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“All I need now is a Center Back:” Arsene Wenger English Premier League Interviews 

“All I need now is a Center Back:” Arsene Wenger

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has revealed that he is only looking at improving his defence before the end of the transfer window – although he could sign other players if the “quality” is right. The news is likely to come as a shock to Gunners fans, who have been hoping the club would sign a top quality striker this summer after Jamie Vardy turned them down to remain at Premier League champions Leicester City. Wenger has made centre-back his only priority with Gabriel and Per Mertesacker out for a considerable…

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Ahmed Musa scores two goals against Barcelona Interviews Nigeria 

Ahmed Musa scores two goals against Barcelona

Leicester City's £16m club-record signing Ahmed Musa scored both goals in a 4-2 defeat by Barcelona in the International Champions Cup. Munir opened the scoring after Lionel Messi's pass before the latter set up Luis Suarez to stab home from inside the area in Stockholm's Friends Arena. Munir added a third before substitute Musa's solo goal reduced the deficit. Musa rifled home a second for Leicester but 17-year-old substitute Rafa Mujica scored a late fourth for Barcelona. "Last season Leicester was one of the great surprises in European football, and…

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PEP WELCOME SPEECH TO CITY Interviews Latest News 

PEP WELCOME SPEECH TO CITY

There was standing room only in City Football Academy’s press conference room on Friday afternoon as Pep Guardiola fielded questions from the assembled media for the first time as City boss. Five things to learn from an illuminating briefing… 1. Fasten Your Seatbelts Echoing the words he used in his first Barcelona press conference (and adapting them for UK road users), Pep told supporters to “fasten your seatbelts… from the other side.” It was a quip that got Guardiola off to a lighthearted start in this his first press conference as City…

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Henry: Stop Ozil and Arsenal die England Interviews Latest News Spain 

Henry: Stop Ozil and Arsenal die

The Frenchman, who played for both clubs, has told the holders that nullifying the German should see them progress comfortably in the Champions League Arsenal will be "practically dead" if Barcelona can nulify Mesut Ozil in Tuesday's Champions League clash, according to Thierry Henry. The German has enjoyed an outstanding season, leading the Premier League assists charts on the way to potentially breaking Henry's record of 20 in a season, and was rested against Hull City in the FA Cup. Wenger has confirmed Ozil will return for the last-16 first-leg…

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My Arsenal success opened doors for African players Africa England Interviews Latest News 

My Arsenal success opened doors for African players

Former Arsenal striker Nwankwo Kanu says that his success with the Gunners helped blaze a trail for African players to come to the Premier League. Kanu signed with Arsenal exactly 17 years ago — Feb. 17, 1999 — at a time when the African influence on English football was nearly non-existent. The former Nigeria captain went on to help Arsenal win two league titles and two FA Cups, scoring 44 goals along the way, and said his five-year stint in North London also helped raise the profile of the Premier…

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Guus Hiddink makes Chelsea players free to play England Interviews Latest News 

Guus Hiddink makes Chelsea players free to play

John Obi Mikel: Guus Hiddink makes Chelsea players free to play PARIS — Guus Hiddink has given Chelsea's players the freedom to express themselves again with his relaxed style of management, according to John Obi Mikel. Goals from Zlatan Ibrahimovic and substitute Edinson Cavani saw Chelsea beaten 2-1 by Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their Champions League round-of-16 clash at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday, but they head into next month's return fixture with realistic aspirations of reaching the last eight after a spirited performance and Mikel's…

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How PSG overtook Chelsea in Europe Champions League England Interviews Latest News 

How PSG overtook Chelsea in Europe

When the sides first met in Europe's elite competition, it was the French club who were playing catch up, but since then one team has thrived while the other has faltered. Part three of the trilogy between Paris Saint-Germain and Chelsea in the Champions League kicks off on Tuesday in the French capital. The score currently stands at one victory each, though since the first meeting between the clubs in 2014, the tables have turned subtly in the Ligue 1 champions’ favour. When Jose Mourinho’s Blues approached the first encounter…

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Lewandowski, Muller set new goal record Germany Interviews Latest News 

Lewandowski, Muller set new goal record

Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller's hugely impressive campaign continued as the Bayern Munich stars took their joint tally to 36 Bundesliga goals, the most by a strike duo after 21 games of a season. Lewandowski scored a brace — his fourth in his last five competitive games — and Muller got one as Bayern defeated Augsburg 3-1 on Sunday to restore their eight-point advantage over second-placed Borussia Dortmund. Their tally surpasses the 35 goals scored by Bayern legends Gerd Muller and Uli Hoeness in the 1972-73 season. Poland international Lewandowski…

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