players for the tournament on Tuesday
] LIONESSES SQUAD FOR SHE BELIEVES CUP
Millie Bright (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (Lyon), Rachel Daly (Houston Dash), Toni Duggan (Atletico Madrid), Beth England (Chelsea), Grace Fisk (West Ham), Alex Greenwood (Lyon), Lauren Hemp (Manchester United), Steph Houghton (Manchester City), Chloe Kelly (Everton), Sandy MacIver (Everton), Abbie McManus (Manchester United), Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal), Nikita Parris (Lyon), Ellie Roebuck (Manchester City), Jill Scott (Manchester City), Lucy Staniforth (Birmingham), Georgia Stanway (Manchester City), Carly Telford (Chelsea), Demi Stokes (Manchester City), Keira Walsh (Manchester) City), Ellen White (Manchester City), Leah Williamson (Arsenal)
& # 39; You must use every golfcl in the bag and use all the ammunition you have to defeat these teams.
& # 39; We must go outside and deliver in a way that we probably have not done in the last six games.
& # 39; Sometimes we have to check the reality and accept that we are not in all facets where we want to be.
& # 39; The games we played against the US have been our biggest tests but we want to catch up. That is the goal. & # 39;
After consistently promising to give young players a chance, the 23-man team named Neville sees Tuesday, West Ham defender Grace Fisk, 22, earning her first senior call-up and form Everton striker Chloe Kelly, 22, who made a senior appearance in November 2018, also makes the cut.
Birmingham goalkeeper Hannah Hampton, 19, and American striker Alessia Russo, 21, join as trainer players.
I don't look at age, & # 39; Neville added.
& # 39; Whether you are older than 30 or younger than 20 I look at the quality and what you can bring to the team. Until you give young players a chance, you never know if they can step up. & # 39;
England opens their SheBelieves Cup campaign against the US side of Vlatko Andonovski in Orlando.
& # 39; I don't think we're far away to put that team together & # 39 ;: England coach Chris Silverwood is nearing completion of the Twenty20 World Cup plans, as Jofra Archer and Tom Banton in the first position to claim the last few places
- England ended their fine tour through South Africa with a 2-1 T20 series victory on Sunday
- Chris Silverwood now completes his team for the Twenty20 World Cup
- Jofra Archer and Tom Banton are in an excellent position to take the remaining places
- Silverwood bleeds the praise of Eoin Morgan after his great-hitting heroics
- Ravel Morrison is ready to be debut for Jamaica after receiving a call
- The midfielder played for England at youth level but never for the higher side
- Morrison became a member Middlesbrough on loan to Sheffield United last month
- Matteo Guendouzi was not included in the Arsenal team to face it Newcastle
- Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta was unhappy with the displays of Guendouzi in training
- The theory is that FFP was rigged to noble Sheikh Mansour & # 39; s ambitions
- The goals of FFP were slightly more everyday than Machiavellian stitch-ups
- Man City is under the guidance of one of the most talented coaches of all time
- They also have 10 large trophies in it 11-year Sheikh Mansour era
- Bowlers Jofra Archer and Pat Brown will increase competition when they return
- Chris Jordan claimed two wickets in two balls in more than that just cost five runs
- South Africa's 177 for eight in East London would taste just enough this week
- The hosts won the first part of a three-part T20 series with England with one run
 By Richard Gibson for the Daily Mail
And fast bowler Jofra Archer and the hard-hitting Somerset batsman Tom Banton are the two players who are best able to leave those who leave for Australia on the plane this fall.
Archer, an automatic pick after his screenings for England during the 50-over World Cup victory last summer, is currently sidelined due to an elbow stress fracture, while Banton is impressed by his combination of a clean one ball attack and invention. The only area he was told to work on after a first winter of international travel is his all-round fitness.
& I don't think we are far away to put that team together. We have played what we believe to be our strongest side in these three games. The more they've played together, the better they are, we've seen the improvement through the series, so I don't think we're a million miles away, & Silverwood said.
& # 39; There is Banton, Archer to come back and then we also keep an eye on who is doing well there. & # 39;
Silverwood believes that England is now in a & # 39; self-assured space & # 39; is in the shortest form of the game after a combative showing of Captain Eoin Morgan who sealed victory in the runbounty at Centurion on Sunday
Morgan became England's first batsman to hit 100 sixes in T20 internationals with the second of his seven. His 105 count is a full 50 more than his closest rivals Jos Buttler and Alex Hales and he is together fourth, alongside Chris Gayle, among all newcomers.
His current form – the left hand was called both men the match and series after hitting an undefeated 57 out of just 22 balls – justifies more than his decision to commit to the next two Twenty20 World Cups instead walk away after the 50-over triumph last summer.
& # 39; I'm clearly very happy. He has so much experience and he is a great player. Losing him would have been really tragic. He has a bit between his teeth, as we've seen, he has the ability to stay cool under pressure, methodically break down the scoreboard, take risks when it applies and lead us home like he did, & Silverwood added.
Prior to the final game, this was a miserable tour, despite the success of the team, for Jos Buttler, vice-captain of Morgan in cricket with limited overs. With an average of 17 in the test series, his return was half that in the first two games of the T20 & # 39; s, fueling the debate about his best position in the top six.
His usual fluency for half a century in the decision maker, but the conviction of England remains that they will get the greatest benefits with him at the top of the order.
& # 39; It was fantastic to see him coming with a smile on his face. He is a very, very destructive player as we know him, so we want him to come across as many balls as possible, & Silverwood said.
& # 39; I think he enjoys where he is now, so we give him the best chance and the best support we can give him to open the inning for us. & # 39;
Former Manchester United star Ravel Morrison receives first call to the Jamaica squad with the midfielder set to make his debut friendly in Catalonia next month
Matteo Guendouzi was dumped from Arsenal squad against Newcastle & # 39; as Mikel Arteta was not impressed with his displays during the winter break in Dubai & # 39;
Dani Ceballos seized his chance to impress while Guendouzi7 [1945miste]
Matteo Guendouzi has been omitted from the Arsenal squad for their 4-0 win against Newcastle on Sunday after not impressing head coach Mikel Arteta during the winter break of the club in Dubai.
It was the first time Guendouzi was left out of a Premier League match day squad when he has been available since joining the Gunners in 2018.
As reported by The Mirror Arteta was not satisfied with the 20-year-old training sessions in Dubai.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe, Mesut Ozil and Alexandre Lacazette all scored when Arsenal returned to winning days, but Guendouzi was not involved.
Guendouzi was a regular player in the startup for Arsenal under Unai Emery, but has not been so prominent since the Spaniard's departure.
There is a lot of competition for places in the midfield of Arsenal and Dani Ceballos produced an impressive screen.
Ceballos was previously on the periphery of procedures, with Arteta in his press conference after the game saying that Guendouzi could use Real Madrid's borrower as an example.
Arteta said: & Dani Ceballos is a good example. He was injured and when he started training, I didn't think he was fit enough.
& # 39; He completely changed his behavior and trained like an animal. I thought he was the best player on the field. & # 39;
Guendouzi will hope to return to the Arsenal team for the Europa League game on Thursday to Olympiacos.
The 20-year-old already has 77 appearances for Arsenal, but has work to do to relocate himself.
With Arsenal & # 39; s injury problems starting to resolve, Rob Holding and Ainsley Maitland-Niles were also left out of the team for the game against Newcastle.
Warren Gatland wasted at the time explaining his World Cup ambitions after he announced his team for Japan on Sunday – Wales is in it to win it.
The head coach goes to his third and final tournament with the adopted nation he has managed for almost 12 years.
He and his lieutenants Rob Howley, Shaun Edwards, Neil Jenkins and Robin McBryde took three hours to complete their picks on Saturday night after the defeat to Wales.
Debate surrounded the injury of Cory Hill, the selection of five props, not six, the back-up fly-half and final slot in a five-strong back-three.
And Gatland came out of that encounter bullish about the odds of Wales in Japan.
& # 39; I think it's good enough to win the world cup, & he said.
& # 39; If you had chosen a World Cup team in the past, you might have been happy with 24 or 25 players and the others who formed the figures, you are not sure about their quality.
& # 39; But this time we have omitted some class players. & # 39;
Two in that category are both props – 36-cap Rob Evans and 41-cap Samson Lee – both are fit but were thrown away when Gatland slapped for the more & # 39; sustainable & # 39; but seriously raw Rhys Carré and Dillon Lewis, with Wyn Jones the loose prop that prepares to cover the tight side.
Scott Williams, Owe n Lane – who scored when Ireland debuted on Sa turday – and Jarrod Evans were all omitted, with Owen Watkin, Hallam Amos and Rhys Patchell doing enough to make it.
The 31 selected have 1,067 caps of experience between them, and more than that Gatland believes they are a fearless, resilient group that matches the best in the world.
& # 39; We are not hiding from expectation, & # 39; said Gatland about Wales chances at the World Cup.
We are not afraid of playing someone. The draw is that you would not meet the All Blacks until the final if you happened to get that far.
& You need a little bit of luck, but you need a little bit of that confidence and confidence and I think we have that.
& # 39; We have performed well and achieved some positive results in the last 18 months. We are a team that can bounce back and we are a team that does not give up. & # 39;
Gatland is often a gambler and has thrown the dice by selecting the injured hill.
That decision took the most deliberation; the 27-year-old has a high single-voltage fracture that originally did not appear when it was scanned earlier this summer.
Gatland was so excited to choose Hill that he has always supported since he brought him to New Zealand as one of the infamous & # 39; Geography Six & # 39; lions in 2017, he asked national medical manager Prav Mathema to consult the Welsh FA – who have experience with chasing back football players from leg interruptions.
The verdict was that Hill must be suitable for the second World Cup match against Australia, so Gatland called him. If Fiji, the third pool game, Hill would not have been selected.
The second row now travels to Swansea this week to use an oxygen chamber to promote recovery, and still has a few goals to turn before Wales flies on September 11, but for Gatland it is worth the risk.
& # 39; Cory is important to the group with his experience and his lineout calling, and he did excellent as a co-captain in Argentina last year, & he said.
& # 39; He is a good athlete, so we don't worry from a conditional point of view.
& # 39; With another type of player it would certainly have been a concern, but he has done a lot of off-feet conditioning and will continue to do so. & # 39;
The nine players on the training team who missed were notified by Gatland an hour before the team was announced – all led by Rob Evans, then messages of support behind the Welsh team's WhatsApp group before they painfully moved away from it.
They can still make it to the tournament and are on the standby list if – like Taulupe Faletau and Gareth Anscombe – others are injured. But for now their dream is over.
For the 31 selected, it is time to make themselves heroes.
& # 39; I think this is the most open World Cup we've had for a long time, & Gatland said.
& # 39; There are six or seven teams that are able to win the World Cup. We know that we are in good physical condition. We go there with great confidence. & # 39;
Financial Fair Play was not intended to prevent Manchester City from competing at the highest level … but what is less clear is that despite this, they have collected the most expensive team in global football history
It is a frequently repeated or actually inaccurate mantra – most cited by Manchester City fans and cheerleaders of the club – that Financial Fair Play was conceived by a & # 39; cartel & # 39; from & # 39; corrupt & # 39; and established & # 39; large clubs & # 39; specifically to prevent City from competing at the highest level.
This protectionist system, according to the theory, witnessed the noble football ambitions of the Sheik Mansour in particular, but also Paris-owned Paris St Germain.
What is less clear in this muddy way? is how City nonetheless, with FFP for a decade, has assembled the most expensive team of players in global football history under the guidance of one of the most talented coaches of all time, and has collected 10 important trophies in the Mansour era.
One could argue that that is not particularly effective nobles, and that the dastardly limiting effects of FFP are less than claimed.
Far away from La-la land, the roots of FFP were actually planted in the mid-late years, before Manchester City was even a twinkle in the eyes of a billionaire Sheikh, and well before Qatar bought PSG .
The goals were a little more everyday than Machiavellian sutures. Among other things, they had to encourage clubs to remain solvent, pay their bills on time, and in some cases protect clubs against the threat of financial collapse if a sugar daddy ran away.
The architects were not a cartel, but mainly eight independent experts under the chairmanship of a former Belgian Prime Minister, Jean-Luc Dehaene. One of the experts was the late Brian Lomax, the much admired founder of the Supporters & # 39; Trust movement in Great Britain.
Others include a German academician and economist, Egon Franck; an Italian academic with a background in accounting, Umberto Lago; and a French lawyer, Yves Wehrli.
Lomax told me in 2010, as they debated how to formulate FFP, how to tackle debts, but would be difficult to enforce legally. Eventually, they came up with a licensing system that encouraged good practice, allowed unlimited spending on stadiums and other facilities, academies, youth development, women's football and community projects, and within the limits also & # 39; benefit actor financing & # 39; allowed.
The & # 39; break-even & # 39; requirement was the most controversial element of FFP: clubs spend just a few tens of millions more per three-year cycle than they earned.
The finances of top clubs across Europe changed from combined £ 1.4 billion in annual losses in 2011 to gains of £ 500 million in 2017.
And Countless clubs on the continent that have never been anywhere Having been close to the city's windfall, from Leicester and Tottenham in England to Getafe in Spain and Atalanta in Italy, they have managed to outperform their weight at home and grow organically to Europe.
& # 39; I don't think the environment was created to feel that pressure for a play area & # 39 ;: Bowler Chris Jordan says the T20 squad from England doesn't feel the tension after the defeat in South Africa and with the World Cup on the horizon
Sussex & # 39; s poker-focused death bowling specialist, and the rest of the attack chosen for this series, faces challenges from Jofra Archer and Pat Brown when they return from injuries later this year.
But asked if he thought the competition for fast bowling places kept the bowlers sharp, Jordan said: & personally not really. One of the characteristics of this team is that the person who is currently playing tries to keep his standards as high as possible.
& # 39; I don't think the environment was created to feel that pressure for a playground. You have that in every team, but I don't think that's the focus at all.
& # 39; We have a strong team here and every XI we release on a given day is strong enough to beat any team so those are the things we try to focus on as much as possible, stay nice and quiet in most of those situations and make sure we get to the top. & # 39;
Jordan deception at the end of the innings, pretending to throw one type of delivery and then send another, saw him claim two wickets in two balls in a 20th over those only five runs on Wednesday.
It helped to limit South Africa, but with the damage suffered earlier, their 177 for eight in East London would be just enough.
& # 39; Bluff balls are especially good against players who like to scan the field and play the ball where the field players are not. So there is room for one, maybe two sometimes, & he said, of his variations.
& # 39; We could go through the game and try to find many different moments where we can find one run, but that is the nature of T20 cricket. Most games come down tight and sometimes things go your way, sometimes not. "