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Details: How Cristiano Ronaldo Came Close To Joining Arsenal

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Former Manchester United attacker Cristiano Ronaldo has narrated how he came close to signing for Premier League rivals Arsenal.

Ronaldo made this known in a chat with ITV as he paid tribute to Arsenal and then manager Arsene Wenger for how he was treated when he almost joined the Gunners.

The 34-year-old could have joined Arsenal from Portuguese Super League giants Sporting Lisbon but he made the decision to pick Manchester United ahead of the Gunners.

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He went on to become a legend at Manchester United whom he helped to win the 2008 Champions League title.

At Manchester United, the Portuguese national team skipper scored 118 goals and also provided 68 assists in his 292 games for the club.

Ronaldo left Manchester United to join Spanish giants Real Madrid for a club-record fee of £80m in 2009.

He spent nine years at Real Madrid where he became their record goalscorer.

At Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo won two league titles and was a key member of the team that secured three successive Champions League titles.

He signed for Italian Serie A champions Juventus from Real Madrid in a club-record deal worth €100m.

Cristiano Ronaldo emerged as the topscorer for Juventus at the end of his debut campaign last season.

He has scored once in three league games for Juventus this season.

Segun is a regular contributor to beIN sports and has worked at several publications, including Aljazeera, and taslkSport.

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Ex-Arsenal Starlet On Barcelona Radar

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PSV Eindhoven striker Donyell Malen has grown to become a key player for the former Dutch champions since he returned to the Netherlands two years ago.

The performance of the Ex-Arsenal starlet has attracted the interest of Spanish champions Barcelona who are looking for a long-term replacement for Luis Suarez.

According to Football Whispers, Barcelona want to sign Donyell Malen when the January transfer window reopens in the next few weeks.

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Donyell Malen is a Dutch international and he came through the youth academy at Eredivisie champions Ajax Amsterdam before leaving for the Premier League.

The 20-year-old was at Arsenal until August 2017 when the young attacker returned to his native Netherlands.

He has been in sensational form for PSV Eindhoven this term and it is not surprising that Barcelona are mentioned as potential suitors.

Malen has scored 16 goals in 19 games in all competitions for Europa League campaigners PSV Eindhoven.

He has 10 goals and one assist in 10 league games for PSV Eindhoven in this campaign.

Barcelona are on the search for the replacement for Luis Suarez who is gradually winding down on his career.

Luis Suarez would be 33 at the start of the New Year and the Uruguayan has scored six league goals this season.

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Finally Unai Emery Fate Has Been Decided

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Arsenal manager Unai Emery has received the dreaded vote of confidence from the club amidst the poor run of results.

The head of football operations Raul Sanllehi met with over 200 Arsenal staff on Monday as he passed a vote of confidence on Spanish tactician Unai Emery.

The Arsenal director was quick to point out that results have to improve as from the next game at home to Southampton who are second bottom on the Premier League table.

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Arsenal manager Unai Emery has been under serious pressure in recent weeks after results dwindled.

The Gunners are not without a win in their last five games in all competitions including the 2-0 defeat at the hands of Premier League highflyers Leicester City.

The Foxes scored two goals in the second half to give Leicester City a fourth league win on the bounce.

Jamie Vardy and James Maddison were on the scoresheet for Leicester City who is up to third on the Premier League table.

Retired England international Vardy is now the outright leading goalscorer in the Premier League as a result of that goal against the Gunners.

Arsenal have failed to beat Crystal Palace, Liverpool, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Vitoria Guimares and Leicester City during this five-game winless run.

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Premier League Leading Goalscorers Revealed

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The race for the Premier League Golden Boot is hotting up after two of the frontrunners found the back of the net on Saturday.

Jamie Vardy and Tammy Abraham continue to set the pace as both players were on the scoresheet for their respective clubs earlier this weekend.

Leicester City striker Vardy continued his impressive goalscoring record against Arsenal after he scored and assisted another one to propel the Foxes to a 2-0 win at home to the Gunners.

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He opened the scoring in the last quarter of the game before providing the assist for James Maddison to score the second goal.

It was the 11th league goal of the season for Jamie Vardy.

Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is also in the picture for the Golden Boot Award but the Gabonese international star was unable to add to his tally of eight league goals against Leicester City.

Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham became the second player to hit double figures in the Premier League after he netted his 10th league goal of the season during the 2-0 home win over fellow London side Crystal Palace.

Leading Goalscorers:

Jamie Vardy – 11 Goals

Tammy Abraham – 10 Goals

Sergio Aguero – 9 Goals

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – 8 Goals

Raheem Sterling – 7 Goals

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Arsenal Line Up Luis Enrique As Replacement For Unai Emery

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North London giants Arsenal have reportedly lined up a replacement for underfire manager Unai Emery.

Spanish tactician Unai Emery is under a lot of pressure after leading the Gunners to a run of five matches without a win.

According to Spanish news outlet El Confidencial, Arsenal officials have sounded out former Barcelona manager Luis Enrique about replacing Unai Emery as their new manager.

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Arsenal manager Unai Emery was appointed into the job last summer after legendary Gunners boss Arsene Wenger left the role despite the fact that the Frenchman had one year left on his then contract at the Emirates Stadium.

Arsene Wenger spent almost 22 years at Arsenal before his exit last summer.

His replacement Unai Emery led the Gunners to fifth place at the end of last season and also masterminded the run to the Europa League final before the North Londoners were thrashed by Chelsea in the final.

Eden Hazard (2), Olivier Giroud and Pedro Rodriguez scored the goals as Chelsea beat Arsenal 4-1 to win the Europa League last season.

Compatriot Luis Enrique could replace Unai Emery at Arsenal according to the aforementioned report.

Luis Enrique has been without a managerial job since he left the Spanish national team earlier this year due to family reasons.

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EPL: Unai Emery On The Brink After Leicester City Defeat

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Arsenal manager Unai Emery is on the brink of losing his job at the North London club after the timid defeat to Leicester City in their week 12 Premier League clash on Saturday evening.

Unai Emery and his Arsenal players were beaten 2-0 by Leicester City courtesy the second-half goals from the in-form Jamie Vardy and James Maddison.

The Foxes took the lead through Jamie Vardy who was recently named the Premier League Player of the Month for October.

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Jamie Vardy has now scored five goals in his last three games in the Premier League.

He finished off a flowing Leicester City move to give the Foxes the lead after receiving the final pass from Youri Tielemans.

Jamie Vardy moved from goalscorer to goal provider as he laid off the pass for the second goal scored by England national team invitee James Maddison.

The goal from Maddison wrapped up the win for Leicester City who were able to move within five points of league leaders Liverpool ahead of the Reds’ blockbuster clash with Manchester City at home.

Premier League champions Manchester City have dropped down to the fourth position before the Liverpool game as a result of the wins recorded by Leicester City and Chelsea.

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Arsenal To Rival United For Young Defender As Emery Seeks Solution To Leaky Back-line

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Arsenal have conceded 15 goals in 11 Premier League matches, so much to Unai Emery’s frustration.

The Gunners have been fragile at the back of the pitch despite the addition of David Luiz to the team prior to the start of the campaign.

United haven’t fared much better than the North London club having conceded 11 goals in the same number of matches despite spending huge £80m on former Leicester City defender Harry Maguire.

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Ole Solskjaer, just like Unai Emery, is reportedly hoping to strengthen the defence during the upcoming transfer window and he has developed interests in Juventus center-back Merih Demiral.

Coincidentally, the Gunners manager has equally set his eyes on the Turkish international as possible addition to his team in January as he hopes to provide a long-lasting solution to his defensive problems.

Hence, the two Premier League giants are set to be involved in an intense competition for the player’s signature as soon as the transfer window reopens.

Demiral, 20, has failed to convince Maurizio Sarri of his qualities so far this term as he is behind Daniele Rugani, and De Ligt in the pecking order of defenders.

Report from Italy suggested that the player, who has featured in just one match under Sarri’s watch, is now set to bring his career back on track by leaving the Scuddeto Champions.

The report further revealed that Juventus won’t let go of their summer signing unless one of the two English clubs is ready to meet their £24m price tag.

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Arsenal Set To Table £60m On Caglar Soyuncu

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North London giants Arsenal are interested in a move for Leicester City defender Caglar Soyuncu.

According to controversial journalist IndyKaila, Arsenal are ready to spend as much as £60m on Caglar Soyuncu who has become a key player for Leicester City.

Arsenal passed up the opportunity to sign Turkish international centre back Caglar Soyuncu at the start of last season.

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Caglar Soyuncu joined Leicester City from German Bundesliga side Freiburg last summer for a fee believed to be around £17m.

The exit of Harry Maguire to Manchester United has fast tracked Caglar Soyuncu’s route to the first team.

Harry Maguire left Leicester City for Manchester United in the summer for a world-record fee of £80m for a defender.

Caglar Soyuncu has formed a potent centre back partnership with Jonny Evans at the heart of the Leicester City defence.

The Turkish centre back scored his first goal in the colours of Leicester City during the last game in the Premier League.

Caglar Soyuncu scored one of the goals as Leicester City secured a 2-0 away win at London club Crystal Palace.

He opened the scoring at the start of the second half before in-form Jamie Vardy wrapped up the win in the last ten minutes.

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EPL: Arsenal Star Left Out Of Squad For Leicester City Clash For This Reason

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Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka won’t be part of the Gunners squad for the Premier League clash with Leicester City.

This is according to Arsenal manager Unai Emery who revealed that the Swiss international is not in the best frame of mind to help the team at the moment.

Premier League highflyers Leicester City host Arsenal in a week 12 league game billed for the King Power Stadium on Saturday evening and Granit Xhaka is expected to miss out on the game.

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Granit Xhaka has been left out of the Arsenal team since the Swiss international used expletives towards the fans during the home game against fellow London side Crystal Palace in October.

The former Borussia Moenchengladbach star was angered by the chorus of boos that greeted his substitution during that Crystal Palace game which ended in a disappointing 2-2 draw.

Arsenal blew a two-goal lead during the Crystal Palace game.

The Gunners are in the middle of a four-match winless run in all competitions ahead of the Leicester City Game and that has piled pressure on manager Unai Emery who could lose his job if Arsenal record defeat against the Foxes who have six points more on the Premier League table after 11 games.

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