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Jamie Redknapp on why Mikel Arteta picks Eddie Nketiah up front over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

first_img Metro Sport ReporterThursday 25 Jun 2020 7:19 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.6kShares Jamie Redknapp on why Mikel Arteta picks Eddie Nketiah up front over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Advertisement Nketiah started through the middle on Thursday night (Picture: Getty)Jamie Redknapp believes Mikel Arteta is picking Eddie Nketiah ahead of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang up front for Arsenal because of his impressive workrate and compared the more experienced striker’s struggles to make the centre-forward spot his own to Sergio Aguero under Pep Guardiola. Guardiola, the Manchester City manager, often used to give Gabriel Jesus game time ahead of Aguero in his early days at the Etihad, but while there is still an element of rotation now, it’s clear that Aguero has become the main man once more. Redknapp believes it took Aguero time to ‘buy into’ Guardiola’s hard-working philosophy, where strikers chase down lost causes. AdvertisementAdvertisementArteta, who used to work under Guardiola at City, is in a similar predicament. ADVERTISEMENTWith Aubameyang’s future unclear, he has favoured Nketiah through the middle – using the Gabon international in a wide left role. And Redknapp thinks that Nketiah’s ability to press from the front – which led to his opener against Southampton following an error from goalkeeper Alex McCarthy – has seen him get the nod ahead of Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette – who was left on the bench. Aubameyang has been forced out wide (Picture: Getty)Redknppp told Sky Sports: ‘Work from the front, chase things down… It took a little while for Aguero to buy into it and I don’t know if Aubameyang at this age will be that striker still, especially if he doesn’t want to be at the club and he wants to go. ‘He thinks with Nketiah – he works hard for the team. It’s a midfielder’s dream, it’s a defender’s dream, when someone is just pickpocketing balls around the pitch and winning balls back. It’s fantastic. 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 City‘And he gets his reward. It’s not good goalkeeping, it’s not good from the defender as well. ‘But a lot of strikers would just leave it, they wouldn’t bother chasing lost causes, he did it and deserved that goal for that reason.’MORE: Kieran Tierney reveals how Arsenal players reacted to their dismal defeat at BrightonMORE: Claudio Bravo speaks out on his future amid Arsenal transfer interestFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

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Why it pays to style your home

first_img Stylist David Manciameli shares his top tips for how to make your home more appealing to buyers:• Remove all personal items, so potential buyers can see themselves living in the space.• Declutter. More often than not buyers want light and space, so clear away anything that blocks out light.• Do a seasonal clear-out. In summer get rid of winter items from your wardrobes, and vice-versa in summer. This helps people to see that a space is functional. If you’ve jammed things in and it looks tight and cluttered, it creates a negative impression. DIY decor A Brisbane residential home styled by David Manciamelicenter_img A residential living room in a house in Chelmer, styled by David Manciameli of the Brisbane Makeover CoTo style a property or not to style a property? That is the question on many sellers’ minds when they come to put their homes on the market.The answer is a resolute “yes”, according to industry experts, with some claiming it can add tens of thousands to the value of a property.Deb Maguire, a lead agent at Place estate agency, Kangaroo Point, said spending $4,000 on styling a home could achieve an uplift in price of up to $20,000, while spending $10,000 could gain $100,000, or more. The trend seems to be gaining pace, with Ms Maguire estimating about 75 per cent of the properties handled by the agency having been styled to some level. “It wasn’t so long ago that we would just go in and work with people’s own furniture, declutter, things like that. Now it is almost accepted practise that you have it professionally styled,” Ms Maguire said. “If you want a million dollars for your home, it has to look a million dollars, if you want $5 million it has to look like $5 million worth.”David Manciameli, the owner of Brisbane Makeover Co, who has decorated luxury city developments such as Banc in Toowong and Sanna in Kangaroo Point, agrees: “When I started in the industry 15 years ago and was introducing my services to estate agents, it just wasn’t the done thing, unless they were finding it hard to sell a property or there was something really unique about it,” Mr Manciameli said. “It’s become almost accepted now.”And it is “absolutely worth it”, he said. “For example, there was a $4 million house on the market in Bardon that had not sold for 12 months. We came in, styled it, it was put back on The styled interior of the Banc development in Toowongthe market and it sold within nine weeks,” he said.Mr Manciameli said you need to understand the psyche of the buyers in your target market. “Rather than look at general trends, such as demographics, I dig deeper into the psychology side and think about what a buyer wants, what they want to become, what sort of lifestyle they want to portray to their friends and family,” he said.“Anyone can market a property, but without professional photos and a good looking interior you’re not creating anything aspirational. “That’s my job, to meet and exceed the expectations of a buyer, and to manufacture equity for my clients. To create value for them out of what is, essentially, thin air,” he said. David Manciameli styled the interiors of this apartment in the Sanna development at 138 Dornoch Terrace in Highgate HillSometimes buyers fall so in love with the designs, that they want to buy the furnishings.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours ago“I’ve had people spend between $30,000 and $80,000 on pieces we’ve used in a styling,” Mr Manciameli said. He said he always sources bespoke pieces and never recycles pieces around houses.While getting rid of all your furniture and replacing it with bespoke pieces can be an expensive strategy, Ms Maguire said styling your home doesn’t have to cost the earth.“A partial styling of an average three-bedroom apartment is usually between $1,500 and $4,000, and it’s not a huge amount of difference for a house. Even a consultation before going to market can make a big difference,” she said. “Styling is definitely having an affect on house values.”last_img read more

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LIVE: Gov. Ron DeSantis to announce state’s reopening plan

first_imgWATCH NEWS CONFERENCE LIVE: Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will reveal his plans on Wednesday for gradually reopening parts of the state.last_img