Raul Jimenez’s header earned Wolves a deserved point after a 1-1 draw at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal could be 10 points off the top four pace should they lose at Leicester next weekend and results elsewhere go against them.‘It’s not a good result for us, we tried. We couldn’t impose our game plan in 90 minutes,’ Emery added.‘When we started at 1-0 it was a very good moment to take confidence and to use it to try and score the second goal.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‘Really, we didn’t concede a lot of chances but the match for me was equal for two teams and if you don’t score the second goal you are in the possibility also that they can score.‘The reaction was good, more pushing and better opportunities to score. But in the end a draw is not good for us.’Should Arsenal sack Unai Emery?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Unai Emery explains decision to start Mesut Ozil for Arsenal’s game against WolvesMORE: Granit Xhaka sends message to Arsenal fans ahead of Wolves clash Comment Unai Emery claims bizarre tactical victory after Arsenal are held by Wolves Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 2 Nov 2019 5:54 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.3kShares Advertisement Arsenal were held 1-1 at home by Wolves after taking a first half lead (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery claimed his tactics worked perfectly despite Arsenal being held to a frustrating home draw by Wolves.The Gunners looked on course for a 1-0 win when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck his 50th goal for the club but Raul Jimenez’s 76th minute header earned a deserved point for the visitors.Emery handed Mesut Ozil only his second Premier League appearance of the season but kept record signing Nicolas Pepe on the bench, opting to deploy a diamond formation in midfield which failed to yield an improved performance from his team.Indeed, Wolves registered an astonishing 25 shots, compared to Arsenal’s 10, yet Emery insisted his tactical plan had the desired effect.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘It’s a bad result, but tactically it worked how we wanted,’ said the Spaniard.
MINISTER of Culture, Youth and Sport, Charles Ramson Jr, has hailed the NexGen Golf Academy, adding that he’s impressed with the newfound interest being generated by the institution.Located in Woolford Avenue, the Golf Academy has been making big steps with regard to the expansion of its endeavours. Recently the academy forged a partnership with the Scouts Association of Guyana and Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) in efforts to integrate women, children as well as inner-city players and persons who normally have been unable to access the sport.Minister Ramson, who is no stranger to golf, being himself an avid player back in the days times when he had fewer responsibilities, engaged in talks with the president of the Guyana Golf Association (GGA) Aleem Hussain, on Monday.Hussain told Chronicle Sport that the discussion was based on various aspects of the sport and the opportunities it could offer as a socially-distanced activity, especially during the current COVID-19 pandemic.GGA president Aleem HussainAccording to Hussain, Minister Ramson indicated that he was extremely pleased at the interest being created. “The number of new players participating in a socially-distanced programme is exciting and shows that we as Guyanese can adapt to finding ways to live with and in compliance with the COVID virus – something that may be a part of our lives in the foreseeable future,” said the minister.“Being responsible for both youth and sport, it is important that the ministry find ways to support the development of the game, and the rapid growth of golf through your efforts shows that many Guyanese are interested in the sport,” the minister added.Over the past few years, under the influence of GGA president Hussain, the sport has seen outreach programmes develop with University of Guyana, ATC, Queen’s College, Bishops’ and Rose’s High schools and even at Giftland Mall, courtesy of Mr Roy Beepat.“Contributions to the Academy by seasoned players Colin Ming, Brian Hackett, Anwar Shaffie (along with several overseas players), the Shafura Hussain Foundation, NY (William and Aleena Knight), Maxim Mangra and many others, have allowed us to ensure that we can provide equipment and balls to kids either at a very low cost or in many cases, at no charge,” stated the GGA president.With worldwide interest being focussed on Guyana’s development of new PGA-standard courses in Mahaica, this is the time for the sport to take its place amongst traditional activities such as cricket and football, according to the GGA head.“Our current goal is to meet a target of 3 000 new players by the end of 2021; persons who may have never touched a golf club or ball in their lives,” said Hussain.The ultimate goal of the GGA and the NexGen Golf Academy is to find and mould talented players so that Guyana can compete in the future Olympic Games, said the head.Meanwhile, persons interested in learning golf can contact them at 645 0944 or Facebook NexGen Golf Academy. (Clifton Ross)