Day: 7 February 2021

Arsenal’s overlooked loanee wins Player of the Month award

Arsenal have been made to look rather silly as William Saliba has won Nice’s player of the month award after a strong start to life on loan with the Ligue 1 club. The young Frenchman was barely used by Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta this season before being sent out on loan, and it seemed at …

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“Some things went a little wrong” – Jurgen Klopp speaks after Alisson double-blunder

Speaking after Liverpool’s 4-1 defeat to Manchester City, Jurgen Klopp has given his take on Alisson’s horrendous errors. Alisson missed out midweek with an unspecified illness. He was back in the side today, but standing out in the freezing cold clearly did him no good, as the Brazilian, who tends to be pretty trustworthy with …

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Thomas Partey lifts lid on what life is like under Mikel Arteta

Partey, 27, joined Arsenal from Atletico Madrid during last year’s summer transfer window after the Gunners opted to activate his £45m release clause, as per Sky Sports. Since his arrival in the country’s capital, Partey, who arrived with the reputation of being one of Europe’s most reliable defensive midfielders, has featured in 13 games, in all …

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Maitland-Niles says I just want “to show the world how good I am,’

It delights Ainsley Maitland-Niles to have earned a loan move away from Arsenal to West Brom as he gets set to play regular football. He fell down the pecking order at the Emirates and needed to leave the Gunners to play more often. After earning an England call up at the start of the season, he is …

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More bad news for Arsenal fans as Mikel Arteta provides Thomas Partey injury update

The Ghana international has endured a stop-start first season at the Emirates Stadium due to constant injury troubles since his summer move from Atletico Madrid. This has been a big blow for Arsenal, who badly needed a signing like Partey this season, with the 27-year-old having previously shone in his time in La Liga, looking …

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‘Sometimes I don’t understand Arteta,’ former Chelsea man criticises Arsenal boss

Frank Leboeuf has slammed Mikel Arteta for his decision to replace Alexandre Lacazette with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in Arsenal’s 1-0 loss to Aston Villa. With the Gunners struggling for goals, Arteta needed a moment of inspiration and thought his out-of-form captain could provide that for him. Aubameyang didn’t do that, and Arsenal succumbed to a second loss to …

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Willock: Beating Southampton bringing Newcastle dressing room closer

Joe Willock insists Newcastle United can build on their victory over Southampton. Willock, on-loan from Arsenal, is backing Newcastle’s battling spirit to ease them away from Premier League trouble after ending his debut for the club with a remarkable victory. Asked about the team spirit which saw Newcastle through, Willock told NUFC TV: “To be honest with you, I haven’t …

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Lionel Messi named Player of the Decade by IFFHS

There has been little to no doubt on Lionel Messi’s legacy at Barcelona. The Argentine has been on top of the footballing world for more than a decade now, winning four Champions Leagues, six Ballon d’Ors, six Golden Shoes, and ten league titles. The last decade was all about Messi…and his eternal rival Cristiano Ronaldo. …

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Odegaard prepared to stay with Arsenal long-term

Martin Odegaard is prepared to stay with Arsenal long-term. The midfielder is on-loan at Arsenal to the end of the season from Real Madrid. While the deal doesn’t include a permanent option, Odegaard would be willing to stay in London if Zinedine Zidane remains in charge of Real Madrid next season, says Mundo Deportivo. Odegaard doesn’t …

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Zlatan Ibrahimović reaches ANOTHER incredible career milestone

And on Sunday, Zlatan Ibrahimović netted the opening goal in AC Milan’s Serie A clash with Crotone. Which means the enigmatic Swede has now scored an incredible 500 club goals in his career. He’s done it in Serie A, the Premier League, LaLiga, Ligue 1, MLS, Eredivisie and in his homeland. He’s 39-years-old and he’s …

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