Top five football parody accounts on Twitter

Twitter is a strange place. It’s a breeding ground for rants, hate and vitriol. Especially if you are a football fan. At the same time, if you know where to look, it can be quite an entertaining place too. Check out our list of five funniest Football Parody accounts on Twitter. 5. @OptaJoke The parody account of the famous football-stats account OptaStats has some very funny stats to share with you. 2006 – This is the first time Chelsea have fielded a starting XI with no one wearing a mask or…

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Pep Guardiola wanted to be Arsenal boss, claims famous fan

Celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan has claimed that Pep Guardiola wanted to be the next Arsenal manager. The Spaniard, who is currently in charge of Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich, will take charge of Manchester City on a three-year deal in the summer. The Good Morning Britain presenter also claimed that Guardiola wanted to bring Gunners’ legend Thierry Henry as his number two at the Emirates Stadium. Henry has previously played under Guardiola at Barcelona, and won an unprecedented sextuple during the 2008-09 season under the former Barcelona manager. Morgan made the claim…

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Arsene Wenger: “FA Cup win was vital for my future at the club”

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that he might not have continued in his job with the club if his side had failed to win the 2014 FA Cup final, accoring to ESPN FC. The Gunners faced the daunting task of ending their nine-year trophy drought when they encountered Hull City in the final of the cup competition at Wembley Stadium on May 17, 2014. The North London club didn’t get off to the best of starts and were down 2-0 within eight minutes of the start. However, they crawled…

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Bournemouth vs Arsenal – Premier League preview and team news

Arsenal will be determined to get their title challenge back on track on Sunday with a win away to Bournemouth, who have lost just twice in their last 14 matches in all competitions. It has been a fine run for the Cherries, who are doing a good job of staying clear of danger in their first top-flight season as seven points now separate them and the bottom three. The January arrival of Benik Afobe has clearly given them a major boost, with the striker having scored in his last three league…

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Top five highest paid managers in the Premier League

The job of manager is the riskiest one in the world of modern football. Club managers are under constant pressure to deliver results, and one might feel sorry for them considering the constant criticism and the job insecurity they have to live through. But when you look at the wage packages of some of these managers, your feeling of sympathy of them might turn into jealousy. 5. Slaven Bilic (West Ham): £3m/year West Ham hierarchy made him one of the top-earners in the Premier League this summer. He has certainly lived…

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This stat says Jurgen Klopp is Premier League’s best tactical manager

It hasn’t been an easy task for Jurgen Klopp at Anfield, with Liverpool still unable to crack the top five. But one stat say the German is quite the tactician. A Premier League manager has to be able to make great substitutions, and the Liverpool boss seems to be pretty good at it. In just 15 league matches, his subs have contributed to 10 goals, scoring six times and providing four assists. Only Everton coach Roberto Martinez has had a similar amount of success, with seven goals and three assists.…

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Panic settling among fans as Arsenal once again get undone by Chelsea

Chelsea are the Achilles heel of Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal. Time and time again, the Gunners have been undone by their London neighbours and today was no different. For the second time this season, Arsenal got one of their centre-backs sent off against the Blues. Following Per Mertesacker’s red card, Arsenal had to play with ten men for the majority of the game and in the end, they succumbed to a 1-0 defeat. Diego Costa forced the German defender’s sending off and scored the only goal of the game in the…

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Arsenal legend has surprise name to coach his ‘team-mates XI’

Patrick Vieira doesn’t want Arsene Wenger to be the coach of his ‘team-mates XI’. The French Arsenal legend rather has Jose Mourinho running his team, according to The Daily Mail. It’s a suprising pick from the 39-year-old, who enjoyed the most successful part of his career under Wenger with the Gunners. Vieira was brought to the Premier League by his fellow countryman in 1996 and won seven trophies during his nine-year stay in London, while also being part of the Arsenal team that went unbeaten during the 2003/2004 season. Still, the defensive midfielder…

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Arsene Wenger has a message for Jurgen Klopp

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger understands Jurgen Klopp moaning about the lack of a winter break and the number of games teams have to play in the Premier League, according to The Daily Star. On Wednesday, The Gunners visit Liverpool in a real cracker at Anfield. It will be The Reds’ third match in just eight days, a packed schedule that has seen it’s share of criticism from the German Liverpool boss. Wenger doesn’t necessarily disagree with Klopp: “I was like that (when arriving at Arsenal in 1996),” he said. “I’m still…

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Arsenal gossip: Wenger praises team spirit but rues missed striker opportunity

Saturday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer gossip. Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina, 27, is set to be dropped for a number of key fixtures, including in the Champions League and could push for a loan move in January, according to The Sun. Arsenal had a loan bid for Dynamo Moscow striker Aleksandr Kokorin, 24, rejected during the summer transfer window, the London Evening Standard reports. The Gunners were keen to add to their striking options ahead of the season, with Karim Benzema identified by Arsene Wenger as his top target as…

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Arsene Wenger targets new striker in January transfer window

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is said to be eyeing up a new striker for the January transfer window, according to the Daily Express. The long-standing boss only managed to bring Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech to the club over the summer, opting against making any more signings before the window drew to a close on September 1. The Express reports that the fans wanted a high profile signing, like Paris Saint Germain’s Edinson Cavani, or Real Madrid frontman Karim Benzema, but so far they have had to rely on Theo Walcott…

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Arsenal gossip: Man United star lays into Ozil but in form Spanish forward closes in on move

Saturday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer gossip. Arsenal won’t win anything with Mesut Ozil and his performance against Olympiacos was both ‘dishonest’ and a ‘disgrace’, says ex-Manchester United man Johnny Giles, the Metro reports. The former Real Madrid midfielder has come in for criticism following the Gunners’ 3-2 defeat and former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp said the German international was ‘pathetic’ during the loss. Arsene Wenger reacted furiously yesterday when his record at Arsenal was questioned, the Daily Star reports. The Frenchman bristled as he was constantly reminded of keeper…

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Arsenal gossip: Lukaku spells out desire to join Gunners boss and Debuchy eyes exit

Friday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer gossip. Arsenal right-back Mathieu Debuchy, 30, could review his situation at the club in January after falling behind Hector Bellerin, 20, in the Gunners’ pecking order and also losing his place in the France squad, the Daily Telegraph reports. Everton and Belgium striker Romelu Lukaku, 22, says he would love to play for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, the Daily Mirror reports. But before that, he would like to be given the chance to prove himself to Jose Mourinho – the man who deemed him…

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Romelu Lukaku reveals he wants to play for Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger

Everton striker Romelu Lukaku has revealed that he would love to play under Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, according to the Daily Mirror. However, The Mirror claims that Lukaku also wants to prove himself to Jose Mourinho after he was jettisoned by Chelsea for being deemed surplus to requirements. The Belgian striker was answering questions about which of the world’s top coaches he would love to play for in magazine Le Vif. “Mourinho is one. (Pep) Guardiola and Wenger. In this order,” he said. Lukaku failed to receive a fair crack…

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Arsenal gossip: Wenger refuses to blame Ospina for Champions League failure but Belgian starlet linked

Wednesday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer rumours. Arsenal are interested in signing PSV Eindhoven defender Aboubacar Kone, 14, if the in-demand Belgium youth international is not tied down by the Dutch champions before his 16th birthday, according to Anderlecht Online (in Dutch). Arsenal centre-back Per Mertesacker admitted the side’s 3-2 defeat to Olympiakos was “not acceptable”, the

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Arsenal boss reveals why he didn’t make a move for Man United striker Anthony Martial

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that he could have made a move for Monaco striker Anthony Martial before he joined Manchester United this summer, but didn’t because he thought that the Ligue 1 side wouldn’t sell, according to the Daily Star. The 19-year-old ended up heading to Old Trafford for an eye watering £36m fee on transfer deadline day (via Star) and has already gone on to score four goals in his opening five games for the club. Having made his way through Lyon’s academy, Martial made a name…

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Arsenal gossip: Ozil’s agent hints at future exit, and Wenger set to continue goalkeeper rotation

Here is Friday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: Mesut Ozil’s agent has hinted that the German would want to join Fenerbahce at the end of the season, but only if he decided to leave the Emirates, according to the Metro. Ozil is a fan of the Turkish side, but Erkut Sogul insisted that he is not thinking about leaving at the moment. “At the end of the day it is a huge club and I think Ozil would say yes to an offer if it came down to it but…

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Arsenal news: Gunners motivated to win Champions League, but Wilshere out for three months

Here is Wednesday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: Arsene Wenger has insisted that the Gunners are more than motivated to try and win the Champions League, the Daily Mirror report. The side begin their competition tonight against Dinamo Zagreb, hoping that they can go further than the last 16 stage for the first time in six years. “This drive [to win the competition] is immense,” he said. “It has never been done at Arsenal and we were very, very, very, close,” he added. They will have to negotiate the group…

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Dinamo Zagreb vs Arsenal – Match preview and team news

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Arsenal have not made an impression on the latter stages of the Champions League for a number of seasons now, so there will be a greater sense of determination about the club as they go to Dinamo Zagreb for their opening match of the 2015-16 competition. Unlike the last four seasons, the Gunners have not had to make it through a qualifier in order to reach this stage, having achieved third place in the Premier League last term, which for the most part was a successful one. The biggest disappointment,…

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Arsenal gossip: Wenger hits out at fans over transfer deals but Gunners pledge aid to help refugee crisis

Friday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer rumour roundup. Arsenal will donate £1 for every ticket sold during their match with Stoke City this weekend – to help the refugee crisis, the Metro reports. The football world has been quick to offer support to people seeking refuge from war-torn areas in the Middle East and Africa, and Uefa are hopeful of raising around £2m after the first round of Champions League fixtures next week. Arsene Wenger has defended his decision not to sign another striker and insists he didn’t lie about…

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Arsene Wenger reveals why Arsenal didn’t sign anyone this summer

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that it was a lack of quality that prevented him from splashing the cash this summer, according to the Metro. Gunners fans were livid with Wenger for only bringing in Petr Cech for £11m at the beginning of the transfer window and then leaving his check book closed for the remainder of the transfer period. Speaking with the press on Thursday, he alluded to the fact the he didn’t believe there was anyone out there that was available to improve his double FA Cup…

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Arsenal gossip: Arsene Wenger once interested in Real Madrid job, while Jack Wilshere’s return looms

Here is Thursday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has revealed that Arsene Wenger was once interested in leaving the Gunners for the Bernabeu, the Daily Express report. However, his preference to build a side saw him remain with the north London outfit. “I imagine that anyone – be it a coach or a player – at some time in their career is interested in coming to a club like Real Madrid, especially when you have been at a club for fifteen years, or however…

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Ramon Calderon confirms Arsene Wenger was interested in Real Madrid job

Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has confirmed that Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger once came close to taking the managerial post with the Spanish giants, and believes he would have proved a huge success, according to the Daily Mirror. Calderon revealed that the La Liga giants attempted to bring Wenger on board on several occasions but he opted to remain loyal to The Gunners instead. “I imagine that anyone – be it a coach or a player – at some time in their career is interested in coming to a…

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Arsenal news: Ex-Gunner ‘understands’ Wenger’s lack of spending while former midfielder rules them out of title race

Here is Saturday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: Former Gunners forward John Hartson has defended Arsene Wenger after the boss came in for criticism for failing to sign a single outfield player during the summer transfer window, the Daily Express report. The news was compounded by Danny Welbeck’s injury problems, but Hartson has sympathy for Wenger. He stated: “Why would he just add numbers to give himself a problem and put players on the bench and pay them astronomical wages? “I totally understand why Wenger has not bought,” he added.…

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(Video) Karim Benzema breaks Arsenal hearts by putting on shooting clinic

Arsenal fans might want to watch this with a box of tissues (take that whichever way you want!) as it provides a glowing vision to what might have been. All summer long The Gunners were linked with a move for the France international all summer long only to see Arsene Wenger keep his cheque book firmly in his pocket. And this week, whilst with the France national team, he has highlighted just how good he is, and how good he could have been for Arsenal with a shooting masterclass. SEE…

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