Villarreal veteran Cazorla tipped to join Arteta’s Arsenal staff

first_img “Basically what may happen, he wants two more years playing. Two more years. Going back to Arsenal with Arteta is something that I think he will consider as a coach. “I asked him about it, he said yes, he will consider as a coach when he retires but he wants to play for two more years. Read Also:Sacked Arsenal boss on Fiorentina shortlist “I tell you what, Mikel Arteta and Cazorla together, really good friends first of all but really good special minds of football.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Lionel Messi’s biographer Guillem Balague believes Cazorla will eventually return to Arenal to reunite with former midfield team-mate Mikel Arteta, now the club’s manager. But before another link-up with his countryman, the 2012-13 Arsenal Player of the Season wants to extend his playing days by another two seasons. “It’s interesting because I spoke to Santi not so long ago and he hasn’t renewed his contract with Villarreal which finishes at the end of the season,” Balague told his Ask Guillem Q&A show on his YouTube channel.Advertisement Villarreal veteran Santi Cazorla is being linked with a coaching role at Arsenal. Loading… Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Places On Our Planet Where The Most People Live10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?last_img read more

3 Syracuse men’s basketball storylines to watch for at Orange Madness

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse is coming off a 23-14 (9-9 Atlantic Coast) season that saw the Orange get bounced in its first game of the ACC tournament and nearly miss the NCAA Tournament. SU earned a No. 10 seed but made it all the way to the Final Four before falling to North Carolina, 83-66.SU lost its top three scorers from last year, but has three new highly anticipated players set to debut for the Orange this year.Orange Madness in the Carrier Dome at 7 p.m. will provide a first look at this year’s team. Here are three storylines to watch for.How big is Paschal Chukwu really?Outside the fanfare of a 3-point competition and dunk contest, the biggest spectacle on the Carrier Dome floor Friday night is likely to be Syracuse’s newly eligible 7-foot-2 center. Chukwu transferred from Providence last year but redshirted due to NCAA transfer rules.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe spent the year practicing, polishing himself into the rim protector SU believes he can be. Chukwu’s expected to contribute in Syracuse’s 2-3 zone by now, and Friday offers him the chance to show the fans, if nothing else, he can defend from the interior of Jim Boeheim’s system.It’s a problem the Orange faced at times last year. A problem that one of the tallest players in program history should be able to help alleviate, not to mention Dajuan Coleman is still returning as the expected starting center. Chukwu’s still got five inches on him, though.Finding the next big 3-point weaponEntering this season, SU is without its only three players that attempted more than 200 3s last year. Trevor Cooney made a career out of shooting from 3-point land, cementing that reputation with a team-leading 260 shots behind the arc last season. He’s now gone, along with Malachi Richardson and Michael Gbinije, who rounded out the Orange’s top trio of 3-point shooters.That leaves a fair amount of intrigue surrounding the 3-point competition. Tyler Lydon is easily the team’s best remaining 3-point option from last season. He actually led Syracuse with a 40.5 shooting percentage behind the arc. Senior transfers Andrew White and John Gillon are likely to give Lydon the most competition.White converted 41 percent of his 211 3-point attempts at Nebraska last season. At Colorado State last year, Gillon converted 33 percent of his 180 shots behind the arc. Those numbers might not hold up in SU’s offense this season, but it’ll suffice for Friday’s contest.Meet the freshmenSimilar to last year’s introduction of Lydon, Richardson and Frank Howard, Syracuse is rolling out three more highly-touted first-year players. Orange Madness will offer the public its first look at Tyus Battle, Taurean Thompson and Matthew Moyer.Battle is the likeliest of the trio to get significant minutes this season. He’s a 6-foot-6 guard, and Boeheim has already compared his ability to that of Richardson, who passed up three years of remaining eligibility to begin his NBA career. Thompson and Moyer are likely to play less of a role this year, but that doesn’t matter come Friday’s exhibition.They’ll all be out there, playing their first game in front of fans in the Carrier Dome. Comments Published on October 19, 2016 at 10:01 pm Contact Connor: [email protected] | @connorgrossmanlast_img read more