Mikel Arteta convinces key Arsenal staff member Gary O’Driscoll to reject Liverpool move

first_imgMikel Arteta convinces key Arsenal staff member Gary O’Driscoll to reject Liverpool move Advertisement O’Driscoll looked set to leave north London in January (Picture: Getty Images)Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta has convinced head of medical services Gary O’Driscoll to snub Liverpool and stay in north London, according to reports. The highly rated doctor was tipped to replace Andrew Massey at Anfield, who has taken up a role as medical director at FIFA. O’Driscoll handed in his resignation in January, with the club even advertising for his successor, but has now had a late change of heart. Comment O’Driscoll was formerly the medic for the Ireland rugby union side (Picture: Getty Images)According to The Athletic, Arteta and technical director Edu pleaded with him to remain in the position he has held for over a decade. ADVERTISEMENTO’Driscoll’s work during the coronavirus pandemic, which has seen the Premier League suspended, has been internally lauded.AdvertisementAdvertisementSince manager Mikel Arteta tested positive for the virus last week, no other players or staff are known to have contracted Covid-19. 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 ArsenalFootball.London report that O’Driscoll’s decision to stay at Arsenal is due to personal and professional reasons, with his family preferring to stay in London.The doctor was flattered by the offer from the Premier League leaders, but is excited by the project the Gunners are building with Mikel Arteta at the helm.Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more stories like this, check our sport page.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 Metro Sport ReporterMonday 16 Mar 2020 11:08 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link5.2kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

Fair returning to Syracuse for senior year

first_img Published on April 24, 2013 at 2:55 pm Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 Facebook Twitter Google+ C.J. Fair will return to Syracuse for his senior season, SU Athletics announced Wednesday.The forward was named second-team All-Big East last season in the Orange’s final season in the conference. Fair will now help guide Syracuse into the Atlantic Coast Conference.“After talking it over with my family and my coaches, I decided another year at Syracuse was best for me,” Fair said in a press release.Fair led Syracuse in scoring and rebounding during his junior season, averaging 14.5 points and seven rebounds per game. The forward was projected as a borderline first-round pick in June’s NBA Draft. It has been reported Fair would only leave if he had a first-round guarantee.Former Syracuse point guard Michael Carter-Williams declared for the draft earlier this month, and former SU forward James Southerland is also expected to be drafted. Carter-Williams is considered a borderline lottery pick, while Southerland will likely be selected in the second round.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange ranked highly in several early preseason 2013-14 college basketball rankings, including No. 11 in CBS Sports’ rankings, banking on Fair’s return and the continued development of younger players like small forward Jerami Grant.Said Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim in the release: “This is great news for our basketball program and for C.J.” Commentslast_img read more