Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has told newsmen what he expects from fit-again Anthony Martial when they travel to Carrow Road on Sunday.
The Frenchman was in Solskjaer’s starting lineup for the first time since his return to full fitness and his goal against Partizan Belgrade on Thursday helped the team record their first away victory in seven months.
Speaking to reporters ahead of their trip to Norwich City, Solskjaer said he expects the Frenchman to add more freshness and quality to the attacking department.
He also tipped the player — who just returned from injury — to help the team score goals and bring the best out of his teammates.
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“Now Anthony is back, he got a goal, and I’m sure we’ll see us improve as a team with Anthony in the side. He does give us something different.”
He also predicted a tough game for his men as he confessed that The Canaries are a difficult team to play at the Carrow Road Stadium.
He said: “I hope we’re going to stop [Norwich] because it’s always going to be difficult down at Carrow Road but we’re ready for it now.”
Martial joined the Red Devils from Monaco in a deal worth £58m during the 2015 summer transfer window and he has gone on to play 117 Premier League games.
When Olivier Giroud Will Leave Chelsea Revealed
There has been suggestions that Chelsea striker Olivier Giroud could leave the club in the winter transfer window in January but the player might need to wait for next summer according to the publication from the stables of The Sun.
Giroud has found it hard to play regularly for Chelsea due to the form of Tammy Abraham who has scored 12 goals in all competitions for the West London giants.
The lack of match action has prompted Giroud to consider his options ahead of the January transfer window as he tries to keep his place in the French national team starting XI with the 2020 European Championships on the horizon.
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The aforementioned report said that the interested clubs are ready to wait till next summer to sign Olivier Giroud on a free transfer rather than spend money to secure his transfer in January.
Giroud has six months remaining on his Chelsea deal at the moment meaning that the 33-year-old striker can start to speak with the foreign clubs as from January 1 over a free transfer move.
The Frenchman joined Chelsea from fellow London rivals Arsenal in January 2018 and he has already won the Europa League title with them.
Arsenal received £18m for his transfer to Chelsea.
Real Madrid Contact Unsettled Arsenal Striker Over Transfer
This is according to the report from The Times which said that Real Madrid are even willing to include one of their players in a possible deal for the unsettled Arsenal player.
It was revealed that Real Madrid have been in touch with the representatives of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang over a transfer to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu next summer.
The former European champions have resolved to include Luka Jovic in a deal to sign Aubameyang.
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Serbian international Luka Jovic has not been able to prove himself at Real Madrid as he has struggled for playing time under manager Zinedine Zidane.
Gabonese international Aubameyang has turned down a new contract offer at Arsenal to put his future at the Emirates Stadium in doubt.
He has 18 months left on his contract at Arsenal and the club is likely to be open to offers for the unsettled player if he doesn’t sign a new deal.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined Arsenal at the start of last year and he has maintained his status as the leading goalscorer for the Gunners since his transfer from German club Borussia Dortmund.
Freddie Ljungberg Told To Drop This Defender Ahead Of West Ham Game
Interim Arsenal manager Freddie Ljungberg has been advised to drop defender David Luiz from his starting XI for the upcoming league clash with fellow London side West Ham United.
Freddie Ljungberg was advised by former Arsenal teammate and fellow club legend Martin Keown.
According to the Daily Mail, Martin Keown said that interim Arsenal manager Ljungberg needs to drop David Luiz from his team or switch to a three-man defence because the Brazilian international likes to drop too deep thereby causing problem for the other defenders.
Arsenal signed David Luiz from fellow London side Chelsea in the summer for a fee believed to be around £8m.
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David Luiz has played in all but one league game since his arrival from Chelsea in the summer.
The Brazilian international centre back was seen as the man to finally bring calm to the Arsenal defence but the opposite has been the case.
With David Luiz in the Arsenal XI, the team has kept just one clean sheet in 14 league games and that was the Bournemouth game at home.
David Luiz scored the only goal of the game as the Gunners beat Bournemouth 1-0 at the Emirates Stadium courtesy the first half strike from the Brazilian centre back.
Wolves To Demand Huge Compensation Package From Arsenal
Wolverhampton Wanderers will demand a huge compensation package from Arsenal for Nuno Espirito Santo to join them as their new manager.
This is according to the report from the Daily Mail which revealed that Wolves kept some details of the new contract signed by Nuno Espirito Santo last summer shortly after the Midlands club secured promotion to the Premier League.
Nuno Espirito Santo signed a three-year deal at Wolves until the end of the 2020/21 season.
Wolves didn’t talk about the clause of an additional year in the contract signed last summer.
Ex-Valencia boss Nuno Espirito Santo has done a very good job at Wolves and its not surprising that Arsenal are interested in him.
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Arsenal have installed Freddie Ljungberg as an interim manager at the club on the back of the dismissal of Unai Emery last month.
Spanish tactician Unai Emery lost his job as the Arsenal manager amidst the winless run which stood at seven games before his exit.
That winless run has extended to nine matches following the Premier League games against Norwich City and Brighton and Hove Albion.
Arsenal played out a 2-2 draw with Norwich City last weekend in the first game under interim manager Freddie Ljungberg before losing 2-1 to the Seagulls at home on Thursday night.
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Arsenal have conducted the first round of interviews as their search for a new permanent manager continues according to the report from the Daily Telegraph.
Manchester City assistant manager Mikel Arteta and Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo were previously the top two favorites for the Arsenal job which is vacant after the dismissal of Unai Emery.
Spanish manager Unai Emery spent 18 months at Arsenal before his sack last week on Friday.
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He was appointed the manager at Arsenal last summer as the replacement for legendary manager Arsene Wenger.
The Frenchman spent 22 years at Arsenal before being replaced by Unai Emery who led the Gunners to the Europa League final in his first campaign at the Emirates Stadium.
Unai Emery and Arsenal were beaten by Chelsea in the Europa League final.
He departed Arsenal after a run of seven games without a win in all competitions namely the Premier League, the Europa League, and the Carabao Cup.
That winless run has stretched to nine games in all competitions.
Chelsea Target Five Players After Big Transfer News
West London giants Chelsea are reportedly targeting five new players ahead of the January transfer window after their ban was lifted on Friday.
Chelsea were given a big boost following the news that they can now sign players as from the January transfer window.
The Blues didn’t sign players in the summer after world football’s governing body FIFA slammed them with a two-window transfer ban for breaking the rules relating to the signing of young players.
Chelsea appealed the ruling but it was thrown out by FIFA and that prompted the club to take the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS).
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The CAS verdict held on Friday partially upheld the ruling from FIFA but the transfer ban was reduced to just one window which has already been served.
According to the Daily Mail, the Blues are now targeting five players in the transfer window including Brentford star Said Benhrama who plays for the Algerian national team.
Others on the list include Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha and former Blues defender Nathan Ake.
Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho is a top performer for his German club and he’s on the radar of Chelsea alongside Leicester City defender Ben Chilwell.
Manager Search: How Arsenal Were Dealt Huge Blow
North London giants Arsenal have been dealt a huge blow in their quest to appoint a new manager following the news that top target Mikel Arteta won’t be available until the end of the season at least.
Arsenal were informed that Mikel Arteta won’t be available till the end of the season by Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.
The Manchester City boss made this known in his pre-match press conference on Friday ahead of the Manchester Derby clash with Manchester United at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday evening.
According to him, Mikel Arteta is not going anywhere till the end of the season.
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Mikel Arteta is a former Arsenal skipper and the Spaniard has been linked with a return to the Emirates Stadium in a managerial capacity.
He came close to bagging the Arsenal job last summer before senior club officials decided to give the position to Unai Emery but things didn’t work out for the former Valencia, Almeria and Sevilla manager.
Arsenal sacked Unai Emery last week Friday and the search for a new manager is on though club legend Freddie Ljungberg has been placed in charge of the team for now.
He has managed the team in the last two games.
Luis Suarez Snubs Ronaldo For Best Striker List
Ronaldo was conspicuously missing from the list from Barcelona star Luis Suarez.
The list of the best strikers is headlined by Barcelona pal and teammate Lionel Messi who was at the forefront of the five-man lost from former Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.
The list had Brazilian football legend Romario in fifth position, while ex-Brazilian international star Ronaldo was named in fourth position by Uruguayan national team star Luis Suarez.
His former Uruguayan national teammate Diego Dorian came in third spot, while Argentine football legend Gabriel Batistuta was in second position behind Lionel Messi.
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Cristiano Ronaldo has not had the best of seasons at Juventus and that was compounded by his position during the Ballon d’Or Award ceremony on Monday night.
The Juventus player finished third at the end of the voting process for the Best Player Award.
Ronaldo finished behind Liverpool defender Virgil Van Dijk in second place and Lionel Messi in first position.
Argentine international Messi has now won six Ballon d’Or titles which is more than any other player.