Arsenal rout Burnley in Wenger farewell

first_imgAll around a full house of 60,000 at the Emirates — in stark contrast to recent league games when fans have stayed away in protest at a poor season — fans sported red t-shirts emblazoned with “Merci Arsene” (Thank you Arsene).“I expect today will be dominated by sadness,” wrote Wenger in his final programme notes.“It’s the end of a long story for me at Arsenal. But I will also feel grateful for having led this club – that I cherish so much – for such a long time.”Wenger won three Premier Leagues and a record seven FA Cups. His crowning glory coming in the 2003/04 season when Arsenal won the league without losing a single game.That “Invincibles” season was his last as a Premier League winner, though, and fans became tired of Arsenal’s inability to compete for Premier League and Champions League titles.However, there was plenty for the supporters to shout about in a fitting farewell for Wenger as Arsenal displayed the attractive brand of attacking football that characterised his most successful sides over the past two decades.Defeat to Atletico Madrid in the Europa League semi-finals on Thursday means Arsenal missed out on Champions League qualification for the second consecutive season.But they bounced back in style to secure the small consolation of ensuring they will finish sixth in the Premier League ahead of Burnley.Arsenal fans pay tribute to Arsene Wenger ahead of his final home game as manager after 22 years in charge © IKIMAGES/AFP / Ian KINGTONWenger will wonder what might have been had Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang not been cup-tied for the latter stages of the Europa League as the Gabon striker took his tally to eight goals in 11 Premier League appearances since joining for a club record fee from Borussia Dortmund in January.Aubameyang opened the scoring when he slid in to meet Alexandre Lacazette’s cross to get a party atmosphere started after just 14 minutes.Burnley have qualified for Europe for the first time in 51 years thanks to finishing seventh.But it seemed incredible that only three points separated the sides before kick-off as Arsenal cut through the clarets at will going forward.Lacazette stroked home Arsenal’s second just before half-time before Jack Wilshere teed up Sead Kolasinac for a third nine minutes after the break.Aubameyang turned provider for Alex Iwobi to smash home the fourth after being given a huge amount of time inside the Burnley box to pick his spot.And Aubameyang finished as he started by steering home Hector Bellerin’s cross to round off a five-star performance by the Gunners to send-off Wenger in style.Wenger could even afford the luxury of also handing club captain Per Mertesacker an outing from the bench for the closing stages in his final home game before retiring at the end of the season.And the margin of victory could even have been greater as Aubameyang unselfishly offered up the chance of a hat-trick by trying to square for Danny Welbeck, who just couldn’t reach his pass, before Welbeck rattled the crossbar.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Arsene Wenger enjoyed a 5-0 thrashing of Burnley in his final home game as Arsenal manager © AFP / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, May 6 – Arsene Wenger enjoyed a 5-0 thrashing of Burnley in his final home game in charge of Arsenal after 22 years as manager on a day dominated by tributes to the Frenchman.Both teams formed a guard of honour for Wenger, 68, before kick-off to a chorus of “there’s only one Arsene Wenger.”last_img read more

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Hyundai Kona Electric Makes The EV Normal

first_imgThe Hyundai Kona is considered by many as the mainstream, completely ordinary, and easy to live with compact battery-powered SUVFor many, the dawn of the electric revolution in the automotive world meant flashy and high-powered Tesla’s, packed with impressive additions from the likes of the Model S and Model X. However, for most of us, until the electric vehicle becomes mainstream, it could all be considered just a fad. Not a steady course for the automotive industry.In turn, the advent of a vehicle such as the Hyundai Kona, signifies that mainstream entry of a model that might be electric, but it’s not expensive, it’s not overwhelming (or underwhelming for that matter) in any area, it does its job well, and it brings the electric revolution to the middle of the market.More about the Hyundai Kona Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on January 8, 2019Categories Electric Vehicle News Canadian Hyundai Kona Electric Buyers Observe Delays, Poor Communication 61 photos Mainstream EVThe Hyundai Kona starts at $37,495 – or $29,995 once you factor in the $7,500 federal tax credit – it promises an EPA rated 258-mile range on a single charge and to many, is the best bang for buck electric vehicle out there. Yes, in some areas, it may even surpass the highly coveted Tesla Model 3 – the entry level model from the California based carmaker.In all, the Kona pretty much makes the EV normal. And that’s a good thing. It brings not the performance figures as the staple of its existence. It doesn’t push forward with fancy autonomous driving technology. And it certainly doesn’t offer luxurious gizmos like a huge front touchscreen, highly refined leather seats or an all-encompassing glass roof. But, it does bring EVs into the mainstream, that’s for sure.The appeal of the Kona is underlined in an article by the Automobile Mag. It’s this article where the South Korean EV gets most of its praises. And to be frank, most of them are highly warranted. It’s a good read that gives us a rather objective look at one of the most appealing EVs on the market today. Furthermore, it shows us that nothing will stop the electric revolution, no matter how hard some try. And to put matters into perspective, as stated earlier, the Kona is not some highly expensive luxurious piece of electric motoring that most can only dream of owning. It’s a vehicle that costs just a bit more than a VW Golf, does exceptional mileage and looks good enough to appeal to the younger crowds. And by that, the Kona is bringing the EV to the mainstream in a rather spectacular way. Hyundai Kona Electric Defrost Test: Video Winter Driving Kills Hyundai Kona Electric Efficiency: Video Source: Electric Vehicle News Source: Automobilemaglast_img read more

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