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Arsenal’s Wenger vows to attack Man City in League Cup final

first_imgNow he faces the daunting task of taking on Pep Guardiola’s free-scoring team at Wembley, who will be desperate to bounce back and win a trophy after League One side Wigan dumped them out of the FA Cup, ending their bid for an unprecedented quadruple.Wenger was asked at his pre-match press conference what was the key to beating City.“To first of all have a strong belief that we can do it, be well-organised and take every opportunity to go forward and play our offensive game,” he said.He acknowledged the threat from players such as Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne but said it was difficult to focus on shutting down individuals.“One of the big strengths of Man City is De Bruyne of course, because he has become a very complete player,” Wenger said.“He is a modern midfielder for me, he can be decisive in the final third, he works very hard, he is right-footed, left-footed and he is a fighter as well so overall I am not surprised he has done well.“They have so many players that you have to stop that it is better to focus on the team plan rather than on any individual.”Wenger said he was more motivated than nervous after a long career studded with success.“I have the advantage that I’ve played many finals and I know how big a day it is…. Wembley is always special because the stadium is divided in two,” he said.“It’s a special day. No matter how many finals you’ve played in your life, it’s always a special day.“For us it’s an opportunity. We’ll play with all our regular players. We want to win it, we want our fans to go home happy.”Forward Alex Lacazette is unavailable because of injury and Henrikh Mkhitaryan is ineligible because he played in the competition for Manchester United earlier this season.Wenger is likely to make a number of changes for the match after resting key men against Ostersunds in Thursday’s Europa League match. Arsenal lost the game 2-1 but reached the last 16 4-2 on aggregate.Wenger said David Ospina would play in goal, continuing his role as the go-to keeper for cup matches.He said Mesut Ozil was likely to play and he would make a decision on Aaron Ramsey on Saturday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has vowed to take the attack to Manchester City in Sunday’s League Cup final © AFP / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 23 – Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger vowed Friday to take the attack to Premier League leaders Manchester City as he bids to lift the League Cup for the first time in his career.Wenger has won the FA Cup a record seven times since he took the helm at Arsenal but has twice been beaten in the final of the League Cup, by Chelsea in 2007 and Birmingham City in 2011.last_img read more

SENATOR HARTE WANTS TO BRING ENTIRE SEANAD TO DONEGAL

first_imgLabour Senator Jimmy Harte has called for Seanad Eireann to move out of Dublin for at least one sitting a year, and to move to places like Donegal.Speaking in the Seanad he said: “I believe that this Seanad should meet outside Dublin on perhaps one occasion every year. Article 15.1.3° of the Constitution makes clear provision for this and it states that: ‘The Houses of the Oireachtas shall sit in or near the City of Dublin or in such other place as they may from time to time determine.’“I ask that the House give this some consideration. I am sure my colleague, Senator Ó Domhnaill, would not disagree that it should be held in County Donegal for the first time and after that it could sit in Galway, Cork and Kerry, to name but a few counties. “The people have to see the Seanad is active and not just in Dublin. Many of the new Senators are from rural Ireland and they would like to see the Seanad sitting one day a year in another place, perhaps in the Cathaoirleach’s own county of Mayo which I am sure would be second after County Donegal. I would not object to that.“I ask that my proposal be referred to the Committee on Procedure and Privileges for consideration. It would be in the interest of all Senators to travel. I believe that this could be arranged on a cost neutral basis.“Some Senators may not have been in County Donegal in all their lives so I am inviting everyone to visit. We will provide a suitable venue in which to host the Seanad. It will also be a tourism boost for Donegal.”SENATOR HARTE WANTS TO BRING ENTIRE SEANAD TO DONEGAL was last modified: June 8th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalseanad sitting in donegalSenator Jimmy Hartelast_img read more

BAILED-OUT BANKERS SHOULD BE BOUND BY CIVIL SERVICE CODE OF CONDUCT – McHUGH

first_imgFine Gael Donegal TD Joe McHugh has said that employees of banks that have received a bail-out and contingency funding from Irish taxpayers should be bound by the Civil Service Code.“The Civil Service Code of Standards and Behaviour, as set out in July 1997, notes that the mission of the Civil Service is the achievement of an excellent service for Government and the other institutions of State, as well as for the public as citizens and users of public services, based on principles of integrity, impartiality, effectiveness, equity and accountability,” said Deputy McHugh today.“Employees of all institutions and agencies in this State which are funded by Irish citizens should be bound by this Code of Standards and Behaviour. “This ought to include financial institutions that have received bail-outs and contingency funding from Irish taxpayers until such a time as the State’s share in the banks is sold and they are standing again on their own two feet,” he added. BAILED-OUT BANKERS SHOULD BE BOUND BY CIVIL SERVICE CODE OF CONDUCT – McHUGH was last modified: July 1st, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BAILED-OUT BANKERS SHOULD BE BOUND BY CIVIL SERVICE CODE OF CONDUCT – McHUGHlast_img read more