Mkhitaryan rescues point for Arsenal against Wolves

first_imgEmery’s intentions were clear when he again named an attacking line-up with Alex Iwobi coming in for Mkhitaryan in the only change to the side commended for their 1-1 draw with Liverpool last weekend.Iwobi initially made a positive contribution, driving at the Wolves defence with a strong run into the area that ended when he was blocked off by Ryan Bennett.But after it had become clear during an open first half that Arsenal were vulnerable to Wolves’ swift counter-attacks, the Nigeria international made way at the interval for Matteo Guendouzi as Emery attempted to stiffen his midfield.Wolves had quickly demonstrated they were capable of exploiting the spaces left by Arsenal’s desire to go forward.Lucas Torreira and Granit Xhaka struggled to close gaps in midfield.The last thing the home side needed, then, was for Xhaka to lose concentration and allow the visitors the opportunity to establish a 13th-minute lead.The Switzerland international clearly thought there was a team-mate behind him when he allowed the ball to run-on inside the Arsenal half, and not Cavaleiro.The Wolves forward made the most of the unexpected gift by driving forward before picking out Raul Jimenez on the right-hand side of the Gunners’ penalty area, and when Jimenez drilled a low cross back across the face of goal, Cavaleiro turned the ball into the net.Were it not for two excellent saves by Bernd Leno from Helder Costa, Arsenal would have faced a much more daunting task as they tried to get back into the match.Their half-time change made Arsenal look more solid but it was not until the final 20 minutes that they applied the sustained pressure which finally delivered the equaliser.Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s 86th minute equaliser salvaged a 1-1 draw for Arsenal at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Sunday as the Gunners extended their unbeaten run to 16 games in all competitions.Unai Emery’s side appeared set for defeat against their newly-promoted opponents as they struggled to recover after falling behind to Ivan Cavaleiro’s 13th minute goal.They were rewarded for an improved second-half performance when Mkhitaryan, introduced as a 76th-minute substitute, floated a cross into the Wolves penalty area that evaded everyone before drifting in at the far post.The leveller brought relief for the Gunners but for long periods of time, this was a less than convincing performance by the north London club.If Morgan Gibbs-White’s added-time shot had not deflected to safety after striking the underside of the bar, the home side’s recent run would have come to an abrupt end.Three draws in the previous four games, including Thursday’s scoreless stalemate with Sporting Lisbon, ahead of this clash had prompted Arsenal manager Emery to say his side were far from the finished article.And this performance will only have strengthened the Spaniard’s view that more work is needed to find the right balance between attacking intent and defensive solidity.The steady progress of recent weeks has taken Arsenal to the fringe of the top four but talk of them as possible title contenders stalled against a determined Wolves side aiming to end a run of three successive defeats.– Slow start –Once again Emery’s men started slowly. This was the fifth successive league game in which they have conceded the first goal while Cardiff City, currently in the bottom three, are the only other side not to have led at half-time in a Premier League game so far this season.last_img read more

High School Transition Resource Fair For Young Adults With Developmental Disabilities

first_imgTuesday, March 6, 20124:00 – 7:00 p.m.Labor & Industries Building7273 Linderson WayTumwater, WashingtonRefreshments will be served and the Fair is free and open to the public. Interpreter services and other special accommodations available by advanced request. For more information, contact Anne Butigan at 360-867-2520. Facebook2Tweet0Pin0OLYMPIA — Local, private, county and state organizations will come together for the Annual High School Transition Resource Fair for parents and young adults with special needs.The Resource Fair will provide parents and young adults with information regarding a wide range of services available in our community. While the event is aimed at providing information to parents and teens and young adults with developmental disabilities who will be graduating from high school within the next few years, any family with a child with special needs is welcome to attend.Representatives from approximately 25 organizations will be at the Fair to present information about available resources and there will be two breakout sessions, “Family Preparation for Adult Services:  An Overview & Timeline,” and “A School-to-Work Success Story.”The Resource Fair will be held:last_img read more

Artesians To Call Evergreen Home For 2017 EPLWA Season

first_imgFacebook9Tweet0Pin0Submitted by the Oly Town ArtesiansThe Oly Town Artesians are excited to announce that they will play their inaugural season in the Evergreen Premier League at The Evergreen State College. The Artesians will call Lower Geoduck Field, the field adjacent to their indoor home at The Pavilion, their home pitch. The field will provide a flexible and intimate fan experience that is unparalleled in the EPLWA and continues the relationship between Oly Town FC and The Evergreen State College.“Evergreen has been a great host to the Artesians over the past two years,” said Artesians owner Tim Smith. “And I personally like the flexibility that an open field provides us.  We can put bleachers anywhere, add picnic tables, food trucks, maybe even a beer garden, all right next to the field.” “Fan experience has been our focus since day one and that can be a challenge in a stadium setting. We will make attending an Artesians home game a fun and festive experience, in addition to providing the chance to watch the highest quality soccer Olympia has seen.”Fans will have a variety of seating options at the field. Bleachers will be added to the field for traditional seating, there is a berm next to the field for fans to spread out on that will provide a great vantage point, there is an area for chairs and blankets directly next to the sideline, and a picnic area and potential beer garden behind the end line.Players and officials will have access to The Pavilion for their changing areas and will have access to the field for training and warmups during inclement weather.  “The Evergreen State College is excited about the opportunity to host Oly Town FC on campus,” said Evergreen men’s soccer coach and Artesians advisor John Purtteman.  “The Artesians and Oly Town FC have done a great job of galvanizing supporters who appreciate both the quality talent, and the awesome fan experience.  The Evergreen State College is happy to have to opportunity to showcase their outstanding facilities and to host such a quality program and their followers.”The Artesians have also announced their Well Heads Membership Program in advance of their 2017 outdoor season. For just $80, a membership will get fans one ticket to each of the seven home EPLWA matches, an exclusive Well Heads scarf of Artesians cap, a Well Heads exclusive mid-season BBQ with the team, a vote on the Well Heads MVP post season award, a reserved seating section for Well Heads, and other events and rewards throughout the season.  To join the Well Heads and be a part of this exciting inaugural season in the Evergreen Premier League, head to for the EPLWA season are set for Thursday, March 23, Saturday, March 25 and Sunday, March 26. Thursday and Sunday’s sessions will be held at Evergreen and Saturday’s location will be on a turf field to be announced soon. The cost is $20 and pre-registration is available at Evergreen Premier League season kicks off in late April or early May. The schedule is in the process of being finalized and will be released soon. Eight teams will compete in the EPLWA this season – Bellingham United, Seattle Stars, Washington Premier South Sound FC (Tacoma), Olympic Force (Bremerton), Vancouver Victory, Yakima United, Spokane Shadow and the Artesians – and the league plays a 14 game regular season with the champion determined by season record. For more information, visit Artesians indoor soccer team travels to Bremerton on Saturday night to take on the Olympic Force in the Western Indoor Soccer League semifinals. First kick at the Olympic Sports Center is set for 7:00 PM.Follow the Artesians in the WISL playoffs and into the EPLWA season by visiting their website at, following them on Twitter at, and like them on Facebook at read more

Port Offers Free Tours of the Working Waterfront

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Port of OlympiaNearly every month, Port of Olympia offers free, educational and fun tours of its Marine Terminal operations in downtown Olympia. Tours offer the opportunity to watch and learn the workings of Thurston County’s international shipping terminal.See various stages of the log cargo operations. Learn how Thurston County is connected with the global trade network, and how various modes of transportation move goods to their final destination. See the mobile harbor crane and other operational equipment, which are impressive by size alone.You will leave with a basic knowledge about global trade, the operations of a working waterfront and the economic value that ports provide their communities.Also included are stories about the Port’s Swantown Marina & Boatworks, Olympia Regional Airport and the Real Estate Development program.Tour DetailsReservations Required.  Space is limited. Reserve at ID Required for 17+. Due to Federal regulations, the secured Marine Terminal requires photo identification for everyone over 17 years of age.Location and Duration. The outdoor walking tours begin at Port offices, 626 Columbia Street NW STE 1-B (Olympics Room) in Olympia. Tours last approximately two hours.Attire.  Because tours are out of doors, participants are advised to wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather.Children of all ages are welcome.  Tours are stroller and wheelchair accessible.A vessel in port is not guaranteed.2017 Tour ScheduleThursday, April 27, 10:00 a.m.Tuesday, May 9, 1:00 p.m.Thursday, June 22, 10:00 a.m.Wednesday, July 19, 10:00 a.m.Wednesday, August 16, 10:00 a.m.Tuesday, September 12, 1:00 p.m.Tuesday, October 10, 1:00 p.m.School and Group ToursIn addition to the monthly scheduled tours, the Port also welcomes tour groups from schools or other organizations. School and group tours are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis and according to Port availability. Bus funding is available to Thurston County schools upon request.To schedule your group tour, or if you have questions, please contact or by calling 360.528.8005.last_img read more