Arsenal Plan To Offload Club Captain, Granit Xhaka Soon

Arsenal will target the Bundesliga when they look to sell Granit Xhaka in January after the midfielder indicated he no longer sees a future in north London. Xhaka was stripped of the club captaincy this week following a furious tirade against his own supporters as he was being substituted against Crystal Palace. Arsenal have come to the realisation that Xhaka no longer has a long-term future at the club now an already fragile relationship with fans has hit rock bottom. Likewise, it is understood the Switzerland international has intimated to…

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Tennis: Nadal Back To Number Despite Djokovic’s Win In Paris

According to latest reports on AFP, Rafael Nadal’s return to the world number one position for the eighth time in his career has been confirmed with the release of the ATP ranking released on Monday. The Spaniard, the report stated leapfrogs Novak Djokovic even though the Serb sealed his fifth Paris Masters title on Sunday with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Canadian Denis Shapovalov. Nadal, whose last stint at the top ended a year ago precisely on November 4, 2018, withdrew from his semi-final against Shapovalov in Paris with an…

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FIFA To ‘Compensate’ Injured S’Eagles Keeper, Uzoho, With €20,548

Information reaching us has it that Super Eagles’ goalkeeper, Francis Uzoho, is about to become the first Nigerian beneficiary of FIFA’s compensatory sum to players injured while on duty with their respective country during official window. The FC Anorthosis of Cyprus Loanee keeper in an attempt to save a cross in the international friendly match against Brazil landed awkwardly and thus raptured his anterior crucial ligament (ACL) and was subsequently replaced by Germany-based Fortuna Düsseldorf goakeeper, Maduka Okoye who thus made his debut for Nigeria. He will be out for…

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International Friendly: Nigeria, Brazil Encounter Ends 1 – 1

Impressive Nigeria Super Eagles stood their ground in far away Singapore when they held almighty Brazil and South American champions to a 1-1 draw in a friendly match on Sunday. On paper, most football pundits tipped Brazil to win the game given their high-profile players such as but the Eagles proved everybody wrong when at after 30 minutes, the game remained goalless but before the end of the half, Nigeria scored leaving the Brazilians gasping for air. Sadly, for Brazil, one of their key players, Neymar limped out of the…

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‘I Will Always Choose England Over Nigeria’ – Tammy Abraham

For most Nigerians especially football lovers and followers who had wanted Tammy Abraham, the Chelsea youngster to play for Nigeria rather than England, well the young chap has made his choice by dumping Nigeria for England, his colonial masters. As if that was not enough, he told SportsMail in an interview, that he would always choose England over Nigeria any time any day. Tammy Abraham insists his international dream has always been to represent England. The Chelsea striker is in line for his competitive England debut in the Euro2010 qualifiers…

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Why Wenger Refused To Manage Any Other Premier League Team

Former Arsenal Manager, Arsene Wenger has revealed that he turned down job offers from other Premier League clubs as he is ‘too linked with Arsenal, which he served for a long time’. Wenger hasn’t managed since his departure from Arsenal in May 2018 after 22 years at the helm. The Frenchman was targeted by Premier League clubs, who he has refused to name, but insisted that if he was to manage again then it would be outside of England. As reported by Sky Sports, Wenger said: ‘I’m an Arsenal man…

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Nigerian football international, Isaac Promise Is Dead

Isaac Promise Isaac, the Nigerian football international is dead. The prolific footballer who captained Nigeria to the 2008 Olympic silver medal and scored 79 goals in 11 professional seasons in Turkey, according to reports, died late Wednesday after collapsing at his apartment gym in Austin, Texas, the authorities said. The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has described as ‘shocking’, reports on the evening of Thursday that former Nigeria U20 and U23 captain Isaac Promise had died. NFF General Secretary, Dr. Mohammed Sanusi, said the Federation and indeed the entire Nigerian Football…

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Government Has Abandoned Me Over Mother’s Kidnap, FIFA Ban – Siasia

A top member of the glorious Super Eagles team that made Nigeria proud at two different World Cups, Samson Siasia has said he needs a whopping N36m to appeal the life ban sanction imposed on him by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) over alleged match-fixing. Siasia, who made this known on Wednesday, said failure to secure the money would affect his appeal of the life ban. He stated that the inability to get the money before October 10, which is few days away would mean that he can…

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Look Who Is Back…Dependable Defender, Rob Holding

May be there is some light at the end of the tunnel for Arsenal’s defensive frailties as one of the club’s dependable defenders, is warming up to play again on Tuesday having been out for such a long time. Rob Holding according to news from the Emirates Stadium is in contention for his first appearance since December when the Gunners face Nottingham Forest in the third round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday. The 24-year-old has been missing since suffering a severe knee injury against Manchester United last December but…

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Liverpool Starts Champions League Defense With 2 -0 Defeat At Napoli

*Liverpool forward Mo Salah (right) sees an effort blocked by the outstretched leg of Napoli centre back Kostas Manolas —————————————————————————————————————————— A costly mistake by Virgil van Dijk, the world’s best defender was what led to a spot kick Napoli capitalized to open their account in this year’s Champions League group stage. But another goal by former Tottenham striker, Fernando Llorente who came off the bench to grab the second goal ensured that Napoli beat Liverpool 2 -0 on Tuesday. With that defeat, Liverpool became the first European champions to lose…

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