Arsenal Faces Napoli In Tough Europa League Draw

Unlike what happened in the Champions League draw where two English teams have been billed to face each other, Arsenal and Chelsea have both avoided each other in the Europa League quarter-final draw with the Gunners being handed a tough last eight clash with Napoli. Maurizio Sarri’s side, who are still unbeaten in this season’s competition, were awarded a favourable tie against Slavia Prague at the ceremony in Nyon. There will be an all-Spanish quarter-final draw against Villarreal and Valencia while Benfica and Frankfurt will go head to head for…

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Lacazette Cleared To Feature For Arsenal 2nd Leg Europe League Game

Arsenal will on Thursday tray and upturn the huge challenge of progressing to the next stage of the Europa League. With the way they played Manchester United in the English Premier League last weekend, Arsenal fans all over the globe are hopping they play well enough to reverse the 3-1 deficit. The mood seems to be right though because Alesandre Lacazette was in a cheerful mood in training on Wednesday morning as the Gunners get set to unleash the striker against Rennes this week. The French striker was cleared to…

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Beating Man United On Sunday Is Key To Our Top Four Finish – Monreal

Nacho Monreal wants Arsenal to take the first step towards their target of finishing in the Premier League top four by beating Manchester United on Sunday. Arsenal host Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s in-form side and currently sit a point behind the Red Devils – with a victory at the Emirates Stadium enough to take the hosts back into fourth place. Unai Emery was appointed last summer with the remit of returning Arsenal to the Champions League after missing out on the top four in the last two seasons under Arsene Wenger.…

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Maiden Lagos Media Marathon Holds May

By Editor More than ₦6million would be won by various participants in the maiden Lagos Media Marathon billed to take place on May 1, 2019. Initial breakdown of cash prizes released by the organizers showed that the male and female journalists who emerge top in their respective 10km races would be taking home N1m each while the runners-up in the media category will be picking up N.5m each. Over 30,000 runners, we gathered are expected in this maiden edition. Already, N300, 000, N200,000 and N100,00 have been set aside for…

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Arsenal In High Spirit To Face Rennes In Europa League In France

By Editor Arsenal were full of life as they boarded their private plane at Luton Airport on Wednesday, just over 24 hours out from their Europa League last-16 tie. Arsenal are heading to Ligue 1 Rennes, where they are big favourites to overcome the French side in the two-legged European clash. Mesut Ozil, Granit Xhaka, Sead Kolasinac and Matteo Guendouzi were among the players smiling from ear to ear as they battled against the elements at Luton. Unlike members of the public, the Arsenal stars were able to skip the…

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Pochettino To Serve Two-Match Touchline Ban

By Our Reporters Tottenham Hotspur manager, Mauricio Pochettino has been given a two-match touchline ban and fined £10,000 for his conduct at Burnley. Pochettino has been punished for his ‘improper’ conduct charge and will have to sit in the stands when Tottenham return to his former club Southampton on Saturday. He will also be absent when they visit Anfield. Premier League referees have been making series of blunders during games in England and it does appear that the FA with fines like the one just meted out to Pochettino helps…

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Arsenal, Chelsea Avoid Big Guns At Europa League Round Of 16

By Editor Going by the draws on Friday, Arsenal will play Rennes while Chelsea face a tricky tie against Dynamo Kiev in the Europa League round of 16. The Blues were part of the first tie drawn out on Friday lunchtime, and will have to travel to Ukraine in the second leg – a 3,000-mile round trip. The Gunners on the other hand will face a Ligue 1 club, Rennes, who beat Real Betis in the round of 32. The Gunners were drawn out first and were initially set to…

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Mourinho Confession: Wenger Is One Of Best Football Managers In History

.Wenger, received the Lifetime Achievement accolade at the Laureus World Sports Awards ————————————————————————————————————————- By Editor With both Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho out of the English Premier League (EPL) Mourinho, according to reports by DailyMail appears to have spectacularly buried the hatchet with Arsene Wenger after lauding his old rival as ‘one of the best football managers in history.’ Mourinho once called the former Arsenal boss a ‘specialist in failure’ and a ‘voyeur’ but now insists there was ‘real respect’ between the two of them. Wenger was receiving the Lifetime…

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Former Arsenal Star, Alexis Sanchez Continues To Struggle At United

By Editor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recently admitted that he did not have the answer to Alexis Sanchez struggles at Manchester United after the winger failed to make an impact against Paris Saint-Germain. Ever since he left Arsenal in an uncelebrated manner to join the ‘enemy’, as Arsenal fans would argue, he has been a fringe player at United. Even at the game with PSG, Sanchez came in as a sub to replace the injured Jesse Lingard just before half-time on Tuesday night but the Chilean was largely ineffective as PSG…

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Denis Suarez Is An Arsenal Player On Loan

After weeks of intense speculation, Arsenal have confirmed the signing of Barcelona midfielder, Denis Suarez on loan until the end of the 2018/2019 season. The La Liga champions had extended the 25-year-old’s contract until June 2021, although the Gunners have a purchase option in the summer. Spaniard Suarez has played 71 times for Barcelona since joining in 2013 but has only featured eight times this season. He previously played under the current Arsenal manager, Unai Emery at Sevilla. He was also at Sevilla on loan. Recall that Suarez spent two…

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