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Mustafi will stay out of the FA Cup final due to injury

Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafiwas pulled out from the FA Cup squadas he had been confirmed with a hamstring injury. The player, during the latter part of the second half, in the match against Manchester City was pulled out of the field and he sat on the sidelines during the match against Aston Villa. Mikel Arteta earlier in this week has suggested the possibility of the player missing out the FA Cup final against Chelsea on August 1.

Martin Keown says Aubameyang should be stripped from captaincy

Arsenal legend Martin Keown believes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should be stripped from the captaincy amid the uncertainty of his future at the club. The Gabon international has been reluctant to sign a new Gunners deal beyond next summer and there has been the speculation that he could be sold when the current season concludes.

Coutinho likely to leave Barcelona, says Rivaldo

The former Blaugrana footballer Rivaldo says that Philippe Coutinho staying at Barca due to injury but there is a chance of him leaving too. There has been a lot of doubts regarding the future of the Brazilian footballer after his departure from Liverpool in 2018. He has been through a long phase of injuries. Chelsea has shown interest but his injuries will be an obstacle.

Rivaldo urges Barcelona to avoid signing Aubameyang

Barcelona legend Rivaldo believes the club should avoid the option of signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Arsenal as the striker may not suit their style of play. The Gabon international has grown accustomed to playing counter-attacking style of football during his career and Rivaldo feels he may struggle to adapt with the Catalan giants, who prefer to play their way into the opposition defence.

Guardiola does not agree with Silva’s comments after derby defeat

Manchester City Pep Guardiola has refused to agree with Bernardo Silva’s comments following the club’s 2-0 derby defeat to Manchester United in the Premier League. The Citizens were without Kevin de Bruyne for the derby at Old Trafford and that definitely hampered them as they struggled to find the cutting edge in the attacking third.

Liverpool legend fancies Nicolas Pepe to emulate Henry at Arsenal

Liverpool legend Graeme Souness believes Arsenal’s record signing Nicolas Pepe has the ability to emulate Thierry Henry despite making a slow beginning to the current campaign. The Ivory Coast international has scored just three goals from open play during the course of the season but he was in sublime form in the 4-0 triumph over Newcastle United over the weekend.


Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea says the lack of quality talents among the Red Devils was a huge factor that had played against them since Sir Alex Ferguson retired.
Contrary to what many United detractors accuse the team of, the Spanish coach maintains that it was never lack of trying, on an individual level that hampered the team.
United fell to low-lifers Astana FC of Kazakhstan on Thursday night and even though their qualification for the knockout round of the Europa League is still very much intact, it is their qualification for next season’s Champions League that is in utter jeopardy.
The game against Aston Villa will offer the Red Devils a chance to bounce back from the joke of a fixture they had against Sheffield United last time out. Ole Gunnar Solksjaer men fell to the Premier League newcomers by drawing 3-3 and the plethora of tactical mistakes made by the Norwegian is making people believe he will never be good enough for United.

Michael Owen states one main worry for Arsenal despite positive start

Former Liverpool star Michael Owen has said that Arsenal have one main concern despite making a positive beginning to the Premier League campaign. The Gunners have started the season with 15 points on the board after the opening eight games and that sees them occupying the third position on the table.

Matteo Guendouzi admits surprise after maiden France call-up

midfielder Matteo Guendouzi has acknowledged that he was surprised after
earning a call-up to the France senior squad for the first time. The
20-year-old was expected to represent the France under-21s during the
international break but an injury to Paul Pogba meant that he was handed with
his maiden call-up to Didier Deschamps’ squad.

Arsenal legend fancies Liverpool going on to win the Premier League title

Arsenal legend Ian Wright believes Liverpool can make the push for the Premier League title this season after missing out to Manchester City by the slimmest of margins last term. The Reds accumulated a record club tally of 97 points last season, but that was not sufficient to hand them a maiden Premier League title with the Citizens outclassing them by the single point.


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