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Premier League match day 5: best XI – Gomez, De Gea, Hazard.




Eden Hazard

David De Gea

De Gea showed his masterpiece as one of the best goalkeepers at Vicarage road when he made great saves including a brilliant one in the last minute of the game which would have turned the table around.

Joe Gomez

Gomez was at it again when he made his mark to sustain Klopp’s idea as his potential full back. He was part of those who made Kane useless on the pitch and switched effectively to right back in the second half.

Chris Smalling

Smalling was humble on the pitch and ever ready to impress his manager, he scored a vital goal that helped the Red Devils to their second consecutive victories. His coordination at the back showed how he could stamp his shirt in Jose’s first XI.

Virgil van Dijk

No doubt he’s becoming the best defender in the world and most advantage is in his height, he was always there to help his team clear the ball away when the tempo was high against them.

James Milner

He was unarguably the finest midfielder on the pitch as he bossed the midfield with his runs and depth making sure his teammates took the 3points home.

Marouane Fellaini

The Belgian recovered possessions for his teammates 10 times which was more than any other player in matchday 5. He also provided the assist that led to Smalling’s goal.

R. Fraser

A diminutive player who used his centre of gravity to outplay Leicester after scoring a brace in the first half. His form has shown how prepared Bournemouth are this season as he helped secure a third victory for his team.

Eden Hazard

Fabulous! We could rate him as the best No.10 in England after watching what he played against Cardiff City. His goals can only be simple if done by him alone. Hazard has shown his prowess as an unstoppable player who ended up taking the match ball home with a hat-trick.

Wilfred Zaha

When he plays well, Crystal Palace hardly lose which we saw in a match that saw earned their second away victory. Many wonder why he remained with the Eagles, maybe, just maybe he is always at his best. He was really impressive and watching how he curled the ball into the net was my number one goal last week.

Roberto Firmino

He started brightly to score a quick goal which was ruled out in the first half but he was covering the depth of the field from box-to-box; he scored to extend the lead in the second half before getting injured.

Marko Arnautovic

The Austrian was impressive against Everton, he was the pivot to Pellegrini’s success at Goodison Park after scoring the 3rd goal that ended Everton’s come back home.

Okafor Bright is a B.Eng holder of Petroleum Engineering who is passionate about sports, articles and content development.

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Big Decision: Arsenal Legend Set To Decide Future

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Arsene Wenger

Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has revealed that he will soon make a quick decision on his future in football.

The 69-year-old Frenchman spoke about his future in a chat with The Guardian as he disclosed that he decided to take time to rest shortly after leaving Arsenal last year.

Arsene Wenger has turned down several job offers since he left North London at the end of last season.

He attained legendary status at Arsenal after leading the Gunners to three Premier League titles and seven FA Cup titles.

Wenger spent 22 years at Arsenal before he resigned from his post last summer despite the fact that he had one year left on his then contract.

He almost led Arsenal to a European trophy on two occasions but was unable to win at least one.

Arsene Wenger led the Gunners to the 2000 UEFA Cup final before they were beaten on penalties by Turkish club Galatasaray after the two teams played out a goalless draw after regulation time and extra time.

The French manager also led Arsenal to the 2006 Champions League final against Spanish giants Barcelona who came from behind to beat 10-man Arsenal 2-1.

Apart from Arsenal, Wenger has also managed at clubs like Grampus Eight (Japan) and AS Monaco (France).

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Transfer Fight: Arsenal Facing Premier League Battle For Young Striker

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Europa League finalists Arsenal will have to fend off the interest of several Premier League sides in the bid to sign Reading striker Danny Loader.

This is according to the publication from the stables of popular media outlet Goal which claimed that the Gunners are plotting a move for the young English player.

Danny Loader was part of the England u17 squad that won the FIFA u17 World Cup two years ago.

Premier League clubs like Chelsea, Leicester City, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Southampton are also interested in the young Reading player.

Danny Loader made 22 appearances for Reading this season as he helped the Royals escape relegation from the English Championship.

He has a year left on his contract with the Royals and they might have to sell him this summer or risk losing him for nothing at the end of the new season.

Premier League clubs are not the only ones in the frame to sign Danny Loader.

French Ligue 1 clubs Lille and Rennes are eyeing a move for the 18-year-old striker as well.

Danny Loader might not be the signing for the present but he’s definitely one for the future if the Gunners can manage to pull off his transfer.

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Big Revelation: Bayern Supremo Confirms Sane Chase

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Leroy Sane

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has confirmed that the Bavarian giants want to sign Manchester City winger Leroy Sane during this transfer window.

The Bayern supremo made this known in a chat with German media outlet Sueddeutsche Zeitung.

According to him, Bayern Munich are working on a deal to sign the talented German international winger.

Bayern Munich are in need of wing forwards like Leroy Sane after the exit of both Arjen Robben and Frank Ribery.

Retired Dutch international Robben and his French counterpart Ribery have left the club following the expiration of their respective contracts with the German Bundesliga champions.

Bayern’s General Manager Hasan Salihamidzic also corroborated the chase for Sane.

The ex-Bayern Munich winger told SportBild that Uli Hoeness has released €200m for transfers.

Bayern Munich will have to contend with Premier League giants Arsenal who are also interested in the young German winger.

The Gunners are in the market for a new winger end Leroy Sane is one of the players being considered by the North Londoners.

Leroy Sane has been an important squad player for Manchester City since he joined the club from German Bundesliga side Schalke 04 in 2016.

He contributed 10 goals and 10 assists in 31 games during the just concluded Premier League season which saw his Manchester City side retain their league title.

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Revealed!!! How Aubameyang helped Chelsea win over Christian Pulisic

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Christian Pulisic

The issue of rivalry between the two London outfits Arsenal and Chelsea was not allowed to come into place as the Gunners striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is reported to have influenced the decision of American star Christian Pulisic to join the Blues team from the German Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund.

Christian Pulisic agreed on a move to join the Blues team in the last January winter transfer window but was loaned back.

He gave this revelation in one of his first interviews after returning back, revealing that he had asked the Gunners’ striker before making one move and got convinced by the response.

It is important to note that Christian Pulisic had worked with the Gunners striker at the German Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund before they parted ways in 2018 after the Gabon international signed for the North London outfit.

Christian Pulisic admits that they parted ways for some time now but have kept contact with one another as good friends.

However, the two teams are set to clash in the coming week for the Europa League finals in Baku.

A win for Chelsea will not only hand them a trophy but it will help manager Maurizio Sarri keep his job.

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Revealed! How Arsenal Plan To Step Up Interest In Ryan Fraser

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Ryan Fraser

North London giants Arsenal will reportedly step up their interest in Bournemouth midfielder Ryan Fraser by next week.

This is according to the publication from the Independent which claimed that the Gunners will firm up their interest in Fraser after the Europa League clash with London rivals Chelsea next week.

Arsenal will face Chelsea in an all-English Europa League final billed for Baku in Azerbaijan on Wednesday night.

The Gunners can seal qualification for the Champions League next season by beating the Blues in the Europa League final.

On their part, Chelsea have qualified for Europe’s premier club competition via a third-placed finish at the end of the just concluded Premier League season but manager Maurizio Sarri has revealed his desire to end the campaign with a silverware in the Europa League.

Chelsea are also interested in a move for the aforementioned Fraser but the Gunners are in pole position to sign the Scottish international player.

Other major Premier League clubs like Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are also interested in him.

Ryan Fraser was one of the best players for the Cherries during the just concluded Premier League season after he scored seven goals and provided 14 assists.

He has one year left on his contract with Bournemouth.

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Lewandowski Urges Bayern To Sign Arsenal Target Leroy Sane

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Leroy Sane

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has urged the Bavarian giants to make a move for Manchester City winger Leroy Sane amidst talks over his long-term future at the Etihad Stadium.

At a press conference on Wednesday via Goal, Robert Lewandowski talked about his desire to play alongside Leroy Sane.

The German international winger has been linked with a move away from Manchester City with two years left on his contract.

Manchester City are prepared to sell him if he does not put pen to paper on a new deal with the Citizens not prepared to take the risk of the player running down his contract till next summer or the summer of 2021 when he’ll be a free agent.

Liverpool in contest for £21.5m playmaker

He has been linked with a return to Germany with Bayern Munich as well as a move to North London giants Arsenal.

Leroy Sane became a Manchester City player in the summer of 2016 after joining from German Bundesliga club Schalke 04.

The 23-year-old had been a big part of the successes recorded by Manchester City in the last two seasons.

Sane was instrumental to the Manchester City team that won both the Premier League and the Carabao Cup last season before playing his part in the domestic treble triumph this season.

He scored 10 goals and provided 10 assists in 31 appearances in the Premier League this term.

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Arsenal Legend Ian Wright Says NO To Ozil Sale

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Mesut Ozil

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright is adamant that the sale of star player Mesut Ozil this summer will be a bad move from the club.

The Arsenal legend talked about Mesut Ozil and transfers during his recent interview as monitored by Goal.

Recent reports had claimed that Arsenal manager Unai Emery is looking to move several first team players on during this summer’s transfer window.

The Arsenal boss wants to sell Mesut Ozil and Henrikh Mkhitaryan but he’s aware that finding a new club for both players would be difficult mainly because of their outrageous wages.

German World Cup winner Ozil has two years left on his contract at Arsenal and the Gunners will struggle to find a buyer for him due to his £350,000 per week salary.

The former Real Madrid and Werder Bremen player reiterated his desire to stay at Arsenal for the remainder of his contract in his last interview.

On his part, Henrikh Mkhitaryan earns £170,000 per week at the Emirates Stadium but he has not lived up to his hefty weekly pay with his performances for the Gunners.

For now, the target for Unai Emery and his Arsenal Players is to deliver the Europa League trophy at the expense of London rivals Chelsea.

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Confirmed: Crystal Palace Slap £50m Transfer Fee On Arsenal Target Aaron Bissaka

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Aaron Wan-Bissaka

South London giants Crystal Palace have reportedly slapped a big transfer fee on highly rated defender Aaron Wan-Bissaka in their quest to ward off the interest of other clubs like North London giants Arsenal.

This is according to the specific publication from the London Evening Standard which claimed that Crystal Palace are taking a hard stance on Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

It was revealed that Crystal Palace have slapped a £50m transfer fee on the England junior international.

Arsenal are not the only club interested in a move for the Crystal Palace right-back.

Premier League champions Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United have also previously indicated their interest in the 21-year-old defender.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka could be the long-term replacement for Cesar Azpilicueta on the right side of the defence at Chelsea.

He broke into the Crystal Palace XI at the start of the season and never looked back afterwards.

Aaron Wan-Bissaka displaced the experienced Joel Ward as the first choice right-back at Selhurst Park.

He churned out several impressive performances for the Eagles throughout the course of the just concluded Premier League season and was rightly rewarded with the Player of the Season Award at Crystal Palace ahead of more established professionals like the skillful duo of Ivorian international Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend.

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Done Deal: Arsenal Defender Julio Pleguezuelo Joins FC Twente

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Julio Pleguezuelo

Arsenal defender Julio Pleguezuelo has signed for Dutch Eredivisie club FC Twente following the expiration of his contract with the Gunners.

His transfer to FC Twente was confirmed by the Dutch club.

The 22-year-old has signed a two-year contract with FC Twente with the option of another year.

Spanish defender Julio Pleguezuelo joins FC Twente after his Arsenal contract ended this summer.

Julio Pleguezuelo spent two years at the famed La Masia Academy before signing for Arsenal in 2013.

The Spaniard spent six years in North London before moving to FC Twente.

He didn’t make any single appearance in the Premier League.

His only outing for the Arsenal senior team came during the 2-1 win over League One side Blackpool in the Carabao Cup earlier this season.

Julio Pleguezuelo captained the Arsenal youth teams during his time with the Gunners and also spent some time in Spain with clubs like Mallorca and Gimnastic de Terragona.

The Spaniard was sent out on loan to the two aforementioned Spanish sides.

Despite the average defensive showing from Arsenal during the just concluded Premier League season, Julio Pleguezuelo didn’t get his chance to shine for the Gunners in the league.

The Gunners conceded 51 goals in just 38 games in the Premier League.

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Deal on!!! Chelsea suffer major blow, Cech plays down transfer

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Petr Cech

The West London outfit Chelsea have suffered a major blow in their bid to land Arsenal legendary goalkeeper Petr Cech as their sporting director ahead of the coming season.

Petr Cech has already announced his decision to quit active football at the end of the season with his next step yet to be known but will not happen until after he has played his last Arsenal game, the Europa League finals, against Chelsea later on Thursday.

It was earlier reported that the stopper has got an offer from Chelsea and Arsenal to take charge of the youth team but a report yesterday claims that the West London outfit are offering Petr Cech a sporting director role to have him return back to the Stamford Bridge.

However, the legendary stopper, who is one of the best the English Premier League has ever had refuted the claim that he would be joining Chelsea as their new reporting director.

According to him, no decision has been made, stressing that it would only happen after he has played his last Arsenal game.

Howbeit, Petr Cech seeks to leave the stage while the ovation is very high by lifting the Europa League title with the North London outfit Arsenal later on Thursday.

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