Make History With FA Cup Win, Rodgers Urges Leicester City

Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester City and Super Eagles of Nigeria) right and Brendan Rodgers Manager Brendan Rodgers says his players can “create an incredible legacy” if they become the first Leicester side to win the FA Cup on Saturday after four previous defeats in the final. Leicester face Champions League finalists Chelsea in English football’s premier cup competition — the first time the Foxes have reached the showpiece occasion since 1969. Several players, including talisman Jamie Vardy, remain from the team that produced one of the biggest shocks in English football…

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Former Arsenal Manager, Emery Has The Last Laugh

Former Arsenal boss, Unai Emery stopped his former club from reaching the Europa League final slated for May 26, 2021 Obviously, Villarreal’s boss Unai Emery showed why he remains the undoubted master of the Europa League. He won the competition three times on the trot as Sevilla boss between 2014 and 2016 before leading the Gunners themselves to the final in 2019, where they were beaten by Chelsea. This is another triumph for the Spaniard and a sweet one at that, coming at the ground where he was never fully…

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Villarreal End Arsenal’s Europa League Hopes With A Draw At Emirates Stadium

Arsenal’s Europa League hopes was last night dashed as Spanish club Villarreal came all the way from Spain to hold the Gunners to a draw that sealed a semi-final victory that has certainly ended Arsenal’s unbroken 25-season run of appearing in European competitions. Trailing 2-1 from the first leg in Spain and knowing that victory in this tournament represented their only realistic route back into the Champions League, Mikel Arteta’s side could not find a way past the visitors’ stubborn defence. Gunners captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck the post with a…

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Gunners Aubameyang In Line To Start Against Villarreal

Arsenal Captain, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, has revealed his family were scared by his weight loss after he contracted malaria while on international duty in March. The Gabon forward missed four games following the diagnosis after a feeling of lethargy left him questioning the cause. He returned off the bench in the Europa League semifinal first-leg defeat by Villarreal last week and is in line to start the return game tonight, having scored in Sunday’s Premier League win at Newcastle. But the 31-year-old has only now revealed how a sudden drop in…

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At Last, English Clubs Pull Out Of Proposed European Super League

Plans for a European Super League (ESL) collapsed on Tuesday as Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal and Tottenham joined Manchester City in withdrawing from controversial proposals that provoked a furious backlash. Chelsea are reportedly set to follow leaving just six sides: Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atletico Madrid, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Juventus still involved in the project. The ESL was designed by the European giants to guarantee revenue from more regular matches against one another without the risk of failing to qualify for 15 founder members. A 3.5-billion-euro ($4.2 billion) pot,…

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Tottenham SACK Jose Mourinho Over Dismal Domestic Campaign

Club Chairman Daniel Levy (left) and the sacked Jose Mourinho Tottenham have sacked Jose Mourinho with the club on course to miss out on Champions League football this season. Mourinho, 58, replaced Mauricio Pochettino in November 2019 but has now been dismissed after a dismal domestic campaign and failure in the Europa League. The bombshell axing comes less than a week before Tottenham are set to take on Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final at Wembley.  A statement from the club read: ‘The Club can today announce that Jose…

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Arsenal Reunites With Old Manager, Unai Emery And Villarreal After Humiliating Slavia Prague 4-0

Arsenal saved their best performance of the season for their biggest match. This was a truly outstanding display that leaves them three matches from a return to the Champions League elite. The spectre of failure remains, of course – but less so if they keep playing like this. It was 1995-96 when Arsenal last didn’t play in Europe and with the club mired in mid-table and out of all domestic cups that scenario keeps the stakes high. Mikel Arteta needs to lift a second trophy, the Europa League to go…

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Gunners Close To Agreeing New Contract With Folarin Balogun

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta says the club are “very close” to agreeing a new contract with striker Folarin Balogun. Balogun has come through the Arsenal academy but his contract is due to expire at the end of the season and a number of clubs had declared an interest in the 19-year-old. Arteta faced losing the player, knowing it would not look good on the club’s youth development. However, after extensive talks with Balogun, it appears the England Under-20 international is ready to commit his future to the Gunners. “We are…

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Again, Kenya, Ethiopia Win 2021 Access Bank Lagos City Marathon

At the end of Saturday’s Access Bank Lagos City Marathon, Kenya’s Emmanuel Naibei and Meseret Dinke emerged as the winners of the 2021 edition of the bank’s City Marathon, which holds in Lagos State every year. Nabei returned a time of 2hrs 15 mins 01 sec (official) to claim the top prize of $30,000. While the winning time falls short of the course record of 2:10:23 set last year, it is the second fastest ever in the history of the Access Bank Lagos City Marathon. A runner-up at the 2019…

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Man City beat Leicester 2-0, Liverpool Beat Arsenal 3-0

Manchester City moved closer to the Premier League title as the runaway leaders won 2-0 at Leicester, while lowly West Bromwich Albion handed Thomas Tuchel the first defeat of his Chelsea reign with a stunning 5-2 victory on Saturday. On the other end, Liverpool humiliated Arsenal at the Emirates stadium by 3-0. As a matter of fact, Arsenal were like a crab that were reduced to hiding in their shell, containing the attacks from ruthless Liverpool. They did so effectively, limiting the flow of genuine opportunities but did so at…

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