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Premier League: What Solskjaer Said About Controversial Arsenal Goal

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has had his say on the controversial Arsenal goal that denied his team from registering the three points at stake during their Premier League encounter at the Theatre of Dreams on Monday night.

Solskjaer spoke to the media after the game and he blamed the assistant referee Scott Ledger for the mix-up that led to the Arsenal goal scored by the in-form Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on 58 minutes.

According to him, the assistant referee should have kept his flag down as it distracted his players who were slow to react to the goal scored by the aforementioned Aubameyang.

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The Arsenal striker scored the controversial goal despite the flag raised by Scott Ledger who flagged him for offside when Aubameyang was clearly onside.

The Manchester United players especially Ashley Young didn’t play to the whistle as they were deceived by the flag raised by the assistant referee Scott Ledger.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said that the flag raised by the assistant manager impacted on Ashley Young who could have blocked the ball before Aubameyang found the back of the net with his seventh league goal of the season.

His goal cancelled out the first half strike from Scott McTominay as the two teams settled for a draw.

 

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

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The Real Reaso Granit Xhaka Could Join AC Milan In January Revealed

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Former Arsenal striker Granit Xhaka could leave the club for Italy when the winter transfer window reopens in a few weeks’ time as it looks like the Swiss international star is keen to leave the North Londoners after his clash with fans last month.

Granit Xhaka has not played the last four Arsenal games in all competitions since his foul-mouthed rant towards the Arsenal fans during the league game with Crystal Palace in the London Derby clash played at the Emirates Stadium.

Swiss media outlet RSI claimed that Granit Xhaka has been spotted househunting in Milan and that has fuelled the possibility of a move to seven-time European champions AC Milan.

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He has earlier been linked with Inter Milan in the summer though it seems the latest news is about AC Milan whose chief executive Ivan Gazidis was on the payroll at Arsenal before he moved to Italy.

Granit Xhaka was dropped as the Arsenal captain earlier this month by manager Unai Emery due to his misdemeanor last month during the league game with Crystal Palace at the Emirates Stadium.

He reacted to chorus of jeers and boos from fans during the game while being substituted and that has led to his no-show at the club.

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Arsenal, Chelsea Target Closing In On Wolves Move

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AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie is closing in on a move to Premier League club Wolverhampton Wanderers according to the newest reports from the British media.

Franck Kessie is in his third season at seven-time champions AC Milan after joining the Rossoneri from fellow Italian Serie A outfit Atalanta.

According to Birmingham Mail, Wolves are edging closer to a January transfer for Frank Kessie.

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It was revealed that the earlier reports claimed that the Midlands club had agreed on a move for the Ivorian international star since the summer but that is wide off the mark.

Franck Kessie had previously been linked with the London duo of Arsenal and Chelsea.

The Ivorian midfielder was a transfer target for the two London clubs in the summer though the Blues were unable to make any transfer due to the FIFA ban.

Chelsea were handed a transfer ban for two windows after they were deemed to have breached rules about signing players under the age of 18 by world football’s governing body FIFA.

The West Londoners appealed to FIFA over the ruling but their appeal was thrown out thereby prompting them to take the case to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) with the ruling expected later this month.

 

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Arsenal Line Up Ex-Player As Replacement For Unai Emery

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North London giants Arsenal have lined up one of their former players as a replacement for underpressure manager Unai Emery.

This is according to the specific report from The Sun which claimed that Arsenal are eyeing former midfielder Mikel Arteta to replace Unai Emery who has fallen short of expectations at this start of this season.

Mikel Arteta was close to being appointed as the Arsenal manager last summer before the Gunners hierarchy opted for Unai Emery.

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Spanish tactician Unai Emery led the Gunners to fifth position in the Premier League in the last campaign as they missed out on Champions League football this season.

Unai Emery and his Arsenal players also had the opportunity to qualify for Champions League football this season via the Europa League last season but they were beaten by London rivals Chelsea 4-1 in the final.

Arsenal have struggled under Unai Emery this season with the Gunners already eight points off the top four spots on the Premier League table.

In addition, Arsenal are winless in the last five games in all competitions dating back to the 1-0 win over South Coast club Bournemouth.

Their last league game ended in a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Leicester City.

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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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