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Europa League: Solskjaer Reveals Why His Team Didn’t Beat AZ Alkmaar

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed why his team didn’t beat Dutch opponents AZ Alkmaar in their Europa League clash on Thursday night.

The Red Devils were forced to a goalless draw by AZ Alkmaar in what’s their second game in the Europa League.

After the game, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer complained to reporters about the injustice on the part of the referees.

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According to him, Manchester United should have been awarded a late penalty for a foul on second half substitute Marcus Rashford.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was adamant that Stijn Wynters brought down Rashford in the penalty box and that his team should have been given a spot kick.

Manchester United were poor in the AZ Alkmaar game as they failed to hit a shot on target throughout the duration for which it lasted.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer also complained about a penalty incident in their penultimate game against Arsenal during his post-match press conference.

He felt that Manchester United should have been awarded a penalty when they were still 1-0 up at the start of the second half for a handball against Arsenal left-back Sead Kolasinac.

In the end, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored later to give Arsenal a share of the points.

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

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Serie A Giant Eyeing January Move For Veteran Chelsea Striker

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Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan are reportedly keen to sign veteran Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud.

This is according to the report from football365 which revealed that French international Giroud could leave Chelsea in search of more playing time.

Olivier Giroud is the third choice striker at Chelsea this season behind first choice Tammy Abraham and second choice Michy Batshuayi.

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He’s in danger of losing his place in the France squad if his lack of playing time continues at Chelsea.

Olivier Giroud signed a new one-year contract this summer to take him till the end of this season.

The former Arsenal star has been linked with a return to France as well as the MLS (Major League Soccer).

Olivier Giroud joined Chelsea from Arsenal at the start of last year and he was a major part of the team that won the Europa League title last season.

He was amongst the goals against his former club Arsenal who were beaten to the Europa League title by Chelsea.

Giroud scored the opening goal of the game as Chelsea thrashed Arsenal 4-1 in their final clash in Baku.

It was his first title as a Chelsea player since his move from London rivals Arsenal.

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Why There Is No January Addition For Arsenal

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Arsenal manager Unai Emery is reportedly happy with the squad at his disposal at the Emirates Stadium and that he won’t be making additions.

This is according to the report from the stables of football365 which revealed that no player would be signed by the Gunners when the winter transfer window starts in January.

Arsenal manager Unai Emery is in his second season at the club having been appointed into the job last summer.

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The Spanish tactician was the replacement for legendary manager Arsene Wenger who resigned from his job last summer despite the fact that he had one year left in his then Arsenal contract.

Wenger won three Premier League titles as well as seven FA Cup titles during his time in North London.

The Frenchman spent almost 22 years as the Arsenal manager before he made way for the aforementioned Unai Emery.

Arsene Wenger also led Arsenal to two European finals which ended in defeats.

His successor Unai Emery also led the Gunners to a loss in an European final.

He led Arsenal to the Europa League final last season only to lose 4-1 to London rivals Chelsea.

Unai Emery has led the Gunners to third place in the league this season.

 

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Transfers: Serie A Giant Set To Sign Another Arsenal Outcast

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Italian Serie A giants AC Milan are surprisingly interested in signing Arsenal outcast Mohamed ElNeny if recent reports in the British media are anything to go by.

Egyptian international Mohamed ElNeny has been farmed out on loan for this season by Arsenal.

He joined Turkish Super League outfit Besiktas on loan during the summer and he’s expected to stay with them until next summer.

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According to the publication from the stables of football365, fallen Italian Serie A side AC Milan want to sign Mohamed ElNeny.

AC Milan have already sacked their manager this season just weeks into the job at the San Siro.

The Rossoneri only appointed Marco Giampaolo as their manager in the summer after his impressive outing with fellow top slight Sampdoria last season.

He was sacked earlier this month after making a poor start to his career as the AC Milan manager.

Marco Giampaolo has since been replaced by Stefano Pioli at the San Siro.

The target for former European champions AC Milan this season is to return to the Champions League stage after almost a decade of missing out on Europe’s premier club competition.

AC Milan want to boost their midfield in the New Year with Arsenal loanee Mohamed ElNeny.

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Why Man Utd Midfielder Is Labelled A Flop By Arsenal Legend

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Former Arsenal defender Lee Dixon has labeled Manchester United midfielder Fred a flop on the back of his poor displays in the colours of the Red Devils.

While he was on American media outlet NBC, Arsenal legend Lee Dixon criticized Fred as he said that the Brazilian international is not good enough for Manchester United.

He went on to say that Manchester United is in big trouble if they have to rely on players like Fred.

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The Brazilian has failed to live up to his expensive price tag since he moved to the Premier League.

Fred left Ukrainian outfit Shakthar Donetsk for Manchester United at the start of last season and has not produced assured displays for the club in almost two years at the Theatre of Dreams.

Manchester United paid 52 million pounds for the signing of Fred.

He was one of the major culprits for Manchester United in their last league game at Newcastle United and that was pointed out by Arsenal legend Lee Dixon.

Fred was one of the worst players on the pitch as Newcastle United beat Manchester United at St. James Park.

Newcastle United beat Manchester United by a lone goal courtesy the goal from debutant Matty Longstaff.

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Arsenal In New Contract Talks With Deputy Skipper

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Premier League giants Arsenal have reportedly opened talks of a new contract with star player Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in a bid to secure his long-term future at the club.

This is according to Italian publication La Gazzetta Dello Sport which revealed that the Gunners want to tie their deputy skipper to a new deal.

Arsenal striker Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang has less than two years left on his current deal at the Emirates Stadium.

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He was recently named the deputy skipper at Arsenal by manager Unai Emery following the exit of former captain Laurent Koscielny to French Ligue 1 side Bordeaux controversially.

Swiss midfielder Granit Xhaka was made the Arsenal captain last month by Unai Emery who conducted an election amongst his players.

Apart from Gabonese international Aubameyang, the likes of Alexandre Lacazette, Hector Bellerin and Mesut Ozil were also named deputy captains.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has established himself as one of the best strikers in the Premier League following his move from German Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund for a then club-record fee of 57 million pounds at the start of last year.

He won the Golden Boot Award in the Premier League last season alongside the Liverpool duo of Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah with 22 goals.

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Arsenal, Chelsea Tipped For EPL Top Four

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London clubs Arsenal and Chelsea will make the top four at the end of this EPL campaign according to renowned commentator Ian Darke.

According to the Premier League commentator, he has gone with the bookmakers as regards Arsenal and Chelsea joining title contenders Liverpool and Manchester City in the top four at the end of the current league season.

Ian Darke tipped Arsenal and Chelsea for the Premier League top four while he was speaking on ESPN.

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He also talked about top four contenders Leicester City adding that their result against Manchester United showed that they will miss out on the Champions League places at the end of the season.

Only the top four positions on the Premier League will guarantee Champions League football for next season.

Leicester City suffered their first league defeat of the season after they were beaten 1-0 by an out-of-sort Manchester United team at Old Trafford last month.

The Foxes have maintained their push for a place in the top four this season with the former Premier League champions presently occupying the fourth position on the table at the moment.

Leicester City are ahead of Chelsea on goal difference.

Chelsea are in fifth position with 14 points which is the same as that of the Foxes.

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United, Chelsea And Arsenal Target England Fullback

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Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea are in a three-horse race to sign Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell who has been influential for Brendan Rodgers men this season.

The Sun revealed that United scouts were among the spectators during the Foxes 2-1 defeat to Liverpool prior to the international break and they were impressed with the player’s display.

The Gunners are also said to be eyeing a move for the fullback as part of Unai Emery’s plans to upgrade his fragile defensive unit in January.

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Chelsea, who currently face FIFA’s transfer sanction, are also in the race for the player as they hope he will be available once their ban is lifted next summer.

As it stands, United are leading the two London clubs and they are reportedly set to cough out £50m in next year.

Meanwhile, the Red Devils have stepped up their plans to lure James Maddison to Old Trafford as they are set to launch a huge £80m bid for his services.

The Englishman has been a major source of transfer speculations in recent weeks as his future at the King Power Stadium remains uncertain.

Having signed Maguire from the Foxes in the summer, the Red Devils will hope to explore the imitate relationship between both clubs in their favor.

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Another Arsenal Striker Bags Premier League Award

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Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been named the Premier League Player of the Month for September.

The Gabonese international won the award earlier on Friday thus becoming the second recipient of the award this season.

Norwich City striker Teemu Pukki is the first recipient of the award.

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The Finnish international star was named the Premier League Player of the Month for August at the start of September.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang won the award after netting five goals in four games in the Premier League in the month of September.

The Gabonese striker started the month with a goal in the North London Derby as Arsenal came from two goals down to play a 2-2 draw at home to Tottenham Hotspur.

He went on to score twice for the Gunners in his second game of the month as his team lost a two-goal lead to play out a 2-2 draw at the home of Watford.

Arsenal star Aubameyang scored for the third time in a row as Aston Villa came twice from behind to beat the Midlands club 3-2 at home with ten men.

He then scored his fifth goal in four league games during the away game at Manchester United which ended in a 1-1 draw.

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