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Chelsea vs Arsenal: Abramovich takes Decision on Tuchel’s Future at Stamford Bridge
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Chelsea vs Arsenal: Abramovich takes Decision on Tuchel’s Future at Stamford Bridge

  Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, will approve a new contract for manager Thomas Tuchel at the end of this season, Sportsmail reports. It will be reward for his impressive first months at Stamford Bridge. Tuchel had led the Blues to the Champions League and FA Cup finals, as well as putting them in a strong position to finish in the Premier League’s top four. There are clauses in the 18-month contract Tuchel signed in January, which will trigger an extension if he meets certain targets. But Chelsea want to tie him down to a new two-year deal with the option for a third year. Tuchel is keen to sign the new deal, will also come with an increase on his current £7million salary. The impetus for the new contract talks has come from the club, however, with the German ...
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The midfielder has been dogged by fitness issues throughout the season, and may now be unavailable to play for his country in the summer Marco Verratti is likely to be a doubt for Italy at the European Championship after being ruled out of Paris Saint-Germain's remaining 2020-21 fixtures through injury. Verratti has missed 21 games already this season due to a combination of injuries and positive coronavirus tests, and he has been dealt a fresh fitness blow ahead of Euro 2020. The tournament is due to kick off with Italy playing Turkey on June 11, but PSG have confirmed that the midfielder will spend at least a month on the sidelines due to a knee issue, which means he may be unavailable to Azzurri head coach Roberto Mancini.
Barcelona reach agreement to sign Manchester City defender Eric Garcia
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Barcelona reach agreement to sign Manchester City defender Eric Garcia

The Spaniard will become the Blaugrana's first summer signing, with an official announcement expected in the coming weeks Barcelona have reached an agreement to sign Manchester City defender Eric Garcia, Goal can confirm. Garcia will move to Camp Nou on a free transfer when his current contract at City expires at the end of June. The 20-year-old rose through the youth ranks at La Masia before moving to Manchester in 2017, but will return to Barcelona ahead of the 2021-22 season.
Chelsea vs Arsenal: What Tuchel Said about Lampard Ahead of EPL Clash
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Chelsea vs Arsenal: What Tuchel Said about Lampard Ahead of EPL Clash

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has credited his predecessor, Frank Lampard, with the success of the team this season. Tuchel replaced Lampard in January after the former England midfielder was sacked by Roman Abramovich. The German has led the Blues to two finals in the FA Cup and Champions League within a short time. When asked how much credit is due to his predecessor for Chelsea’s achievements this season, Tuchel said: “For sure, you can only arrive in a final of the FA Cup or Champions League if you make it through the group stage. And Frank had an amazing record in the group stage of the Champions League and won all the FA Cup games that were there to win too. “So, this laid the foundation to arrive in the finals, and I will never forget it. We don’t feel as...
‘We Lacked Continuity’- Buffon Finally Decides to Leave Juventus
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‘We Lacked Continuity’- Buffon Finally Decides to Leave Juventus

Juventus goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon, has finally confirmed that he would leave the club at the end of the season. Buffon, 43, made the announcement to beIN Sports. According to him, Juventus lacked continuity this season. The Italian shot-stopper returned to Turin in July 2019 after one year with Paris Saint-Germain, but his contract expires in June and he feels it’s time to part ways with the Bianconeri. “I’ve decided to leave Juventus at the end of the season, I’m not extending the contract,” Buffon said. “We lacked continuity,” he added. “In the end, in the games, we played against the top five, six teams, we often won. We drew sometimes and lost some. “But it has always been even games. Instead, we lost stupid points against the lesser teams. This means you are ...
He’s Very Nice to me – Buffon Criticizes Juventus Over Ronaldo
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He’s Very Nice to me – Buffon Criticizes Juventus Over Ronaldo

  Juventus goalkeeper, Gianluigi Buffon, has said the team’s performances have not helped forward Cristiano Ronaldo this season. The 43-year-old believes Ronaldo, who is very nice to him, has suffered because of Juventus’ display this term. Juventus are currently fighting for a place in the Champions League next season, as they sit fifth in the Serie A table, one point behind Napoli at the fourth position. The Old Lady were also knocked out of this season’s Champions League by FC Porto. “I have an excellent relationship with Ronaldo,” Buffon told beIN Sports. “He’s very nice to me. “He has scored a lot of goals, always like in the last few years. The individual is enhanced when the team reaches important goals. “If this doesn’t happen, the performances of the ...
I Feel Sad for Buffon, three Other Players – Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva
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I Feel Sad for Buffon, three Other Players – Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva

Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva, has said that he feels sad for four Juventus players, Gianluigi Buffon, Danilo, Alex Sandro and Arthur. Silva said this while reacting to Juventus’ Serie A 3-0 defeat against AC Milan last Sunday. The Brazilian, who left Milan almost four years for PSG in 2012, also hopes to see the Rossoneri reach the Champions League for next season. “I have been thinking about this moment since I left Milan. I have been thinking about Milan’s Champions League qualification every year,” Silva told Sky Italia. “This season, we’re close. I saw the game against Juventus. I was a bit sad for Juventus’ Brazilian players: Danilo, Alex Sandro, Arthur. Even for Gigi [Buffon], we played together in Paris. “But Milan played a great game and deserved to win. I thin...
Fulham’s Survival Fight Ended by Burnley
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Fulham’s Survival Fight Ended by Burnley

Fulham's relegation to the Championship was confirmed by an abject 2-0 defeat to Burnley, who guaranteed another season of Premier League football with a clinical victory at Craven Cottage. Scott Parker's side needed four wins from their final four games to have any chance of avoiding the drop but were comprehensively beaten as their season-long stay in the top flight ended with three games to spare. Fulham's fate was effectively sealed before half-time as Ashley Westwood's opener and Chris Wood's emphatic 50th Burnley goal left the hosts needing to score three unanswered goals - the same they had managed in their previous 11 outings. Fortune favoured Fulham after the interval when goalkeeper Alphonse Areola avoided a straight red card for a clear handball outside the area, bu...
Ndidi reveals Leicester City mission ahead of Manchester United trip
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Ndidi reveals Leicester City mission ahead of Manchester United trip

Brendan Rodgers' men have only lost just one of their last 12 away matches in the English top-flight this term Wilfred Ndidi has stated Leicester City will ‘give everything’ to get maximum points against Manchester United in Tuesday’s Premier League encounter. The Foxes are aiming to bounce back to winning ways after their 4-2 loss to Newcastle United on Friday and also continue their impressive away form in the Premier League this season – having lost once in their last 12 away outings. Ndidi, who has made himself Leicester City’s key midfield enforcer, admitted that Tuesday’s match at Old Trafford would be difficult but he believes the Foxes can match Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men who are second in the table.
Pirlo Insists he won’t Resign after Milan Hammering
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Pirlo Insists he won’t Resign after Milan Hammering

A 3-0 loss at the hands of the San Siro club leaves Juve in danger of missing out on the Champions League next season. Andrea Pirlo says that he will not stand down from his role as Juventus head coach despite another major setback against AC Milan on Sunday. Rookie boss Pirlo watched from the sidelines as the Bianconeri were dismantled 3-0 at home by their rivals. The heavy loss came just a week after Juventus had officially relinquished the Serie A crown for the first time after nine successive titles. What was said? Speaking to Sky Sports after the match, Pirlo said: “Resign? No, I won’t step aside. I took this role with a great deal of enthusiasm amid certain difficulties. I am at the disposal of the club, there are still three games to go, so I will continue doing my wo...
Oshoala’s Barcelona Win Women League Title
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Oshoala’s Barcelona Win Women League Title

Super Falcons captain Asisat Oshoala’s club, Barcelona Women won the Primera Division with eight to spare on Sunday by beating Granadilla Tenerife 1-0 to continue their all-conquering season in the Spanish top flight. Barca’s victory puts them 16 points clear of Levante, who drew 1-1 against Espanyol and now cannot catch the leaders with their five games left to play. It has been an incredible season for Barcelona Women, who have won all 26 of their league games this season, scoring 128 goals and conceding only five. The league title is the sixth Barcelona Women have won in their history and second in a row after they also triumphed last year. They could yet make it a treble this term, given Barca are in the semi-finals of the Copa de la Reina and the final of the...
Sam Allardyce Reacts to being Relegated from Premier League
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Sam Allardyce Reacts to being Relegated from Premier League

  West Brom manager, Sam Allardyce, has reacted after he suffered relegation from the Premier League for the first time in his managerial career. The Baggies lost 3-1 to Arsenal on Sunday night, confirming their drop from the Championship. Goals from Emile Smith Rowe, Nicolas Pepe gave the Gunners a two-goal lead, before Mathaus Pereira pulled one back for West Brom. Willian then struck a sublime free-kick late in the game to seal Allardyce’s men’s fate. Allardyce had established himself as a relegation escape artist during his various managerial spells in England’s top flight, but his 17th season in the division ultimately ended in failure, with West Brom relegated from the division for a joint-record fifth time. “It’s not sunk in yet. But I’m sure I’ll wake up ...
O’Neill Hails Mikel Obi as “a Brilliant Signing”
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O’Neill Hails Mikel Obi as “a Brilliant Signing”

  Stoke City manager, Michael O’Neill has hailed John Mikel Obi as “a brilliant signing”. O’Neill’s men finished the 2020/2021 EFL Championship season with a 2-0 win at Bournemouth. Mikel Obi made his 39th league appearance in the game and played from the start, as they ended their six-game winless run. The 34-year-old signed for the Potters on a short-term deal last August and O’Neill have now expressed satisfaction with his contributions. When asked about the Nigerian midfielder’s performance, O’Neill told Stoke on TrentLive: “Brilliant. I thought he was brilliant. The [control and the] pass he plays for Rabbi Matondo in the first half too. “I’ve just said to him in the dressing room that I hope we can get that player on loan from Chelsea again next season. Tod...
Man City boss Guardiola reveals ‘exceptional’ Zinchenko rejected transfer offers
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Man City boss Guardiola reveals ‘exceptional’ Zinchenko rejected transfer offers

The Premier League leaders' coach has praised the full-back for the impact he's had at Etihad Stadium this season Man City boss Pep Guardiola has revealed that Oleksandr Zinchenko rejected transfer offers last summer while describing the defender as an "exceptional" talent. Zinchenko is currently enjoying arguably his best season yet at Etihad Stadium, having initially been snapped up from Russian outfit FC Ufa in 2016. The 24-year-old was heavily linked with a move away from City following an underwhelming 2019-20 campaign, with Guardiola now confirming that he chose to stay and fight for his place after generating interest from a number of clubs.
UCL: Zidane Finally reacts to Hazard Laughing after Chelsea Eliminated Real Madrid
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UCL: Zidane Finally reacts to Hazard Laughing after Chelsea Eliminated Real Madrid

  Real Madrid boss, Zinedine Zidane, has reacted to forward Eden Hazard’s laughing following their Champions League semi-final second-leg 2-0 defeat against Chelsea last Wednesday. Hazard struggled to make an impact against his former club and then angered those connected with Real Madrid after television cameras caught him laughing with Kurt Zouma just minutes after the full-time whistle at Stamford Bridge. Reacting, Zidane said that Hazard apologized to Real Madrid players for laughing and joking after their Champions League defeat to Chelsea, adding that it was not his intention to hurt anyone. “Hazard knows what he has to do on the pitch, and he is going to do it, we spoke the other day after the game to say that he apologized for the reaction, with me, with the cl...
Man Utd taking new look at Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham
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Man Utd taking new look at Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham

Manchester United have not dropped their long-term interest in Borussia Dortmund midfielder Jude Bellingham. United have been heavily linked with moves for Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho this summer, but another Borussia Dortmund player is emerging as a potential target. It appears that player is Bellingham, who has impressed in the Bundesliga this season since moving from Birmingham. He scored in Dortmund's Champions League quarter-final defeat to Manchester City and Christian Falk of BILD reports that United are now eyeing a move for the 17-year-old. “At United at the moment, there is nothing at all on the Sancho interest. The English are now simply focussing on Bellingham instead," Falk said
Temwa Chawinga nets brace as Tabitha makes Wuhan scoring debut against Sichuan
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Temwa Chawinga nets brace as Tabitha makes Wuhan scoring debut against Sichuan

The Malawi internationals made bright starts to the season, providing three of the goals for the hosts in the opening game Tabitha Chawinga made a goalscoring debut and sister Temwa scored a brace in Wuhan's 4-0 victory over Sichuan in Saturday’s 2021 Chinese Women's Super League opener. In October, both sisters faced off in the 2020 Chinese final, with Temwa helping Wuhan silence Tabitha's Jiangsu 4-0 to celebrate their first league diadem in 19 years of their history. Tabitha joined Wuhan from Jiangsu Suning in January 2021, teaming up for the first time since Kvarnsvedens in 2017 with sister Temwa, who enters her second season with the Chinese champions.
Palace Beat Sheffield Utd to Make Sure of Survival
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Palace Beat Sheffield Utd to Make Sure of Survival

Crystal Palace rubberstamped Premier League survival and ended a winless run of five games with a 2-0 victory at relegated Sheffield United. Christian Benteke's deflected shot after just 67 seconds belied Palace's dominance against a long-beaten side who failed to muster an effort on target all afternoon. Benteke was denied from close-range by a fine first-half Aaron Ramsdale save, before drilling against a post after the break, but a belated second finally came through Eberechi Eze (88) as the Eagles eased past the 40-point mark and made sure of an eighth successive season in the top flight. Sheffield United, whose own relegation was followed earlier by that of rivals Sheffield Wednesday from the Championship - the city's first double drop in the same season - never truly thr...
Derby Stay Up, Sheff Wed Down after Incredible Finale
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Derby Stay Up, Sheff Wed Down after Incredible Finale

Derby narrowly avoided relegation after a nerve-shredding finale to the Sky Bet Championship season that saw Sheffield Wednesday, Rotherham and Wycombe drop to League One. Wayne Rooney's Derby started the final day outside the relegation places and knowing a win would ensure they stayed up, but a 3-3 draw against Wednesday proved to be enough after 90 minutes of incredible drama. Derby looked to be in trouble after Sam Hutchinson put Wednesday ahead in first-half injury-time, a scoreline that, along with Rotherham beating Cardiff, would have seen the Millers stay up at the expense of Derby and Wednesday. But a second half packed full of twists and turns - with Derby scoring twice in three minutes to take a 2-1 lead then fighting back to 3-3 after falling behind again and facin...
Leads 3-1 Tottenham : Spurs Champions Hopes Dealt Huge Blow
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Leads 3-1 Tottenham : Spurs Champions Hopes Dealt Huge Blow

Tottenham's hopes of finishing the season inside the Premier League's top four took a huge blow as they suffered a 3-1 defeat at Leeds United. Spurs' interim boss Ryan Mason had targeted four wins to finish the season and with Leicester's surprise defeat at Newcastle on Friday, the door had just been opened for Spurs in the race to qualify for next season's Champions League. However, they suffered an early set back when Stuart Dallas gave the hosts the lead in the 13th minute. Tottenham cancelled out Dallas' opener to draw level in the 25th minute through Heung-Min Son, but Leeds regained the lead just before half-time as Patrick Bamford converted Ezgjan Alioski's cut back from close range. Spurs, who saw two Harry Kane goals correctly ruled out for offside, had chances in ...
EPL: Kroenke Reveals his Plans for Arteta after Poor Season
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EPL: Kroenke Reveals his Plans for Arteta after Poor Season

  Arsenal owner, Stan Kroenke, is planning to back manager Mikel Arteta seriously in the summer market. The American billionaire will not sack the under-fire Spaniard despite the Gunners’ disastrous season. Instead, Kroenke will sanction a free-spending summer transfer window, according to the UK Sun. Arsenal crashed out of the Europa League at the semi-final stage to Villarreal. Arteta’s men are now unlikely to qualify for any European football next season, as they currently sit in ninth place in the Premier League. Fans have begun calling for the coach’s head, but Kroenke doesn’t agree, and is convinced that the former midfielder is the right man to lead the club forward. It is claimed that at least two or three big-name players will arrive at the Emirates t...
EPL: Michael Owen predicts Man City vs Chelsea, Arsenal, Man United, other fixtures
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EPL: Michael Owen predicts Man City vs Chelsea, Arsenal, Man United, other fixtures

Former Real Madrid striker, Michael Owen, has predicted some of this weekend’s English Premier Leagues, EPL, fixtures. Manchester City will host Chelsea on Saturday evening at Etihad, while Manchester United will face Aston Villa in an away Premier League tie on Sunday afternoon. Arsenal will host West Brom at Emirates on Sunday night, while Liverpool will tackle Southampton on Saturday night at Anfield. Providing his predictions, Owen told BetVictor, “It’s a dress rehearsal of the UEFA Champions League final at the Etihad as Chelsea make the trip north. “This should be another intense tactical battle between two of the best managers in the game. What makes it more interesting, is that both have contrasting styles. “We saw that in their FA Cup tie when Chelsea took the s...
Super Eagles striker, Onuachu hoping for Arsenal move
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Super Eagles striker, Onuachu hoping for Arsenal move

Genk striker, Paul Onuachu, is keen on a switch to Arsenal. According to Voetbal Belgie, the Super Eagles striker is eyeing Premier League football next season. Thanks to his stunning form this season, Onuachu’s market value has risen to €17 million. Genk are also reportedly ready to listen to offers for the Nigerian international. Onuachu is under contract at the Luminus Arena until 2024. He joined the club from Danish club Midtjylland for €6 million in 2019.
Belgium: Onuachu Fires Goal No 31 In Genk Win Vs Club Brugge
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Belgium: Onuachu Fires Goal No 31 In Genk Win Vs Club Brugge

Paul Onuachu inspired Genk to a 3-0 home win against Club Brugge in their Belgian Pro League clash at the Luminus Arena on Friday night. Onauchu opened scoring for the home team in the 57th minute. The 26-year-old has now scored 31 goals in 35 league appearances for the Smurfs this season. He was replaced by his International teammate Cyril Dessers in stoppage time. Junya Ito and Kristian Thorstvedt scored the other goals for John van den Brom’s side.
Iheanacho Bags 18th Goal Of The Season As Leicester Suffer Top-Four
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Iheanacho Bags 18th Goal Of The Season As Leicester Suffer Top-Four

Kelechi Iheanacho returned to scoring form as he netted for Leicester but it was not enough as they lost 4-2 at home to Newcastle in Friday night’s Premier League game, a result which does not help their pursuit for top-four finish, Rushhoursport.com reports. Iheanacho got Leicester’s second goal with three minutes left in the game after cutting from the right before hitting a low strike into the bottom corner. It was Iheanacho’s 11th goal in 22 Premier League appearances this season and his 18th strike in all competitions in the current campaign. Also, he has now scored 10 Premier League goals since the start of March, the most of any player. The only player to score more goals over this period in Europe’s top five leagues is fellow Nigerian Simy Nwankwo with 12 in Serie A...
Suarez, Llorente Can Wreck Barcelona At Camp Nou
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Suarez, Llorente Can Wreck Barcelona At Camp Nou

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone has expressed optimism that the duo of Luis Suarez and Marcos Llorente would give Barcelona a tough nightmare ahead of today’s La Liga clash at Camp Nou. With just two points separating both teams, Atletico, who are currently top of the league will be hoping to cause an upset against Barcelona. Interestingly, a win for Barcelona could also push them to the top of La Liga table as they currently sit third on the log. Speaking ahead of the game, Simeone in a press conference, stated that he’s banking on Suarez and Llorente to wreck Barcelona’s title dream. “Their season speaks for itself. They have been having a fantastic season, two extraordinary players, one with a lot of history, like Luis, claiming what was not expected of him, and Llor...
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 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...
Arsenal take Final decision on Sacking Arteta after UEL Exit to Villarreal
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Arsenal take Final decision on Sacking Arteta after UEL Exit to Villarreal

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

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

  Arsenal captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has finally spoken about Mikel Arteta’s decision to drop him for the North London derby in March. Aubameyang was taken out of the starting XI for the Gunners’ 2-1 win over Tottenham, after he arrived late for the squad’s meet-up before the game. The Gabon striker never made it off the bench, as Arsenal saw off their rivals at the Emirates. “Of course I regret that. It was a bad moment but my feeling after the game was just that we had won the derby and this is it. “This is part of this season and now it’s gone. We just have to look forward and keep focused for the rest of the season. “But of course I regret some things this season. But I can’t do anything about the past. I am just looking forward to end the season well...
Carragher Snubs Van Dijk, Maguire, names Best Defender in Premier League
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Carragher Snubs Van Dijk, Maguire, names Best Defender in Premier League

  Former Liverpool captain, Jamie Carragher, has hailed Manchester City’s Ruben Dias as the best defender in the Premier League. Carragher rated Dias above Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk. The 23-year-old has transformed City’s defence since he joined from Benfica for £64million last summer. With Pep Guardiola’s men just one victory away from the Premier League title, Dias has been one of their best players of the season. “I love him. I think he’s been the best player in the Premier League this season, I really do believe that. “I think he’s had a huge effect on Manchester City. Even when he speaks and you watch him play you can’t believe he’s 23. John Stones next to him is 27-28 and you feel like it’s the other way around with John Stones and that’s no disrespect...
Jose Mourinho Recommends new Player for Roma
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Jose Mourinho Recommends new Player for Roma

  New Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has given the club the name of the player to sign this summer transfer window. Recall that Mourinho agreed to a three-year contract with Roma on Tuesday. The 58-year-old Portuguese will remain at Roma until the 2024 season. Football Italia said Manchester United’s Nemanja Matic is one of the key names that Mourinho has given the Roma board as he starts to draw up transfer plans ahead of next season. Matic has played twice under Mourinho at Chelsea and Manchester United in the past. The Serbian international is trusted by Mourinho and is said to be more suited to Italian Serie A, where his tactical awareness and composure on the ball will be more appreciated. His current contract at Man United expires in 2023. Speaking on a...
Premier League Bans Away Fans for Final two matches of 2020/2021 season
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Premier League Bans Away Fans for Final two matches of 2020/2021 season

  The Premier League has said away fans will not be allowed into stadiums for the final two matches of the 2020/2021 season. Up to 10,000 supporters will be allowed in for round 37 fixtures on May 18 and 19 and for round 38 fixtures on May 23. This is based on the UK government going ahead with the planned easing of coronavirus restrictions on May 17. However, the league has decided to limit this to home spectators. “Following consultation with clubs, it was agreed matches would not be open to away supporters due to varying operational challenges across the league and the need to deliver a consistent approach, while maximizing the opportunity for home-fan attendance,” a league statement read. “The safety and security of supporters is of paramount importance. Club...
Ex-Arsenal Goalkeeper, Jens Lehmann Sacked by Hertha Berlin Over Racist Message to Dennis Aogo
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Ex-Arsenal Goalkeeper, Jens Lehmann Sacked by Hertha Berlin Over Racist Message to Dennis Aogo

Former Arsenal goalkeeper, Jens Lehmann has been sacked from Hertha Berlin’s supervisory board after referring to German television pundit Dennis Aogo as “a token black guy” in a WhatsApp message. Lehmann appeared to accidentally send a message to former German international Dennis Aogo which read: “Is Dennis actually your Quotenschwarzer(token black guy)?” Aogo posted a screenshot of the message on Instagram with the caption: “Wow, are you serious? This message was probably not meant for me.” Lehmann was sacked by Hertha Berlin on Wednesday, May 5, in a statement released by the club’s president, Werner Gegenbauer, which read: “Such statements are in no way representative of the values that Hertha BSC stands for. We distance ourselves from all forms of racism and welcome ...
‘I wouldn’t feel safe as a gay Chelsea player right now’
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‘I wouldn’t feel safe as a gay Chelsea player right now’

We Are The Shed, a die-hard group of Chelsea season ticket holders, may not be the most stereotypical allies to the LGBT+ community, But for Tracy Brown, co-chair of Chelsea Pride, they are invaluable. Brown, who has helped lead the Blues’ LGBT+ supporters’ group since 2016, is playing a key role in joining up with other Chelsea fan groups as they look to spread a message of equality among the Stamford Bridge faithful.
Tottenham Hotspur Will pay £10m of Mourinho’s Wages at Roma
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Tottenham Hotspur Will pay £10m of Mourinho’s Wages at Roma

  Jose Mourinho will be paid £15m next season as Roma manager, but Tottenham Hotspur will have to pay £10m of that money, the UK Sun reports. The 58-year-old was sacked at Spurs last month and has quickly landed himself a new job in Serie A. Mourinho has signed a three-year deal with Roma, but the first of those three years will be much more lucrative than the next two. With a year left on his deal in north London when he was dismissed, his contract stated that Tottenham will pay out his deal if he did not get a new job, or make up the shortfall if his new club was paying him less. Roma agreed a deal to pay Mourinho £5m-per-year, meaning Spurs will have to shell out £10m for him to manage another club. The fact Mourinho has taken a new job actually saves Spurs so...
Mourinho Confirmed as Roma’s new Manager
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Mourinho Confirmed as Roma’s new Manager

  Jose Mourinho has been appointed as the new Roma head coach. The 58-year-old has signed a three-year deal and will begin at the start of next season. Roma, on its official Twitter handle, said: “The club are delighted to announce an agreement has been reached with Jose Mourinho for him to become our new head coach ahead of the 2021-22 season.” Mourinho was sacked by Tottenham Hotspur in April after just 17 months in charge of the Premier League side. He now returns to Serie A for a second spell. Mourinho spent two seasons with Inter Milan before leaving to join Real Madrid in 2010.
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...
Peter Olayinka Wins Czech League Title With Slavia Prague
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Peter Olayinka Wins Czech League Title With Slavia Prague

Peter Olayinka’s Slavia Prague were crowned Czech Super Liga champions for the third in a row on Sunday, reports Completesports .com. Jindřich Trpišovský’s side claimed the title for the 21st time . Olayinka has scored six goals and provided three assists in 20 league appearances for Slavia Prague this season. The 25-year-old linked up with Slavia Prague from Belgian outfit KAA Gent in 2018. The winger won the double during his first season at the club. He has so far scored 16 goals in 63 league appearances for the Červenobílí
Aubameyang equals Sanchez’s Arsenal mark vs Newcastle United
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Aubameyang equals Sanchez’s Arsenal mark vs Newcastle United

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

The Nigeria international found the back of the net for the eighth time this season but could not complete the encounter Victor Osimhen scored before he was injured as Napoli played out a 1-1 draw against Cagliari in Sunday’s Serie A game at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona. The 22-year-old is gradually getting back to his best after struggling to make much of an impact for the Parthenopeans at the start of the season due to a number of factors including coronavirus-related problems. The forward was afforded his 12th league start of the season and utilized the opportunity to increase his tally before he was forced off in the second half after he suffered an injury.
Aribo shines as Rangers secure victory over rivals Celtic
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Aribo shines as Rangers secure victory over rivals Celtic

The Nigeria international was on parade as the Gers triumphed over John Kennedy’s men at Ibrox Stadium Joe Aribo featured prominently as Rangers secured a 4-1 victory over Celtic in Sunday’s Scottish Championship group game. The 24-year-old has been delivering consistent performances for the Gers this season and at Ibrox Stadium, he was handed a chance to continue the fine showings. The Nigeria international was afforded a starting role forming a three-man midfield along with Steven Davis and Glen Kamara.
Transfer: Manchester United Shortlist Ndidi, two Others to Replace Pogba at Old Trafford
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Transfer: Manchester United Shortlist Ndidi, two Others to Replace Pogba at Old Trafford

  Manchester United has shortlisted Leicester City’s Wilfred Ndidi, and two other players to replace Paul Pogba at Old Trafford should the midfielder decide to leave the club this summer transfer window. Recall that Man United are prepared to sell Pogba at the end of the season if he fails to sign a new deal. However, according to Sunday Mirror, Man United have now lined up three replacements for the France international, which include Ndidi, West Ham’s Declan Rice and Atletico Madrid’s Saul Niguez. Pogba will enter the final year of his contract with Man United this summer, and an agreement between the two parties has not yet been reached. The 28-year-old publicly stated his desire to leave Man United nearly two years ago, but he failed to secure a move away from t...
Chelsea: Timo Werner equals Eden Hazard’s record
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Chelsea: Timo Werner equals Eden Hazard’s record

  Chelsea forward, Timo Werner has equalled the club’s former player, Eden Hazard’s record at Stamford Bridge. Werner, who has endured a lot of criticism this season, equalled a record held by Hazard, who currently plays for Real Madrid, in Chelsea’s 2-0 win over Fulham in the Premier League on Saturday. The 25-year-old has come under fire on several occasions this season for missing easy chances, the most recent of which came in Chelsea’s Champions League semi-final first-leg 1-1 draw with Real Madrid last Tuesday. The Germany international failed to get on the scoresheet once again against Fulham, but he did provide the assist for Kai Havertz’s second goal against the visitors. And in doing so, Werner registered his 10th assist in all competitions for the Blues th...
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...
Chelsea vs Real Madrid: Zidane Expecting Double Injury boost ahead of UCL Semi-final
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Chelsea vs Real Madrid: Zidane Expecting Double Injury boost ahead of UCL Semi-final

  Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane, is hopeful of having both Raphael Varane and Sergio Ramos fit for their Champions League semi-final second leg against Chelsea on Wednesday. Ramos is back to full fitness after suffering a calf injury, but has not played a game since mid-March. Varane, meanwhile, suffered a minor knock and was withdrawn at half-time of Saturday’s 2-0 win over Osasuna. “I hope Varane has a small thing, he thinks it is a small thing and I hope so,” Zidane told Movistar after the game. “I hope Ramos is back. If he’s good, he’ll be with us.” With Ramos and Varane sidelined several times this season, Eder Militao has stepped up to become a vital part of the team’s defence.
Norwich Beat Troost-Ekong’s Watford To Championship Title As Rooney’s Derby County Face Relegation 
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Norwich Beat Troost-Ekong’s Watford To Championship Title As Rooney’s Derby County Face Relegation 

Norwich City have beaten William Troost-Ekong’s Watford to the Championship title after a comfortable 4-1 victory over Reading on Saturday. Already promoted to the Premier League at the first attempt, Norwich thumped Reading with a ruthless performance to be confirmed champions. As it turned out, Watford’s 2-0 defeat at Brentford would have handed Norwich the title anyway but the Canaries took care of their own business in emphatic fashion to secure top spot with one game left. Norwich recovered from an early setback to win, having trailed to a 12th minute goal from Josh Laurent. But two goals from Kieran Dowell, a stunning free-kick from Xavier Quintilla and Teemu Pukki’s 26th strike of the season ensured two titles in three seasons for Daniel Farke’s side. Meanwhile, t...
Rabiot Juve’s Midfielder Attracting Interest From Chelsea, Barca
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Rabiot Juve’s Midfielder Attracting Interest From Chelsea, Barca

Chelsea have reportedly joined Barcelona in the race to sign Juventus French midfielder Adrien Rabiot. The former PSG star, who has played 41 times in all competitions for the Italian giants this season, would be available for around £17million in the summer transfer window. According to Calciomercato, Rabiot’s mother and agent Veronique has already begun negotiations with Barcelona, but Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel is also interested in bringing him to Stamford Bridge. The 14-cap international, 26, signed for Juventus on a free transfer from Tuchel’s Paris Saint-Germain side in July 2019. Tuchel said back in 2018: “For me he is a great player and can become a top player,” and although Rabiot was frozen out due to contractual reasons, the German is still keen on a reunion....
Borussia Dortmund confirm Sancho has ‘gentleman’s agreement’ over possible transfer
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Borussia Dortmund confirm Sancho has ‘gentleman’s agreement’ over possible transfer

As the Bundesliga outfit battle for a Champions League berth next season, two of their brightest talents have been linked with the exit door Jadon Sancho has a gentlemen's agreement with Borussia Dortmund that would allow him to secure an exit under certain criteria, sporting director Michael Zorc has confirmed - but the same understanding does not apply to Erling Haaland. The attacking duo, widely considered among the best young talents in the world game, have been linked with a move away following a frustrating season that sees Dortmund face the risk of missing out on Champions League football. Norway international Haaland has already been touted to a host of rivals across Europe by agent Mino Raiola and father Alf-Inge, but Zorc has now moved to confirm that the Leeds-born star...

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