Alexis Sanchez has had a fantastic start to his Arsenal career. The Chilean international entered into double figures for the season after managing to get a goal in the 3-3 draw with Anderlecht on Tuesday night. This has led to comparisons with legend Thierry Henry.
Finally, after a gap of 4 years, Liverpool is back in the UEFA Champions League and Steven Gerrard is relieved about it.
As per the Reds’ captain, sitting outside and seeing the rivals taking part in the competition over the last few seasons was extremely hard for him and his boys.
Liverpool, having finished 2nd in the league last season, has qualified for Europe this time around. They will start their tournament in a couple of days by taking on Ludogorets. That match will be played at Anfield.
The future of Thierry Henry remains unknown as the Frenchman played a huge role in the MLS All-Star Match against the German titans Bayern Munich and even though Henry could not score a goal, his presence was still felt not only by his teammates but by the supporters that arrived to Providence Park in Oregon on August 7 to watch the match that had plenty of worldwide recognized players performing in the pitch.
Thierry Henry reckons that France is capable of going all the way to the final in the ongoing FIFA World Cup.
France is one of the few teams which are yet to be beaten in the tournament. Out of the three matches that the Les Blues played at the group stage, they won two, while, one was a draw.
The wins that France secured in the first couple of group matches were both by big margins. They found the net 8 times against Honduras and Switzerland together before being stopped on a goalless draw by Ecuador.
Former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry, who is currently a pundit with BBC at the World Cup 2014, says that he has been really impressed by Costa Rica striker Joel Campbell. Campbell is an Arsenal player, who is yet to feature for the Premier league outfit. He spent last season on loan at Greek outfit Olympiakos where he terrorist opposition. He was part of the team that almost knocked out Manchester United from the Champions League last season. Henry is the record goal scorer for Arsenal of all time.
Arsenal are not in need of an overhaul according to manager Arsene Wenger, who says that this season has brought out a lot of positives. Arsenal could still in the season on a major positive note by winning the FA Cup.
This would help them get the monkey of the back that has been troubling them for several years. The club has not won a major trophy since 2005. For large parts of the season, Arsenal are the table leaders. Going into the 2014, they were leading the table with a five-point advantage.
£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.