Per 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 Advertisement
The authorities first reported theattack in Indelimane, Menaka region, on Friday, but gave a lower provisionaldeath toll. Malian soldiers on parade in Bamako last year. At least 53 soldiers and one civilian were recently killed in an attack on an army post in northern Mali, according to the government. GETTY IMAGES/THE NEW YORK TIMES BAMAKO – At least 53 soldiers and onecivilian were killed in an attack on an army post in northern Mali, thegovernment said. The militant group has posted dozensof claims for the attacks in several countries since the United States specialforces killed its previous leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi last weekend. Islamic State claimed responsibilityfor the attack on Saturday, without providing evidence. Thirty-eight Malian soldiers were alsokilled on Sept. 30 in coordinated attacks on two army bases in central Mali,which has slipped from government control despite the presence of the Frencharmy and other international forces.(Reuters)
Batesville Varsity Tennis team defeated South Dearborn on Thursday to move to 2-0 in the EIAC. Lleyton Ratcliffe, Adam Scott, and Grant Story won in singles. The doubles teams of Sam Voegele & Seth Gausman and Max Giesting & Cael Rahe also won. Jonathan Hoff won in JV action. Batesville was defeated by Centerville 4-1 on Friday. Adam Scott picked up a straight sets win at #2 singles. Lleyton Ratcliffe and the #1 doubles team of Sam Voegele & Seth Gausman lost in close, three set matches. Batesville will play vs. East Central on Tuesday at 4:30. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.