Wenger backs Sanchez to return to form

first_img0Shares0000Arsenal reportedly agreed a fee for Sanchez with City on transfer deadline day, only for the deal to collapse after Wenger was unable to complete a move for Monaco winger Thomas Lemar. Photo/COURTESYLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 7 – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has voiced confidence that Alexis Sanchez will put his aborted transfer to Manchester City behind him “very quickly”.Arsenal reportedly agreed a fee for Sanchez with City on transfer deadline day, only for the deal to collapse after Wenger was unable to complete a move for Monaco winger Thomas Lemar. Sanchez looked miserable during Arsenal’s 4-0 thrashing at Liverpool prior to the international break and then suffered successive defeats with Chile in World Cup qualifying.But Wenger said: “I have no doubt about Alexis’s mind and mentality, that people question.“He needs to come back to full fitness, which he was not (at) against Liverpool. It was his first game and he has suffered a negative experience with Chile.“But he is strong mentally and hopefully he will be back very quickly to his best.”Despite reports Arsenal had agreed to sell Sanchez to City, Wenger would not go into detail about what had happened on deadline day.“The transfer market is over. There was a lot going on on that front,” the Frenchman told a press conference at Arsenal’s London Colney training base on Thursday.“It’s very difficult for me to speak about that because the most important thing now is our next game.”Asked if Sanchez’s departure had been contingent on Lemar’s arrival, Wenger replied: “That’s what I read everywhere, yes.“My view is that it is too difficult to speak about that because Lemar is now in Monaco and of course Sanchez is here.“I believe you have to keep a certain confidentiality about transfer negotiations. Many things happen at the last second.”But the Arsenal manager dismissed suggestions the move for Lemar had failed to materialise because the France international did not want to come to the Emirates Stadium.“He decided to stay in Monaco and you have to respect that,” Wenger said.“The player has a three-year contract to go, so overall you have to respect that.”Arsenal host Bournemouth on Saturday and Wenger would not say whether midfielder Jack Wilshere, who spent last season on loan at the south-coast club, would be in his squad.But he gave a positive update on the fitness of long-term injury victim Santi Cazorla.The Spanish midfielder has not played since sustaining an ankle injury against Bulgarian side Ludogorets in the Champions League last October.“Santi is having his first run today,” Wenger said.“The flexibility of his ankle is good, his mobility is good and now it’s time to get him back to full fitness without any setbacks.“It’s difficult to predict when he will be available again — not before Christmas. But I hope after Christmas he will be available.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Teaching a lesson in love

first_imgLANCASTER – A rising star on the local lecture circuit is Richard Grego, whose blueprint for a happy marriage is meant to teach couples how to find true and eternal love. Grego, who lived around the world as a boy with his family and now is a court interpreter in three languages, speaks at clubs and churches about how femininity and masculinity are key factors in “the building of God- guided choices for lifetime bliss.” “The path to this discovery has taken me a lifetime of contemplation, observation, experience, faith and the desire to finally understand the true nature of the love between a man and a woman,” said Grego, 55, of Lancaster. Grego believes a couple must find the “spatial-temporal” aspects of male and female. Space is the realm of the male while the female deals in time, he says. The father of three daughters and a son, he is single at the moment, but he harbors the certainty in his mind that his true mate will be directed to him at just the right time and place, if it is God’s will. “That may not be in my future,” he said, “but if she’s out there for me, if I’m patient and wait, I’ll find her.” Grego, who speaks English, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese, has been a Superior Court interpreter for 30 years. He loves his work and, through some of it, has seen the devastation caused by the marital failures. “Because of my own mistakes, I understand what is going on with them and it saddens me. I desperately want to help everyone in those situations to turn their lives around and have happy relationships,” he said. He’s available for lectures and seminars. For more information call him at (661) 949-2559. This column disseminates news of interest to seniors of all ages. Bettie Rencoret may be contacted at (661) 943-2998, or messages may be left at the Antelope Valley Bureau Daily News offices, (661) 267-5742. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant “For instance, a man may ask a woman to have dinner with him. He will then formulate in his mind where he will take her but he suggests that she set the time. He likes to choose the place because that’s where he’s coming from (spatial). Usually she is good with that because it leaves her in her own temporal element,” he said. “A woman must be truly feminine and a man must be truly masculine in order for them to achieve a love-nurturing goal,” he said. “Each has power in his or her own right and the necessary balance does not come from equality but from equivalence. The quality of a relationship is what one makes of it.” Grego was born Dec. 18, 1950, in Covina, but grew up in Costa Rica, Turkey and Nicaragua. His Italian father worked for the United States Department of Health and traveled with his family to those countries to help eradicate malaria. From the time of Richard’s birth, he spoke Italian to his son and exposed him to the wonders of opera. When he was in his twenties, Grego’s parents retired in Costa Rica and he repatriated. “I’ve been married and divorced and had several relationships but I didn’t understand what it was that I wanted to do with my life until I realized how shallow I had been, confessed my shortcomings and asked for God’s forgiveness and guidance,” he said. last_img read more