Aubameyang is about to enter the final year of his contract (Picture: Getty)Arsenal chiefs have been left unimpressed by Barcelona’s persistent attempts to unsettle Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang especially after turning their attention to Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martinez instead.Aubameyang is about to enter the final year of his contract and has been repeatedly linked with a move to the Camp Nou, with Barcelona in the market for a new striker. Arsenal may be forced to cash in this summer if the Gabon international won’t put pen to paper on a new deal or else they risk losing him on a free transfer in a year’s time. Barcelona have spent months mulling over a move for Aubameyang and Arsenal are furious for the manner in which they’ve unsettled the attacker. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTRead the latest updates: Coronavirus news liveAnd they’re especially frustrated now Barcelona have decided to pursue Inter Milan forward Martinez ahead of Aubameyang.The La Liga giants have opened the bidding for the 22-year-old Argentina international and saw a £65million offer knocked back, according to the Daily Star. Arsenal angry with Barcelona over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang pursuit as they turn attention to Inter’s Lautaro Martinez Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 25 Mar 2020 9:33 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.6kShares Advertisement Advertisement Comment Martinez is wanted by Barcelona (Picture: Getty)But a follow-up bid is expected and Martinez – who has a buyout clause of £102m – is their top summer target. Barcelona are confident of luring him away from Serie A this summer and won’t move for Aubameyang until they have explored every avenue to land Martinez, who has scored 16 goals in 31 appearances for his club this season.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 ArsenalAubameyang, by contrast, has bagged 20 goals in 32 appearances in the Premier League and Europa League.Mikel Arteta plans to sit down with the 30-year-old for talks over his future before the season ends.Should Arsenal cash in on Aubameyang?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.
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highlights Roger Federer has not won the US Open since 2008.Ashleigh Barty is the current French Open champion.Only 10 of 32 singles matches were played as rain wiped out play. New York: Top-ranked defending champion Novak Djokovic fought through shoulder pain to reach the third round of the rain-hit US Open on Wednesday while Roger Federer shook off another slow start to advance. Djokovic, winner of four of the past five Slam titles and 16 in all, was treated for a sore left shoulder throughout his 6-4, 7-6 (7/3), 6-1 victory over Argentina’s 56th-ranked Juan Ignacio Londero. “It was definitely affecting my serve and backhand,” Djokovic said of his shoulder injury. “I was definitely tested.” Djokovic next faces 27th-seeded Serbian compatriot Dusan Lajovic or American Denis Kudla, but the injury casts grave doubts on his bid to be the first US Open repeat winner since Federer won from 2004-2008. “This is something I’ve been carrying for quite a while now,” Djokovic said. “It wasn’t easy to play with the pain, but you have to hope you will get some opportunities and some lucky shots. It’s not the first time I’m facing this kind of adversity or challenge. It is what it is and I’m just grateful to be on the court.” Djokovic won’t play again until Friday and until then, “I’ll probably freeze my arm for 48 hours, not do anything with it and see what happens.” Federer, a 20-time Grand Slam winner seeking his first US Open crown since 2008, rallied to beat 99th-ranked Bosnian Damir Dzumhur 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, 6-4. The 38-year-old Swiss third seed, who also dropped the first set against Indian qualifier Sumit Nagal in his opener, answered the wake-up call after conceding the first set with 17 unforced errors. “When it happens like this, back-to-back matches, it’s just a bit frustrating more than anything, especially when the level is that low and there is that many errors and the energy is not kind of there,” Federer said. “But can only do better, which is a great thing moving forward. I didn’t expect to hit 15 to 20 unforced errors, which is basically the entire set just sort of donated… I clearly have to play better from the get-go.” US eighth seed Serena Williams, seeking her 24th career Grand Slam title to match Margaret Court’s all-time record, faces 17-year-old US wildcard Caty McNally in a later match under the roof at Arthur Ashe Stadium. Only 10 of 32 singles matches were played as rain wiped out play except in enclosed stadiums, with Russian fifth seed Daniil Medvedev and three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka among those postponed to Thursday. “I definitely profit from everything I did in the game and my ranking to be put on center court on a day like this,” Federer said.Serbian star Djokovic broke on an errant Londero forehand to close the first set, then was broken twice in falling behind 3-0 in the second set only to win the next five games. “Somehow I managed to find my way back,” Djokovic said. Londero broke him, held at love and forced a tie-breaker, but Djokovic won five of the last six points thanks to Londero errors and then dominated the final set. “I want to congratulate Londero for showing a fighting spirit,” Djokovic said. “It was a real fight.” Five-time US Open winner Federer, who lost to Djokovic in last month’s epic Wimbledon final, started poorly but broke early in each of the last three sets and held serve to the end. “I buckled down and told myself I was going to hang tough and not get broken and that made a big difference,” Federer said. Next in Federer’s path is either French 25th seed Lucas Pouille or Britain’s 58th-ranked Dan Evans.Nishikori, Barty win Japanese seventh seed Kei Nishikori, the 2014 US Open runner-up, beat 108th-ranked American Bradley Klahn 6-2, 4-6, 6-3, 7-5. Nishikori, who could face Federer in the quarter-finals, stumbled after seizing a 5-1 edge in the final set and needed five match points to win. “A little bit of lost focus after 5-1,” Nishikori said. “He started playing better too.”French Open champion Ashleigh Barty, the second seed from Australia, eliminated 73rd-ranked American Lauren Davis 6-2, 7-6 (7/2), saving a set point before dominating the tie-breaker. “I knew I was doing the right things,” Barty said. “It was just about execution. I’m glad I came through in the tie-breaker.”Czech third seed Karolina Pliskova, seeking her first Grand slam title, ousted 202nd-ranked Georgian qualifier Mariam Bolkvadze 6-1, 6-4. Ukraine fifth seed Elina Svitolina defeated seven-time Grand Slam winner Venus Williams 6-4, 6-4 and US 10th seed Madison Keys, the 2017 US Open runner-up, trounced China’s Zhu Lin 6-4, 6-1. For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
Crowd-related incidents are furthermore divided into “peaceful” or “unrest-related” events. However, this depends on whether the police had to intervene and not on the crowd’s intention or behaviour.Police statistics showed that the police recorded 14,470 crowd-related incidents in 2014/15, the latest data available: WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Total12,39913,57514,740 The number of crowd-related incidents that the police record “cannot be equated with protests”, researchers from the University of Johannesburg’s Social Change research unit wrote in a preliminary analysis of police data on crowd incidents released last year.Project manager of the Crime and Justice Information and Analysis Hub at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), Lizette Lancaster also thinks that the newspaper took all crowd-related incidents recorded for protests.While the police incident recording system “can give some indication about the nature and number of protests… it is not a protest database”, Lancaster previously told Africa Check.‘SA certainly doesn’t have 30 protests a day’Post-doctoral fellow at the social change research unit, Dr Carin Runciman, told Africa Check that at present “there is no reliable estimate of the numbers of protests in South Africa”.Conclusion: No data shows 30 service delivery protests a day in SAThe way that the South African police records events where they are called out to perform crowd control makes it near impossible to figure out how many of these were “service-delivery protests”. University researchers who looked at each entry between 1997 and 2013 concluded that it is nowhere near 30 a day, though.There is therefore no evidence to support the claim that South Africa experiences 30 protests a day.Article researched by Vinayak Bhardwaj and supplied by Africa Check. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter for more groundbreaking stories. Peaceful incidents10,51711,66812,451 The destruction of shacks in Hammanskraal burning of schools in Vuwani have once more focused South Africa’s attention on so-called “service delivery protests”.Most recently, the South African Broadcasting Corporation decided not to show footage of people burning public institutions like schools in any of its news bulletins. This sparked a formal complaint against the “ban”.But just how many protests take place daily in South Africa?A reader asked us on Twitter whether there are “30 service delivery protests a day as was said in parliament”.She was referring to a question-and-answer session with President Jacob Zuma in May when a member of the United Democratic Movement opposition party, Mncendisi Filtane, began a question by saying that “South Africa records about 30 service delivery protests a day, every day”.Africa Check managed to trace the source of the claim to the front page of Sunday newspaper City Press on 9 February 2014.Above a picture of a raging fire engulfing an election poster, a banner read:“2,947: the number of protests in SA in the last three months.”“3,258: the total number of protests between January 2009 and August 2012”“32: the number of protests a day in SA for the last three months.”The claim then spread quickly.South African journalist and columnist Max du Preez repeated the figure two days later in an opinion piece titled “Our protest culture is far from dead”. Two days after that a The New York Times article also mentioned the number by saying that “the [South African] authorities have recorded a staggering 3,000 protest actions in the past 90 days. The unrest has become almost routine.”Police records ‘not a protest database’But as we explained in a report last year, South Africa’s police service does not record “service-delivery” protests.When the police are called out to monitor and control crowds, the incidents are logged as “crowd-related incidents”. This category is very wide and covers situations varying from sport matches to electoral campaigns. Unrest-related incidents1,8821,9072,289 Crowd-related incidents2012/3 2013/4 2014/5