Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain sends message to Arsenal fans after beating Spurs in Champions League final

first_img Read More PLAY by Metro Comment Video Settings The midfielder knew beating Spurs was just as important in the red half of north London (Picture: Getty)Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain says he had extra motivation to win the Champions League final so he could get one over former club Arsenal’s rivals Tottenham and deny them European glory.The 25-year-old, who has been sidelined with injury for much of the season, was an unused substitute as Liverpool secured a 2-0 victory in Madrid on Saturday night to seal their sixth European Cup success.Goals from Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi sealed the win for the Merseysiders, and Oxlade-Chamberlain wanted to win the title as much for his current club as his old one.Speaking to his former skipper Per Mertesacker on DAZN after the game, Oxlade-Chamberlain said: ‘As former Gooners, we know what that one meant to all the Arsenal fans out there.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE ‘It was massive for us at Liverpool, but “Once a Gooner always a Gooner” that’s what they say.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘I had a personal sort of feeling in that game that we needed to get that done for all the people I left at Arsenal, I know they were all willing us on to win that one so I’m happy that we could do it.’This time last year, Oxlade-Chamberlain was cutting a forlorn figure in Kiev hobbling around on crutches, but was able to enjoy the celebrations in Madrid with Little Mix girlfriend Perrie Edwards this time around. Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Read More Skip Top articles Manchester United captain Harry Maguire About Connatix V67539 Read More Full Screen 1/1 Metro Sport ReporterSunday 2 Jun 2019 4:20 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.4kShares 1 min. story Skip Ad Read More / Oxlade-Chamberlain was loving every second after Liverpool’s win (Picture: Reuters)Speaking about the win, manager Jurgen Klopp said: ‘Did you ever see a team like this, fighting with no fuel in the tank? I am so happy for the boys, all these people and my family.‘They suffer for me, they deserve it more than anybody. It was an intense season with the most beautiful finish I ever could have imagined.’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 Coming Next Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain sends message to Arsenal fans after beating Spurs in Champions League final Read More SPONSORED Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Sampension scales back listed equity exposure

first_imgDanish labour-market pension provider Sampension has been gradually reducing its exposure to listed equities in order to protect its overall portfolio from a possible market correction.Henrik Olejasz Larsen, CIO of the DKK260bn (€34.9bn) pension fund, said: “We have taken some of our overweight in shares down very gradually, and we don’t have as many shares in our risk total as we had before.”The move had been made, he said, with a view to avoiding being as hard hit as the fund might be, if and when there was a correction in global equity markets.“We have had a long recovery in the equities market, and we can’t expect the current high level of earnings in many of these listed companies to continue at a time when the economy is not going as fast as it is right now,” Olejasz Larsen said in a video commentary on Sampension’s website. Share prices were particularly high right now, he said.“They are so high that they are on a level that we have only seen a few times in recent history – back at the end of the 1920s, or back in the period running up to the bursting of the dotcom bubble,” he said. Henrik Olejasz Larsen, Sampension“The risk is that our expectations will be disappointed, but there is nothing that points towards it being the same as last time time, because things are going really well regarding the underlying economy, and corporate earnings are still growing.”Equities were also expensive because bond yields remained so low, Olejasz Larsen added.At the end of 2016, Sampension had 24.3% of total assets invested in listed shares and 50.5% in bonds, including interest-rate hedging.In addition, 9% of assets were invested in property, land and infrastructure, and 7.5% in bonds with credit risk, according to the fund’s annual report.last_img read more

Third World Releases 22nd Album ‘More Work To Be Done’

first_imgKINGSTON, Jamaica –  Reggae band and grammy-award winning group Third World on Friday released their 22nd studio album dubbed More Work to be Done.The album is produced by Grammy-winning artiste and producer Damian ‘Jr Gong’ Marley, and features collaborations with Marley himself, Tessanne Chin, Chronixx, Tarrus Riley, Busy Signal and Pressure Busspipe.More work to be Done has 11 tracks and is available on CD, cassette tape, vinyl and online digital platforms.The six-member reggae band, who is celebrating 45 years in the industry, made its debut in 1975 as an opening act for the Bob Marley & the Wailer’s World Tour.Their four-decade career has seen them earning 10 Grammy nominations and multiple charted hits including Now That We’ve Found Love, Try Jah Love and 96 Degrees in the Shade.The album is the group’s first recorded project since the death of their former lead singer Bunny Rugs in 2014. Members of the group have praised the current lead singer A.J. Brown, who ‘was good enough to step in when Rugs passed’.The launch event for the project took place at the Bob Marley Museum and attracted a number of industry players and peers who applauded Third World for wanting to keep the flame burning.last_img read more