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‘Arsenal knock out Monaco’ – Five ways this can come true

first_img 5 5 5 5 5 4. Start Theo Walcott – Click the arrow for more things Arsenal need to do – When he came on during the first leg, the England international offered exactly the type of direct approach Arsenal needed and with his electric pace he would certainly give the Monaco defence something to think about. He may not do enough work defensively, but with Arsenal chasing the tie, they should be looking to attack, attack, attack from the first minute. Better to go out with a fight, than a whimper, right? 5. Should Wenger perhaps play two up top? – Yes it’s a pretty limited approach, but with Olivier Giroud’s exceptional hold up play and Danny Welbeck brimming with confidence having dumped his former club out of the FA Cup, there is enough evidence to at least suggest at going for a more basic approach against Monaco. While rarely seen nowadays, it is a formation that Arsenal have had great success with on the European stage before (the Gunners played with two up top in the famous 5-1 victory over Inter Milan) and could do so again. 3. Don’t leave space between the lines – Click the arrow for more things Arsenal need to do – It sounds simple enough, but it is exactly what proved to be Arsenal’s downfall in the first leg. Dimitar Berbatov even commented that he knew there would be acres of space between attack and defence, which for a player like him is an early Christmas present. It’s tricky to press as a unit without leaving yourself vulnerable, but it’s a risk that must be taken. 1. Drop Per Mertesacker – Click the arrow for more things Arsenal need to do if they are going to achieve ‘mission improbable’ – It may sound harsh, but the German is simply not up to the job any more. While he may be a World Cup winner, at Arsenal he is found out way too much by any above average team. In the first leg against Monaco he was woeful and while he probably has the mental strength to block out his horror show, in truth he should be nowhere near the starting XI. Nacho Monreal’s excellent form and versatility suggests that he should be moved to the heart of defence, with Kieran Gibbs at full-back. 2. Abandon their new approach (if only for one night) – Click the arrow for more things Arsenal need to do – The Gunners’ mini renaissance has been in part due to a change in approach when it comes to possession. As they showed against Man City and more recently in the FA Cup victory over Man United, Arsenal are comfortable with their opponents dominating possession, if they are to score enough goals to progress past Monaco, they need to be the ones dictating the game, rather than sitting back and looking to counter. With Chelsea and Liverpool knocked out of the Champions League and Man City facing an uphill task to overcome Barcelona, it’s down to Arsenal to keep English hopes alive in Europe’s biggest competition.That seems easier said than done though, with the Gunners needing a miracle to turn around the deficit from their 3-1 first leg defeat to Monaco, but it is not entirely impossible for Arsene Wenger’s side.Indeed, with the pressure off, they have performed admirably in seemingly ‘dead rubber’ continental clashes (2-1 victory over 2013 winners Bayern Munich, anybody?), so we could be in for another twist in Arsenal’s inconsistent season.But what do they need to do, in order to stage the mother of all comebacks?Click the arrow above to see…last_img read more

Robber threatens bombing at bank

first_img “We heard the bomb go off, we’re glad we weren’t anywhere close by,” said Richard, a Smart & Final manager who declined to give his full name, among six employees who were evacuated waiting to return to their store. Two dozen shoppers were also evacuated within 10 minutes, he said. The Armed Old Man Bandit is suspected of robbing as many as a dozen banks across Los Angeles. Police describe him as white, 40 to 50 years with sandy blond hair. On Friday he wore glasses, a black jacket and blue jeans and had Band-Aids taped on his forehead or across his nose. The robber allegedly escaped in a black Mitsubishi Gallant with a partial license plate number 4ZK66. Police ask that anyone with information on the robbery, call (877) LAW-FULL, or (213) 485-2511. The Armed Old Man Bandit is alleged to have pulled off six holdups since March, including one in Glendale and three in the San Fernando Valley. Police say he brandishes a briefcase, a red gasoline can and has a reputation for being one of the crankiest of bank robbers – shouting at tellers with a string of profanity. He always claims to have a bomb. The Armed Old Man Bandit allegedly struck Bank of the West in Sherman Oaks on March 17, Manufacturer’s Bank in Encino on May 13, and Bank of Orange in Glendale on Aug. 17. At the bank in Sherman Oaks, the bandit wore a baseball hat and shouted, “Don’t touch the alarms! Don’t give me any exploding money!” He allegedly robbed a Washington Mutual in Pacific Palisades on Aug. 22. On Sept. 29, he entered another Pacific Palisades bank and fired a gun. No one was hurt. The LAPD Bomb Squad responds to up to six reports of suspicious packages a day and detonates a potential bomb about once a month, Vernon said. The bomb squad robot is equipped with a camera, pincers, shotgun and a water cannon. Dana Bartholomew, (818) 713-3730 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ENCINO – A robber held up a bank Friday, prompting the evacuation of nearby businesses and the controlled detonation of a suspected bomb, police said. Los Angeles police said the notorious robbery suspect known as “Armed Old Man Bandit” hoped to steal some extra Christmas jingle. The bandit is believed to have robbed a string of banks across the city. “We believe that it’s him today, to rob a little extra Christmas money,” said Lt. Paul Vernon, head spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department. “This robber has used this (threat) as his M.O. before.” The First Commerce Bank, 16861 Ventura Blvd., was robbed about 9:40 a.m. by a man who deposited a metal lunch pail-like box before a teller, said he had a bomb and demanded cash, Vernon said. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals Dozens of workers and shoppers within 300 feet of the bank were evacuated. The LAPD bomb squad used a robot to transport the box to a rear parking lot, where it was detonated. “Fire in the hole, fire in the hole, fire in the hole,” yelled a bomb squad officer wearing a protective vest, before a loud pop was heard at 12:52 p.m. No one was injured during the robbery or subsequent explosion. Whether the robber used an actual bomb or not during the heist was unknown, Vernon said. The amount of money stolen was not disclosed. The FBI is also investigating the crime. last_img read more