The rebuilding of Arsenal

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Last Wednesday, Unai Emery’s Arsenal side capitulated in the second half of their Europa League final against Chelsea in Baku. Emery – well-versed in the art of winning European football’s second-biggest prize – could only watch on as Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea took them apart, thanks largely to the talents of one Eden Hazard. Arsenal lost 4-1 on the night and missed out on their last chance of qualifying for next season’s Champions League in the process. The Gunners’ suspect backline was moved about at will by Hazard and co in…

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The genius of Sergio Aguero

Sergio Aguero

In July 2011, Manchester City paid Atletico Madrid €36 million to acquire the services of their young Argentine striker, Sergio Aguero. Aguero had enjoyed five seasons with Atleti after joining them from Independiente in Argentina in 2006. Even though Aguero was only 18 when he moved to LaLiga he was still Atletico Madrid’s record signing at the time, moving for €21.7 million. Standing at 5’8” tall, Aguero is smaller than the average footballer but what he lacks in height he makes up for in strength, technique and tenacity. He has…

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