‘Willian hasn’t had a good game & Arsenal have lost fear factor’ – Merson saddened by regression

The former Gunners star was excited by summer business in north London, but he concedes that things are not getting any better under Mikel Arteta Willian is yet to have a good game for Arsenal and the Gunners have lost their fear factor as a collective, says Paul Merson, with Mikel Arteta considered to be overseeing no progress. A north London heavyweight has struggled to establish forward momentum for some time now. Arsene Wenger walked away after acknowledging that he was no longer the man to inspire a club he…

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Solskjaer on Cavani Instagram blunder

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has responded to the controversy surrounding Edinson Cavani’s Instagram post. The Uruguay international had a superb game for United against Southampton at the weekend, scoring twice and setting up another in a 3-2 win at the St Mary’s Stadium. After the game, however, Cavani made a major social media blunder as he replied to a friend’s message on Instagram with “Gracias n*****” – the same word notably used by fellow Uruguayan Luis Suarez when he was charged with racial abuse of Patrice Evra back…

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LeBron James on a Pau Gasol LA Lakers homecoming: We’ll see

NBA Could play with his brother Pau Gasol. AFP Many thought that Marc Gasol’s move back to the Los Angeles Lakers would be the main one involving a member of the Gasol family this off-season, yet LeBron James has done little to quash suggestions that Pau Gasol could return to the Staples Center and be a teammate this coming season. In his first stint with the Lakers, Gasol formed a fearsome pairing with the late Kobe Bryant en route to winning two championship rings. “We’ll see, we’ll see, maybe, we’ll see,”…

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‘Ibrahimovic’s desire to win has rubbed off on AC Milan’ – Capello tips Swede to inspire Serie A title triumph

The former Rossoneri boss believes an in-form side can maintain their current standards throughout the rest of a productive 2020-21 campaign Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s “desire to win” has rubbed off on those around him at AC Milan to the point that Stefano Pioli’s side are now favourites to land the Serie A title, claims Fabio Capello. Nine years have passed since the Rossoneri last got their hands on the Italian top-flight crown. Massimiliano Allegri was their manager back then, with a highly-rated coach proving that he could deliver the grandest of…

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Mahlambi & Mothwa: AmaZulu sign former Mamelodi Sundowns star and ex-Chippa United goalie

The 23-year-old has three years left on his Downs contract but has been struggling for game time, while the former Chilli Boys skipper also signed on AmaZulu have announced the signing of midfielder Phakamani Mahlambi on a season-long loan deal from Mamelodi Sundowns. The KwaZulu-Natal outfit also announced the signing of goalkeeper Veli Mothwa from Chippa United for an undisclosed period. It is, however, the arrival of former Al Ahly man Mahlambi which headlined their deadline day transfer business to complete the club’s extensive activity on the market under new chairman…

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Emi Buendia eyed from Norwich

Arsenal have reportedly added Norwich City attacking midfielder Emi Buendia to their list of transfer targets in that area of the pitch. The 23-year-old caught the eye in the Premier League last season and is continuing to shine for Norwich in the Championship this term, which could yet earn him a big move. According to football.london, Arsenal are now considering Buendia alongside a number of other similar players, including Christian Eriksen, Houssem Aouar and Dominik Szoboszlai. Most Gooners would probably rather one of those other three, who are undoubtedly bigger…

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Messi and Ramos the only Barcelona and Real Madrid nominees for UEFA Men’s Team of the Year

International Football Joao Felix, Oblak and Banega also selected Leo Messi and Sergio Ramos. UEFA has officially opened the voting on their website for fans to choose the best XI from 2020, yet there are only two representatives from either Real Madrid or Barcelona in the form of Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos. Gone are the days when the selection would be full to the brim of Clasico stars, with the two veterans now the only two remaining from the aforementioned glory years. There is a list of 50 players for…

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Premier League Team of the Week

The 2020/21 Premier League season is now more than a quarter of the way through (already?!) and every performance is increasingly important as the table begins to take shape. Here’s a look at 90min’s Team of the Week from gameweek 10 of the campaign… Illan Meslier kept a second consecutive clean sheet | Pool/Getty Images Illan Meslier (GK) – The 20-year-old’s saves gave Leeds the platform they needed to secure a narrow win over Everton at Goodison Park and a second clean sheet in a row. Darnell Furlong (RB) –…

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Lampard explains ‘tough’ decision to leave Hudson-Odoi out of Chelsea’s draw with Tottenham

The Blues boss says the winger handled his omission from the north London derby maturely, and that he is in contention to return against Sevilla Frank Lampard has offered an explanation for the “tough” decision he took to leave Callum Hudson-Odoi out of Chelsea’s draw with Tottenham. Hudson-Odoi scored his third goal of the season for Chelsea against Rennes after being handed a rare start in the Champions League last week. The 20-year-old’s cool finish set the Blues on their way to a 2-1 victory which saw them qualify for the…

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