Willian passes Arsenal medical after suffering injury at Chelsea Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 11 Aug 2020 11:32 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.9kShares Advertisement Willian missed Chelsea’s last three games due to an Achilles injury (Getty Images)Meanwhile, Arsenal face a potential problem in midfield as reports in Spain claim that Real Madrid are now planning to keep Dani Ceballos.It’s claimed that Madrid’s hierarchy have been impressed with Ceballos’ performances under Mikel Arteta and the midfielder will now be given the chance to impress Zinedine Zidane during their pre-season campaign this summer.Zidane, who allowed Ceballos to leave on loan last year, will still have the final say over the 24-year-old’s future but Arsenal had been confident about keeping the midfielder for another season.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalArsenal were already in the market for a new central midfielder this summer with Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey one of their top targets.But the 27-year-old, who will only be sold if his €50 million (£44.9m) release clause is met, is understood to be demanding a £200,000-a-week salary.Partey’s potential arrival would inflate Arsenal’s wage bill even further as the club also need to commit in excess of £200,000 a week in order for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to sign a new deal.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page. Advertisement Willian is closing in on his move to Arsenal (Getty Images)Willian has passed his medical with Arsenal as he closes in on completing a free transfer from Chelsea, according to reports in Brazil.The 32-year-old has already announced that he will be leaving Chelsea after spending seven years at Stamford Bridge.Willian has reportedly agreed a three-year contract with Arsenal and is now putting the finishing touches on his move to Mikel Arteta’s side.According to Esporte Interativo, Willian passed his medical tests with Arsenal on Tuesday after the examinations showed no complications.ADVERTISEMENTWillian had missed Chelsea’s last three matches, including the FA Cup final defeat to Arsenal at Wembley, due to an Achilles injury.AdvertisementAdvertisementBut Arsenal are satisfied with Willian’s condition following his medical and are now poised to complete their first signing of the summer. Comment
Mr. Jeffrey Dean “Jeff” Minch, age 46, of Moorefield, Indiana, entered this life on December 30, 1969, in Greenfield, Indiana, the loving son of, Bobby Dean Minch, whom preceded him in death and Lynda (Dawson) Minch McKenzie. He was raised in Switzerland County, Indiana where he was a 1988 graduate of the Switzerland County High School. On November 14, 1989 Jeff was blessed with a daughter, Ashley Nicole. Jeff was inducted into the United States Navy in 1992 and was honorably discharged in 1994. Jeff was united in marriage on April 20, 1997, in Lamb, Indiana, to Tina Switzer and to this union arrived two daughters, Cheyenne and Shawnee to bless their home. Jeff and Tina shared 19 years of marriage together until his death. Jeff was currently employed as a diesel mechanic for Chandler Chevrolet in Madison, Indiana, for several years. He was a former diesel mechanic for Republic Diesel in Louisville, Kentucky and was a former employee for Legner in Trimble County, Kentucky, Artisan in Carroll County, Kentucky, Heckett Multiserv in Carroll County, Kentucky and for Ohio Valley Asphalt in Carroll County, Kentucky. Jeff resided all of his life in the Switzerland County community. He was a member of The Wagon Train Association. Jeff was affectionately known as “Ten Bears” and was nicknamed that by the McKenzie family. Jeff enjoyed deer hunting, riding horses, crafting, but most of all, socializing with his friends and spending time with his family. Jeff will be dearly missed by his loving family and numerous friends. Jeff passed away at 4:52 pm, Thursday, November 10, 2016, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana.Jeff will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 19 years: Tina (Switzer) Minch of Moorefield, IN; his loving daughters: Ashley Nicole Harding and her husband: Ken of Covington, KY, Cheyenne Minch of Moorefield, IN and Shawnee Minch of Moorefield, IN; his adoring grandchildren: Abri and Wesson Harding of Covington, KY; his loving mother and step-father: Lynda (Dawson) and Hardly McKenzie of Vevay, IN; his sister: Shannan L. Abrams and her husband: Joe of Hanover, IN and his several uncles, aunts, cousins and numerous friends.He was preceded in death by his father: Bobby Dean Minch, died August 8, 1993; his paternal grandparents: Charles H. “C.H” and Frances (Wright) Minch; his maternal grandparents: Clyde and Zelpha (Reeves) Dawson and his cousin: William Joseph “Joey” Minch, died July 31, 2016.A Memorial Gathering will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial Services will be conducted at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 15, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043. Full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 at the funeral home.A Celebration of Jeff’s Life will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 6:00 pm at the home of Jeff and Tina Minch. All family and friends are invited to have a last drink in Jeff’s honor.Memorial contributions may be made to the Education Fund for the girls. Checks payable to Tina Minch. Cards are available at the funeral home.
THE Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG), in a press release issued yesterday, stated that the entity is not bankrupt but simply experiencing “cash flow issues”, when responding to allegations that the body did not fund a team to the South American Senior Championships because the AAG was bankrupt.The missive also explained that the “AAG did not have to attend” the South American Senior Championships, which was one of several factors being deliberated in deciding on whether to fund a team or not.“Decisions made by the AAG may not find favour with everyone, and that is a fact we are prepared to accept,” the release read.Guyana was represented last weekend at the South American Senior Championship by Winston George, Jenea McCammon and Owen Wilson, after the athletes were able to fund their own air fare to the meet. George went on to win gold in the men’s 400m in a time of 45.42 seconds.Following the discovery that the athletes were paying for themselves, AAG president Aubrey Hutson had told Chronicle Sport that “we don’t have money”.The release said the athletes made a “bold step to represent Guyana”.The press release, issued by the AAG General Secretary, Mayfield Taylor-Trim, was in response to recent claims in sections of the media that the Association was bankrupt after hosting South American Junior Championships earlier this month.“The Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) has found it prudent to respond to the widespread falsehood. There is a big difference between “cash flow issues” and “bankruptcy”. We have made and will continue to make wise and prudent financial decisions in the dispensation of our mandate to our athletes,” Trim said.According to Trim, notwithstanding the Association’s attendance at the meet being expendable, the Association still intended to have representatives present at the meet in a “show of solidarity with CONSUDATLE” since of the 13 CONSUDATLE member federations, 11 attended the South American U-20 Championship in Guyana.“We therefore decided that we should attend to maintain our fraternity and friendship in South America,” she said.“Considering the facts stated, the AAG offered the athletes, who were willing to find their own airfare, the opportunity to compete in Paraguay. Winston George, Jenea McCammon and Owen Adonis took up the offer.”Further he noted that there still remained several upcoming events which were mandatory for the AAG to attend, including next month’s World Youth Championship in Nairobi, Kenya; Pan American Juniors in Lima, Peru, and the World Championship in London August 4-13.“The AAG must maintain funds in the coffers to participate in international competitions.”Notwithstanding, the ensuing financial situation, there remains“The AAG was happy for the opportunity to host the South American U-20 Championship, an event that will be remembered with joy. The IAAF, CONSUDATLE and the Guyana athletics family congratulated us on a job well done.“We would like to take this opportunity to thank President Granger and the Government of Guyana, the National Sports Commission, the Guyana Olympic Association, all of our sponsors, our fans and most of all our athletes for the pride and joy they brought us.”