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Gabriel Paulista: It’s Gratifying To Be At Arsenal

Arsenal have confirmed the signing of 24-year old center back Gabriel Paulista from Villarreal for a reported fee of €15.2m. The Gunners have tied him down to a long-term deal that will keep him at the club until 2019 after securing his work permit. Arsenal’s defense has been stretched this season as manager Arsene Wenger has had to use Calum Chambers, Nacho Monreal and Mathieu Debuchy in the center of the defense despite the trio being full backs. Arsenal failed to sign a center back after selling Thomas Vermaelen to Barcelona in the summer transfer window and that has come back to haunt them as they haven’t had a good season defensively thanks to some substandard displays. Paulista, who was a regular for Villarreal, revealed that he was delighted to sign for a big club like Arsenal, “I came from a club that is not that big in Brazilian football. I went to Spanish football and that was another dream come true, to play […] Read more »

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Diego Costa Charged By The FA For Stamp On Emre Can; Faces Three-match Ban

Chelsea striker Diego Costa has been charged by the FA on the grounds of violent conduct after stamping Emre Can in Tuesday’s Capital One Cup semi-final against Liverpool at Stamford Bridge. Costa, who had an eventful game after getting into altercations with Can, Steven Gerrard and Martin Skrtel, could face a three-game ban if he is found guilty and will subsequently miss Chelsea’s clash against Manchester City on Saturday. The Spaniard has time until Thursday 6pm to respond to the charge. Costa repeated his stamping antics on Martin Skrtel in the latter half of the game, but that challenge will not be punished by the FA. The statement by FA read, “Diego Costa has been charged by The FA for violent conduct following an on-field incident which was not seen by the match officials but caught on video. “The charge is in relation to an incident involving the Chelsea forward and Liverpool’s Emre Can which occurred in the 12th minute […] Read more »

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Bale rules out United move, says he’s ‘really happy’ at Madrid

The world’s most expensive player, Gareth Bale, believes that he’s going to stay at Real Madrid for a foreseeable amount of time. The Welshman is constantly being linked to a big money move back to the Premier League, but insists he’s staying put. The club rumoured to be most interested in the 25 year-old are 20-time English champions Manchester United, who slurred more than £150m in the summer. Bale, however, doesn’t seem to be paying too much heed to the reports. When asked about it, Bale told Cadena Ser, “I can’t imagine myself at Manchester United.” “In a recent interview they asked me if I was unhappy at Real Madrid and I told them I’m really happy here. I’ve got several years left on my contract and I’m enjoying myself.” “We’re winning trophies and I want to keep doing that here at Madrid.” The former Spurs star then went on to reveal that he hopes to take advantage of Cristiano […] Read more »

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Liverpool’s Semi Final Loss Bodes Well For Their Top 4 Challenge And Other Things We Learnt

A lot happened over the 120 minutes of play and 60 minutes afterwards. It was an exciting game of football between two equals who asked plenty of questions from each other, and had all the answers to them as well. Here are three things we learnt from the Reds' performance in the game. Read more »

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Pogba Will Never Return To Manchester United, Says Andrea Pirlo

Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo feels that Manchester United’s treatment of Paul Pogba could mean that he’ll never return to the club. Pogba had a three-year spell at Manchester United but couldn’t make the senior squad despite some impressive displays for their u21 side. He subsequently made the switch to Serie A giants Juventus for a free transfer in 2012 and since then his development has been massive. The Frenchman was named the Golden boy player of the year for 2013 has acheived a lot despite being just 21 years of age. The United faithful would love to see Pogba return after seeing what he has done in the last two years and he is someone that they could use as their midfield has lacked a special player since the departure of Paul Scholes. Pogba has been linked with a return to Manchester United by various British tabloids, but his teammate Andrea Pirlo feels that such a move is very very unlikely. He […] Read more »