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They extended my deal for a reason – Eddie Nketiah hits out at critics after he was handed Thierry Henry’s iconic No 14 shirt for signing a new long-term contract at Arsenal

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They extended my deal for a reason - Eddie Nketiah hits out at critics after he was handed Thierry Henry

They extended my deal for a reason - Eddie Nketiah hits out at critics after he was handed Thierry Henry

Eddie Nketiah has hit back to critics after signing a new long-term Arsenal contract and taking the club’s legend Thierry Henry’s iconic No 14 shirt. 

 

The 23-year-old striker was set to be a free agent this summer before he penned a deal worth £100,000 a week with the Gunners until 2027. 

 

‘When you get a run of eight games in the first team, you get that database and platform to show everything you can do,’ Nketiah told The Telegraph. 

 

‘I have worked a lot with the manager on playing with my back to goal, on the spaces to drop into and link play.

 

‘Of course, it has been developed, but at the same time, you don’t get here by just standing in the penalty box and scoring a goal.

 

‘People are always going to say things, but I know what I can do. The people that have played with me, played against me, the coaches that have worked with me, I know how they feel about me.

 

‘Every team needs a squad to compete. The club is always looking for ways to strengthen. They have extended my deal and they have done so for a reason.’

 

‘Whoever comes in, you relish the challenge,’ Nketiah added. ‘You make them feel welcome, and then you fight and compete.’

 

Nketiah took the iconic No 14 shirt as part of his new deal, notably worn by Thierry Henry on his way to scoring 175 goals for Arsenal.

 

They extended my deal for a reason - Eddie Nketiah hits out at critics after he was handed Thierry Henry

 

The number was available following Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s move to Barcelona in January, but Nketiah is keen to make it his own.

 

‘I joined the club at the age of 14, I wore 14 on loan at Leeds, and I even lived at No 14 at one point,’ the England Under 21s defender revealed.

 

‘When the opportunity came up to take it, it was hard to say no. I know what it means to the club and the fans. It’s a nice feeling, an iconic number.

 

‘We know it is a special shirt and Thierry has made it cool to wear this shirt, just like he did with long socks and gloves. It is what we have grown up with.

 

‘I am just trying to be the best version of myself. I’m focused on creating my own memories in that shirt, leaving my own stamp on it.’

 

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Atlanta Subway customer shoots dead female worker for putting too much mayonnaise on his sandwich

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Atlanta Subway customer shoots dead female worker for putting too much mayonnaise on his sandwich

A Subway sandwich customer allegedly shot dead one female worker and injured another after too much mayonnaise was put on his sandwich.

 

On Sunday night, June 26,  at around 6:30pm, a customer ordering a sandwich at a Subway connected to a gas station located in the city’s downtown area erupted into a dispute with one of the store’s employees and opened fire. One employee was fatally wounded and another was sent to a nearby hospital.

 

The owner of the Subway told Fox 5 Atlanta that the customer became angry and decided to shoot his two employees over the amount of mayonnaise on their fast-food meal.

 

“Believe it or not, it was about too much mayonnaise on his sandwich,” owner Willie Glenn said in an interview with the news station.

 

The employee who died during the shootout, a woman, has not been identified by police, but the store’s owner reported during an interview with Fox News 5 that the son of one of the employees was present at the time that staff was attacked by the armed customer.

 

“She had a young son that had to witness all of this,” said Mr Glenn.

 

The store’s on-duty manager reportedly returned fire at the suspect but missed, according to the store’s owner.

 

“Everybody wants to carry a gun. Everybody wants to scare somebody wit a gun. It’s scary out here,” Mr Glenn said.

 

Police are still investigating the shooting, reviewing surveillance video, and interviewing witnesses while they actively search for the suspect.

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Again, Nigerian lawyer storms Lagos court dressed in traditional worshipper’s regalia (video)

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Again, Nigerian lawyer storms Lagos court dressed in traditional worshipper

Again, Nigerian lawyer storms Lagos court dressed in traditional worshipper

Nigerian lawyer, Malcolm Omirhobo, stormed the Federal High Court in Lagos state dressed in traditional worshipper’s regalia today June 27.

 

Again, Nigerian lawyer storms Lagos court dressed in traditional worshipper

Omirhobo made news last week when he attended proceedings at the Supreme Court dressed in the same manner.

According to him, he is only following the approval of the Supreme Court in its judgment on June 17 allowing Nigerians to express their mode of worship which includes the use of Hijabs in schools and places of worship.

 He rebuffed an attempt by court officials to stop him from going in.

 

Watch a video of him arriving the Federal High court in Lagos below…

 

 

 

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Kendall Jenner spotted with Devin Booker amid reports they’ve split

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Kendall Jenner spotted with Devin Booker amid reports they

Kendall Jenner was spotted spending some alone time with Devin Booker amid reports they have split.

 

The two were cozy with each other as they spent time at Soho House in Malibu Sunday, June 26.

 

Pictures show Devin smiling as Kendall gave him flirty looks.

 

Multiple outlets reported that the couple had split but the recent photos paint a different picture.

 

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Kendall Jenner spotted with Devin Booker amid reports they

Kendall Jenner spotted with Devin Booker amid reports they

Kendall Jenner spotted with Devin Booker amid reports they

Kendall Jenner spotted with Devin Booker amid reports they

Kendall Jenner spotted with Devin Booker amid reports they

Kendall Jenner spotted with Devin Booker amid reports they

Kendall Jenner spotted with Devin Booker amid reports they

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