Juventus veteran in discussions with Arsenal over potential summer switch

Juventus veteran Stephan Lichtsteiner – according to The Guardian – has supposedly held discussions with Arsenal over a potential summer switch to north-London, a possible acquisition which would be Unai Emery’s first as the club’s newly appointed head coach. Lichtsteiner, 34, has been at the Bianconeri since 2011 and consummately claimed 7 Serie A titles […]

Chelsea sound out Maurizio Sarri over replacing Antonio Conte

  • Sarri leaving Napoli after guiding club to second in Serie A
  • Chelsea hierarchy continue to weigh up Conte’s future
Chelsea will meet with Maurizio Sarri’s representatives on Friday, with the former Napoli coach a candidate for the manager’s job should they sack Antonio Conte, who is widely expected to exit the club this summer. The Stamford Bridge side continue to weigh up the future of Conte, the Italian who warned Chelsea they would be losing a “serial winner” if they decided to replace him after winning the FA Cup at Wembley last weekend. Continue reading...

Mauricio Pochettino signs new five-year contract at Tottenham Hotspur

• Manager commits long-term future to Premier League club
• Pochettino hails ‘one of the most exciting jobs in world football’Mauricio Pochettino has signed a new five-year contract at Tottenham Hotspur worth up to £8.5m each year. The manager had refused in recent weeks to guarantee he would lead the club into their new stadium next September and he sparked alarm on the final day of the season when he appeared to suggest that his future was linked to how Daniel Levy approached the summer transfer window. Pochettino called upon the chairman to “be brave and take risks” and it was clear that the Argentinian, who has led the team to three successive top-three finishes and Champions League qualifications, was positioning, at the very least, to win certain concessions. Pochettino has worked effectively on relatively meagre budgets over his four seasons at the club and he is determined Continue reading "Mauricio Pochettino signs new five-year contract at Tottenham Hotspur"

Mauricio Pochettino signs new five-year contract at Tottenham Hotspur

• Manager commits long-term future to Premier League club
• Pochettino hails ‘one of the most exciting jobs in world football’Mauricio Pochettino has signed a new five-year contract at Tottenham Hotspur worth up to £8.5m each year. The manager had refused in recent weeks to guarantee he would lead the club into their new stadium next September and he sparked alarm on the final day of the season when he appeared to suggest that his future was linked to how Daniel Levy approached the summer transfer window. Pochettino called upon the chairman to “be brave and take risks” and it was clear that the Argentinian, who has led the team to three successive top-three finishes and Champions League qualifications, was positioning, at the very least, to win certain concessions. Pochettino has worked effectively on relatively meagre budgets over his four seasons at the club and he is determined Continue reading "Mauricio Pochettino signs new five-year contract at Tottenham Hotspur"

Ivan Gazidis believes Arsenal squad will ’embrace’ Unai Emery’s studied approach

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis believes that the squad will ’embrace’ newly appointed head coach Unai Emery’s studied approach to his profession after being unveiled by the north-Londoners on Wednesday, a philosophy which has a proven track record of achieving triumph, gongs and ground-breaking records. Sitting alongside Emery in the Spaniard’s inaugural press conference, Gazidis […]

Mesut Ozil ‘sad’ to see Arsenal teammate & ‘amigo’ depart club

Arsenal announced on Monday that Santi Cazorla is to depart the club after six distinguished years of service in north-London and the Spaniard’s midfield colleague, Mesut Ozil, is understandably ‘sad’ to see the intricate playmaker leave, a teammate who the German international labelled an ‘amigo.’ It’s thought that the 33-year-old, who has battled through a […]

Arsenal playmaker poised to pen £100k-a-week contract renewal

London Evening Standard understands that Arsenal playmaker Jack Wilshere, who’s current contract at is set to expire in the summer, is allegedly poised to pen a renewed 3 year deal worth £100k-a-week, as the north-Londoners prepare to usher in a new era without Arsene Wenger’s command. Wilshere’s future appeared to reside away from the Emirates, […]

Arsenal managerial candidate not ‘tough’ enough to steer club’s helm

Former Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta has surfaced as a potential candidate to take the batten from Arsene Wenger in the north-Londoners’ dugout, although Henry Winter – speaking on The Sunday Supplement – is under the impression that Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City assistant isn’t ‘tough’ enough to man the club’s vacant helm. Arteta, 36, has fine-tuned […]

Goalless spate ‘bothered’ Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette

  Arsenal’s Alexandre Lacazette’s maiden campaign on English soil wasn’t as prolific as it was on a perennial basis in Ligue 1, and having endured a baron spate in front of the target where he failed to find the net in ten appearances during the middle of the season, the Frenchman revealed that the crippling […]

Danny Welbeck makes final England World Cup cut whilst Jack Wilshere misses out

Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck has been named in Gareth Southgate’s 23-man 2018 World Cup squad as part of England’s attacking regiment, however Jack Wilshere, who beat his injury demons during the 2017-18 campaign, has startlingly been left out of the definitive final cut, a baffling decision which has subsequently infuriated a large majority of football fanatics. […]

The best player from every Premier League club this season

Kevin De Bruyne and Mo Salah stood out but Wilfried Zaha, James Tarkowski and Shane Duffy also deserve praise By Martin Laurence for WhoScored, part of the Sport Network The Belgian is the obvious pick of the bunch from a squad packed with players who dazzled this season, which shows just how good he has been. City’s creator in chief was the only player to reach triple figures for chances created (106) and he has registered the most assist in Europe’s top leagues (16). Rating: 7.80 Continue reading...

How much do you know about the Premier League 2017-18 season? – quiz

Who kept losing? Who was proud? Who was ‘the manager of the year’?

In which month did Crystal Palace score their first goal of the season?

August

September

October

November

Who were the only team to win the majority of their points away from home?

Burnley

Manchester City

Tottenham Hotspur

West Bromwich Albion

Which goalkeeper made one save in the league last season and 111 this season?

Asmir Begovic

Loris Karius

Wayne Hennessey

Willy Caballero

Tottenham finished the season as the highest placed team from London. Who was their manager when they last achieved that feat?

Gerry Francis

Martin Jol

Juande Ramos

Harry Redknapp

Nine clubs changed their managers during the season. Which of them brought in a permanent replacement with no previous experience of managing in England?

Crystal Palace

Leicester City

Everton

West Ham United

West Bromwich Albion

Swansea City

Stoke City

Watford

Southampton

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