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Man United & Arsenal fans demand Pep Guardiola ban

Man United & Arsenal fans demand Pep Guardiola ban

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Wigan stun Man City in the FA Cup Monday was a great night for Manchester United. Along with Tottenham and Chelsea, Man United will now be fancying their chances of winning this season’s FA Cup. That’s after Wigan pulled off one of the shocks of the season beating Man City 1-0 in the fifth round. Will Grigg was the hero for the Latics, as Wigan booked a quarterfinal date with Southampton. Pep Guardiola ‘lost it’ after Fabian Delph One of the big talking points from the match was the red card served to Fabian Delph. Delph took out Wigan’s Max Power with a horrible tackle just before the interval. Referee Anthony Taylor eventually sent off the Man City fill-in left-back, but only after Taylor lead everyone to believe Delph would only receive a yellow. Did Wigan&...
Arsenal and Man United set to go head-to-head for Napoli star

Arsenal and Man United set to go head-to-head for Napoli star

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Arsenal and Man United set to go head-to-head for Napoli star - originally posted on Sportslens.com Arsenal and Manchester United are keeping tabs on Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly. Both clubs are keen to boost their defensive options and a summer bidding war looks on the cards. Italian media outlet Calciomercato says Arsenal sent a team of scouts to watch Koulibaly in Napoli’s Europa League clash with RB Leipzig last week. United are also in the market for a new centre-back and manager Jose Mourinho is believed to be keen on signing the 26-year-old. Koulibaly began his senior club career with French side Metz in 2010, before moving to Belgian club Genk in 2012. He joined Italian side Napoli two years later and soon established himself as one of the best defenders in Serie A. Kou...
Man City handed massive injury boost ahead of Arsenal

Man City handed massive injury boost ahead of Arsenal

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Premier League leaders Manchester City have this evening been dealt a huge boost on the injury front, with Gabriel Jesus set to return from a lengthy spell on the sidelines. Crocked Brazilian striker Jesus has been out of action since suffering medial collateral ligament damage during City’s clash goalless draw with Crystal Palace on New Year’s Eve. To that point, the 20-year-old had racked up 10 goals and 2 assists across all competitions this season, with Pep Guardiola having opted to rotate between Jesus and Sergio Aguero at centre-forward for the Citizens. Struggles Speaking in a recent interview with Manchester City’s official website, Jesus opened up on the difficulties he faced during his time spent on the sidelines: ‘At the beginning, it was hard, but after ...
Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette’s recovery receives huge boost

Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette’s recovery receives huge boost

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Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette has successfully undergone surgery on his left knee in London last Tuesday morning, according to Arsenal.com. The Frenchman is now set for a period of rehabilitation with the club stating he is expected back within four to six weeks. Lacazette has endured a tough time at in North London since his £52m arrival from Lyon in the summer and a knee injury suffered against Tottenham has further added to his woes. Knee troubles LONDON, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 02: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal attempts to shoot as he is challenged by Marcos Rojo of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Arsenal and Manchester United at Emirates Stadium on December 2, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images) During his side’s
​Arsenal and ​Tottenham face fight to sign 19-goal Brazilian forward

​Arsenal and ​Tottenham face fight to sign 19-goal Brazilian forward

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​Arsenal and ​Tottenham face fight to sign 19-goal Brazilian forward - originally posted on Sportslens.com Bordeaux president Stephan Martin has insisted that there is no agreement in place to allow forward Malcom leave the club in the summer. The 20-year-old was strongly linked with both ​Arsenal and ​Tottenham Hotspur during the January transfer window, but he agreed to stay and help the club in their fight against relegation. Malcom recently told media outlets in Brazil that Bordeaux had guaranteed him a summer transfer, but Martin has denied the claim. “We did not not promise anything,” said Martin, according to ​Tribal Football. “We will review his case this summer, for sure. He made no secret of his desire to leave. “We’ll talk about i
Man Utd name their price for this Arsenal target: report

Man Utd name their price for this Arsenal target: report

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Manchester United have reportedly named their price for Arsenal target Chris Smalling who is set to leave the club in the next transfer window. Rumours have been circulating since the club’s loss to Newcastle in which the Englishman played quite a huge negative role in. Smalling conceded a free-kick by diving, from which the Magpies managed to score the only goal of the game, frustrating fans and reportedly Jose Mourinho too. Apparently it upset the Portuguese manager so much that he decided to move the centre-back on right then and there with the London club being linked ever since. Arsene Wenger has publicly stated his desire to reinforce defensively but whether his target is the former Fulham man or not is yet to be seen. According to Metro, the Daily Star report that the Red Dev...
How the sands of power are shifting at Arsenal

How the sands of power are shifting at Arsenal

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Morning to you, there’s clearly a lot to get through so let’s get started. Erm … It’s that kind of a week. With no game this weekend, there’s an absolute dearth of anything Arsenal related. I think there were some games in the FA Cup, but I didn’t see any of them. The only thing I watched this weekend was Black Panther which was cool, but man I dislike the cinema. There are just too many people making eating noises. Whose bright idea was it to make the default cinema snack something crunchy like popcorn and not something more quiet like jellies or a soft fudge of some kind? That person is high on my list of history’s greatest monsters, let me tell you. Anyway, I was thinking a bit more about the boardroom set up at the club right now, and the pote...
Roundup: Wenger confident of signing defender; Arsenal willing to pay £45m for attacker

Roundup: Wenger confident of signing defender; Arsenal willing to pay £45m for attacker

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Roundup: Wenger confident of signing defender; Arsenal willing to pay £45m for attacker - originally posted on Sportslens.com Arsenal are looking to seal a double deal for Nabil Fekir and Jonny Evans at the end of this season. The Gunners are hoping to add more creative spark to their midfield and the Lyon star Nabil Fekir could be a cracking addition. Apparently, he is a priority target for Wenger. The Ligue 1 midfielder is one of the most talented players around Europe right now and he could be the ideal replacement for Santi Cazorla at Arsenal. The Spaniard has been sidelined for a while and he is unlikely to return to his best again. As per the reports, Fekir is a key player for Lyon and therefore Wenger is prepared to break the bank in order to land the playmaker. Arsenal are willing
Former Arsenal player certain of Real Madrid bid for Harry Kane

Former Arsenal player certain of Real Madrid bid for Harry Kane

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Paul Merson is certain that Real Madrid will make a move for Harry Kane in the summer, speaking on Soccer Saturday. The former Arsenal player believes that the defending European champions need a new striker and Kane is “the best centre-forward in the world”. The 24-year-old has been constantly linked with a move to the Spanish capital and Merson believes he is the man to replace Karim Benzema. ‘Tottenham should be worried’ The Sky Sports pundit believes that Tottenham should be fearful of Los Blancos moving for their striker. He believes that a bid worth around £150-200 million would be enough to secure the English international’s services next season. Tottenham, meanwhile, remain adamant that no players they wish to keep hold of will be sold and Kane is top
Stop worrying about Cech not saving penalties, worry about Arsenal giving them away

Stop worrying about Cech not saving penalties, worry about Arsenal giving them away

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Morning all, as I’m sure you all know there’s no Arsenal this weekend because it’s FA Cup and we’re not in the FA Cup because we got beaten by Nottingham Forest in the third round. We do have a cup final next weekend and a Europa League game on Thursday but unlike the Premier League I don’t really care about FA Cup games if we’re not in the competition. I have no idea who is playing who, and despite all the information in the world being readily available at my fingertips, I cannot be arsed to look that up this morning. I was thinking a bit about penalties though, after David Ospina made a save from 12 yards against Östersunds FK on Thursday night. It sparked a lot of comment on Twitter from people who feel he should now be our number one keeper, and I w