Robin van Persie reveals Arsene Wenger’s ‘crucial’ words of advice at Arsenal

first_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 13 May 2020 6:01 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.9kShares Advertisement Robin van Persie reveals Arsene Wenger’s ‘crucial’ words of advice at Arsenal Comment Robin Van Persie says Arsene Wenger’s belief was key during his early stages at Arsenal (Getty Images)‘I could earn more at PSV, because the deal at Arsenal was my worst deal in my career but it didn’t matter because I believed Arsene and myself that I was at the right club. ‘Arsene told me, ‘Robin you’re not here to be a starter in next two seasons so take your time, believe the process and learn. Ask as many questions as you want. Express yourself and be open and patient’. ‘Those words were crucial to me, I believed him. I took my time, he said, ‘you’ll make your minutes in Carling Cup and FA Cup and the process will make you a starter at Arsenal’. And that’s exactly what happened.’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 CityVan Persie also revealed that Arsenal’s former chief scout, Steve Rowley, played a major role in convincing Arsene Wenger to agree to his transfer from Feyenoord.‘That was six months prior to when I actually went to Arsenal. In that period I wasn’t playing anymore, I was on the bench, I wasn’t happy. I was playing my games in the reserves, the second team, in that period,’ said Van Persie.‘Actually we had to play against Ajax and it was a bad experience for me because the fans came to the pitch and it wasn’t very nice but actually from a bad day something really good happened because the chief scout of Arsenal, Steve Rowley, was there watching the game.‘I had beer thrown at me, spit at me when I was taking a corner, it was a bad day. ‘But I kept my cool and I was mature, scored a goal, played really well but I was about to sign for PSV, I was close to PSV. center_img Robin van Persie signed for Arsenal at the age of 20 in 2004 (Getty Images)‘My dad and a couple of friends were there [at the game] went to get a beer close to the hotel in Amsterdam. ‘In the same hotel, Rowley was staying and he heard about the news – this is 100 per cent true this is not a fairytale – he went to have a beer at the bar and they sat next to each other. They started talking because they knew each other from before. ‘My dad said, ‘listen if you want something, if Arsenal want to buy Robin, you have to be quick because he’s about to sign for PSV in the next few days’. AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Steve got on the phone to Arsene and Steve made sure he said, ‘listen I know it’s a gamble’, but I wasn’t expensive, I was like €4 million back then.‘Steve told Arsene, ‘listen take the gamble, it’s on me. He’s good, he played in a difficult game and he’s ready for his chance’. ‘The following day I wasn’t on my way to Eindhoven but I booked my trip to London and within a couple of days I signed and everything was done.’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Arsene Wenger warned Robin van Persie that he would need to be patient at Arsenal (Getty Images)Robin van Persie has revealed that some words of wisdom from Arsene Wenger were ‘crucial’ at the start of his Arsenal career.The Dutch striker joined the Gunners at the age of 20 in a £3 million deal from Feyenoord in 2004.Van Persie was competing for a place with Thierry Henry and Dennis Bergkamp after arriving at Arsenal.But Wenger warned Van Persie that he would need to accept a bit-part role for his first two seasons at Arsenal.ADVERTISEMENT‘Sometimes you have the feeling you’re in the right place. Just to be able to train with the likes of Henry, Bergkamp, Pires,’ Van Persie said in an interview with DAZN.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘To compete in training with Campbell, Toure…. even then in training was a dream for me. Advertisementlast_img read more

Knightstown woman arrested in Decatur County for forgery

first_imgDECATUR COUNTY, Ind. — A Knightstown woman was arrested on fraud charges after police say she and another woman attempted to cash a forged check.According to police, Nicole R Moorman, 30, of Knightstown was arrested on Thursday after an investigation that began back in November.Police say Moorman and Pamela S Fields-Creech, 47, of Knightstown, tried to cash a check back in November that belonged to a relative of Moorman’s that was payable to Fields-Creech.Investigators believe the check was taken from the account holder’s checkbook without his knowledge.Police say the account holder denied giving Moorman permission to write or cash the check.Back in November, bank employees reported the two suspects for trying to cash the check, stating that the account holder had been a victim of similar fraud in the past.Tellers called the account holder and found out that he did not write the check to Fields-Creech.Staff declined to cash the check and contacted police.Moorman was arrested on charges of Attempted Fraud on a Financial Institution and Forgery.Field-Creech is charged with check deception.last_img read more

‘Cleansburg’ needs your help

first_imgGreensburg, In. — Residents are asked to help make Greensburg “Cleansburg” Saturday, April 27.Volunteers, civic groups, church groups, families and businesses are encouraged to gather at the Greensburg Square at 9 a.m. Groups will be organized and deployed to areas of the city for cleanup operations until noon. Business are encouraged to use the day beautify storefronts or improve their location.Please bring work gloves and dress appropriately. For more information call 812-663-9622 or take a look at the Facebook page here.last_img

Lucerne Golf Club Senior Scramble results

first_imgDEDHAM — The Lucerne Golf Club’s Senior Scramble results from Tuesday, July 26, and Thursday, July 28, are as follows:July 26: Aaron Carter, Tony Ranco, Mike Dore (-5); Bernie Boisvert, Bob Francis, Tom Winston (-2); Royce Morrison, Ed Curtis, John Trainor (-2); Jim Awalt, Johnnie Lee, Phil Martola(-1); Ken Gray, Bob Mc Kenney, John Albee (+1); John Schoppe, Doug Hardison, Chris Boles (+2); Jason Heckman, Jason Salisbury, Martin Bernard (+2). Pins: No. 6 Tom Winston (24.10).July 28: Bill Ferris, Bob Francis, Bruce MacGregor, Ben Sawyer (-7); Ron Snyder, Bob Carter, Richard Baker, John Somes (-7); Barry Harris, Paul Bowden, Kerry Woodbury, Royce Morrison (-7); Dave Robertson, Ron Palmer, Bill Michaud, Lynn Reid (-6); David Ward, Mark Johnson, Martin Bernard, Dennis Kiah (-6); Alan Gray, Lloyd Deans, Jim Awalt, Nolan Martin (-5); Robin Young, Marcelle Whitney , Ron Allen, Norman St. Amando (-5); Billy Rowe, Russ Black, Don McCubbin, Mike Dore (-5); Bill Brooks, Johnnie Lee, Jack Hinds, Mac Cassell (-6); Charlie Perkins, Russ Nealey, Bob Fraser, Bill Michaud (-4); Howard Flewelling, Ted Pierson, Bob Landis, Russ Bragg (-4); Jim Mabry, Doug Deans, Bruce Blanchard, Al Small (-3); Whitney Lavene, Bill Nickels, Ken Goldstein, Carl Williams (-2). Pins: No. 2 Robin Young (3.6) and No. 6 Ron Palmer (6.7).This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Around the nation: No. 21 Michigan at No. 3 Michigan State headlines weekend slate

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Here’s a breakdown of Saturday’s best games along with a schedule of the rest of the day’s Top 25 matchups.All games are picked in bold. Happy watching.Georgia at No. 14 Kentucky, 1:30 p.m., ESPN3When you start four freshmen, every conference contest turns into a trap game. Just ask John Calipari about his masterpiece of a team that lost to unranked Arkansas in overtime on Jan. 14. But since that game, Kentucky (14-4, 4-1 Southeastern) has hit its stride at Rupp Arena and Georgia (10-7, 4-1) will be its third straight victim in front of the faithful.Texas at No. 24 Baylor, 1:30 p.m., ESPN3AdvertisementThis is placeholder textA lot of ranked teams face road tests this weekend, but Baylor (13-5, 1-4 Big 12) will have its hands full at the Ferrell Center. The Bears have dropped four of five since the start of Big 12 play, and Texas (15-4, 4-2) is on a hot streak. After dropping their first two conference games, the Longhorns have won four straight — including wins against then-No. 8 Iowa State and No. 22 Kansas State — and will grab another upset in Waco, Texas, this weekend.No. 22 Kansas State at No. 16 Iowa State, 1:45 p.m., ESPN3With Kansas grabbing all the Big 12 headlines, these two teams have skated under the surface since the start of conference play. This matchup will present the Wildcats’ best competition moving forward, and Iowa State (14-3, 2-3 Big 12) will snap a three-game skid after starting the season 14-0. Kansas State’s (14-5, 4-2) balanced attack will keep it in the game, but the Cyclones move the ball as well as any team in the nation and will snap out of their recent shooting lull.Tennessee at No. 6 Florida, 4 p.m., ESPNThis game comes down to whether or not Patric Young picks up early fouls. In the Gators’ (16-2, 5-0 Southeastern) last game against Alabama, Young sat for much of the second half with four fouls and Dorian Finney-Smith filled in nicely in his place. But that wouldn’t be the case against the Vols (12-6, 3-2). Tennessee’s veteran frontcourt of Jarnell Stokes and Jeronne Maymon would bully anyone but Young in this matchup. Unfortunately for the Vols, the senior stays disciplined and the Gators stay undefeated in SEC play.No. 21 Michigan at No. 3 Michigan State, 7 p.m., ESPNIf you catch any college basketball this Saturday, settle into a spot from 7-9 p.m. for this one. Both sit atop the Big Ten standings. Both are undefeated in the conference. And, well, both schools are in Michigan. The Wolverines (14-4, 6-0 Big Ten) beat No. 10 Iowa earlier this week and have been one of the bigger surprises in the country as of late. But the seasoned Spartans (18-1, 7-0), led by Gary Harris, Keith Appling and an impenetrable frontcourt, pluck their in-state foes off Cloud 9.Florida State at No. 18 Duke, noon, ESPNNo. 10 Iowa at Northwestern, noon, Big Ten NetworkNo. 2 Syracuse at Miami, 1 p.m., CBSNo. 4 Villanova at Marquette, 2 p.m., Fox Sports 1West Virginia at No. 11 Oklahoma State, 2 p.m., ESPN2No. 25 Oklahoma at Texas Tech, 4 p.m., ESPN3No. 9 Wisconsin at Purdue, 5 p.m., Big Ten NetworkNo. 20 Pittsburgh at Maryland, 6 p.m., ESPN2No. 5 Wichita State at Drake, 8:05 p.m.No. 8 Kansas at Texas Christian, 9 p.m., ESPNUNo. 7 San Diego State at Utah State, 11 p.m., ESPNU Comments Published on January 24, 2014 at 7:02 pm Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesselast_img read more

Matthew Moyer to miss game against Pittsburgh with sprained left ankle

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 27, 2018 at 3:39 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langer Syracuse forward Matthew Moyer will sit out Saturday’s matchup against Pittsburgh with a sprained left ankle, according to SU Athletics.Moyer, who has started every game this season and averages 4.5 points and 4.9 rebounds, sustained the injury in the first five minutes of Wednesday’s game against Boston College. The sophomore left that game and didn’t return.Freshman Marek Dolezaj, who averages 4.2 points and 5 rebounds, is likely to start in Moyer’s place.Without Moyer, SU is down to just seven scholarship players; however, one of them is freshman center Bourama Sidibe, who has already missed two ACC games and has averaged just five minutes per game in the contests he’s played as he deals with tendinitis in his knee. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

USC announces dates for spring football practice, game

first_imgSpring is quickly approaching and with it comes the dawn of another season of football. USC announced Monday that spring football practice will begin March 8, and the spring game will take place on April 16 at the Coliseum.There will be 14 practices in total leading up to the spring game, and all but one will be held at Howard Jones Field. The team will practice at the Coliseum on March 26.Practices, all of which are open to fans, are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. They will run every other day from early March until mid-April except for a one-week break during spring break.Tickets for the spring game cost $10. Attendance for last season’s game at the Coliseum was 22,788, which ranked 16th in the country and second in the Pac-12 behind Oregon, which drew 35,808 attendees.Sandwiched in between spring practices is USC’s pro day, which will be Mar. 23 at 10 a.m.The Trojans enter the 2016 season with a fresh slate in head coach Clay Helton’s first full season at the helm, a new quarterback and assistant coaching staff and a stockpile of talented recruits. Seven of those recruits, who are already registered for classes this spring semester, will be able to participate in the workouts.USC opens its season against defending national champion Alabama on Sept. 3.last_img read more

Busy afternoon of GAA action.

first_imgAll of those games throw-in at 1.30. In 18.5 C Football Colaiste dun Iascaigh, Cahir face Castleisland Community College in Ballyhea while Nenagh CBS and St. Caimin’s of Shannon meet in Claughaun.There are three Tipperary schools in 18.5 D football action – Colaiste Mhuire of Thurles take on Kilkee Community College in Boher, Carrick on Suir take on St Colmans of Midleton in Abbeyside and Colaiste Clonmel face St Joseph’s from Spanish Point in Monaleen. In Division 2 of the Higher Education Senior Hurling League St Patricks College Thurles entertain Trinity College Dublin in the quarter final at 2 o’clock.There are a number of Munster Post Primary Schools games this afternoon as well.In Corn Ui Mhuiri Clonmel High School take on St Fachtna’s of Skibereen at the St Michaels grounds.last_img read more

Keane and Lennon named among candidates as Deila announces departure

first_imgFormer boss Neil Lennon is also in the running.The Hoops won the league under Deila last season and look odds to claim it this season however they have failed in European competition and last week lost to Rangers in the SFA cup semi final.Deila says it’s vital that the club comes first and now the team and the Club can be the focus as they enter this final important period of the season. Lennon says he’d give serious thought to managing the club again.last_img

Babe Ruth Baseball/softball updates:

first_imgSumner Newscow report — Here are the updates of the area tournament scores that we have at this time:16-under Babe Ruth Midwest Plains Regional Softball Tournament —Game #10: Wellington 10 Udall 1 – SHE AWARDS: Wellington – Siarah Walker. Udall – Sophie Sprague. WOW AWARDS: Wellington – Gracie Fink.Game #9: Southeast Denver 18 Southern Plains 1.Game #8: Conway Springs 7 Udall 1.Game #7: Wellington 7 SE Denver 6. - SHE AWARDS: SE Den-Zoya Robbins; WELL-Erin GoodrumWOW AWARDS: SE Den- Alyssa Lucero, WELL-Annika DeJarnett.Game #6: Conway Springs 10 Southern Plains 4.16-under Friday game scores can be found here.••••••16-18 Kansas Babe Ruth State Tournament – Sellers Park: Friday:Game #1 Riverton 12 Arma 2.Game #2 Lyons 9 Hesston 6.Game #3: Liberal 13 Walnut Ark Valley 4 (Wellington team).Game #4: Parsons 11 Wellington 1.Saturday:Game #5: Parsons 12 Lyons 2Game #6: Liberal 7 Arma 4.Game #7- Walnut Valley vs. Riverton, 5:30 p.m.Game #8: Wellington vs. Lyons, 8 p.m.last_img read more