Arsenal to miss key players for UCL clash

Arsenal squad have travelled to Bulgaria without a number of key first-team players for the Tuesday night’s Champions League clash against Ludogorets. In his press conference on Monday, manager Arsene Wenger confirmed that the likes of Santi Cazorla, Hector Bellerin, Nacho Monreal and Theo Walcott haven’t travelled with the rest of the squad. He said: “Who did not travel is Monreal, Cazorla and Bellerin, Walcott – both are more or less injuries. Some of them being very close, like Walcott, Bellerin had a little incident in the last minute of…

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Manchester United suffer a massive injury blow ahead of the Manchester derby

Manchester United have suffered a massive injury blow as centre-back Eric Bailly has reportedly been ruled out for two months due to a knee injury. The news comes as a huge setback for United manager Jose Mourinho who is still reeling from the embarrassing 4-0 defeat at the hands of Chelsea on Sunday. The Daily Mail claims that the Ivorian defender has suffered a lateral knee ligament injury and he will spend next two months on the sidelines. The 22-year-old was substituted early in the second half after he was…

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Atletico Madrid dominate annual La Liga awards

Atletico Madrid dominated the annual LaLiga awards last night. The awards were presented at the LaLiga 2015/16 Gala. The who’s who of the Spanish football was present at the awards ceremony in Valencia on Monday. Most of the major categories were picked up by Atletico while Barcelona and Real Madrid also got their hands on some categories. Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio, who spent last season on loan at Espanyol, won the Best Newcomer of the Year award. Marco Asensio is the ‘Best Newcomer in LaLiga Santander 2015/16’! https://t.co/jb5Up9DZRq#PremiosLaLiga pic.twitter.com/79F7O925fE…

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Watford face point deduction, possible expulsion from competitions

Watford are in serious trouble over allegations of forging a bank letter addressed to the Football League. The Daily Telegraph has claimed that the Hornets forged a letter from the international bank HSBC prior to the purchase of the club by Italian owner Gino Pozzo in 2014. The letter served as a guarantee from the bank that Pozzo had enough funds available to bankroll the club. The Telegraph has reportedly obtained a copy of the letter and has passed it on to the bank and the police. The EFL has…

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Arsenal main man to sign new deal

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger’s future at the club is one of the most discussed topics among the club fanbase at the moment. The French manager has divided the club fanbase for quite some time now and still a large section of the fanbase doesn’t want him to continue beyond his current deal, which expires next summer. Wenger’s future was even discussed in the club’s AGM today. Arsenal chairman Sir Chips Keswick, when quizzed about the manager’s future, said: “We will talk when the time is right but for now, we…

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Chelsea have received a massive injury boost

Chelsea have received a massive injury boost in the form centre-back Kur Zouma’s return to fitness. The French international has been a huge miss for the Blues since he ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee in the league game against Manchester United in February. The 21-year-old today made a huge step in his recovery as he was handed a start in the Chelsea U23’s game against Derby County. Kurt Zouma starts for #CFCDev v Derby as he continues his comeback from injury, live on Chelsea TV. Tonight's…

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Pep Guardiola gives his players a dressing down following Southampton draw

Pep Guardiola’s spell at Manchester City has suddenly turned into a nightmare. City started life under the Spaniard with ten consecutive wins in all competitions, but they are currently on a run of five games without a win. Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Southampton made sure that Guardiola, for the second time in his managerial career, was left without a win in his last five games. In yet another game, City were made to pay for an individual error as centre-back John Stones’ back pass was latched onto by Nathan Redmond…

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Arsenal midfielder backed to leave the club

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere, currently on loan at Bournemouth, is in the crucial stage of his career. The 24-year-old’s career has been hampered by injuries in recent years, and he had to join the Cherries on a season-long loan in the summer to get regular playing time. It’s the testament to his injury problems that Saturday’s game against Tottenham was the first time he completed 90 minutes in about two years. Now, the question that begs to be to be asked is whether the England international still has a future…

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Manchester clubs battle for defender, Mourinho also interested in City reject

Manchester clubs are set to go head-to-head in pursuit of Monaco right-back Fabinho, according to the Sun. United have held a long-term interest in the Brazilian and were also linked with him during summer. However, according to the latest report, Guardiola’s City are set to join United in pursuit of the 22-year-old. City are actively looking for a new right-back as both of their current right-backs Bacary Sagna and Pablo Zabaleta have crossed 30, and both will be out of contract in the summer. The Citizens were also linked with…

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Tottenham have signed another Roberto Soldado

Tottenham’s summer signing Vincent Janssen has drawn comparisons to former Spurs striker Roberto Soldado. The Dutch striker signed for the North London club in a £17 million move from AZ Alkmaar during the summer. He arrived amid high expectations, but he has struggled during his initial days in England. The 22-year-old is yet to score a goal for Spurs in his combined 12 appearances in Premier League and Champions League. Yesterday, following the goalless draw with Bournemouth, Spurs fans were quick to compare the Dutch striker to former Spurs striker…

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Manchester United suffer double injury blow, striker to miss rest of the season

Manchester United have suffered a double injury blow within a space of a week. The first casualty of the week was young striker Jamie Wilson, who tore his anterior cruciate ligament while on loan at Derby County. The 20-year-old suffered the injury during training on Monday and subsequently returned to United to receive treatment. Wilson is set to undergo surgery and has been ruled for the rest of the season. ‘It’s a great disappointment for him and for the club as well,’ said United reserves coach Warren Joyce. ‘He’s got…

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Peter Crouch won the internet with his witty reply

Stoke City striker Peter Crouch’s footballing career is waning down, and the former England international is well too aware of it. The 35-year-old only managed four league starts last season, and this year, Wilfried Bony’s arrival at Britannia Stadium has further complicated the situation for him. This season, he has managed only one start in the league so far. However, the lanky striker is not the type to sulk and mope when the things are not going his way. He quite clearly knows how to banter, and he won the…

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Has Patrice Evra ended his feud with Luis Suarez?

The feud between Luis Suarez and Patrick Evra was one of the most talked about feuds in Premier League in recent history. The pair clashed with each other in 2011 when the former Manchester United defender accused the former Liverpool striker of using racist language against him during the 1-1 draw between both the clubs. The Uruguayan striker was subsequently banned for eight games and fined £40,000 after he was found guilty of using racist language. The dispute between the players didn’t end there as Suarez refused to shake Evra’s…

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Robin van Persie turns back the years by scoring at Old Trafford [Tweets]

Robin Van Persie was once again on the scoresheet at Old Trafford tonight. The former Manchester United striker scored for his current club Fenerbahce this time as his side lost 4-1 to United in Europa League. The 33-year-old put the ball in the net from point-blank range in the 83rd minute of the game. The Dutchman’s goal only proved to be a consolatory strike for his side as United were already leading 4-0 in the game. However, Van Persie did get a heart-warming applause from United fans including former manager…

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Manchester City handed a massive boost ahead of Southampton clash

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are going through a rough patch at the moment. They are without a win in their last four games in all competitions and, during midweek, suffered a humiliating 4-0 thumping at the hands of Barcelona. Next up for them is a league clash against in-form Southampton at Etihad Stadium on Saturday. The Saints will definitely prove to be another tough nut to crack for City, but the league leaders have been handed an unexpected advantage ahead of the tie. The South Coast club will be without…

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Legia face expulsion from Champions League

Polish club Legia Warsaw have expressed fears of expulsion from Champions League this season. Legia’s public and media relations director Seweryn Dmowski expressed concerns about the future of the club in the competition after club supporters clashed with Madrid police ahead of Legia’s 5-1 defeat to Real Madrid in Champions League on Tuesday night. 12 people, including three Spanish policemen, suffered injuries in the clashes while 13 Polish fans were arrested. “There have been unofficial suggestions before the Real Madrid game that any offence could result in excluding us from…

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Mesut Ozil will only commit his future to Arsenal on one condition

Mesut Ozil has put forward a non-negotiable condition in front of the Arsenal board before signing a new deal with the club. The German’s current deal with the North London club expires in 2018, and both parties have been involved in contract negotiations for months now. According to Goal.com, the World Cup winner has told the club board that he will only sign a contract extension if manager Arsene Wenger commits his future to the club too. Wenger’s current contract expires at the end of the current season. The report…

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Has Pep Guardiola made a huge blunder already? [Tweets]

Has Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola made a huge blunder in letting goalkeeper Joe Hart leave on a loan move to Serie A club Torino? That’s the question on every football fan’s mind following Claudio Bravo’s disastrous performance in the City’s 4-0 Champions League defeat to Barcelona tonight. Guardiola signed Bravo from Barcelona in summer to replace Hart in his starting eleven, but the Chilean has been far from convincing during his time in England. After spending two years with the Catalans, Bravo made a return to Nou Camp as…

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Kolo Toure hailed on Twitter for his interview following his stinker in Champions League

It appears that age is slowly catching up with Celtic centre-back Kolo Toure. The 35-year-old, who has played for the likes of Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool in his long and illustrious career, was at fault for both goals in the Hoops’ 2-0 Champions League defeat to Borussia Monchengladbach tonight. However, despite his poor performance in the game, the Ivorian won the hearts of everyone by giving an alarmingly honest interview following the game. The Ivorian admitted that he made mistakes in the game like a 16-year-old in the game…

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Alex Iwobi reacted brilliantly to a video of his skills on Twitter

Arsenal youngster Alex Iwobi has been quite a revelation for the North London club since the second half of the last season. The 20-year-old made inroads into Arsene Wenger’s starting eleven last season and very quickly established himself as one of the key members of the first-team. He has continued his form this season and has kept the likes of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Lucas Perez out of Wenger’s starting eleven. The Nigeria international is clearly a talented and skilful player and his composure on the ball defies his age. He…

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Champions League witnessed superb goalkeeping performances on Tuesday night [Video]

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Goalkeepers were in top form during Tuesday night’s Champions League fixtures. We witnessed some top-notch performances from the likes of Gianluigi Buffon, Hugo Lloris and Kasper Schmeichel for their respective teams on the night. Buffon produced an MOTM performance as ten-man Juventus managed to beat Lyon 1-0 away from home. The Italian produced a couple of world class saves, which included a save on Alexandre Lacazette’s penalty. BUFFON IS BACK! Fantastic save on Lacazette's penalty. pic.twitter.com/VrxDJoAbIz — Stereo Serie A Radio (@StereoSerieA) October 18, 2016 Tottenham skipper Hugo Lloris was…

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Ronaldo has urged Liverpool star to switch clubs

Former Real Madrid star Ronaldo has risked the anger of Liverpool fans with his latest comments. The former Brazilian superstar has revealed that he wants to see his compatriot Philippe Coutinho play for Real Madrid in future. “I would love to see Coutinho at Real Madrid,” Ronaldo told Spanish radio station Onda Cero, via Sky Sports. “Spanish football is, without doubt, the best in history. It has always bought the best [players] and produced the most beautiful football.” Both Ronaldo and Coutinho have also represented Serie A giants Inter Milan.…

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Liverpool fans are not happy with the reception Jose Mourinho received at Anfield [Tweets]

The Monday night clash between Liverpool and Manchester United was preceded by a lot of anticipation from both sets of fans. The game surely failed to live up to its billing as Mourinho’s United stifled the hosts into a goalless draw. However, what was even more irritating for the Liverpool fans was the reception the Portuguese received at Anfield. Jose Mourinho was already a disliked figure among Liverpool faithful, and this time, he arrived at Merseyside as the manager of traditional rivals Manchester United. However, instead of creating a hostile…

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Icardi’s time at Inter Milan might be over following the latest incident – full story

The ongoing hostility between Inter Milan striker Mauro Icardi and Inter ultras doesn’t look like ending anytime soon. In the latest incident, around 40 ultras attempted to attack the Argentine’s car and put up a threatening banner outside his apartment. The banner read: ‘We’re here… When your Argentine friends arrive, will you warn us or do it like a coward?’ The entire conflict started when the Inter captain made controversial claims about Inter’s ultra-group Curva Nord in his recently release autobiography. He said: “The fans start to shout: they call…

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United in talks with Wayne Rooney’s replacement

Rumours linking Atletico Madrid frontman Antonio Griezmann with a summer move to Manchester United are gathering pace. The Mirror has claimed that United manager Jose Mourinho has identified the French international as a natural successor to current skipper Wayne Rooney. Rooney has started United’s last three games on the bench, and it’s getting more and more evident by the day that his future doesn’t belong with his current club. The report claims that United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has already held talks with Atletico and has intimated them that United…

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