Read More Comment 1/1 The German playmaker was an unused substitute in the Gunners’ defeat (Picture: AFP)Mesut Ozil has risked the ire of Arsenal fans after giving his shirt to Manchester City’s Leroy Sane at half-time of the Gunners’ miserable 3-1 defeat at the Etihad on Sunday.The German was named on the bench for the trip to Manchester, where a hat-trick from Sergio Aguero saw Unai Emery’s side slip to sixth in the Premier League table.Ozil was an unused substitute in the match, having fallen out of favour under Emery, while the Spanish boss opted to bring on Aaron Ramsey and Denis Suarez ahead of the German. Sane and Ozil chatted as they walked down the tunnel at half-time (Picture: YouTube/Man City) Read More PLAY Read More Halfway up the stairs, Ozil gave Sane his matchday shirt (Picture: YouTube/Man City)With little need for his shirt, Ozil decided to give it to countryman Sane at half-time, with the City winger also benched for the match.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT The pair were seen deep in conversation as they headed to their respective dressing rooms at the break, laughing and joking, and Ozil gave his former German teammate a parting gift.He had to ask the kit man for a new shirt ahead of the second half, though it wasn’t needed as Emery opted not to call upon his most creative – and highest-paid – player despite requiring two goals.Ozil has only played in one of Arsenal’s last six Premier League matches since being taken off at half-time of the 1-1 draw with Brighton on Boxing Day.There have been reports that Emery does not trust Ozil in big matches, or particularly physical encounters, and he was frequently linked with a move away from the Emirates during the January transfer window.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 Video Settings by Metro Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Top articles Advertisement / Metro Sport ReporterMonday 4 Feb 2019 1:57 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.2kShares Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Read More Advertisement Full Screen Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Mesut Ozil gives his Arsenal shirt to Leroy Sane at half-time of Manchester City defeat Skip Coming Next Read More About Connatix V67539 Skip Ad SPONSORED 1 min. story
Both teams finished fifth in their pools to play for the ninth position.Tuvalu proved too strong for Solomon Islands winning the first set in a close encounter 25-19. Solomon Islands played hard in the second set but lacked defence letting Tuvalu spike right through to win the round by a big margin 25-15. Tuvalu maintained pace with their blocks and ball placement to win the third set 25-19. Solomon Islands have finished their Pacific Games campaign at the bottom on 10th place.
Rajesh Nair’s premier knocked an unbeaten 140 to help his side chase down Strikers .Premier has only managed one win this season for the record against the slayers strikers.Strikers was able to post 317 thanks largely to Rogers Olipa (61) and Derrick Bakunzi (63) who dug them out of a pit at 90/6. The pair had a partnership of more than 100 runs and a late cameo from Richard Agamire (27) took the score past the 300 mark.With the quality of bowlers in the Strikers attack, Premier needed something special to overhaul the total. Rajesh Nair seized the moment by taking on the Strikers attack with an array of beautiful shots. His 360 knock was supported by his captain Ratesh Nair (30) who was with him till the end.This was Premier’s first win of the season and Strikers will have to take the loss as a chance missed to gained some upward movement in a table that is becoming very tight.Aziz Damani the defending champions are closing in on their second title in a row after seeing off KICC at the lakeside oval in Entebbe.Riazat Shah the national team all rounder(100) was the hero for Damani scoring a big century with support from Saud Islam (56).KICC hustled to overhaul the richly assembled Damani side but national team opening bowler Bilal Hassan (5/35) had other ideas picking a fiver giving the defending champions an 86 run win.Meanwhile, Challengers ended Ceylon Lions winning streak with a 32 run victory at the Kyambago Grounds.Aneef Sha (100) scored his first century in local cricket with forgotten man Arthur Kyobe (70) backing him up with a half century.Simon Ssesazi (51) continued his impressive display with the bat for Ceylon Lions but his half century was not enough to drag his side over the line as they were all out with 32 runs required.Lugogo OvalStrikers CC 317/9 Derrick Bakunzi 63(66), Rogers Olipa 61(48) in 50 overs lost to Premier CC 321/6 Rajesh Nair 140(101) n.o, Ronald Opio 39(52) in 48.1 overs by 4 wicketsToss won by Premier who opted to fieldMan of match: Rajesh Nair 140(101) n.oKyambogo OvalChallengers CC 302/7 Aneef Mohamed 100(92), Arthur Kyobe 70(85) in 50 overs beat Ceylon Lions 270/10 Arnold Otwani 89(91), Simon Ssesazi 51(32), Narinder Singh 47(50) in 46.1 overs by 32 runsToss won by Ceylon who opted to fieldMan of match: Aneef Mohamed 100(92), 2/32 in 10 oversEntebbe OvalAziz Damani 278/8 Riazat Shah 108(105), Saudi Islam 58(56) in 50 Overs beat KICC 192/10 Pankal Shatpute 80(74) in 42.3 overs by 86 runsToss won by Damani who opted to batMan of match: Riazat Shah 108(105), 2/18 in 5 oversComments Tags: National cricket league