Arsenal eye swoop for £20m-rated West Bromwich Albion defender

Arsenal’s defence has been placed under the magnifying glass recently, and with scrutiny being piled upon the club’s leaky back-line, the Gunners are allegedly eyeing a January swoop for West Bromwich Albion’s £20m-rated captain Jonny Evans in a bid to shore-up the department – according to a report published by the Mirror. Evans, 30, has […]

The European Super League in 2018

stadium-seating By J Hutcherson (Jan 23, 2018) US Soccer Players - It's not just since Deloitte started doing the work and showing us how much money European soccer clubs make. It's not the idea of clubs as brands capable of generating worldwide revenue. It's not the lobby group the biggest clubs in Europe once ran for their own benefit. The idea that the biggest teams in Europe should for a league to address their mutual best interests has been the obvious conclusion for a very long time. The question since the Premier League breakaway and the creation of the Champions League in the early 90s remains the same. Why is it taking so long? American soccer's current fascination with promotion and relegation is at least partly in response to the specific MLS model. Soccer league as business plan under a restrictive single-entity system strips away a lot of the romance. There's Continue reading "The European Super League in 2018"

Arsenal & Tottenham set to compete for Brazilian winger’s signature

Henrikh Mkhitaryan may be through the door and Borussia Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang may supposedly be readying himself for a January jump to Arsenal, however it’s understood – subject to a report published by the Express – that the Gunners and north-London nemesis’s Tottenham Hotspur are poised to compete for Paris Saint-Germain winger Lucas Moura’s signature. […]

Jürgen Klopp lambasts Liverpool performance after Swansea defeat

• German manager after 1-0 loss: ‘I am frustrated. I am angry’
• Carlos Carvalhal: ‘We are in hospital but can accept visits now’Jürgen Klopp lambasted his Liverpool side’s performance after a shock defeat against the Premier League’s bottom club, Swansea City, and insisted he did not suspect any complacency following their impressive 4-3 win over leaders Manchester City. Related: Alfie Mawson has lowly Swansea singing after denting Liverpool’s high hopes Continue reading...

Alfie Mawson has lowly Swansea singing after denting Liverpool’s high hopes

For Liverpool, it is jarring inconsistencies like this that have blighted Jürgen Klopp’s attempt to transition his side into title contenders. Liverpool severely lacked their mojo on a night when they were humbled by Swansea City, the Premier League’s bottom club, whose manager Carlos Carvalhal, said his team had to make do with buying sardines not lobster. A courageous performance to earn only their fifth league win all season dragged Liverpool behind the trawler. For Swansea, six months into the season, perhaps this is liftoff. Alfie Mawson’s first-half strike from Sam Clucas’s corner handed them victory and destroyed the myth that Liverpool’s set-piece woes would instantly end with Virgil van Dijk in defence. Continue reading...

Arsene Wenger ‘never questioned’ Alexis Sanchez’s commitment to Arsenal

The deal has finally been sealed, Alexis Sanchez’s mid-season move to Manchester United – in exchange for Henrikh Mkhitaryan – from Arsenal is official, and though the Chilean’s exit from the Emirates had seemingly been coming for some time, Arsene Wenger allegedly ‘never questioned’ the 29-year-old’s commitment to the club’s cause. Sanchez’s professionalism was questioned […]