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Matteo Guendouzi backed to become ‘monster midfielder’ as Arsenal’s former transfer chief questions Mikel Arteta over French outcast and Lucas Torreira loans

Matteo Guendouzi backed to become ‘monster midfielder’ as Arsenal’s former transfer chief questions Mikel Arteta over French outcast and Lucas Torreira loans

Sports
Arsenal’s former head of recruitment Sven Mislintat has defended the transfers he signed off at the Premier League club, and has questioned Mikel Arteta over his handling of one of them – Matteo Guendouzi. In a wide-ranging interview with The Athletic, the ex-Gunners chief – now sporting director at VfB Stuttgart – spoke about the young Frenchman, who was sent out on loan to Hertha Berlin after falling out of Arteta’s good books. Getty Images - Getty Guendouzi appears to no longer have a future at Arsenal And Mislintat said he’d ‘love’ to discuss that decision with the Arsenal manager, as he backed Guendouzi and said he can become a ‘monster midfielder’. He also questioned the call to send Lucas Torreira out on loan to Atletico Madrid, too, insi...
French billionaire Olivier Dassault dies in helicopter crash

French billionaire Olivier Dassault dies in helicopter crash

World
March 8 (UPI) -- French billionaire and politician Olivier Dassault has died, France's President Emmanuel Macron said. He was 69 years old. In a tweet on Sunday, Macron called the member of parliament's sudden death "a great loss" for the country. Advertisement "Olivier Dassault loved France," Macron said. "Captain of industry, deputy local elected official, reserve commander in the air force: during his life, he never ceased to serve our country." Dassault died Sunday evening when his helicopter crashed shortly after takeoff from near Deauville in Normandy where he owned a vacation home, French newspaper Le Figaro reported. Le Figaro is a subsidiary of the Dassault Group, which was led by Olivier's father, Serge Dassault, who died in 2017. Delphine Mienniel, the prosecutor of the Republ...
Lady Gaga’s French bulldogs found after being stolen by men who shot dog walker in chest

Lady Gaga’s French bulldogs found after being stolen by men who shot dog walker in chest

Entertainment
Lady Gaga's French bulldogs have been found safe and unharmed - two days after being stolen at gunpoint in Los Angeles.Koji and Gustav were handed in at LAPD's Olympic Community Police Station on Friday evening by a woman who appears to be "uninvolved and unassociated" with the armed robbery. It isn't clear how she came to have the animals, but both dogs have now been safely reunited with the pop star's representatives. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player Moment Lady Gaga's dog walker is shot "I can confirm that the...
French dance music duo Daft Punk split up after 28 years

French dance music duo Daft Punk split up after 28 years

Entertainment
French dance duo Daft Punk have split up, after 28 years of making electronic music together.The band's long-time publicist Kathryn Frazier confirmed the split to Sky News but did not give a reason for the separation. Founded in Paris in 1993 by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter as part of the French house music movement, the pair have been notoriously press-shy since 1999.[embedded content] Well known for the use of headwear and helmets to protect their identities, TV appearances and interviews have been few and far between.They announced the breakup in an eight-minute video titled Epilogue, featuring footage from their 2006 sci-fi film Electroma. ...
Oversight board rules against Facebook on post criticizing French President Emmanuel Macron

Oversight board rules against Facebook on post criticizing French President Emmanuel Macron

Business
Feb. 12 (UPI) -- An international social media watchdog said Friday Facebook acted too hastily and should reinstate a post criticizing French President Emmanuel Macron and urging Muslims to possibly turn to violence. The 40-member Oversight Board, made up of human rights and legal experts around the world, said the post did not represent an imminent threat and deleting it was a disproportionate restriction. Advertisement The same board will decide whether Facebook was right in banning the account of former President Donald Trump, a ruling that could come next month. The post placed in a forum for Indian Muslims in October 2020 referred to Macron as a devil, called to boycott French products and included a meme that read in its English translation: "If the tongue of the kafir starts agains...