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12:30 West Ham vs Man Utd

Everything is wrong right now with Jose Mourinho and his players while it seems Manuel Pellegrini has started seeing what he was paid for since his birthday. The Hammers will test their talisman, Marco Arnautovic, before the match but it is left untold if Pogba’s rift with his boss will see him start in the early kick-off.

Prediction: Both Teams will score.

15:00 Arsenal vs Watford

Arsenal is enjoying the combination of two potent strikers upfront, scoring and conceding goals in 5 Premier League games before keeping their first clean sheet against Everton. Watford have solidly made themselves difficult to beat but Arsenal have a great depth in their squad.

Prediction: Home win

15:00 Everton vs Fulham

Everton started really well even though they struggle in the nonchalant act by their own Brazilian Richarlison who got reckless red car against Bournemouth. His coming back did not change Arsenal’s result last week albeit he has a way of playing well in front of his fans. Fulham have a conservative style of playing but beyond doubt, it may not suite them at Goodison Park.

Prediction: Both Teams will Score

15:00 Huddersfield vs Tottenham

It is now glaring that Kirklees Stadium will gradually become empty as it appears that Huddersfield are looking like they may not escape relegation as they did last season. Playing against Pochettino’s men who picked up points last week would require more of the same from their boss.

Prediction: Away win

15:00 Manchester City vs Brighton

City are still chasing the first position while they face Brighton in another encounter that would see them the most favourite to win this one with few goals before travelling to Hofffeinham next week.

Prediction: Home win

15:00 Newcastle United vs Leicester City

I feel for Rafael Benitez’s men. They’ve not been so lucky even at the point when they ought to have claimed all three points against Cardiff City before Kennedy stepped in his boss’s disappointment. Claude Poel has been fantastic as well but his away form has not been too resounding so I think it will be grim for both coaches.

Prediction: Under 2.5 Goals

15:00 Wolves vs Southampton

Nuno has entertained his fans in Molineux Stadium after seeing a 1-all draw against the City side; Traveling to Old Trafford as well where they showed that they would always play their game. Playing against the Southampton sides will never be a write-off because Hughes’ men are as good as well.

Prediction: Draw

17:30 Chelsea vs Liverpool

Two teams who met on Wednesday will lock horns in a more serious version as the Reds will seek to revenge the loss. I saw the way Moreno allowed Hazard get passed him before firing the blazing shot, of which Robertson would have been very difficult to beat. We would see a more aggressive Liverpool as Klopp makes suitable changes. No doubt Sarri’s men can break any defense. I But I have a reservation if any chance will lead to goal this time around.

Prediction: Under2.5Goals


16:00 Cardiff City vs Burnley

Both will defend here so I am tentative about if any of them would open up easily even though the visitors got a cogent victory against the Cherries last week.

Prediction: Under2.5Goals


20:00 Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace

The Cherries have been in flying form but no one knew why they lost to out of form Burnley last week. Albeit, they would need to convince their fans that they’ve learnt lessons, in otherward, they need to stop Wilfried Zaha from scoring as the Ivory coast player is in blistering form.

Prediction: Under2.5 Goals.

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Confirmed: Arsenal Target Rubbishes MLS Transfer Talks

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Marseille defender Adil Rami has debunked transfer rumours linking him with Major League Soccer (MLS).

In his recent interview as monitored by popular media channel Goal, Adil Rami reiterated his desire to stay with the French Ligue 1 giants on the back of a disappointing season.

Adil Rami has made just 18 appearances for Marseille this season.

Marseille have had a disappointing campaign having already missed out on qualification for the Champions League next season.

Adil Rami has endured a largely frustrating season after the biggest moment of his career last summer.

The 33-year-old was part of the French squad that won the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament in Russia last year via a 4-2 win over surprise finalists Croatia in their final clash.

Adil Rami helped France seal a second World Cup title.

He has been previously linked with a move to Arsenal especially when compatriot Arsene Wenger was the Gunners boss.

Wenger resigned from the post last summer and he has since been replaced by Spanish tactician Unai Emery who has led Arsenal to the Europa League final in his first season as the Gunners manager.

Adil Rami wants to stay at Marseille amidst the intense transfer rumours linking him with a move to LA Galaxy in the MLS.

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Transfer Fight: Arsenal Face Juventus Battle For Roma Defender

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Kostas Manolas

North London giants Arsenal will have to contend with Italian champions Juventus in their quest to sign AS Roma defender Kostas Manolas during this summer’s transfer window.

This is according to the publication from II Messaggero which claimed that the two clubs, Arsenal and Juventus, are keen on a summer move for Manolas.

It was revealed that the Greek international center-back has a release clause and both clubs are ready to pay it.

The player will decide whether he wants to stay in Italy or move to the Premier League this summer.

AS Roma have no power to retain the player since he has a release clause.

Kostas Manolas has been a key player for AS Roma since moving to the Italian capital club five years ago.

He was linked with the Gunners before joining Roma from Greek giants Olympiacos in the summer of 2014.

His finest hour in the Roma shirt came during the Champions League clash with Spanish champions Barcelona last season.

Manolas scored the third and final goal of the game to hand the Italians a Champions League semifinal berth via the away goals rule after their 3-0 win over the Spanish La Liga giants.

Roma had earlier lost the first leg 4-1 in Spain.

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Manager confirms Chelsea, Man Utd and Arsenal £70m target is leaving

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Nicolas Pépé

The West London outfit Chelsea have been handed a major boost in their pursuit of French Ligue 1 outfit Lille star Nicolas Pepe.

This is after it was confirmed by his manager Christophe Galtier that Nicolas Pepe will be leaving the club now that the season has ended.

The blues team has been handed a transfer ban but they seek an upturn as they approach the Court of Arbitration to appeal the judgment given by the world football governing body.

Therefore, Christophe Galtier has hinted that Nicolas Pepe will be available in this summer transfer window after hinting that a number of Interest clubs are already bidding for his signature.

A number of top European clubs including, Man United, Arsenal and Spanish La Liga club Barcelona are also in the chase for Nicolas Pepe.

It has been suggested that the Star Player will come in to replace Belgium international Eden Hazard who is set to leave the club to join Spanish La Liga outfit Real Madrid after indicating interest to play under his football Idol and manager Zinedine Zidane.

Howbeit, West London outfit will wait for the decision of CAS to be able to know their next step for new additions in the summer transfer window.

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Deal On: Southampton Eyeing Summer Transfer For 22-Year-Old Arsenal Target

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South Coast club Southampton are said to be plotting a move for highly-rated Charlton Athletic midfielder Joe Aribo during this summer’s transfer window.

This is according to widespread reports emanating from the media in the United Kingdom.

It was revealed that the Saints want to boost their midfield options next season with Joe Aribo who has been earning rave reviews due to his performances for his English League One outfit this season.

Arsenal and Manchester City have been linked with a move for the 22-year-old midfielder this summer but the two Premier League giants could miss out on him to Southampton who are poised to make a big for him according to the publication from the Sunday Express.

The Gunners are in need of a new midfielder and Joe Aribo could be their man but they have to fend off the serious threat from the Saints.

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey will leave the club this summer to join Italian champions Juventus after agreeing on a free transfer move with the Italians.

He has agreed to a four-year deal reported to be worth around £400,000 on a weekly basis thus making him the most expensive football in Great Britain.

Aaron Ramsey has spent the last decade in North London.

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Future Target: Arsenal Star Reveals Boca Juniors Desire

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Lucas Torreira

Arsenal midfielder Lucas Torreira has confessed that he would like to play for Argentine giants Boca Juniors later in his football career.

The petite midfielder made the admission in his recent interview as monitored by popular English news portal Daily Star.

According to him, playing in the colours of Boca Juniors is a lifelong dream.

Lucas Torreira further revealed that it would be difficult for him to turn down an opportunity to play for Boca Juniors.

Arsenal fans don’t have to worry about his commitment for the long haul having put pen to papers on a long-term deal when he joined the Gunners last summer.

The Gunners signed Uruguayan international Torreira from Italian Serie A club Sampdoria at the start of this season in a deal reported to be around £26m.

Arsenal were told to pay his transfer fee in three installments and the defensive midfielder has played a major part in the Gunners run to the Europa League final this term.

Lucas Torreira has lived up to expectations in the colours of the North Londoners and the midfielder had been one of the best Arsenal players this season especially in the first half of this campaign.

He can win a trophy in his first season as an Arsenal player when the Gunners face London rivals Chelsea in the Europa League final in Baku, Azerbaijan later this month

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Confirmed: Arsenal Target On Midfielder Shortlist At PSG

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Abdoulaye Doucoure

Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure has been a top performer for the Hornets since he joined them at the start of last season.

It’s not surprising that a lot of clubs both in England and outside are interested in his signature.

According to the Daily Mirror, Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure is on their shortlist for midfielders this summer.

PSG want to sign a new midfielder this summer and the aforementioned Doucoure feature prominently on the list of transfer targets.

The French giants are shipping for a new midfielder to replace Adrien Rabiot at the club.

French international Rabiot will leave PSG this summer after his contract expires.

The player had earlier told senior PSG officials that he won’t be signing a new contract at the club thereby prompting his expulsion from first team duties at the Parc des Princes.

His last appearance for the PSG first team came in December against Red Star Belgrade in the last group stage game of their Champions League campaign.

The aforementioned publication revealed that PSG is targeting Chelsea star N’Golo Kante as their first choice while Arsenal target Doucoure is the second choice if they can’t sign Kante from Chelsea.

Abdoulaye Doucoure has been linked with a move to Arsenal this summer with the Gunners resigned to losing Aaron Ramsey to Italian champions Juventus this summer.

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Financial Restraint: Arsenal Set To Miss Out On Palace Winger

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Europa League finalists Arsenal are most likely to miss out on Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha during this summer’s transfer window which opened some days ago.

This is according to widespread reports emanating from the media in the United Kingdom.

Wilfried Zaha has already told Crystal Palace about his desire to leave the club this summer in favour of a move to a Champions League playing team.

The Ivorian international attacker is ready to have a crack at a top club once again following his disappointing spell at Manchester United four years ago.

Zaha joined Manchester United in the summer of 2013, six months after his transfer was announced.

He was the last transfer conducted by Sir Alex Ferguson before his retirement in 2013 but the player didn’t have the best of times under David Moyes and Louis Van Gaal.

Zaha was loaned to Cardiff City and then former club Crystal Palace who he joined permanently in 2015.

He has been a key player for his boyhood club since his return to the club but it’s time to leave according to Zaha.

Arsenal are one of the clubs interested in the player and he has been slapped with an £80m transfer fee by Crystal Palace.

According to The Sun, Arsenal might miss out on the transfer with the Gunners willing to pay half of the price tag.

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Deal Close: Arsenal In £10.5m Bid For Argentine Utility Defender

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Europa League finalists Arsenal are reportedly closing in on their first signing of the recently opened summer transfer window in the Premier League.

The Premier League transfer window opened officially on Thursday and the Gunners are on the verge of making their first transfer according to the Daily Mirror.

Arsenal have tabled a £10.5m bid for Argentine defender Walter Kannemann who’s highly rated in South America.

Italian Serie A club Sampdoria are also interested in the player who plays his club football for Gremio in the Brazilian top flight.

The Gunners are operating on a right budget this summer and they are on the search for quality players with moderate transfer fees.

Walter Kannemann fits into the Gunners’ transfer model and they have concluded plans to sign him.

The 28-year-old is a versatile defender that can play either as a left-back or as a centre back.

Arsenal have made the signing of a new centre back their top priority this summer after a poor defensive season which saw Arsenal emerge as one of the teams with the worst defensive record in the top half of the Premier League table at the end of the season.

The Gunners conceded a whopping 52 goals in just 38 league goals.

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Deal On: Bayern Eyeing Summer Transfer For £25m Arsenal Target

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German Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich are plotting a summer move for highly-rated Ajax Amsterdam winger Hakim Ziyech according to reports coming out of the media in Germany.

Hakim Ziyech has been in superb form for Ajax Amsterdam who have already sealed a fantastic domestic double in addition to reaching the semifinals of the Champions League before they were eliminated in stunning fashion by Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur.

According to SportBild, Bayern Munich have turned their attention to Hakim Ziyech after failing to convince Chelsea to sell Callum Hudson-Odoi.

Young Blues winger Hudson-Odoi is a long-term transfer target for the Bavarian giants but they have been rebuffed till date.

Bayern Munich are not the only ones interested in Hakim Ziyech with North London giants Arsenal and Manchester United also reported to be keen on a move for the Moroccan international player.

The 26-year-old is expected to play a prominent role for Morocco at the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament in Egypt next month.

Ajax sporting director Marc Overmars has already confirmed that the Moroccan international will leave the club this summer.

Hakim Ziyech has a £25m release clause in his contract at Ajax Amsterdam and it’s not expected to be a problem for his suitors including Arsenal.

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Revealed: Arsenal Face Leicester Threat In Bid To Sign £25m Attacker

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North London giants Arsenal will have to contend with the threat of fellow Premier League club Leicester City in their quest to sign highly-rated Rennes winger Ismaila Sarr.

This is according to the publication from the Daily Mail which claimed that former Premier League champions Leicester City are also on the trail of the aforementioned Sarr just like what’s obtainable with the Gunners.

Leicester City produced one of the most surprising feats in the history of English football after they won the Premier League title during the 2015/16 season at the expense of more illustrious clubs like Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea.

Ismaila Sarr has light up the French Ligue 1 this season and several clubs are said to be keen on a summer swoop for the player who’s rated at £25m by his club.

He has scored 11 goals and also provided ten assists in all competitions for Rennes this term.

Ismaila Sarr has two years left on his Rennes contract which will run out until the end of the 2020/21 season.

He impressed a great deal in his audition against Arsenal in the Europa League earlier this season.

Ismaila Sarr scored one of the goals in a 3-1 win over Arsenal before the Gunners turned around the first leg lead in the round of 16 of the competition via a 3-0 second leg win at home.

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