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Newcastle United defender Jamaal Lascelles can be a future Arsenal star, says Andy Cole

first_img Read More About Connatix V67539 Metro Sport ReporterMonday 1 Apr 2019 11:31 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link308Shares PLAY Arsenal proved too strong for Newcastle (Picture: AP)And the Liverpool legend believes Unai Emery will need to spend big on a defender this summer.He said on Monday Night Football: ‘There’s no doubt that the defence is the weakness. Emery hasn’t been able to solve the problem.‘The only way he’s going to solve that is going into the transfer market. We know where the problems are.‘I’m yet to be convinced by the back three. One, or maybe two defenders need to come in.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesRed Devils hero Cole also expressed his surprise at Arsenal’s decision to allow Aaron Ramsey to leave the club at the end of the season.Ramsey captained the team against Newcastle, scoring the opening goal, but is set to join Juventus in the summer.Cole said: ‘I am very, very surprised. Ultimately to replace a player like Ramsey will cost £40 or £50m.‘I find it very strange but Arsenal have made that decision and now they’re going to have to replace him.’MORE: Arsenal fans loved Mesut Ozil’s reaction to Gunners overtaking rivals Tottenham Advertisement Advertisement Full Screen Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Video Settings Manchester United legend Andy Cole (Picture: Getty) Read More 1/1 Read More Coming Next Read Morecenter_img Comment 1 min. story Skip Skip Ad / Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling SPONSORED Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Newcastle United defender Jamaal Lascelles can be a future Arsenal star, says Andy Cole by Metro Read More Newcastle defender Jamaal Lascelles in action against Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Newcastle United defender Jamaal Lascelles has the ability to be a future Arsenal star, according to Andy Cole.Lascelles played 90 minutes of the Premier League clash at the Emirates on Monday evening as Arsenal clinched a 2-0 win to climb to third in the Premier League.The 25-year-old has developed into one of Newcastle’s best players since signing from Nottingham Forest in 2014 and has been linked with some of England’s biggest clubs.Lascelles was not at his best in north London on Monday but, speaking before the Arsenal clash, Manchester United legend Cole said: ‘I like him.ADVERTISEMENT 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‘He’s a young, promising centre-half who could play a highest level if given the opportunity.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘He’s a great size, has good pace and seems very composed on the ball. If you’re the captain of a club like Newcastle at such a young age, that’s some going.’Asked by Jamie Carragher whether Lascelles could play for a club like Arsenal, Cole responded: ‘Yeah. I think he could play at Arsenal for sure.’Despite Arsenal’s win and clean sheet against Newcastle, Carragher remains concerned about the team’s defence. Top articleslast_img read more

​Ilmarinen predicts big 2020 year-on-year fall in contributions

first_imgJouko Pölönen, Ilmarinen’s chief executive officer, said: “In the second quarter, Ilmarinen’s investment portfolio yielded 5.9% and solvency strengthened to 124% as the equity markets recovered rapidly from the dramatic stock price plummet caused by the corona pandemic earlier in the year.”Equity investments ended the six-month period with a -4.2% return and fixed income investments finished with a -2.9% return, he said, while alternative assets turned out to be the best performers generating a positive result of 10.6%, and real estate returned 1.8%.The total result for the pension fund – which is the largest of the four mutual pension insurance companies in Finland’s earnings-related pension scheme – was -€1.1bn, compared with the €931m profit registered at last year’s halfway point.Total assets fell to €48.8bn at the end of June from €50.5bn the end of last year.Pölönen said “strong development” in cost-effectiveness had continued in the first half and operating expenses financed using loading income declined by €7m from the corresponding period last year.Commenting on the pandemic, Pölönen said Finland had been successful in limiting human suffering during the first wave of the pandemic, but acknowledged that the virus continued to spread globally, with a “worrying growth trend” in infection figures in some European countries.“A key factor in terms of future development is how well a resurgence of the virus can be prevented without extensive lockdown measures, which would exacerbate the economic crisis and unemployment,” said Pölönen.Looking for IPE’s latest magazine? Read the digital edition here. Ilmarinen reported a 2% loss on its investment portfolio in the first half of this year, and the Finnish pensions insurance company warned full-year contribution inflows would be much lower than last year because of effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.Releasing its January-to-June financial report, Ilmarinen said premiums written fell to €2.7bn from €2.9bn in the same period last year, as a result of an increase in temporary layoffs and a temporary discount to the statutory TyEL contributions from employers.Commenting on the outlook for the full year, the pension provider said: “Owing to growing unemployment and the temporary discount on employers’ TyEL contributions, premiums written will fall considerably year-on-year.”Investment returns ended the first half in the red for the Helsinki-based institution, despite having rebounded between April and June.last_img read more

Helix Energy shuffles management team

first_imgOil and gas services company Helix Energy Solutions has announced changes to its executive management team, which became effective Monday, June 5. Helix said on Monday that the changes were consistent with the company’s long-standing succession plan.Namely, Erik Staffeldt, who has served as Helix’s VP of finance and accounting since July of 2015, was promoted to the position of Senior VP and chief financial officer (CFO).Tony Tripodo, Helix’s former Executive VP and CFO since June of 2008, will be transitioning to the position of Executive VP and senior advisor. In his new role, Tripodo will be responsible for assisting Owen Kratz, Helix’s president and CEO with the long-term business and financial strategy of the company.The former CFO will continue to remain involved in the company’s financial planning and assist with the orderly transition of his former responsibilities as a chief financial officer.Owen Kratz, president and CEO of Helix, said: “Erik has earned the confidence of the board and the executive management team and has demonstrated the ability to take on increasing responsibilities since joining Helix in 2009.“In addition, Tony’s demonstrated capabilities in managing the financial affairs of the company and his intimate knowledge of the business make him well suited for the new role we have asked him to perform.”last_img read more

Emir Spahić to play for Al-Hilal

first_imgAccording to Spanish press, BiH football player Emir Spahić will be playing for the football club ‘Al Hilal’ from Saudi Arabia.Emir Spahić went to play for Anzhi and now, according to Arabic Alsharq is poised to transfer to Al-Hilal.Anzhi had a deadline to fully acquire Spahić, but since they didn’t, Arabs showed up as a good solution for Spahić, writes Spanish press.(klix.ba)last_img