Comment Advertisement Mikel Arteta wants David Luiz to remain at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)‘I think he says he wants a two-year deal as well. It’s a massive decision Arsenal have got to make. If I was Arsenal I would be saying no. ‘He’s had some good games when I’ve been over there at the Emirates at certain times, but for me he makes too many mistakes at wrong times in games and he doesn’t learn from it.‘As I said when he signed he will make mistakes and he will cost you at times but that’s why they brought him in to give them that bit of experience. I’ve heard he’s a great lad around the dressing room.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘He’s a fantastic leader and his career has been excellent. You look at the medals he’s won, Champions Leagues. He’s been very successful in England. I just think it’s time for Arsenal to say no.‘That’s not the road we want to go down, we need to improve, even if you bring in some more youngsters or try and bring a centre-half in. Defending is an art and you’ve got to learn it from a young age.’MORE: Justin Kluivert hopes Henrikh Mkhitaryan will stay at Roma amid Arsenal swap deal speculationMORE: Mikel Arteta praises ‘extraordinary’ Eddie Nketiah after Arsenal’s defeat to Manchester City Metro Sport ReporterFriday 19 Jun 2020 8:51 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link125Shares Advertisement Arsenal legend Ray Parlour disagrees with Mikel Arteta over David Luiz David Luiz may have played his last game for Arsenal following his red card against Manchester City (Picture: Getty)Mikel Arteta is making a mistake by championing David Luiz and urging the board to extend the error-prone defender’s contract, according to Arsenal legend Ray Parlour.Luiz’s contract expires at the end of the month and with an agreement still to be agreed over an extension, the Brazilian could well have played his last game for the club following a disastrous performance against Manchester City on Wednesday night.After he was introduced as an early replacement for the injured Pablo Mari, Luiz was at fault for Raheem Sterling’s opening goal and was awarded his second red card of the campaign for a professional foul on Riyad Mahrez which led to Kevin de Bruyne’s successful penalty conversion. AdvertisementAdvertisementArteta stood by the former Chelsea star after the match and was effusive in his praise of his most experienced player. Luiz’s agent Kia Joorabchian, meanwhile, insists Luiz’s future will be sorted this week but Parlour is adamant it is time for Arsenal to cut their ties with a player who has already stated he wants to return to Benfica before he retires.ADVERTISEMENTHe told talkSPORT: ‘His age is well against him. It depends on what sort of money he wants. I’m sure he’s on a very very good contract at Arsenal the way they got him in, so he’s not going to get less money.
BLOG: Pennsylvania Has a Fair Funding Formula: Sorry, Delaware and North Carolina Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf SHARE Email Facebook Twitter By: J.J. Abbott, Deputy Press Secretary June 02, 2016 Education, Schools That Teach, The Blog, Videos A landmark report in 2013 revealed a stark ranking for Pennsylvania: we were one of only three states without a funding formula to fairly, equitably and adequately distribute new funding to school districts.This week, Governor Tom Wolf signed Pennsylvania’s fair funding formula into law.And that leaves Delaware and North Carolina alone as states without a fair funding formula.While this is a victory for students, their parents, teachers and school administrators, it is not a singular or quick fix.As Governor Wolf has pointed out and education advocates have pushed, in order for the formula to work, the General Assembly must allocate more money for our schools.Only more funding, not the formula alone can solve another ranking problem for the commonwealth: A ranking of states regarding school-funding equity found Pennsylvania in 47th place.As Governor Wolf works toward a final 2016-2017 budget, he will be fighting to push more funding out so Pennsylvania’s schools can start to move forward.
The other night we drove by the Intermediate School and saw many Pee Wee football players practicing. Some of these young athletes are so small I doubt if they can see across the desks they sit at in school. When you look at these tiny mites, the debate begins over how young contact sports should start.Many experts, including former professional football players, believe contact football should not begin until an athlete is at least 12 years old. Their theory is that these young bodies are not equipped to take the hits that contact sports can give them. We all know that growth of these kids is not uniform, so putting an age on teams can result in physical mismatches. These experts believe weight should determine how a league is set up.The other side of the debate states that the earlier you start an athlete in a sport, the better you can teach the proper techniques. This is the theory on which Batesville’s Pee Wee League is based. Coaches have been removed in the passed who failed to follow this policy. I probably lean toward starting about age 10 when an athlete is at least in the 4th grade. Maybe I’m wrong and maybe I’m right. There is no cut and dried answer.
Authorities in Delray are reporting that they are currently attempting to diffuse a shooting situation within the Kings Point community.The SWAT team was called to the retirement community on Monday due to the report of a man firing a gun from inside of his house on Normandy Lane.Deputies are reporting that they have made contact with the man and that they believe he is alone in the house.Authorities are asking residents to remain inside their homes and to avoid the area as they attempt to secure the situation.