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Emery ‘not positive’ over Bellerin injury

first_imgAresenal head coach Unai Emery admits he is fearful that Hector Bellerin’s latest injury problem is another serious issue for the Spaniard.However, the ex-PSG boss says that such a setback will not need to be addressed by any hasty purchases in the January transfer window.The 23-year-old appeared to twist his left knee during his side’s 2-0 Premier League win over Chelsea on Saturday before falling to the Emirates Stadium turf unchallenged. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? The right-back was then forced to depart the field on a stretcher, in what was only his second appearance since a calf strain picked up in December.Emery will be forced to wait for more concrete information on the seriousness of the issue, but revealed in his post-match press conference that initial prognosis was not looking good.“We have to wait but, his knee, the first prediction is it can be an important injury,” the former Sevilla boss told reporters.”I hope not, but first impressions are not positive.”Congratulations @Arsenal for this great step forward in the London derby and many thanks to all our fans for helping us get back on our feet again. Fingers crossed for you Héctor. Always together! pic.twitter.com/NuS4Yoh4MR— Unai Emery (@UnaiEmery_) January 20, 2019Ainsley Maitland-Niles – who had already been brought on for midfielder Aaron Ramsey – was redeployed to Bellerin’s position, while Emery also brought in experienced defender Stephan Lichtsteiner during the close season.As such, he does not feel that the Gunners need to leap into the market to bring in outside cover.”We have Ainsley, playing with good pieces. He played well [against Chelsea] and can help us,” Emery added.”Also Lichtsteiner is another player who can play there. We have the players. Don’t forget [Carl] Jenkinson, who has played some matches and can be used if we need him.”Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny were the men on target for Arsenal as they kept up their aspirations of a top-four finish by cutting the gap to Chelsea.The North London club retook fifth place from Manchester United after the Red Devils had previously leapfrogged them earlier on Saturday with victory against Brighton and Hove Albion.The Gunners face Ole Gunner Solskjaer’s side in the FA Cup fourth round up next before tangling with Premier League champions Manchester City the week after, with a home clash against Cardiff City sandwiched in between. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

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Conference aims to keep arts in the classroom

What was once created to combat the decline in funding for the arts in Ontario classrooms is now one of the Faculty’s of Education premier events. And after a seventh successful Arts Matter Conference this week, the message was clear that arts are monumentally important in today’s classrooms.The full-day conference, held Wednesday at Brock University’s Hamilton campus, featured four rolling sessions in each of the arts disciplines — drama, music, dance, and visual arts — as well as a captivating and entertaining live performance by Shaun Boothe.In addition to a wealth of resources and knowledge, many of the teacher candidates in attendance came away with a calming reassurance that integrating the arts across the curriculum is not the anxiety-inducing task it may initially seem.“It really pushed me out of my comfort zone,” said Aline Saffran. “I was afraid to be a drama teacher, which is why I pursued history, but in the drama class we focused on a historical topic and I thought it was cool that, as a history teacher, I could incorporate drama into the class.”A true benefit to the conference is the experience of the clinicians, all of who are skilled and knowledgeable in teaching the arts to an array of audiences.Shauna Daley, a teacher and artist, was the visual arts clinician and has been, in one way or another, part of the Arts Matter conference — both as a teacher education student and a clinician — for the past six years.Daley, an ardent advocate for the arts, recognizes the importance of these types of conferences and the additional instruction provided to future teachers.“I think that this conference is wonderful because it is another extension for the teacher candidates to use art in the classroom,” says Daley. “It broadens their scope to how meaningful the arts can be and opens their eyes to ways to different ways the arts can benefit education.”Initially, for some, the idea of dancing, drawing, acting and playing instruments struck somewhat of a juvenile chord, but those perceptions were quickly altered when the big picture, in some cases quite literally, began to take shape.“We were each given a piece of a picture and we were to recreate that picture,” said Adesewa Laoye. “In the end, the pieces we created were put together. It was really cool. It promotes a form of togetherness and teamwork and that’s something I would do as a teacher in my classroom because it shows that everyone can be creative and work together to create something beautiful.”Through chatter between workshops, over lunch and during sessions, it was clear the teacher candidates attending the conference were absorbing the new ideas and approaches to arts in the classroom, developing that confidence for translation into their own classrooms.“We did a story drama and we learned how to use a picture book about an intense topic and break it down into short exercises to have students embody the role of the characters,” said Madeleine DeLuca. “I think drama is a great way to incorporate students to really understand what they are reading instead of just reading the text itself.”For more information on the conference visit the Arts Matters website. read more