Ian Wright and Martin Keown rate Mikel Arteta’s start at Arsenal after Chelsea defeat

first_imgAdvertisement Metro Sport ReporterSunday 29 Dec 2019 11:43 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Comment Wright gave his verdict (Picture: Getty)‘When you look at the two games there’s definite improvement in Arsenal,’ said Wright on Match of the Day. ‘You just think what they could have done had they gone with the appointment after the Leicester game at the international break.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘It’s one and two touch all the way and its really quick. Fantastic zip, the fans should be happy with what they’re seeing at the moment but give Chelsea credit for what they’ve done today.’‘Very compact. Very solid. I like the shape,’ Keown added. ‘They’ve had three different managers by the way. Different ideas, different voices.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘It’s the front players, when they go to engage I think they do that really well. Everyone is engaging really very well.‘Chelsea with their system 3 at the back seem confused and Arsenal were really well organised hunting in packs. Everyone attuned to the system. I thought they did it really well.’Where will Arsenal finish this season?Top four0%Top six0%Top half0%Bottom half0%Relegation zone0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Pep Guardiola sets Premier League record ahead of Sir Alex Ferguson, Jose Mourinho and Jurgen KloppMORE: Frank Lampard praises Mikel Arteta after Arsenal’s defeat to Chelsea Ian Wright and Martin Keown rate Mikel Arteta’s start at Arsenal after Chelsea defeat Arteta has failed to get a win under his belt thus far (Picture: AMA/Getty)Ian Wright and Martin Keown have both been impressed by Mikel Arteta’s start to life as Arsenal manager, despite the Spaniard failing to notch his first win.The Gunners were beaten 2-1 by Chelsea on Sunday, while they could only muster a draw in his first game in charge against Bournemouth.However, while results haven’t gone Arsenal’s way, club legend Wright has noted the marked improvement in Arsenal’s play, while former centre-back Keown has been impressed with the way Arteta has been setting his troops out. Advertisementlast_img read more

Quarterly results boost funding for largest Dutch schemes

first_imgThe funding of the five largest Dutch pension funds improved by several percentage points during the third quarter, in particular due to investment results of up to 1.9%.However, with the exception the €55bn scheme for the building industry (BpfBOUW), they are still in danger of possible rights cuts during the coming years, quarterly reports indicated.As interest rates have risen only very slightly since June, liabilities of the schemes barely decreased.The €396bn civil service scheme ABP, which reported a quarterly return of 1.9%, saw its coverage ratio jump by 3 percentage points to 99.3%. Nevertheless, it indicated that it could see little margin for indexation during the next five years and that rights cuts could still be possible.To avoid a pensions reduction, its funding must exceed 104.2% before 2021.The civil service scheme reported yields on equity of 1.4% and 4.5% for developed and emerging markets, respectively.It said that returns on fixed income were flat, as results of 0.3% from government bonds and 0.6% from inflation-linked bonds had been cancelled out by losses on credit (-0.5%) and emerging market debt (-0.4%).ABP’s commodities holdings returned 4.6% during the third quarter, but remained at an 11.6% loss for the year to the end of September. Infrastructure holdings gained 0.7%, while hedge funds and property lost 1.6% and 0.3%, respectively.The pension fund attributed its year-to-date result of 3.9% chiefly to equity and its currency hedge, which had generated 7.5% and 3%, respectively this year. Emerging markets equity delivered 11.6%.The €189bn healthcare scheme PFZW closed the third quarter with a 1.7% profit, leading to a cumulative result of 1.4% for the first three quarters of the year. Its funding at September-end stood at 96.7%.It said liquid equity and private equity had generated 1.3% and 2.1%, respectively, over the last quarter. Infrastructure gained 2.6%, but its real estate and insurance portfolios lost 0.7% and 8.1%, respectively.PFZW’s government bond holdings returned 0.6% following a slight drop of long-term interest rates. Its index-linked bonds gained 5.7%.PMT, the €68bn scheme for the metal working and mechanical engineering sector, reported a quarterly profit of 1.1% and a year-to-date result of 1.4%.It said its matching portfolio produced a quarterly return of 0.1%, while its return portfolio grew by 2%.PMT’s stakes in property and high yield gained 0.6% and 1%, respectively. Equities, including private equity, generated 2.6%. The scheme closed the third quarter with a coverage ratio of 98.9%.PME the €45.6bn pension fund for the metal and electrotechnical engineering industry, posted a quarterly profit of 1.3% and a cumulative result for 2017 of 2%.It cited year-to-date returns of 10.1% for equity, 3.6% for high yield and 3.2% for property. Alternatives including private equity lost 0.1%. Its funding stood at 98.4% at quarter-end.With a coverage of 113%, BpfBouw remained in the best financial shape of the five largest schemes. It returned 1.8% for the quarter and has gained 2.6% between January and September.last_img read more

Statement from Clippers President Andy Roeser on Donald Sterling’s TMZ recording

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Andy Roeser, president of the L.A. Clippers, today issued the following statement:“We have heard the tape on TMZ. We do not know if it is legitimate or it has been altered. We do know that the woman on the tape — who we believe released it to TMZ — is the defendant in a lawsuit brought by the Sterling family alleging that she embezzled more than $1.8 million, who told Mr. Sterling that she would “get even.” Mr. Sterling is emphatic that what is reflected on that recording is not consistent with, nor does it reflect his views, beliefs or feelings. It is the antithesis of who he is, what he believes and how he has lived his life. He feels terrible that such sentiments are being attributed to him and apologizes to anyone who might have been hurt by them. He is also upset and apologizes for sentiments attributed to him about Earvin Johnson. He has long considered Magic a friend and has only the utmost respect and admiration for him–both in terms of who he is and what he has achieved. We are investigating this matter.”last_img read more

“Dragons” Progressed Two Places, 19th Representation in the World

first_imgThe B&H football representation progressed two places and now, according to the new FIFA ranking list, B&H is in 19th place among the best representations in the world.The World Football Federation (FIFA) announced today the new ranking list of world representations, where B&H is in 19th position with 899 points. The “Dragons” have progressed two places in comparison to last month.It is interesting that the other 18 positions did not change from last month. Spain is still in first place with 1.507 points, followed by Germany and Argentina with 1.318 points and 1.251 points.(Source: klix.ba)last_img