Arsenal plot £12m bid for Hull City’s Jarrod Bowen

first_imgArsenal have been scouting Bowen since January (Picture: Getty)While Unai Emery’s first choice is thought to be Zaha, Arsenal need Palace to dramatically lower their asking price for the forward.AdvertisementAdvertisementArsenal have given Emery just £45m to spend this summer and the Spaniard may have to sell to raise further funds.MORE: Crystal Palace to reject Arsenal’s opening transfer offer for Wilfried ZahaMore: 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 Metro Sport ReporterMonday 1 Jul 2019 10:13 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link424Shares Arsenal are plotting a £12m bid for Bowen (Picture: Getty)Hull value Bowen at £15m, but might be willing to accept an offer of £12m.Arsenal have been watching Bowen since January and consider the Englishman a big talent, however Tottenham are also credited with an interest. Jarrod Bowen shone for Hull last season (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are ready to move for Jarrod Bowen after extensively scouting the Hull City winger, reports say.Bowen caught the Gunners’ eye during a stellar 2018/19 season, which saw the 22-year-old score 22 goals in the Championship.The Sun claim Arsenal are ready to lodge an official offer and Bowen could be an alternative to Wilfried Zaha.Crystal Palace are demanding £80m for Zaha and Bowen would be a massively cheaper option.ADVERTISEMENT Arsenal plot £12m bid for Hull City’s Jarrod Bowencenter_img Comment Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Havili leading Trojans with experience

first_imgIf you were listening really hard, you might have been able to hear a collective groan ring throughout Los Angeles on Saturday as Washington State scored the first touchdown of the game against USC. It was as if Trojan fans knew exactly what they were in for over the next three hours — inconsistent USC play allowing a much weaker opponent to stay in the game for much longer than it should.Though it took the Cougars all of three and a half minutes to score, senior fullback Stanley Havili needed just a fraction of that to make everything right once again in Troy.Havili took a handoff from sophomore quarterback Matt Barkley on the Trojans’ first offensive snap and proceeded to embarrass the entire Washington State defense, breaking tackles and juking players en route to a 59-yard score.And he didn’t stop there.Havili, apparently unsatisfied with just leading the Trojans’ ground attack, went on to post a team-high 107 receiving yards and a touchdown on five catches.The 187-yard day might be dampened by the fact that it came against a Cougar defense that would fit in better in the Pullman high school system than the Football Bowl Subdivision, but the benefit of his work remains every bit as important. On the whole, the Trojans have looked anemic this season, and Havili’s offense provided the fastest possible cure to their disease.Although this isn’t the first instance, it was certainly the most obvious example of the veteran running back showing that he has no intentions of letting this new squad fall short of the bar that previous USC teams have set so high.The senior’s contributions to USC expectedly flew under the radar — fullbacks usually are not given the credit they deserve in football, as their primary job is to block — but Havili is being noticed week in and week out as a leader of not just the offense but the entire team. And because USC’s roster is saturated in inexperience, Havili has the opportunity to take on a patriarchal role of sorts and provide a base of consistency from which the offense can build upon. Without the senior, the growing pains that have been seen thus far this season would be substantially greater.Havili did not get to this point in his career without first having to undergo some change of his own. The fullback capped a disappointing sophomore season by being ruled academically ineligible to play in the 2009 Rose Bowl, which USC won 38-24 over Penn State. Earlier this season, he punched teammate T.J. Bryant during an altercation, injuring the junior cornerback severely enough to warrant cheekbone surgery.Yet, Havili dealt with his problems in the best way possible — by learning his lesson and moving on. He improved his grades and now seems to have improved his relationship with Bryant, telling the Los Angeles Times that the two are “on good terms.”And if his work on the field isn’t enough to convince you of his renewed devotion to the team, keep this in mind: Havili is spending his last year of eligibility in college at a school that can’t even go to a bowl game. He had the chance to transfer and use his talents elsewhere, but he decided to stay and contribute to the same team that he has been with his entire career.USC might not have needed every yard from Havili in its stomping of Washington State on Saturday, but the team won’t have the luxury of playing the Cougars every week. If the Trojans are going to continue to win this season, they will need the bruising fullback that was all over your television screen Saturday — not only for his football talents, but his leadership as well.“One-Two Punch” runs Mondays. To comment on this article, visit or e-mail James at read more

Emily Hawryschuk named IWLCA First Team All-American

first_img Published on June 12, 2019 at 6:17 pm Contact Eric: | @esblack34 After being named an Inside Lacrosse’s Media All-American second team two weeks ago, Syracuse attack Emily Hawryschuk was chosen as a first team selection by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) on Wednesday. She is one of 16 players to receive the honor, and one of just seven attacks on the first team.The Victor native is the 16th Syracuse player ever to be named to the IWLCA’s first team and the first since Kayla Treanor earned the honor in 2016. Hawryschuk’s 75 goals this year tied her for second-most in a single-season with Christina Dove, who did so in 2008, and her 166 career scores are already seventh all-time in Syracuse history. She also led the team in draw controls with 67.Hawryschuk’s historic season was backed by 15 games with four or more goals, including back-to-back five-goal performances in SU’s two NCAA tournament contests. One of her best games of the season came against Northwestern on Feb. 24, when, despite being face-guarded, Hawryschuk notched a hat trick in the first half before scoring the game-winning goal in overtime. “She’s a girl of very few words, but she leads a lot by example in her actions,” midfielder Julie Cross said prior to the season. “…You never really see her get flustered and I think that helps a lot because sometimes in games when we’re down she brings everyone in. She’s one of those girls that if she’s talking, everyone’s listening up.”While next year Syracuse will be without Nicole Levy, who finished her career eighth all-time in goals for Syracuse, Hawyrschuk is set to lead a group of attack that returns three of its four starters. She’ll be joined by the duo of Megan Carney and Meaghan Tyrrell, who finished second and third in points behind Hawryschuk as freshmen.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more