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Five of the Premier League’s best centre-backs in the 90s

It’s often said that there’s a dearth of top-quality centre-backs in modern football, though the nineties was a different era and a time when Premier League defenders prided themselves on the less glamorous side of the game. The first decade of...
Arsenal - 2021-03-08 19:53:37

Premier League Betting Tips and Predictions for 2020/2021

We’re approaching the Premier League’s final stages and the picture is beginning to become clearer, Manchester City leading the chasing pack by some distance and favourites to secure a third league title in just four seasons. The race for the...
Arsenal - 2021-03-08 19:53:37

Premier League Weekly Awards: Manchester is red, classy Kane and Xhaka’s howler

Our weekly Premier League awards honour the best ? and worst ? of the football action from the past seven days.   Moment of the Week Going into the weekend’s Manchester Derby, the form guide suggested there would only be one winner. Manchester...
Arsenal - 2021-03-08 19:53:37

Sure Things: Ranking the PL players with the longest unbeaten records when scoring for a single club

Gabriel Jesus recently continued a fine record when scoring twice in Manchester City’s 4-1 win over Wolves last week, the forward having remarkably never lost a Premier League fixture in which he has found the net. It’s an incredible statistic...
Arsenal - 2021-03-08 19:53:37

PL Stats Crunch: Man Utd end City’s run, fortress Anfield demolished, Kane’s ridiculous ...

As we do every week, we crunch the standout statistics from the past seven days of Premier League action and see what they mean.  This week we look at Manchester United ending their rival’s phenomenal run, Liverpool losing yet another home match...
Arsenal - 2021-03-08 19:53:37

The slow death of the selfish number 9: Why centre-forwards are going out of fashion

At the end of January, Patrick Bamford completed one simple pass which showed why he might be the prime example of the modern striker in the English game. Leeds United‘s top goal scorer was through on goal in a one-v-one situation against...
Arsenal - 2021-03-07 19:54:17

Teddy, Sir Les and The Yak: Five players who scored a hat-trick for three different Premier League c...

Since the inception of the Premier League in 1992, there have been 334 hat-trick’s scored by 180 different players, yet only five men have the acclaim of having hit a treble for three different top-flight clubs. In what is essentially an ode to a...
Arsenal - 2021-03-07 19:54:17

Tweets of the Week: Benteke’s book, bench-rater Havertz, and the Peter Crouch camera angle

The funniest tweets from the world of football this week, featuring Steven Gerrard, a must-read from Christian Benteke, Kai Havertz, No Context Eric Bailly, Billy Sharp’s brilliant commentary, and lots of Peter Crouch.   This is simply...
Arsenal - 2021-03-07 19:54:17

Oh Jurgen! Ranking the highest amount of shots taken without scoring at home in PL history

Liverpool’s wretched recent record at home continued with another Anfield defeat this week, the 1-0 loss to Chelsea the club’s fifth consecutive league defeat on home soil. It’s an incredible turnaround in fortunes for the Premier League...
Arsenal - 2021-03-06 19:54:02

Arteta once again rues missed chances as Arsenal held to 1-1 draw at Burnley

Mikel Arteta was once again left ruing his side’s missed chances, after Arsenal were held to a 1-1 draw at Burnley on Saturday afternoon. Arsenal went into the match off the back of an excellent 3-1 victory over Leicester City last weekend,...
Arsenal - 2021-03-06 19:54:02

Arteta says Arsenal squad is still ?very, very far? from being his team

Mikel Arteta has admitted the current Arsenal squad is still a long way away from being his team, amid their disappointing league campaign thus far. There may have been noticeable improvements since the turn of the year, yet the Gunners are still a...
Arsenal - 2021-03-06 19:54:02

Five Championship strikers Premier League clubs will be interested in this summer

Premier League sides often scout the world for premium talent as they bid to strengthen their squads, but occasionally some of the most inspired investments can be found right on their very doorstep. Several stars have stepped up into the top...
Arsenal - 2021-03-06 19:54:02

Moyes ‘hoping’ West Ham can pull off ‘monumental thing’ and break the top fo...

David Moyes is hopeful West Ham can pull off a ‘monumental thing’ and break into the Premier League’s top four this season. West Ham have been arguably the division’s surprise package this season, bouncing back from a difficult campaign...
Arsenal - 2021-03-06 19:54:02

Five of the best Ghanaian footballers in Premier League history

As Ghana celebrates its independence on 6 March, we have decided to look back at some of the country’s finest footballers to play in the Premier League. The most recent addition to the English top-flight from the West African nation is Thomas...
Arsenal - 2021-03-06 19:54:02

90s Ballers: Peter Beardsley, England?s Messi-lite

There was a kid in primary school who you could never get the ball off during break-time. This mini-Messi was never what we used to call a ?hogger? nor was he a show-boater. Indeed, his entire M.O. was to lure opponents over to him, wriggle his way...
Arsenal - 2021-03-06 19:54:02

Leicester set to win race to sign Celtic striker Edouard

Leicester City are set to win the race to sign Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard this summer, the Frenchman keen on a reunion with former boss Brendan Rodgers. The 23-year-old has been prolific since his arrival at Celtic Park from Paris Saint-Germain...
Arsenal - 2021-03-05 19:54:16

Fantasy Premier League: Four differentials to consider ahead of GW27

As we have now entered the final third of the Fantasy Premier League season, it’s time to knuckle down and figure out a way to close the gap on the top managers in FPL.  That’s why this week’s essential tips and advice on FPL transfers and...
Arsenal - 2021-03-05 19:54:16

Fletcher Moss Rangers: Manchester’s amateur talent factory producing England internationals

Fletcher Moss Rangers may not be a name that means much to those outside of Manchester’s grassroots football scene, but those with a close connection to the area will know of a side with a remarkable record of producing top quality talent. The...
Arsenal - 2021-03-05 19:54:16

Ferdinand reckons Spurs will be ‘running people close’ in race for top four

Former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand believes that Tottenham still remain in with a shout of clinching a top-four place, after they secured back-to-back Premier League wins on Thursday night. Jose Mourinho’s men had been...
Arsenal - 2021-03-05 19:54:16

Klopp says financial incentive is the ‘main reason’ for Liverpool’s need to qualif...

Jurgen Klopp has revealed that it’s the financial benefits that make qualifying for the Champions League so important, with Liverpool currently scrambling to secure a top four spot. The Reds may be out of the title race, yet the battle for the...
Arsenal - 2021-03-04 19:59:22

Fantasy Premier League: Four of the best captains for gameweek 27

As the dust settles on a huge double gameweek, attentions quickly turn towards the Premier League’s weekend fixtures with FPL managers having less than 48 hours to fine-tune their sides following Thursday night’s action. League leaders...
Arsenal - 2021-03-04 19:59:22

Arteta admits Arsenal’s summer transfer plans depend on where they finish in table

Mikel Arteta admits Arsenal’s summer transfer plans depend on where the club finish in the Premier League this season following a disappointing domestic campaign. Arsenal currently sit 10th after the north London side started the campaign with...
Arsenal - 2021-03-03 19:53:33

Five top-class Premier League players whose best days are behind them

Time catches up with everyone eventually and elite footballers are no different, the physical demands of the game at the highest level making the career of top sportsmen a relatively short one. This season we’ve seen several stars struggle to...
Arsenal - 2021-03-03 19:53:33

FPL Podcast: Bench boost problems and captaining a Man City defender in GW27"

The games are coming thick and fast in Fantasy Premier League, which is why we are here to make things super simple for you, FPL manager.  On the latest episode of The Fantasy Faithful podcast, Ste and Harry talk about their regrets about DGW26 so...
Arsenal - 2021-03-03 19:53:33

Klopp admits being in a top four race ‘isn’t exactly’ what Liverpool fans expected...

Jurgen Klopp admits being in a top four race ‘isn’t exactly’ what Liverpool fans expected this season following the club’s difficult title defence. Liverpool have endured a disappointing season after being crowned as Premier League...
Arsenal - 2021-03-03 19:53:33

Ancelotti ‘pleased’ that Everton are ‘in the fight’ for European Football

Carlo Ancelotti says he is ‘pleased’ that Everton are ‘in the fight’ for European football as the club look to move into the Champions League places tomorrow evening. Everton currently sit seventh in the Premier League following an...
Arsenal - 2021-03-03 19:53:33

‘Our eye’ is always on top four says Arsenal boss Arteta

Mikel Arteta insists Arsenal’s ‘eye’ is always on securing a top four finish and Champions League football as the club look to close the gap on the division’s leading sides. Arsenal currently sit 10th in the Premier League following a...
Arsenal - 2021-03-03 19:53:33

Premier League pushing for fans to be back in stadiums for last two games of the season

The Premier League are pushing for fans to be allowed back in stadiums for the last two games of the season, following Boris Johnson’s announcement last week. The UK Prime Minister outlined his ‘roadmap’ for lifting the current lockdown...
Arsenal - 2021-03-03 19:53:33

Arsenal, Leicester, and Villa set to battle it out for Celtic striker Edouard

Three Premier League sides are set to battle it out for Celtic striker Odsonne Edouard, the Frenchman seemingly set to leave the Scottish Premiership side in the summer. The 23-year-old has hit an impressive 83 goals in just 165 games in all...
Arsenal - 2021-03-02 19:55:05

Premier League clubs to discuss reinstating emergency loan window for U21 players

Premier League clubs are discussing reinstating an emergency loan window for U21 players, allowing young players to leave on a temporary basis in search of regular first-team football outside of the transfer windows. The emergency loan window was...
Arsenal - 2021-03-02 19:55:05

Granit Xhaka’s impressive form marks another redemption story at Arsenal

Arsenal?s impressive away win against Leicester was a day for some unlikely heroes. As Nicolas Pepe, Willian, and Alexandre Lacazette came into the team to inspire an unexpected victory, while a rejuvenated Granit Xhaka, playing every minute of...
Arsenal - 2021-03-02 19:55:05

Ranking the managers who racked up 200 wins in the fewest games in English football history

Manchester City continue to rack up the victories with the champions-elect moving ever closer to reclaiming the Premier League title this season, winning for the 20th consecutive fixture in all competitions after beating West Ham this weekend. The...
Arsenal - 2021-03-02 19:55:05

UK Government commit to supporting five-association bid for 2030 World Cup

The UK Government have committed their support to the Football Associations of Wales, England, Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland ahead of a prospective joint-bid to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup. Plans are underway over the prospect of a bid to...
Arsenal - 2021-03-02 19:55:05

West Ham hopeful of signing Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham

West Ham United are said to be hopeful of signing Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham this summer, as they seek a replacement for the recently departed Sebastian Haller. The Hammers have been the Premier League’s surprise package this season and...
Arsenal - 2021-03-02 19:55:05

The top ten players with the most assists in Premier League history

The most important pass in football is the one right before a goal is scored.  Assists weren’t taken very seriously as a metric in football until relatively recently. Indeed, we only know that Thierry Henry holds the Premier League record for...
Arsenal - 2021-03-02 19:55:05

Stoppers: Ranking the five goalkeepers with most saves in Europe’s big five league’s thi...

Good goalkeepers can win several points throughout the course of a campaign with the presence of a solid shot-stopper pivotal to any side’s hopes of success, a reliable number one capable of bailing out his defence with moments of athleticism and...
Arsenal - 2021-03-02 19:55:05

Former Barca President Bartomeu arrested over Messi ‘smear campaign’

Former Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu, has been arrested by Spanish police following his involvement in a ‘smear campaign’ against Lionel Messi and other notable club figures. Bartomeu resigned from his position in October alongside...
Arsenal - 2021-03-01 19:55:10

Arteta on shortlist to become Barcelona boss after presidential election

Arsenal boss Mikel Arteta is reportedly on the shortlist to become Barcelona manager, after the presidential elections take place next week. The Spaniard has only been at the helm at the Emirates since December 2019, yet already has plenty of...
Arsenal - 2021-03-01 19:55:10

Double Trebles: The five players to score consecutive Premier League hat tricks

Scoring a hat-trick is one of the ultimates for any Premier League player and throughout the division’s history more than 200 notable names have achieved the feat, scoring three times in a fixture to collect the goalscoring souvenir of a match...
Arsenal - 2021-03-01 19:55:10

Premier League Weekly Awards: Bale is back, De Bruyne delights, and Redknapp takes on Roy

Our weekly Premier League awards honour the best ? and worst ? of the football action from the past seven days.   Moment of the Week Once again Roy Keane brightened up our Sunday while on punditry, this time by getting into a heated debate with...
Arsenal - 2021-03-01 19:55:10

The longest winning runs by teams from Europe’s big five leagues

Manchester City could be on the precipice of history following their 2-1 win over West Ham at the weekend.  That’s because Pep Guardiola’s men secured their 20th win on the bounce with the narrow victory over the Hammers, the longest winning...
Arsenal - 2021-03-01 19:55:10

Have people been too hasty in critiscising Liverpool’s Thiago Alcantara"

Liverpool’s defeat at home to Everton in the Merseyside Derby made it a fourth straight loss at Anfield in the league for the first time since 1923, as well as being the first victory for the Toffees at the home of their rivals since 1999. While...
Arsenal - 2021-02-28 19:54:00

‘Proud’ Arteta reacts as Arsenal come from behind to beat Leicester 3-1

Mikel Arteta has said he was ‘proud’ of his side’s display after his Arsenal side came from behind to beat Leicester City at the Kind Power Stadium in Sunday afternoon. The two sides had contrasting results in the Europa League in midweek,...
Arsenal - 2021-02-28 19:54:00

Tweets of the Week: Goal celebrations in slow mo, Pep’s jacket, and a touch of class

The funniest tweets from the world of football this week, featuring the best recreation of goal celebrations you will ever see, Pep Guardiola’s hideous touchline attire, and when football shows its true class.  There’s also LeBron James...
Arsenal - 2021-02-28 19:54:00

Rodgers says Leicester looked ‘tired’ against Arsenal as he reveals ‘huge’ H...

Brendan admitted his Leicester City side looked ‘tired’ as they suffered a 3-1 defeat at home to Arsenal on Sunday, a game that saw the Foxes add to their lengthy injury list. The two sides came into the game having had contrasting fortunes in...
Arsenal - 2021-02-28 19:54:00

Five of the best out-and-out strikers in European football right now

Scoring goals is often described as the hardest part of football and having a player who can find the back of the net regularly is a priceless commodity for any side at any level of the game. Modern football has seen the increase in positions such...
Arsenal - 2021-02-27 19:53:59

Arsenal willing to accept Bellerin departure this summer

Arsenal are reportedly willing to allow Hector Bellerin to leave this summer, after having spent almost a decade in North London. The Spaniard joined the club back in 2011 as a youth player having previously been at Barcelona, going on to make his...
Arsenal - 2021-02-27 19:53:59

Revisiting the 2001/02 PFA Premier League Team of the Year

The latest in our look back at past Premier League seasons takes us to a fascinating campaign in the division’s history, as Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal reigned supreme once more. Our latest offering heads to the 2001/02 campaign, a season in which...
Arsenal - 2021-02-27 19:53:59

‘Really unfortunate’ – Moyes hoping West Ham take ‘confidence’ from Ma...

West Ham became the latest side to fail to slow Manchester City’s march towards the title as they slipped to a 2-1 loss at the Etihad. The two sides came into the games as the two most in-form clubs in the division; Man City holding a 10 point...
Arsenal - 2021-02-27 19:53:59

Leicester v Arsenal – Preview

Arsenal face a trip to in-form Leicester City on Sunday afternoon, the visitors having lost three of their last four Premier League games. Here’s everything you need to know about that meeting at the King Power Stadium: Form Leicester:...
Arsenal - 2021-02-26 19:53:37

Arteta discusses how Aubameyang has overcome ‘difficult moments’ to rediscover best form

Mikel Arteta has discussed how Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has overcome ‘difficult moments’ to rediscover his best form in recent weeks. Aubameyang endured a difficult start to the season and scored just once from open play in his first 12 league...
Arsenal - 2021-02-26 19:53:37

Arteta insists EL exit would have been ‘harsh’ on Arsenal as Aubameyang helps rectify Ce...

Arsenal left it late as they beat Benfica 4-3 on aggregate in Athens to secure their place in the Europa League last 16. After their 1-1 draw in Budapest last week, Arsenal took the lead on the night and in the tie midway through the first half,...
Arsenal - 2021-02-26 19:53:37

West Ham boss Moyes reveals his choice for Manager of the Year

David Moyes has revealed his choice as the Premier League’s Manager of the Year and says there ‘is only one candidate’ for the accolade this season. Moyes has won plenty of plaudits following a hugely impressive turnaround of West Ham’s...
Arsenal - 2021-02-26 19:53:37

Scholes suggests Man Utd are favourites to win Europa League, with his old side ?much better? than A...

Paul Scholes has suggested that Manchester United are favourites to win the Europa League, as he claims his former club are ‘much better’ than Arsenal and Tottenham. Following their superb 4-0 win in the first-leg against Real Sociedad, United...
Arsenal - 2021-02-26 19:53:37

Fantasy Premier League: Six of the best captaincy options for DGW 26

Another HUGE double gameweek is upon us in Fantasy Premier League with some of the league’s leading sides all in action twice, a massive round of fixtures which could prove crucial in your hopes of a successful season. Manchester City, Manchester...
Arsenal - 2021-02-26 19:53:37

Ranking the five PL players with the most goals and assists this season

Bruno Fernandes continues to set extraordinary standards of productivity as the creative heartbeat of the Manchester United side, the midfielder rarely far from the action when it comes to goalscoring contributions since arriving into the Premier...
Arsenal - 2021-02-26 19:53:37

Aston Villa boss Smith discusses Grealish and FPL controversy

Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has discussed Jack Grealish’s fitness and the controversy surrounding Fantasy Premier League and leaked team news. Grealish was ruled out of last weekend’s defeat to Leicester with the news of his absence having...
Arsenal - 2021-02-26 19:53:37

Europa League last 16 draw in full as Man United face toughest of ties

Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham have discovered their opponents for the next round of the Europa League, following the draw for the competition’s last 16. Each of the Premier League’s representative sides will harbour ambitions of...
Arsenal - 2021-02-26 19:53:37

Fantasy Premier League: Our mega guide to success in Double Gameweek 26

Fantasy Premier League has its biggest week of the year, and perhaps ever, starting this Saturday.  There are a whopping 17 matches on in double gameweek 26 (DGW26), the most there has ever been in a single gameweek. With 14 teams playing all the...
Arsenal - 2021-02-25 19:54:03

Xhaka delighted with new found ‘freedom’ under ‘unbelievable’ Arteta

Granit Xhaka has revealed he’s delighted with his new role under Mikel Arteta, after producing arguably the best performances of his Arsenal career under the Spaniard. The Swiss international has endured something of a turbulent time at the...
Arsenal - 2021-02-25 19:54:03

Ranking the highest scoring seasons in Cristiano Ronaldo’s club career

Cristiano Ronaldo’s astonishing career continues to reach great heights with the Juventus superstar having shown no signs of slowing down, netting his 25th goal of the season with a double against Crotone on Monday. Ronaldo has now, incredibly,...
Arsenal - 2021-02-25 19:54:03

Boost for Arsenal as Thomas Partey ‘very close’ to return

Arsenal have been handed a boost ahead of their Europa League clash with Benfica tomorrow with Thomas Partey set to be available for the second leg meeting with the Portuguese side. Partey has endured a frustrating first season at Arsenal after...
Arsenal - 2021-02-24 20:00:50

Stingy: Ranking the sides to concede the least amount of goals in Europe’s top five leagues

Title-winning sides are built on solid defences and a foundation on which to secure results, with some miserly backlines currently frustrating forwards across Europe’s major leagues.  We’ve picked out some of the most uncompromising defences...
Arsenal - 2021-02-24 20:00:50

‘They aren’t supporters of my club’ – Xhaka hits out at people who abuse foo...

Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka has hit out at people who abuse footballers online and insists the culprits ‘aren’t supporters’ of the club. Tackling the issue of online abuse has been a major story in recent weeks following a succession of...
Arsenal - 2021-02-24 20:00:50

Fantasy Podcast: Preparing for DGW26 with FPL’s 9th-ranked manager in the world

We’ve got Fantasy Premier League royalty on hand this week, as the 9th ranked manager in the world joined us on the line. On the latest episode of The Fantasy Faithful podcast, Ste interviews Kevin Rose, who is enjoying the fantasy season of his...
Arsenal - 2021-02-24 20:00:50

‘Tomorrow is a final’ – Arteta refusing to give up on Champions League football ah...

Mikel Arteta insists Arsenal’s clash with Benfica tomorrow ‘is a final’ and is refusing to give up on his side’s hopes of securing Champions League football this season. Arsenal currently sit in the Premier League‘s bottom half following...
Arsenal - 2021-02-24 20:00:50

Premier League clubs to vote on whether to allow fans back for final day of season

Premier League clubs are expected to vote on whether to allow fans back for the final day of the season, following Boris Johnson’s announcement on Monday. The UK Prime Minister laid out his ‘roadmap’ for the easing of lockdown restrictions...
Arsenal - 2021-02-24 20:00:50

Ranking the favourites to sign Dortmund’s striking sensation Erling Haaland

Erling Haaland looks set to be at a transfer tussle between world football’s wealthiest clubs, the forward having made an incredible impact since bursting onto the scene in spectacular style last season. Haaland rose to prominence following a...
Arsenal - 2021-02-24 20:00:50

Olé! The five players with the most nutmegs in Europe’s top five leagues

Nutmegs. So simple, yet so humbling, it serves the basic purpose of beating the player directly in front of you, but it also degrades and embarrasses those on the receiving end.  It’s the kind of skill that one would think would be kept...
Arsenal - 2021-02-24 20:00:50

Poachers: Top five Premier League goalscorers who only scored inside the box

Goal hangers, poachers, penalty box merchants. Call them what you like, they won?t mind, because at the end of the day it comes down to how many you scored, not how you scored. I speak, of course, of those players for whom the 18-yard box was...
Arsenal - 2021-02-23 19:55:46

Tuchel opens up on differences between Premier League and other European leagues

Thomas Tuchel has opened up on the differences between the Premier League and other European competitions following his encouraging start as Chelsea manager. Tuchel has made a positive start to his reign at Stamford Bridge after being appointed as...
Arsenal - 2021-02-23 19:55:46

Ranking the longest runs without going behind in a game in Premier League history

Manchester City’s juggernaut has shown few signs of slowing down with the league leaders securing a 1-0 win at Arsenal this weekend, incredibly the club’s 18th consecutive victory in all competitions. The success of Pep Guardiola’s side has...
Arsenal - 2021-02-23 19:55:46

‘Realistic possibility’ of more than 2000 fans returning to football before the end of t...

Crowds of more than 2000 fans returning to football are viewed as a ‘realistic possibility’ before the end of the season as the UK government prepares to announce its ‘roadmap’ out of a national lockdown. Football has been played...
Arsenal - 2021-02-22 19:54:41

Guardiola full of praise for ‘clever’ Arteta as Man City edge past Arsenal to extend win...

Manchester City made it 18 straight wins as Pep Guardiola’s side recorded a 1-0 win against his former assistant, Mikel Arteta. Man City got themselves off to a rapid start, taking the lead through Raheem Sterling inside two minutes. The England...
Arsenal - 2021-02-22 19:54:41

Premier League Stats Crunch: Everton end 22 years of hurt, invincible City and West Ham for Europe

As we do every week, we crunch the standout statistics from the past seven days of Premier League action and see what they mean.  This week we look at the historic numbers behind Everton’s win over Liverpool, Arsenal’s terrible record against...
Arsenal - 2021-02-22 19:54:41

Arteta laments Arsenal’s slow start as early Sterling header gives Man City 1-0 win

An early Raheem Sterling goal condemned Arsenal to a 1-0 loss to league leaders, Manchester City. Man City got themselves off to a rapid start, taking the lead through Raheem Sterling inside two minutes. The England international finding space in...
Arsenal - 2021-02-22 19:54:41
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