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Iwobi: Energetic and demanding Emery getting best out of me

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first_imgArsenal star Alex Iwobi has spoken glowingly of his “energetic and demanding” boss Unai Emery and is determined to return the Gunners to the Champions League in the coming season. Emery endured mixed fortunes in his debut season at the Emirates, having stepped in for none other than club legend Arsene Wenger last summer. The Gunners missed out narrowly on a top-four place and also tasted disappointment in the Europa League final after going down to London rivals Chelsea.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks 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? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? According to Iwobi, though, the Spaniard is the perfect man for the job – although his managerial methods are rather different to those of his predecessor.”If Arsene spoke to you, he speaks with you, with a lot of wisdom and a lot of experience over the years and from the great players he trained,” the Nigeria international explained to Goal from Egypt, where he is involved in the Super Eagles’ African Cup of Nations campaign. “Every time I spoke with him I left with knowledge and experience. He helped me a lot to be the man I am now.”He trained a lot of players during his career so I have to make use of all this experience he gave to me to be the player that I am now.”Emery is more energetic and also demanding; he always speaking with you and trying to help you. I think this is because of his age, Emery is much younger. I think Arsene was like that when he was the same age.”Both want to play football and help me to grow and play better.”As a player I progressed more with more goals and assists this year so I improved hopefully. I could score and assist more in the future.Alex Iwobi - Nigeria vs. South Africa“[Emery] talked with me a lot to be more composed to shoot and cross more and this helped me in the tournament to score goals and create more chances.”Having come so close to both the top four and a major European title in 2018-19, Iwobi is in no doubt that he and his Arsenal team-mates must toughen up in order not to let such opportunities slip through their fingers.”Consistency, We need to play in the same level in all games. We have good quality players and coach so we have to focus more and increase our level,” he added when asked what the Gunners needed to win the title.”Our mentality in big games is the thing we need to work on to compete with other good teams.”Liverpool could have won the Premier League but Man City did it last season so we are going to face another hard and tough season. I am concerned more about Arsenal doing better and being in the top four and back in the Champions League.”This is the most important thing for us because two seasons away from the Champions league is something we do not want to face again.”Iwobi and Nigeria will be back in AFCON action on Sunday, when they face Algeria in the semi-finals. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Bombardier could lower C Series deliveries for year because of engine issues

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MONTREAL — Bombardier Inc. could be set to announce next week that it won’t meet its forecast for delivering about 30 C Series jets this year because of a lack of engines for the new commercial aircraft.The Montreal-based company said it is reviewing its delivery plans for 2017 and will provide an update on Nov. 2 when it unveils its third-quarter results. The company has delivered 19 C Series to date, including 12 so far in 2017.Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) was responding after United Technologies Inc. (TSX:UTX), the maker of the Pratt & Whitney geared turbofan engines, told analysts Tuesday that it recently decided to hold back some engine shipments to Bombardier and Airbus so it could offer spare engines to keep airlines flying the C Series and A320neo aircraft daily.“It was unfortunate that we couldn’t meet our commitments to Airbus and Boeing, or Airbus and Bombardier, but they understood the need to keep the airline customers up flying and we’ve done I think the right thing for the business in the long term,” UTC president and CEO Gregory Hayes said in a conference call.UTC said Pratt shipped 120 geared turbofan engines during the quarter, putting it on track to ship 350 to 400 engines for this fiscal year and nearly doubling that the following year.The U.S. based conglomerate said it should certify a combustor upgrade to incorporate into new engines in the fourth quarter.Pratt shipped upgraded hardware for seal issues earlier in the year to address problems that surfaced in the new engines.“While we’re still seeing some success with the actions we’ve taken to date, we’re also looking at design alternatives that are expected to further improve durability in the engine,” Hayes said.Pratt took a US$196 million charge in the third quarter related to the engines, but commercial sales rose 31 per cent in the quarter primarily due to higher geared turbofan engine deliveries.Meanwhile, UTC said the purchase of a majority stake in the C Series by Airbus validates the performance of the engines, otherwise the European aircraft manufacturer wouldn’t have struck the agreement.Hayes said UTC subsidiaries United Technologies Aerospace Systems, Pratt and Rockwell Collins have a total of 34 per cent- to 35-per cent content on the plane.“We have a big chunk of the bill-of-material and therefore a big investment in this aircraft and a lot at stake in seeing that it’s successful,” he said. “And I think long-term it would be a good deal for UTC as well given the content that we have on the aircraft.” read more

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