Arsenal want new contract for Shkodran Mustafi after impressing Mikel Arteta


first_imgArsenal want new contract for Shkodran Mustafi after impressing Mikel Arteta Mustafi’s performances have improved significantly under Arteta (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi is in line for a new contract after turning his form around under Mikel Arteta, according to reports.The 28-year-old looked set to be heading for the exit door last summer, with former boss Unai Emery telling him he was free to leave the club.However, Arteta’s arrival in December has coincided with a complete U-turn in the defender’s performances and he is now a key part of the Gunners back line.Mustafi’s current contract is due to expire next summer and given that the north London club now have seven centre-backs in their squad, a clear-out in the next transfer window is expected.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTBut, The Sun claim that the German international’s improved form has sparked talk of him being handed a brand new deal at the Emirates. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterMonday 6 Jul 2020 9:07 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.8kShares Advertisement Wolves 0-2 Arsenal: Mikel Arteta press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 9:54FullscreenWolves 0-2 Arsenal: Mikel Arteta press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/wolves-0-2-arsenal-mikel-arteta-press-conference-2204672/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Mustafi is just one of multiple players who have turned around their futures at the club under Arteta.Granit Xhaka looked set to depart earlier this season when he was stripped of the captaincy by Emery after a spat with fans in the crowd.The Spaniard promised to give the entire squad a clean slate upon his arrival and Mustafi is one of the beneficiaries.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 ArsenalSpeaking after Arsenal’s 2-0 win away at Wolves on Sunday, Arteta hailed the defender’s tireless attitude.‘We try to help every player to improve, first of all to feel that we trust them,’ he said.‘They can make mistakes, of course, but if they are willing and they are happy to try again, I think they will get the rewarded and Musti’s attitude, his training, attention levels, the questions he’s asking and how much he wants to help everybody has been really good since I joined.‘I think it’s a consequence of his performances.’MORE: Arsenal make contact with Allan Saint-Maximin’s entourage over move for Newcastle wingerMORE: Manchester United and Arsenal interested in James Rodriguez as Real Madrid slash asking price to £22.5mFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Commentlast_img read more

Greece to press Karagiozi claims


first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Thursday that Athens will press its claims on a shadow-puppet theater tradition that the United Nations cultural watchdog UNESCO has deemed to be part of Turkey’s cultural heritage.“Karagiozis is an inextricable part of our culture,” Grigoris Delavekouras told reporters. The spokesman invoked the UNESCO convention on “intangible cultural heritage,” noting that it “enables neighboring countries to access the same commodity.”Karagiozis – Greek for the Turkish “Karagoz,” meaning “black-eyed” – is the central character in a popular shadow-puppet theater series that originated in Turkey and was very popular in Greece up until the 1990s.In the Greek show, which features a cast of social stereotypes and is set loosely during the Turkish occupation of Greece, Karagiozis is a hunchbacked con man who makes a living bamboozling Turkish officials. Karagioizis is also a common byword for “clown” in the Greek vernacular.The Greek Theater of Shadows, one of the few forums for enthusiasts that continues to stage Karagiozis shows, yesterday issued a press release criticizing the government for its delayed reaction to the “Turkification” of Karagiozis, noting that UNESCO had placed Karagoz on its list of intangible cultural elements, associating it with Turkey, last September. “We wrote to the Culture Ministry last year, describing the matter as one of national importance and seeking its support… but, instead of sensitivity and interest, we faced total indifference,” the press release said. The theatre group called on the government to subsidize Karagiozis performances and promote the Greek shows, and their history, to foreign visitors.last_img read more