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Written on 24 Aug 2019 | Comments Off on Two things learned from Arsenal’s 3-1 defeat at Liverpool

Arsenal suffered a fourth successive Premier League defeat to Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday. The Gunners had come into the game with a perfect start to the season alongside the Reds, but they were outsmarted by the hosts, who were just more clinical with the chances on offer.
While the Gunners did show more resilience when compared to their previous visits to the stadium, there still remain concerns with the defensive outlook of the team. Here are two things we learned from the Gunners’ first loss of the campaign to Jurgen …

Written on 22 Aug 2019 | Comments Off on Manchester United vs Crystal Palace – Two key battles to watch for

Manchester United entertain Crystal Palace in Saturday’s Premier League encounter at Old Trafford. The Red Devils made a strong start to the season with a 4-0 drubbing of Chelsea at home, but they could not replicate the performance against Wolverhampton Wanderers, where they settled for a 1-1 draw. Paul Pogba may have changed the complexion of the game in the 70th minute but that was not the case after his missed penalty. Irrespective of this, four points from two matches is a good outcome for the Red Devils, who are …

Written on 20 Aug 2019 | Comments Off on Liverpool vs Arsenal – Two players to watch out for

Liverpool entertain Arsenal in this weekend’s Premier League showdown at Anfield. The Reds and Gunners are currently the only clubs preserving a 100 percent start to the new league campaign and this is certainly a rare feat which has not happened since the 2009/10 season.
This will, however, not matter for the teams when they take to the playing field on Saturday evening and the pressure should mostly be on the Gunners, who have not picked up a single point against the Reds on the road since January 2016.
Moreover, the last …

Written on 19 Aug 2019 | Comments Off on Jesse Lingard running out of time to prove himself at Manchester United

Jesse Lingard has regularly been touted as a gamechanger for Manchester United but over the past seven-and-a-half months, he has looked a shadow of himself with no goal-scoring contributions in the Premier League.
At the age of 26, the England international should be entering the prime of his professional career but instead, he has found himself in a position where he has looked clueless on the playing field.
During pre-season, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised the attacker for his high-pressing and workrate and that has quite been visible during the opening …

Written on 15 Aug 2019 | Comments Off on Why Olivier Giroud deserves to start regularly for Chelsea

Chelsea produced a strong response from the recent league drubbing in the UEFA Super Cup against Liverpool on Wednesday night, but they were unable to get over the line with the trophy after a penalty shoot-out defeat to Jurgen Klopp’s side.
The Blues were by far the more dominant side as the game progressed to added extra-time but a 2-2 stalemate after 120 minutes of action meant that a penalty shoot-out was required to split the difference between the Premier League giants at the Vodafone Arena in Istanbul.
Despite this, the Europa …

Written on 12 Aug 2019 | Comments Off on Two things we learned from Manchester United’s 4-0 win over Chelsea

Manchester United began their 2019/20 Premier League campaign in style with a comfortable 4-0 triumph over Frank Lampard’s Chelsea at Old Trafford. A sublime penalty from Marcus Rashford opened the scoring for United at the Theatre of Dreams while summer signing Daniel James completed the rout with a memorable debut goal off the bench.

Here are two things we learned from United’s performance…

Plenty of more work to be done with the defence

The Red Devils splashed the cash to pursue Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire to solidify the backline this …

Written on 8 Aug 2019 | Comments Off on Manchester United vs Chelsea: Two key players to watch for at Old Trafford

Manchester United entertain Chelsea at Old Trafford in the first gameweek of the new Premier League season. Both sides did not deliver their best showing during the course of the previous campaign, but the Blues managed to put some shine on their season by making the top four ahead of the Red Devils as well as winning the Europa League title.
Since then, the Blues have changed their manager with Frank Lampard succeeding Maurizio Sarri at the helm and the league opener will revive a familiar rivalry with United boss Ole …

Written on 4 Aug 2019 | Comments Off on Two things we learned from Arsenal’s friendly defeat to Barcelona

Arsenal ended their pre-season campaign with a 2-1 loss to Barcelona in the Juan Gamper trophy. The Gunners started the game on the backfoot with the Blaugrana dominating the play in their half, but they managed to break the deadlock against the run of play with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring with a thumping strike in the 36th minute.
Following the half-time interval, the Spanish champions stepped up their performance with a number of goalscoring attempts, but the deficit was eventually erased through an own goal in the 69th minute from Ainsley Maitland-Niles, …

Written on 1 Aug 2019 | Comments Off on Arsenal boss reiterates Laurent Koscielny’s desire to leave the club

Arsenal manager Unai Emery has reiterated that Laurent Koscielny has not changed his stance and the Frenchman is determined to leave the club during this summer’s transfer window.
The 33-year-old has been one of the club’s most consistent performers over the past nine seasons, but he appears to have decided over a fresh challenge despite the personal plea from Emery.
Speaking in a press conference following the Angers friendly, Emery said that he is doing his part to convince Koscielny to remain with the club, though the defender wants to part ways.
“I …

Written on 30 Jul 2019 | Comments Off on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer confirms 25-year-old defender will be sidelined for the long-term following a knee surgery

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed that Eric Bailly could be sidelined for the remainder of the year after undergoing an operation for a knee injury picked up during the recent pre-season friendly against Tottenham Hotspur.
In a report covered by the club’s official website, Solskjaer said that the centre-back won’t be available for the next four or five months following a surgery to rectify the knee concern, he said: “He’s had an operation. He’ll miss the best part of four or five months. Hopefully, we’ll get him back around …