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Arsenal chief exec Ivan Gazidis gain £1m bonus despite no trophies English Premier League Gossip Latest News 

Arsenal chief exec Ivan Gazidis gain £1m bonus despite no trophies

Arsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis received an extraordinary annual bonus of more than £1million in a year when the club won no silverware and commercial revenues were flat. In total, Gazidis was paid a whopping package of £2.648m, making him the second highest paid football club executive in the Premier League behind Manchester United's executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward. The numbers are included in the Arsenal club accounts sent to shareholders. Gazidis's pay rose by nearly £400,000 for the year ending June 2016, despite Arsenal's lack of success. Woodward is understood to…

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic drives Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera English Premier League Latest News 

Zlatan Ibrahimovic drives Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera

Zlatan Ibrahimovic may have celebrated his 35th birthday on Monday but there is nobody more fired up at Manchester United than the veteran Swedish striker. Described as ‘unbelievable’ by midfielder Ander Herrera, Ibrahimovic’s daily vigour has taken some by surprise at United’s Carrington base. Herrera revealed the striker, who has started all seven of United’s Premier League games this season, scoring four goals, pushes team-mates to the limit in training. ‘He doesn’t lose one session,’ said Herrera. ‘He trains every day at his best, trying to get everyone at their…

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Pogba needs time to settle at Manchester United, claims France Coach English Premier League France Latest News 

Pogba needs time to settle at Manchester United, claims France Coach

Didier Deschamps has no concerns over Paul Pogba's form but has moved to cool down expectations of Manchester United's £89m world record signing. The former Juventus star has made a slow start to life back at Old Trafford, but found the back of the net during the 4-1 win over Leicester last month. The 23-year-old missed a couple of gilt-edged opportunities in the home draw with Stoke on Sunday as Jose Mourinho's side were left frustrated. And France boss Deschamps has urged patience at the start of the international break…

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Antonio Conte struggling to sleep after Chelsea’s loss at Arsenal English Premier League Latest News 

Antonio Conte struggling to sleep after Chelsea’s loss at Arsenal

Antonio Conte revealed he is struggling to sleep after Chelsea's poor form in the Premier League continued at Arsenal. The Blues' winless run in the Premier League stretched to three matches on Saturday as they were comprehensively beaten 3-0 at Emirates Stadium with Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil on target for the Gunners. Chelsea, who have not won in the league for nearly a month, slipped down to eighth place following the defeat and are now eight points behind current leaders Manchester City.Conte said: "I don't sleep, sure. I don't…

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Cesc Fabregas denies ever wanting to leave Chelsea English Premier League Latest News 

Cesc Fabregas denies ever wanting to leave Chelsea

Cesc Fabregas has insisted he never considered leaving Chelsea during the summer transfer window. The midfielder, who was a key first-team player during his first two seasons at Stamford Bridge, has fallen down the pecking order under new boss Antonio Conte. He was linked with a move away from west London – AC Milan and Real Madrid were touted as possible suitors – but he is adamant he never sought to leave Chelsea. When asked if he contemplated departing Chelsea in August, he told Spanish radio station, Cadena Cope: "No. To a big…

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Chelsea boss Antonio Conte prepares for reshuffle defence English Premier League Latest News 

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte prepares for reshuffle defence

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte prepares for reshuffle defence after furious half-time inquest at the Emirates. Antonio Conte and his players held an angry half-time inquest as Chelsea were crushed by Arsenal inside 45 minutes on Saturday. Conte's men were humiliated and produced one of the most woeful defensive displays from a Chelsea side in recent memory. Nothing should detract from Arsenal's dazzling football, as goals from Alexis Sanchez, Theo Walcott and Mesut Ozil crowned Arsene Wenger's 20-year anniversary as manager in style. But the dismal nature of Chelsea's defending will be highlighted…

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Yaya Toure’s agent issues response to Pep Guardiola England Latest News 

Yaya Toure’s agent issues response to Pep Guardiola

Dimitri Seluk says Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola should be saying sorry himself rather than demanding an apology from Yaya Toure. Toure has been told he will not play for City again unless Guardiola gets an apology for Seluk's criticism of his decision to omit the player from City's Champions League squad. But that apology will not come from Seluk, who has accused Guardiola of behaving like "a king" on the back of eight straight wins at the start of his City career. Pep Guardiola said Toure will not play for City again…

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Jamie Vardy race shame: Leicester ace tells of his ‘terrible mistake’ in racially abuse England Gossip Latest News 

Jamie Vardy race shame: Leicester ace tells of his ‘terrible mistake’ in racially abuse

Jamie Vardy race shame: Leicester ace tells of his 'terrible mistake' in racially abusing an Asian man in a casino and admits 'some people will never forgive me' . Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has denied he is racist but fears his name will now forever be tainted by what he said during a heated row in a casino last year. The England star admits he called an Asian man a 'Jap' in a moment of fury as he believed he had revealed Vardy's cards to another player during a poker…

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Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois plans return to play in La Liga English Premier League Latest News Spain 

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois plans return to play in La Liga

Thibaut Courtois wants to return to La Liga one day and intends to make a decision on his Chelsea future when he enters the final year of his contract in the summer of 2018. The Belgium international spent three seasons on loan at Atletico Madrid before he replaced Petr Cech as Chelsea's No 1. He won a La Liga title in Spain and helped Atletico to the 2013/14 Champions League final, and admitted he retains a strong connection with the club. "I feel half Spanish," Courtois told Spanish newspaper Marca. "When I…

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Former Arsenal and Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor on verge of joining Lyon English Premier League France Latest News 

Former Arsenal and Tottenham striker Emmanuel Adebayor on verge of joining Lyon

Emmanuel Adebayor is on the verge of signing for Lyon, according to the Ligue 1 club's manager Bruno Genesio. The forward, who is a free agent after his contract expired with Crystal Palace, held talks with Fulham earlier this summer but a move failed to materialise.  The former Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham forward is now subject to interest from Lyon, who are seeking an offensive replacement for the injured Alexandre Lacazette and Lyon manager Genesio has revealed Adebayor is in the French city to finalise a deal. "He has arrived in Lyon and I'll meet him…

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