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Arsenal starting XI prediction against Qarabag

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English Premier League side Arsenal have been unbeaten in their last 21 games across all competitions which they will hope it is stretched again to 22 after their home clash against Qarabag FX later on Thursday evening at the Emirates Stadium.

A qualification to the next round is already confirmed for the North London side and that will be happening as the group leaders after an unbeaten run in the competition as well.

Gunners boss Unai Emery has got a number of options to play within the team but that cannot be said of the defence department with Rob Holding already out of the season.

However, the Spanish boss has hinted that the club’s captain Laurent Koscielny will return to action in the Europa League clash as he has since been training with the team.

There is no doubt about Petr Cech in the middle of the pole while Carl Jenkinson, Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Koscielny and Maitland-Niles could line up at the defence.

The midfield is also expected to see non-starters like Mohamed Elneny, Matteo Guendouzi and Willock to link up with Smith Row, Alex Iwobi and Nketia at the attack.

With a dicey clash in the Premier League at the weekend, most of the first team players would be made to rest to be able to execute the game.

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Arsenal told why this star player should be signed

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Arsenal have been advised to go ahead and seal the signature of Eredivisie star Hakim Ziyech in the coming summer transfer window.

The North London outfit have been told that Hakim Ziyech is capable of sealing a perfect replacement for German international Mesut Ozil who has not been in the heart of the team for weeks.

Mesut Ozil has fallen out with the Gunners manager Unai Emery as a result of his poor performances with claims that the Spanish boss is doing all it takes to have him leave the club.

However, the North London outfit have been told they have no reason to worry about losing the former Real Madrid international as long as they are able to secure the signature of Hakim Ziyech in the summer.

The fact that Mesut Ozil earns the biggest pay at the club and does not see games makes a worse scenario for the Gunners team but that can be settled with Hakim Ziyech.

Hakim Ziyech has been tipped to become a world class player in coming years as a result of the potentials he has shown.

He is known to have the skills to create spaces and asset his teammates which adds to his excellent dribble skill but one thing that makes him stand out is his eyes goal scoring ability.

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How these two players have added to Emery’s Arsenal woes

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English Premier League outfit Arsenal will be heading out to Belarus for their first leg of the Europa League knockout clash against BATE Borisov later today ad they are expected to secure a win if they must cross to the next stage.

Sky Sports pundit Charlie Nicholas has that a lot to say ahead of the game as he said there is a need to show compassion to the North London boss Unai Emery for the stress he is made to pass through as a result of his two central defenders.

According to Charlie Nicholas, the Spanish boss has been made to pass through stress because of the poor performances of Shkodran Mustafi and Laurent Koscielny at the defence.

He noted that Shkodran Mustafi is one of the worst signings the Gunners have had in a long time while insisting that Laurent Koscielny is being affected by his age and can no longer be at his best.

Charlie Nicholas lamented that there is nothing the Gunners boss can do to his defensive issues until there is another transfer window opening.

However, Charlie Nicholas has predicted a massive 3-1 win for the North London outfit while insisting that they will qualify to the next round.

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Why I am interested in Europa League, Petr Cech

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Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech has revealed why he has more interest in the Europa League than any other competition so far this season.

There is no doubt that the legendary goalkeeper will be in between the sticks owing to the fact that he has been ousted by newcomer Bernd Leno as the first choice goalkeeper who keeps the Premier League, based on the manager’s policy.

However, Petr Cech has hinted that he has his attention on the Europa League because of the ideal scenario to end his career by winning it with the North London outfit.

It would be recalled that the former Chelsea stopper announced that he would retire from active football at the end of the season which with suggestions that he could pick up a coaching role after being handed the opportunity by Arsenal and Chelsea.

With the North London outfit expected to play BATE Borisov in Belarus later today, Petr Cech has stated that his side are already prepared and will hope to secure a win in the game to be able to push stand the chance of winning the trophy.

However, the Gunners are being gifted with Unai Emery who has got the experience of winning the Europa League, having won it on three occasions with Sevilla.

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Emery makes big claim on Europa League game

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Arsenal boss Unai Emery has got reasons to comment on the weather condition at Belarus when his side will be facing BATE Borisov later on Thursday in the Europa League.

It is understood that the temperature for the game is expected to fall below zero by the time the game would be starting which might be difficult for the Gunners team to adapt to.

In his reaction, the Gunners boss claims that his side will have no excuse to not win the game as they will only have their mind set on what is expected from them.

He noted that they have had the experience when they North London outfit Vorskla in Kiev, noting that the temperature during the game was also zero while there was snow fall.

He, however, admitted that every game remains a big challenge but that has to be faced with all preparation and readiness if results must be achieved.

A win for Arsenal will mean they stand a chance to push to the next round of the competition and brighten their hope of winning it at the end of the day.

Meanwhile, Unai Emery is known to have won the Europa League with Sevilla three times and that could influence.

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Wenger explains big Jadon Sancho regret

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Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has explained revealed that he almost landed Jadon Sancho at the North London outfit when he was in charge before the player joined German Bundesliga outfit.

Wenger had a 22-year-spell as the Gunners boss before he was supposedly forced to resign in the last summer and was replaced with former PSG boss Unai Emery.

It would be recalled that Jadon Sancho left English Premier League outfit Manchester City as a youth player in 2017 to secure a first-team football elsewhere.

He has now progressed to become a star player who is already being followed by a number of big sides including Liverpool, Arsenal, Paris Saint Germain and Barcelona. They all made attempt to secure his signature in the last winter transfer window.

However, Wenger stated that his effort failed to yield any result despite convincing the player to join the London club because he is from a big city.

The former Gunners boss, therefore, showered praise on the young lad, stressing that he can dribble, has the confidence and belief to help him succeed at the club.

Meanwhile, Jadon Sancho is now having a great season with the Bundesliga outfit with the former Arsenal boss is yet to secure a new job.

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Why Wenger will never coach Real Madrid

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Following the sack of their former manager, Real Madrid were reported to be seeking the signature of former Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger to take over but that did not happen.

The French man has been jobless since the last summer window after he resigned his job as the Gunners boss and was immediately replaced with Unai Emery from PSG.

However, the former Arsenal boss made it clear that he will never manage the Spanish La Liga outfit again because his chances are already over.

He noted that he was approached by the Los Blancos on several occasions to move to the Spanish capital but he refused while acknowledging that Real Madrid is a big side and a dream club to nay manager in the world.

Arsene Wenger recalled that he was approached even before the North London outfit left the Highbury home to the Emirate Stadium but all he wanted was to remain with the Gunners team.

He stated that a stadium was built and there was a need to pay back because he was involved in the process.

However, it is unsure where the destination of the French man lies but he has made it clear that he missed coaching which hints that he still has the interest.

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Liverpool Face Arsenal Threat For £45m Transfer Target

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Premier League title challengers Liverpool will have to fend off strong interest from rivals Arsenal in the bid to sign highly rated Italian midfielder Nicolo Barella.

Barella plays his club football for Italian Serie A club Cagliari Calcio at the moment.

Liverpool must be wary of the threat from North London giants Arsenal after the Gunners sent scouts to run the rule over the player at the weekend.

Italian media outlet TuttoMercatoWeb revealed that Arsenal sent scouts to watch Nicolo Barella in action for his Cagliari side for their visit to the San Siro to play AC Milan in what was an Italian top flight clash.

In the end, Barella didn’t have the best of games for Cagliari who were thrashed 3-0 by Champions League hopefuls Milan.

Lucas Paqueta and Kryzystof Piatek were on target for seven-time champions AC Milan against Cagliari.

Nicolo Barella, 22, has become one of the most exciting young players on the Italian football stage and it’s no surprise that he has been attracting the interest of major European clubs though Cagliari have slapped a £45m transfer fee on him in a bid to ward off the attention from other football teams.

Apart from Liverpool and Arsenal, Chelsea, Inter Milan and Juventus are also interested in the player.

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Wenger reveals incredible thing Solskjaer has done to Man United

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Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has spoken on how Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been able to affect the team since he took over.

The former Red Devils player took over from Portuguese boss Jose Mourinho in December last year and has since transformed the team to become a winning team.

The former Gunners boss refused to talk about the first defeat suffered by the United boss but heaped praise on him for doing a good job at the club.

According to the French boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been able to give the Red Devils team an impulse, freedom and a positiveness which is responsible for why they started winning immediately.

He noted that United are now a counter-attacking side with the players becoming more mobile than we used to have them under the former boss. He added that the best thing that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been able to do is getting the best out of French international Paul Pogba.

Arsene Wenger stated that Pogba has been fantastic and has been at the middle of all of the good play on the pitch.

However, United saw their first defeat under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer against PSG in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

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What Ramsey must do if he joins Juventus

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Wales international Aaron Ramsey has been confirmed to be joining Italian Serie A outfit Juventus at the end of the season following an official announcement by the club.

It has been announced that the former Cardiff City midfielder has agreed on a four-year deal with the Serie A giants and he is understood to earn £400,000-per-week before tax.

Aaron Ramsey refused to agree on personal terms with the North London outfit which is the reason why he would be leaving the club when his contract expires at the end of the season.

However, Aaron Ramsey has been told to ensure that he improve in his game to justify the big money that would be invested in him at the Old Lady knowing that some pundits have opined that he does not deserve to earn as huge as a £400,000-a-week.

Meanwhile, Juventus are confident that Aaron Ramsey will be a good deal for the club as he would unlock his potential when he gets to Turin.

Juventus sporting director Fabio Paratici claims that the Wales international was not played in his best position which is the reason why he could not give more than he gave as a player in the North London outfit.

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Ray Parlour reveals the dangerous game played by Emery

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Arsenal legend Ray Parlour has stated that Unai Emery is playing a dangerous game by not fielding German international Mesut Ozil in games.

It is no longer news that the Spanish boss and the German player have fallen out with Unai Emery not giving playing time to Mesut Ozil.

Unai Emery has cited the lack of good performance by the former Real Madrid player as reasons why he has not been having on his starting XI with speculations that Ozil is being pushed out of the club by the manager.

Ray Parlour is of the opinion that Unai Emery could be a victim of the power held by certain players including Mesut Ozil to have him sacked as it has been seen in other clubs like United.

He recalled that Neymar got Unai Emery sacked at the French Ligue 1 outfit PSG and there could be a repeat of it in his spell at the North London outfit.

However, there are calls for calm between the manager and the player with pundits holding the opinion that Mesut Ozil be handed a second chance while the manager should do more to have faith in him.

Meanwhile, the Gunners are struggling to secure a Champions League slot with a top four finish.

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