Arsenal signing William Saliba leads Saint-Etienne chants with giant megaphone after derby win over Lyon

first_imgArsenal signing William Saliba leads Saint-Etienne chants with giant megaphone after derby win over Lyon Saliba played his first full 90 minutes after returning from injury (Picture: Getty)Second-half substitute Robert Beric scored a 90th-minute header to seal a dramatic 1-0 win for the hosts and there were jubilant scenes after the final whistle.AdvertisementAdvertisementSaliba even grabbed a giant megaphone at one point and began leading the chants in front of Saint-Etienne’s rapturous home support.The teenager sent Saint-Etienne fans into a frenzy. Just look at that crowd…A glimpse of Arsenal’s future…William Saliba leads the chants after Saint-Etienne’s derby win over Lyon. The stadium was ROCKING. 📣— Metro Sport (@Metro_Sport) October 7, 2019 Metro Sport ReporterMonday 7 Oct 2019 9:11 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.5kShares Comment Advertisementcenter_img Arsenal have loaned William Saliba to Saint-Etienne until the end of the season (Picture: Reuters)William Saliba gave Arsenal fans a glimpse of the future in the aftermath of Saint-Etienne’s derby victory over Lyon at the weekendThe 18-year-old defender completed a £27million move from Saint-Etienne to Arsenal back in July before being loaned back to the Ligue 1 outfit for the 2019/20 campaign.An injury meant Saliba missed the start of Saint-Etienne’s season, but the France Under-20 international played his first full match against Wolfsburg in the Europa League last Thursday.And on Sunday evening, Saliba produced an outstanding performance on his Ligue 1 return as Saint-Etienne beat bitter rivals Lyon on home soil at Stade Geoffroy-Guichard.ADVERTISEMENT After signing on the dotted line with Arsenal this summer, Saliba revealed that Matteo Guendouzi played a major role in convincing him to join the club.‘The history, the badge… since I was little, I’ve been watching Arsenal play in the Champions League,’ the young central defender said.‘There are a lot of French players who have come through here. So that really helped me to make my mind up.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‘Yeah, I spoke to Matteo Guendouzi.‘I even bumped into him at a funfair in Paris, and that’s where I told him that Arsenal wanted to sign me!‘He gently advised me to come here and explained what it was like.’MORE: Robin van Persie criticises Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after Manchester United’s defeat to Newcastle Advertisementlast_img read more

Greater Geraldton: Whitehill Road Coastal Work Wrapped Up

first_imgConstruction of two low-crest groynes at the Whitehill Road designed to retain sand at the foreshore and reduce reliance on temporary sand nourishment has been completed, reports the City of Greater Geraldton.Commenting the latest news, the City Mayor, Shane Van Styn, said that installation of the two 40m long Geotextile Sand Container (GSC) groynes are consistent with community values and the City’s Coastal Hazard Risk Management and Adaptation Plan (CHRMAP) Report which aligns with Western Australia’s State Planning Policy No. 2.6 – State Coastal Planning Policy (SPP2.6).“During the development of the Geraldton CHRMAP the community told us loud and clear that the beaches at Drummond Cove are highly valued for social and recreational purposes,” he said.“Therefore, the decision to build two GSC groynes that extend across the beach and into the ocean serves the dual purpose of trapping sand and maintaining the beach for community use.“By utilising GSCs, they can be easily removed should they no longer be needed in the future.”Now that coastal works are completed, the City is working with the community to improve the coastal reserve.“The City has received a request from the Drummond Cove Progress Association to replace the fences with bollards and return amenities such as shade shelters to the reserve that were removed due to coastal erosion,” Mayor Van Styn said.“The City will continue closely working with the local community to ensure the best outcomes for local residents are achieved.”Construction of the $250,000 groynes was undertaken by local contractor Red Dust Holdings with MP Rogers and Associated providing technical services.  The project was funded via the City’s Coastal Adaptation Measures budget.last_img read more