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Will Henrikh Mkhitaryan Emerge as an Excellent Acquisition for Arsenal?

Posted on February 1st, 2018

Arsenal came extremely close to having to allow superstar forward Alexis Sanchez to leave the Emirates for free next summer, but instead managed to strike a deal that could turn out to be a very shrewd bit of business. The North London club managed to secure an exchange deal with Manchester United, with Henrikh Mkhitaryan travelling […]

The Manchester derby will set a world football record this Sunday

Posted on December 7th, 2017

There are several well-known derbies in English football: the Merseyside, the North London and the Steel City. In recent years the Manchester derby has become more and more prominent in English football thanks to the rise of Manchester City following their Abu Dhabi United Group purchase of the club back in 2008. Since the takeover […]

England’s Potential World Cup Squad Surprises

Posted on November 16th, 2017

Source: England via Twitter Joe Gomez, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Jordan Pickford and Tammy Abraham have all emerged as late challengers for England’s 2018 World Cup squad after all four were called up for England’s first World Cup preparation matches against Germany and Brazil. We take a look at the other players who could stake a late claim […]

New Chelsea Stadium Completion Date Pushed Back

Posted on November 16th, 2017

Chelsea won’t go home to the new Stamford Bridge stadium until 2024 at the earliest, with redevelopment work delayed by at least four years. The ambitious project to build an entirely new, modern stadium on the grounds of Chelsea’s beloved home turf is underway, but cannot begin in earnest until the Blues hit the road. […]

Manchester United Open Contract Talks With £50,000-A-Week Star

Posted on October 17th, 2017

Although Marcus Rashford signed a new deal with Manchester United sometime in May 2016, the said deal is said to run till 2020 but new reports have it that the in-form striker and Manchester United are in talks for a further renewal of the deal. As of the time of writing this article, the Englishman […]

Lemar Vs Griezmann – Who Should Arsene Wenger Sign For Arsenal

Posted on October 11th, 2017

This week, there has been rumours that French star Antoine Griezmann could be on his way to Arsenal in the summer. This is coming days after current Arsenal star Alexandre Lacazette confirmed he and Griezmann are good friends and he will try to convince the Atletico Madrid man to sign for Arsenal this summer. What […]

Dortmund Start Well in Bundesliga Title Bid

Posted on October 6th, 2017

“Dortmund01” by Markus Unger (CC BY-SA 2.0) When the Bundesliga season started in August, many people expected Bayern Munich to win the German title in comfortable fashion, just like they did last season. However, a stuttering start from the champions, combined with an impressive start from Borussia Dortmund, has left the title race wide open […]

Are Man United finally on the road back?

Posted on August 30th, 2017

FOUR years have passed since Manchester United’s last Premier League title victory. Their 2012/13 success was the final chapter of the glorious Sir Alex Ferguson era that lasted 27 years. Since the curtain was brought down on Fergie’s reign, United have endured a torrid time in the Premier League with only one top four finish […]

Which teams are most likely to go up from the Championship this season?

Posted on August 22nd, 2017

The football season has only been underway for a matter of weeks, yet there’s already talk of who’s going to triumph and who’s going to fail. Manchester United look good for the Premier League title whilst Spurs look like they’re going to flop at Wembley and Swansea suggest they’re going to struggle without Gylfi Sigurdsson. […]

Who are the best teams to back for the Premier League title this season?

Posted on August 18th, 2017

Whereas Spain’s La Liga has long been a two- or three-horse race, the Premier League is arguably the most competitive division in the world. On the face of it, the eventual winners of the 2017-18 season could be any one of six teams: Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool, or Arsenal. With help from […]