Charlie Nicholas rates Arsenal’s transfer window after Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares signings

first_img PLAY Comment About Connatix V67539 Arsenal signed Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares during the January transfer window (Picture: Getty)Charlie Nicholas believes Mikel Arteta is paying the price for Arsenal’s poor spending in previous windows after the Gunners’ subdued activity this January.Arsenal left it late before bolstering Arteta’s squad with loan signings Pablo Mari, who arrived from Flamengo, and Cedric Soares, who joins from Premier League rivals Southampton.The Gunners were linked with the likes of John Stones, Thomas Lemar and James Maddison during the January transfer window and Nicholas says to only sign Mari and Cedric is a ‘reality check’ for his former club.Asked to assess Arsenal’s transfer window, Nicholas told Sky Sports: ‘It’s not exactly Hollywood… but Arsenal spent the wrong way for the last two or three seasons.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Charlie Nicholas rates Arsenal’s transfer window after Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares signings 1 min. story ‘Now we’re getting a punishment for it.‘At least Arteta has identified that the big problem we’ve all known for three or four years is defenders.‘It’s not a great window for Arsenal but it’s a reality check.’ Arteta previews Arsenal’s trip to BurnleyTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 4:31FullscreenArteta previews Arsenal’s trip to Burnley is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Arsenal signed centre back Mari from Flamengo on Thursday and completed a deadline-day move for Euro 2016 winner Cedric.Explaining why he targeted the defensive duo, Gunners boss Arteta said: ‘For me, Pablo is very important because he balances what I want to do from the back, he gives us more options, more solutions and opens up the pitch more.‘He is a player we have been following for a few months and we are delighted to have him here.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityOn Cedric, Arteta added: ‘He is a player who has big experience, he’s played in this country and in different leagues.‘He knows what it means. He has been very willing to go to another top club. He has that desire and that commitment.‘I followed him a few seasons ago and I really like what he can bring and it was the right conditions for us as well to try and improve the squad.’MORE: Martin Keown rates Arsenal’s deadline day deal for Cedric SoaresMORE: Unai Emery slams Arsenal fans and rates Mikel Arteta’s start as manager Full Screen Metro Sport ReporterFriday 31 Jan 2020 6:02 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Advertisement Video Settings Advertisementlast_img read more

Iowa State sanctions sorority after hazing reported

first_imgAMES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa State University has sanctioned one of its sororities for hazing, but few details were disclosed.The Des Moines Register reports the Sigma Gamma Rho sorority has been given a deferred suspension through May 2021 because of the hazing reported by two of its members.University officials didn’t disclose details of the hazing. The sorority is allowed to continue operating at this point, but it could be suspended if there are additional rules violations.Ames Police Commander Jason Tuttle says two members of the sorority reported that they were verbally harassed by other members after they reported the hazing, but he said police don’t know the details of the hazing report.last_img read more