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EPL: Thomas Tuchel Confirms Players that will miss Chelsea vs Arsenal Game
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EPL: Thomas Tuchel Confirms Players that will miss Chelsea vs Arsenal Game

  Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed the players expected to miss his side’s Premier League clash against Arsenal on Wednesday night. Tuchel said Mateo Kovacic and Andreas Christensen remain sidelined through injury and will miss Chelsea’s home Premier League tie against Arsenal at Stamford Bridge. Tuchel said this on Tuesday during his pre-match press conference. Chelsea head to the game after beating Manchester City 2-1 in their last Premier League fixture. “He [Kovacic] is not ready for tomorrow [Chelsea vs Arsenal game], we have to postpone it to Wembley. “His personal race is on to make it to the squad for Wembley.” On Christensen, Tuchel added, “We hope that he can come back in one of the two Leicester games. “It will also be a tough one, but ...
EPL: Mikel Arteta to Offload Six high-profile Players
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EPL: Mikel Arteta to Offload Six high-profile Players

  Arsenal will offload six high-profile players from the club this summer as they prepare to spend big on new players. Goalkeeper, Bernd Leno is top on the list of players who are up for sale, according to Football.London. This follows a miserable season by Mikel Arteta’s side, with the club sitting in ninth place in the Premier League table and likely to miss out on European football for the first time in over 25 years. The Gunners board are prepared to spend big in an ‘unprecedented’ transfer window and will trim a bloated squad and raise funds. Football.London reports that Arteta has now put six players on the chopping block all of whom the club hope to receive sizeable fees for. The other players in Arteta’s list include, right-back Hector Bellerin, Lucas Tor...
Arteta gives Smith Rowe injury update after Arsenal youngster limps off against West Brom
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Arteta gives Smith Rowe injury update after Arsenal youngster limps off against West Brom

The 20-year-old playmaker was forced out of the 3-1 victory over the Baggies, but the hope is that no serious damage has been suffered Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has offered an update on Emile Smith Rowe's fitness after the 20-year-old limped out of the 3-1 victory over West Brom. The Gunners' home-grown star - who had recorded his first Premier League goal for the club - was forced off against the Baggies in the 63rd minute. A hamstring problem has been picked up by Smith Rowe, but the hope is that he will not be laid low for long.
Arsenal Send West Brom Down with 3-1 Win
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Arsenal Send West Brom Down with 3-1 Win

Arsenal sent West Brom down with a 3-1 win at the Emirates Stadium as Sam Allardyce suffered relegation from the Premier League for the first time in his career. The Gunners, 10th in the Premier League table ahead of kick-off and playing for little more than pride after their Europa League exit on Thursday, took the lead when the excellent Bukayo Saka, playing at left-back, crossed for Emile Smith Rowe to volley home (29). Arsenal doubled their advantage soon afterwards when Nicolas Pepe cut inside from the right flank and curled a stunning effort beyond the outstretched Sam Johnstone (35), but they had some nervy moments after that. West Brom pulled a goal back in superb style when Matheus Pereira broke forward from inside his own half and, with Arsenal defenders backing off ...
Arsenal boss Arteta: I know I can succeed in this job
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Arsenal boss Arteta: I know I can succeed in this job

  Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is confident of keeping his job this summer. However, consideration would have to be given to whether changing managers this summer would be cheaper than giving significant financial backing to Arteta, who is likely to be sacked if the season starts badly. Asked if he believed he could still be manager at a top team, Arteta, who won the FA Cup last summer, said: "Yes. I think the squad needs changing. "There were already a lot of changes in December, something that has not been done in years, but it tells us where we were. "Things are going to have to change and the owners are going to back it up."
Arsenal owner Kroenke retains confidence in manager Arteta
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Arsenal owner Kroenke retains confidence in manager Arteta

Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke hasn't lost confidence in manager Mikel Arteta. Arsenal are now unlikely to qualify for any European football next season, and are bracing themselves for the financial implications. But The Sun says Kroenke is convinced that the former midfielder is the right man to lead the club forward. In order to help him do that, the owner have sanctioned a huge spending spree this summer. The report claims at least two or three big-name players will arrive through the doors at the Emirates this summer. Arsenal announced a whopping £47.8million annual loss in March to confirm their poor financial situation.
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Ramsey admits to Juventus frustration amid exit talk as Welshman reflects on injury struggles

The 30-year-old midfielder has struggled to make the desired impact in Italy since leaving Arsenal as a free agent in 2019 Aaron Ramsey admits to enduring a "frustrating couple of years" at Juventus, with the Welshman generating transfer talk in Italy amid ongoing struggles for form and fitness. The 30-year-old midfielder move to Turin as a free agent in the summer of 2019, with an 11-year spell at Arsenal brought to a close. He is tied to a contract through to 2023, but is seeing another move mooted after failing to make the expected impact at the Serie A giants.
Arsenal’s Guendouzi suffers fractured metatarsal to end his season at Hertha Berlin
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Arsenal’s Guendouzi suffers fractured metatarsal to end his season at Hertha Berlin

The French midfielder featured 24 times while on loan with the Bundesliga club this season Matteo Guendouzi's season is over after Hertha Berlin confirmed that the midfielder suffered a fractured metatarsal. Guedouzi's injury occurred in Thursday's win over Freiburg, with the French midfielder forced out of the game in the 39th minute. The 22-year-old midfielder has been on loan from Arsenal, having joined Hertha Berlin in October.
Super Eagles striker, Onuachu hoping for Arsenal move
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Super Eagles striker, Onuachu hoping for Arsenal move

Genk striker, Paul Onuachu, is keen on a switch to Arsenal. According to Voetbal Belgie, the Super Eagles striker is eyeing Premier League football next season. Thanks to his stunning form this season, Onuachu’s market value has risen to €17 million. Genk are also reportedly ready to listen to offers for the Nigerian international. Onuachu is under contract at the Luminus Arena until 2024. He joined the club from Danish club Midtjylland for €6 million in 2019.
Arsenal take Final decision on Sacking Arteta after UEL Exit to Villarreal
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Arsenal take Final decision on Sacking Arteta after UEL Exit to Villarreal

  Arsenal have decided to let Mikel Arteta remain as Gunners manager despite their crashing out of the Europa League in the semi-final, according to Eurosport. The Gunners have assured the Spaniard his future is safe at Emirates. Arsenal were beaten 2-1 in Spain in the first leg and were held to a goalless draw at the Emirates in the second fixture. Winning the competition was Mikel Arteta’s side’s only hope of playing in the Champions League next term. However, their failure on Thursday means that Arsenal will be without any form of European football next season. However, the board members have decided that the Spaniard will continue as the club’s boss despite the outcome. The newspaper further claimed that the board are even prepared to give the former Manch...
Emery’s Villarreal End Arsenal’s Europa League Hopes
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Emery’s Villarreal End Arsenal’s Europa League Hopes

Arsenal's season was left in tatters as Villarreal held on for a 0-0 draw at the Emirates Stadium to secure a 2-1 aggregate victory and a place in the Europa League final against Manchester United. Following a 2-1 defeat in Spain in the first leg last week, the Gunners were sluggish as they tried to find the goal they so desperately needed, but they did have chances. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's volley struck the outside of the post in the first half and the Gunners skipper's header hit the inside of the upright and bounced out with 11 minutes remaining. The hosts, who threw on Gabriel Martinelli, Alexandre Lacazette and Willian in the closing stages, piled forward, but it was not to be their night as Unai Emery got the better of his former side, with Villarreal reaching their ...
Ryan tells Arsenal he’s a ‘world-class goalkeeper’ amid questions of Leno’s future
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Ryan tells Arsenal he’s a ‘world-class goalkeeper’ amid questions of Leno’s future

Mat Ryan has told Arsenal that he can be a "world-class" option for them between the sticks, with questions being asked of Bernd Leno's future at Emirates Stadium. A Germany international goalkeeper has remained first-choice for the Gunners throughout the 2020-21 campaign, but has made the odd mistake and seen a summer transfer speculated on. Ryan is hoping to make his own move in the next window, with the Australian eager to turn a loan switch from Brighton into something more permanent, and the 29-year-old is adamant that he has what it takes to be No.1 in north London.
UEFA Set to Hand Super League rebels two-year Champions League ban
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UEFA Set to Hand Super League rebels two-year Champions League ban

  UEFA is ready to take serious disciplinary action against clubs that signed up to the Super League and are yet to sufficiently distance themselves from the project, ESPN reports. This could result in the maximum punishment, which is a two-year ban from the Champions League or Europa League. In the last 10 days, UEFA has been talking with the 12 clubs, in a bid to agree a lesser sanction and a promise not to continue with the Super League. As of Wednesday, they had reached an understanding with seven clubs: Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur. Inter Milan were close to an agreement as well, according to sources. The remaining four clubs – Juventus, Real Madrid, Barcelona and AC Milan – have so fa...
Ian Wright Predicts Arsenal vs Villarreal Match at Emirates
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Ian Wright Predicts Arsenal vs Villarreal Match at Emirates

  Former Arsenal player, Ian Wright, has the Gunners to beat Villarreal when both teams clash in the UEFA Europa League, UEL, semi-final second-leg tie on Thursday at Emirates. Arsenal had lost 2-1 against Villarreal in the first-leg last week in Spain. Mikel Arteta’s side head to the game following a 2-0 victory over Newcastle United in the Premier League last weekend. “For me, I think that Unai’s Coquelin substitution when they were flying, that has to come back to bite him,” Wright said on Ringer FC’s Wrighty’s House podcast. “He’s done it with us before he’s done it before in his career. It’s something he’s always done, and it has cost him, and I think that was our way back in. We were not meant to be in the game. “They should’ve finished us and they didn’t, ...
Thierry Henry Confirms Plans to Buy Arsenal From Kroenkes
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Thierry Henry Confirms Plans to Buy Arsenal From Kroenkes

  Thierry Henry has confirmed that Spotify owner, Daniel Ek, has “reached out” to the Kroenkes, to table an offer to buy Arsenal. Ek is expected to make a bid of around £1.8bn for the Gunners before the end of the week. He is confident Kroenke will listen to the offer and has the full backing of Henry and other Arsenal legends like Patrick Vieira and Dennis Bergkamp. Henry, speaking on Monday Night Football, said: “I know a lot of people wanted to hear about [the takeover]. “It is true. Daniel is an Arsenal fan. He did not say it for any publicity. He has been an Arsenal fan for a very long time. “He already reached out [to the Kroenkes] and already said himself that he had collected the funds to make sure that he can put in a good bid. He added: “I think it i...
UEL: Santi Cazorla names club to win Europa League this season
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UEL: Santi Cazorla names club to win Europa League this season

  Former Spain international, Santi Cazorla, has backed Arsenal or Villarreal to win this season’s UEFA Europa League, UEL. Cazorla said this ahead of Arsenal’s Europa League semi-final second-leg tie with Villarreal on Thursday at Emirates. Arsenal had lost 2-1 against Villarreal in the first-leg last Thursday in Spain. Speaking to UEFA, Cazorla, a former Arsenal and Villarreal player, said: “My feelings for both clubs [Arsenal and Villarreal] are so huge that it’s difficult for me to choose one or the other. “I would have liked for this tie to be the final as I would know at least the winner would lift the trophy. “The feelings are going to be very beautiful, but I will feel very bad for the team that gets knocked out [in the semi-final]. The only thing I ask f...
EPL Introduces new Laws to Put Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal, Others in Check
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EPL Introduces new Laws to Put Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal, Others in Check

  The Premier League has introduced new rules and regulations, which will prevent future attempts to join a breakaway Super League. Six top-flight teams, including Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool, announced on April 18 they were joining a new continental competition called the European Super League. However, it all collapsed within 48 hours amid outrage and criticisms. In a bid to prevent another recurrence, the Premier League has now created new laws and a new owners’ charter that all club owners will be required to sign up to committing them to the core principles of the competition. A statement on Monday explained the league is enlisting the support of the Government to bring in “appropriate legislation” and w...
EPL: Santi Cazorla Names right Manager to get Arsenal Back to their Best
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EPL: Santi Cazorla Names right Manager to get Arsenal Back to their Best

Former Spain international, Santi Cazorla, is convinced Mikel Arteta is the right manager to get Arsenal back to their best regardless of what happens when they face Villarreal in the Europa League semi-final second leg tie on Thursday at Emirates. Arteta’s side had lost 2-1 against Villarreal in the first-leg last Thursday in Spain. Arsenal are currently in the ninth position on the Premier League table with 49 points from 34 games. Speaking with UEFA, Cazorla gave his full support to old teammate Arteta despite the Gunners often struggling this season. He said, “I think he’s [Mikel Arteta] the right man to take the club forward. “It’s difficult to follow a period like Arsene Wenger’s – the club has to adapt to another kind of football, another philosophy, another visio...
Stan Kroenke ‘puts Arsenal up for sale’
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Stan Kroenke ‘puts Arsenal up for sale’

Arsenal  are up for sale despite Stan Kroenke and Josh Kroenke affirming that they are not willing to entertain offers for the club, according to a report. The Gunners' owners KSE have been widely criticised by the Arsenal fanbase during their time at the club, and their involvement in the failed European Super League project saw supporters protest outside the Emirates in the hundreds. Spotify co-founder and CEO Daniel Ek has expressed a "very serious" interest in taking over the club, but a recent statement by the Kroenke's insisted that they are "100% committed" to Arsenal.
Aubameyang equals Sanchez’s Arsenal mark vs Newcastle United
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Aubameyang equals Sanchez’s Arsenal mark vs Newcastle United

The Gabon international was in fine form as the Gunners defeated the Magpies in Sunday’s English elite division outing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has matched Alexis Sanchez’s Arsenal mark following his goal in the club’s 2-0 away defeat of Newcastle United on Sunday evening. With his effort against the Magpies, the African striker has now scored in all three of his matches against Steve Bruce’s men in the 2020-21 season. He is the first Arsenal player to score in three separate matches against an opponent in a single season since Sanchez versus Hull City in the 2014-15 campaign.
Auba, Elneny Fire Arsenal Past Poor Newcastle
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Auba, Elneny Fire Arsenal Past Poor Newcastle

Arsenal returned to winning ways as goals from Mohamed Elneny and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang secured a dominant 2-0 victory over Newcastle at St James' Park. Mohamed Elneny volleyed in his first Premier League goal inside five minutes before Aubameyang marked his first start since April 3 with the Gunners' second midway through the second half. Newcastle had moved to within touching distance of mathematical Premier League safety with a four-game unbeaten run before Arsenal's trip to Tyneside but were completely outplayed, registering just a single attempt on target, before Fabian Schar's late dismissal compounded a miserable outing for Steve Bruce's side. Arsenal's first league win in three lifts them up to ninth and provides a timely boost ahead of Thursday's Europa League sho...
Arteta says £72m man Pepe has ‘come a long way in last few months’ after enduring early struggles at Arsenal
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Arteta says £72m man Pepe has ‘come a long way in last few months’ after enduring early struggles at Arsenal

The Ivorian forward has struggled to live up to his price tag at Emirates Stadium, but has shown signs of finding form this season Mikel Arteta claims to have seen Nicolas Pepe "come a long way in the last few months" at Arsenal, with the Ivorian starting to deliver on £72 million ($99m) worth of expectation. The Gunners smashed their transfer record when luring the 25-year-old forward away from Lille in 2019, but have found value in that deal hard to come by. Pepe did, however, grab a Europa League lifeline against Villarreal from the penalty spot last time out and now boasts 10 goal involvements in continental competition this season.
Michael Owen Predicts Man United vs Liverpool, Newcastle vs Arsenal, Chelsea, other Games
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Michael Owen Predicts Man United vs Liverpool, Newcastle vs Arsenal, Chelsea, other Games

  Michael Owen, a former England striker, has predicted some of this weekend’s English Premier Leagues, EPL, games. Chelsea will host Fulham on Saturday evening at Stamford Bridge, while Arsenal will face Newcastle United in an away EPL tie on Sunday afternoon. Manchester United will tackle Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday evening, while Everton will host Aston Villa at Goodison Park on Saturday night. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor, “Chelsea continued their excellent form under Thomas Tuchel with a typical 1-0 win at the London Stadium last Saturday evening, “The Blues are looking good for Champions League qualification, and the visit of struggling Fulham should represent a likely three points. “Although Fulham have a tendency to surprise us w...
EPL: Berbatov Predicts Man United vs Liverpool, Newcastle vs Arsenal, Chelsea vs Fulham, Man City, others
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EPL: Berbatov Predicts Man United vs Liverpool, Newcastle vs Arsenal, Chelsea vs Fulham, Man City, others

  Former Manchester United star, Dimitar Berbatov has predicted the outcome of Premier League action for this weekend. The former Bulgaria International’s predictions include the matches between Manchester United and Liverpool, Chelsea and Fulham and Arsenal versus Newcastle United. The other matches are Crystal Palace v Man City, which he predicted 1-2 in favour of Pep Guardiola’s side. For the biggest game of the weekend between Man United and Liverpool, he gave the match to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Red Devils. According to him, United will win the game 3-1, adding “I think United can get the win, stop City from winning the title this weekend and also pile more pressure on Liverpool’s hopes of European football next season,” the former Bayern Munich star told Metro....
UEL: UEFA Includes Chukwueze, Pogba, Pepe, others in Europa League team [Full list]
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UEL: UEFA Includes Chukwueze, Pogba, Pepe, others in Europa League team [Full list]

  Nigerian winger, Samuel Chukwueze, has been included in the UEFA Europa League team of this week. UEFA released the Europa League team in a post via its official website on Friday following the conclusion of the semi-final first-leg fixtures on Thursday night. Chukwueze helped Villarreal to beat Arsenal 2-1 in the Europa League encounter on Thursday in Spain. The 21-year-old made the list alongside Arsenal’s Nicolas Pépé and Manchester United stars, Paul Pogba, Bruno Fernandes, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Edinson Cavani, Harry Maguire and Luke Shaw. Below is the UEFA Europa League team after the conclusion of the first-leg last-4 games: Goalkeeper: Bernd Leno (Arsenal) Defenders: Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Manchester United) Harry Maguire (Manchester United) Raúl Albiol ...
Spotify Owner’s Bid To Take Over Arsenal Is Now “Very Serious”
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Spotify Owner’s Bid To Take Over Arsenal Is Now “Very Serious”

Spotify founder Daniel Ek says his proposed Arsenal takeover is "very serious" and that he has secured funds for a deal. Amid last week's fallout from the European Super League collapse, Ek said he was interested in buying the club. Arsenal legends Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp and Patrick Vieira have joined his bid but owners Stan and Josh Kroenke say they do not want to sell. Ek wants to bring a compelling offer and hopes the Kroenkes "hear me out". "I have secured the funds for it and I want to bring a very compelling offer to the owners and I hope they hear me out. "I certainly didn't expect this will happen overnight and I am prepared for this to be a long journey." Swedish billionaire Ek first signalled his interest in the club following protests by Gunners fan...
Europa League: Owen Predicts Man United vs Roma, Villarreal vs Arsenal
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Europa League: Owen Predicts Man United vs Roma, Villarreal vs Arsenal

  Former Real Madrid player, Michael Owen, has predicted tonight’s Europa League fixtures. Manchester United will host AS Roma in the Europa League semi-final first-leg tie at Old Trafford, while Arsenal will face Villarreal in Spain. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor, “Manchester United come into this after playing out a cagey 0-0 draw away to Leeds at the weekend. “Roma suffered a 3-2 defeat against Cagliari, not the ideal preparation going into a Europa League semi-final first leg. “That said, I think the Italians would settle for that kind of result here. They will be all too aware of how important it is to take a goal or two back to Italy. “For all I have been massively impressed by United on the road this season, they have made a marked improve...
Europa League: Pires Predicts Villarreal, Arsenal clash
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Europa League: Pires Predicts Villarreal, Arsenal clash

  Former Premier League star, Robert Pires, has predicted that Villarreal has a slight advantage to beat Arsenal when both teams clash in today’s Europa League semi-final first-leg tie at the Estadio de la Cerámica. Pires, a former Arsenal and Villarreal star, believes Unai Emery’s experience could play a major role in the two legs. Villarreal had eliminated Slavia Praha from the Europa League last-8, while Mikel Arteta’s side knocked Dinamo Zagreb out of the competition. “I’ve been lucky enough to play for two great teams, such as Arsenal and Villarreal,” Emery told AS. “I was lucky to have the affection of the people and the two clubs, so seeing them now face each other in a semi-final is something special. “It makes me feel strange. I see the situation at Arse...
Arsenal Should Give Arteta More Time, Says Emery
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Arsenal Should Give Arteta More Time, Says Emery

Villarreal coach Unai Emery has urged former club Arsenal to show patience with current manager Mikel Arteta as he prepares to meet the Gunners in Thursday's Europa League semi-final first leg for the first time since being sacked in November 2019. Emery was fired less than one and a half seasons after taking the reins following 21 years under Arsene Wenger and he believes the club should show faith in Arteta despite poor domestic results. Arteta guided Arsenal to the FA Cup last season but they sit 10th in the Premier League standings and winning the Europa League looks like being their only chance to qualify for continental competition next season. "This is a process that needs a bit of time to execute a game plan. I am convinced we need to let managers work, we need to have...
Europa League: Samuel Chukwueze Talks Tough Ahead of Arsenal Semi-final
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Europa League: Samuel Chukwueze Talks Tough Ahead of Arsenal Semi-final

  Villarreal winger, Samuel Chukwueze, has made it clear they are not afraid of Arsenal, ahead of Thursday’s Europa League semi-final first leg. The two sides will meet first in Spain, before the return leg at The Emirates next week. Speaking at an event for LiveScore, Chukwueze said: “When the time comes, it will be up to the manager and the tactics he chooses. “All I need to do is just enter the field using the skills I have practiced and give everything I have. “We are going to play our football as normal. We are not scared or anything, we are just going to play our football as a team.” When asked about Villareal manager, Unai Emery, Chukwueze added: “I enjoy playing under Unai Emery. He’s amazing, and so tactical in everything he does. “He can push you to ...
Rio Ferdinand Predicts Winner of Arsenal vs Villarreal, Names club to win Trophy
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Rio Ferdinand Predicts Winner of Arsenal vs Villarreal, Names club to win Trophy

  Rio Ferdinand has predicted the winner of this season’s Europa League competition. Rio Ferdinand also predicted the winner of the games between Manchester United and AS Roma, Arsenal against Villarreal. In Thursday’s semi-finals, Arsenal face LaLiga side Villarreal, while Manchester United tackle Roma. Arsenal’s last shot at securing Champions League football next season rests on them winning this year’s Europa League. But the Gunners head into Thursday’s semi-final first leg on the back of two poor Premier League performances at home to Fulham and Everton. And Ferdinand feels Villarreal will beat Arsenal, while United will defeat Roma and will go on to clinch the trophy. “I think Arsenal go out, man,” he added. “United win the Europa League, I’m saying it h...
Nigerian striker, Folarin Balogun signs new long-term deal with Arsenal
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Nigerian striker, Folarin Balogun signs new long-term deal with Arsenal

Nigerian striker, Folarin Balogun has signed a new long-term deal with Premier League side, Arsenal. His current contract was set to run out this summer but Gunners boss Mikel Arteta and technical director Edu convinced the player to commit his future to the club. The 19-year-old has an impressive record for Arsenal's U23s this season, scoring eight and providing two assists in 16 games. Balogun also made his first-team debut this season, scoring twice in six appearances for the senior side with both goals coming in the Europa League group stage, away at Molde and Dundalk. On the announcement, technical director Edu said: "It's great that Flo (Balogun) will continue to be with us. "He is a very promising young talent and has already shown so much quality in his perfo...
I Don’t Recognise Arsenal Any More – Henry
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I Don’t Recognise Arsenal Any More – Henry

Thierry Henry says he doesn’t recognise Arsenal any more after their involvement in the Super League fiasco. Arsenal were named as one of the 12 founding teams as plans for a controversial breakaway were announced last week, sparking a fierce public backlash across the football community. The pressure from fans and high-profile figures led to all six Premier League clubs withdrawing, along with Inter and Atletico Madrid, but there was still a mass protest outside Emirates Stadium before the Gunners’ latest fixture against Everton. Arsenal supporters are calling for the removal of Stan Kroenke and the KSE ownership group that put the club forward for the Super League, with Henry of the opinion they have shown they care more about making money than running a successful football ...
Ceferin Confirms UEFA Will Punish Arsenal, Man United
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Ceferin Confirms UEFA Will Punish Arsenal, Man United

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has confirmed the 12 clubs involved in last week’s European Super League controversy will be punished. However, Ceferin suggested the Premier League’s ‘Big Six’ could be shown greater leniency after they were the first to pull out of plans for the breakaway competition. Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham all pulled out following furious backlash from across the football world over attempts to create a ‘closed shop’ elite league. But Ceferin compared Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus to ‘flat Earthers’ after they tried to cling on to the idea of the Super League, even after Atletico Madrid, AC Milan and Inter Milan also pulled out. It is thought that Madrid, Barca and Juve could face the harshest ...
Spotify Founder, Daniel Ek Expresses Interest In Buying Arsenal
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Spotify Founder, Daniel Ek Expresses Interest In Buying Arsenal

Current owners Kroenke Sports & Entertainment have come under fire for the failed Super League project, with Gunners fans making their feelings known at a protest on Friday. Josh Kroenke has said his family has no plans to sell, but a potential buyer is in the frame in the shape of Ek. What has been said? "As a kid growing up, I've cheered for Arsenal as long as I can remember," Ek wrote on Twitter. "If KSE would like to sell Arsenal I'd be happy to throw my hat in the ring." The Kroenke position Arsenal were one of six Premier League clubs - the others being Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham - to sign up to the Super League, only for it to collapse amid a wave of protests. Josh Kroenke attended a fans’ forum on Thursday and w...
Real Madrid’s Martin Odegaard ‘Too Expensive For Arsenal To Sign Permanently’
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Real Madrid’s Martin Odegaard ‘Too Expensive For Arsenal To Sign Permanently’

Arsenal will not be able to afford to sign Real Madrid playmaker Martin Odegaard on a permanent basis, according to journalist Christian Falk. The Norway captain has been nursing an ankle problem in recent weeks, but he has made a positive impression in North London since arriving on loan in January. The Gunners have understandably been linked with a permanent move for Odegaard as they look to bolster their creative options, but Falk does not expect the 22-year-old to don the red and white jersey next season. Speaking to BILD, Falk explained that Arsenal would "probably like to keep" Odegaard at the club beyond the end of the current season, the playmaker would prove "too expensive" for the Gunners to keep. As a result, Falk adds that Arsenal could instead turn their attentio...
Europe Wants to Destroy Premier League – Arsene Wenger
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Europe Wants to Destroy Premier League – Arsene Wenger

  Arsene Wenger, a former Arsenal manager, has insisted that everybody in Europe dreams of destroying the Premier League. Wenger said this while assessing the situation in the wake of the seemingly failed European Super League, ESL, experiment. Recall that Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Liverpool were among the top six Premier League clubs to pull away from the European Super League. “It [ESL] was born dead. From the start, I couldn’t believe it would work,” Wenger told The Telegraph. “The most surprising in all that was the English behaviour. Everybody dreams of destroying the Premier League in Europe. In England, we do it ourselves. “I can’t understand the rationality behind that because England voted for Brexit, and now they want to bring a Super Leag...
Arsenal Misery Continues after Furious Fans Blast Kroenke
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Arsenal Misery Continues after Furious Fans Blast Kroenke

Gunners fans made their voices heard before Friday's game, and a Bernd Leno howler then proved costly against Everton Sometimes the game just doesn’t really matter. It doesn’t happen often, but that’s how it felt at Emirates Stadium on Friday night. Arsenal played Everton and they lost 1-0 - but as the match meandered on, the main event was still taking place outside the ground. Throughout the first half you could hear the chants rippling through the crisp north London air from the thousands of Arsenal fans who had spent the past two hours protesting outside against the ownership of Stan Kroenke. “Kroenke Out”, “We want our Arsenal back”, “Stan Kroenke, get out of our club.” It was an ever-constant hum, punctuated from time to time by the sound of police sirens or fir...
Leno Howler Ends Everton’s Wait for Win at Arsenal
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Leno Howler Ends Everton’s Wait for Win at Arsenal

Everton ended their 25-year wait for a win at Arsenal and moved to within three points of the Premier League's top four after Bernd Leno's calamitous own goal secured a 1-0 victory amid supporter protest at the Emirates Stadium on Friday Night Football. Richarlison's cross flashed through the Arsenal goalkeeper's legs with 14 minutes remaining as a tumultuous week at Arsenal - which began with the club's intention to join a European Super League - ended in a home defeat. The hosts thought they had been awarded a second-half penalty when Dani Ceballos was fouled by Richarlison, but Nicolas Pepe was deemed offside in the build-up upon VAR review. Everton remain in eighth position but move to within a point of sixth-placed Tottenham and are now six points clear of Arsenal in nint...
Super League: Glazers final decision on selling Manchester United revealed
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Super League: Glazers final decision on selling Manchester United revealed

  Manchester United’s owners, the Glazer family, will not be selling the club but will remain committed to staying at Old Trafford for the long-term, according to Daily Mail. The club’s supporters want the Glazers out after Joel Glazer, United’s co-chairman, was set to become vice-chairman of the European Super League. Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham were among the twelve big clubs in Europe that planned to breakaway from UEFA and formed the Super League. But the clubs’ supporters stood against the plan mainly hatched by the clubs’ owners leading to its collapse Joe Glazer apologised to United supporters on Wednesday, admitting that the club misjudged the mood of fans by deciding to join the Super League. Following th...
Kanu Wants Henry Or Vieira To Replace Mikel Arteta At Arsenal
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Kanu Wants Henry Or Vieira To Replace Mikel Arteta At Arsenal

Former Arsenal striker Nwankwo Kanu believes Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry are better fit for Arsenal than Mikel Arteta. Kanu insisted his former teammates would have done a better job at the Emirates than Arteta because they understand the demands of a club like Arsenal. Kanu shared the dressing room with Vieira and Henry between 1999-2004 and the trio won numerous titles for the North London before he joined West Bromwich Albion. Speaking at the launch of the 5-A-Side Bet on Arsenal v Everton, Kanu said: “I agree with William Gallas that Patrick Vieira would be a good fit as Arsenal’s manager because he’s Arsenal through and through. “I think the same thing about Thierry Henry. If you asked me, I’d say go and get both of them. “They’re Arsenal blood and their presen...
Real Madrid President, Perez Blames One English club for Collapse of Super League
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Real Madrid President, Perez Blames One English club for Collapse of Super League

Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez, has pointed fingers at an unnamed Premier League club, for the collapse of the European Super League idea. As at Wednesday, eight of the 12 clubs that signed up for the breakaway competition, announced they were pulling out. The Premier League’s Big Six – Liverpool, Arsenal, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Chelsea – were all involved. And Perez has said one of them initiated the pull out. “Someone in the English group didn’t have a lot of interest, and that became contagious. “One of them was never convinced… [The English clubs] left because of the atmosphere. UEFA put on a show. It was like we let off an atomic bomb. “Perhaps we haven’t presented and explained it well, but they haven’t given us the op...
Arsenal, West Ham Battle for Samuel Chukwueze
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Arsenal, West Ham Battle for Samuel Chukwueze

  Arsenal are one of three Premier League clubs chasing Villarreal winger, Samuel Chukwueze, according to Fichajes. Last year, the Super Eagles star was a potential target for Liverpool, but a deal never materialized. But the Gunners remain admirers of Chukwueze, who continues to impress in LaLiga under Unai Emery. Arsenal are looking for more options in attack this summer. Willian has failed to live up to expectations since joining as a free agent from Chelsea. There are also doubts over if Martin Odegaard will remain permanently after his loan from Real Madrid ends. Nicolas Pepe has also not delivered since he arrived in 2019. But if Chukwueze is the player Mikel Arteta want, Arsenal will not have a clear path at him. The report also adds that West Ham and E...
Arsenal, Chelsea, Man United, City, others to bring Celtic, Rangers to English Premier League
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Arsenal, Chelsea, Man United, City, others to bring Celtic, Rangers to English Premier League

  The so-called ‘big six’ clubs in the Premier League want to bring Scottish Premier League sides, Celtic and Rangers into English football’s top-flight. The top six are demanding a massive overhaul of the EPL following the collapse of the European Super League. Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham were forced into withdrawing their involvements from Super League following passionate opposition from fans, players and governing bodies. But in the statements of withdrawal from the controversial competition, the clubs stressed a need for changes and reforms to the sport. The Sun, UK, reports that the big six are making a next move to form new British league, which will see Celtic and Rangers join the English Premier League clubs...
Europa League: Peter Crouch predicts whether Arsenal, Man United could win trophy
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Europa League: Peter Crouch predicts whether Arsenal, Man United could win trophy

Former Liverpool striker, Peter Crouch, predicted that he wouldn’t put money on Arsenal beating Manchester United or Roma in the Europa League final this season. Arsenal booked their place in the Europa League semi-finals last week after eliminating Slavia Prague from the competition. Mikel Arteta’s side will face Villarreal in the Europa League semi-final next week, while Manchester United will take on Roma in the other Europa League semi-final fixture. “They [Arsenal] will not be qualifying for Europe through the Premier League. “I look at them sitting in ninth, with 46 points, and I don’t see how any Arsenal fan could say the domestic season has been positive. The 1-1 draw with Fulham summed up everything about the way the year has gone. “The Europa League offers a sh...
Agnelli confirms new Super League  cannot go ahead after Premier League teams withdraw
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Agnelli confirms new Super League cannot go ahead after Premier League teams withdraw

Andrea Agnelli, who is also the current president of Juventus, no longer believes it is possible for the competition to come to fruition Super League chairman Andrea Agnelli has admitted that the competition cannot go ahead after the withdrawal of all six Premier League clubs involved in the breakaway. Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham have all pulled out of the plans for the new European tournament amid intense pressure from fans, players and pundits across the footballing community. AC Milan, Inter, Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atletico Madrid are still on board as it stands, along with Juventus, but the Italian champions' club president now expects the Super League to disband completely. What's been said? Asked whether the formati...
Wenger Explains What EPL will do to Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea after Super League Collapses
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Wenger Explains What EPL will do to Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea after Super League Collapses

Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has claimed that “damage” has been done between the ‘top six’ clubs and the 14 other Premier League teams, as the proposed European Super League falls apart. Manchester United, Liverpool, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur have all pulled out of the breakaway competition, in less than 48hours since they announced they were part of it The ‘top six’ had been threatened by the UEFA and the Premier League, as they forged ahead with their plans for the Super League. With their u-turn, Wenger feels something has already been broken. “The damage that has been done between clubs in the Premier League will be difficult to repair. “Every suggestion from the six clubs who wanted to join the Super League will now be very ha...
Chelsea Should Miss Out on Top Four for Joining Super League – Burley
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Chelsea Should Miss Out on Top Four for Joining Super League – Burley

  ESPN pundit, Craig Burley, has admitted he is hoping Chelsea fail to finish in the top four, after they were one of the six Premier League clubs to sign up for the European Super League. The Blues along with Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal all agreed to join the controversial Super League, along with six other European clubs. But all six English teams pulled out on Tuesday night following widespread backlash. Burnley says he “no sympathy” for Chelsea and “hopes” they now miss out on a top-four spot. Thomas Tuchel’s men played out a 0-0 draw with Brighton on Tuesday and climbed to fourth in the Premier League, but just six points separates them and eighth-placed Everton with six matches remaining. “[The Brighton draw]...
ESL: All Six Premier League Teams Withdraw From Competition
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ESL: All Six Premier League Teams Withdraw From Competition

All six Premier League teams involved in the European Super League have formally withdrawn from the competition. Manchester City were the first club to formally pull out after Chelsea had signalled their intent to do so by preparing documentation to withdraw. The other four sides - Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham - have all now followed suit The 12-team Super League was announced on Sunday to widespread condemnation. Manchester City confirmed they have "formally enacted the procedures to withdraw" from the Super League. Liverpool said their involvement in the proposed breakaway league "has been discontinued". Manchester United said they had "listened carefully to the reaction from our fans, the UK government and other key stakeholders" in making thei...
Arsenal Withdraws From European Super League
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Arsenal Withdraws From European Super League

The last few days have shown us yet again the depth of feeling our supporters around the world have for this great club and the game we love. We needed no reminding of this but the response from supporters in recent days has given us time for further reflection and deep thought. It was never our intention to cause such distress, however when the invitation to join the Super League came, while knowing there were no guarantees, we did not want to be left behind to ensure we protected Arsenal and its future. As a result of listening to you and the wider football community over recent days we are withdrawing from the proposed Super League. We made a mistake, and we apologise for it. We know it will take time to restore your faith in what we are trying to achieve here at Arsenal...

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