Gabriel Paulista sparks fight with Ainsley Maitland-Niles after Arsenal’s Europa League win over Valencia

first_imgGabriel Paulista sparks fight with Ainsley Maitland-Niles after Arsenal’s Europa League win over Valencia Comment Metro Sport ReporterThursday 9 May 2019 10:27 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3.4kShares Advertisement Gabriel pushed Maitland-Niles twice (BT Sport) Gabriel was calmed down by his former Arsenal teammate Koscielny (BT Sport)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 Arsenalcenter_img Gabriel was fuming with the Arsenal defender (BT Sport)Gabriel then stormed over to the centre of the argument and pushed Maitland-Niles twice in the chest before he was dragged away by Ezequiel Garay and Sead Kolasinac.AdvertisementAdvertisementLaurent Koscielny, who played alongside Gabriel at Arsenal, then came over to speak with his former teammate and the incident quickly diffused. Gabriel and Maitland-Niles were separated (BT Sport) Advertisement Gabriel Paulista was involved in a scuffle with Arsenal’s players (BT Sport)Gabriel Paulista sparked a fight with Ainsley Maitland-Niles immediately after Arsenal’s victory over Valencia in the Europa League on Thursday evening.Unai Emery’s side have reached the final after a hat-trick from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang helped secure a 4-2 victory over Valencia at the Mestalla.But straight after the full-time whistle, a mass brawl between both sets of players broke out following a flashpoint involving former Arsenal centre-back Gabriel and Maitland-Niles.Tempers began to flare after Ferran Torres kicked Alexandre Lacazette off the ball just after the referee had blown his whistle.ADVERTISEMENTJose Gaya then went to offer back-up to his Valencia teammate but was pushed away by Maitland-Niles.last_img read more

Unilever abandons restructure under pressure from shareholders

first_imgIn the days before the announcement, several major shareholders had voiced objections to the planned restructure.Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM), a major provider of passive index tracking funds, said it would vote against the resolution. Sacha Sadan, director of corporate governance at LGIM, said Unilever was understood to have looked at several alternatives before reaching its final decision, but LGIM did not believe it had made a compelling case for shareholders to support Dutch incorporation.As part of its engagement with Unilever, LGIM worked with the UK shareholder group Investor Forum to engage collectively with other investors, including some of the UK’s biggest pension funds. In a statement, Investor Forum executive director Andy Griffiths said: “Our purpose is to escalate investor concerns through collective engagement and we would like to thank the board of Unilever for its constructive response in recent weeks.“We have worked with over 20 institutions on this assignment and believe that it represents a powerful illustration of the effectiveness of collective engagement.”Mike Fox, head of sustainable investments at Royal London Asset Management (RLAM), which holds approximately £360m (€406m) worth of Unilever shares, also praised the board for having “listened to shareholder concerns and responded in a constructive way”.Prior to this morning’s announcement, Fox warned: “Many UK Unilever shareholders voting for the upcoming resolution are effectively voting for forced divestment of their holding… We think that Unilever is a high quality company, both in its own right and as a key constituent of a number of UK indices.”While the consumer goods company might be able to convince European shareholders that the move made sense in the long term, Fox said, it was hard for a UK investor to see an incentive to vote in favour.PIRC, a leading proxy voting adviser, had also recommended that investors oppose the move.Unilever’s UK share price this year, versus the FTSE 100 index#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*# Source: CapitalIQ In developing the initial proposal, it said the board had been “guided by the opportunity to unlock value for our shareholders by creating a stronger, simpler and more competitive Unilever that is better positioned for long-term success”.It had received widespread support from shareholders for the principle behind simplification, it said, but the proposal’s implications had not received enough support. Unilever chairman Marijn Dekkers said the board would consider its next steps and continue to engage with its shareholders.UK objectionscenter_img Unilever, the British-Dutch consumer goods giant, has scrapped a plan to “simplify” its corporate structure after pressure from investors who would have been forced sellers of UK-listed shares.The announcement came early this morning in the wake of objections over the last few days from UK institutional investors owning millions of pounds of Unilever stock, who said they would vote the proposal down.The company – the third biggest in the FTSE 100 index by market cap – had proposed to incorporate in the Netherlands under a new holding company, which would have involved delisting from the London Stock Exchange and listing the new entity in its place. The matter was due to be put to the vote at extraordinary general meetings (EGM) on 25 and 26 October in Rotterdam and London.Unilever said in a stock exchange announcement at 7am today that the board had decided to withdraw its proposal.last_img read more

Hamilton in pole position

first_imgHe shares the front row with Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg.Jenson Button and fellow McLaren driver Fernando Alonso start at the back of the grid after being punished for changes to their engines.last_img