10 months agoArsenal boss Emery rules out Ozil move: We need him

first_imgArsenal boss Emery rules out Ozil move: We need himby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal manager Unai Emery has ruled out a January move for Mesut Ozil.The German has fallen out of favour as of late and missed Wednesday’s EFL Cup quarter-finals with Tottenham, with Emery citing “tactical reasons” behind the decision.However, the Spaniard insists Ozil remains important to his plans.He told reporters: “I want every player with a good mentality to help us. He can give us his quality and his characteristics. We need Mesut Ozil.”Every player wants to play and help the team when we need them. The frustration is the same for everybody when they haven’t played a match.”I have told him what we need from him. He has the commitment to help us and the quality and the characteristics to help us when the team need him on the pitch.”Tomorrow he is in the 18 players in the squad.”When asked again on whether Ozil’s future lies at Arsenal, Emery said: “Yes, why not?” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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10 months agoTottenham boss Pochettino takes aim at Hazard for 2016 taunt

first_imgTottenham boss Pochettino takes aim at Hazard for 2016 tauntby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has taken aim at Chelsea star Eden Hazard.Pochettino recalls the likes of Hazard stating they wanted Leicester to win the title in 2016.Hazard said: “We don’t want Tottenham to win the Premier League – the fans, the club and the players,” ahead of a bad-tempered 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge in May that extinguished Tottenham’s hopes once and for all.And Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri – who was unaware of Pochettino’s remarks – declared yesterday: “I think the title is a fight between City and Liverpool.”Pochettino has not forgotten Hazard’s comment as he called for rival players and managers to keep their opinions quiet this time around.”When you are professional, some opinions you cannot make public,” he said.”Because after you create a big problem like what happened at Chelsea. That was more like a battle than a football game. Why did that happen? You know very well.”That’s why it’s compulsory to behave professionally. We translate a lot of emotion to the people. We are public persons.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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9 months agoIsco pal slams Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari

first_imgIsco pal slams Real Madrid coach Santiago Solariby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveA friend of Real Madrid star Isco has hit out at coach Santiago Solari on social media.Despite Madrid’s injury crisis, Isco was not even brought on for the win at Real Betis, with a number of reserve team players and youngsters picked ahead of him. Friend of the player, Aitor Costa, exploded in a rage on social media and lashed out at Solari for his reluctance to select the Spain international.”Solari has the same idea of football as I do of engineering,” he wrote on Instagram, then describing the Madrid boss as a “murderer of football”.Costa’s profile shows a number of pictures of him alongside Isco. About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoLiverpool boss Klopp puts Gerrard on notice

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool boss Klopp puts Gerrard on noticeby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wants Steven Gerrard to succeed him when he eventually leaves his post at Anfield.Reds legend Gerrard is the current Rangers boss, and has guided the Glasgow club to second in the Scottish Premiership, three points behind bitter rivals Celtic.”Kenny (Dalglish) and Stevie have both been a really big support from day one,” Klopp told Four Four Two.”Second, my position as a manager has nothing to do with the people around me. If Liverpool were to sack me tomorrow, then maybe Kenny would be the first choice to replace me, but they would probably bring Stevie down from Glasgow.”If you ask who should follow me, I’d say Stevie. I help him whenever I can. If someone gets your job, it’s not about them, it’s about you not being good enough.”I’m old enough to know that I give this job everything. I’m not a genius, I’m not perfect, but I give the club 100 per cent. If that’s enough, great. If it’s not, then it’s just the problem of the situation.” last_img read more

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a month agoWest Ham reviving interest in Man Utd target Mandzukic

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say West Ham reviving interest in Man Utd target Mandzukicby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham are reviving their interest in Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic.TuttoJuve says Manchester United were keen on signing Mandzukic as well as his Juventus team-mate Paulo Dybala during the summer transfer window but the double deal broke down at the eleventh hour. Mandzukic has since negotiated with Qatari side Al-Rayyan but the veteran forward has rejected a £7million-a-year deal as he has hopes of moving to the Premier League. West Ham have shown an interest in Mandzukic and are willing to guarantee the Juventus man regular playing time. The Hammers had originally made enquiries after the veteran in January. last_img read more

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a month agoStrachan: Arsenal fullback Tierney just like Van Dijk

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Strachan: Arsenal fullback Tierney just like Van Dijkby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Scotland boss Gordon Strachan is convinced by the quality of Arsenal fullback Kieran Tierney.Arsenal’s £25million signing from Celtic is set to make his Premier League debut in tomorrow night’s clash with Manchester United. He said: “Kieran is seriously a wonderful kid and his understanding of danger is magnificent.“He reminds me of Van Dijk in that way. The first time I watched Virgil and Kieran play, I thought, ‘Are you lucky, or are you brilliant at reading the game?’.“I’d love to see some analysis on how many times he intercepts or clears the ball in the box.“He thinks like a forward, so he understands what they’re going to do.“You could have six attackers and just him, and Kieran could still sniff the danger and get the ball.“So he’ll certainly help Arsenal get to the top four.“He’s more than just a good player — he has incredible spirit, strength, ability, and versatility, he’s perfect for Arsenal.“He mostly played at left-back or wing-back for Celtic.“But he can also play just as well at left centre-back or on the left of a three, which is how Unai Emery has got them playing just now.” last_img read more

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22 days agoEx-Chelsea fullback Johnson: I didn’t believe Abraham was this good

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Ex-Chelsea fullback Johnson: I didn’t believe Abraham was this goodby Paul Vegas22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Chelsea fullback Glen Johnson admits Tammy Abraham has surprised him.Abraham has scored eight goals already for Chelsea this season, seven coming in the Premier League.“I didn’t know Tammy Abraham was capable of this to be honest last season, so it’s great to see,” Johnson said on talkSPORT.“Maybe there’s more out there, maybe there’s more that they give a chance, they will take it with both hands.“Yeah, they found themselves in an unfortunate situation [with the transfer ban] but I feel like they are kind of dealing with it in the right way.”With Chelsea unable to sign players in January, Johnson reckons a top-six finish in the Premier League would be a success.“I think fifth, even sixth, would be a good season,” Johnson said.“They can’t sign anyone, they lost pretty much their best player [Eden Hazard], can’t replace him, got to give kids a chance, some of them had never played in the Premier League before.“I think sixth would be a good season for them.” last_img read more

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5 days agoArsenal commence Ceballos fee talks with Real Madrid

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal commence Ceballos fee talks with Real Madridby Paul Vegas5 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal have set their price to buy Dani Ceballos from Real Madrid.The midfielder is on a straight loan with the Gunners this season and El Desmarque says he has told Real president Florentino Perez he wants to stay.Ceballos held talks with Perez during the international break,Arsenal are prepared to do business for a price of €35m, though Perez is insisting on a higher valuation.Real will demand at least €40m to sell Ceballos in January. last_img read more

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Photo: Jim Harbaugh Attended Class With 4-Star DT Recruit Boss Tagaloa Today

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts to a first half call against the Maryland Terrapins.COLLEGE PARK, MD – OCTOBER 03: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts to a first half call against the Maryland Terrapins at Byrd Stadium on October 3, 2015 in College Park, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)We already know that Jim Harbaugh will go to many lengths in his recruitment of blue-chip athletes. Today, Harbaugh visited De La Salle High School in Concord, Calif., to check in a pair of four-stars: defensive tackle Boss Tagaloa and tight end Devin Asiasi. Not only did Harbaugh meet with both players, he also sat in class with Tagaloa, who posted a picture of the coach on his Snapchat account.  Here is Jim Harbaugh attending class with Boss Tagaloa @_BT75 today. pic.twitter.com/hhc7Ggcwlq— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) January 19, 2016Also, a screenshot of a Facebook post from a De La Salle faculty member also mentions Harbaugh’s presence.Apparently Jim Harbaugh participated in a class lesson at De La Salle while visiting Devin Asiasi and Boss Tagaloa pic.twitter.com/2diNOFBHei— The Victors News (@TheVictorsNews) January 19, 2016Looks like Coach Harbaugh had himself a nice day in school.last_img read more

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Sarri reveals Chelsea’s January transfer plans

first_imgMaurizio Sarri has played down links with Gonzalo Higuain after insisting that he is not looking to sign a striker in the January transfer window.The Blues boss did, however, hint that he could move for a winger as he looks to provide further competition for the likes of Willian, Pedro and Eden Hazard.Goal understands that Chelsea had been exploring the possibility of signing Argentine forward Higuain, potentially in a swap deal with Alvaro Morata, although the move is complicated by the fact that the 31-year-old is currently on loan at Milan from Juventus. Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? And despite Olivier Giroud – who is now facing a month on the sidelines due to an ankle injury – and Morata’s struggles in front of goal, Sarri says that he won’t ask for Michy Batshuayi or Tammy Abraham to return from loan spells with Valencia and Aston Villa respectively.”No [I don’t need another striker], because I have the option with Hazard in this position,” he said. “We have Morata and Hazard can play very well in this position as we have seen in the last two, three matches. So I think that in this moment I don’t need another striker.  “Maybe another winger, because now we are in trouble with the injuries of Pedro, of [Callum] Hudson-Odoi and [Ruben] Loftus-Cheek. So I have the option for the striker [Hazard] but at the moment I have no option for the wingers.”Batshuayi has scored just three times in his first six months on loan at Valencia, and Goal understands the Blues are looking at the possibility of cutting short his spell in Spain and sending him on a temporary move elsewhere.Aston Villa have had a far better return from Abraham, meanwhile, with the 21-year-old having scored 16 goals in 20 games for the Championship side.Chelsea’s struggles in front of goal have seen Sarri deploy Hazard in a No.9 position recently, with the Belgian having grabbed 10 goals and nine assists so far this season.Sarri’s side currently sit fourth in the table at the start of 2019 having claimed two wins from their last two games after a shock defeat at home to Leicester City on December 22.Next up for the Blues is a meeting with Southampton at Stamford Bridge on Wednesdaylast_img read more

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