Ahead of Thursday’s opening clash with Tivoli Gardens High School at the Edward Seaga Sports Complex, St George’s College (STGC) assistant coach Marcel ‘Fuzzy’ Gayle is pointing to a more “physical game” and killer instinct to STGC’s play this year, which could make the difference and help them win their 20th Manning Cup title in the ISSA-FLOW competition.The North Street-based school won the FLOW Super Cup last year, but were beaten Manning Cup finalists, going down 0-1 to arch-rivals Jamaica College.Gayle says he is not mindful about who the favourites are this season, but notes his team is expected to not just compete, “but play their natural game, entertain and win”.”I think, last year, if we were more stronger physically, the outcome would have been different; and we spent a little bit more time on the physical aspect of the game, passing the ball around, and we want to be a little bit more stronger and win more physical encounters so we can endure the duration of the competition,” Gayle highlighted.DISAPPOINTMENTS BEHIND THEMThe light blues, who were heavily touted as title favourites last season by virtue of outscoring all teams, also fell in the Walker Cup final on penalties to Wolmer’s Boys’. This year, Gayle says those disappointments are behind them.”We are fully motivated because St George’s College always goes out there and just play. We have retained 60 per cent of the squad from last year, with the inclusion of two outside players. It’s a good set up. The guys are carrying a little bit more stability to the squad, so we are ready now,” Gayle told The Gleaner.He tipped last season’s leading goalscorer, Alex Marshall, to get the goals again this year.”Every game is going to be a tough one. When our opponents hear the name of St George’s College, they always try to go out and play their best game against us, so we are looking forward to a tough match against Tivoli Gardens at Tivoli,” he reasoned.”For the last four or five years, we have been scoring over 40 goals, and this year, we will see if we can repeat the same,” he stressed.
Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters “Parang may mga shadow yung mga players kanina eh. Parang yung lima, nagiging walo kaya parang nahihirapan kami bantayan kasi lima lang yung kalaban, pero nagiging walo. Ewan ko kung sobrang bilis nila kaya may shadow. Parang ganun eh,” he said without elaborating.(It was like the players had shadows earliers. It felt like five players became eight that’s why we were having a difficultly guarding them because our five opponents became eight. I don’t know if they were just too fast so that’s why they had shadows. But it felt like that.)FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkLike in Game 2, the Beermen came out flat once again on Tuesday and fell behind by as much as 14, 79-65, entering the fourth quarter.San Miguel managed to claw its way back and get into within three twice in the clutch–with 6:07 left and again with 2:08 in the clock–but Japeth Aguilar and LA Tenorio put on the finishing touches for Ginebra. Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims — Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) March 13, 2018Santos, who finished with 13 points on a 5-of-11 shooting from the field, and six rebounds, remains defiant as he believes that San Miguel still has the edge entering Game 4 on Thursday.“The good thing with our team is that whatever happens, we stay together. We’ll lose together and we’ll win together,” he said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “We almost got them. They were lucky that (Prince Caperal) made the three points and got them back up by six,” said Santos said after Ginebra tried to pull away agin, 90-81, with 4:38 to play.But likening this 2018 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals to a fruit-bearing tree, Santos said that San Miguel is still “motivated to get that tree.”“Medyo nagkakagulo ngayon sa titulo eh,” he said, laughing at his own metaphors. “Marami palang may-ari, pero ‘di pa rin kami papayag. Makikipag-negotiate pa rin kami para makuha yung puno na yun, tutal naka-isang kaing naman na kami. Lamang pa rin naman kami sa series.”(There are some dispute with regard to the land title. There are a lot who are staking their claim, but we won’t allow them. We’ll negotiate to get that tree since we’ve already got a bunch of fruit. We’re still ahead in this series.).@TheSMBeermen’s @arwindsotnas talks about his team’s “failure to buy the tree” after this Game 3 defeat. #PBA2018 pic.twitter.com/R62uAJwlApADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Ross confident Beermen can pull through, with or without him Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAfter San Miguel’s Game 3 downfall on Tuesday, Arwind Santos said that his team had a hard time playing against Ginebra and its “shadows.”The outspoken and often poetic Santos was seemingly trying to conceal what he really meant when he said the Beermen were playing against “eight” on the floor in their 95-87 loss to the Gin Kings.ADVERTISEMENT Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES
Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “Singapore is where I won the title, I was the underdog in that title bout against Shinya Aoki, but I managed to pull off the upset win,” said Folayang. “It was so memorable, the country will always be dear to my heart.”“Singapore is an awesome country, the venue is so awesome, it’s truly world-class, and the energy is palpable. I won’t say it’s my home court but it gives me the motivation and inspiration because it is the place where I became the champion.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownFolayang managed to hold on to the belt for 364 days and he would’ve completed the anniversary if he hadn’t lost to Martin Nguyen on Nov. 10 at, of all places, Mall of Asia Arena in the Philippines.And it’s been almost five months since Folayang has stepped inside ONE’s cage, but the former champion is ready to get back into winning form and showcase what he can do front of the same people that witnessed his history-making win against Aoki. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC ONE Championship: Kings of Destiny at Mall of Asia Arena last April 21. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIf there’s one foreign country that Eduard Folayang holds dear into his heart, it has to be the city-state of Singapore.It was in 2016 when the legendary Team Lakay member upset Shinya Aoki for the ONE World lightweight championship at Singapore Indoor Stadium and Folayang plans to channel that love for the Lion City once more for his comeback fight.ADVERTISEMENT Folayang (18-6) will take on undefeated Russian Kharun Atlangeriev (11-0) on May 18 in ONE: Defending Honor.“I am more motivated than ever,” said Folayag. “I am definitely looking forward to what 2018 is going to bring, I am laser-focused and I am confident that I can get the World title back.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Give it time: Black thinks Standhardinger will become one of PBA’s best players Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES View comments
Telecommunications Minister Cathy HughesIn an effort to create a green, smart, information-based Guyana, Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes is touting tele-medicine and E-learning as possible initiatives that can be embarked upon with the development of an inter-connected digital platform.“Here we are talking about establishing an inter-connected digital platform that can provide Government services systems to citizens in an efficient cost-effective and timely manner. It is about establishing links that can manage both Government and Private Sector data in a safe and secure manner,” Hughes said at a recent press conference.She highlighted that Guyana has to explore directions and implement strategies that can foster a more technologically advanced country.“Inter-connectivity is the foundation of the platform that we can build and of course, it is an integrated cross-sectoral programme. It offers citizens the benefits of tele-medicine: having a doctor in Georgetown connecting with a patient in Mabaruma,” she explained, adding that a lesson taught in Georgetown can be received in far-flung hinterland regions where subject teachers are limited and, of course, this can be done in an informed format.She said the digital platform could also create a pathway where the use of E-books can be utilised to reduce the imbalance of those who cannot purchase hard copy or photocopy text books.“The technology exists today for us to really make the change. So, we have to change the focus and identify our own priorities as a nation. It is time for Guyana to think big, but act small,” she said. “It is about implementing a strategy to bridge the digital technological economic gap we face today.”Hughes stated that during her trip to China with the Huawei technology giant, the Ministry and the E-Government Unit were able to explore new directions and create new strategies that can propel the development of a green, smart, information-driven Guyana.“It is clear to me today, that we cannot solve Guyana’s problems in the traditional way. What’s exciting is that with the use of existing technologies, we have the capacity and many opportunities to truly connect, transform and innovate,” said Hughes.She added that it was also critical for the establishment of a 21st Century system that can manage all Government and Private Sector data in a safe and secure manner. “No more collecting and disposal of mountains of paper after a flood, no more loss of important information that was only available on paper.”
(From left) Montserrado County District #10 Representative Yekeh Kolubah; Sinoe County District #2 Representative J. Nagbe Sloh; and Montserrado County District #15 Representative Adolph Lawrence Montserrado County District #15 Representative Adolph Lawrence was thrown out of Tuesday’s session on the orders of House Speaker Bhofal Chambers over his “continuous disturbances to stall the business of the session”, while Sinoe County District #2 Representative J. Nagbe Sloh and Montserrado County District #10 Representative Yekeh Kolubah, in defense of Rep. Lawrence’s uproar, ranted that the Speaker and his majority bloc are “ostracizing and denying” them their benefits and participation in debates during sessions.Nimba County District #8 Representative Larry Younquoi, also shouted at the Speaker of being marginalized during session debates.The trio (Reps. Kolubah, Sloh, and Lawrence) revealed that they have in their possession documents, which show that some lawmakers, with the consent of the Speaker, have over the months received, and disposed of, personally, of “huge quantity” of duty-free gasoline that was intended for the entire body.The hullabaloo erupted because of the Speaker and majority members’ failure to allow the ‘aggrieved lawmakers’ letter to be discussed in executive (secret) session under six signatures, including Reps. Vincent S.T. Willie, II (Grand Bassa District #4); Thomas A. Goshua, II (Grand Bassa District #5); Beyan D. Howard (Lofa District #5); Adolph Lawrence (Montserrado District #15); J. Nagbe Sloh (Sinoe District #2) and Yekeh Y. Kolubah (Montserrado District #10).On Thursday, January 17, during the House’s 3rd day sitting, following a letter from Representative Munah E. Pelham-Youngblood, on the attitudes of the trio to constantly appear on local media, including their accusation that some lawmakers personally collected “huge quantity” of duty-free gasoline that was intended for the entire body, it was voted unanimously that the trio should go under probe by the House’s Rules and Procedures, and report to the august body within one week.The motion proffered by Representative Edward Kafiah (Bong County District #5) was amended by Representative Clarence Massaquoi (Lofa County District #3) that the Chairperson of the Rules, Order and Administration, Lofa County District #4 Representative Mariamu Fofana, who was also accused of alleged corruption, and Representative Edwin M. Snowe (Bomi County District #1), who insisted that any other lawmakers, who will go to local medal should also be subjected to similar investigation.Representative Jeremiah Koung (Nimba County District #1), said the allegation made by Speaker Chambers that he (Koung) is a ‘Togolese’ should also be part of the investigation, while Representative Emerson Kamara (Grand Cape Mount County District #2) maintained that a motion for reconsideration should be tried to avoid the normal 48 hours.This means Bong County District #3 Representative J. Marvin Cole will be acting chairman of the Rules, Order, and Administration Committee to investigate the trio (Reps. Kolubah, Sloh, and Lawrence).This is the second time for Rep. Kolubah to be subjected to an investigation by the House’s Plenary. He was forwarded to probe after he (Rep. Kolubah) allegedly accused President George M. Weah of storing one of the alleged missing containers of the L$16 billion. Reps. Lawrence and Sloh made their debut.Rep. Sloh’s AssertionsIn a scathing attack on the Speaker following the second day sitting of the Second Session, Rep. Sloh, who is considered the spokesperson of the Aggrieved Lawmakers, revealed that they have in their possession documents, which show that some lawmakers, with the consent of the Speaker, have over the months received and disposed of personally “huge quantity” of duty-free gasoline that was intended for the entire body.According to the Sinoe County lawmaker, the aggrieved lawmakers insisted on an executive session to address their allegations with the Speaker and the leadership, but the Speaker denied them and instead instigated a commotion on the floor that led to Rep. Lawrence’s eviction from Tuesday’s sitting by the Speaker.“We have the detailed statistics that we have received from our sources. So, we wanted to confront the Speaker and his administrators on what has happened to this duty-free gasoline that we are supposed to be receiving that we understand a few people are receiving and converting into their personal use,” he said.“We wanted to give them the courtesy and the respect, but now they want us to wash our dirty clothes in the open. But since indeed the Speaker and his people think that they will threaten and harass us in the public hearing, I am not afraid. Let them tell us who have been receiving this duty-free gasoline.”In addition to the gasoline’s allegation, Rep. Sloh narrated that lawmakers had an agreement with the Executive Branch on where a portion of their benefits should go (Legislative Project Fund), to get them vehicles.But since the passage of the budget, he said they have not been given the vehicles, except Speaker Chambers who has a fleet of luxurious cars in his convoy.“Since the budget was passed, we have not received any car. But the Speaker has a separate budget and I believe he has bought more than two cars now since he took over. Are we animals and not entitled to cars too? To get to my district, I rent a car for US$250 per day. We are demanding that our cars be delivered to the building.”Following the passage of the 2018/2019 budget, he added, again Speaker Chambers and his team ‘clandestinely’ altered the budget and apportioned figures to “bogus institutions’ in a conflict of interest scheme.“How did St. Francis Hospital in Pleebo (the Speaker’s constituency) get more than US$300,000 when J.J. Dorsen Hospital (government institution) in Harper did not get that?” he asked rhetorically.It can be recalled that in October 2018, some aggrieved members of the Ways, Means, and Finance Committee wrote the Speaker expressing shock and regret about alterations of the entire 2018/2019 budget.A memo obtained by FrontPage Africa revealed how over US$1 million allotted to some public health institutions in the approved draft national budget were diverted to some private healthcare centers and clinics in the printed version of the national budget.Sloh threatened not to sit under the gavel of the Speaker until those issues were addressed and further called for the removal of the Speaker for his “incompetence.”He also called on his colleagues to speak truth to power, and not always ‘whisper at the back and voice their opinions through gossip.’“We told them in the letter that until we can discuss that issue, some of us will not sit under the speaker’s gavel. That is poor leadership, the speaker is very incompetent. He cannot manage 71 people. Is this the man who in case of any eventuality will become President of this country? Only over the dead body of some of us. The guy is completely incompetent, and I have no regret saying it,” Sloh said.Rep. Yekeh Kolubah’s ComplaintsRep. Kolubah is on record challenging President George Weah to make public his bank statements from January 2018 to present to prove that the costs of the simultaneous constructions of his private properties are being funded with his own money.The lawmaker’s challenge to the President was predicated on his previous assertion that President Weah has in his home a container full of money (as part of the reported missing billions of local currency).“I challenge him to show any bank statement that these properties that he’s building on 9th Street, Rehab, Jamaica Resort, Marshall and other places; the land he just bought near Vamoma – the place they’re fencing that the President just bought. Yes, I challenge him to show me bank statement,” he said.Kolubah alleged President Weah is using national resources to enrich himself.He said since the beginning of the 54th Legislature, lawmakers have not been given their entitled vehicles due to the economic constraint the country is faced with, yet, the President is continuing with the erection of gigantic structures in several locations around the country.“We’re entitled to cars, up to now, we have not gotten them. Can you imagine? The President is building big properties, and we are using our private cars to do the Liberian people’s work and he’s using the money the way he feels like and they say we should not talk,” Rep. Kolubah said.He also challenged the government to show which bank was used to infuse the US$25 million into the economy to mop out excess Liberian dollars.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A man who damaged his lover’s car windows appeared on Friday at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts, where he was arraigned for the offence.Terrence ThomasTwenty-four-year-old Terence Thomas of Lamaha Street, Kitty, Georgetown, appeared before Senior Magistrate Leron Daly and pleaded guilty to the charge.The charge stated that on October 8, 2019, at Vlissengen Road, Georgetown, he maliciously damaged six windows of a motor vehicle belonging to Quincy McEwan.Police Prosecutor Christopher Morris stated that on the day in question, the men were in the vicinity of Survival Supermarket when they became involved in a heated argument which stemmed from the defendant possessing a handbag that belonged to his lover. The handbag reportedly had $70,000 in cash.The court heard that Thomas armed himself with a brick and damaged the car windows. Hence, the matter was reported and the defendant was arrested.The Magistrate sentenced Thomas to six months of community service and he was also ordered to compensate the victim for the damage.Thomas was charged June last, for threatening another man whom he claimed wanted to have a sexual relationship with him.Thomas had pleaded guilty to the charge which stated that on June 1, 2019 at Lamaha Street, Kitty, he made use of threatening language towards 52-year-old Keith Mckenzie. He was fined $10,000 for the offence.
This year, the studio is hoping to raise $12,000 from this year’s break-a-thon, which would help the club purchase some much needed new equipment, as well as bring in special guest instructors for the student, such as three-time Jiu Jitsu world champion, Rodrigo Mondurica.Last year, the club raised close to $12,000 a number that the club would like to duplicate at this year’s event.Students aged four and up will get the chance to take out their frustration on numerous pieces of lumber throughout the four hour event.- Advertisement -The Break-a-thon will begin Saturday morning at 10 a.m. and will run until the 2,000 boards have been shattered.The event will be held at Bert Bowes Middle School.The fun-filled day is open to anyone who would like to drop in and take in the action, and donations of $20 or over will receive a receipt.Advertisement
**SubmittedPeter King won the 25th Blizzard Club Road Championship race, Sunday by edging out Colter Young by a few inches in a very close sprint finish. After a tough 90 km race on the Montney loop, both of them had a time of 2:59:30hours.Roger St. Jean won the sprint for 3rd over Gord Harris, both with a time of 3:05:03. Pat Ferris was 5th at 3:09:29, Barb Polehoykie 3:09:40, Darren Guliov 3:12:56, Bob Andrews 3:23:34, Sandy McDonald 3:27:18, Ken Nix 3:34:54 and Owen Giebelhaus 3:47:49.- Advertisement -Kevin Shaw won the 45 km one lap event at 1:34:19. Richard Wood was second at 1:37:47 and Francis Plum 1:42:37. Trevor McDonell was 4th at 1:45:20 and Adam Currie 5th at 2:09:05. Sixteen riders started out with the group of Peter King, Colter Young, Pat Ferris, Roger St. Jean, Gord Harris and Darren Guliov separating from the pack. The group dwindled down to just Colter Young and Peter King after the second time up the Montney creek hill. The two sprinted it out with King getting an early lead on the downhill finish and Young not quite able to get by him.Coming up-Tuesday unscheduled Duathlon at Baldonnel-Thursday time trial 7 pm at Baldonnel-Sunday Challenge Cup Mountain bike race in Grande Prairie at Nordic Trails Park at 2 pm. (local Cecil lake road race at 10:00 am)Advertisement Colter Young and Stephen Ferris will be traveling to Banff for a stage race. Adam Currie and Gord Harris are in Vancouver for the ‘Ride to Conquer Cancer’.www.ferrisfastcycles.com
BCB/Pepsi 50-Over Cricket…– Sinclair, Hooper, Algoo Karim among top performersThe Berbice Cricket Board’s (BCB’s) hectic cricket season continued over the weekend with numerous first division matches being played. In the Pepsi-sponsored Berbice Cricket Board’s 50-Over competition, Rose Hall Town, Port Mourant, Young Warriors, West Berbice and Blairmont registered thumping wins in their respective encounters.Alex AlgooA star-studded Rose Hall Town Gizmos and Gadgets Team travelled to Number 70 Village, Corentyne for its encounter with that Upper Corentyne side. Taking first strike, Rose Hall Town posted a huge 312-4 in 44 overs.National Under-19 class act Junior Sinclair was in belligerent mood, stroking an aggressive 81, as fellow National Under-19 players Kevin Sinclair and Kevlon Anderson scored an even 50 and 44 respectively.Vidal Crandon and First Class player Eon Hooper also turned in good batting performances for the Rose Hall Town side.Devindra Budhoo picked up 3-59 for the Upper Corentyne side.At Port Mourant, the home side defeated Albion by 76 runs. Batting first, Port Mourant scored 244 all out, with wicket- keeper/batsman Andy Mohan stroking an impressive 65, and Joshua Ramsammy (29), Madham Budhoo (26) and Lloydel Lewis (25) being among the runs.Mahendra Chaitnarine was the pick of the Albion bowlers with 4-38.In reply, Albion were bowled out for 169, with former National Youth opening batsman Adrian Sukhwa making 34, and Berbice Under-17 wicketkeeper-batsman Antonio February making 28.T Carmichael bowled brilliantly to pick up 5-52, while Lloydel Lewis’s mesmerising off-spin snared 4-28.The new and improved Young Warriors Cricket Club registered a comprehensive victory over Rose Hall Canje, which defeated Tucber Park in the first round.Batting first on a reasonably large Rose Hall Canje ground, Young Warriors recorded 220-7 in their allotted 50 overs. National Under-19 batsman Alex Algoo scored a sensible 52, while Suresh Dhani scored 45.Bowling for Rose Hall Canje, fast bowler Campton Hope picked up 4-45 in his 10 overs. In reply, Rose Hall Canje struggled to 120 all out in 37 overs, with veteran Mark Sampson scoring 35 and Sasenarine Sukhu scoring 18.In the encounter between West Berbice and Police, played at the Bush Lot Ground, West Berbice defeated Police by 6 wickets, routing the lawmen for the paltry score of 184 in 43 overs.Former National player Delbert Hicks missed out on a half-century, scoring 49. Khemraj Mahadeo, another former National player, scored 24. Wendall Baba captured 4-17 and Sherwin Mc Pherson grabbed 3-23.West Berbice, in reply, blazed away the total without drama, and ended on 185-4 in just 23 overs. Steffan Adams and Sherwin Mc Pherson scored brilliantly, 77 and 68 respectively.At Cumberland Canje, Blairmont mauled Tucber Park by 7 wickets. Batting first, Tucber Park were blown away for an embarrassing 98, with Clinton Lindee continuing his good form with a score of 39. National Under19 all-rounder Javid Karim, bowling with accuracy and discipline, snared 4-23; and a National Under-17 left-arm spinner picked up 3-23.In reply, Blairmont cruised to 101-3, with Zameer Nazeer scoring 41, and Javid Karim having a good game with 26 runs. Former National Under-19 pace ace Nial Smith, Gevon Schultz and West Indies female seamer Treymayne Smartt picked up one wicket each. (Brandon Corlette)
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger expressed regrets with his side’s shoddy marking in letting Manchester City steal a point through Martin Demichelis’ late header.The Gunners looked on course for an impressive victory after they overcame Sergio Aguero’s opener to go 2-1 up through second half goals from Jack Wilshere and Alexis Sanchez.But with seven minutes remaining Demichelis was gifted the freedom of the box to head home easily.And Wenger said after the game: “I’m pleased by our performance but not by the result. It shows that we have top quality today. We’ve shown we’ve got tremendous pace, explosive power to go forward and create chances but as well we have some room for improvement.“When you are 2-1 up, ten minutes from time, to concede a goal from a corner where no one jumps for the ball is, of course, not good enough.“There’s a feeling we should have won the game so we have many regrets. It’s never easy to be 1-0 down and then go 2-1 up after putting so much effort in, then just give a goal away because we didn’t jump on the corner.“It’s very frustrating but, overall, there’s a lot of positives as well.”Wenger also offered an update on Mathieu Debuchy after the Frenchman was worryingly stretchered off having rolled his ankle.“He’s badly sprained his ankle. I’m not sure how long he will be out for. It’s just a sprain, there’s no broken bone,” the Gunners boss added.“But how bad is the sprain? At the moment the medical people are cautious and that’s not good news.”