war in santiago

Reported Arsenal transfer target Karim Benzema is
enduring a difficult time at Real Madrid.
What a difference a Mesut Ozil makes.
Even though the German did not have an ideal start at
Real Madrid this season, before he was sold to Arsenal
– a stat tells an interesting story.
With Ozil in the team, striker Karim Benzema scored
two goals in two La Liga games. Since he was sold
Benzema has not scored a single goal in the division, five
matches without a goal.
The French international forward has been a target for
the Bernabeu boo-boys, and that was before this
weekend’s 1-0 home defeat to rivals Atletico Madrid.
‘Bitter controversy’ forcing ‘destroyed’ £40m Arsenal
striker target out of his club
That loss really did not help his cause, with fans
apoplectic after Alvaro Morata was brought on for
Isco, rather than the Frenchman as Carlo Ancelotti
tried to chase the game.
Now even his teammates are turning against him.
Benzema became embroiled in an ugly argument with
defender Pepe, who has shown previously that he is not
a man to be messed with.
Mundo Deportivo report Pepe, ‘made ​​the gesture that
Benzema had not sweated in the derby, clearly shows
that for central French striker was not doing anything.’
Teammates Sami Khedira and latterly Sergio Ramos
intervened to calm the pair down during the second half
argument, which clearly helped nobody in the Real side.
Benzema has been linked with a January exit from
Madrid with Premier League side Arsenal linked
regularly over the past two months.

Sir Whyte (Obed Witten)

no more limitation

… for more are the children of the desolate than the
children of the married wife, saith the Lord.
Isaiah 54:1b
1 Samuel 2: 20– 21
A single contact with God can make the difference in
the life of an individual. For some years, some people
have laboured in ministry, business, academics and
career with nothing to show for it. If you are in such
situation, a contact that will usher a season of positive
change is coming your way. When the hand of God was
laid on Elijah in 1 Kings 18:41-46, he outran King Ahab
who had earlier taken off with speed on his chariot of
horses. How can ordinary legs overtake horses? When
God lays His hands on you, your progress will be so
rapid that none of your enemies will be able to catch up
with you. From the above scripture, we learn that when
God’s hand is upon you, the time you lost that worked
against you will be recovered, and will work in your
favour. Ahab ran ahead of Elijah yet the latter still
overtook him. Also, when God’s hand is upon you, every
limitation or deficiency that should have stalled your
progress will rather advance you. Imagine a man on his
two feet beating a chariot of horses! This tells us that
even when you lack the latest technology, you can still
emerge the best if God’s hand is upon you. This season,
God’s hand will rest upon you for good.
David, a young shepherd boy had contact with God and
he became a king (1 Samuel 16:11-13). Many people had
already written off Hannah

Sir Whyte (Obed Witten)

Transfer deadline day

Round-up: Transfer deadline day’s deals
Published on September 3rd, 2013
Written by: Daniel Prince
Manchester United have signed Everton’s Marouane Fellaini, while the Toffees have signed three players with the reported £27.5million transfer fee, Arsenal completed the signing of Mesut Ozil and Chelsea let a promising youngster go out on loan.

In a busy end to the transfer window, Fellaini’s move to Old Trafford was confirmed, while United have also sealed a loan move for Real Madrid’s Fabio Coentrao, according to the Mirror.

Fellaini has cost his former manager David Moyes £27.5million, according to Sky Sports, and Everton quickly spent some of that money.

James McCarthy joined from Wigan Athletic, Gareth Barry signed on loan and Romelu Lukaku also joined on loan for the season from Chelsea.


That arguably leaves Roberto Martinez with an even stronger squad than he started deadline day with, with Leighton Baines still intact.

However, Victor Anichebe left Goodison Park in a £6million deal to join West Bromwich Albion, while Sunderland’s Stephane Sessegnon also moved to the Baggies.

Sunderland, themselves, secured the signing of former Liverpool left-back Andrea Dossena as well as current Liverpool striker Fabio Borini, with the latter joining on loan for the season.

By far the biggest deal of the day saw Mesut Ozil swap Real Madrid for Arsenal in a club-record deal.

According to the BBC, the German international cost the Gunners £42.4million, while goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano also moved to the Emirates on loan.

However, moves for Demba Ba and Abel Hernandez failed to come to fruition for Arsenal.

Premier League new boys Crystal Palace were also extremely busy, although they could not complete a deal for their former striker Andy Johnson.

Barry Bannan joined from Aston Villa, as did Adrian Mariappa from Reading.


Wigan were busy in the closing hours after losing McCarthy, and snapped up Manchester United midfielder Nick Powell and Stoke City’s Ryan Shotton on loan deals.

Swansea City signed Getafe striker Alvaro Vazquez on loan, while Peter Odemwingie finally got a deadline day move by moving from West Brom to Cardiff City.

Libor Kozak was a £7million signing for Aston Villa from Lazio – the striker was last season’s top scorer in the Europa League.

Steven Ireland moved from Villa to Stoke City on loan for the season, Norwich City’s Jacob Butterfield joined Middlesbrough and Gedo rejoined Hull City, but a potential move for Shane Long of West Brom appeared to break down.

Queens Park Rangers were busy, snapping up Tom Carroll and Benoit Assou-Ekotto on loan from Tottenham Hotspur and Niko Kranjcar from Dynamo Kiev, also on a temporary basis.

Michael Kightly moved on a season-long loan to Burnley from Stoke and Fulham signed Young Boys’ Elsad Zverotic.


However, Manchester United’s move for Ander Herrera ended unsuccessfully and in bizarre circumstances as it was claimed imposters attempted to negotiate for United in their talks with Athletic Bilbao.

Liverpool made three early moves, bringing in defenders Mamadou Sakho and Tiago Ilori, as well as Chelsea forward Victor Moses on loan.

Stoke City signed Marko Arnautovic and West Brom landed Morgan Amalfitano and Lee Camp, while Crystal Palace’s Peter Ramage moved on loan to Barnsley.

Away from the Premier League, Kaka completed his free transfer move back to AC Milan from Real Madrid.

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