Arsenal deliver positive Nicolas Pepe injury update ahead of Manchester City clash

first_img Arsenal v Man City: Pep Guardiola 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 8:20FullscreenArsenal v Man City: Pep Guardiola press conference 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.City stars John Stones and Sergio Aguero will miss Sunday’s clash and Guardiola has revealed that David Silva is also a doubt.Asked about Stones’ fitness at his Friday press conference, Guardiola replied: ‘He’s injured, I don’t know when he’s back. Sergio is out as well, he’s still not training.’On Silva, he added: ‘He’s not fit now, but maybe tomorrow he will train and we’ll see.‘He had a kick on his leg, it’s not painful.’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 CityGuardiola is wary of the strong connection Arsenal interim head coach Ljungberg has with the club’s supporters ahead of City’s trip to the Emirates.‘It was a position after Unai Emery situation, he’s a person who stayed a long time at Arsenal,’ he said.‘He knows the feelings of the club and the fans, how they like to play.‘We watched the games with Unai and the games with Ljungberg and try to figure out what they will do against us.’What will the result be at the Emirates?Arsenal win0%Draw0%Man City win0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsMORE: Liverpool star Fabinho spotted at Anfield on crutches and wearing a protective boot Comment Arsenal deliver positive Nicolas Pepe injury update ahead of Manchester City clash Pepe went down after a strong tackle from West Ham’s Cresswell (Picture: Getty)But it appears Pepe is back in contention for a place in Freddie Ljungberg’s starting XI after the Gunners provided a positive update on their website on Saturday afternoon.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Nicolas Pepe – Available for selection for Manchester City (h) after bruising to left knee sustained during West Ham United (a),’ it said.Granit Xhaka suffered a concussion against the Hammers and will miss out at the Emirates, along with Dani Ceballos (hamstring), Hector Bellerin (hamstring), Rob Holding (knee) and Kieran Tierney (shoulder). Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement Arsenal forward Nicolas Pepe could start against Manchester City (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have confirmed that Nicolas Pepe has returned to full fitness ahead of the side’s Premier League clash with Manchester City.Pepe suffered bruising to his knee after being scythed down by West Ham defender Aaron Cresswell in the first half of Arsenal’s 3-1 win at the London Stadium last weekend.The Ivorian forward played through the pain and scored his first goal from open play with a brilliant strike in the 66th minute before being replaced by Reiss Nelson at the death.However, Pepe was unavailable as Arsenal drew with Standard Liege on Thursday evening and there were fears he could miss this weekend’s much-anticipated meeting with Pep Guardiola’s champions.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 14 Dec 2019 2:07 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.7kShareslast_img read more

ASA places more focus on consumer protection

first_imgShare Related Articles ASA monitoring sweep marks gambling as the worst underage advertising offender August 26, 2020 StumbleUpon Children see one gambling ad for every five by adults in 2018 December 20, 2019 Share ASA: Children’s exposure to gambling ads lowest since 2008 May 22, 2020 Submit The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) and the Committees of Advertising Practice (CAP) has hit a new high with the number of withdrawn or amended ads, as revealed in a newly published annual report.Online advertisements have outnumbered television adverts by almost three to one. While new projects to be undertaken by both organisations, as part of a new five year strategy, are also outlined, stressing a focus of increasing its online impacts.Guy Parker, ASA chief executive, commented: “It’s been a busy year, largely driven by complaints and cases about online ads. That’s why our new five-year strategy is focused on strengthening further the regulation of online advertising, and using new tech to protect the public.“Our recent use of new avatar technology is a taste of what’s to come under the new strategy, and we look forward to working with our partners to increase further the impact we’re having online.”Analysing its annual data figures,  the ASA revealed it has resolved 33,727 issues about 25,259 ads, of those 16,059 complaints (a 4 per cent jump on 2017) were about 14,257 online ads (a 38 per cent increase), with 10,773 complaints (a 14 per cent rise) about 5,748 TV ads (increasing 23 per cent).CAP, which oversees the writing of advertisements and maintaining UK advertising codes, delivered 535,478 pieces of advice and training to businesses to help them get their ads right, up 38 per cent year-on-year.Reviews were carried out into the number of actions taken to tackle consumer harms and to protect the financially vulnerable, including new guidance on gambling ads to responsibly protect under-18s and rules regarding superimposed text and parcel delivery changes.Amongst steps already undertaken to strengthen the regulation of online advertising, the ASA recently introduced child avatars, designed to simulate children’s browsing activity – to identify ads that children see online.An extension of the technology is planned, as is research into further new technologies to help better protect the public, as the ASA states that its avatar efforts have seen ads from five gambling operators banned thus far.Furthermore, ‘more impact online’ is a new initiative to be brought forward as a direct result of the increasing online habits of individuals, with businesses increasingly targeting internet advertising, as technological developments also continue apace.last_img read more