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Victor Moses not Likely to Play Under Tuchel at Chelsea
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Victor Moses not Likely to Play Under Tuchel at Chelsea

  Victor Moses is unlikely to play again for Thomas Tuchel at Chelsea and is close to sealing a permanent move away. Jordan Larsson’s last-gasp win for Spartak Moscow against Khimki on Monday night should ensure that a £4 million clause in Moses’ loan contract gets activated. If the Russian team qualifies for the Champions League, they will be obliged to pay a release clause to sign the former Super Eagles star permanently. The move might be sealed this weekend if Spartak can avoid defeat away to Akhmat Grozny, while also keeping their goal difference advantage of 10 goals intact over their rivals. Moses made 128 appearances for Chelsea, winning both the Premier League and two Europa League titles at Stamford Bridge.
Villarreal’s Chukwueze doubtful for Europa League final after suffering hamstring injury
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Villarreal’s Chukwueze doubtful for Europa League final after suffering hamstring injury

The Super Eagles winger was stretchered off at the Emirates Stadium on Thursday and he could miss the final of the European competition Villarreal star Samuel Chukwueze faces a fitness race to be ready in time for the Uefa Europa League final after the club confirmed he has suffered muscle damage in his left leg. The 21-year-old was stretchered off in pain during Thursday's Europa League semi-final clash with Arsenal in North London as Unai Emery’s men held their hosts to a goalless draw. A 2-1 win from the first-leg helped Villarreal advance to the final and they will battle Manchester United for the European crown at the PGE Arena Gdansk on May 26.
Matic calls De Gea ‘amazing’ after goalkeeper helps Manchester United into Europa League final
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Matic calls De Gea ‘amazing’ after goalkeeper helps Manchester United into Europa League final

The Spaniard has been forced to watch as Dean Henderson lines up between the sticks, but he was back in action against Roma David de Gea proved how "amazing" he is in Manchester United's Europa League clash with Roma says Nemanja Matic, with the Spanish goalkeeper offering a reminder to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer of his talents. The Red Devils suffered a 3-2 defeat to Serie A opposition on Italian soil, but had done enough in the first leg to ensure that they will get a shot at continental silverware when facing Villarreal on May 26. De Gea helped to prevent an outing at Stadio Olimpico from becoming a nervous affair for United as he produced a number of important stops, with the 30-year-old making the most of the opportunities he is getting in European competition.
Arteta Reveals how Arsenal can Still Qualify for Europe after Europa League exit
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Arteta Reveals how Arsenal can Still Qualify for Europe after Europa League exit

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has said the Premier League offers the only route for his team to play in Europe next season. The Gunners were dumped out of the Europa League on Thursday night, following a goalless draw with Villarreal. Arteta’s men had lost 2-1 in Spain last week. Their only realistic path to playing in Europe is if they finish in the top six spots. “The only way [to qualify for Europe] is through the Premier League so we know what we have ahead of us. “Today is a big disappointment because we tried everything,” Arteta told BT Sport.
Arteta Expected to be Sacked after Europa League Flop, Allegri, Rodgers Linked to Arsenal
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Arteta Expected to be Sacked after Europa League Flop, Allegri, Rodgers Linked to Arsenal

  Mikel Arteta’s odds of being sacked as Arsenal manager have been slashed, after they were dumped out of the Europa League by Villarreal on Thursday night. The Gunners played out a goalless draw at the Emirates, after losing 2-1 in the semi-final first leg. Arteta had been priced at 14/1 to be the next Premier League manager to leave, but his odds have tumbled to 15/2. Bookmakers are now pricing up potential replacement for Arteta. Former Juventus manager, Massimiliano Allegri, is favourite to take over, with Betfred offering odds of 13/5 for the Italian. Leicester City boss, Brendan Rodgers, is priced at 3/1. Arsenal legends Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry are 10/1 and 22/1 respectively.
Arteta Under Huge Pressure after Being Embarrassed by Unai Emery – Keown
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Arteta Under Huge Pressure after Being Embarrassed by Unai Emery – Keown

  Former Arsenal defender, Martin Keown, has warned Mikel Arteta that he is now under immense pressure, after they crashed out of the Europa League against Villarreal. The Gunners lost 2-1 and could only draw 0-0 with Unai Emery’s side at the Emirates on Thursday night. Although Arteta insists he is still the best man for the job, there are already speculations about his job. Arsenal sit in ninth place in the Premier League and are now staring at the prospect of a season without European football for the first time since 1995/1996. “The manager comes under enormous pressure, you start to look at the wisdom of a young manager coming in to take a job here. It’s a huge job, massive job at this football club. “You have to be a quick learner as a manager. I’m not sayi...
Premier League Breaks LaLiga’s Record in Champions League, Europa League
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Premier League Breaks LaLiga’s Record in Champions League, Europa League

    Premier League teams have set a new record for overall European performance in one campaign. This follows Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United qualification for the finals of the two top competitions. The coefficient score is an average of all an association’s teams in Europe over the course of the campaign. English clubs’ coefficient this season will surpass the previous highest, set by La Liga in the 2015/2016 season, when Real Madrid and Sevilla lifted the Champions League and Europa League respectively. The Premier League has 23.928 points, but with the Champions League winners guaranteed to come from England, the score at the end of season will be 24.214 at least. The Premier League was already guaranteed to take over as the No. 1 ranke...
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...
Fernandes warns Man Utd that Europa League win ‘still not enough’ but does see progress at Old Trafford
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Fernandes warns Man Utd that Europa League win ‘still not enough’ but does see progress at Old Trafford

Bruno Fernandes has warned Manchester United that winning the Europa League is "still not enough" for a club of their stature, with any trophy collected this season needing to be the first of many. An ambitious Portuguese playmaker has never shied away from the fact that he wants to return the Red Devils to the loftiest of perches in domestic and continental competition. That means chasing down Premier League and Champions League crowns, with a talismanic presence at Old Trafford eager to see Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side build on the positive progress that has been made in 2020-21.
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...
Europa League: Arteta Receives Triple Injury Boost ahead of Villarreal Second leg
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Europa League: Arteta Receives Triple Injury Boost ahead of Villarreal Second leg

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, could have Kieran Tierney, Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang feature in their crucial Europa League semi-final second leg clash with Villarreal on Thursday. Aubameyang is in contention to start against the LaLiga side, having returned to action after contracting malaria. The striker came on late in the first leg and played 77 minutes of the Gunners’ 2-0 win over Newcastle at the weekend. Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Arteta said: “He played well [vs Newcastle] and he felt much better than the days before that. Obviously, scoring a goal is really important for him as well, so he’s in a good place.” Also, Tierney and Lacazette are back in full training, but Arteta will make a late call on their involvement...
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: 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...
Man Utd won’t Win Title if Solskjaer Keeps Cavani – Roy Keane
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Man Utd won’t Win Title if Solskjaer Keeps Cavani – Roy Keane

  Former Manchester United captain, Roy Keane, has said the club will not win the Premier League title next season if Edinson Cavani is their first-choice striker. Cavani has impressed during his time at Old Trafford and scored a brace as they beat Roma 6-2 in the Europa League in midweek. The Uruguay striker arrived on a 12-month contract, but there is the option to extend for a further year and many believe the striker has warranted an extension. However, Keane insists Cavani is past his best and United should consider other options in the transfer window ahead of next season. “I kind of hope in one sense they don’t keep him, because then they might look and think we don’t need to go and get another (striker). “He’s 34, if you’re hanging your hat on Cavani next...
‘It’s not good news’ – David Luiz injury spoiled perfect afternoon for Arsenal, says Arteta
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‘It’s not good news’ – David Luiz injury spoiled perfect afternoon for Arsenal, says Arteta

The Brazil international centre-back limped off early in the second half as he played his first match since March Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says that an injury to David Luiz spoiled an otherwise perfect afternoon as the Gunners won 2-0 at Newcastle in the Premier League. Goals from Mohamed Elneny and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in either half allowed Arteta’s men to put a Europa League loss against Villarreal behind them and move back up to ninth in the Premier League standings. However, David Luiz left the field injured early in the second half as he made his Premier League return after around six weeks out.
Pogba Set to Leave Manchester United
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Pogba Set to Leave Manchester United

  Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba is set to leave the club at the end of the season. According to the Mirror, Man United are prepared to sell Pogba this summer should he fail to sign a new mega-deal at the club. The Red Devils will open talks with the France international regarding a fresh £400,000-a-week deal later this month, which would see him overtake goalkeeper, David De Gea as the highest-paid player at Old Trafford. The report added that should Pogba refuse to commit his long-term future to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men, Man United will not hesitate to move him on, especially if the player’s agent Mino Raiola’s demands become too taxing. Pogba’s current contract at Man United will expire next year. The 28-year-old has been linked with a move to Real...
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.
UEL: What Solskjaer told us at half-time During 6-2 win Over Roma – Bruno Fernandes
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UEL: What Solskjaer told us at half-time During 6-2 win Over Roma – Bruno Fernandes

  Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told his players to remain calm at half-time ahead of their Europa League semi-final fightback against Roma on Thursday night. This was revealed by midfielder, Bruno Fernandes who scored twice during the game at Old Trafford. Man United were down 2-1 at the break but came back energised in the second half to thrash the Italian outfit 6-2. The other scorers in the game were Edinson Cavani (2), Paul Pogba (1) and Mason Greenwood also netting one. Roma’s goals came through Lorenzo Pellegrini and former Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko. The Portuguese midfielder said the turnaround came because United kept their cool and were aware that they had the second half and another full 90 minutes to turn the semi-final on its ...
Europa League: Unai Emery Fumes Over Pepe Penalty, Warns Arsenal Ahead of Second leg
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Europa League: Unai Emery Fumes Over Pepe Penalty, Warns Arsenal Ahead of Second leg

  Villarreal manager, Unai Emery, has questioned the decision to award Arsenal a penalty in their 2-1 win in their Europa League semi-final first leg on Thursday. The LaLiga side raced into a two-goal lead in the first leg, thanks to Manu Trigueros and Raul Albiol. However, Nicolas Pepe converted a second-half penalty with just over a quarter-hour left on the clock, after Buyako Saka was deemed to have been fouled by Trigueros inside the penalty area. “The penalty is not a penalty. We deserved this victory,” Emery told BT Sport. Emery added in his post-game press conference that the call was a “very important refereeing error and also, with VAR, you can see it.” He insisted that they will stick to their game plan for the second leg at the Emirates next week. “...
Inter Milan Could Clinch Serie A title this Weekend
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Inter Milan Could Clinch Serie A title this Weekend

  Inter Milan could be Italian champions this weekend for the first time in over a decade. Antonio Conte’s men are away to bottom club Crotone on Saturday. Victory there would see them put one hand on a title they last won in 2010. If they win and second-placed Atalanta fail to claim all three points at Sassuolo on Sunday, Inter will clinch their 19th Serie A crown with four games to go. Inter could also be crowned champions with a draw if Atalanta lose. But other results would have to go their way. Nezazzuri finished one point behind Juventus last year and also lost the Europa League final to Sevilla.
Europa League: What Solskjaer told Man Utd Players during Half-time of 6-2 Win over
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Europa League: What Solskjaer told Man Utd Players during Half-time of 6-2 Win over

  Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, has revealed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told the team to “keep things simple” during half-time of their 6-2 win over Roma in the Europa League on Thursday night. According to Pogba, the team talk left the squad “motivated to score as many goals as possible”. United were 2-1 down at the break, with Lorenzo Pellegrini and Edin Dzeko scoring for the Serie A side, after Bruno Fernandes had netted the opener. However, the Red Devils scored five goals in the second half to win the game 6-2. “In the first half, we made two mistakes and conceded two goals. We were a bit all over the place after the second goal. “At half-time we said let’s do the right things, let’s do simple things. “The manager spoke. We were all motivated t...
Villarreal vs Arsenal: Arteta Confirms Ceballos Ignored his half-time Instruction
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Villarreal vs Arsenal: Arteta Confirms Ceballos Ignored his half-time Instruction

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has claimed he told Dani Ceballos to be careful during his half-time team-talk in their 2-1 defeat to Villarreal on Thursday night. Ceballos was shown a second yellow card with the Gunners already two goals down. Villarreal opened the scoring in the first leg of the Europa League semi-final after Manu Trigueros fired home. Unai Emery’s men made it two, with Raul Albion ghosting in at the far post. Arteta said of the red card following the match: “I haven’t seen the action. Obviously, we talked at half-time that you have to be careful. “I was going to take him off but by the time Gabi (Gabriel Martinelli) was ready to come on, that action happened and he was out.”
Man U. 6- 2 Roma: Edison Cavani and Bruno Fernandes help United put one Foot in Europa League final
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Man U. 6- 2 Roma: Edison Cavani and Bruno Fernandes help United put one Foot in Europa League final

Manchester United came back from a first half capitulation against Roma to record a massive 6-2 win in the first leg of the Europa League semi-final on Thursday night, April 29. Edinson Cavani was simply superb during the game as he contributed two goals, two assists and won a penalty for the club which came back from 2-1 down in the first half to win this semi-final first leg tie 6-2. United were in control of the match from the start, with United starting Pogba Cavani and Rashford as a front three in front of Fernandes, Fred and McTominay. While Roma paraded Edin Dzeko and Manchester United's former players Henrikh Mhikytaryan and Chris Smalling In the first half AS Roma made  three substitutions including their goalkeeper due to injury. Pogba executed a superb turn th...
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...
Super League Proposal Has Not Devalued Europa League – Solskjaer
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Super League Proposal Has Not Devalued Europa League – Solskjaer

The controversial proposal for the European Super League collapsed last week in the face of immense pressure from fans, governing bodies and governments, forcing most of the founding members to withdraw their support. United started the season in the Champions League this season where they were knocked out in the group stage and dropped down to the second-tier Europa League, a competition they last won in 2017 under Jose Mourinho. "We've had a great night in this tournament before. Our focus is on ending the season with a celebration. As soon as we went out of the Champions League, our focus was getting to a final," Solskjaer told reporters ahead the semi-final, first leg against AS Roma. "With Real Sociedad and Granada, two good La Liga teams, and AC Milan and Roma, two tea...
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 ...
Champions League: Fabregas Rates Kante’s erformance as Chelsea failed to beat Real Madrid
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Champions League: Fabregas Rates Kante’s erformance as Chelsea failed to beat Real Madrid

  Former Chelsea midfielder, Cesc Fabregas, has lauded N’Golo Kante’s performance in the Blues’ Champions League semi-final first-leg 1-1 draw with Real Madrid on Tuesday night. Fabregas hailed Kante as a ‘big game player,’ adding that the France World Cup winner always plays for two. The Spaniard, who left Chelsea in 2019 to join current club Monaco, said this in a tweet via his Twitter handle. Goals from Christian Pulisic and Karim Benzema ensured both Chelsea and Real Madrid played a draw at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano stadium in Spain. “N’golo has always been a big game player. Never doubt him. He plays for 2,” Fabregas tweeted. “A close game in Madrid means we’re set up nicely for next week’s 2nd leg at the Bridge.” Fabregas and Kante played together a...
Europa League: Arsenal Receive Major Injury Boost Ahead of Villarreal Clash
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Europa League: Arsenal Receive Major Injury Boost Ahead of Villarreal Clash

  Arsenal defender, David Luiz, has returned to full training ahead of their Europa League semi-final clash with Villarreal. His availability represents a timely injury boost for the Gunners Mikel Arteta’s men travel to Spain for Thursday’s first-leg and Luiz could be included in the squad. Luiz has not played since March 21, after undergoing surgery on a knee problem. Arteta will now have to assess whether the 34-year-old is ready to play any part in the game. The Brazilian’s current deal ends this summer and talks are yet to begin over an extension.
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...
Europa League: Unai Emery Name-checks 11 Arsenal Players Ahead of Semi-final
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Europa League: Unai Emery Name-checks 11 Arsenal Players Ahead of Semi-final

  Villarreal manager, Unai Emery, has praised some of the players he worked with while at Arsenal. The Spaniard is preparing his side to face the Gunners in the Europa League semi-final. Emery spent 18 months at Arsenal, before being fired in November 2019 and replaced by Mikel Arteta. Having taken over at Villarreal last summer, Emery is bidding to take the club to their first major final at the expense of his former employees. He told UEFA: “Saka made his debut on 1 January [2019] against Fulham, which I remember we won 4-1. I think it kicked off at 12:30pm, and he played the last eight to 10 minutes and didn’t touch the ball. Now he’s establishing himself at a high level. “Many of the players I coached are still there. I have fond memories of them: Hector Bell...
Man Utd Losing Battle for Cavani
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Man Utd Losing Battle for Cavani

  Manchester United are losing the battle to keep striker Edinson Cavani at the club next season, the UK Mirror reports. United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, already confirmed he has held talks with the 34-year-old about triggering a one-year extension. Cavani is yet to respond to the Premier League club’s £200,000-a-week offer. Solskjaer is aware the Uruguayan striker is keen to return to South America this summer. The former PSG and Napoli frontman wants to sign for Boca Juniors, but his decision is being complicated by a potential £2million pay-off. Solskjaer hopes Cavani can still be convinced by a successful end to the season, with United fighting to finish in the top four and win the Europa League.
Arteta Reveals Kroenke Family Position after Failed European Super League Plan
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Arteta Reveals Kroenke Family Position after Failed European Super League Plan

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has disclosed that the Kroenke family (the club’s owner) apologized to him and his players over the Gunners’ failed European Super League plan. Arteta stated this on Thursday ahead of Arsenal’s Premier League clash with Everton on Friday night at Emirates. Arsenal, along with Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, Tottenham and Liverpool, were one of the 12 founding members of the European Super League, which was created to replace the Champions League and the Europa League. But after widespread criticisms from fans, pundits, and some key figures in football, all six Premier League clubs announced on Tuesday night that they were withdrawing from the competition. When asked if he and his players have received an apology from the club’s hier...
Mourinho Blasted Tottenham Players for Four Hours after he was Sacked
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Mourinho Blasted Tottenham Players for Four Hours after he was Sacked

  Jose Mourinho ripped into Tottenham Hotspur’s players at the club’s training ground for over four hours after he was sacked, the UK Telegraph. The 58-year-old was sacked on Monday and replaced on an interim basis by Ryan Mason. Mourinho left Spurs in seventh place in the Premier League and had crashed out of the Europa League, throwing away a 2-0 win from the first leg against Dinamo Zagreb. It is understood that Mourinho’s relationship with some of the players hit an all-time low following the Europa League exit. Following a two-hour meeting with Tottenham senior officials where he was informed that he would be fired, Mourinho is said to have held a series of discussions with the players. During the conversation, the former Chelsea and Manchester United boss t...
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...
Tottenham Sacked Mourinho Amids Fears 10 Players Could Dump Club this Summer
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Tottenham Sacked Mourinho Amids Fears 10 Players Could Dump Club this Summer

  Tottenham Hotspur chairman, Daniel Levy, decided to fire Jose Mourinho in the fear that up to 10 first-team players would push to leave this summer if he remained in charge, according to Eurosport. Mourinho was sacked on Monday after 17 months in charge of the north London club. It is understood Levy took the decision because he didn’t want to lose his ‘dream team’ of Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Gareth Bale at the end of this season. Spurs are desperate to keep striker Kane, but the England captain is attracting a lot of interest already. The player has insisted he will not make a decision after the Euro 2020 competition. Levy is also a big fan of Alli, despite the midfielder failing to hit top form in the last two seasons. Alli endured a frosty relationship with Mo...
Super League: You’re Snakes – UEFA Attacks Man United’s Ed Woodward, Juventus’ Agnelli
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Super League: You’re Snakes – UEFA Attacks Man United’s Ed Woodward, Juventus’ Agnelli

UEFA President, Aleksander Ceferin has branded Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward a ‘snake.’ He lambasted the United chief over his push to form a breakaway European Super League and also blasted Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli, describing him as the biggest disappointment of all and a liar. Manchester United are among the Premier League ‘big six’ and Europe’s 12 top clubs who have put forward a proposal to breakaway from the UEFA-run Champions League and Europa League and form a new European Super League. And Ceferin claims Woodward gave no indication that a breakaway league was being planned all along. “If I start with Ed Woodward, he called me last Thursday evening saying he’s very satisfied with and fully supports the reforms and the only thing he ...
EPL: I’m a Bad Loser – Pogba
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EPL: I’m a Bad Loser – Pogba

  Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba has described himself as a bad loser, insisting that the club has to end the season with a trophy. According to Pogba, the Red Devils have not given up on chasing down rivals Manchester City for the Premier League title this season. United have qualified for the semi-final of the Europa League and will face AS Roma. The Europa League is now Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side’s only chance of winning a trophy this season. United can reduce the gap between them and rivals City to eight points if they defeat relegation-battling Burnley in their Premier League meeting on Sunday, with only six games left. “I just want to win something; I don’t like to play and not win,” the Frenchman told Sky Sports. “I’m a bad loser, I will alwa...
Arsenal vs Fulham: Arteta warns players not to put ‘eggs in one basket’
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Arsenal vs Fulham: Arteta warns players not to put ‘eggs in one basket’

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has warned his players that it would be a “big mistake” to focus all their efforts on the Europa League. Ahead of Sunday’s league fixture against Fulham at home, Arteta insists there is a lot to play for in the Premier League. The Gunners are in the semi-final of the Europa League, following their 4-0 win at Slavia Prague on Thursday. The 5-1 aggregate victory over the Czech outfit, sets up a last-four meeting with Villarreal. If they win the competition, Arsenal will qualify for the Champions League, which would be a massive boost after a difficult season. It would be hard for the Gunners to get Champions League qualification through the Premier League, as they are 10 points behind fourth-placed West Ham with seven games to play. But Ar...
Arsenal vs Fulham: No more excuses – Arteta fires warning to Pepe
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Arsenal vs Fulham: No more excuses – Arteta fires warning to Pepe

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has warned Nicolas Pepe that his period of “adaptation” at the club is over and there are “no excuses” not to perform from now on. Pepe joined the Gunners in a club record £72million transfer. The Ivorian winger scored a goal in each of the two legs of Arsenal’s 5-1 aggregate Europa League win over Slavia Prague, but has struggled to perform consistently throughout his time at the Emirates. Arteta admits it has taken time for Pepe to settle, although he was clear that the period of transition has to end. “Nico has this ability – it depends on him, we can help him as much as we want but he needs to have the right mindset and consistency to do what he can do. “Because that is the level that we are going to ask of him, the level I am...
Pogba Reacts to Solskjaer Replacing him at Half-time against Granada
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Pogba Reacts to Solskjaer Replacing him at Half-time against Granada

  Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, believes the club’s manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, made the right decision replacing him at half-time in Man United’s Europa League quarter-final second-leg tie against Granada on Thursday. According to Pogba, Granada players were trying to get him sent off. The Red Devils defeated the La Liga club 2-0 at Old Trafford, with Pogba playing just 45 minutes, setting up Edinson Cavani’s opener early on. Man United eventually qualified for the Europa League semi-final on a 4-0 aggregate win. “I know if I come off, the other player who comes on will make the difference as well,” Pogba told BT Sport. “This yellow card was unfortunate, for me, it wasn’t a yellow card, but you have to accept it. “But we won the game, and that ...
UEL: Unai Emery Reacts to Semi-finals Clash with Arsenal, Discloses how he’ll Beat Gunners
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UEL: Unai Emery Reacts to Semi-finals Clash with Arsenal, Discloses how he’ll Beat Gunners

Unai Emery has said that his history with Arsenal is ‘less important’ than the challenge of leading Villarreal to their first ever European competition final as both sides face each other in the Europa League semi-finals. The Spaniard also revealed how his team intends to beat Arsenal and progress to the final. Emery, a former Arsenal boss, will come up against his old side in the Europa League semi-finals as Villarreal secured a 3-1 aggregate win over Dinamo Zagreb on Thursday. Villarreal have made it to the semi-finals four times failing to progress any further on each of those occasions. Emery was the manager that replaced legendary Arsene Wenger in north London in 2018 and led them to the Europa League final in his first season in charge. He was, however, sacked just...
Europa League Semi-final Fixtures Confirmed
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Europa League Semi-final Fixtures Confirmed

  Arsenal will play Villarreal in the Europa Cup semi-final this season. The Gunners hammered Slavia Prague 4-0 in Czech Republic to book their place in the last four. Villarreal also beat Ajax 2-1. Manchester United saw off Granada, to qualify on a 4-0 aggregate. They face Roma in the semis.
Arsenal Cruise into Europa League Semi-finals after 4-0 Win Against Slavia Prague
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Arsenal Cruise into Europa League Semi-finals after 4-0 Win Against Slavia Prague

A blistering first-half display saw Arsenal cruise past Slavia Prague 4-0 to progress to the Europa League semi-finals 5-1 on aggregate. The visitors arrived in the Czech capital knowing they had to score to have a chance of qualifying against a Slavia team who had not lost at the Eden Arena for 18 months, but they had an early 'goal' ruled out by the Video Assistant Referee for the tightest of offsides against Emile Smith Rowe. However, Mikel Arteta's side soon made up for that disappointment when Nicolas Pepe's neat, close-range finish gave them a deserved 18th-minute lead, which they soon doubled thanks to Alexandre Lacazette's penalty (21). Three minutes later Arsenal were in dreamland when Bukayo Saka's low drive from the edge of the box made it 3-0, with their captain La...
Europa League: Arteta Gets Warning to either win Trophy or be Sacked
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Europa League: Arteta Gets Warning to either win Trophy or be Sacked

  Former Tottenham Hotspur striker, Darren Bent, has warned Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, that he could be sacked if he fails to win the Europa League this season. The Gunners are struggling to qualify for Europe through the Premier League, as they currently sit ninth place and four points behind Spurs who occupy the last spot. However, they could qualify for the Champions League if they win the Europa League outrightly. “Yes, this season has been really inconsistent. But I don’t want Arsenal to become a club where they keep sacking managers. At some stage you’ve got to give someone a little bit of time. “The FA Cup win papers over a lot of cracks and if Arsenal go out of the Europa League and finish 10th or 11th, I think he could be out of a job,” Bent told talkSP...
Arteta ‘Losing Arsenal Dressing Room’ Ahead of Sheffield Utd Clash
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Arteta ‘Losing Arsenal Dressing Room’ Ahead of Sheffield Utd Clash

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, is beginning to lose the dressing room, according to the UK Sun. Senior members of the squad are said to be growing tired of being blamed for the club’s poor results. The Gunners are currently 11th in the Premier League table with just eight matches left this season. They sit 12 points adrift of Champions League places and the Europa League is their only hope of success this campaign. Arteta’s tactics were criticised following a 1-1 draw with Slavia Prague in their Europa League first leg on Thursday, with the Spaniard waiting until the 75th minute before making four changes. He also has a habit of leaving a big player out of his starting XI following a disappointing result, giving the impression that the individual is to blame. ...
Solskjaer Laments as Man United Lose 3 top Players for Return leg against Granada
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Solskjaer Laments as Man United Lose 3 top Players for Return leg against Granada

  Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be without three of his key players for the return leg of their Europa League quarter-finals clash against Granada next week United won the first leg 2-0 in Spain with goals from Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes but Solskjaer noted that it was “not a perfect night” after three bookings ruled out three players through suspension. Manchester United look well set for a place in the semi-finals after goals in each half from Rashford and Fernandes secured a 2-0 victory against the Spanish side. However, defender, Harry Maguire, Scott McTominay and Luke Shaw will not be available for next week’s return game after they all picked up bookings. Speaking with BT Sport after the game, Solskjaer said he was happy with th...
Mikel Arteta Gives Reasons for late substitutions during 1-1 draw with Slavia Prague
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Mikel Arteta Gives Reasons for late substitutions during 1-1 draw with Slavia Prague

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta has insisted that he made his substitutions at the right time during his side’s disappointing 1-1 draw with Slavia Prague on Thursday night. This is despite coming under fire for his decisions that have now seen Arsenal’s Europa League chances hang in the balance. Arsenal conceded an injury-time equaliser with Tomas Holes header which cancelled out Nicolas Pepe’s opener. The Gunners are now in a dicey situation going into the second leg in Prague next Thursday. Arteta introduced Gabriel Martinelli in the 73rd minute and both Pepe, Mohamed Elneny and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang five minutes later and many Arsenal supporters were disappointed by Arteta’s decision to wait for so long. Ian Wright had tweeted his frustration saying: “Take the chanc...
Rashford is a blessing to Man United – Owen Hargreaves
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Rashford is a blessing to Man United – Owen Hargreaves

  Former Manchester United midfielder, Owen Hargreaves, has described Marcus Rashford as a blessing to the club after their Europa League victory over Granada. Rashford fired United in front in the first-half to set the English side on their way to a comfortable 2-0 win in the first leg of their quarter-final tie. Bruno Fernandes scored the second from the penalty spot for United, who now have one foot in the Europa League semi-finals. “Marcus Rashford has been absolutely fantastic, he’s been magic for Manchester United,” Hargreaves told BT Sport. “He looks like he prefers that position off the left-hand side where he can run into space. “He just gives Manchester United so much. His touch is good, he can run in behind or come short. Marcus is a blessing for this ...

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