Arsenal team news & likely line-up

first_imgArsenal face Cardiff on Tuesday night when the Welsh side will be playing their first match since the disappearance of Emiliano Sala.Sala and pilot David Ibbotson went missing last week and Warnock says that some players have been affected more than others, which he will take into consideration when picking his team.Cardiff fans will be reportedly giving out daffodil badges to Arsenal fans before the game and plan to reveal a large banner of Sala in the away end.Arsenal Injuries Hector Bellerin (knee), Rob Holding (knee) and Danny Welbeck (ankle) are all unavailable for the fixture.Henrikh Mkhitaryan is slowly being reintegrated into training following a broken metatarsal, but Sokratis Papastathopoulos is ruled out for at least two to three weeks with an ankle injury. 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? Laurent Koscielny has bruising and soft tissue swelling to his face and jaw and is unlikely to be risked.Sokratis Papastathopoulos Arsenal FA CupArsenal Suspensions Arsenal have no suspended players for this match. Possible Arsenal Starting Line-UpUnai Emery faces a selection headache in defence with Sokratis and Koscielny both out, meaning Nacho Monreal looks set to partner Shkodran Mustafi at centre-back.Konstantinos Mavropanos also remains an option at centre-back but it remains to be seen whether Emery will start the 21-year-old who only recently returned from injury.In attack, Mesut Ozil could come back in the no.10 role while Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang are probably starters up front.Arsenal XICardiff Team News Cardiff manager Neil Warnock faces a decision over which players are in the right frame of mind to play following the tragic disappearance of Emiliano Sala.Sean Morrison is sidelined following an appendicitis operation.TV Coverage & Kick-Off Time The game will not be shown live in the UK and kicks off at 7:45pm GMT (2:45pm ET). It will be available to be watched live on television in the US with NBC Sports Gold.Best Opta Match Facts Arsenal have won all three of their Premier League meetings with Cardiff, scoring eight goals and conceding two.   Arsenal are unbeaten in 11 home league games (W9 D2), winning the last five in a row. Only Liverpool (32) are on a longer current such run in the Premier League.   Cardiff boss Neil Warnock’s three top-flight visits to Arsenal have all ended in defeat, all with different teams in different decades – October 1991 with Notts County (0-2), September 2006 with Sheffield United (0-3) and December 2011 with QPR (0-1).   Arsenal duo Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette have each scored four Premier League goals against promoted sides this season – no player has scored more so far this term (Harry Kane also four).   Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 23 home Premier League games against promoted sides (W20 D3), since a 0-1 loss against Newcastle in November 2010. They’ve conceded just 11 goals in that run, keeping 14 clean sheets in the process.   Cardiff have lost their other two Premier League games played on a Tuesday this season, also against London clubs (1-3 vs West Ham, 0-3 vs Tottenham). Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

Animation Firm Hiphops to Success

first_imgInNOVAcorp’s newest tenant is hip-hopping its way to success. Wetsand Animation Inc. of Dartmouth recently signed a contractwith Headstart Entertainment of Studio City, California, toanimate two episodes of an urban-lifestyle cartoon based on hip-hop culture. “I’m very pleased for this young company,” said EconomicDevelopment Minister Ernest Fage. “Their growth has beentremendous since they moved into InNOVAcorp’s technologyinnovation centre.” “We’re really excited about working on this great project,” saidBrian Finlay, Wetsand founder. “This is one in a series of DVDcontracts that we’ll be doing between now and 2006.” The hip-hop cartoon, called Da Jammies!, follows the dailyadventures of two groups of young children who want to succeed inthe hip-hop business. Mr. Finlay said the cartoon’s message issocially positive. The cartoon is a direct-to-DVD project and may lead to atelevision contract. Wetsand Animation was founded in the fall of 2003 to producehigh-quality animation combining classical techniques with state-of-the-art technology. The company’s portfolio includes work onthe Warner Brothers TV series Mucha Lucha, and CD-ROM games forSpongeBob Square Pants and Shrek. Wetsand moved into the technology innovation centre in Junebecause it provided the company with the flexibility to expandquickly and take on larger projects. InNOVAcorp helps companies succeed in their early stages ofgrowth and development by promoting innovation andcommercialization of new products and technologies. It’s making asignificant contribution to the rapidly growing technology andlife sciences industries of Nova Scotia through venture capitalinvestment, mentoring, and incubation facilities and services.last_img read more