Aouar wants to end his Lyon career on a high with the side back in the Champions League (Getty)Old teammate Tanguy Ndombele lost his place in the France squad after struggling when he first joined Spurs, while Aouar may have noticed compatriot William Saliba’s lack of opportunities.The third and final reason that Aouar opted to remain at Lyon is that he wants to help them qualify for the Champions League this season, having missed out on European qualification last season.Unfortunately for Arsenal, Aouar’s decision to remain at Lyon for one more campaign means they will face renewed competition for his signature next summer, with the likes of Juventus, PSG and Real Madrid all expected to have the funds to sign him.MORE: ‘I wouldn’t be worried about Houssem Aouar’: John Barnes sends advice to Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta on transfer priorityMORE: Zinedine Zidane responds to Real Madrid links with Arsenal target Houssem AouarFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 4 Oct 2020 9:01 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.6kShares The three reasons Houssem Aouar has decided to shelve Arsenal transfer hopes and stay at Lyon Aouar was keen to join Arsenal but has now decided to stay at Lyon (Picture: Getty)According to RMC Sport, Aouar has now shelved his hopes of moving to the Emirates and has informed Lyon that he is committed to remaining at the club for the 2020/21 season.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTThe Frenchman outlined three key reasons for his decision: Firstly, the transfer had dragged on for so long that it would have left precious little time for Lyon to sign a replacement.Aouar came through the academy and has a huge amount of respect for the club he joined over a decade ago and did not want to leave ‘through the back door’ or potentially put the team in trouble.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 ArsenalA second important factor was the European Championships next summer, with Aouar believing he has a better chance of retaining his spot in Didier Deschamps’ squad if he stays at Lyon.There would be no guarantees that he would hit the ground running at Arsenal – particularly with the transfer happening so late – and any problems in adapting to the Premier League would severely hamper his hopes, whereas at Lyon the team is built around him. The French midfielder will how remain at his current club for the 2020/21 season (Picture: AFP)Houssem Aouar has put his hopes of joining Arsenal on hold and will remain at Lyon, with the midfielder having explained his decision to the club’s hierarchy over the weekend, according to reports.Gunners boss Mikel Arteta has been desperate to sign a new midfielder, targeting both Atletico Madrid’s Thomas Partey and Aouar, but with the transfer window closing on Monday he is running out of time.Lyon were open to negotiating a fee for the 22-year-old midfielder – who was keen to move to north London – but Arsenal were unable to shift their deadwood in time to raise the £40million fee required. Advertisement Comment Advertisement
25 Views no discussions Share Share Tweet Share Sharing is caring! HealthLifestyle Woman given smoker’s lungs dies by: – December 20, 2012 Jennifer died in August, 16 months after receiving a donor’s lungsA 27-year-old woman with cystic fibrosis died of cancer after she was given the donor lungs of a smoker.Jennifer Wederell, of Hawkwell, Essex, died at home in August – 16 months after the transplant at Harefield Hospital in London. Colin Grannell said he believes his daughter would not have agreed to the transplant had she known the middle-aged donor was a heavy smoker.The hospital has apologised for not giving her that choice. Jennifer had been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at the age of two and by her mid-20s was using oxygen 24 hours a day. She had been on the waiting list for a lung transplant for 18 months when in April 2011, she was told there had been a match.Mr Grannell said the family had “lived all for that moment” for years, and thought it would help Jennifer “cheat” her condition.She married her fiance David Wederell in September last year, but by February 2012 a malignant mass was found in her lungs.‘Should have choice’“The shock immediately turned to anger in so far as all the risks were explained in the hour before her transplant and not once was the fact smoker’s lungs would be used mentioned,” said Mr Grannell.“She was dying a death that was meant for someone else.”He has set up a Facebook group, Jennifer’s Choice, to encourage non-smokers to sign up to the organ donor register. The Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust said: “It is very rare for patients to specify that they do not wish to be considered for clinically healthy lungs from smokers. “This is because the risks are much higher if patients decline donor lungs from a former smoker, and decide to wait for another set of organs which are both a match for them and from a non-smoker, to become available. “However, we recognise that Jennifer should have been given the opportunity to make this choice. “We have apologised sincerely for this oversight. “Regrettably, the number of lungs available for transplantation would fall by 40% if there was a policy of refusing those which have come from a smoker; waiting lists would increase and many more patients would die without a transplant.” Prof Stephen Spiro, honorary medical adviser at the British Lung Foundation said: “It’s very difficult to say why the cancer developed. “It is seriously possible that the cancer may have started in the lung before transplantation, but it was so small there was no chance of spotting it. “Recipients of transplants are immunosuppressed, to stop the body rejecting the organ – this may have encouraged the cancer to grow. But is no one really knows- these are just theories.” BBC News
The FA have confirmed an extra one-match suspension and fine of 10,000 pounds following his dismissal against West Ham on April 17th.A win for the Foxes at Old Trafford on Sunday will ensure a first ever Premier league title for the club. Real Manager Zinedine Zidane says he’s confident that Ronaldo and Benzema can play despite carrying injuries.Kick off is at 7.45Meanwhile in the Premier League, Leicester will be without Jamie Vardy for Sundays potentially title crowning clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli has hinted at Dinesh Karthik’s inclusion in the Playing XI for the much awaited Champions Trophy clash against Pakistan after the wicketkeeper-batsman made a strong case for his selection scoring stylish 94 runs against Bangladesh in the second warm-up game at the Kennington Oval on Tuesday.Karthik, who got out for a duck in the first warm-up match against New Zealand, made full use of the opportunity in the second game as he tore apart the Bangladeshi attack in his 77-ball knock which was studded with 8 fours and a six.The 31-year-old, along with Shikhar Dhawan (60) and Hardik Pandya (80*), helped India post a gigantic 324-6 in their 50 overs which the Indian bowlers defended with precision.The Men in Blued then skittled out Bangladesh for a paltry 84 in only 23.5 overs, thus winning the game by a huge margin of 240 runs.”Very pleased. We got what we wanted in both the games. Last game as well, the bowlers did a fantastic job. As soon as the cloud cover comes in, it becomes increasingly difficult for the batsmen. Not taking anything from our bowlers. But it gets very difficult,” Kohli said after the match.Pandya’s flambouyant knock was also the highlight of the Indian innings as he looked in prime form. His unbeaten 54-ball inning was studded with 6 fours and 4 sixes.”We back Kedhar and Hardik to do it for us down the order. Hardik was outstanding. Jadeja also played with composure.””Fielding has been good, catching has been good. All bases are covered. We have ticked all the boxes going into the tournament,” he added.advertisementHeaping praise on Karthik, the 28-year-old said, “Dinesh is an outstanding player. We just wanted to give him an extended run.’India won the last Champions Trophy in 2013 and head into the marquee event as favourites after a hugely successful home season with 10 Test wins.Team India begin their title defence in what can be expected as a high-voltage encounter against arch-rivals Pakistan on June 4 at Edgbaston.