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Robert Pires claims Arsenal are ‘still sick’ from Unai Emery’s reign after Norwich City draw

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSunday 1 Dec 2019 9:48 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link510Shares Advertisement Robert Pires claims Arsenal are ‘still sick’ from Unai Emery’s reign after Norwich City draw Advertisement Freddie Ljungberg and Robert Pires trained Arsenal’s players this week (Getty Images)‘The bottom line is that the team is still sick.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Freddie or someone else, they are going to have find the right medicine.‘They are going to have to be patient but this is a little bit what has been happening since the start of the season.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‘We are weak, we are not calm.‘When you are lacking confidence, you take less responsibility. You try fewer things.‘I think going forward things look very good, but defensively, and Freddie knows this, with Per, a lot of work is required.’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 Robert Pires says Arsenal are ‘still sick’ from Unai Emery’s reign (Getty Images)Robert Pires believes Arsenal’s players are ‘still sick’ from Unai Emery’s reign following their draw with Norwich City.Freddie Ljungberg took charge of Arsenal for the first time as interim manager but was unable to secure a victory as his side were held at Carrow Road on Sunday.Norwich went in front on two occasions but Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang netted twice to salvage a point for the Gunners.And Pires, who was part of Arsenal’s first-team training session with Ljungberg this week, admits the team are still lacking confidence despite Emery’s departure.ADVERTISEMENT‘This was a complicated and difficult game, stressful even sometimes,’ Pires told Canal Plus after Arsenal’s draw with Norwich. Commentlast_img read more

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Marshall dean to step down in June 2019

first_imgDaily Trojan file photoJames Ellis will leave his role as dean of the Marshall School of Business at the end of the fiscal year, according to a letter from Interim President Wanda Austin. The decision to terminate Ellis was brought up in a meeting held by Austin and General Counsel Carol Mauch Amir on Friday.In an email to Marshall faculty, Ellis said that the decision was reached from a cumulative record of complaints registered since 2009 at the USC Office of Equity and Diversity cases made against the Marshall staff, rather than any actions he had done. He noted that a majority of the cases were never brought to his attention. “Nevertheless, this apparently has led University leadership to believe that we do not have a positive culture here,” Ellis wrote in the email, which was obtained by the Daily Trojan. “Therefore, they feel a change of leadership is in order.”According to the email, the Marshall Faculty Council asked for a meeting with Austin in response to the decision, and external stakeholders brought up concerns about “process, transparency and reputational damage.”Lloyd Greif, benefactor of the USC Marshall Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, said the “rash” decision to terminate Ellis will cut his appointment short by three years. He said the decision is detrimental to the school’s reputation. “[Ellis] is a decent and honorable man who doesn’t have a racist or sexist bone in his body,” Greif wrote in a letter to the Marshall Board of Leaders and USC Leventhal School of Accounting Board of Advisors. “This dean bears no resemblance whatsoever to the deans who have fallen before him — Puliafito (substance abuse), Varma (sexual harassment), and Flynn (questionable ethics and potential criminality).”  Citing Ellis’ accomplishments as dean since 2007, Greif said Ellis was notified of 10 percent of the complaints registered with OED that were in need of further review — all of which he investigated and resolved. The Daily Trojan could not independently confirm this statement.“Jim Ellis is part of the solution to what ails USC, not part of the problem,” he wrote. “This is not my opinion — this is fact.”Greif said that he disagrees with Austin’s decision to remove Ellis from the deanship, a move that has been opposed by a some Board of Trustees members. But according to the letter, Chairman Rick Caruso said, “Wanda, as the University’s President, is empowered to make employment decisions, not the Board.”“Since when is an Interim President given the same unfettered power to make personnel decisions as a permanent President who is selected by a Search Committee after a nationwide search and given a five-year mandate to steer the University?” Greif wrote. “Wanda is, in effect, a lame duck president.”Dean James Ellis did not respond in time for publication. The story will be updated with his comments.last_img read more