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Written on 20 Jul 2019 | Comments Off on ‘Give him the chance’, some Arsenal fans are impressed with 20-year-old’s display vs Fiorentina

Some Arsenal fans have been impressed with the progress shown by Eddie Nketiah in the pre-season games for the club. The 20-year-old has not been able to secure regular playing time with the first-team squad since making his debut more than two years ago, but he has shown plenty of promise during the club’s pre-season tour of the United States.
Nketiah made the headlines during the recent friendly against Bayern Munich whereby he scored an 88th-minute winner. The forward displayed the willingness to fight for lost causes after coming on as …

Written on 19 Jul 2019 | Comments Off on Two Arsenal players to watch out for next season

With just three weeks remaining to the new Premier League season, Arsenal have made just the single signing in the form of teenager Gabriel Martinelli, who has joined them from Brazilian minnows Ituano.
Gunners boss Unai Emery has acknowledged that there could be around three or four arrivals before next month’s transfer deadline, but the Spaniard would still have to transform the club’s fortunes with most of the players within the current squad.
A sixth place finish in the Premier League and a Europa League final loss last season meant that the …

Written on 18 Jul 2019 | Comments Off on ‘Come back fast’, ‘Captain’, some Chelsea fans react positively to defender’s fitness update

A section of the Chelsea supporters have reacted positively to the fitness update provided by Antonio Rudiger on Twitter. The Germany international suffered a knee injury during the 1-1 draw against Manchester United in April and the subsequent surgery meant that he would go on to miss the remaining five games of the season.
As such, it was first feared that he would miss the opening months of the 2019/2020 season, but the defender has hinted that he could make a swifter recovery after posting a picture of his workout in …

Written on 17 Jul 2019 | Comments Off on Predicted Arsenal lineup (4-2-3-1) vs Bayern Munich – Pre-season friendly

Arsenal recently begun their pre-season tour of the United States with a solid 3-0 win over Colorado Rapids. The game saw the involvement of a number of young players including summer signing Gabriel Martinelli, who bagged the third goal with a lovely chested finish.
Despite this, manager Unai Emery is likely to opt for an experienced lineup against Bayern Munich on Thursday, considering most of the seniors only played through the final 15 minutes of the convincing triumph over Colorado.
Team News:
Arsenal won’t be able to bank on the services of Hector …

Written on 15 Jul 2019 | Comments Off on Liverpool manager updates on the future of Simon Mignolet

Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp has said that goalkeeper Simon Mignolet will remain with the club for the 2019/2020 season. The Belgium international has been the second-choice shot-stopper behind Alisson Becker at Anfield and he was restricted to just two appearances in the Cup competitions last season.
Speaking after the Reds’ 3-1 friendly win over Bradford, Klopp stated his belief that the Belgium international will stay put with the club for the forthcoming campaign, considering the 31-year-old has not requested a departure in recent conversations.
“Yeah, how I’ve heard. I’ve had a …

Written on 1 Jun 2019 | Comments Off on Summer 2019: Fans set for a football extravaganza

Fans are in for a treat this summer with five major tournaments taking place across the world over the next few months.
The inaugural UEFA Nations League Finals kick things off in Portugal on June 5, while the Women’s World Cup gets underway in France a couple of days later.
The Copa America in Brazil is next on the agenda the following week, with the Africa Cup of Nations joining in the fun on June 21.
Attention switches back to club football on July 16 as the International Champions Cup takes centre stage …

Written on 29 May 2019 | Comments Off on Grazie Gasperini! – The Rise Of Atalanta

“Herein lies a recurrent theme throughout (Gian Piero) Gasperini’s career; an ability to revitalise slightly jaded or undervalued talent to achieve maximum potential”, (Source: thesefootballtimes.co).
AC Milan?…no, Roma?…no, Lazio?…no, but Atalanta will be one of Serie A‘s representatives in the Champions League next season. Not only have they secured their highest ever league finish, but finishing third has put them automatically into the group phase. Before the season started this was not deemed possible. This accomplishment however, is a reward for sticking with their manager (Gasperini), selling players for good money …

Written on 20 May 2019 | Comments Off on Champions League Final preview: Tottenham and Liverpool go head-to-head in Madrid

Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool meet in Madrid on Saturday, June 1, hoping to round off the season by clinching the prestigious Champions League trophy.
Both sides seemed unlikely finalists during their respective last four ties, but showed tremendous character to make it through.
Punters using the bet365 bonus code to wager on the final can back Liverpool at odds of 1/2 to lift the trophy, while Spurs are priced at 13/8.
Liverpool are almost at full strength for the game, with midfielder Naby Keita the only first team regular who has definitely been …

Written on 20 May 2019 | Comments Off on Europa League Final preview: There’s little to choose between Chelsea and Arsenal

Chelsea and Arsenal go head-to-head in Azerbaijan, on Wednesday, May 29, aiming to finish off the season by claiming the Europa League trophy.
The game has added significance for both sides, with neither having secured any other silverware during the current campaign.
Chelsea are slight favourites with NetBet to beat Arsenal, although there is little to choose between the two sides in the betting.
Blues’ boss Maurizio Sarri has been handed a massive injury blow ahead of the game after Ruben Loftus-Cheek limped off during a 3-0 friendly win against New England Revolution …

Written on 19 Apr 2019 | Comments Off on Manchester City vs Tottenham Live Blog – 20 April 2019

Follow the Premier League game between Manchester City and Tottenham in our live blog here.