What Can We Expect from the 2020 Community Shield Match?

2020 Community Shield Match

Premier League champions Liverpool and FA Cup holders Arsenal will be going head-to-head this weekend at the traditional Community Shield matchup at Wembley Stadium. During the years, the match has gained the reputation of being a friendly game more than a competitive outing but it’s nevertheless a chance to pick up some silverware and go into the season on a high. Both clubs have won the Community Shield trophy 15 times but the Merseyside Reds haven’t laid their hands on it since 2006 while Arsenal added to their tally three…

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What Could Winning the FA Cup Mean for Mikel Arteta’s Tenure as Arsenal Manager?

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Things were looking pretty gloomy at Emirates Stadium with Unai Emery at the helm and despite the initial excitement of appointing former player Mikel Arteta to take over his Spanish compatriot, there were still a lot question marks around the direction of the club. Arteta had been Pep Guardiola’s understudy for several years and his impeccable professionalism and a steady mentality as a player made him a great choice on paper. However, no one could say whether he will be able to withstand the pressure of managing at a top-level…

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Is Aubameyang Truly a World-Class Striker?

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Arsenal’s Ghabonese talisman Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his 20th Premier League goal of the campaign when he netted yesterday against Leicester City. This made him only the second Arsenal player to score 20 goals for the club in consecutive seasons which is a terrific achievement in and of itself. Aubameyang is adored by the Arsenal faithful and it is evident that Mikel Arteta relies a lot on the forward. Not only because of his goalscoring ability but because he is seemingly a very important figure in the dressing room. I definitely…

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Three Football Stars That Might Change Clubs in the Summer

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Football might be on pause in Europe right now, but the speculations about the future transfers haven’t stopped. It seems that many players might be switching clubs in the summer, including some of the biggest stars of the sport. I’m not usually a big fan of going through rumours, but there’s hardly much else to do right now, so let’s take a look at five stars that might be on their way out. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Arsenal The Arsenal skipper Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has stated on multiple occasions that he is proud…

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What Will Happen to Arsenal without Champions Football for Another Year

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We all know that Champions League football is crucial for the top teams in England. The income from the competition and the effects on the image of each club make it so much easier to attract top talent. That’s why Arsene Wenger once famously labeled a place in the top 4 as almost a trophy. A lot of people made fun of the Arsenal manager at the time, but I always wondered why. The behaviour of most clubs, players and manager in England suggest that statement was spot on. If…

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Aubameyang arrives at Arsenal training ground to complete record transfer

It appears that Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is now closer than ever to complete his move to Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund. Both clubs have been locked in talks over the striker for quite some time, but it was only on Monday that an agreement was reached over the transfer fee. However, there was still a little sticking point of Dortmund finding a suitable replacement in time. Regardless, it seems that the Gabon international has already arrived at the club’s training ground sometime earlier today to complete his move to the North London…

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Five major Premier League signings possible in the last week of January window

It has been quite an eventful January, and a huge amount of talent has switched allegiances up until now. However, with only a week left in the window, we expect to see a bump in transfer activity and some major movement in the coming days. Here’s our take on five biggest Premier League transfers that are expected to take place in the last week of the ongoing transfer window. 5. Aymeric Laporte – Athletic Bilbao to Manchester City Manchester City can’t possibly imagine improving on their first half of the…

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Are we witnessing the best January transfer window in the recent years?

It has been quite a busy January transfer window in Premier League this season. More often than not, the winter transfer window remains devoid of big transfers. And big clubs very rarely let go of their key players in January. Most managers hate this window and have publicly talked about abolishing it completely. However, circumstances have conspired in such a way this month that we can expect to see some very different-looking top sides in the league post-January. To start things off, Liverpool made a big statement in the first…

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Five key transfers waiting to happen this summer

We are already in May, and it is not long before curtains are drawn on another season in most of the major European Leagues. However, with the closure of the regular season, everyone’s attention will turn towards the summer transfer window. Football Agents will become the most important people in the industry and billions will be spent by the clubs on transfer fees. Like every summer, a lot of footballing talent will switch allegiances over the course of the upcoming window. In this feature, we are going to take a…

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Liverpool join Man City in pursuit of world-class striker

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is eyeing to sign Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang for the second time in his managerial career. The Sun claims that the German boss wants to bring his former player to Anfield in the summer and he is ready to sacrifice Daniel Sturridge to complete his wish. The report puts the player’s price tag at £40million, which is quite low going by the current standards in the transfer market. And it goes on to claim that Klopp will sell Sturridge to finance a move for the…

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Premier League top clubs dealt big blows as top transfer targets pen new deals

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With the new TV deal kicking in next season, it is expected that all major Premier League clubs will spend big during the 2016 summer transfer window. However, it hasn’t been easy for the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United, and Arsenal to sign their biggest transfer targets. And now, they’ve been dealt two big blows once again. Antoine Griezmann has decided to extend his current contract with Atletico Madrid until the summer of 2021, after he scored an impressive 32 goals in all competitions for the club last season: 22 in in 37…

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Manchester United and Arsenal on red alert as manager confirms star striker is “changing clubs”

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been one of the biggest targets on the market after scoring 36 goals in 45 appearances in all competitions for Borussia Dortmund this season. Consequently, the Gabon striker has been linked with a £70 million move to the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United, Manchester City, Barcelona and Real Madrid. The 26-year-old dropped a massive hint this weekend, when he notified Gabon manager Jorge Costa that he would not be joining up for a couple of friendly international encounters with Mauritania and Ivory Coast because he is set to finalise a transfer. “Aubameyang…

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Manchester United plan to spend massive amount on two major signings in summer

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Manchester United are once again prepared to splash a huge amount of money in the transfer window. According to the report in the Sun, United have put Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann and Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the top of their transfer wishlist. The France international has been in sensational form for Atletico this season and has scored 30 goals in all competitions for the Madrid club. The 25-year-old is expected to cost £65 million in the transfer window, with the likes of Chelsea, Bayern Munich, and Paris Saint-Germain are also interested…

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Arsenal closing in on two big signings, while losing their biggest transfer target

According to the latest news reports, Arsenal are closing in on two big signings. However, the Gunners are also on the brink of losing the battle for their biggest transfer target. Arsenal are close to completing a £35.3 million move for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka, with the Switzerland international keen on a Premier League move, according to German news outlet Bild. The 23-year-old has impressed with his play for the Swiss national team and in the Bundesliga, where he has scored three goals in 22 appearances in a role as…

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Superstar striker features in rap video, dancing to song about himself

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been scoring like a mad man all season long, as the Borussia Dortmund striker has hit the net 35 times in 40 appearances. No wonder nearly every major European football club is monitoring his situation in the Bundesliga, with Premier League giants Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham believed to be in the race to sign the 26-year-old. Aubameyang’s performances, which won him the 2015 African Player of the Year award, inspired his brother Felix to make a rap song about him. Felix Aubameyang, who goes by the stage name…

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Star striker deals massive transfer blow to Premier League giants

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Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang says he has always dreamed of playing for Real Madrid. There’s not a single top club in Europe that isn’t interested in the services of the reigning African Footballer of the Year, a trophy Aubameyang won by famously beating Yaya Toure, who won it four years running. The 26-year-old is also wanted by the likes of Arsenal , Manchester United and Liverpool, who are willing to splash a serious amount of cash to lure the Gabon man away from the Bundesliga. But now, Aubameyang has dealt a…

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Aubameyang beats Toure for African player of the year award

Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang beat Ivory Coast’s Yaya Toure to win the Confederation of African Football’s player of the year award, as reported by the BBC. The Dortmund striker and current Bundesliga topscorer received 143 points, with Toure coming in second at 136 and Swansea midfielder Ande Ayew third at 112. Aubameyang is the first player from Gabon to win the award. Toure said he was “quite disappointed” but praised “brilliant” Aubameyang. The Manchester City midfielder had been crowned Africa’s best player four years running. “I’m very happy and content,” said Aubameyang. “I don’t cry very…

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp targets raid on former club for new striker

New Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is said to be keen on bringing in striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from former club Borussia Dortmund, so much so that the Metro claim he will make him his top transfer target ahead of the January transfer window. Aubameyang has been in phenomenal form so far this season, and has bagged 11 goals in 10 games already, and Klopp will tell Anfield chiefs to launch a £35m bid to land his services (via Metro). The Gabonese international is presently on one of the hottest scoring streaks…

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Arsenal’s Theo Walcott officially named as FIFA 16′ FASTEST player

Arsenal forward Theo Walcott has been revealed to be the fastest player on FIFA 16. Gooners will be pleased to learn the the winger-cum-striker has a sizzling speed rating of 96 on the latest incarnation of the world’s most beloved football game, which hits the shelves on September 22. However, Walcott has been made to share the top spot with relative unknown Matthis Bolly of Fortuna Dusseldorf, who actually beat Walcott for pace on FIFA 15. The bad news is, though, is that right-back Hector Bellerin doesn’t even make the…

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Arsenal gossip: Gunners offered French wunderkind and Benzema alternative targeted

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Saturday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer gossip. Alan Pardew believes Arsene Wenger regrets not signing French midfielder Yohan Cabaye and says the 29-year-old would walk into Arsenal’s midfield, the Metro reports. Crystal Palace welcome Arsenal to Selhurst Park tomorrow afternoon with pressure on the Gunners to earn their first points of the season. Arsene Wenger believes “hyperactive” Alexis Sanchez’s incredible ­appetite to train and play should be the norm for footballers, the Daily Mirror reports. All-action Sanchez came on as a sub in the Gunners’ opening day defeat to West…

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Arsenal target Pierre-Emerick Aubemeyang as he signs new Borussia Dortmund deal until 2020

Borussia Dortmund have confirmed via their official website that striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has committed his future to the club by signing a new contract to stay until 2020. The news will come as a blow to the likes of Arsenal and Tottenham, who had both displayed an interest in bringing the player to the Premier League this summer (via The Independent). The Gabon international has been in prolific form for the Bundesliga giants, scoring a total of 42 goals across 95 appearances in his two years since arriving from French…

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Arsenal and Tottenham target Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang issues response to speculation over future

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Arsenal and Tottenham have been dealt a blow in their hopes of signing Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, after the Gabon international offered some clarity following speculation regarding his future. According to the Daily Express, the 26-year-old explained that he is happy with the Bundesliga side, and plans to stay in Germany. “You can take it for granted that I am not going to waste any time thinking about giving up how happy I am at Borussia, in the city of Dortmund and with this team,” he said. Under Jurgen…

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Arsenal gossip: Star agrees new contract, and Gunners increase bid for Karim Benzema

Here is Sunday’s news and gossip concerning Arsenal: Theo Walcott has ended any speculation regarding his future after reportedly agreeing a new four-year deal at the Emirates, according to the Daily Mirror. The England international will now earn £100,000 a week at the Emirates. The 26-year-old could be competing with Karim Benzema for a place in Arsene Wenger’s side next season, after the Metro reported that the Gunners have increased their bid for the Frenchman. Their first offer of £31m was reportedly rejected by Los Blancos, but they are prepared…

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Arsenal gossip: Wenger given £200m transfer war chest and targets TWO world class strikers

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Friday’s biggest Arsenal news and transfer rumour gossip. Arsenal and Tottenham are ready to battle it out for the signature of 26-year-old Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, according to talkSPORT. Manager Arsene Wenger has been linked with a move for the Gabonese international for the better part of a year and may now spring into action. Arsenal director Lord Harris says Arsene Wenger has £200m to play with in the transfer market this summer, according to the Metro. The Gunners have made just one signing this summer with Petr Cech…

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Arsenal gossip: Bid made for £30m Bundesliga star and ‘keeper set for loan exit

Thursday’s biggest Arsenal news and gossip. Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny, 25, has agreed to join Roma on a season-long loan, the Daily Mail reports. The Polish international lost his place in the squad in the second half of last season and Petr Cech’s recent arrival has only diminished his chances of playing even more. Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has accused Manchester United of trying to buy success and abandoning the club’s tradition of youth development in pursuit of short-term glory, The Times reports. Arsenal are in talks with Borussia Dortmund…

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