Nacho Monreal on verge of leaving Arsenal after agreeing contract with Real Sociedad

first_imgMonreal has spent over six years at Arsenal (Getty Images)The report claims that Monreal will sign a two-year contract with the option of a third season with the Spanish club.AdvertisementAdvertisementReal Sociedad are confident that the transfer will be completed next week and are planning to finalise an agreement following Arsenal’s clash with Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday evening.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 CityMarca report that Real Sociedad will pay Arsenal a ‘small fee’ for the left-back.Monreal has started both of Arsenal’s Premier League games so far against Newcastle United and Burnley but Sead Kolasinac is back in contention to be selected.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 Arsenal Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 24 Aug 2019 12:47 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.1kShares Comment Nacho Monreal on verge of leaving Arsenal after agreeing contract with Real Sociedad Advertisement Advertisement Nacho Monreal is set to leave Arsenal (Getty Images)Nacho Monreal is on the verge of leaving Arsenal after agreeing a contract with Real Sociedad, according to reports in Spain.The 33-year-old has spent just over six years with the Gunners but could fall down the pecking order this season following the signing of Kieran Tierney from Celtic earlier this summer.Unai Emery has already confirmed that Arsenal are open to selling Mohamed Elneny and Shkodran Mustafi before the transfer window closes across Europe.But according to Marca, the Gunners are also set to offload Monreal as they are close to reaching an agreement with Real Sociedad.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

The view will bowl you over

first_imgThe project is expected to be popular with local owner-occupiers and investors due to its proximity to the CBD, major arterials and existing public transport nodes. Silk One will be just 300m from the proposed Woolloongabba Cross River Rail train station, 350m from Woolloongabba Busway and within 2kms of major lifestyle and entertainment developments including Queens Wharf, Howard Smith Wharves and Dexus Waterfront.A market outlook report compiled by Urbis, on behalf of the developer, found that the Woolloongabba catchment was experiencing strong demand for new apartments.The report also identified the value to buyers and investors, noting the median unit price in Brisbane was $440,000 compared to $730,000 in Sydney. It further noted that Brisbane (4.6 per cent) demonstrated a stronger rental yield than Sydney (3.8 per cent) – an attractive selling point for investors. A render showing the view from the rooftop pool at Silk One.“New apartments in the Woolloongabba catchment are achieving premiums upward of 30 per cent over the existing product,” the report said.CBRE Brisbane managing director Paul Barratt said confidence remained in Brisbane’s inner-city residential apartment market.“Brisbane not only offers premium value at attainable prices, but with the market due for a natural correction, the Queensland capital is ahead of its southern counterparts when it comes to long-term financial return,” he said.“Smart money follows infrastructure, and Brisbane’s infrastructure is at an all time high. “In fact, there is over $12 billion in projects planned or under construction in the CBD alone.” Silk One will comprise of 178 one, two and three bedroom apartments with prices from $369,000. Each apartment includes one car park. The rooftop skystand will include an outdoor dining and barbecue space, a resort-style pool, a gym and spa, as well as a big- screen TV near the bar to ensure not a minute of the action is missed. Construction will start by the end of this year, with completion expected by mid-2020.The current median unit sales price in Woolloongabba is $449,000, according to CoreLogic.The 2016 Census revealed that the average Gabba resident is 30 years old – well below the Queensland average of 38.. A render showing the view over The Gabba from Silk One.Sports fans will get unrivalled views over Brisbane’s The Gabba stadium, with Silk One offering Australia’s first “skystand”. Silk One will be constructed adjacent to the famous grounds, and will include a rooftop terrace 20 storeys above the hallowed turf, giving residents unmatched views of live AFL games, cricket matches and major concerts. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus18 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market18 hours agoIt is expected to be popular with both owner-occupiers and investors due to its prime location. Silk One at Woolloongabba will tower over The GabbaSarazin managing director Darren Dougan said they chose the Woolloongabba site due to its prime position. The first display apartment at 12-14 Trafalgar Street in Woolloongabba is now open, with official contract signings starting from June 23.“Contrary to the gloom portrayed by oversupply a couple of years ago, the proof is in the data – Brisbane’s off-the-plan prices are flat, not falling, and are forecast to grow,” Mr Dougan said. “Queensland’s interstate migration is the nation’s highest, the affordability gap between Brisbane and Sydney is now at 66 per cent plus the jobs market is surging, with 130,000 net new jobs within the past year.”last_img read more

Joined churches mark five decades of service

first_imgCANOGA PARK – Proud to say, “This is your grandmother’s church,” Faith Lutheran Church will mark 50 years of spiritual and outreach ministry on Sunday with a special service and celebration. The congregation is actually celebrating the longevity of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Resurrection on DeSoto Avenue and Epiphany Lutheran Church on Topanga Canyon Boulevard, which combined in 2000 to become Faith Lutheran Church. Faith Lutheran owns both locations, with Sunday services held at the DeSoto Avenue address. Weddings and other special events are held at what is now known as The Garden Chapel on Topanga Canyon Boulevard. “We’ve been successful for 50 years because of the members; the people are friendly and caring,” said Ethel Elliott, originally a member of Epiphany Lutheran Church. “I’ve been a Lutheran all my life. If you ever need support from people, well, I can’t imagine what my life would be like if I didn’t go to church.” The church supports local food pantries, Habitat for Humanity projects and Lutheran Social Services; hosts the annual Valley Interfaith Council “Gandhi Day” in September; and has begun a Las Posadas Christmas tradition. The congregation even had a float in Canoga Park’s annual Memorial Day parade. “It’s not just getting together and praying and go; when the service stops, the ‘service’ begins,” said Ellen Harrison, a church member for a year and a half. “I’ve always been an activist, and everyone here is active. This is the first time I can express myself and my religion in the same way.” Harrison, the director of the preschool Tutor Time in Woodland Hills, was also impressed by Christiansen. “His openness to other religions and his stance on peace are some things I like,” Harrison said. “There’s a legacy there that gives strength. This church gives you a 50-year home. It’s a great testimonial.” The Rev. Wayne R. Christiansen will deliver the message at the 9 a.m. Sunday service at Faith Lutheran Church, 7500 DeSoto Ave., Canoga Park. The 50th anniversary celebration will begin with a service at 1 p.m. with guest speaker Bishop Dean Nelson. The service will be followed from 2 to 6 p.m. by Oktoberfest, with Bavarian music, dancing and games and foods. Call (818) 348-4266. Holly Andres, (818) 713-3708 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Elliott is a shining example of Faith Lutheran Church’s faithful members, who their pastor, the Rev. Wayne R. Christiansen, lauds for their energy and spirit. “I think there’s a lot to be said for ‘Grandma’s church,’ said Christiansen, who has been the senior pastor at Faith Lutheran for five years. “You’ll meet some real treasures here. It’s a place to raise a family and grow old with your friends. “You can get the healing and be a part of a family. This church has been a wonderful resource for teaching children the secrets of life.” While the congregation would like to see an increase in membership, Christiansen said he takes heart in knowing that the early Christian experience was to be found in small community fellowships. He’s proud of his “classic model” congregation whose members don’t shirk from community activism. Members of the church quilting group, like Elliott, sew quilts that are donated to Lutheran Social Services on a yearly basis. Their quilts have gone around the world, including Afghanistan and, this year, to hurricane survivors. The group also makes baby quilts that are donated to neonatal units at local hospitals. last_img read more