Ajayi exploits Chelsea’s slow Alonso with incredible run

Chelsea fans should be seriously concerned if they see a clip that West Bromwich Albion have shared from Saturday evening’s dramatic 3-3 draw. The newly-promoted side stunned the Blues with three goals in the opening half-an-hour of the match, but couldn’t hold on to their lead as Frank Lampard’s side battled back in the second-half. West Brom have now shared a moment from the first-half which sees centre-back Semi Ajayi completely destroy Marcos Alonso in a one-on-one run. Alonso had a considerable advantage over the Arsenal academy graduate, but Ajayi…

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Video: Arsenal “a different animal” under Mikel Arteta, says Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has paid a huge compliment to Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta after the work he’s done in his first few months in charge at the Emirates Stadium. The German tactician is perhaps the best manager in the world at the moment, so it’s some praise coming from him as he admits Arteta looks a special coach… ?”You can see a lot of things which show that Mikel is special” Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is in full praise of the job Mikel Arteta has done so far at…

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Barcelona preparing new bid for centre-back target Garcia

According to Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, Barcelona are ‘preparing’ a new bid for Manchester City centre-back Eric Garcia. Romano describes Barcelona’s potential re-signing of the ace as a ‘work in progress’. Garcia enjoyed a promising breakthrough campaign last season. Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo (MD) reported recently that Barcelona will not offer more than €15m for a player whose contract expires next summer, whilst City are believed to value the talent at €18m. MD also claim that the Catalan outfit’s first bid of €10m for the 19-year-old was rejected, whilst adding that the…

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Arsenal hopeful of completing transfer of at least one of their two top targets

Arsenal are reportedly hopeful they will be able to get a deal done for one of their top two transfer targets this summer. The Gunners will have perhaps surprised one or two people with a strong transfer window so far, with smart signings coming in in the form of Willian and Gabriel Magalhaes. However, midfield must now surely be a priority area for Arsenal to try and strengthen in next, with The Athletic reporting that there seems to be some optimism that they can get one of Thomas Partey or…

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UEFA Super Cup measures with fans a success

UEFA have reportedly had a lot of success with the measures put in place in the recent Super Cup clash between Bayern Munich and Sevilla. A reduced crowd were able to attend the recent match in Budapest, and The Athletic report that this could persuade UEFA to be able to let some fans in for upcoming games in the Nations League. The report explains that temperature checks and measures to enforce mask wearing went well, and even resulted in a small number of fans not being allowed in to the…

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Arsenal transfer news: Mustafi to Lazio close

Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi could reportedly be edging closer to a transfer to Lazio after his father and agent held talks over a move. It looks like final details are now all that’s needed for Mustafi’s move from Arsenal to Lazio to go through, according to a report from Lazio Press. The German centre-back has not always been the most reliable performer for Arsenal, so it could be wise for the Gunners to offload him this summer now that they’ve strengthened their options at the back. Gabriel Magalhaes has been…

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Revealed: Manchester United duo eyed by Champions League giants in double transfer

Manchester United could reportedly be braced for a double transfer raid on them from Lazio. The Serie A giants look set to flex their financial muscle after qualifying for this season’s edition of the Champions League, and are eyeing up both Andreas Pereira and Juan Mata from Man Utd, according to reports. The midfield duo are not currently regulars in the Red Devils’ line up, with manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer perhaps likely to be open to letting at least one of them go. Pereira has looked like a young player…

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Manchester City star offered to Barcelona in surprise transfer deal

Manchester City wide-man Oleksandr Zinchenko has reportedly been offered to Barcelona in a surprise potential transfer deal. The versatile Ukraine international has often been a useful player for City, though he’s slightly fallen down the pecking order in recent times. According to Mundo Deportivo, his City future may now be in doubt as it’s claimed he’s been offered as a possible signing for Barcelona. City shouldn’t be under too much pressure to sell, with the report noting that Zinchenko has a contract at the Etihad Stadium until 2024, but the…

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(Photo) Thiago Silva sends message to Chelsea fans after nightmare PL debut vs West Brom

Chelsea defender Thiago Silva has spoken out after his nightmare Premier League debut against West Brom. The veteran Brazilian looked a promising signing when he joined from Paris Saint-Germain this summer, but he was highly unconvincing as Chelsea went 3-0 down at half time against West Brom. See below as Silva addresses this poor start and vows to Chelsea fans that he’ll work hard to bounce back… View this post on Instagram 🇬🇧 There are days when unfortunately hard work doesn’t pay off the way we expected. I am upset,…

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