Aaron Ramsey finally explains controversial Arsenal exit

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Emery reflects on 4-0 win over Standard LiegeTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:03FullscreenEmery reflects on 4-0 win over Standard Liegehttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-reflects-4-0-win-standard-liege-2019524/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.‘Arsenal are going through a transitional period at the moment. They have many great players and a lot of talent coming through.‘They are definitely going in the right direction – but my situation now is at Juventus. I have an unbelievable opportunity at a massive club.‘I just want to be part of this now. Hopefully I can help my team-mates and my club achieve some great things on the big stage.After his start to the season was delayed by a hamstring injury which ultimately ended his Arsenal career, Ramsey has quickly established himself as an increasingly influential figure in Maurizio Sarri’s new-look team.The former Napoli coach endured an acrimonious end to his tumultuous year in charge of Chelsea, but Ramsey is enjoying learning from his new manager.‘It has been great so far. There have been new ideas and new information which we are working hard to try to put into practice. Aaron Ramsey finally explains controversial Arsenal exit Metro Sport ReporterFriday 4 Oct 2019 12:42 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3kSharescenter_img Aaron Ramsey joined Juventus on a free transfer from Arsenal in the summer (Picture: Getty)Aaron Ramsey has admitted he was forced to ‘look at other options’ after the chance to extend his Arsenal career was taken away from him.The Wales international spent 11 years in north London, cementing his reputation as a club legend with winning goals in both the 2014 and 2017 FA Cup finals.Ramsey joined Juventus on a free transfer this summer having, at one point last season, been on the verge of signing a new long-term contract at Arsenal.Asked if he was given a reason as to why the offer of a new deal was reneged upon, he told the BBC: ‘Yes. It was in the end.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘There was a lot of confusion and a lot of things were up in the air. The decision was made and that was the situation, so I had to look at other options. Aaron Ramsey is enjoying working under former Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri (Picture: Getty)‘At times it hasn’t worked as well as we would have liked, but in other parts it really has. We are slowly getting better in terms of what he wants to implement and understanding our roles and responsibilities more.‘This club has been so good and so dominant for so long. We know other teams have improved and are trying to knock us off top spot. But this place is all about winning and that is what we are striving for.’Who will score more goals this season?Joe Willock0%Aaron Ramsey0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Martin Keown names the Arsenal back four he wants Unai Emery to pickMORE: Arsenal legend David Seaman questions Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang substitution Advertisementlast_img read more

Dodgers sign Mookie Betts to 12-year, $365 million extension

first_img How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Mookie Betts and the Dodgers have finalized a contract extension that will keep the talented outfielder in Los Angeles through 2032. The contract pays $365 million – an average of $30.4 million over 12 years – including deferrals. Progress toward the extension was first reported Wednesday morning by Boston radio station WEEI.Due to become a free agent this winter, now Betts can’t become a free agent before his 40th birthday.Betts still hasn’t played a regular-season game since he was traded by the Red Sox for Alex Verdugo and prospects Jeter Downs and Connor Wong in February. The novel coronavirus pandemic postponed spring training in March. Baseball’s new Opening Day is Thursday.Angels outfielder Mike Trout signed a 10-year, $360 million extension with the Angels last year. He cannot be traded without his permission. Trout was 27 at the time the deal was signed. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start center_img Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Betts, who turns 28 in October, might be second only to Trout among the best players in the game. In 2019, he batted .295 with 29 home runs and 80 RBIs for the Red Sox. That was considered a “down year” in comparison to his MVP campaign of 2018: a .346 average, 32 home runs, 80 RBIs and a career-high 30 stolen bases.In Los Angeles, Betts is poised to join the reigning National League MVP, Cody Bellinger, to form an incomparable outfield duo. Bellinger has been deployed in center field and Betts in right field in exhibition games this year.Betts becomes the sixth baseball player to sign a contract in excess of $300 million. Trout, Gerrit Cole, Bryce Harper, Manny Machado and Giancarlo Stanton are the others.Related Articles Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season last_img read more

53 of employers cannot afford nonperformancerelated benefits

first_imgMore than half (53%) of employer respondents cannot afford to provide non-performance-related benefits because their organisation does not have sufficient budget, according to research by One4all Rewards.Its survey of 1,024 UK employees and 476 UK employers also found that 10% of employer respondents are currently making use of the tax exemption on trivial benefits. Trivial benefits are defined as those where: the cost of providing the benefit does not exceed £50 (or the average cost per employee if a benefit is provided to a group of employees and it is impracticable to work out the exact cost per person); the benefit is not cash or a cash voucher; the employee is not entitled to the benefit as part of any contractual obligation, including under salary sacrifice arrangements; and the benefit is not provided in recognition of particular services performed by the employee as part of their employment duties.The research also found:83% of employer respondents want to give regular bonuses and rewards to their employees in order to boost morale, motivation and loyalty.22% of employer respondents are aware of the tax relief available on trivial benefits, and 11% are planning to make use of them before the end of the current tax year.48% of employee respondents believe that receiving trivial benefits would improve their morale, 35% say it would make them feel more loyal to the organisation, and 31% think receiving these benefits would motivate them to work harder.62% of employee respondents feel that a gift voucher or card which allows them to choose their own reward would have the biggest impact on their attitude towards work.47% of employee respondents say that they would appreciate a bonus or reward which is not linked to their performance at Christmas, 32% would like to receive a bonus after a particularly busy period at work, and 26% would like to be given a bonus or reward on their birthday.Alan Smith (pictured), UK managing director at One4All Rewards, said: “There is lots of potential for British businesses to offer non-performance related benefits to their staff under the latest [HM Revenue and Customs] changes to the workplace benefits rule.“The changes to the workplace benefits rule have been introduced to help businesses similar to those we surveyed, which have limited budgets to reward their employees. We can see from the research that only a small proportion of businesses are currently making use of the tax exemption on trivial benefits, however, 11% of UK bosses are intending to make use of the tax exemption before the end of their tax year.“As Christmas was highlighted as the top season [employees] would like to receive a benefit, now is the perfect time for business leaders to consider making the most of the tax exemptions on non-performance-related trivial benefits.”last_img read more