Arsenal equal 2018-19 away clean sheet record

first_imgArsenal’s battling 1-0 win in their season opener at Newcastle means they have now kept as many away clean sheets as they did in the entirety of the last campaign.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who shared the Golden Boot last season with Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, picked up where he left off with a well-taken second half goal to earn the Gunners a scrappy victory at St James’ Park, their 13th win in 14 meetings against the Magpies.It means Arsenal equalled their 2018-19 clean sheet record after just one game of the new campaign. Unai Emery’s side had to wait until mid-April to record a shutout on the road last year, with Aubameyang also on target in a 1-0 victory against Watford at Vicarage Road.  Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? It also means the Gunners have won and kept a clean sheet in their opening game of a Premier League season for the first time since a 1-0 victory over West Brom at the start of the 2008-09 campaign. And After ending last season with a 3-1 win at Burnley, they have now recorded consecutive away wins in the Premier League for the first time since October 2018; a run that also included a victory against Newcastle at St. James’ Park.Only Manchester United and West Ham conceded more goals than Arsenal’s 51 in the Premier League’s top ten last season, so Emery must be encouraged by the performance of his defenders, who comfortably kept the Magpies attack at bay in the north east.The departure of captain Laurent Koscielny to Bordeaux put even greater focus on the Arsenal backline going into the new campaign, though deadline-day signings David Luiz and Kieran Tierney will significantly bolster Emery’s defensive options in the coming weeks.Luiz was short of match fitness following his move from Chelsea so was only named among the substitutes against Newcastle. Tierney meanwhile is hoping to return by the end of the month as he continues his recovery from a double hernia operation.Next up for Arsenal is a home game against Burnley next Saturday. Newcastle travel to Carrow Road to take on newly promoted Norwich the same day.last_img read more

New Music Strategy Programs Now Available

first_imgTOURISM, CULTURE AND HERITAGE–New Music Strategy Programs NowAvailable Nova Scotia musicians can get some help breaking into theindustry and getting their music heard in Nova Scotia and beyond. The provincial government is offering two new programs to supporta long-term music sector strategy developed by the Music IndustryAssociation of Nova Scotia (MIANS). The strategy is designed tomake sure resources are in place in Nova Scotia to develop,promote and export our talent, rather than having people goelsewhere to further their careers. The province is investing $3-million in the music industry overfour years. “Our province is blessed with immense natural talent. Thisinvestment contributes to our economy and quality of life,” saidRodney MacDonald, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Heritage.”Nova Scotia’s music industry is worth about $100 million to theprovincial economy and generates more than 2,500 full- and part-time jobs.” “Our sector is delighted with this government support, and thereis no doubt these programs will have a significant positiveimpact on our members,” said Bill Appleby, president of MIANS. The Emerging Music Business Program will help people get into theindustry. It will focus on establishing up-and-coming musicians,building artist-manager relationships and enhancing musicbusiness skills. This includes helping an artist developmarketing and business plans, securing professional managerservices, creating a professional demo recording or designing awebsite. More information on this program can be obtained by visiting theTourism, Culture and Heritage website atwww.gov.ns.ca/dtc/culture or by calling 902-424-4510. The Export Development Program for Music will focus on marketingand touring support for artists and business professionals. Thisincludes assisting musicians in undertaking, marketing andpromoting national or international tours. For more information on the Export Development Program for Music,visit the Music Industry Association of Nova Scotia (MIANS)website at www.mians.ca or call (toll free) 1-888-343-6426. The first deadline for submitting applications for both programsis Oct. 15, 2004.last_img read more