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Europa League: Arsenal Ceceive Double Boost Ahead of Slavia Prague Second leg
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Europa League: Arsenal Ceceive Double Boost Ahead of Slavia Prague Second leg

Arsenal has been uplifted with news that Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli should be fit to play against Slavia Prague in Thursday’s Europa League tie. The Gunners played out a disappointing 1-1 draw in the quarter-final first leg last week. During their 3-0 win at Sheffield United, Saka limped off the pitch and Martinelli was also withdrawn late on. However, the latest update is optimistic, with Martinelli declaring himself fit and Saka expected to be available. Arsenal doctors are confident Saka only suffered a dead leg at Bramall Lane, according to the Daily Mail. It was initially feared he had suffered a recurrence of the hamstring injury he sustained last month Captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is also set to be available after missing the Sheffield game with flu....
Barcelona topple Real Madrid as world’s richest club, Man Utd drop
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Barcelona topple Real Madrid as world’s richest club, Man Utd drop

  Barcelona have climbed above Real Madrid to take the number one spot in Forbes’ Football Rich List. Real topped the rankings two years ago, which was the last time the list was published. However, Barca now have a valuation of $4.76 billion (£3.46bn) to take first place. Manchester United (£3.05billion) have dropped out of the top three, while Liverpool have climbed three places. Premier League champions Liverpool (£2.98billion) are in fifth, with Manchester City,Chelsea and Arsenal ranked sixth, seventh and eighth respectively. Here’s the full list below, according to Forbes: 1. Barcelona – $4.76billion (£3.46bn) 2. Real Madrid – $4.75billion (£3.46bn) 3. Bayern Munich – $4.22billion (£3.07bn) 4. Manchester United – $4.2billion (£3.06bn) 5. Live...
Why Arsenal Continue Winning Without Aubameyang
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Why Arsenal Continue Winning Without Aubameyang

The absence of the Gabon captain did not stop Mikel Arteta’s side from cruising to a crucial win at Bramall Lane Following their 3-0 hammering of Sheffield United, Arsenal have now won four of their six Premier League matches without Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang this season. They have won 66.6 per cent of their six league matches without Aubameyang – four wins, a draw and a loss compared to 36 per cent of nine wins in the 25 league games he has featured in so far in this campaign. The 31-year-old reportedly missed Sunday’s game at Bramall Lane with the flu, but his absence did not stop Arsenal from ending their four-game winless run in all competitions. Alexandre Lacazette’s double and Gabriel Martinelli’s effort secured maximum points for the Gunners which saw them move to ninth ...
Arsenal Set to Hijack West Ham’s Move for Lingard
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Arsenal Set to Hijack West Ham’s Move for Lingard

  Arsenal is set to hijack West Ham’s proposed move for Jesse Lingard this summer, according to The Daily Star. Lingard has rediscovered his best form under David Moyes, since leaving Manchester United on loan in January. Moyes is desperate to sign the England forward on a permanent deal when the initial agreement ends. However, Arsenal is now believed to be eyeing a swoop for Lingard. The Gunners will be prepared to pay as much as £30 million for the player, as Mikel Arteta continues his rebuild at the Emirates Stadium.
Sheffield United vs Arsenal: Arteta to be without Three Key Players for EPL clash
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Sheffield United vs Arsenal: Arteta to be without Three Key Players for EPL clash

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, could be without up to three key players for Sunday’s trip to Sheffield United in the Premier League. The Gunners were thrashed 3-0 by Liverpool in their league outing. Arteta’s men also threw away a late advantage to draw 1-1 with Slavia Prague on Thursday. Ahead of this weekend’s clash against relegation-threatened Blades, the club has released an injury update. Calum Chambers is back in full training and available for selection, after missing Thursday’s match against Slavia Prague due to a slight knock. David Luiz is ruled out, after undergoing a small procedure on his right knee last weekend. Martin Odegaard has been experiencing discomfort to his right ankle since being on international duty and continues to be assessed ah...
Mikel Arteta, Arsenal criticised after 1-1 with Slavia Prague at Emirates
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Mikel Arteta, Arsenal criticised after 1-1 with Slavia Prague at Emirates

  Arsenal legend, Ian Wright has criticised manager, Mikel Arteta and his players after their deflating 1-1 draw against Slavia Prague in the Europa League on Thursday night. Nicolas Pepe almost secured a narrow win for Arsenal at the Emirates in the first leg of their quarter-final tie after he fired the hosts ahead with a late goal. But the visitors shocked the English side with a dramatic injury-time equaliser through Tomas Holes, a result that has now given Slavia an advantage ahead of the second leg next week. Arteta’s side failed to take a number opportunities before the two late goals and the Gunners Europa League ambitions are now hanging in the balance. Wright expressed his disappointment with the result and Arsenal’s finishing during the match and also cri...
Arsenal Given Names of Five Players to Sign for Arteta
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Arsenal Given Names of Five Players to Sign for Arteta

  Former Arsenal midfielder, Michael Thomas, has urged the club to sign five new players for their manager, Mikel Arteta, this summer transfer window. The five players are Achraf Hakimi, Ryan Bertrand, Yves Bissouma, Martin Odegaard, and a left-winger. Thomas stated this ahead of Arsenal’s Europa League clash against Slavia Praha on Thursday night. “I don’t think Arsenal need to be thinking about a new manager just yet,” Thomas told CaughtOffside. “A new manager will experience the same issues until they have their own team of players in place to produce what they want. “I think Arteta needs to finish the season on a high with the Europa League and try and get more of his own players integrated into the team. “If then he cannot get his group of players to perf...
Rio Ferdinand Changes Top Four Prediction after Arsenal vs Liverpool Game
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Rio Ferdinand Changes Top Four Prediction after Arsenal vs Liverpool Game

  Former Manchester United defender, Rio Ferdinand, has said he feels Liverpool are back on track to claim a top four spot, following their 3-0 win over Arsenal on Saturday. Diogo Jota climbed off the bench to score twice, while Mohammed Salah also got on the scoresheet, as the defending champions clinched an important victory. The result leaves Liverpool just two points off fourth spot. With Chelsea’s shock 5-2 defeat to West Brom and Tottenham drawing 2-2 at Newcastle, Ferdinand believes the final Champions League spot is Liverpool’s for the taking. “I think Liverpool are going to get in there now. The result they got at the weekend, the performance and the confidence that will give that team. “Liverpool with how they’ve been in the last two seasons they have t...
Liverpool Outclass Arsenal To Boost Top-Four Hopes
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Liverpool Outclass Arsenal To Boost Top-Four Hopes

Liverpool put up a masterclass display as they ran out 3-0 winners against a pathetic Arsenal side to five their top-four pursuit a big push. Second half goals from Diogo Jota, who bagged a brace and Mohamed Salah secured the deserved win. Liverpool move up to fifth position on 49 points and are just two points behind fourth-placed Chelsea. The defeat means Arsenal remain in 9th position on the log. The Reds settled quicker and Fabinho drilled an early shot from range just wide before Mane had a deflected header easily saved. A fine piece of skill from Roberto Firmino saw the Brazilian move into space and send a rasping shot wide just on the half-hour mark, but the best chance of the half saw James Milner steer an effort off-target from the edge of the box. After the ...
Berbatov Predicts Results of Man City, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, other Matches
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Berbatov Predicts Results of Man City, Arsenal, Liverpool, Chelsea, other Matches

  Former Manchester United striker, Dimitar Berbatov, has predicted the outcome of matches that will be played in the English Premier League over the weekend. Some of the matches include the clash between league leaders, Manchester City against third-placed Leicester City, defending champions, Liverpool vs Arsenal, Newcastle vs Tottenham, Chelsea vs West Brom and Aston Villa against Fulham. The former Tottenham and Bayern Munich striker predicted another clean sheet for Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea side who have been ‘stingy’ to let in goals in some couple of games now. For him, Chelsea who are pushing to confirm their spot in the top four, will win the game 2-0. For the game between Leeds and Sheffield United, he predicted 3-0 in favour of Leeds. Berbatov said the Le...
Leicester City vs Southampton: 4,000 Fans to Attend FA Cup Quarter-final
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Leicester City vs Southampton: 4,000 Fans to Attend FA Cup Quarter-final

  The United Kingdom Government has decided to allow up to 4,000 fans to attend the FA Cup semi-final between Leicester City and Southampton. The march, according to Daily Mail, was selected by the government as the first football test event for the return of spectators. Leicester City and Southampton will face each other on April 18 in one of the FA Cup semi-finals. The other one will be played between Manchester City and Chelsea. However, fans of both Southampton and Leicester City will not be part of the 4,000 spectators to attend the game. Instead, the tickets will be given to local residents of Brent as well as health service workers. According to the report, the move by the government is to gain information on how to keep large crowds safe amid COVID-19. La...
Pharrell Williams says his cousin was killed by police in Virginia
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Pharrell Williams says his cousin was killed by police in Virginia

In a heartfelt Instagram post on Monday evening, musician Pharrell Williams said a man shot and killed by police in Virginia Beach, Virginia Friday night was his cousin. Williams, a Virginia Beach native, posted a picture of 25-year-old Donovon W. Lynch with a message: “The loss of these lives is a tragedy beyond measure. My cousin Donovon was killed during the shootings. He was a bright light and someone who always showed up for others. It is critical my family and the other victims’ families get the transparency, honesty and justice they deserve. Virginia Beach is the epitome of hope and tenacity and, as a community, we will get through this and come out even stronger.” Williams made the post on his verified Instagram account Monday night about a half-hour after Virginia Bea...
Former AFTV Personality Claude Callegari Has Passed Away
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Former AFTV Personality Claude Callegari Has Passed Away

Former AFTV personality Claude Callegari has passed away, it has been confirmed in a statement. With permission from his father, Twitter account @ClaudeBanstas, writing as "Terry and Diesel", shared the sad news that Claude passed on 29 March, aged 58. Fans on social media paid tribute to the staunch Gooner. A statement wrote: "We can't believe we are writing this, with permission from Claude's father, it is with great sadness and a broken heart that we have to announce that our dear friend and legend Claude sadly passed away yesterday afternoon 29th March. "We ask that you please respect the privacy of Claude, his family and friends and be respectful at this extremely sad time. "RIP dear friend, gone but never be forgotten. Gooner for life. Terry & Diesel." Attendi...
Firmino back in training with Liverpool after knee injury absence
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Firmino back in training with Liverpool after knee injury absence

The Brazil international sat out games with Fulham, RB Leipzig and Wolves on account of injury Roberto Firmino is under consideration for Liverpool’s clash with Arsenal after returning to training. The Brazil international has been absent from Liverpool’s past three games on account of a knee injury. However, he was pictured taking part in a team session at Liverpool’s training ground on Monday.
Arsenal Fears Chelsea Could Hijack Odegaard Deal
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Arsenal Fears Chelsea Could Hijack Odegaard Deal

Arsenal fears they will lose Martin Odegaard to Premier League rivals, Chelsea as Real Madrid will demand £50 million for the player this summer, the Daily Star reports. Odegaard arrived at the Emirates in January for a six-month loan. The Gunners paid a fee of £1.8m but did not agree to an option to buy clause in the deal. Real valued Odegaard at £30m at the time but after his outstanding displays under Mikel Arteta, Arsenal is worried the LaLiga giants will make them cough up £50m to bring him in on a permanent deal. It is believed that the 22-year-old Norwegian is keen to continue in London, but it remains to be seen which of the teams in the city he might be playing for in the 2021/2022 season.
Thierry Henry to quit social media until the platforms tackle online abuse
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Thierry Henry to quit social media until the platforms tackle online abuse

Arsenal football club legend, Thierry Henry has announced he will disable his social media accounts until racist users are held accountable for their posts by the companies The former Arsenal and France captain made the announcement on his social media platforms on Friday, March 26 after so many black footballers including Marcus Rashford, Raheem Sterling and Tyrone Mings complained about racist abuse they receive on social media. Henry says social media companies such as Twitter and Instagram are not doing all they can to prevent racism on their platforms and he will not return to social media until a change has been made. Henry wrote: "Hi Guys. "From tomorrow morning I will be removing myself from social media until the people in power are able to regulate their platforms...
Real Madrid Takes Decision on Selling Odegaard to Arsenal
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Real Madrid Takes Decision on Selling Odegaard to Arsenal

  Arsenal has been dealt a blow, with Real Madrid not interested in offloading Martin Odegaard on a permanent deal, Marca reports. Odegaard joined the Gunners on loan in January 2021. The Norway captain has impressed during his short spell at the Emirates and Arsenal are believed to be keen on keeping him ahead of next season. However, Real is also happy with how the 22-year-old has performed in England and wants to bring him back. That will apparently see Odegaard given a chance at the Santiago Bernabeu in the future. Before leaving Madrid, he only made 11 first-team appearances for the club to date.
Arsenal star, Bukayo Saka Ruled out of England Clash with Hamstring Injury
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Arsenal star, Bukayo Saka Ruled out of England Clash with Hamstring Injury

Bukayo Saka has been ruled out of England’s World Cup qualifier against San Marino on Thursday, March 25. The Three Lions have three qualifiers coming up in the next 10 days, starting with San Marino, and will be without the 19-year-old winger/left-back who has to remain at Arsenal to continue his recovery from a hamstring injury. Saka played 74 minutes of Arsenal’s 3-3 draw with West Ham last Sunday before he picked up the hamstring injury. England will also face Albania and Poland during the international break and coach Gareth Southgate will be hoping that Saka will be available for those two fixtures. England could also be without Marcus Rashford against San Marino as the Manchester United forward is struggling with a foot injury. The 23-year-old did not take part in We...
Real Madrid Give Arsenal two Conditions to Make Odegaard Deal Permanent
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Real Madrid Give Arsenal two Conditions to Make Odegaard Deal Permanent

  Arsenal are hoping to land Martin Odegaard from Real Madrid permanently in the summer, but it depends on two factors, according to Fabrizio Romano. The Gunners have been impressed with Odegaard since he arrived on loan in January. Both parties are happy to make it permanent ahead of the 2021/2022 season. However, Arsenal will have to talk to Real, and the opinion of their manager, Zinedine Zidane will be the most important factor. If Zidane needs Odegaard for next season, then he would return to Santiago Bernabeu. Los Blancos would also have to lower their asking price for Odegaard. The 22-year-old currently has a release clause of £300m, which is an unrealistic amount for any club, let alone Arsenal.
Saka Named Arsenal’s Most Valuable Player
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Saka Named Arsenal’s Most Valuable Player

Arsenal’s exciting young forward Bukayo Saka has been named as the Gunners’ most valuable transfer asset. This is according to CIES Football Observatory. Saka has emerged in the past 18 months as one of the most talented prospects in the Premier League, becoming an integral part of Mikel Arteta’s side. The 19-year-old has played all down the left side during his fledgling career and has recently impressed in an attacking role down the right flank. His rise to prominence saw Saka rewarded with a new long-term deal earlier this season and he has also made his international breakthrough. Now the CIES Football Observatory, who have assessed players’ transfer values on a scientific basis – using a formula that takes into account multiple factors including ability, age, contract l...
Arsenal Receive Coutinho Transfer Boost
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Arsenal Receive Coutinho Transfer Boost

Arsenal’s hopes of finally signing Barcelona star Philippe Coutinho have received a boost. The Gunners were in hot pursuit of Coutinho but Ronald Koeman’s appointment at Barcelona put the brakes on a potential deal. Arsenal signed Coutinho’s Brazilian compatriot Willian instead before later bringing in Martin Odegaard on loan from Real Madrid. The duo have gone some way to fixing Arsenal’s creativity problem, but Mikel Arteta could still use someone like Coutinho, and he may now have a chance of getting his man. Coutinho has not featured for Barcelona in recent months due to an injury and is yet to kick a ball for the Catalan giants in 2021. The midfielder is no longer a first-team regular in Spain, but crucially, is just 10 fixtures away from triggering a clause that will f...
Tottenham Hotspur View Julian Nagelsmann As Ideal Jose Mourinho Replacement
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Tottenham Hotspur View Julian Nagelsmann As Ideal Jose Mourinho Replacement

Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly already begun the process of identifying potential replacements for Jose Mourinho, with the club's current manager coming under increasing pressure. Spurs suffered a 2-1 defeat to Arsenal in the North London derby last weekend before losing 3-0 at Dinamo Zagreb in the Europa League on Thursday night to exit the competition 3-2 on aggregate. Mourinho will allegedly be relieved of his duties at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium if he is unable to deliver a top-four finish in this season's Premier League. According to the Daily Mail, senior figures behind the scenes are of the opinion that RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann would be the ideal replacement for the Portuguese. Nagelsmann managed Hoffenheim between 2016 and 2019 before joining Leipzig, a...
Arsenal Give Injury Updates Ahead of West Ham Clash
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Arsenal Give Injury Updates Ahead of West Ham Clash

  Arsenal have passed Bukayo Saka fit for their clash with West Ham on Sunday. However, Willian faces a late fitness test, ahead of the Premier League fixture. Both Saka and Willian missed the Gunners’ Europa League clash with Olympiacos on Thursday due to hamstring and calf problems respectively. “As a precaution, Bukayo was left out of the squad to play Olympiacos on Thursday,” read a statement on Arsenal’s official website. “During this week, Bukayo has responded well to treatment, has participated in training and is now available for selection. “Willian missed Thursday’s match with Olympiacos due to a tight calf. “Willian is recovering well, has participated in training and will be assessed ahead of Sunday’s match regarding his availability.”...
I Expect Mourinho to Get Backlash From Players – Harry Kane
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I Expect Mourinho to Get Backlash From Players – Harry Kane

Tottenham striker, Harry Kane has said he expects Jose Mourinho to get a backlash from his players after recent bad results. The England captain said no words ‘can atone for the way Tottenham surrendered against Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday night Tottenham’s defeat to Dinamo Zagreb came in the wake of a north London derby defeat to Arsenal. There are reports of Spurs Chief, Daniel Levy being prepared to sack Mourinho unless he can secure Champions League qualification. Their defeat to Arsenal last weekend and the capitulation in Zagreb dealt a blow to their top four adventure and European dream ended in astonishing circumstances. Leading 2-0 from the first leg, Spurs were outfought and largely outclassed by Dinamo, who secured their aggregate victory thanks to a stunning ha...
UEFA Europa League Quarter-Final Draw
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UEFA Europa League Quarter-Final Draw

Manchester United, Arsenal, Roma, Ajax, Villarreal, Dinamo Zagreb, Slavia Prague and Granada have all found out their last-eight opponents Manchester United have been drawn to face La Liga side Granada in the quarter-finals of the Europa League, while Arsenal will take on Slavia Prague. United, who overcame AC Milan 2-1 on aggregate in the round of 16, will face the Spanish club in the last eight, while the Gunners are up against the Czech outfit who saw off Leicester City and Rangers in previous rounds. Ajax play Roma, and Dinamo Zagreb have been drawn against Villarreal in the other quarter-final match-ups.
Europa League quarter-final: Arsenal, Man Utd, Ajax to discover their opponents
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Europa League quarter-final: Arsenal, Man Utd, Ajax to discover their opponents

  All is set for the Europa League quarter-final draw on Friday, March 19, 2021. The eight teams left in the competition are: Roma, Villarreal, Ajax, Arsenal, Manchester United, Dinamo Zagreb, Granada and Slavia Prague. The draw ceremony will be staged at the House of European Football in UEFA’s headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland. It will kick off one hour after the Champions League quarter-final draw. There will be no country protection or seeding for Friday’s quarter-final and semi-final draws, so any team can face anybody else in the next two stages The first-leg matches will be played on Thursday April 8, 2021, while the second legs will take place Thursday April 15, 2021.
Arsenal vs Olympiacos: Arteta’s squad for Europa League tie at Emirates confirmed
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Arsenal vs Olympiacos: Arteta’s squad for Europa League tie at Emirates confirmed

  Arsenal’s squad to face Olympiacos in today’s UEFA Europa League round of 16, second-leg tie at Emirates Stadium has been revealed. Arsenal had defeated Olympiacos 3-1 in the first leg in Greece. Mikel Arteta’s men head to the game after beating Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 last weekend. According to Football London, Arsenal’s full squad against Olympiacos includes: Goalkeepers: Bernd Leno, Matt Ryan & Karl Hein. Defenders: Hector Bellerin, Cedric Soares, Gabriel Magalhaes, Rob Holding, David Luiz, Pablo Mari, Calum Chambers & Kieran Tierney. Midfielders: Willian, Nicolas Pepe, Bukayo Saka, Reiss Nelson, Granit Xhaka, Thomas Partey, Dani Ceballos, Mohamed Elneny, Martin Odegaard & Emile Smith Rowe. Strikers: Alexandre Lacazette, Pierre-Emerick Aubame...
Dominating Manchester City defence reaches 15-year Champions League high
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Dominating Manchester City defence reaches 15-year Champions League high

Pep Guardiola's red-hot side are closing in on yet another record as their backline leads the way Manchester City have become just the third team in Champions League history to keep seven consecutive clean sheets. City defeated Borussia Monchengladbach 2-0 on Tuesday, sealing a 4-0 aggregate triumph in the last 16 of the competition. Only Arsenal, who posted 10 straight clean sheets in the Champions League ending in April 2006, have bettered Man City's mark. AC Milan also recorded seven shutouts in a row, ending in April 2005.
You Lack Intensity – Mourinho Blasts Bale, Ndombele
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You Lack Intensity – Mourinho Blasts Bale, Ndombele

Tottenham Hotspur boss, Jose Mourinho, has slammed Gareth Bale and Tanguy Ndombele for their performances during Spurs’ Premier League derby 2-1 defeat to Arsenal on Sunday. Mourinho said Bale and Ndombele lacked ‘intensity’ during the encounter against the Gunners at the Emirates Stadium. Recall that the Portuguese gaffer removed Bale just before the hour mark and Ndombele five minutes later. Both players were replaced with Moussa Sissoko and Dele Alli respectively as a goal from Martin Odegaard and a penalty from Alexandre Lacazette gave Mikel Arteta’s men Gunners all three points against the visitors. Erik Lamela’s first-half goal was not enough to give Tottenham a point against the host. “Intensity. Gareth and Tanguy. We need more Intensity in that game,” Mourinho t...
Michael Owen Predicts Olympiacos vs Arsenal, Tottenham vs Dinamo, Man Utd vs Milan
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Michael Owen Predicts Olympiacos vs Arsenal, Tottenham vs Dinamo, Man Utd vs Milan

  Michael Owen, a former Liverpool striker, has predicted Manchester United to beat AC Milan when both teams clash in the UEFA Europa League round of 16 first-leg fixture at Old Trafford on Thursday evening. Owen also predicted Arsenal to defeat Olympiakos at the Karaiskakis Stadium in Greece. According to him, Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur will beat Dinamo Zagreb in England. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor: “Manchester United and AC Milan have shared quite a few memorable ties in years gone by. Often this has been in the Champions League, but now they reacquaint in the Europa with both sides at similar stages of rebuilding after a few years of transition. “United will no doubt be happy to let Milan come at them. However, the Italians are a clever...
Mourinho hits out at Arteta ahead of North London Derby
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Mourinho hits out at Arteta ahead of North London Derby

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, has dismissed Mikel Arteta’s claim that they have an unfair advantage over Arsenal, ahead of Sunday’s North London Derby. The Gunners host Spurs with both sides looking for three points to keep alive their hopes of finishing in a European qualification spot. Before then, in midweek, they play Europa League last-16 ties, with Spurs taking on Dinamo Zagreb and Arsenal facing Olympiacos. Both sides were drawn to play the away leg from home first, however, UEFA rules provide that two clubs from the same city are not permitted to play on the same day. As a result, Spurs will now play Zagreb at home on Thursday, while Arsenal faces a near-3,000 mile round trip to Greece. Speaking after the decision was made, Arteta who was clearly not ...
Arsenal, FIFA Head to Court Over Transfer Fines
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Arsenal, FIFA Head to Court Over Transfer Fines

  Arsenal and FIFA are heading for a legal battle at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) after the Premier League side were fined for clauses inserted in players’ contracts when they were sold. The world football governing body imposed a £33,000 fine, but the Gunners have chosen to appeal and the case will be heard on Tuesday, March 16, according to the UK Sun. FIFA has deemed sell-on clauses in contracts as equal to third party ownership. Arsenal sold Chuba Akpom to PAOK and Joel Campbell to Frosinone in 2018, with sell-on clauses in both their new contracts. They would receive 30% of any future Akpom transfer from PAOK, unless it was to a British club when it would rise to 40%. The same clause was in Campbell’s contract, but it was 20% rising to 30%. Wh...
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...
Everton start Iwobi against Ziyech and Mendy’s Chelsea
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Everton start Iwobi against Ziyech and Mendy’s Chelsea

The Nigeria international has been named in the Toffees starting XI to face Thomas Tuchel’s red-hot Blues in Monday’s league game Everton have named Nigeria international Alex Iwobi in their starting line-up to face Chelsea in Monday’s Premier League encounter at Stamford Bridge. The Super Eagles star has been a key figure in Carlo Ancelotti’s squad that has won their last three league games. Iwobi played for 58 minutes in the team’s 1-0 defeat of West Bromwich Albion before coming off for Allan. In a 4-2-3-1 formation adopted by the Toffees, the former Arsenal man will combine with Richarlison and Gylfi Sigurdsson to help Dominic Calvert-Lewin get the needed goals.
Burnley vs Arsenal: Premier League Releases Statement over Penalty Decision
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Burnley vs Arsenal: Premier League Releases Statement over Penalty Decision

  The English Premier League, EPL, has explained the decision not to award Arsenal a penalty in Saturday’s clash against Burnley at Turf Moor. Arsenal was angry in the 75th minute when Nicolas Pepe’s touch inside Burnley’s box led the ball to hit Erik Pieters’ outstretched arm, but the Gunners were not awarded a penalty following a VAR review. Two goals from Chris Wood and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang gave both teams a point each. However, the Premier League has now issued a statement on the matter, which read: “The ball hit him from close proximity and he had no time to react. “It was not given on-field, and the VAR did not think it was a clear error.” The result against Burnley means Arsenal are now in the tenth position on the EPL log with 38 points from 27 games...
Arsenal Didn’t Deserve me – Emi Martinez blasts former club
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Arsenal Didn’t Deserve me – Emi Martinez blasts former club

  Aston Villa goalkeeper, Emiliano Martinez, has said he left Arsenal due to lack of trust. The Argentine came through the ranks at the Gunners after joining from Independiente in 2010 as a 17-year-old. He was out on loan several times, before he signed permanently for Villa in 2020. “I love everything about Arsenal,” Martinez told Sky Sports. “I still love them and I’m still watching the games, but I just felt like they didn’t trust me like they should have. “That’s the reality because they kept buying goalkeepers to go in front of me and I was the goalkeeper from the academy. “When I was on a high, I still felt like they didn’t deserve me because of the way they were treating me. They couldn’t guarantee me the games I needed, so I thought that if they couldn’t ...
‘Neymar has matured a lot since Barcelona days’ – Brazil forward has ‘increased his arsenal’ at PSG, says Tite
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‘Neymar has matured a lot since Barcelona days’ – Brazil forward has ‘increased his arsenal’ at PSG, says Tite

The Selecao head coach has praised the world's most expensive player for how he has developed his all-round game since moving to France Neymar "has matured a lot" since his days at Barcelona, according to Tite, who thinks the Brazil forward has "increased his arsenal" at Paris Saint-Germain. PSG paid a world-record fee of €222 million (£192m/$266m) to sign Neymar in 2017 from Barcelona, where he had firmly established himself among the best players in Europe. The 29-year-old has solidified that reputation at Parc des Princes over the past four years, in spite of a series of injuries and disciplinary issues, and Tite believes he has also become more of a team player since leaving Camp Nou.
Spurs see legs of Europa League tie with Dinamo Zagreb switched due to city clash
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Spurs see legs of Europa League tie with Dinamo Zagreb switched due to city clash

The Lilywhites are not allowed to play at home on the same evening as a fellow club from the same city, forcing them to alter their schedule Tottenham will be forced to reverse their upcoming Europa League round-of-16 fixtures against Dinamo Zagreb after UEFA ordered them to, the club has confirmed. Jose Mourinho's Spurs, among the frontrunners to take home the trophy this term, were originally set to travel to Croatia on Thursday 11 March before hosting Zoran Mamic's side in north London the following week. But now they will instead welcome the Prva HNL outfit first, before they fly out to fulfil the return fixture on Thursday 18 March in order to avoid a clash with Arsenal.
Arsenal Is Moving In A Good Direction – Arteta After Defeating Leicester
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Arsenal Is Moving In A Good Direction – Arteta After Defeating Leicester

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta said his side are "taking a direction I like" after they followed up their Europa League win over Benfica with an impressive comeback victory at high-flying Leicester. Things started badly for a much-changed Gunners side, with poor defending allowing Youri Tielemens to run unchecked down the right before firing a low shot into the far corner with just six minutes played. Arsenal refused to be adversely affected, though, and took control of the game with impressive attacking intent and far greater fluency than Leicester. David Luiz headed them level from a free-kick before Alexandre Lacazette levelled from the penalty spot after the video assistant referee (VAR) judged that Wilfred Ndidi had blocked Nicolas Pepe's shot in the box with an outstretched a...
Brendan Rodgers Reacts to Iheanacho’s Missed Chances in Leicester 3-1 Defeat to Arsenal
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Brendan Rodgers Reacts to Iheanacho’s Missed Chances in Leicester 3-1 Defeat to Arsenal

  Brendan Rodgers has reacted to goal opportunities missed by Kelechi Iheanacho during Leicester City’s defeat to Arsenal in the Premier League game on Sunday. Leicester took the lead early on at the King Power Stadium after Youri Tielemans fired the home side ahead with a clinical finish following some poor defending from Arsenal. But goals from David Luiz, Alexandre Lacazette’s penalty and Nicolas Pepe ensured that Mikel Arteta’s men went home with all 3 points.. The Foxes tried to fight back after Ivory Nicolas Pepe made it 2-1 for the visitors seven minutes after the restart. Following James Maddison’s injury, Iheanacho was tasked with the number 10 role and the Nigeria international had two opportunities to score. The first was in the 35th minute when he att...
Finally Arsenal Seal First Away Win At Top Three Premier League Team In Six Year
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Finally Arsenal Seal First Away Win At Top Three Premier League Team In Six Year

Yes finally Arsenal recorded their first away win against a top three Premier League team for six years when they beat Leicester 3-1 on Sunday. The Gunners went behind just six minutes into the clash with the Foxes as Youri Tielemans fired low past Bernd Leno, but Mikel Arteta's team fought back later in the half when a free-kick from Willian was met by the head of David Luiz and evaded Kasper Schmeichel's grasp, before Alexandre Lacazette converted a penalty in stoppage time. Nicolas Pepe then rounded off the scoring in the second half as the visitors recorded their second win in six Premier League matches. 2015 - This was Arsenal’s first away victory against a team starting the day in the top three of the Premier League table since January 2015 (2-0 v Manchester City) – they were...
Brendan Rodgers Reacts to Leicester City 3-1 Defeat to Arsenal
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Brendan Rodgers Reacts to Leicester City 3-1 Defeat to Arsenal

  Brendan Rodgers has reacted to Leicester City’s 3-1 defeat to Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday. Leicester took the lead early at the King Power Stadium after Youri Tielemans fired the home side ahead with a clinical finish after some poor defending from Arsenal. But goals from David Luiz, Alexandre Lacazette’s penalty and Nicolas Pepe ensured that Mikel Arteta’s went home with all 3 points. Speaking on his team’s performance, Rodgers told a post-match press conference, “I credit the players. We’ve got a number of injuries, we’ve had injuries in the game. “But the spirit and the mentality… they keep going, they keep fighting and that’s what we’ll do right until the very end of the season.” Asked what he would have changed about the game, Rodgers replied: ...
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 ...
Iheanacho Set To Start For Leicester City Against Arsenal
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Iheanacho Set To Start For Leicester City Against Arsenal

Kelechi Iheanacho is back in Leicester City’s squad ahead of the big game against Arsenal at the King Power Stadium on Sunday. Iheanacho missed the Europa League defeat to Slavia Prague on Thursday due to due to suspension, but he’s now set to feature against the Gunners. Reports claimed the former Manchester City striker could be handed a starting belt by manager Brenda with James Maddison, Ayoze Perez, Wesley Fofana, Dennis Praet, Wes Morgan, and James Justin all ruled out with injuries. Iheanacho has started only three matches in the premier league for the Foxes this season with his only league goal in the campaign coming against Fulham on the third of February. The Super Eagles attacker has bagged four goals and provided four assists in 20 appearances across all competi...
Paul Scholes Predicts Europa League Clash, Names Best Team Between Man United and AC Milan
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Paul Scholes Predicts Europa League Clash, Names Best Team Between Man United and AC Milan

Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has predicted Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to beat AC Milan when both sides clash in the Europa League last-16 first-leg tie on March 11 at Old Trafford. Scholes believes Man United have the best team in the Europa League ahead of Arsenal and Tottenham and will cruise past AC Milan. Man United eliminated Real Sociedad in the last-32, while AC Milan knocked Crvena Zvezda out from the competition. “[Manchester] United have the best squad left in the competition [Europa League],” Scholes told BT Sport. “We thought that last year, but obviously Sevilla were around then, and we know what they are like in the EL. “Man United are much better than Arsenal and Tottenham. I think United would cruise past Milan.”
Michael Owen Predicts Chelsea vs Man United, Leicester City vs Arsenal, Others
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Michael Owen Predicts Chelsea vs Man United, Leicester City vs Arsenal, Others

  Former Liverpool striker, Michael Owen, has predicted Leicester City to beat Arsenal when both sides clash in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon at the King Power Stadium. Owen also backed Manchester United and Chelsea to play a goalless draw at Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening. According to him, Everton will beat Southampton at Goodison Park on Monday. “There were differing fortunes for both sides in Thursday’s Europa League fixtures. I was surprised to see Leicester crash out but was equally impressed by Arsenal’s fight-back against Benfica,” Owen told BetVictor. “I think if you asked Brendan Rodgers privately, he’d agree that UEFA Champions League qualification is the priority for the Foxes this season. “It will be interesting to see how this one plays ...
Olympiacos vs Arsenal: ‘There are Areas We Can Hit to Harm Them’ – Sokratis
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Olympiacos vs Arsenal: ‘There are Areas We Can Hit to Harm Them’ – Sokratis

  Olympiacos defender, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, has expressed confidence Arsenal has areas his team can hit to harm them when both sides clash in the Europa League last-16 first-leg tie on March 11 in Greece. Sokratis spent almost three years with Arsenal before leaving the Gunners in January to join Olympiacos on a free transfer. Olympiacos knocked out Arsenal from the Europa League when both sides met in the competition last year. And Sokratis believes Mikel Arteta’s side still have weak spots in their team that Olympiacos can exploit. “It is something special because until a month ago I was with them. I think it will be a difficult game. Arsenal are a very big team,” Sokratis said as quoted by Metro UK. “We have to be focused during both games to repeat last...
Dimitar Berbatov Predicts Chelsea vs Man United, Leicester City vs Arsenal,Other Fixtures
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Dimitar Berbatov Predicts Chelsea vs Man United, Leicester City vs Arsenal,Other Fixtures

  A former Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur striker, Dimitar Berbatov, has predicted Arsenal to beat Leicester City when both sides clash in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon at the King Power Stadium. Berbatov also predicted Chelsea and Manchester United to play a draw at Stamford Bridge on Sunday evening. He also backed Everton to beat Southampton at Goodison Park on Monday night. Providing his predictions, Berbatov was quoted by Metro UK as saying: “An interesting game. I think I will surprise everyone and go with Arsenal because I still think Arteta is doing a good job with the team. “I am a bit worried about Aubameyang’s form, but they have enough quality for the away win. Prediction: 1-3.” Commenting on the Chelsea vs Man United game, the Bulgar...
Mourinho Reacts to Tottenham’s Draw Against Dinamo
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Mourinho Reacts to Tottenham’s Draw Against Dinamo

  Tottenham manager, Jose Mourinho, has reacted to the Europa league last 16 draw that pitted his side against Dinamo Zagreb. Tottenham was lucky to have avoided Manchester United and Arsenal in the draw and Mourinho believes that at this stage there is no easy team left in the competition. Addressing the press on Friday after the draws were confirmed, Mourinho said, “When you are in this competition and you get to this stage you don’t get easy clubs. If you want to win it, sooner or later you have to play against the best clubs or the ones who go through the different stages.” The Portuguese said his team’s objective at the moment is to win against Dinamo and prepare to meet Arsenal and Manchester United later in the competition, adding, “we have always had to face th...
Ibrahimovic Revealed He Would Make A Grand Return To Old Trafford In The UEL
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Ibrahimovic Revealed He Would Make A Grand Return To Old Trafford In The UEL

The 2020/2021 UEFA Europa League last-16 draw has been finalised with Manchester United going head to head with Italian side AC Milan while Arsenal have been drawn against Greek side Olympiakos. With all said, Manchester United will welcome AC Milan in the first leg tie which will see their former forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic making a grand entrance in the Stretford End – Manchester United and AC Milan has gone against each other in the European competition (UEFA Champions League) in the past and now, they face each other in the Europa League; the might has really fallen… sad* On the other hand, the gunners will also make a trip to Greece in the first leg of their game against Olympiakos. Last season’s Europa League saw Olympiakos knocked out Arsenal with a 2-1 shocking victory at the ...

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