Villarreal manager, Unai Emery, has played down any personal drama ahead of their Europa League semi-final clash with Arsenal.
The Gunners sacked Emery two years ago and replaced him with Mikel Arteta.
However, Emery insists his history with Arsenal is not important, as he only wants to win the competition.
Villarreal have yet to lose in the Europa League this season, and they finished off a 3-1 aggregate quarter-final win over Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday, as Paco Alcacer and Gerard Moreno each found the net in the space of seven minutes in the first half to effectively put the tie to bed.
“We are happy. It was a challenge, but the trajectory in the Europa League is being very serious and we are responding at a higher level every time,” Emery said via Marca.
“We have taken the game where we feel more comfortable. We have [managed] it both here and in Zagreb.
“It is a challenge, something that Villarreal has already done. Breaking the barrier of the semi-finals is the great challenge. The idea of reaching the Champions League through the Europa League is very important.
“When I signed here this was [part of the process]. You have to live each moment. We are receiving people’s dream. The dream increases. My past at Arsenal is less important.”
‘Your queens will multiply’- Prophetess Olori Naomi eulogizes her husband, Ooni of Ife at her birthday dinner
Prophetess Naomi Silekunola, the Ooni of Ife's wife, Oba Adeyeye Ogwunsi, on 15th April, turned a year older, and a dinner party was held in her honour at the palace.
A video that emerged online captured the moment the queen was eulogizing her husband. She jokingly prayed for the monarch to have more queens while she was giving her vote of thanks.
The Ooni and other place guards broke into laughter when they heard her prayer.
Actress Dayo Amusa has keyed into the ongoing Ramadan exercise and used it as a point of contact to cry to God to fight her unseen battles.
Sharing the detailed prayer on Instagram moments ago, the actress, Dayo Amusa, wrote "I tap into the grace of this Ramadan Oh Lord.
All I need is strength & courage so that I can face the things to come. Help me smile all day oh lord. Help me fight my rage & unseen battles. Make me a better person in life so that I can truly survive all the test of time. Make me an ideal complete woman. Grant me the grace to know & serve you better.
Oh Lord bless me, my family, my loved ones now &...
Minister of Works and Housing Mr. Babatunde Fashola has received an unreserved apology from the Redeem Christian Church of God.
The apology was tendered after the minister clarified the issue of payment to Cartil Construction Nigeria Limited in respect of the rehabilitation of the Ife-Ifewara road in Osun.
However, Fashola debunked the allegation while speaking at the Public Hearing of the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges, and Public Petitions, on Thursday in Abuja.
The minister clarified that no payment was made by the current administration with respect to the rehabilitation of the road.
Fashola stated that the contract was awarded to Messrs Cartill Construction Nigeria Limited five years before the Buhari Administration and six years before he was appointed as a Minister of...