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AFCON 2021: Aubameyang Diagnosed with Minor Heart problem
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AFCON 2021: Aubameyang Diagnosed with Minor Heart problem

Arsenal striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, was ruled out of Gabon’s clash with Ghana in the Africa Cup of Nations, after being diagnosed with a minor heart problem. Aubameyang missed their first Group C fixture against Comoros on Monday after testing positive for COVID-19. But the Gabonese federation announced that their captain along with Axel Meye and Nice’s Mario Lemina will also be sidelined for Friday’s game at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Stadium. All three were diagnosed with COVID-19 recently and latest medical examinations showed they are dealing with minor heart problems as a result of the illness. The Gabonese Federation tweeted: “According to the CAF medical commission, the players Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Axel Meye and Mario Lemina, just out of Covid, cannot take part i...
Arsenal’s hat-trick hero rejects new contract, vows to leave Emirates
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Arsenal’s hat-trick hero rejects new contract, vows to leave Emirates

Arsenal striker, Eddie Nketiah has rejected a new contract offer and has decided to leave the club. The player could leave Arsenal in the January transfer window after rejecting the Gunners’ latest contract offer. Nketiah netted a hat-trick against Sunderland in a 5-1 EFL Cup win on Tuesday, taking his tally in the competition to five for the season. But the striker played his last Premier League game for Arsenal back in April 2021 and though Mikel Arteta wants the player to stay, the manager is unwilling to give him assurances over playing time. Metro reports that the young attacker has rejected the club’s offer to keep him at the Emirates and he can sign a pre-contract with foreign clubs from January 1st. Arsenal could also reluctantly cash in on Nketiah in January wit...
Aubameyang to join Barcelona after being Stripped of Arsenal captaincy
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Aubameyang to join Barcelona after being Stripped of Arsenal captaincy

Arsenal striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could leave the club for Barcelona in January. The UK Independent claims the LaLiga side are eyeing a move for the 32-year-old. This follows the Gunners’ decision to strip Aubameyang of the captain’s armband on Tuesday. Mikel Arteta came to the decision, after the Gabon international failed to report on time for a COVID-19 test after travelling to pick up his sick mother from France. With tensions seemingly high between Arteta and Aubameyang, the player now looks likely to leave the Emirates when the January transfer window opens. New Barcelona boss, Xavi Hernandez, will be in the market for a striker when the transfer window opens in a few weeks. Aubameyang has 18 months left on his £350,000-a-week contract with ...
I could leave Arsenal in January – Lacazette
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I could leave Arsenal in January – Lacazette

Arsenal striker, Alexandre Lacazette, has said he could leave the club in January, as his agents are actively seeking potential moves away. Lacazette is into the last few months of his current deal at the Emirates. The 30-year-old will be free to negotiate with foreign teams from the start of the New Year. Arsenal were open to selling Lacazette in the summer, while the winter window will be the last chance they have to receive a transfer fee for the player. “Of course, my agents are starting to look to the right and to the left. “But not until January, I really want to focus on something. “And then we will see what is on offer, if the challenges are interesting, if there are beautiful projects, how they are counting on me… so there are still many questions, I prefer to ...
Arsenal striker tells Mikel Arteta he wants to leave Emirates
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Arsenal striker tells Mikel Arteta he wants to leave Emirates

Arsenal striker, Eddie Nketiah has told the club’s manager, Mikel Arteta, to let him leave the club immediately, Daily Mail report. This is after the player has failed to agree a new contract at the Emirates. The 22-year-old is in the final year of his contract with Arsenal and has resisted Arteta’s attempt to persuade him to stay. According to the report, the player wants to leave by January when Arsenal can still make something from his departure as they will lose everything if he does leave on a free transfer next summer. Mikel Arteta’s side would want to cash in on the player in January with Crystal Palace and Borussia Monchengladbach interested in having him. The player is frustrated for the fact he has made the squad just ones this season as a substitute in the Premi...
Victor Osimhen has potential to win next African Footballer Of The Year Award – Kanu Nwank
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Victor Osimhen has potential to win next African Footballer Of The Year Award – Kanu Nwank

Former Super Eagles of Nigeria and Arsenal striker, Nwankwo Kanu has expressed his optimism that Napoli striker Victor Osimhen could become the next Nigerian to be crowned African Footballer of The Year .. Osimhen is the highest goalscorer in Europe at the moment and his club Napoli lead in the Serie A and Kanu, who was the last Nigerian to win the African Player of The Year award in 1999 after winning it earlier in 1996 says that the performance of Osimhen in the Italian Seria A is a clear indication that he can win the coveted award soon. Speaking after the World Heart Day walk in Abuja on Wednesday, September 29, Nwankwo Kanu said; “Osimhen, if you ask me, is the best player in Italy and if any of the current crop of Nigerian players is going to win the African Player o...
Mourinho’s Likely next Job Revealed
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Mourinho’s Likely next Job Revealed

  Jose Mourinho is in the running to become Celtic’s next manager, the UK Sun reports. The 28-year-old was sacked by Tottenham Hotspur on Monday, 17 months after replacing Mauricio Pochettino. Mourinho, speaking after his dismissal, insisted he wants to find a new job as soon as possible. According to the Portuguese who has coached Manchester United, Chelsea and Real Madrid in the past, there is “no need for breaks”. Celtic are looking for a new manager following Neil Lennon’s resignation in February. Eddie Howe is, however, still considered the front-runner to take over at the Scottish club. Former Arsenal striker, Thierry Henry, has also been linked to the job.
Arsenal Striker Pierre Aubameyang Shares Photo from Hospital Bed as he Recovers From Malaria
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Arsenal Striker Pierre Aubameyang Shares Photo from Hospital Bed as he Recovers From Malaria

Arsenal striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has posted images on his social media pages to reveal that he has been suffering from Malaria since going on international duty with Gabon last month. Aubameyang missed the clash at the weekend between Arsenal and Sheffield with an illness, with many thinking it was COVID-19 but the striker has now revealed that it was in fact Malaria which has been affecting him. “I’m already feeling much better every day, thanks to the great doctors that detected and treated the virus so quickly,” Aubameyang said in a post on Instagram, alongside a photo of himself on a hospital bed. “I wasn’t really feeling myself the last couple weeks but will be back stronger than ever soon!” Since returning from international duty, he has played two games...
Arsenal Players Didn’t Respect Arteta’s Game Plan against West Ham – Lacazette
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Arsenal Players Didn’t Respect Arteta’s Game Plan against West Ham – Lacazette

  Arsenal striker, Alexandre Lacazette, has insisted that his teammates didn’t respect manager Mikel Arteta’s game plan in the first half of the Gunners’ 3-3 draw with West Ham in the Premier League on Sunday. West Ham gave themselves a three-goal advantage inside 32 minutes, with Jesse Lingard, Jarred Bowen and Tomas Soucek scoring for the Hammers against Arsenal at the London Stadium. But Arteta’s men drew level thanks to own goals from Soucek and Craig Dawson before Alexandre Lacazette’s header from substitute Nicolas Pepe’s cross to give both teams a point each. “My feeling is mixed between being proud of the team because we came back in the second half and disappointed with the first half we did,” Lacazette told reporters during his post-match press conference aft...
Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette Offered to Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Juventus
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Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette Offered to Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Juventus

Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette 'offered to Barcelona, Atletico Madrid and Juventus by his representatives' with Frenchman 'keen for a new experience overseas' Alexandre Lacazette enters the final year of his Arsenal contract this summer He has endured limited game time under Gunners boss Mikel Arteta this term The Frenchman has scored nine goals in 23 matches in the league this season European giants Barcelona, Juventus and Atletico Madrid have reportedly been offered the chance to sign Alexandre Lacazette. Lacazette - who will enter the final year of his Arsenal contract this summer - has been in and out of the first team this season under Mikel Arteta, scoring nine goals in 23 matches in the Premier League. And according to Calciomercato.com, Lacazette is ready to le...
Ian Wright Rejects Penalty Call Against Ndidi in Leicester 3-1 Defeat to Arsenal
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Ian Wright Rejects Penalty Call Against Ndidi in Leicester 3-1 Defeat to Arsenal

  Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has given his verdict on the first penalty call against Wilfred Ndidi in Leicester City 3-1 defeat to Arsenal on Sunday. Referee Paul Tierney had adjudged Ndidi to have brought down Pepe in the box and awarded a penalty but after the video assistant referee’s check the decision was changed to a freekick outside the box Wright, however, believes that both VAR and Tierney were wrong insisting that Ndidi did not make contact with the Ivory Coast winger. Arsenal beat Leicester City 3-1 at the King Power Stadium on Sunday with goals from David Luiz, Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolás Pepé for the Gunners after Youri Tielemans had opened the scoring for the home team. Kelechi Iheanacho, playing in a number 10 role, went the distance along ...
Robin van Persie Names Three-man Final Shortlist to Win Ballon d’ Or 2020 award
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Robin van Persie Names Three-man Final Shortlist to Win Ballon d’ Or 2020 award

A former Manchester United and Arsenal striker, Robin van Persie, has named three players that he feels should make the three-man final shortlist for this year’s Ballon d’Or award. BT Sport on Wednesday night asked their Twitter followers to name their three nominees for the 2020 Ballon d’ Or, and Van Persie got in on the act by submitting three names. Van Persie snubbed Barcelona’s Lionel Messi and Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo and instead went for Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne and Liverpool’s Sadio Mane – in that order. He tweeted: “@lewy_official, @DeBruyneKev@Sadio Mane.” Lewandowski has been in great form for Bayern this season. The Polish striker has scored 52 goals in 43 appearances in all competitions, helping Bayern ...
Nicolas Anelka Names Best Managers he ever Worked With
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Nicolas Anelka Names Best Managers he ever Worked With

A former Chelsea and Arsenal striker, Nicolas Anelka, has named Arsene Wenger and Sam Allardyce as the best managers he ever worked with. Anelka played under Wenger, Allardyce, Carlo Ancelotti, Vicente Del Bosque, Guus Hiddink, Luiz Felipe Scolari and Kevin Keegan during his career. But the former France international has described Wenger and Allardyce as managers who know how to get the best out of him. “For me, I take into consideration football, attitude, my understanding with the coach, mentality and how he used me on the field and because of this, there are only two names: Big Sam and Arsene Wenger,” Anelka told Bolton’s official website. “They knew how to use my qualities to get the best out of me.” Anelka is currently wo...
Aubameyang Blames Arsenal Board For Stalling Contract Talks
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Aubameyang Blames Arsenal Board For Stalling Contract Talks

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has laid the blame of his contract situation at the feet of the club’s board, asking them to “do their job” to ensure he remains in north London. The attacker, who has 17 goals and a single assist in 26 Premier League appearances this season, is out of contract next June, meaning he will be free to start discussing terms with other clubs at the turn of the year. A likelier scenario is that Arsenal are forced to sell him this summer if they cannot agree a new contract for him, with Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain two of the clubs credited with an interest in the 30-year-old. Aubameyang, meanwhile, says that there has been little progress towards signing fresh terms with the Emirates side – and he has pinned the blame firmly on the clu...
Ighalo Named Richest Nigerian Footballer in UK
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Ighalo Named Richest Nigerian Footballer in UK

Manchester United striker, Odion Ighalo, has been listed in the prestigious Sunday Times Young Sports Rich List for 2020. Only individuals and families residing in the UK are eligible to be included in the Young Sport Rich List aged 30 and under. The former Super Eagles star comes in at number 15 and he’s the only Nigerian-born sportsman in the top 18, as boxer Anthony Joshua, who ranked second, was born in Watford, England. Ighalo is worth £18million, same with Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey, former Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck and West Ham’s Jack Wilshere. A large chunk of Ighalo’s wealth comes from his salary at Shanghai Shenhua, where he was earning around £300,000 per week before he arrived at Old Trafford in January. Liverpool winger, Mohamed Salah, is the hig...
Atletico Madrid prioritise deal for Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette
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Atletico Madrid prioritise deal for Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette

Atletico Madrid have placed Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette top of their summer shopping list. AS says Atletico management have prioritised Lacazette's signing, confident the Gunners are prepared to sell. It emerged earlier this week that Real Madrid had been offered the Frenchman by Arsenal after making an enquiry for skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The sticking point for Atletico is the lack of free spending cash to meet Arsenal's valuation. It's suggested they will have to sell Diego Costa first to raise the necessary funds to meet the Londoners' asking price for Lacazette.
Emmanuel Adebayor Stuck in Benin after Fleeing Paraguay to be with his Family in Togo Amid Coronavirus Crisis
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Emmanuel Adebayor Stuck in Benin after Fleeing Paraguay to be with his Family in Togo Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Former Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor is stranded in Benin Republic after fleeing Paraguay where he recently signed with Olimpia FC, so he can be with his family while the world gets to grips with the coronavirus pandemic. According to a reports, Adebayor, 36, left Paraguay on a flight to Paris and from Paris had to stop in Benin on his way to his country Togo. While in Benin he was informed of the country's isolation rules for travelers and is now stuck in the West African country for the next 14 days where he will be isolated to know if he has contracted coronavirus. Adebayor was reportedly warned by his clubside in Paraguay of the risks of traveling but he still chose to travel, saying he will rather be with his family in Togo than be in Paraguay during this coronavirus pan...
Chelsea vs. Man United: Ian Wright Predicts Winner of Premier League Clash
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Chelsea vs. Man United: Ian Wright Predicts Winner of Premier League Clash

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has backed Chelsea to beat Manchester United when both teams clash in tonight’s Premier League fixture at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea played a 2-2 draw with Leicester City in their last Premier League fixture, while Man United played a goalless draw against Wolves. Providing his predictions, Wright was quoted by Metro UK as saying: “I want Chelsea to beat Man United for some reason. “Because I don’t know Man United’s forwards that are going to play on Monday night against Chelsea. “Will Ighalo going to come in and score for Solskjaer’s men? Hopefully, he does, and if not, I think Chelsea will win. “I expect Frank Lampard’s men to have a go at United, and it is up to them to put the visitors under huge pressure.”
Former Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski completes move to Turkish Super Lig side Antalyaspor
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Former Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski completes move to Turkish Super Lig side Antalyaspor

Former Arsenal striker and German footballer, Lukas Podolski, has completed a move to Turkish Super Lig side Antalyaspor on a free transfer. The retired Germany star, 34, was a free agent after he ended his three-year stay in Japan with Vissel Kobe, where he bagged 17 goals in 60 appearances as well as winning the Emperors Cup with the Japanese club. He also won the World Cup with Germany in 2014. Antalyaspor are currently in the relegation zone after 18 matches but with the addition of Podolski in the team, the club will be hoping his arrival can help them get out of relegation. Lukas Podolski, who also played for Arsenal between 2012 and 2015 scored 31 goals in 82 games for the premiership club.
Arsenal Striker, Lacazette Cheats On His Girlfriend With A Stunning Nightclub Worker
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Arsenal Striker, Lacazette Cheats On His Girlfriend With A Stunning Nightclub Worker

The striker, 28, enjoyed dates with Funda Gedik at £1,500-a-night hotels and introduced her to his family and teammates. He even texted Funda while on holiday with his girlfriend of five years Manon Mogavero Funda claims she didn’t know the Arsenal ace was in a relationship and is surprised he wasn’t caught out, given his status as a Premier League Star. But Funda, 23, was left devastated when he confessed after three months of dating that he was not single. She carried on seeing him hoping he would commit — but now says she feels “completely betrayed”. Funda, 23, told a pal: “Alex went out of his way to persuade me to go out with him. He promised me the world and his devotion. “It’s no surprise I fell so hard for him. He treated me like a princess. “We regularly sta...
I Am Not Leaving Arsenal – Aubameyang Assures Gunners
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I Am Not Leaving Arsenal – Aubameyang Assures Gunners

Arsenal striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, has assured that he would not be leaving the Emirates this summer, the UK Mirror reports. Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is understood to be looking at the Gabon striker as a potential replacement for Inter Milan-bound Romelu Lukaku. Defeat to Chelsea in the Europa League final sparked speculations that Aubameyang, who netted 32 goals in all competitions last season, could be open to a move away. However, the 30-year-old wants to continue emulating his boyhood hero, Thierry Henry, by wearing the no.14 shirt for the Gunners. “I loved my time at Dortmund but when Arsenal called, I was really excited for the challenge. “I’d always admired Arsenal because of the big history and players like Thierry Henry. He was a...
Lacazette speaks on leaving Arsenal for Barcelona
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Lacazette speaks on leaving Arsenal for Barcelona

Arsenal striker, Alexandre Lacazette, has finally responded to speculations that he could be on his way to Barcelona this summer. Lacazette has scored 19 goals in all competitions this term, five of which have come in the Europa League, to help his side book a final date with Chelsea. The Frenchman’s performances haven’t gone unnoticed and it is believed Barcelona are keeping tabs on his situation at the Emirates. With the LaLiga champions suffering yet another Champions League heartbreak this campaign, Barca chiefs are keen to bolster their attacking ranks this summer. When quizzed on the reported interest from Barca, Telefoot claim Lacazette said: “It is flattering.” The 27-year-old has two years left on his current deal.
Europa League: Why I Don’t Want to Play Chelsea – Aubameyang
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Europa League: Why I Don’t Want to Play Chelsea – Aubameyang

Arsenal striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, has said he would not want to play against Chelsea in the final of the Europa League. Both Arsenal and Chelsea are one step into the final in Baku after recording positive results against Valencia and Frankfurt respectively in the semifinals first leg. Aubameyang said he would prefer facing Frankfurt in the final. Arsenal lost away to Chelsea in the second game of Unai Emery’s reign at the very start of the Premier League season. The Gunners, however, won the reverse fixture comfortably at the Emirates in January “No, I don’t want them,” Aubameyang told reporters when asked about the prospect of facing Chelsea in Baku. “We know they are a great team but hopefully first we will go to the final and then I prefer to play Frankf...
Campbell Claims 10 Arsenal Players are not Good Enough
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Campbell Claims 10 Arsenal Players are not Good Enough

Former Arsenal striker, Kevin Campbell, has said there are “10 players who aren’t good enough” to play for the club. The Gunners are back in contention for a top-four finish, while also reaching the semi-finals of the Europa League. However, some familiar problems remain, with Unai Emery’s men once again struggling to find Premier League form away from home this season. Campbell believes that it’s because there are too many average performers on the club’s books, with the former Gunners striker calling for a cull at the Emirates Stadium. He told talkSPORT: “I think there’s probably 10 players who aren’t good enough. “I’m not just blaming Mustafi for what happened at Crystal Palace because I think it was a team thing, although he made a mistake. “There are 10 players w...
EPL Golden Boot: Aubameyang Sends Warning to Aguero and  Salah
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EPL Golden Boot: Aubameyang Sends Warning to Aguero and Salah

Arsenal striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, is confident that he can beat Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero and Liverpool winger, Mohammed Salah, in the race to finish the season as the Premier League’s top scorer. Aubameyang netted the only goal as the Gunners defeated Watford 1-0 at Vicarage Road on Monday, earning a win that moved the Gunners up to fourth in the table. Troy Deeney’s red card shortly after the goal gave Watford a mountain to climb, but Javi Gracia’s side hit the woodwork twice and Arsenal held on for all three points. Aubameyang moved on to 18 Premier League goals and is now within one of Golden Boot leaders: Salah and Aguero, while Liverpool’s Sadio Mane is level with the Gabon international. “Yeah,...
Arsenal Striker, Aubameyang Set to Retire
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Arsenal Striker, Aubameyang Set to Retire

Arsenal striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, could be forced into international retirement, having previously threatened to quit the Gabon national team. Gabon failed to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations, following their 1-1 draw with Burundi last week, which saw them finish third in their group. And now the country’s Minister for Sport Alan Bilie has “dissolved” the team, saying it will be rebuilt from the bottom up. “We are going to rebuild the national team on a new basis by setting aside everyone who is characterised by a lack of envy, patriotism, and who have put more emphasis on financial resources, the nation and the spirit,” Bilie said in quotes reported on Nairobi News . Arsenal ace Aubameyang has previously faced accusations of not being committed to the Gabon ...
Ex-Arsenal Striker, Nicklas Bendtner Sentenced To Prison For Breaking The Jaw Of Taxi Driver
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Ex-Arsenal Striker, Nicklas Bendtner Sentenced To Prison For Breaking The Jaw Of Taxi Driver

Former Arsenal striker, Nicklas Bendtner, has been sentenced to prison in Denmark after he reportedly broke the jaw of a taxi driver over £5 fare during night out in Copenhagen.   Nicklas Bendtner Former Arsenal striker, Nicklas Bendtner has been sentenced to 50 days in jail after being convicted of assaulting a taxi driver, Dailymail reports. The Denmark international, who is now with Norwegian club Rosenborg, broke the jaw of the taxi driver following a night out in Copenhagen back in September. A court in Copenhagen watched a video of the incident filmed from inside the cab. Bendtner, 30, will appeal the sentence having previously apologised. He was able to walk free from the courtroom because the appeal is pending. Rosenborg have stood behind Bendtner despite expre...
Arsenal Striker, Aubameyang’s Father Named As New Coach Of Gabon
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Arsenal Striker, Aubameyang’s Father Named As New Coach Of Gabon

The father of Arsenal striker, Pierre-Emerick has been announced as one of two joint-head coaches of The Panthers   Aubameyang is set to work under his father, Francois at the national team outfit, following the latter's appointment as one of two joint-head coaches on Thursday.   53-year-old Aubameyang Snr, together with former Panthers' striker Daniel Cousin, is set to lead the central African side after the departure of Spanish coach Jose Antonio Camacho.   Francols Amegasse, who like Aubameyang Snr and Cousin once captained the Panthers, has been named the new general manager of the team.   "Given the urgency and the current situation, it was decided to constitute around the Panthers of Gabon a group of coaches with a very good knowledge of Gabonese football and its environment,...
Check Out The Flashy Supercars Arsenal Star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Just Imported From Germany
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Check Out The Flashy Supercars Arsenal Star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Just Imported From Germany

Arsenal striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang who is known for his flashy lifestyle has just imported some of his collection of supercars from Germany to London. The Gabon international imported vehicles worth around £850,000, a Porsche Panamera Turbo Techart (valued at £140,000), a Lamborghini Aventador (£270,000), a Ferrari 812 Superfast (£250,000) and a Range Rover Sports Mansory (£150,000). The cars were pictured outside the luxury hotel where he is staying in at the moment. Aubameyang who's settling in England after his move to Arsenal, has another £2million worth of cars back in Germany, where he previously played for Borussia Dortmund. Aubameyang is earning £180,000 a week at Arsenal, and here is a list of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's fleet of supercars. Porsche Panamera ...
Lacazette Expected To Stay At Lyon – club president
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Lacazette Expected To Stay At Lyon – club president

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas does not think in-demand striker Alexandre Lacazette will leave the club for Arsenal this summer. Aulas had said earlier this week that he would not let Lacazette leave the Ligue 1 club until someone offered their £57m valuation and gave him time to find a replacement. But his comments to Canal Plus on Tuesday night suggested the need for Lyon to find an additional might not come until the January window. Aulas also said Lyon’s interest in Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud, who has been linked with a move back to France, had not yet gone any further than that. In an interview with the French broadcaster, Aulas said: “I do not think that Alexandre Lacazette will leave this summer. “I do not have anything to say about Olivier Giroud. We’re interes...
Arsenal Must Pay €65m For Lacazette, Lyon Eye Giroud – Aulas
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Arsenal Must Pay €65m For Lacazette, Lyon Eye Giroud – Aulas

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas has said Arsenal are interested in signing Alexandre Lacazette but would have to pay €65 million to get him. Lacazette, 26, has been heavily linked with a move to the Emirates this summer after scoring 37 goals in 45 games for the Ligue 1 club last season. The striker almost moved to Atletico Madrid before the Spanish side were hit by a transfer ban, but Aulas said there was also interest from Arsenal. “I do not have the intention of rapidly letting Alexandre go, because there is still a desire from Atletico Madrid to bring him in on the 1st of January [2018],” he told L’Equipe. “Now, I will also be listening to what Alexandre has to say. I saw Arsene [Wenger], during the match between France and England. I was with Gerard Houllier [Lyon advisor...
Okocha Ranked 33rd In Foreign EPL Players
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Okocha Ranked 33rd In Foreign EPL Players

Former Super Eagles captain, Austin Okocha, is 33rd on the list of top 100 best foreign players to feature in the English Premier League, according to the ranking by the celebrated football magazine, FourFourTwo. The attacking midfielder, who represented Bolton Wanderers for four seasons, was one of the foreign players, who added glamour to the EPL during his playing days in England. According to the magazine, “Okocha almost single-handedly rescued Bolton from relegation trouble in his first season, netting crucial long-range goals and dazzling the Premier League with a string of outrageous skills and showboats that embarrassed a host of opponents. “For half a season, he wasn’t far from being the best player in the league – even at Bolton,” the magazine said. During his heydays...

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