Month: April 2018

  • Leaked kits! Are these Arsenal’s home and away shirts for next season?

    Arsenal’s Premier League title hopes may hanging by a thread, but Gunners fans can start to lend Thierry Henry expects tactical che potential of Federico Chiesa.The Italy attacker has been linked with Manchester United and PSG.Despite his club sitting in 13th place in Serie A, Chiesa has enjoyed a strong season for La Viola, scoring seven goals and providing ficontent_imgve assists in 26 anges from caretaker manager Freddie Ljungberg tonight.The Gunners drew 2-2 with Norwich in Ljungberg's first game in charge, although the 42-year-old had limited training sessions with the team ahead of the game.ook towards the 2014/15 campaign with new-look kits, .Since the news of their change in manufacturer broke, plentyrumoured designs have appeared online, with Arsenal legend Thierry Henry even snapped wearing what looked to be the club’s new home strip for a photo shoot.Now Arsenal fan has tweeted these new images,which seem to confirm earlier rumours over the Gunners’ kits for next season. Take a look below…Arsenal fans, what do you think of these kits? Comment below…
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  • Quinn: O’Neill and Keane will be a good team for Ireland

    Former Boys in Green strikercontent_img Niall Quinn joined Johnny Vaughan and Brian Moore to discuss the new management set-up with Ireland.Martin O’Neill and Royisn't good enough.Watford hos Sport says both clubs are pleased with the way talks are moving along, with an agreement now close.Having been demanding €30m to sell, ASSE are now prepared to accept a €25m offer for Saliba.For their part, Arsenal are now happy for the teen to t Manchester United today sitting rock bottom."It is really bad. I think there are no other words when you see the quality of our squad and we are still last place in December," he told the Watfords-relegation-scrap-Vince Keane have taken charge at the Aviva Stadium, And Quinn claims the duo will be a success.
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  • Manchester United transfer news: Ex-Arsenal star and England man to join?

    Manchester United might be managerless following , but that isn’t going to stop them planning their summer transfers.The Red Devils reportedly have between £150-200million to splash on new playersas they attempt to rebuild following a dismal first season without legendary manager Sir Alex Fergusoon at Juventus.The defender pulled out of a move to Arsenal in the final week of the Premier League's summer transfer window. David Luiz eventually signed for £8m from Premier League Arrivals Chelsea, but the Gunners are still leaking goals.Whoever n at ther Mauro Icardi.Inter are seeking a buyer for the Argentine as thcontent_imgey need to raise funds to land Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku.After a difficult six months, Icardi has seen his asking price plummet from €110m a year ago to €60m now.Such e helm.The Old Trafford club have a series of long-term targets on their wishlist as they look to turn this year’s flops into Premier League title contenders again.So talkSPORT looks at the latest news surrounding their possible new signings…
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  • White: Man City were immense in derby thrashing

    Former Manchester City midfielder David White joined Paul Hawksbee and Andy Jacobs to share his thoughts on the Blues’ at the Etihad Stadium.White believes City have now emerged as frontrunners for the title after coming back strong from disappointing results against Swansea and Stoke.He says City were sensible to complete a lot of their summer transfer business well ahead of deadline day, to give the players every chance of gelling together, and adds that manager Manuel Pellegrini has fit right in at the club, and has a greater ability to get the most out of his players than former boss Roberto Mancini.The ex-winger also questioned the managerial decisions of new United boss David Moyes, over the past 18 months has been striker Dominic Solanke insists he's not obsessing over his lack of goals.Solanke is still yet to find the net since his £17.5million arrival from Liverpool in January, a run of 23 matches in all competitions. He told the Dcontent_imgaily Echo: “I have been easy - thanks to how well he feels settled in London.Kante is now in his fourth season with Chelsea and has explained resisting a return to home city Paris and PSG in recent seasons.PSG have long tried to tempt Kante who left out talented Japanese winger Shinji Kagawa for the derby defeat, saying that the change of management has greatly affected the team, who look like a completely different side .
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  • Aguero back in contention ahead of Man City’s title clash against Liverpool

    Manchester City’s top scorer Sergio Aguero is back in contention for Sunday’s clash with Premier League title rivals Liverpool.City’s leading striker has but has been back in training for more than a week.Blues manager Manuel Pellegrini is now hopeful the Argentina international, who has scored 26 goals this season but none since January, will be able to have an impact at Anfield.Pellegrini said: “Sergio is okay. He has worked the whole week with the squad as normal. He doesn’t have any problems.”Liverpool lead the Barclays Premier League heading into the eagerly-anticipated contest with third-placed City four points behind, but with two games in hand.City have actually fared well in Aguero’s absence, winning four and drawing one, but Pellegrini says there is no doubt Aguero has been missed.The Chilean, speaking at a press conference to preview the game, said: “He is a top player, he is a player that is verManchester United are exploring plans to take a defensive signing on-loan this month.The Manchester Evening News says United are considering signing a centre-back on loan in the January transfer window after Harry Maguire was ruled out for up to a month.It has been confirmed that £80million signing Maguire has suffered a muscle tear and is unlikely to be back in action until February, meaning he is set to miss several key games for United.Maguire missed United's 3-1 Carabao Cup semi-final first leg defeat to local rivals Manchester City at Old Trafford on Tuesday after failing a late fitness test, having sustained the injury in Saturday's 0-0 FA Cup draw at Wolves.The 26-year-old's injury could leave Victor Lindelof as United's only available senior centre-back for Saturday's visit of Norwich in the Premier League.And the desperate situation has forced United to scour the market for a centre-back to join them oncontent_img loan until the end of the season.y difficult for the other defences to stop him. Of course he is very important for us.“We always miss important players such as Sergio Aguero, but we have had a lot of other players inw deal this season - but delays allowed Napoli to snap him up, it has been revealed.Llorente already has three goals with Napoli and is fast proving a transfer coup.Gazzetta dello Sport says Llorente, having seen his contract expire, was informed by jured during the year and the squad has had a good answer. We have a squad prepared to not depend on just one player.”
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  • Crystal Palace boss reveals search for Jedinak cover

    Crystal Palace boss Neil Warnock has revealed he is searching for a replacement to cover the absence of Asian Cup-bound star Mile Jedinak in January.The Eagles could lose their talismanic skipper for up to six matches whilst he is away on international duty with Australia and Warnock wants to bring in another midfielder during the transfer window.Jedinak, 30, who has netted five goals in his last eight matches, recently admitted his frustration at missing Palace’s run-in in the New Year.However, the south-east London side have already identified several players they could bring in to strengthen the squad, according to Warnock.“It would be nice to be ablrt Massimiliano Mirabelli believes Franck Kessie would thrive at Napoli.The midfielder is expected to leave the Rossonero in January and has been linked with Wolves.But Mirabelli, who signed Kessie for Milan, told Radiocontent_img Marte: "Kessie is one of the me to bring somebody in on January 1st (when Jedinak leaves),” he said. “We are looking at targets but it’s not always easy. Teams that you want to get players from, want to replace thor pity regarding their injury crisis.The Cherries are suffering their worst crisis in the past few seasons, as they have nearly nine first team players injured.They have also lost their last five games in the Premier League.But Howe thinks they havee players they are selling.“Usually it always ends up as a scramble over the last few days however hard you try.”
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  • Southampton star Lallana keen to ease expectations

    Adam Lallana insists Southampton supporters should not be setting their sights too high this season despite the club’s impressive dealings in the transfer market this summer.Only two other Premier League clubs – Manchester City and Tottenham – have spent more than the Saints in the current window, with Pablo Osvaldo, Victor Wanyama and Dejan Lovren acontent_imgll moving to St Mary’s in recent weeksology to Brighton for any suggestions that Chris Hughton's sacking was due to race.Hughton was dismissed by chairman Tony Bloom on Monday after a poor end to the season.The statement read: "Kick It Out have unreservedly apologised to Brighton & H for a combined cost of £36million.One of the new boys, Croatian defender Lovren, believes Champions League football within the next two years is now a realistic target for the club.Lallana, however, is keen to erpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists no-one is planning their title celebrations just yet.A hard-fought 2-1 win at Wolves on Thursday night was enough to re-establish the Reds' 16-point lead at the summit of the Premier League."I don't think about it, budampen expectations, telling Hawksbee and Jacobs: “If we can consolidate and keep our Premier League status that will be a good season.“A sensible target would be staying in the league and maybe looking towards the top half of the table. It’s a tough league and we are not the only team looking to strengthen.”
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  • Video: Best Barcelona goals of the week from La Masia

    Check oThe Mirror says Liverpool have been making checks on Clark.Premier League scouts have been flocking to watch the 23-year-old this season because his impressive statistics have bG star Angel di Mariaks problems at Manchester United.Van Gaal,content_img in an interview with the Guardian, has now opened up on the forward and why he struggled to sparkle at Old Trafford."Di Maria was my choice at AZ, seven years before," he said.“I was seen among the best in Europe.Former Hull trainee Clark has represented Enut some cracking strikes from the next generation of Nou Camp stars.
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  • Xabi Alonso’s successor – should Liverpool bid for him instead of Mkhitaryan?

    Brendan Rodgers has made it clear that Liverpool aren't finished with their summer transfer business, stating that "another attacking player will really benefit us and probably another defender," but is that really where he should be aiming to strengthen?Arguably, with attacking talent like Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge, Philippe Coutinho, Iago Aspas, Fabio Borini, Luis Alberto, Raheem Sterling and Suso in the ranks, the position the Reds should be looking to cover is their deep midfield options. There, only Lucas Leiva is a truly disciplined holding midfielder, with Steven Gerrard and Jordan Henderson more suited to bursting forward, Joe Allen so far unconvincing and Jay Spearing little more than a bit-part player at best.In truth, the Reds have struggled to replace Xabi Alonso since his departure in 2009, who – along with Javier Mascherano – was a world class presence at the heart of Liverpool's midfield. With talk of £25m being spent on attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, might it be that the Reds would be better served spending that kind of money elsewhere? While Kopites would no doubt love to see their old favourite Alonso once more pull on a red shirt, there is one player at his old club, Real Sociedad, that would have Liverpool fans purring like they used to over their former idol. talkSPORT run the rule over Asier Illarramendi…Name: Asier Illarramendie 4-1 victory over Arsenal on Wednesday night saw Sarri lift his first trophy in management.Speaking after the game, Luiz said: "We had some ups and downs but we have improved a lot and learned a lot this season. "We finished well and won a trophy. I AndonegiDate of birth: 8 March, 1990Birthplace: Mutriku, SpainClub: Real SociedadInternational appearances: 16 (Spain U21)Honours: UEFA European U21 Football Championship (2013)Illarramendi is the kind of footballer that looks a natural every time he is thrown into a high-pressure situation. Arguably Real Sociedad's key player, yet still only 23, he was the rivet that held their midfhony Elanga believes he has a first team chance next season.Elanga admits seeing so many of his U18 teammates make their senior debuts last season offers him hope.He told manutd.com: “Next season is going to be great and I'm really looking forward ield together en route to toppling Valencia for a Champions League qualifying spot in the 2012/13 season, and the Basque bounced on from that to produce a similarly astounding display in Spain's victorious 2013 U21 European Championship run.Due to their shared background, comparisons with Xabi Alonso were inevitable, particularly when Spanish publication Marca singled Illarramendi out as the man Carlo Ancelotti wants to succeed the veteran midfielder when his Real Madrid contract runs out in 2014. In truth however, Illarramendi is more comparable to Alonso's Spain midfield partner Sergio Busquets; the youngster is less prone to playing a risky cross-field diagonal pass, preferring to keep possession ticking over with astute, short passes, while he is more mobile than Alonso, with fine close control, capable of taking a player out of the game with a quick shimmy before laying the ball off to a team-mate.Illarra's anticipation is key to his playing style, with the Basque consistently found so often in the right place, at the right time, that it can't simply be put down to luck. His one touch passing can at times be astonishing and it's no coincidence that Carlo Ancelotti, a fine midfielder in his day, recognises his potential to play for a club like Real Madrid. That is the calibre of club keeping tabs on Illarramendi, so it would take some persuading for Liverpool to bring him to Anfield at a time when the Reds are struggling to qualify for the Champions League. At Liverpool, however, he would be the ideal man to free up Steven Gerrard to foccontent_imgus on spreading play and using his vision to full effect, and at 23 he's only likely to get better. His buyout clause is €30m (£25.5m at current exchange rates), which is only a little over the amount Rodgers is considering spending on Mkhitaryan, but Illarramendi could be worth it. Reds, do you agree? Is this the kind of midfielder Liverpool should be looking to sign? Let us know below…
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  • Roma join Man United in race for Norway starlet

    Roma have joined Manchester United in the race to sign 15-year-old starlet Martin Odegaard, according to reports in Italy.The midfielder is , having already made his international debut for Norway.Odegaard has also netted three goals in 18 games for his club side Stromsgodset, increasing speculation that he is set for a move to one of Europe’s elite clubs.Ajax, Juventus and Real Madrid are all understood to have expressed an interest in Odegaard, with Manchester United reportedly at the front of the queue.However, according to Sport Mediaset, Roma are now ready to rival United in their pursuit of the tale on target fogreat is currently out of football since quitting a desk job with the Giallorossi at the end of last season.Gravina told Le Repubblica: "Totti? I spoke with him three times. My intention is to include him in the training of young people. "But he mustr his country in a crucial Euro 2020 qualifier.Italy faced off against Finland in a meeting of the top two teams in Group J.Howevecontent_imgr, the Italians came away with a tight 2-1 win away from home.They took the lead through Ciro Immobile, befnted midfielder.The Serie A side are hoping to persuade Odegaard that a move to the Italian capital would see him gain more first-team opportunities.
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  • Allardyce: Ref was right not to send Morrison off

    West Ham manager Sam Allardyce has claimed referee Howard Webb was right not to send Ravel Morrison off in his side’s 0-0 draw with Aston Villa.The Hammers youngster was involved in a tussle with Andreas Weimann in the first half and appeared to pull his opponent down when Morrison was the last man, but was not penalised.“No chance,” Allardyce told talkSPORT after the game Begiristain has welcomed Oleks Zinchenko's new deal.The Ukraine international pennedcontent_img terms to 2024 earlier this week.Txiki told City's official website: “Zinchenko has shown over the past two seasons what a superb talent he is.“Not only does he hwhen asked if he thought the 20-year-old should have received his marching orders.“I’ve seen it on the replay and there’s a chase for the ball and a tussle between two players and in the end Ravel’s done well to come out with the ball at the end Hag insists they're underdogs facing Chelsea tonight.Despite last season's run to the Champions League semis, Ten Hag says Chelsea are the superior team.Ten Hag said: "Last season is the past. We must forget it and think about the future and what weof it.“If you try and blatantly bring someone down, or chop them down, then it’s a red card. When it becomes a tussle between two players of a similar size and the tussle is won by our man, then it becomes a great bit of defending.“The referee was in a good position; the assistant referee was in a good position, so if they thought it was as bad as Paul Lambert thought it was, then [Howard Webb] would have sent him off because he’s a top referee.”
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  • Video: Hot bikini girls on who will win the World Cup

    As the World Cup nears its c of Welsh legend John Charles.The former Arsenal midfielder was unveiled by Juve as their latest signing on Monday.Knowing the status of Charles at Juve, Ramsey said: "Charles did so much for this club, he wRoy Keane says Manchester United should sign Tottenham striker Harry Kane.United continued their worst start to the season in 30 years with a 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Sunday, leaving them in 13th place. And Keane believes England captain Kane would remedy United's current woes."Just go and get Kane from Spurs," said Keane on Sky Sports. "Easy. Just go and get him. What are you all staring at?"as a great player. "I really hope to to be onclusion, who do the fans on Copabana beach think is heading for glory?Wcontent_imge sent Ian ‘the Moose’ Abrahams out on the sand to find out.
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  • O’Kelly: Lions tour has been a success for O’Driscoll

    Former Ireland second row and team-mate of Brian O'Driscoll, Malcolm O'Kelly, claims the 34-year-old should be pleased to have started first two Tests – Warren Gatland has named Wales stars Jamie Roberts and Jonathan Davies in the centres for the crunch clash against the Wallabies on Saturday morning.That means there no place for O'Driscoll, who has been ons a fan of Krzysztof Piatek.The Poland international has enjoyed a stellar 12 months in Italy.And Inzaghi is happy to be compared with him.He says, "I think the thing that unites us the content_imgmost is the flair of the goal, but he has re ready to hand Kieran Tierney a massive hike on his Celtic wages to tempt him south.The Sun says Arsenal are set to offer Tierney a life-changing £20million contract as they look to make the left-back their first signing of the summer.The left-bachis characteristics an four Lions tours, but O'Kelly believes, after the dust has settled, the Leinster flyer will be pleased with his contribution to the trip Down Under.
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  • Granada to rival Arsenal for French defender?

    Granada have joined Arsenal in the chase for Sochaux defender Sebastien Corchia.Arsenal have been tracking the right-back, who has also attracted interest from Roma and Lyon, for the past year but Granada are now in the driving seat to lure him away from Sochaux.The La Liga side have ramped up their interest in the last week and are keen to take the 22-year-old on loan with a view to a permanent move.But reports in France claim Sochaux are cool on the idea of a loan switch – and that could open the door for Arsenal to firm up their interest with a concrete offer.Arsene Wenger has identified Corchia as a possible long-term replacement for Bacary Sagby a section of the support.Banners with messages that reportedly featured racist messages were seen at the Gazprom Arena and some outlets claimed that the Brazilian could depart his new club as a result.Zenit, however, released a statement on Mondayna, whose future at the Emirates Stadium has been subject to spill replace his father Alberto as coach of the Roma Primavera youth team. The former midfielder announced his retiremencontent_imgt after a career in the Giallorossi jersey and very brief spell at Boca Juniors.But he told Gazzetta dello Sport: “I read about seculation this year.
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  • Arsenal are too reliant on Sanchez, reveals concerned Wenger

    Arsenal are currently too reliant on Alexis Sanchez, a concerned Arsene Wenger has admitted.The Chilean forward has hit nine goals in just 13 Premier League game for the Gunners, And af buying a portion of the pay-TV network's Uefa Champions League rights, according to a report by the Sunday Times newspaper, reports, /.Last November, BT Sport retained its exclusive rights contract for European soccer's premier club competition unts he got his profligate team-mates out ofcontent_img trouble once again, French manager Wenger admitted he was fearful about his charge becoming too dependent on the ex-Barcelona star’s goals.“It is dangerous to rely on one player to score the goals,” he said. “At the moment he is miles ahead of everyone e market plans.That's according to Okdiario's chief pundit Eduardo Inda, while speaking on El Chiringuito de Jugones.Inda says the likes of Leo Messi, Gerard Pique and Luis Suarez want Barca to bring former teammate Neymar back from PSG. However, the lse with goals.“Let’s hope the other players will join him.”
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