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Tweets of the Week: Grealish’s escapades, footballers scapegoated, and the greatest goal ever

The best tweets of the week from the world of football, featuring a novel way to keep Jack Grealish from causing trouble, the scapegoating of footballers during the coronavirus crisis, and definitely the greatest goal we have ever seen. Promise. ...
Arsenal - 2020-04-05 16:55:01

Talks over Premier League wage cuts ‘utterly inconclusive’ as PFA argue it would be detr...

There’s been plenty of talk about Premier League footballers taking a wage cut in recent days, however, talks on Saturday ended without any kind of agreement in sight. A number of Premier League clubs have been criticised this week after they...
Arsenal - 2020-04-05 16:55:01

Playing political football over player’s wages at a time of crisis is a cheap shot to make

Football and politics don’t mix so well. The beautiful game has often been in the cross hairs of elected officials with an agenda to the peddle and a point to prove. Now, as the world grapples with a global pandemic that has claimed the lives of...
Arsenal - 2020-04-05 16:55:01

Appreciating the four legends to score 10+ goals in eight consecutive Premier League seasons

Goals win games, and the players capable of delivering the goods on a consistent basis are worth their weight in gold to Premier League managers. This feature celebrates four legends of England’s top-flight, an exclusive quartet of players to...
Arsenal - 2020-04-04 16:53:44

Moments that made the Premier League: Chelsea’s “Foreign Legion” arrives on the So...

The first thing the Chelsea players noticed as they trooped into the old, narrow player’s tunnel at The Dell was the large number of journalists and reporters milling around. By Boxing Day 1999, Chelsea were something of a blockbuster name in the...
Arsenal - 2020-04-04 16:53:44

Five teams to win the English top-flight in three consecutive seasons

Winning the league title remains the pinnacle of the domestic game for any club, whilst defending the crown is often held up as the yardstick when deliberating between champions of different eras. Whilst those achievements are more than noteworthy,...
Arsenal - 2020-04-04 16:53:44

Jordan Henderson organising ‘coronavirus crisis fund’ for Premier League stars to donate...

Jordan Henderson is organising a ‘coronavirus crisis fund’ with the aim of persuading Premier League stars to donate millions to financially support the NHS. According to The Times, the Liverpool captain is behind plans to raise significant...
Arsenal - 2020-04-03 19:56:06

Premier League players urged to ?play their part? and ?take a pay cut?

Premier League players have been urged to ‘play their part’ and ‘take a pay cut’ during the coronavirus crisis by health secretary Matt Hancock. Several Premier League clubs – including Tottenham and Newcastle – have received widespread...
Arsenal - 2020-04-03 12:54:24

Willian discusses his ?difficult? contract talks with Chelsea

Willian has suggested he will be leaving Chelsea this summer after discussing his ‘difficult’ contract talks with the club. The Brazilian international is out-of-contract at the end of the season with talks having stalled over the terms of the...
Arsenal - 2020-04-03 16:54:07

Wright explains why he ?hated? Alan Shearer during his playing days

Ian Wright has revealed why he ‘hated’ Alan Shearer during their playing days, admitting the forward’s record-breaking goalscoring exploits left him feeling jealous. The former Arsenal star is now a close friend of the Premier League‘s...
Arsenal - 2020-04-03 16:54:07

Remembering the six top scorers from the 94/95 Premier League season

We’re continuing our nostalgic trip down memory lane and delving deep into the Premier League archives, rewinding back to the mid-nineties for a season which saw financially backed Blackburn Rovers upset the established elite to claim a first...
Arsenal - 2020-04-03 08:53:33

Rating the 9 players to win POTM in their first month in the Premier League

Manchester United’s mid-season capture of Bruno Fernandes has delighted the club’s supporters, the midfielder making an instant impact in his new surroundings to quickly become a fans’ favourite. The Portuguese international’s impressive...
Arsenal - 2020-04-03 19:56:06

Neville names three Premier League clubs he would have liked to play if he’d left Man Utd

Gary Neville says he never once contemplated leaving Manchester United but has revealed the three Premier League sides he would have liked to have played for – had he been sold by the club. The former England international spent his entire career...
Arsenal - 2020-04-03 12:54:24

Six highest scoring teenagers in Premier League history

The Premier League era has seen its fair share of ‘boy wonders’ and precociously talented teenagers, with the likes of Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood and Arsenal’s Gabriel Martinelli amongst the latest to have enjoyed impressive...
Arsenal - 2020-04-02 19:54:28

MP slams ?morally wrong? Premier League clubs for furloughing non-playing staff

A member of parliament has slammed ‘morally wrong’ Premier League clubs for furloughing non-playing staff after Tottenham, Newcastle, Norwich and Bournemouth chose to utilise the government’s Coronavirus job retention scheme. The Premier...
Arsenal - 2020-04-02 16:53:27

Eight of the best football adverts ever: Beckham, Olé and the Secret Tournament

There have been some brilliantly memorable football television adverts featuring some of the game’s most iconic names over the years.  Adidas: Beckham at school A forgotten classic, this Adidas advertisement features a young David Beckham at...
Arsenal - 2020-04-01 19:54:22

Doing their bit: Football’s good deeds during the coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has shut down football all over Europe, but there are of course greater concerns out there at the moment. Almost 800,000 people worldwide have been struck by COVID-19, with thousands dying as a result. The UK and other...
Arsenal - 2020-04-01 08:54:08

30 of the most iconic football photos ever taken: Pele, Maradona, and Pickles the dog

Football photography has managed to capture some of the most memorable and iconic moments in the sport’s history in a ways that have ensured they remain imprinted on our minds forevermore.   There is something enchanting and alluring about great...
Arsenal - 2020-04-01 19:54:22

RVP discusses Arsenal and Man Utd’s ‘rebuild’ and the need to follow LiverpoolR...

Robin van Persie has discussed the ‘rebuild’ required at former clubs Arsenal and Manchester United and believes the duo need to follow the example of Liverpool and Manchester City. The former Netherlands international played an influential role...
Arsenal - 2020-03-31 16:55:45

The players whose goals singlehandedly secured the most points in a Premier League season

Goals win games and points win prizes, but which Premier League stars have been the most valuable to their sides throughout the league’s history" This season has seen several players develop a habit for scoring crucial winning goals, with Crystal...
Arsenal - 2020-03-31 19:54:39

Five lowest points totals to win the Premier League title

Manchester City’s relentless dominance at the top of the Premier League has seen points records shatter over the past two seasons, the all-conquering Etihad side becoming the first ever to reach a century of points two seasons ago. Pep...
Arsenal - 2020-03-31 08:56:27

Willian outlines his ‘desire to stay in the Premier League’ amid Arsenal and Spurs links

Arsenal and Tottenham have been given a boost in their pursuit of Willian with the winger revealing his ‘desire to stay in the Premier League’ should he leave Chelsea this summer. The Brazilian international has entered the final months of his...
Arsenal - 2020-03-31 16:55:45

Remembering the five top goalscorers from the 93/94 Premier League season

The suspension of elite level football is beginning to take its toll on the avid football fan, but with a lack of contemporary action to feast upon, what better time than to take a nostalgic trip down memory lane. We’re rewinding back to the early...
Arsenal - 2020-03-31 08:56:27

Premier League eyeing ‘World Cup style’ end to the season

The Premier League is considering plans for a ‘World Cup style’ end to the season in attempts to conclude the 2019/20 campaign amid the coronavirus pandemic. Elite football in the UK is currently suspended until April 30 at the very earliest in...
Arsenal - 2020-03-30 16:53:40

Giroud admits he ‘did everything’ he could to leave Chelsea in January

Olivier Giroud admits he ‘did everything’ he could to leave Chelsea during the January transfer window after finding himself on the sidelines at Stamford Bridge. The France international has struggled to establish himself as an automatic starter...
Arsenal - 2020-03-30 16:53:40

Shearer argues the case for Aguero being better than Premier League legend, Henry

Alan Shearer has argued the case for Manchester City star Sergio Aguero being better than Premier League legend Thierry Henry in a debate over the league’s finest forwards of all-time. Shearer, Gary Lineker and Ian Wright deliberated over the...
Arsenal - 2020-03-30 12:53:58

Kane says ‘the end of June’ should be the Premier League’s ‘limit’ to ...

Harry Kane believes ‘the end of June’ should be the Premier League’s ‘limit’ to finish the current season to avoid further disrupting the football calendar. Elite football in the UK is currently suspended until April 30 at the earliest as...
Arsenal - 2020-03-30 16:53:40

Ranking every top six clubs record Premier League appearance maker

The Premier League is often regarded as the most competitive domestic competition in world football and a league where only the game’s elite can truly thrive. Representing one of English football’s leading clubs is a pressured environment and...
Arsenal - 2020-03-30 08:54:57

Five Premier League records that will simply never be broken

Liverpool’s record breaking start to the season has seen Jurgen Klopp’s league leaders move within touching distance of an elusive Premier League title, though the Reds’ defeat at Watford last month ended their hopes of setting a pair of...
Arsenal - 2020-03-29 16:53:04

QUIZ: Name every relegated Premier League team since 1992

The current Premier League season is at an impasse and we may not get a satisfying conclusion to it any time soon, if at all. For a club like Liverpool it’s the worst possible scenario, as their quest for a first top flight title in 30 years is...
Arsenal - 2020-03-29 19:53:31

UEFA president suggests season could be ‘lost’ if it’s not re-started by ‘th...

UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has admitted that the 2019/20 season could be ‘lost’ if it’s not possible to get it restarted by the end of June. Football across Europe has ground to a halt amid the ongoing coronavirus, with the last Premier...
Arsenal - 2020-03-29 16:53:04

Moments that made the Premier League: Wenger stays silent as a football dynasty is founded

Deep in the bowels of Ewood Park in the Autumn of 1996, Arsenal’s players took their seats in the dressing room at half-time as they awaited the manager’s appraisal of their efforts during the opening 45 minutes of a rather bland clash with...
Arsenal - 2020-03-29 19:53:31

Tweets of the Week: Boris Johnson, Coronavirus and the greatest goal of the month competition ever

The best tweets of the week from the world of football, featuring a solution to concluding the season, Boris Johnson’s hands-on approach to the Coronavirus, and the greatest Premier League goal of the month competition of all time.  The video of a...
Arsenal - 2020-03-29 12:53:32

?He needs saving? – Ferdinand discusses where Coutinho would ?fit? in the Premier Leagues big ...

Rio Ferdinand thinks that Philippe Coutinho ‘needs saving’, but is unsure of where the midfielder would would ‘fit’ among the Premier League’s biggest clubs. The Brazilian established himself as one of the Premier League’s best talents...
Arsenal - 2020-03-28 16:53:21

Premier League warn that ?difficult decisions will have to be taken? amid ongoing Coronavirus pandem...

The Premier League, EFL and PFA have admitted that ‘difficult decisions will have to be taken’ about the remainder of the 2019/20 campaign amid the ‘growing seriousness’ of the coronavirus crisis. It’s now 16 days since a professional...
Arsenal - 2020-03-28 16:53:21

Remembering the top five goalscorers from the inaugural 92/93 Premier League season

The inaugural Premier League season may seem like a distant memory, but at these uncertain times a trip down memory lane can provide a welcome relief for football fans. Rewind to the early nineties and the newly-formed Premier League was an exciting...
Arsenal - 2020-03-28 08:54:32

Merson ?can?t believe? Arsenal haven?t shown interest in Declan Rice

Paul Merson has urged his former side to make a move to sign West Ham’s Declan Rice, saying Arsenal are ‘crying out’ for a player in his position. The West Ham and England midfielder has been linked with a possible move to Chelsea this week,...
Arsenal - 2020-03-28 16:53:21

Premier League and EFL clubs considering furloughing ‘entire squads’ amid Coronavirus pa...

Premier League and EFL clubs are said to be looking into the possibility of furloughing their squads to save money during the ongoing Coronavirus crisis. Football in the UK and across Europe has been plunged into chaos amid the global pandemic, with...
Arsenal - 2020-03-28 16:53:21

Six of the best defensive midfielders in European Football right now

The defensive midfielder – A position fundamentally important to any leading side, yet a role that is often underrated and under-appreciated in equal measure. Goals may be the glitz, glamour and lifeblood of the sport, but here at the Football...
Arsenal - 2020-03-28 12:52:53

Premier League clubs have a ‘growing appetite’ to completely scrap 2019/20 season

There is reportedly a ‘growing appetite’ among Premier League clubs to completely scrap the 2019/20 season amid the ongoing coronavirus crisis – even if the decision denies Liverpool a first league title in three decades. Elite football in the...
Arsenal - 2020-03-27 16:55:51

Lefties: Picking an all-time left footed Premier League XI

For some unbeknown reasoning, left-footed footballers tend to possess a mystique that their right-footed counterparts simply do not. Preference for the left side is less common, of course, though even with that statistic some of the game’s...
Arsenal - 2020-03-27 16:55:51

Arsenal ‘keen’ on Valencia’s Carlos Soler with Arteta an ‘admirer’

Arsenal are planning a move to sign Valencia’s Carlos Soler this summer with Mikel Arteta ‘keen’ to bring the midfielder to the Emirates. The Gunners boss is believed to be keen to add to his midfield options and has identified Soler as a key...
Arsenal - 2020-03-27 16:55:51

The English clubs with the most points earned in the top flight since 1888

Believe it or not, football pre-dates the Premier League era despite the wealth of stats often only accounting for a behemoth of a competition that was rebranded in the early nineties. In fact, there is over a century of football league action prior...
Arsenal - 2020-03-27 08:53:57

Arteta ‘completely recovered’ from coronavirus but reveals his ‘fear’ after ...

Mikel Arteta says he is ‘completely recovered’ from coronavirus but has revealed his ‘fear’ of passing it on to others after testing positive for the disease. The Arsenal manager tested positive for the virus earlier this month though has...
Arsenal - 2020-03-27 16:55:51

Ranking the players to score the most winning goals in the Premier League this season

There can be no better feeling in football than scoring a game-winning goal, and these six players have enjoyed that euphoric sensation more times than any of their top-flight counterparts. The age-old saying is that goals win games and that’s...
Arsenal - 2020-03-27 19:54:19

Mustafi insists there’s ‘more important stuff to deal with’ than his ‘future...

Shkodran Mustafi has refused to comment on speculation surrounding his future at Arsenal and insists there is ‘more important stuff to deal with’ at present. The Germany international looked set for a departure from the Emirates after falling...
Arsenal - 2020-03-27 16:55:51

Petit admits current Liverpool side are more impressive than Arsenal’s invincibles

Emmaniel Petit believes the current Liverpool side ‘have something special’ and are more impressive than Arsenal’s famed ‘Invincibles’ team. The former Gunners midfielder has been discussing the qualities of Jurgen Klopp’s league...
Arsenal - 2020-03-26 08:56:14

Mkhitaryan discusses playing under Unai Emery at Arsenal and why he is ?feeling much better? at Rom...

Henrikh Mkhitaryan has discussed playing under Unai Emery at Arsenal and explained why he is ‘feeling much better’ during his season-long loan spell at Roma. The Armenian international struggled to make an impression at the Emirates under Emery...
Arsenal - 2020-03-26 16:55:08

Five of the greatest ‘Leaders’ in Premier League history

The Premier League has witnessed some legendary captains throughout its history, players whose responsibility is to lead their teammates and extract the most from those around them. English football’s ever changing landscape has seen the role of a...
Arsenal - 2020-03-26 12:54:44

Arsenal ?confident? of extending Ceballos loan if season is extended into July

Arsenal are ‘confident’ of extending Dani Ceballos’ loan spell from Real Madrid if the season is extended into July. The Spanish international is due to return to his parent club at the end of June after arriving on a season-long loan deal...
Arsenal - 2020-03-26 16:55:08

FIFA set up ‘working group’ with summer transfer window potentially staying open until J...

FIFA have set up a ‘working group’ to discuss the summer transfer window, which could now potentially stay open until January, as football’s authorities discuss proposals amid the coronavirus pandemic. The suspension of top-level football...
Arsenal - 2020-03-25 12:53:25

Ranking the 14 players to score over 100 goals and provide 50+ assists in the Premier League

The Premier League’s ‘100 club’ is one in which only the division’s elite gain exclusive membership, with only 28 players in Premier League history having scoring a century of top flight goals. Rarer still, is a list of players capable of...
Arsenal - 2020-03-25 12:53:25

Five of the best ‘one season wonders’ in Premier League history

Ah, the ‘one season wonder’. Players who lit up the Premier League for a brief yet brilliant period, before seeing their form drastically dip before falling off the proverbial cliff face. There’s something quite enchanting about a one season...
Arsenal - 2020-03-25 08:54:47

Fabregas explains exactly why he decided to leave Arsenal for Barcelona in 2011

Cesc Fabregas has opened up on his departure from Arsenal and says the pressure of captaining the club to silverware left him feeling physically and mentally ‘drained’. Fabregas moved to north London as a teenager from Barcelona‘s famed La...
Arsenal - 2020-03-25 12:53:25

Martinelli praises ‘brilliant’ Arteta and outlines his plan to become ‘a Gunners l...

Gabriel Martinelli has lavished praise on ‘brilliant’ Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta and has outlined his plans to become a ‘legend’ at the club. The teenage forward arrived at Arsenal from Brazilian side Ituano last summer and was expected to...
Arsenal - 2020-03-24 19:54:01

Neville and Carragher blame Liverpool?s recruitment for their failure to win the league for 30 years

Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher both blamed Liverpool’s poor recruitment for their failure to win a league title for 30 years. The Sky Sports’ pundits teamed up on MNF Retro to analyse Liverpool’s classic 4-3 defeat to Leeds back in 2000,...
Arsenal - 2020-03-24 19:54:01

Five founding members of the Premier League who’ve fallen on hard times

The Premier League is fast approaching three decades since its inception in the early nineties, with English football’s landscape having changed significantly over the course of the division’s existence. Football’s finances continue to boom as...
Arsenal - 2020-03-24 08:53:53

Ferdinand names five of this season’s best U21 players in the Premier League

Rio Ferdinand has discussed the best young players in the Premier League this season, naming his five best U21 stars in England’s top flight. The former Manchester United defender conducted a Q&A on his Instagram and was asked his opinion on the...
Arsenal - 2020-03-24 19:54:01

Shearer, Henry, RVP – The six players to retain the Premier League Golden Boot

Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubemeyang has enjoyed another prolific season at the Emirates and trails only Leicester’s Jamie Vardy in the race for the Premier League’s Golden Boot. The Gabon international won the award last season in the...
Arsenal - 2020-03-24 08:53:53

Five of the best independent football podcasts to listen to while in self-isolation

The Premier League, along with the FA and the EFL, recently announced that all football will be postponed until 30 April at the earliest – and in all likelihood it won’t return until well after that date.  That means no top-flight football, no...
Arsenal - 2020-03-23 12:53:17

Liverpool and Arsenal ?monitoring? promising centre-back Ndicka

Liverpool and Arsenal are reportedly amongst a host of clubs ‘monitoring’ Eintracht Frankfurt defender Even Ndicka ahead of a summer move. The 20-year-old – who represents France at youth level – has impressed since making the move to the...
Arsenal - 2020-03-23 19:54:34

Your guide to surviving another week without Premier League football

With no football in the foreseeable future due to the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve come up with a handy guide of things to do while the sport is put on hold.  Watch some classic football matches When you need your fix for football someway or...
Arsenal - 2020-03-23 08:54:02

Arsenal plotting ?squad overhaul? to fund Arteta?s summer rebuild

Arsenal are prepared to back Mikel Arteta in the summer transfer window as the club prepare for a ‘squad overhaul’ after a disappointing campaign at the Emirates. The north London side currently sit ninth in the Premier League following an...
Arsenal - 2020-03-23 12:53:17

Inter Milan make a ‘decision’ over Alexis Sanchez future

Inter Milan have apparently made a ‘decision’ on the future of Alexis Sanchez with the Italian giants deciding against making the forward’s loan switch from Manchester United permanent. The Chile international joined the Nerazzurri on a...
Arsenal - 2020-03-23 19:54:34

Arsenal, Everton and West Ham among a dozen clubs eyeing Newcastle’s Matty Longstaff

Arsenal, Everton and West Ham are among a host of clubs eyeing a move for Matty Longstaff as the midfielder considers leaving Newcastle this summer. The teenager is out-of-contract at the end of the season and is yet to agree new terms on an...
Arsenal - 2020-03-23 12:53:17

Do I not like that" The best football documentaries available for free on YouTube

While we’re all stuck inside self-isolating due to the coronavirus pandemic with no live football on, we might as well occupy ourselves with some classic fly-on-the-wall football documentaries from the nineties – all of which are available to...
Arsenal - 2020-03-22 19:54:59

Rooney suggests it could take ‘until the end of 2020’ to complete Premier League season

Wayne Rooney has said he ‘wouldn’t be surprised’ if it took all year to eventually complete the 2019/20 season amid the continuing global coronavirus pandemic, while urging authorities not to play games behind closed doors. It may feel like a...
Arsenal - 2020-03-22 16:53:06

Five of the greatest ‘Super Subs’ in Premier League history

Left out of the starting side the role of a substitute is often an unwanted one within football, but many players have developed a reputation throughout the years of influencing games when coming off the bench.  The Premier League has played host to...
Arsenal - 2020-03-22 16:53:06

Premier League aiming to avert ‘financial catastrophe’ with June 1st restart

The Premier League is aiming to stave off a ‘financial catastrophe’ within the game by getting football back underway in 10 weeks time, pencilling in June 1st as a potential date to restart the season. With the coronavirus crisis spreading its...
Arsenal - 2020-03-22 19:54:59

Tweets of the Week: The Stay At Home Challenge and which Premier League manager would win in a fight

The best and funniest tweets from the world of football, featuring the coronavirus, how every is dealing with football matches, the #StayAtHomeChallenge, which Premier League manager would be best in a fight, and some heartwarming generosity during...
Arsenal - 2020-03-22 12:53:12

Moments that made the Premier League: Collymore sinks Newcastle in Anfield epic

On the opening day of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, legendary football commentator Martin Tyler boarded a lift with former Premier League star Stan Collymore at Sao Paulo’s newly built Arena Corinthians. As the doors opened onto the commentary...
Arsenal - 2020-03-22 16:53:06

Kolo Toure compares ‘unbelievable’ Liverpool to Arsenal’s invincibles

Kolo Toure has lavished praise on ‘unbelievable’ Liverpool and compared Jurgen Klopp’s league leaders to Arsenal’s ‘Invincibles’ side. Liverpool have enjoyed a record-breaking start to the league campaign and are closing in on a first...
Arsenal - 2020-03-21 16:54:19

‘A great addition’ – John Terry discusses Chelsea’s interest in Jadon Sancho

John Terry believes Jadon Sancho is ‘one of the best young players in the world’ and says the Borussia Dortmund star would prove to be a ‘great addition’ at Chelsea. The England international looks set to leave the Bundesliga side this...
Arsenal - 2020-03-21 16:54:19

‘Loyal’ Willian vows to keep playing for Chelsea even if his contract expires amid Coron...

Chelsea winger Willian has vowed to continue playing for the club until the end of the season even if his contract expires before the extended conclusion of the current campaign. The Premier League season currently is suspended until April 30 at the...
Arsenal - 2020-03-20 16:54:00

Seven must-read football books to get you through self-isolation: Pirlo, Mourinho, El Clasico

The Premier League, along with the FA and the EFL, recently announced that all football will be postponed until 30 April at the earliest.  That means no top-flight football, no Champions League and no Euro 2020 this summer either. My friends, we...
Arsenal - 2020-03-20 19:54:20

Neville wants players to play ‘every day’ to bring Premier League to an end in ‘a ...

Gary Neville wants the Premier League to embrace the congested fixture list upon the resumption of football and end the season in a ‘festival of football.’ The current campaign is currently suspended due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis in the...
Arsenal - 2020-03-20 16:54:00
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