Transfers Mkhitaryan’s Arsenal shirt number revealed – but he can’t wear it in the Europa League! Goal Last updated 1 year ago 22:35 1/23/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Getty Transfers Arsenal Arsenal v Chelsea Chelsea League Cup The former Borussia Dortmund star follows the likes of Robert Pires, Kevin Campbell and David Rocastle in wearing the No.7 for the north London club New Arsenal signing Henrikh Mkhitaryan will wear the No.7 shirt for his new club, the Gunners have revealed.The Armenia international traded Manchester United for the Gunners on Monday, with Alexis Sanchez going the other way, after the 29-year-old successfully obtained appropriate documentation from the visa office in Liverpool.It was soon announced that Alexis would take up the historic No.7 shirt at Old Trafford, following in the footsteps of such players as Eric Cantona, David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo, before it was confirmed that Mkhitaryan would don the same jersey at the Emirates Stadium. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player The former Shakhtar Donetsk star follows the likes of Robert Pires, Kevin Campbell and David Rocastle in wearing the No.7 for the north London club.Mkhitaryan made 11 Premier League starts this season under Jose Mourinho before leaving for Arsenal, failing to establish himself as a regular first choice under the Portuguese during his time at the club.He made an additional four outings in the Champions League, one in the FA Cup and made a substitute appearance during the club’s Carabao Cup game against Bristol City in December. On the whole, though, Mkhitaryan found his playing time limited at Old Trafford and saw an opportunity to revive his career under a manager, in Arsene Wenger, who had previously made his interest public.”I’m very happy that we could finish this deal and I’m very happy to be here,” the attacker told Arsenal’s official website upon the completion of the move.#MKHITAR7ANGet the shirt https://t.co/oDIrRq2p79 pic.twitter.com/U4tg8wXbvh— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) January 23, 2018Why can’t Mkhitaryan wear No.7 in the Europa League?Mkhitaryan has taken Alexis’s No.7 shirt at Arsenal but he will not be able to wear that jersey in the Europa League, the Premier League club have confirmed.That is because the Chilean, who will also wear the No.7 shirt for Manchester United, played for the Gunners in the current Europa League campaign – their 3-1 win over Cologne back in September – wearing that same squad number.UEFA ruling states that if a player has played in the competition, another player is not then able to also appear at a later date with the same number.Therefore Mkhitaryan must choose an alternative number for the remainder of the club’s Europa League campaign this season, with the Gunners stating that it will be “confirmed soon”.
The 2009 Be Active Junior State Championships have drawn to a close at Lightning Park in Noranda, with Tompkins Park claiming the final title of the weekend – winning the 18s’ Boys Grand Final against Peel Districts.In what was the tournaments premier division, Tompkins Park came into the final on top of the 18s Boys ladder, with Peel Districts close behind and just edging Goldfields and Brothers out of the final. It was a tight tussle early on as Tompkins took a 3-1 advantage to the half time break. But in the second half they took control and ran out 7-2 winners.12 months is a long time in Touch Football with Tompkins Park and Peel Districts finishing last and second last in the same competition in 2008. In the 18’s Girls division, Fremantle took control early in the final against Southern, eventually taking the title 12-2.New affiliate Brighton have won their first ever State Championship, with victory in the 12’s Mixed division. Having started their competition in October and a successful junior program, the club enjoyed on-field success at Lightning Park, winning the 12s title 7-2 against Fremantle.Full results:18’s BoysTompkins Park (7) def. Peel Districts (2)MVP – Eric Pahura (Tompkins Park)Referees – Justin Parsons, Damien Capp, Ben Morton18’s GirlsFremantle (12) def. Southern Districts (2)MVP – Samantha Mitchell (Fremantle)Referees – Kelly Eggers, Will Trego, Peter Burke15’s MixedFremantle (7) def. Perth Brothers (3)Male MVP – Jarrod Toon-Poynton (Fremantle)Female MVP – Cheyenne Kereopa (Perth Brothers)Referees – Joe Jeffries, Brendan Antrobus, Kate Steinitz15’s BoysNorthern Districts (7) def. Tompkins Park (2)MVP – Jeremy Wallace (Northern)Referees – Russell McIntyre, Darren Walters, Tracey12’s MixedBrighton (7) def. Fremantle (2)Male MVP – Jayden Pohutuhutu (Brighton)Female MVP – Rheanna Quan (Fremantle)Referees – John Moore, Karon Aldon, Ross FrancisReferee of the Tournament – Will TregoFor full results visit the WA Junior State Championships website – www.juniorstatechamps.com.au
Qualifying Finals – 9.50amEastern Falcons v Western DodgersCasey Cougars v Melbourne University Northern BlacksSemi Finals – 12.35pmMelbourne City Lions v Qualifying Final winnerBayside Vipers v Qualifying Final winnerGrand Final – 3.30pm Qualifying Finals – 9.00amCasey Cougars v Bayside Vipers 1Bayside Vipers 2 v Eastern FalconsSemi Finals – 11.45amMelbourne University Northern Blacks v Qualifying Final winnerMelbourne City Lions v Qualifying Final winnerGrand Final – 2.30pm Women’s Sunday, 24 February will see a big day of Touch Football action at Elwood Park in Melbourne, with the 2012/13 Victorian Touch (VT) League finals taking place. Qualifying finals, semi finals and grand finals will be played on Sunday across three divisions – Men’s, Women’s and Mixed. Finals day of the VT League starts at 9.00am with the Mixed qualifying finals, followed by the qualifying finals for the Women’s and Men’s divisions at 9.50am and 10.40am respectively. Semi finals then take place at 11.45am for Mixed, followed by 12.35pm for Women’s and 1.25pm for Men’s. Grand finals of all three divisions will round out the day, with the Mixed grand final at 2.30pm, Women’s grand final at 3.30pm and the Men’s grand final at 4.30pm. For the first time this season, the Mixed division has seen six teams compete, with a successful season had by all. The Melbourne University Northern Blacks have been the form team all year and have progressed straight through to the semi finals as have the Melbourne City Lions. The Melbourne City Lions in the Women’s division are reigning champions who are on equal points with rivals the Bayside Vipers heading into the finals. The Lions will see three Australian representatives, Leah Percy (Women’s Open), Kirsten Friend and Mel Woodward (Women’s 30’s) take to the field, while the Vipers have two national representative players in Brooke James (Australian Women’s 30’s) and Jamie Te Pania (New Zealand Women’s 30’s) and if the two sides are to meet in the final it will no doubt be an exciting encounter. The Melbourne City Lions also finished on top of the Men’s ladder following the round games, closely followed by the Western Dodgers. Only four points separates the top three teams, and VT League Finals Day will no doubt entertain!To keep-up-to-date with all of the latest news and information from the VT League finals, please visit www.victouch.com.au as well as the Touch Football Victoria social media pages:www.facebook.com/touchfootballvictoriawww.twitter.com/touchfootyvic Mixed Men’s Qualifying Finals – 10.40amMelbourne University Northern Blacks v Casey TigersBayside Vipers v Eastern FalconsSemi Finals – 1.25pmMelbourne City Lions v Qualifying Final winnerWestern Dodgers v Qualifying Final winnerGrand Final – 4.30pmRelated LinksVT League Finals
NRL Touch Footballâ€™s major partner, Harvey Norman, has a great deal for members through the TFA website and newsletter. The new Fitbit Blaze is available now. Get fit in style with Fitbit Blaze and smart fitness watch designed to help you maximise every workout and every day with features like heart-rate monitoring, sleep tracking, GPS and more. Click here for more information. Run into your local store to get your Fitbit Blaze today!Stay tuned to the TFA website and newsletter for more great Connected Health and Fitness deals from Harvey Norman. Related LinksHarvey Norman Deal
Please find enclosed the draw for the Harvey Norman National Youth Championships, Harvey Norman National Schools Cup, Alliance Cup and Masters Trans Tasman. The events will be held at the Sunshine Coast Stadium Kawana, from Wednesday 13th September to Sunday 17th SeptemberClick the attachment below to view the draw:NYC HNNSC AC MTTTS Draw Keep up-to-date with all of the latest news and information via the TFA social media channels.Website: www.touchfootball.com.auFacebook: www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter: www.twitter.com/touchfootyausInstagram: www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaYouTube: www.youtube.com/touchfootballaus