Emery stands by Lacazette substitution after boos

Posted in yemiwbag on October 27th, 2019

first_imgArsenal manager Unai Emery has defended his decision to substitute Alexandre Lacazette late on against Fulham, which was met with boos from the home crowd.The Gunners secured a 4-1 win over the Cottagers at Emirates Stadium on Tuesday afternoon, thanks to goals from Granit Xhaka, Lacazette, Aaron Ramsey and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.The French striker was lively throughout and managed to add to his goal tally for the season with a cool finish on 55 minutes, after a typically flowing move. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Emery replaced Lacazette with Ramsey with 15 minutes to go and the switch ultimately paid dividends, as Arsenal added two more goals to add gloss to the final scoreline.The Spanish boss was berated by fans after initially making the substitution and while he acknowledged that the supporters have every right to voice their opinion, he felt that his decision was in the best interests of the team.”I understand the supporters,” Emery said post-match. “I need to do my work. Tactically we thought at that moment we needed to change for more balance”Above all we knew that [Jean Michael] Seri was coming on and we needed a player close to him, not to let him play easily with the ball. Ramsey can do that and also help us in the attack, and he scored”In my career, I have different moments when I made similar decisions. We need to decide with a cold mind what is the best decision.”Arsenal remain fifth in the Premier League after their latest victory, two points behind fourth-placed Chelsea having played a game more.December proved to be a difficult month for the Gunners, as they only managed to pick up three wins from seven top-flight matches, which has left them facing a tough task to qualify for next year’s Champions League.An FA Cup third round clash against Blackpool now awaits Emery’s side on Saturday, before a return to Premier League action the following weekend against West Ham.last_img read more

Early bed time could be warning sign for heart problems in men

Posted in uecgexfa on September 25th, 2019

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. While early nights were linked with higher blood pressure, getting more sleep was unlikely to do anything to help the condition, they cautioned. Despite going to bed earlier, those with high blood pressure managed no more sleep overall – and scored significantly worse in tools used to measure the quality of slumber. On average, those with high blood pressure – also called hypertension – scored 5.3 in assessments, where a score of five or more indicted poor sleep quality. Among those with normal blood pressure, the score was 4.7, according to the study findings, presented at the European Society of Cardiology, in Rome. Men who want an early night could be showing a warning sign of heart problems, medics have warned.A study of 2,400 adults found that among men, bed times were significantly earlier among those suffering from high blood pressure.On average, those with the condition – one of the key risks for heart disease – retired for the night 18 minutes earlier than those without it.And once they got to bed, those with high blood pressure were significantly more likely to spent the night tossing and turning, the Japanese study found. Researchers said the desire to turn in early could be a clue to health problems which might otherwise be missed. Lead researcher Dr Nobuo Sasaki, from Hiroshima University, said: “Early bed times were associated with hypertension independent of anything else.”Researchers said those with high blood pressure might tend to prefer earlier nights because their underlying health was worse, making them more tired. But they said it was also possible that the condition could alter the body clock, causing “abnormal circadian rhythms” which left them exhausted in the evenings, but likely to lie awake at night. The study, of adults aged between 40 and 60, showed that the average bed time of those with high blood pressure was  11.10pm, while for those with normal pressure it was  11.28pm.British experts said anyone with concerns about blood pressure should get it checked.Both groups slept for an average of 6.2 hours – though the group with high blood pressure lay awake for longer.  Professor Jeremy Pearson, Associate Medical Director at the British Heart Foundation, said: “People often have raised blood pressure without knowing it, but it is unlikely that a tendency to go to bed early is the best way to detect this – you should check your blood pressure regularly and see your GP if you are concerned.”last_img read more