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Francis Coquelin: A Case Of Defensive Sophistication And Offensive Abstinence

“Wazzat?” I suddenly awoke on one of the many flights I’ve had to take recently, sleep-mask askew and drool plastered on headset. After adjusting my bearings, I looked over to see an unnaturally happy flight attendant looming over me, jawbones stretched till the lands of infinity. “Would sir like something to drink?” I thought and decided that sir *would* like something to drink. “We have orange juice and pineapple juice, sir,” the attendant tittered, maw still parted in an admirable Grand Canyon imitation. “Alright, I’ll have an orange juice.” “Here is your pineapple juice, sir.” I mouthed wordlessly but the attendant was already off, an ephemeral wood-sprite of confusing hospitality. I checked around to see if the flight doubled up as a set of a Coen Brothers movie, shrugged, and proceeded to attack the pineapple juice. *** Hardly the most gripping of stories, I know, but it does in this case serve as a mediocre segue into the domain of […] Read more »

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Chelsea Want Walcott Or Chamberlain In Exchange For Petr Cech

Chelsea FC have declared that they would sell their goalkeeper Petr Cech to Arsenal FC only if the Gunners give them either Theo Walcott or Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in exchange. Petr Cech, who has remained out of favour at Chelsea for almost the entire season due to Thibaut Courtois’ presence, is set to leave the club after spending 11 seasons. Several top European sides have shown interest in roping the Czech Republic custodian which include Premier League giants Arsenal and Manchester United. It was reported that Petr Cech will be available for a bargain price of £10million. According to recent reports, Chelsea club officials have informed their city rivals that they would ask for one of the two Arsenal players in exchange of their goalkeeper. Club officials said, “Arsene Wenger want a top keeper from us, Cech. Well, in exchange, we would like Walcott or Oxlade-Chamberlain. “They may not be in the Arsenal team but we are convinced Jose Mourinho could make them into top […] Read more »

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5 Possible Destinations For Unsettled Liverpool Star Raheem Sterling

Liverpool FC are jolted by the news that their youth sensation Raheem Sterling has decided to move out of the club after the current season concludes. Sterling was roped in by Liverpool in the year 2010 from the academy of Queens Park Rangers. He grew up as a promising young talent and got his first major break in the senior side in 2012. Under manager Brendan Rodgers, the English youngster came into prominence in the 2013-14 season. He performed impressively in that season and grabbed many eyeballs with eye catching performances in big matches. His stellar role at Liverpool earned him a call from the English national team manager Roy Hodgson and Sterling performed exceptionally well for the national side in the FIFA World Cup. In the 2014-15 season, after Luis Suarez left the club, Sterling became one of the big names in the side and was expected to fill the big shoes of the Uruguayan. Unfortunately, Raheem Sterling was […] Read more »

FC Arsenal vs AFC Sunderland

Sunderland Survive As Wenger Rues Lack Of Sharpness Upfront

Sunderland produced a gutsy rearguard action to preserve their Premier League status with a tense 0-0 draw against Arsenal on Wednesday. Dick Advocaat was reduced to tears at the final whistle as his side delivered another great escape despite Arsenal laying siege at their goal during the second-half Arsenal created a host of chances but were held to a goalless draw by Sunderland on a frustrating evening at the Emirates Stadium. The Gunners dominated almost from the first whistle, testing Sunderland goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon through Jack Wilshere and Santi Cazorla in quick succession. With the visitors showing little attacking ambition, Arsène Wenger’s side were free to dictate play as they pressed and probed in search of an opening. Arsenal’s task ahead of the match was straightforward: win and automatic entry to next season’s Champions League was their prize. In fact, a draw would pretty much do it too, considering their superior goal difference to fourth-placed Manchester United. To that end, […] Read more »

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Setback For Arsenal and Manchester United As Juventus Close In On Cavani And Dybala – Report

The Italian champions are reportedly close to completing a massive double swoop for Dybala and Cavani. Juventus are in the market for a striker with Tevez and Llorente both believed to be looking for a move away from the club. The Serie A winners are eyeing Arsenal target Paulo Dybala and Manchester United target Edinson Cavani to partner Alvaro Morata upfront. According to reports in the Italian press, Juventus are close to agreeing mega money moves for both the strikers. It is believed that both the players will cost the club approximately £60 million which will be funded from the money they will receive for their Champions League run this season. Another report doing the rounds suggests that The Bianconeri have already agreed a deal to sign Palermo striker Paulo Dybala and the striker will put pen to paper, subject to a medical, and sign for Juventus come Monday. Arsenal have been previously linked with a move for Dybala but […] Read more »

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Manchester United, PSG And Arsenal Target Lacazette Will Cost More Than €50m, Says Lyon President

Lyon president insists that the club will resist any approach for the striker by declaring that even €50 million will not be enough to sign Lacazette. Ligue 1 top scorer Alexandre Lacazette is being chased by top European clubs like Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain. However, Lyon’s president insists that they will resist any summer move for the forward by demanding more than €50 million for his signature. The chairman of the French club, Jean-Michel Aulas, revealed that the club will do everything to keep Lacazette and denied having any contact with the PSG president over the forward’s transfer. “Nothing is ever sure in football but we will do everything to keep Alexandre with us,” Aulas told Canal+. “€50m would not be enough, that is not the price. I have never spoken with [the PSG president] Nasser al-Khelaifi about Alexandre Lacazette and I do not get the feeling, when I listen to Laurent Blanc, that he wants to […] Read more »