Aubameyang’s Father Named Gabonese Coach

Former captains Pierre Aubame and Daniel Cousin have been named as co-coaches of Gabon after the dismissal last week of Spaniard Jose Antonio Camacho, the country’s football federation said. Aubame is the father of Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang while Cousin, who was a forward at Rangers and Hull City, previously acted as team manager in charge of logistics. Francois Amegasse, another former national team skipper, takes over Cousin’s role. “We hope these three former captains will transmit their experience to the players,” said a statement from the federation.” Camacho, a…

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Simeone Eyeing Europa League Glory

Diego Simeone insists his Atletico Madrid team will be giving no thought to the fact that Thursday’s Europa League semi-final could be Arsene Wenger’s final European match in charge of Arsenal. Atletico carry a 1-1 draw, and an away goal, into the second leg at the Wanda Metropolitano, with a place in this month’s final now in sight. Defeat for Arsenal would mean them missing out on Champions League qualification for a second season in a row, just as Wenger calls time on his 22 years in charge. Simeone, however,…

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Europa League: Wenger’s Last Chance Of Winning Laurel With Arsenal

Arsenal have little time to digest Arsene Wenger’s long-awaited decision to end his 22-year reign as a Europa League semi-final with Atletico Madrid offers the outgoing manager a chance to salvage some of his lost credit with the club’s fans. Wenger admitted he stepped aside to unite a fanbase fed up with years of mediocre results having been spoiled by success and silky football in the first decade of the Frenchman’s reign. Fourteen years on from Arsenal’s last Premier League title, for so long Wenger could defend his record by…

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UEFA Europa League: Ozil And Ramsey Out Of Ostersund Tie

Arsenal midfielders Aaron Ramsey and Mesut Ozil will miss the 2017/2018 UEFA Europa League last 32 clash against Swedish clubside Ostersunds on Thursday. However, manager Arsene Wenger is hopeful they will feature in this weekend’s English League Cup final against Manchester City. Wenger took close to a full strength squad to Sweden for the first leg which his side won 3-0 last week. He will now be looking forward to giving his younger players some game time on Thursday. Ozil and Ramsey were involved in first team training on Wednesday…

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