Day: 3 March 2021

Arsène Wenger on the dangers facing football: “Doping and corruption.”

Speaking in an interview with Le Parisien, FIFA’s Head of Football Development, Arsène Wenger, was asked about the major dangers facing football. “Doping and corruption… But also the number of matches played in a year and the health risks linked to the situation, we need to do some reflecting in order to rearrange the calendar. Is …

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Pelé: Netflix’s latest film shines a light on Brazil’s eternal hero

Some 45 minutes into the new Netflix documentary Pelé, director and interviewer David Tryhorn questions the frail, former striker about his infidelities to first wife Rosemeri dos Reis Cholbi. “Was it difficult to stay faithful during your playing career?” he asks. “Honestly, it was” answers the Brazilian. The film then cuts away to examine the …

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Matthaus blasts Schalke’s former Arsenal pair Mustafi and Kolasinac

Germany World Cup winner Lothar Matthaus has blasted Schalke’s former Arsenal pair Shkodran Mustafi and Sead Kolasinac. Matthaus insists the duo, along with Klaas-Jan Huntelaar, are responsible for Schalke’s current problems, which has since seen coach Christian Gross sacked. He said, “The three, being the most expected players and the ones who should pull the …

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Mikel Arteta hints at chances for two of Arsenal’s impressive loanees next season

Sometimes it’s easy to forget about some of your loan players if they go out to a different country, but they can be like new signings if they improve and come back to help the team. Arsenal were overloaded with centre backs last summer so it meant chances were always going to be limited for …

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Mikel Arteta admits it will be his own ‘fault’ if Arsenal talent continues to miss out on minutes he ‘deserves’

Mikel Arteta was quizzed on whether Eddie Nketiah is an Arsenal talent that may need to be ‘moved on’ this summer ahead of the tie against Burnley owing to the ace’s lack of action this season. The journalist stressed that Nketiah, a fringe first-teamer, stayed put in the January transfer window, whilst fellow academy graduates …

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Arsenal in for cut-price 20-goal French striker

Arsenal are in the race to sign Odsonne Edouard this summer, with the Celtic striker’s short contract making him available in a cut-price deal. The Leicester Mercury reports that Arsenal have joined Aston Villa, Leicester City, and AS Roma in the race for Odsonne Edouard. The Daily Record repeat the claims, citing a €25m (£21.6m) asking price given by …

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Mikel Arteta admits Arsenal star was in ‘discomfort’ but injury does not look ‘significant’ in encouraging news for Gunners

Ahead of Arsenal’s Premier League clash against Burnley this weekend, Mikel Arteta was asked for an update on injuries, with the boss offering some news on starlet Emile Smith Rowe. Arteta stated that the attacking midfielder had a scan on Tuesday, before adding that the injury does not look to be a ‘significant’ one, spelling …

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Arteta responds to Barcelona links and talks about transfers

Mikel Arteta has been linked with the Barcelona job this week and was asked about those reports when he faced the media on Thursday. Here’s what the Arsenal boss had to say … On being linked with the Barcelona job There is always going to speculation when there are elections in Barcelona. It’s a huge …

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