Ex-Arsenal defender Martin Keown has admitted he has been “embarrassed” by Arsenal’s recent displays away at Liverpool as the Gunners prepare for another trip to Merseyside.Unai Emery’s side were beaten 5-1 at Anfield last season, extending a run of poor results for Arsenal when taking on the Champions League winners away from home. And speaking ahead of their clash on Saturday, Keown has explained that Arsenal will need to keep things simple if they are to avoid a repeat of last season. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? “It’s been embarrassing to be an Arsenal fan,” he told TalkSport . “I’m not confident because in the last two seasons Arsenal have been absolutely awful away from home.” Based in the UK? Grab a Sky Sports Day Pass for just £8.99!“There have been almost two Arsenals: one that plays very well at home and one that goes away from home and almost capitulates… so I’m very interested to see what improvements have been made.”Emery’s team have suggested that they will be able to tighten up on the road this season following a 1-0 win over Newcastle on the opening day of the season.But Keown believes that the ex-Paris Saint-Germain boss must remain consistent in his selection and tactics if they are to be more consistent away from the Emirates Stadium.“You’re going to have to prove there’s been a huge change. Fight, scrap and play your football, be brave, take them on,” he added.“And with tactics, I hope Emery doesn’t tinker too much. The manager has to keep it simple, don’t keep changing it.“Twenty-three times last year Emery changed from a back-three to a back-four; if you’re trying to process as a player, you’re thinking: ‘Am I a wing-back or a full-back this week?“Football is a simple game, keep it simple, keep it settled and go there with a plan.”However, Keown is aware of the threat Liverpool possess going forward but knows Arsenal have the firepower to make things difficult. “Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette are a threat and can score goals, although Liverpool look quite magnificent at the moment.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
“There is a crying need for individuals with experience in local government who are willing to serve the United Nations as short-term volunteers, assisting with such operations,” UNV Executive Coordinator Sharon Capeling-Alakija told a conference of the International Union of Local Authorities (IULA) late last Friday in Rio de Janeiro.Throughout the developing world, UN Volunteers work in shantytowns and inner cities, often taking up activities in post-crisis areas such as Kosovo and East Timor, where the UN is called upon to fill the gap when government authorities break down or are in transition.Pointing to the challenges posed by urbanization, Ms. Capeling-Alakija called on local authorities to promote strong community institutions that are needed to solve complex problems – including HIV/AIDS – associated with poverty in cities. She urged IULA delegates to take the lead in efforts to expand and redefine volunteerism through city-to-city projects where people volunteer in other countries as “diplomats, advisers and learners.” Ms. Capeling-Alakija also suggested that municipal authorities could look into new forms of volunteer effort, such as the UN Information Technology Service (UNITeS) – a brainchild of Secretary-General Kofi Annan launched in his Millennium Report. The worldwide programme helps bridge the digital divide by mobilizing IT-savvy volunteers to work with developing country partners in the application of technology to human development in such areas as health, education, the environment, small enterprises and micro-finance.