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Premier League referees finally set to use VAR pitchside monitors…but only for red cards

Premier League referees have finally been told to use pitchside monitors in matches this weekend, but only for incidents in which VAR wants to overturn a red card decision. Video Assistant Referees have been a constant source of debate and...
Arsenal - 2020-01-17 16:53:32

Champions League expansion plan revealed, with EFL Cup a potential ‘casualty’

European football chiefs are reportedly planning to expand the Champions League, which could cause repercussions for domestic football with the EFL Cup a potential ‘casualty’. Discussions have taken place regarding adding additional fixtures...
Arsenal - 2020-01-17 16:53:32

Man Utd and Chelsea ‘battle’ for box-to-box midfielder Soumare

Manchester United and Chelsea are set to ‘battle’ it out for the signing of Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare this month. The box-to-box midfielder has been on the radar of some of Europe’s leading clubs following a series of strong...
Arsenal - 2020-01-17 12:53:34

Five Premier League players whose form has fallen off a cliff this season

The old saying is that form is temporary and class is permanent, though no one has thought to tell this bunch of under-performing Premier League stars. Each season we see new players emerge from nowhere to become household names, but what about...
Arsenal - 2020-01-17 16:53:32

Rating every signing Arsenal made under Unai Emery

Unai Emery’s stint as Arsenal manager came to an end in November 2019, just under 18 months after it began. The man chosen to replace legendary coach Arsene Wenger was far from a qualified success, but he did oversee a large scale change in the...
Arsenal - 2020-01-17 19:55:34

The five youngest players to have played in the Premier League so far this season

A number of prospective talents have made a big impression in the Premier League this season, these are the youngest to get their chance in the top flight so far. 5. Gabriel Martinelli, Arsenal DOB: June 18, 2001 Minutes Played: 386 Arsenal fans...
Arsenal - 2020-01-17 08:54:22

Nketiah to remain at Arsenal after disappointing Leeds loan

Eddie Nketiah will remain at Arsenal for the remainder of this season after the club decided not to send him back out on loan. Nketiah spent the first half of this season at Leeds United, before being recalled by the Gunners over concerns he was not...
Arsenal - 2020-01-16 12:53:43

The longest unbeaten runs in the history of English league football

Liverpool’s sensational run of form shows no signs of abating as they continue to write their name in the history books this season. The Merseyside outfit are bidding to win their first league title in 30 years, which would put an end to decades...
Arsenal - 2020-01-16 08:54:30

The best ever starts to a league campaign after 21 games in Europe’s top five leagues

Liverpool’s current run is among the most rip roaring starts to a league campaign we have ever seen in Europe’s top five leagues. The Premier League champions in waiting have joined an elite bunch of clubs with their astonishing run of form...
Arsenal - 2020-01-16 16:53:39

Podcast: Jose Mourinho Hates Ireland

It’s time to sit back, relax and listen to The Football Faithful Podcast crew give their unique view of all the goings-on in Premier League land. Winning machine Liverpool do what they do and the lad’s ‘salivatate’, (Word of the Year 2020,...
Arsenal - 2020-01-16 08:54:30

Arsenal linked with cut-price 6m move for PSG?s Kurzawa

Arsenal are reportedly lining up a 6 million January bid for Paris Saint-Germain left-back Layvin Kurzawa following an injury to Sead Kolasinac. The Gunners are already without first-choice Kieran Tiernay, who is out until March with a shoulder...
Arsenal - 2020-01-16 12:53:43

Arteta discusses the ‘big loss’ of Aubameyang and how he hopes to get Lacazette firing a...

Mikel Arteta has described the three match suspension of club captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as a ‘big loss’ but urged Alexandre Lacazette to step up in his strike partner’s absence. Aubameyang is facing a stint on the sidelines after he...
Arsenal - 2020-01-16 16:53:39

Arsenal v Sheffield United – Match preview and predictions

Mikel Arteta looks to continue the steady improvements made at Arsenal since his appointment as the club’s new head coach last month, the Spaniard facing off this weekend against a Sheffield United side performing above all expectations so far...
Arsenal - 2020-01-16 08:54:30

‘It’s a thing from a bygone age’ – Lineker calls for ‘controversial...

Former England striker Gary Lineker has called for FA Cup replays to be scrapped, calling them ‘a thing from a bygone age’. Manchester United‘s 1-0 win over Wolves was one of eight third-round ties that were forced to be replayed, with both...
Arsenal - 2020-01-16 12:53:43

Five Premier League players who’ve been surprisingly excellent this season

The Premier League season has once again captivated the imagination of football fans, and whilst there can be a certain sense of predictability on occasion, each season tends to throw up its fair share of shocks and surprises. Whilst the likes of...
Arsenal - 2020-01-15 08:52:52

Ozil: Arteta is ‘the right man’ to lead Arsenal

Mikel Arteta’s appointment as Arsenal manager may have initially raised a few eyebrows, but Mesut Ozil believes that he is ‘the right man’ for the club, and has explained how he is trying to restore the clubs ‘virtues’. Arteta was...
Arsenal - 2020-01-15 08:52:52

Former Arsenal investor Usmanov agrees 30m Everton stadium naming rights deal

Former Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov has agreed a 30m deal with Everton over the naming rights for the club’s new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock. Everton are currently awaiting the green light to begin the construction of their new...
Arsenal - 2020-01-15 16:54:20

Analysing the positions each top six side should strengthen in this January

With just 17 days remaining of the winter transfer window, it?s startling how little transfer business has been conducted by Premier League clubs this month. It?s evident that a lot of teams need a lot of work in order to improve performances and...
Arsenal - 2020-01-15 08:52:52

John Stones transfer to Arsenal unsurprisingly ?ruled out? by Man City

Manchester City’s John Stones will not be joining Arsenal this month, with the Premier League champions ruling out the possibility of the defender leaving the club. The England international has been linked with a potential move to the Gunners...
Arsenal - 2020-01-15 12:52:56

Arteta impresses during start to Arsenal reign, but old issues run deep

It is hard not to be impressed with the manner in which Mikel Arteta has transformed Arsenal’s performances since he took over in December. Gone is the total shambles that played out on the field each week under Unai Emery, instead replaced with a...
Arsenal - 2020-01-14 08:53:43

Five of the best ‘great escapes’ from relegation in Premier League history

The Premier League’s latest great escape acts are beginning to make their move, Watford and Southampton finding form in recent weeks after seemingly appearing dead and buried. The Hornets in particular are enjoying the unlikeliest of revivals,...
Arsenal - 2020-01-14 16:53:18

Premier League Weekly Awards: Awesome Aguero, vengeful Saints and same old Jose

It?s time for the Premier League Weekly Awards, where The Football Faithful rewards the very best ? and worst ? of England?s top-flight from the week gone by. Moment of the Week It was only 11 weeks ago that Southampton‘s season seemed destined...
Arsenal - 2020-01-14 08:53:43

Fantasy Premier League – Team of the week for gameweek 22

Another weekend of Premier League action saw fantasy managers once again keep a watchful eye over proceedings, with a host of Manchester City stars delivering big points courtesy of a thumping win at Aston Villa. Liverpool’s clean sheet collection...
Arsenal - 2020-01-14 19:53:50

Manchester United remain top of Premier League’s money league, but maybe not for long

Manchester United remain top of the Premier League’s money league, though the club’s position as England’s number one side is at risk from rivals Liverpool and Manchester City. Barcelona top the Deloitte rankings for the first time ahead of La...
Arsenal - 2020-01-14 12:55:06

John Stones ‘would be keen’ to discuss Arsenal transfer

John Stones apparently ‘would be keen’ to discuss a potential move to Arsenal as the defender seeks regular first-team football to boost his chances with England ahead of next summer’s European Championships. The Manchester City defender has...
Arsenal - 2020-01-14 16:53:18

The top five foreign goal scorers in Premier League history

Well, he’s only gone and done it. Following his hat-trick for Manchester City against Aston Villa on Sunday evening, Sergio Aguero has overtaken Thierry Henry as the top overseas goalscorer in the history of the Premier League. It felt inevitable...
Arsenal - 2020-01-13 08:52:26

Arteta impressed with Arsenal’s ‘effort and spirit’ at Palace but calls for better...

Mikel Arteta has praised Arsenal’s ‘effort and spirit’ during the club’s 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace this weekend, but has called for better ‘game management’ as they bid to deliver consistent results in the coming weeks. The North London...
Arsenal - 2020-01-13 16:53:22

The best Premier League stats of gameweek 22: Aguero slays all the records

Presenting some of the standout statistics from gameweek 22 of Premier League action, featuring Sergio Aguero’s goal scoring prowess, Liverpool’s dominance, Man United’s front three on a roll, Danny Ings case for an England call-up, and...
Arsenal - 2020-01-13 12:54:17

Grealish backed to ‘walk into’ Manchester United, Spurs and Arsenal squad

Gabriel Agbonlahor has backed Jack Grealish for a move to one of the Premier League’s leading clubs, believing the Aston Villa captain would ‘walk into’ the squads at Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham. Grealish has attracted interest in...
Arsenal - 2020-01-13 16:53:22

Five players we would love to see move to the Premier League this January

Transfer talk is a constant amongst media outlets throughout much of the football calendar, though with the January transfer window firmly open the rumour mill is now in full swing. It seems that each new day there is a new name being linked with a...
Arsenal - 2020-01-12 08:53:04

Tweets of the Week: Southampton’s revenge, Tinder breaking transfer news, and the REAL Premier...

The best and funniest tweets from the world of football this week, featuring Iran’s WMD, the true Premier League table, Southampton’s revenge, and what it’s like to be Manchester United manager. The only true weapon of mass destruction. What...
Arsenal - 2020-01-12 12:54:30

‘A massive blow’ – Arteta rues losing Aubameyang for three games after Crystal Pal...

Mikel Arteta admits the loss of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to suspension is ‘a massive blow’ following the forward’s red card in Arsenal’s 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace. The Arsenal captain opened the scoring as the Gunners were held to a 1-1...
Arsenal - 2020-01-12 08:53:04

Crystal Palace defender Cahill left ‘frustrated’ by 1-1 draw with 10 man Arsenal

Crystal Palace defender Gary Cahill says his side have been left frustrated following the club’s 1-1 draw with 10 man Arsenal at Selhurst Park. The Eagles fell behind early in the first half to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s opener, before Jordan...
Arsenal - 2020-01-11 16:52:56

Sokratis admits Arsenal lost their ‘mentality and structure’ during 1-1 draw with Crysta...

Arsenal’s loss of ‘mentality and structure’ was to blame for their 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace on Saturday, according to defender Sokratis. Mikel Arteta’s side missed the chance to close the gap on the Premier League‘s top four following an...
Arsenal - 2020-01-11 16:52:56

Arsenal legend Keown reckons Liverpool’s Van Dijk is the greatest defender in Premier League h...

Martin Keown has described Virgil van Dijk as ‘perfection’ and believes the Liverpool centre-back is the greatest defender in Premier League history. The Dutchman has proven a colossal figure during Liverpool’s transformation into one of...
Arsenal - 2020-01-11 16:52:56

A player at each top six club that really needs a move in January

Premier League clubs are now actively seeking reinforcements in the January transfer window, as clubs scramble during the mid-season sales to bolster their squads ahead of the remainder of the season. Whilst fans across the country eagerly...
Arsenal - 2020-01-10 08:56:19

Arteta reveals he convinced Xhaka to stay at Arsenal

Mikel Arteta has revealed how talks with Granit Xhaka allowed him to convince the midfielder to reconsider his future and remain at Arsenal. The Switzerland international looked set to leave the club during the January transfer window following a...
Arsenal - 2020-01-10 12:56:04

Revealed: The five Premier League players valued at over 100 million

It’s safe to say that football transfer market has gone a tad crazy in recent years, with Neymar’s 198 million move to PSG in 2017 becoming a yardstick by which to measure all other transfers by. The Brazilian has largely failed to justify the...
Arsenal - 2020-01-10 08:56:19

Giroud agrees terms with Inter as Chelsea exit edges closer

Olivier Giroud is seemingly edging closer to leaving Chelsea after the forward agreed terms with Inter Milan. The Italian giants have held talks with Giroud’s representatives over a switch to the San Siro, the veteran having entered the final...
Arsenal - 2020-01-10 19:53:33

Podcast: Sitting there looking grumpy & thinking he’s God’s Gift

Sam, Peter, & Ant return for a new year and a new Football Faithful podcast. A LOT happened over the festive period but one thing stayed the same, Liverpool are still unbeaten and are still top of the league" Can anyone stop them" Can Ant say that...
Arsenal - 2020-01-09 08:56:28

No January move for Man Utd and Chelsea target Jadon Sancho

Jadon Sancho will not be leaving Borussia Dortmund during the January transfer window, with the Bundesliga side keen to retain the winger until the end of the season. The future of the England international has been a constant source of speculation...
Arsenal - 2020-01-09 08:56:28

Rating the impact of the six most expensive Premier League signings made last summer

Premier League sides once again threw the proverbial bucket-load of cash at new signings last summer, with each club desperately attempting to bolster their squad in search of success. More than half of the sides in English football’s top division...
Arsenal - 2020-01-09 08:56:28

Man Utd, Arsenal and Spurs linked with out-of-favour Barcelona defender

Manchester United, Arsenal, and Tottenham are all being linked with a move for Barcelona’s Samuel Umtiti this month. Umtiti was strongly linked with a move to Manchester United back in 2018 following his impressive form for Barcelona, before the...
Arsenal - 2020-01-09 19:54:38

Five of the best young newcomers to the Premier League this season

A number of youthful prospects have made a splash in their maiden Premier League campaigns this year. There have been 46 players under the age of 23 to debut in the English top-flight this season, some of whom have made a big impact for their...
Arsenal - 2020-01-09 08:56:28

Rating every African player of the year from the last decade

Liverpool’s Sadio Mane was named as the Confederation of African Football’s (Caf) Player of the Year last night, the Senegalese star beating off competition from Reds’ teammate Mohamed Salah and Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez to win the...
Arsenal - 2020-01-09 08:56:28

Arsenal centre-back Sokratis calls for ‘more credit’ for defenders after Virgil van Dijk...

Arsenal centre-back Sokratis has called for ‘more credit’ to be given to defenders following the ‘perfect’ year of Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk. The Dutch defender was named as the PFA Player’s Player of the Year following an imperious...
Arsenal - 2020-01-08 12:53:18

Zaha’s new agent trying to ‘broker’ Spurs transfer

Wilfried Zaha could be in line for a big-money move to Tottenham with new agent Pini Zahavi attempting to broker a transfer from Crystal Palace to the north London side. The Ivory Coast international is once again said to be determined to leave...
Arsenal - 2020-01-08 12:53:18

Merson admits his opinion on Arteta appointment is ‘turning’ after upturn in Arsenal per...

Paul Merson admits his opinion on Mikel Arteta’s appointment as Arsenal manager is ‘turning’ after seeing an upturn in performances since his arrival last month. Arsenal announced the appointment of the former club captain as their new head...
Arsenal - 2020-01-08 12:53:18

Aubameyang insists he is fully ?committed? to Arsenal despite transfer rumours

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has distanced himself from reports that he could leave Arsenal and insists he remains fully ‘committed’ to the club despite ongoing transfer speculation. The Arsenal captain has been the subject of transfer talk in...
Arsenal - 2020-01-07 16:55:04

‘We changed our attitude’ – Arteta explains how Arsenal ran out 1-0 winners over L...

Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal have progressed to the fourth round of the FA Cup after beating Championship leaders Leeds United 1-0 in an entertaining encounter at the Emirates tonight. Arsenal would come into the game on a high after beating Manchester...
Arsenal - 2020-01-07 08:56:47

Spurs linked with 51m move for Thomas Lemar

Tottenham are reportedly considering a move to sign Atletico Madrid star Thomas Lemar. The North London side are monitoring the winger ahead of a potential move this month, with Jose Mourinho’s side said to be eyeing a loan move with an option to...
Arsenal - 2020-01-07 19:55:05

Man Utd, Chelsea and Arsenal ?chasing? impressive Lille midfielder

Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal are all ‘chasing’ Lille midfielder Boubakary Soumare with the club prepared to cash in on the starlet this month. The France U21 international is attracting interest from across Europe following his...
Arsenal - 2020-01-07 16:55:04

Juventus insists Rabiot and Can are not leaving in January despite Premier League links

Juventus chief Fabio Paratici has ruled out the possibility of Adrien Rabiot and Emre Can leaving the club, despite the midfield duo being linked with moves to the Premier League. Can has been linked with a move away from the Italian champions in...
Arsenal - 2020-01-07 16:55:04

Premier League Month Awards for December: De Bruyne’s class shines through

It?s time for the Premier League Monthly Awards, where The Football Faithful reward the very best and worst of England?s top flight from the month gone by. Moment of the Month I present to you all-round good guy, Sadio Man. Sadio Man telling Troy...
Arsenal - 2020-01-07 08:56:47

Tweets of the Week: Tom Pope, World War 3, and a Happy New Year

The best and funniest tweets from the world of football this week, featuring Tom Pope’s trolling of Man City’s John Stones, Liverpool’s title hunt is about to be ended by World War 3, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gets into a catfight with Robin...
Arsenal - 2020-01-06 16:53:08

Arteta hoping to build ‘stability’ and discusses Arsenal captaincy

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has discussed the importance of ‘stability’ and unity at the Emirates as he bids to improve the clubs fortunes following his appointment as head coach. The former club captain has made a promising start to life in...
Arsenal - 2020-01-06 08:53:10

FA Cup Third Round: Team of the Week

The FA Cup third round returned in all of its glory this weekend, world football’s oldest domestic competition pitting together some enthralling ties between clubs across the English footballing pyramid. Holders Manchester City safely navigated...
Arsenal - 2020-01-06 16:53:08

Player fitness proving to be an early obstacle for Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal blueprint

Following a false start in his tenure as Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is finally up and running in North London after recording a highly significant 2-0 victory over Manchester United. We all know the hideous stats behind the terrible run that the...
Arsenal - 2020-01-06 19:55:13

Arteta eyes FA Cup triumph to create ‘belief and unity’ at Arsenal

Mikel Arteta is eyeing FA Cup success with Arsenal as the club prepare to begin their campaign with a third-round clash against Championship league leaders Leeds United this evening. The new Arsenal head coach will take charge of his first cup...
Arsenal - 2020-01-06 16:53:08

Six highest goalscorers in FA Cup history

One of the most eagerly anticipated weekends on the football calendar has arrived in early January, as we prepare for the FA Cup third round and the introduction of Premier League and Championship sides to world football’s oldest national...
Arsenal - 2020-01-04 16:52:12

Premier League Weekly Awards: Honest Luiz, gleaming Grealish, and Mourinho the Spy

It?s time for the Premier League Weekly Awards, where The Football Faithful rewards the very best ? and worst ? of England?s top-flight from the week gone by. So, here we are: 2020. The year we can no longer poke fun at Liverpool fans for saying...
Arsenal - 2020-01-04 08:55:34

Arsenal set to battle Spurs for highly-rated young English defender

Arsenal and Tottenham are set to battle it out in the race to sign highly-rated Norwich defender Max Aarons. The North London rivals are set to go head-to-head to secure the signing of the England U21 international, the 20-year-old having impressed...
Arsenal - 2020-01-04 16:52:12

Arsenal linked with a host of highly-rated defenders following Chambers season-ending injury

Arsenal are being linked with a number of central defenders as they look to cover the injury suffered by Calum Chambers. The Gunners have endured a difficult campaign so far this season, especially at the back, their 2-0 win over Manchester United...
Arsenal - 2020-01-03 08:53:54

Solskjaer demands a ‘reaction’ to Arsenal defeat as Man Utd face tricky trip to face Wol...

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he wants a ‘reaction’ from his side as they prepare to face Wolves in the FA Cup third round this weekend. United begin their cup campaign with a tricky trip to Molineux to face Nuno Espirito...
Arsenal - 2020-01-03 19:53:32

‘They were brighter than us’ – Solskjaer admits poor first-half cost Man United in...

Manchester United failed to capitalise on Chelsea dropping points earlier today, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side slipping to a disappointing 2-0 loss away to old foes Arsenal tonight. Arsenal flew out of the traps much like they did in their previous...
Arsenal - 2020-01-02 08:53:01

Van Persie calls on ‘nice guy’ Solskjaer to get ?angry? in the wake of Man Utd?s Arsenal...

Robin van Persie reckons Ole Gunnar Solskjaer needs to get ‘angry’ with his Manchester United side after they were ripped apart by an excellent first-half performance by Arsenal. Manchester United will have come into the game full of confidence...
Arsenal - 2020-01-02 08:53:01

Arteta thanks Arsenal’s fans after ‘incredible’ 2-0 win over Man United

Mikel Arteta got the first win of his tenure as Arsenal boss tonight, the Gunners beating old foes Manchester United 2-0 at the Emirates. Arsenal flew out of the traps much like they did in their previous game against Chelsea and the home sides...
Arsenal - 2020-01-02 08:53:01

Ferdinand says Arsenal players ‘believe’ in Arteta and praises influential Ozil

Rio Ferdinand has praised the performance of Arsenal’s players in their 2-0 win over Manchester United on Wednesday, while noticing something in particular about Mesut Ozil. Arsenal have endured a difficult few months, going into their New Years...
Arsenal - 2020-01-02 08:53:01

Best of 2019: Our end-of-year Premier League awards

Rewarding the very best from the Premier League over the past calendar year with our annual awards. Moment of the Year “If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs… you’ll be a Man, my son!” Pep Guardiola did not heed the...
Arsenal - 2020-01-01 08:53:03

Worst of the 2010’s: Five of the biggest Premier League transfer flops this decade

The Premier League continues to be a money making machine with the resources available to English football’s leading clubs the envy of the world over, though despite their ever increasing wealth club’s are still prone to signing mistakes and...
Arsenal - 2020-01-01 19:53:00

Moyes, Mourinho, Keegan – The seven managers to boss the same Premier League club twice

The conveyor belt of West Ham managers took an unusual twist last week, seemingly being put into reverse as David Moyes was appointed for a second spell in charge at the London Stadium. The Scottish coach originally took over at West Ham in November...
Arsenal - 2020-01-01 19:53:00

Best of the 2010’s: Our Premier League awards for the past decade

As the decade comes to a close, we give praise to the very best things about the Premier League in the 2010’s. Moment of the Decade It was hardly going to be anyone else, was it" Leicester City winning the Premier League title in 2016 was one of...
Arsenal - 2019-12-31 12:52:34

Premier League have been using VAR wrong over marginal offsides according to football’s rule m...

We are only half-a-season into its use in the Premier League, but fans up and down the land have grown thoroughly fed up with the use of VAR, and it seems as football’s rule-makers aren’t happy either with how the technology is being used. This...
Arsenal - 2019-12-31 16:53:12

Arsenal ?keeping close tabs? on 40m rated defender as Arteta looks to strengthen at the back

Arsenal are apparently ‘keeping close tabs’ on RB Leipzig centre-back Dayot Upamecano as Mikel Arteta looks to improve his side’s ailing defence. Arsenal‘s defensive troubles have been well documented for a number of years, with Arsene...
Arsenal - 2019-12-31 19:54:15

Premier League Festive Awards: Alexander-Arnold amazes, astonishing Ayew, bewildering West Ham

It?s time for the Premier League Weekly Awards, where The Football Faithful rewards the very best ? and worst ? of England?s top-flight from the week gone by. Ah, the festive period, when the football just does not stop coming. We’ve been treated...
Arsenal - 2019-12-31 08:53:29

Picking the best XI from the most exciting U23 players in European Football

The past decade has been dominated by the Lionel Messi-Cristiano Ronaldo era, the two players possessing a duopoly on the Ballon d’Or for almost the entirety of the past ten seasons, comfortably established as the finest talents on the planet and...
Arsenal - 2019-12-31 16:53:12
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