Four Things Mikel Arteta Instantly Changed at Arsenal

Mikel Arteta in Front of the Arsenal Logo

Mikel Arteta got his first win as an Arsenal manager last night against Manchester United. It was an excellent performance and the 2-0 score reflects the different face of the Gunners. The Spaniard has been at the helm for only two weeks or so, but there have been clear signs of improvement in his first three matches. Let’s take a look at the four most important changes that Arteta brought to the club. Pressing and Commitment One of the biggest issues with Unai Emery’s Arsenal was the lack of proper…

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Why Borussia Dortmund is the Perfect Place for Erling Haaland

Haaland Holding a Dortmund Shirt in the Front of Borussia Dortmund Crowd

The young Norwegian striker Erling Haaland is one of the hottest properties in European football. The prodigy has scored 29 goals in 27 games this season for Red Bull Salzburg. He has the potential to become one of the greatest strikers in modern football and it’s no surprise that most top European clubs have been following his development. Manchester United seemed like the favorite to sign him but Haaland decided to join Borussia Dortmund with a contract that expires in 2024 instead. It was a bit of surprise but this…

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Arteta Loses His Home Debut against Chelsea in Dramatic Fashion

Bernd Leno

The first game of Mikel Arteta at the helm brought hope to the Arsenal fans, despite earning only a point against Bournemouth away from. The second match of the Spanish manager was similar, as the performance was encouraging but the result disappointed. It all started well for Arsenal, as the Gunners were in total control for most of the first half against Chelsea. They opened the scoring through Aubameyang and worked hard all over the pitch. Arteta and all the supporters were delighted of the desire displayed by every single…

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David Moyes Is West Ham United’s New Manager

David Moyes and Manuel Pellegrini in Front of West Ham United Logo

West Ham United announced that David Moyes is the club’s new manager. He signed a deal for 18 months and will replaced Manuel Pellegrini. The expectations for the Chilean’s West Ham were high. The team was supposed to fight for a place in the middle of the English Premier League table but has been involved in the battle against relegation instead. Currently, West Ham United sits in the 17th place, only one point above the bottom three. That was enough for the board to act and sack Pellegrini after the…

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Southampton Stuns Chelsea on Boxing Day to Win Priceless Three Points

Southampton Players Celebrating on Field

Chelsea’s form in the English Premier League has been inconsistent lately. The home game against Southampton on Thursday was a good opportunity to relieve the pressure by beating a struggling team. And yet, it was the Saints who came out of this match with all the points. Michael Obafemi gave them a lead in the first half and Nathan Redmond sealed the victory in the second. Southampton defended with a lot of heart and discipline throughout most of the match. The visitors were tough and Chelsea struggled to create enough…

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Liverpool Crush Leicester on the Road to the Title

Liverpool FC Players

Liverpool was the overwhelming favorite for the English Premier League title before the visit to Leicester on Boxing Day. A draw would’ve been enough for the Reds to keep that position intact, but they went one step further. From the very start of the game, Liverpool dominated Leicester and created plenty of chances. The Reds missed a couple in the first half but a goal by Roberto Firmino gave them the lead before the break. The second half was closer up to the 71st minute when a penalty for Liverpool…

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The Five Things Arteta Needs to Change in Arsenal to Succeed

Mikel Arteta With Arsenal Logo

The first press conference of Mikel Arteta as an Arsenal manager was fascinating. The Spaniard said all the right things and brought hope to the supporters. He knows that he will need to change the club both in the short and the long-term. Arteta seems aware of how monumental the task is ahead of his debut against Bournemouth. Let’s take a look at the five key points he needs to change in Arsenal to be successful. Confidence One of the biggest issues with Arsenal under Unai Emery has been the…

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Gennaro Gattuso Earns His First Victory as a Napoli Head Coach in Dramatic Fashion

Gennaro Gattuso

Napoli’s season has been a nightmare so far. It was so bad that the board decided to sack the experienced Carlo Ancelotti and appoint Gennaro Gattuso as the head coach. Many questioned this move but it might work out at the end. The start wasn’t exactly perfect for Gattuso, as his side lost against Parma at home. Next in line was the tough Sassuolo away and it didn’t look good early on. Napoli fell behind in the first half and it seemed like Gattuso will have to wait for his…

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Why Manchester United Can’t Beat Teams from the Bottom of the English Premier League?

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Manchester United

After back-to-back wins against Tottenham and Manchester City, we all thought that Manchester United is getting significantly better. And yet, a home draw against Everton and a heavy defeat against last-placed Watford show that’s not the case. Many would argue that the blunder by David De Gea and the stupid penalty by Wan-Bissaka are the main reasons why the Red Devils lost. Both goals were preventable and you can’t argue against that. However, the main issue seems to lie somewhere else. Manchester United struggled to create enough pressure against one…

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Is Paul Pogba Leaving Manchester United?

Paul Pogba With Manchester United Logo

Paul Pogba hasn’t played for Manchester United since the end of September and the signs are not good. An ankle injury was the reason why the Frenchman has been out but it’s been far too long. The club officials and many of the players believe we won’t see Pogba with the Manchester United shirt ever again. And yet, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems to disagree. The manager believes that the midfielder will stay with the club at least by the end of the season. The latest reports say that Pogba is…

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Latest Champions League and Europa League Odds After the Draws

UEFA Champions League Trophy and Logo

We now know the draw for the first round of the UEFA Champions League and Europa League eliminations. That means the online bookmakers have released updated odds on each team winning the respective competition. Let’s first take a look at the draws and then assess the odds for a few of the leading teams. UEFA Champions League Last 16 Draw Borussia Dortmund (GER) vs. Paris Saint-Germain (FRA) Real Madrid (ESP) vs. Manchester City (ENG) Atalanta (ITA) vs. Valencia (ESP) Atlético Madrid (ESP) vs. Liverpool (ENG) Chelsea (ENG) vs. Bayern Munich…

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Barcelona and Real Madrid Fire Blanks in El Clasico

Barcelona vs Real Madrid, El Clasico

The Spanish La Liga leaders Barcelona and Real Madrid faced each other in a highly-anticipated El Clasico yesterday. The derby was tenacious but failed to deliver any goals for the first time since 2002. That leaves the teams with the same number of points on the top of the league. Barcelona has the better goal difference which is enough for the first spot. The Catalans could feel lucky that they keep their position because Real Madrid was the better side for large periods of the game. The woodwork save Barcelona…

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Arsenal set to complete double-signing – Report

Unai Emery

Arsenal are confident of signing Kieran Tierney and Dani Ceballos this summer, according to the latest report from Sky Sports. The Gunners have already seen their two bids turned down for the Celtic left-back. Arsenal are expected to go back with a third bid, and according to Sky Sports reporter Dharmesh Seth, they are confident of getting their man. Arsenal have also been linked with a loan move for Dani Ceballos, and their prospects of getting the midfielder looks good too. “I’m led to believe there’s growing confidence Arsenal can…

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Arsenal, Liverpool and Inter lodge bids for Ligue 1 star

Lille winger Nicolas Pepe is one of the hottest prospects this summer, and there is no dearth of interest in his services. French publication L’Equipe, via GFFN, has claimed that Liverpool, Arsenal and Inter Milan have lodged firm bids for the Ivorian player. There is no mention of measures of bids, but the 24-year-old is reportedly valued at £70m. Pepe scored 22 goals for Lille last season, and he was instrumental in their return to Champions League football – and if you back him to become a success in the…

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Testing times for Arsenal fans

Unai Emery

The ongoing summer transfer window keeps getting worse for Arsenal fans on a daily basis. As Arsenal players continue their pre-season preparations in the US, fans of the club have launched a campaign against ineffective ownership from Stan Kroenke. The end of the last season was quite tragic for the fans, and this summer so far has only increased the concerns among fans. Due to their failure to qualify for Champions League, Arsenal have been handed a very limited transfer budget and this has tied their hands in the market,…

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Premier League Club Should Take a Gamble on Impressive Stoke Midfielder

Peter Etebo arrived in the Potteries with very little fanfare, but the athletic midfielder gradually won over the fans with his all-action performances. His 2019 displays were a rare bright spot in an underwhelming season for the Staffordshire club, who finished in 16th position with a goal difference of -7. Etebo’s future is uncertain, and a number of impressive displays at the African Cup of Nations this summer have certainly helped put him in the shop window once again.  ICYMI: @NGSuperEagles midfielder, Peter Etebo scored his first goal for Stoke City in…

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Tottenham transfer news: target available for right price, but midfielder might leave

It’s not news that Tottenham have identified Lyon midfielder Tanguy Ndombele as their top target this transfer window. Last week, it was reported that the Ligue 1 club have turned down a Tottenham bid in the region of £60m. However, Spurs still remain in pursuit of the midfielder, and they have received some encouraging news on their chase. Lyon chairman Jean-Michel Aulas has admitted that he would allow Ndombele to leave this summer, but only at a right price. He also revealed that a number of clubs are interested in…

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Four clubs that could sign Neymar this summer

The football world is buzzing with the news that Neymar could be allowed to leave his summer. According to Bilel Ghazi of L’Equipe, the Parisian club are open to sell their €222 signing this summer if they receive a suitable offer. Coming up with a suitable offer for a player who has already been sold for €222m is a huge risk for any club, but it is not everyday that a player of Neymar’s quality becomes available in the market. Hence, we look at four clubs who could possibly sign…

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Have Real Madrid found a solution for Gareth Bale?

Gareth Bale has become a problematic figure at Real Madrid this summer. Following a turbulent season, the Welshman has fallen out of favour with fans, and he also doesn’t figure in the plans of head-coach Zinedine Zidane. It is apparent that the La Liga giants want to offload the 29-year-old, who is currently on £350,000 wages after tax. However, Los Blancos might find it difficult to sell Bale on a permanent deal this summer. Premier League sides like Manchester United and Tottenham have refrained from registering their interest in the…

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Arsenal target interested in a move to London & more

Lorient’s young forward Alexis Claude-Maurice is a player in demand this summer transfer window. According to the report from Sky Sports, a source close to the players has claimed that clubs like Borussia Monchengladbach, RB Leipzig, Lyon, Lille, Monaco, Marseille, Sevilla, Brighton, Newcastle United, and West Ham United have registered interest in the player. However, the same report also mentions that the France U20 international favours a move to Arsenal. The North London side are also one of the sides wanting to sign him, and reportedly, the Gunners have already…

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Manchester United transfer news: Wan-Bissaka, Bale and more

Manchester United have received encouraging news in their pursuit of Crystal Palace right-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka. According to Sky Sports, Wan-Bissaka favours a move to Old Trafford this summer. United’s interest in the Palace right-back is not a fresh news, and reportedly, they have already seen their initial bid of £40m rejected by the Eagles. However, the Red Devils are expected to go back with a better bid for the England U21 international. They are also keeping tabs on PSG’s Thomas Meunier and Tottenham’s Kieran Trippier. Meanwhile, United have no interest…

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Four European Clubs Who Should Resist Selling Players This Summer

It’s almost accepted in football that ‘smaller’ clubs who have seen a bit of success will get raided during the summer months, forcing them to rebuild all over again. In a way, it’s a bit of shame. Who knows, for example, how far the Monaco team that won Ligue 1 in 2016/17 could have gone if they hadn’t been stripped down and sold for parts after that triumph? You can make an argument for reinvestment and renewal, like Ajax might do this summer, but often, they never catch the same…

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Hazard to cost £88.5m, claims the latest report

Real Madrid and Chelsea have agreed over a transfer fee for Eden Hazard, according to the latest report from the Guardian. Famous football journalist Fabrizio Romano claims that the Spanish giants have agreed to pay £88.5m (€100m) plus add-ons to Chelsea for the services of the Belgian star. The report mentions that following an initial disagreement over the transfer fee, both clubs came to an understanding on Wednesday. Real Madrid have been in pursuit of Hazard for quite some time, and head-coach Zinedine Zidane is also a fan of the…

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Eriksen wants to leave, agent says ‘not a surprise’

Tottenham star Christian Eriksen has admitted that he wishes to start a new challenge this summer. The Danish midfielder was part of the losing Spurs side in the Champions League final. He has only one year left in his current deal, and it is reported that Real Madrid are interested in his services. However, he has also claimed that if no suitable offer come for him this summer, he wouldn’t have any problem in signing a new deal. “I feel that I am at a stage of my career where…

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Several Arsenal players facing exodus after the Europa League debacle

Unai Emery

Arsenal are still reeling following their embarrassing defeat to Chelsea in the final of Europa League. Gunners’ spectacular collapse in the second half has left a lot of questions hanging over the squad, and it is clear that a lot of Arsenal careers have come to an end. Manager Unai Emery also made this very clear following the game, when he said that some of his players would need to leave in the summer. “Our idea is to continue to carry on and improve with the young players that have…

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