18 Oct

Per Mertesacker bigs up Dayot Upamecano amid Arsenal and Man Utd transfer links

first_imgPer Mertesacker bigs up Dayot Upamecano amid Arsenal and Man Utd transfer links Comment Mertesacker is a fan of the centre-half (Picture: Arsenal FC via Getty)‘He showed so much and did it right: the courage of a Lucio who just goes forward, but also my solid game of simply finding the right man or withdrawing.‘If he continues like this, works on himself and remains consistent, he will generate more interest. 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‘He’s definitely one of the most exciting central defenders the world has to offer right now.‘RB certainly made the contract extension very tasty for him. It’s exciting to see where his path is going.’MORE: Arsenal sign Tottenham reject Jonathan DinzeyiMORE: Arsenal sign midfielder Tim Akinola after release from HuddersfieldFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Upamecano is a wanted man (Picture: UEFA via Getty)Arsenal academy chief Per Mertesacker has heaped praise onto Dayot Upamecano, amid speculation linking him with a move to the Premier League. Upamecano has impressed for Red Bull Leipzig this season and will line up at the heart of the Bundesliga side’s defence against Paris Saint-Germain in their semi-final clash on Tuesday night. Their impressive run in Europe’s premier competition has made the world’s biggest clubs sit up and take note, with Manchester United and Arsenal both linked with a potential summer swoop for the 21-year-old. Mertesacker, the former Arsenal centre-half who now runs the club’s academy, has been impressed by the manner in which he’s conducted himself. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAnd he expects interest to only grow for ‘one of the most exciting central defenders the world has to offer right now’.‘I was very excited about the Atletico game,’ he told Goal and Dazn. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 18 Aug 2020 3:46 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.8kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

27 Sep

Govt can’t redefine marriage – McCoskrie

first_img3 News 11 May 2012Prime Minister John Key coming out saying he isn’t  personally opposed to same-sex marriage has prompted a lobby group to question  the state’s right to re-invent marriage. Mr Key was asked about the issue after US president  Barack Obama said he supports same-sex marriage, ending a period of equivocation  on a divisive issue. “I am not personally opposed to gay marriage,” Mr Key said. “It’s possible that Parliament may consider a member’s  bill at some stage, but it is not on the government’s agenda.” Mr Key’s position has triggered a response from lobby  group Family First, which says the state didn’t invent marriage and has no  authority to re-invent it.“A homosexual cannot now legally marry. But neither  can a whole lot of other people,” the group’s national director, Bob McCoskrie,  said. “A five-year-old boy cannot marry. Three people cannot  get married to each other. A married man can’t marry another person. Two old  aunties living together cannot marry. A father cannot marry his adult daughter.  A football team cannot enact group marriage – the list is endless.” Being pro-marriage and wanting to maintain its  definition as being between a man and a woman was not “anti-gay”, Mr McCoskrie  said. Mr Key earlier said he didn’t think there was any  clamour for gay marriage in New Zealand. Labour leader David Shearer says he personally  supported marriage equality. Civil unions between same-sex couples have been  allowed in New Zealand since 2005.http://www.3news.co.nz/Govt-cant-redefine-marriage—McCoskrie/tabid/1607/articleID/253892/Default.aspx#ixzz1uW2ERWqeLobbyists for gay marriage hope issue will be revisitedRadio NZ Morning Report 10 May 2012Responding to Barack Obama’s public support for gay marriage Prime Minister John Key says he also has no problem with same-sex marriage.http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/2518391/lobbyists-for-gay-marriage-hope-issue-will-be-revisited.asxlast_img read more