Arsenal Set To Unveil Unai Emery

By Akinwale Kasali After 22 years in the saddle as Arsenal FC coach, Frenchman, Arsene Wenger is leaving office to be occupied by former Paris Saint Germain and Seviall Coach, Unai Emery. The Spaniard Emery was appointed as Arsenal’s first new manager in 22 years on Wednesday. Here are three things the Spaniard must deal with to ensure a smooth transition from the Arsene Wenger era: Solve the Ozil conundrum Mesut Ozil’s diffident personality and alarming habit of drifting to the periphery of matches proved a major problem for Wenger.…

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Emery Says PSG Loss To Real Madrid Wasn’t Shameful

Beleaguered Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery insisted there was no shame in losing to Real Madrid after the expensively-assembled French side crashed out of the Champions League at the hands of the holders. “To be eliminated in the last 16 is a disappointment, but to lose against Real Madrid is not. They deserved to go through. There is no other analysis,” said the Spaniard whose side, shorn of the injured Neymar, lost 2-1 in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday. Cristiano Ronaldo and Casemiro scored…

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Neymar Out For Six Weeks, Set To Miss Real Madrid Clash

Paris Saint-Germain’s hopes of getting Neymar back for their crunch Champions League clash against Real Madrid next week look to be over after the Brazilian’s father claimed the player would be out for “at least six weeks”. Speaking to ESPN in Brazil on Tuesday, Neymar Senior said: “PSG know that they will not be able to count on Neymar for the upcoming matches: his treatment will last six to eight weeks, whether there is an operation or not.” That was after PSG coach Unai Emery claimed earlier that “no decision”…

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Neymar Injured, Could Miss Real Madrid Clash

Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery remains optimistic that superstar Neymar will be fit to face Real Madrid in their do-or-die Champions League clash despite suffering an ankle injury in Sunday’s 3-0 victory over Marseille. Neymar, the world’s most expensive footballer, was stretchered off 10 minutes from time at the Parc des Princes as PSG opened up a 14-point lead in Ligue 1. The 26-year-old was on his own when he innocuously rolled his ankle and flopped to the ground in pain. “The first examination in the locker room revealed that…

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Ronaldo Says PSG Tie Will Define Real Madrid’s Season

Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted that Real Madrid’s season is now effectively all about their looming Champions League tie against Paris Saint-Germain as the Spanish giants trail off the pace in La Liga. “The tie…is one that could define the whole season,” the Portuguese forward told Real’s website after picking up a prize for best player in the world last season from the website Goal.com. “We’re going to come up against a great team with excellent players, whom we respect a lot. “But we’ve already shown that we have a very…

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Lucas Moura Signs For Tottenham

Lucas Moura has completed a medical at Tottenham ahead of finalising his £25m move from Paris Saint-Germain. The 25-year-old was expected at Spurs’ training ground on Wednesday morning after he passed the medical without problems. Tottenham now expect to complete their first January Deadline Day signing since 2015 when they bought Dele Alli from MK Dons. Moura fell off the pecking order at the Parc De Princes following the acqusition of Co Celso, Neymar Junior and Kylian Mbappe, forcing him to exit the club and get regular playing opportunities with…

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