On Monday, protests sweeping the United States over the death of George Floyd reverberated on the other side of the globe when thousands marched in solidarity on the streets of New Zealand. The rallies were peaceful in contrast to the days of violent protests in the US after Floyd, an African-American, died after being handcuffed and as a white police officer, who has since been charged with murder, knelt on his neck. In Auckland, about 2,000 people marched to the US Consulate chanting “no justice no peace” and “black lives matter”. Another 500 gathered in Christchurch, and a large crowd was expected to maintain a candlelit vigil outside the parliament buildings in Wellington. Nigerian-New Zealand musician, Mazbou Q, who organised the protest, said the gatherings were not just about the death of Floyd. Topics : Iran’s foreign ministry Monday called on the US to “stop violence” against its own people following protests across the country over the death of black American man George Floyd.”To the American people: the world has heard your outcry over the state of oppression. The world is standing with you,” spokesman Abbas Mousavi said at a news conference in Tehran.”And to the American officials and police: stop violence against your people and let them breathe,” he told reporters in English.
Arsenal’s youngsters look bright (Picture: Getty Images)Kieran Tierney has also impressed since making the switch from Celtic last year, but, Robson admitted Saka is the young Arsenal star that has shone the brightest.‘The one that’s impressed me most of the young players is Saka,’ the ex-Gunner told ESPN.‘I think he’s versatile in where he can play, which is not always a bonus, because he gets moved from one place to another, we’ve seen him play at left-wing back, wide right. ‘I would say Tierney looks to be a very good player, certainly going forward, he’s got lots of energy, I think he’s still got to work on the defensive side of the game, which we talk about a lot with full-backs these days. 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 Arsenal‘Is Nketiah going to be a top class player? Maybe not. ‘Martinelli is a player I think when I’ve seen him play he looks as though he’s got an eye for goal, he’s got plenty of pace, he works hard, but is he a centre-forward or a left-winger? That’s what they’ve got to find out with Mikel Arteta. ‘But I would say Saka looks the one player at the moment that can stay in the side and be better and better.’MORE: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s father drops Arsenal exit hintMORE: Arsenal winger Nicolas Pepe is one of the transfer flops of the season, says Jermaine JenasFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and InstagramFor more stories like this, check our sport page Comment Metro Sport ReporterMonday 27 Jul 2020 7:15 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.1kShares Saka has enjoyed a barnstorming season (Picture: Getty Images)Former Arsenal midfielder Stewart Robson has named Bukayo Saka above the likes of Gabriel Martinelli and Eddie Nketiah as the Gunners’ most impressive youngster.The 18-year-old has enjoyed a remarkable breakthrough season in which he has nailed down his placed in the first team and proved his ability to excel in multiple positions.Saka, who is naturally a left-sided winger, was asked to fill in at left-back after injuries to Kieran Tierney and Sead Kolainac, and since the restart has also featured in central midfield and on the right-wing.The England youth international has showcased his excellent delivery from crosses and creative spark, registering 11 assists across all competitions.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTIn what has been a disappointing season for the Gunners, finishing outside of the top six for the first time in 25 years, their young players have been a shining light.19-year-old Martinelli – who signed from Brazilian side Ituano last summer for £6 million – was also making a name for himself after scoring 10 goals in his first 26 games, however, the forward has not featured since the restart after a knee injury picked up in training ruled him out for the season. Advertisement Advertisement Stewart Robson hails Bukayo Saka as Arsenal youngster he has been most impressed with
Press Association Christian Eriksen wanted to “be part of” Andre Villas-Boas’ Tottenham project and so swapped Ajax for the London club on Friday night. The Denmark midfielder capped a frantic day at White Hart Lane when he became the club’s third signing in 24 hours, joining Vlad Chiriches and Erik Lamela. Eriksen has moved for an undisclosed fee and, even though his arrival gives another nod towards Gareth Bale’s impending departure to Real Madrid, a switch to Tottenham’s new-look squad was much to his delight. “Everyone has followed the development of Spurs and it’s something I want to be part of,” he said. The 21-year-old has already represented his national team on 37 occasions, scoring four goals, and was a key player for Ajax, having moved there from Odense in 2008. He made 161 appearances and helped the Amsterdam side win three successive Eredivisie titles from 2011, and signs for a Tottenham side that bolstered their ranks immeasurably on Friday. Chiriches became the club’s fifth summer purchase on Friday morning when he completed his £8.5million move from Steaua Bucharest and four hours later, Tottenham confirmed that they had signed 21-year-old Lamela for fee thought to be around £25.8million.