£48.6 million was the amount that according to the vice-president of Barcelona, Josep Maria Bartomeu the Spanish club offloaded in order to sign Neymar from Santos. The Copa del Rey finals against Real Madrid was a golden chance for the 22 years old year attacker to demonstrate why Barcelona went through so much trouble in signing him.
During New York Red Bulls and their match against Chivas USA, both sides had to settle with a 1-1 draw but the result came at a hefty price for the team of Mike Petke as they had to witness Tim Cahill being removed from the pitch only after 29 minutes had passed due to an injury the Australian player sustained.
When medical tests and scans were completed, it was revealed that Cahill suffered a hamstring problem which will be leaving him out of action for at least 2 weeks as it will not be anything too serious.
Carles Puyol revealed that his career with Barcelona will be reaching its end when this season concludes. At his 35 years of age, Puyol is no longer able to perform like some years ago and after making over 350 appearances for Barcelona, he has decided that it’s enough.
The future of Puyol still remains uncertain as he has not announced whether or not he will continue playing at another club or will simply hang up his boots and retire but Thierry Henry stated that he would welcome the Spanish defender at New York Red Bulls.
During Thierry Henry’s 8 year long spell at Arsenal, the Frenchman is considered to be one of the greatest players that the Premier League club has ever had. His influence for Arsenal is so great that he is often called back to the team despite being 36 years old.
The French striker managed to become Arsenal’s top goal-scorer for almost every season of his tenure over there and the former Barcelona player is the all-time leading scorer for the Premier League club having scored 228 goals in all competitions.
Thierry Henry was part of the last Arsenal team that managed to win the league title. Now, the Frenchman is coming to the end of his career and it has been so long a wait for Arsenal fans to see the club lift of the league title again.
The club has been failing to compete with the top teams due to the inability to spend money, but this season has sparked a remarkable change from Arsene Wenger's men. After managing to pip most of the Premier league giants for the transfer of Mesut Ozil, the club are currently top of the table with a one-point advantage.
Arsenal legend Thierry Henry and other superstars of football such as Robert Pires and Hernan Crespo are being the target of playing in a new Indian tournament which is aimed at cashing in on growing domestic interest in the sport as the organizers explained.
"The Indian youth follows a lot of European football. So we definitely want to bring in their expertise, experience and fan following," the spokesman told AFP.
Yorke, Saha, Ljungberg, Pires and Crespo had been confirmed to play, the spokesman said, adding that Henry "could be a potential".
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has started the season in the best possible manner. He was effective for Arsenal last season on several occasions, but he was never really considered in the same league as Robin van Persie.
He scored a few goals, but not a lot to help Arsenal win the title. However, this season has been very different because Giroud has been able to get himself to the top of the goalscoring charts after four games. This has also helped Arsenal get past their troubles when it comes to the start of the season.
Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has paid tribute to the performance by Eric Alexander in the recent match against Houston Dynamo. Along with Jonny Steele, Alexander was extremely crucial in the 2-0 win for New York Red Bulls.
The two midfielders were extremely tireless in the encounter and they played a crucial role in linking the defence and attack. Alexandra created the goal in the 60th minute that proved to be the decisive one of the game because it helped separate the two teams. Fabián Espíndola converted the chance with great aplomb to put New York Red Bulls in the lead.
Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry has criticised the ambitions of his former club by saying that they should be looking at winning the title. Arsenal lost won the league title back in 2004, while their last major trophy was in 2005.
The Celtic manager Neil Lennon was only a six-year-old boy when the current Aberdeen manager Craig Brown took charge of his first managerial job. Now, Lennon will be coming up against the 72-year-old when Celtic take on Aberdeen during the weekend.
The former Celtic player has praised the Aberdeen manager by saying that he is truly an inspiration to him. He has spoken about his achievements in football and his ability to last such a long time in the game. Brown has also been hugely successful as the Scotland national team manager during the late 1990s.