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Arteta explains positive impact FA Cup win could have on Arsenal

Date published: Friday 31st July 2020 1:05 Mikel Arteta says Arsenal could build trust and create a sense of unity between the club and supporters should they win the FA Cup on Saturday.  The Gunners beat Manchester City 2-0 to book their place in the final, their fourth in just seven years.They take on Frank Lampard’s Chelsea at Wembley, who dismissed of Manchester United in the last four. Both managers are looking to secure their first trophy as a head coach, but Arteta is focusing on what success could do for the club rather than his own reputation. Speaking to Sky Sports, he said: “It generates the trust when you’re winning titles. It generates moments when, together, you go through good emotions. “It brings everybody t...
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Sinclair – Players can make mental health breakthroughs with Heads Up

Date published: Friday 31st July 2020 11:27 Former Chelsea defender Frank Sinclair has given his approval to Heads Up’s ‘Sound of Support’ mental health campaign being fronted by Premier League footballers. The campaign centre’s around a six-part video series which seeks to encourage football fans, and men, in particular, to feel more comfortable reaching out for support.The videos feature among others Andy Robertson of Liverpool, Jesse Lingard of Manchester United and Ilkay Gundogan and Phil Foden of Manchester City. Sinclair feels that these moving videos of footballers opening up to each other and the broader public provides an excellent example for many people around the country. The former Blues man said that it could ...
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New Celtic signing lays out trophy aims after deal details are revealed

Date published: Thursday 30th July 2020 2:43 Vasilis Barkas has revealed what he intends to accomplish at Celtic Park after the details of his transfer to the Scottish champions were revealed. Celtic were on the hunt for a new starting goalkeeper after Fraser Forster decided not to return for another loan spell.The departure of Craig Gordon further ramped up the need for a new signing, and Barkas was chosen as the man to fill the void. The 26-year-old goalkeeper, who has been capped 10 times by Greece, has spent the past four years with AEK. The Dutch-born Greek international arrives on a four-year deal, with the fee believed to be £4.5m prior to add-ons. Barkas is expected to be thrust into the spotlight this weekend as Ce...
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Leeds scout hopeful on Bielsa; cagey update on triple transfer link

Date published: Thursday 30th July 2020 2:29 Leeds United scout Gaby Ruiz is optimistic the club will soon agree a new deal to tie down head coach Marcelo Bielsa. The mercurial Argentinian did not want to focus on his own situation after guiding the Whites back into the top flight, instead deflecting attention on his squad and the fans. The 65-year-old is out of contract at Elland Road this week after signing a one-year rolling deal last summer.Bielsa asked for “time” in order to think “more clearly” about his future in West Yorkshire. In that time The Sun claimed Lionel Messi wants Barcelona to go all out to try to tempt Bielsa way from Yorkshire to take over from Quique Setien. However, it is widely believed Bielsa plans ...
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Werner in confident mood, says Lampard was key to him signing

Date published: Wednesday 29th July 2020 10:19 Timo Werner says he is a “perfect” fit for the Premier League and revealed Frank Lampard was the “main point” after joining Chelsea from RB Leipzig. Werner flew into the capital at the weekend after completing a £54m move recently. The striker watched from the stands as Chelsea defeated Wolves on Sunday and he started training with the Blues this week. The 24-year-old, who looks set to get the No.11 shirt at Stamford Bridge, has been speaking about his big-money transfer and has revealed Lampard had a big role to play in the move. “He (Lampard) was the main point; we talked a lot about things like system, like how he wants to play and sees me playing, and how the system fits to m...
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Thomas Frank activates Brentford ‘combat mode’ for Griffin Park farewell

Date published: Tuesday 28th July 2020 4:35 Head coach Thomas Frank has promised Brentford will do everything in their power to produce one last magical moment at Griffin Park when Swansea visit on Wednesday night. The Welsh club travel to the capital with a slender advantage following a 1-0 win in Sunday’s Sky Bet Championship play-off semi-final first leg.If there was not enough riding on the tie already, the Bees will also bid farewell to their home of the last 116 years. After losing at Griffin Park to Barnsley last Wednesday, Frank is confident they will sign off with a victory that will take them to Wembley. “This is one of these defining games and moments,” he said. “We are not nervous. We know we need to attack. “We...
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Real Madrid striker Mariano tests positive for Covid-19 | teamtalk.com

Date published: Tuesday 28th July 2020 2:20 Real Madrid forward Mariano has tested positive for coronavirus and will miss the Champions League clash against Manchester City as he quarantines. The 26-year-old Dominican Republic forward gave the positive result as players and staff returned to the training ground following a few days off after securing the league title. A club statement said: “After the Covid-19 tests carried out individually on our first football team yesterday by the Real Madrid medical services, our player Mariano has given a positive result. “The player is in perfect health and complying with the sanitary isolation protocol at home.” Mariano was a long shot to face City to begin with, having been a fringe p...
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Bournemouth ponder legal action after Premier League relegation

Date published: Tuesday 28th July 2020 11:33 Bournemouth have not ruled out a legal challenge over the failure to award a key goal against their relegation rivals Aston Villa. The Cherries have been relegated to the Championship after Villa finished the 2019-20 season just one point ahead of them. Villa secured a point in their first game of the restart at home to Sheffield United in a 0-0 draw on June 17. The Blades had a goal ruled out when Villa goalkeeper Orjan Nyland caught a free-kick and stepped back over the line carrying the ball with him. Goal-line technology providers Hawk-Eye issued an apology after the match, saying all seven cameras focused on the goal area had been “occluded” and that it was the first time in o...
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The 13 Man Utd players sent out on loan in 2019-20 and how they fared – Planet Football

Quick ReadsWhile Manchester United will be looking to sign new players in the summer, they’ll also have some talented players returning from loan spells.  United have always been ready to send young players away in search of first-team football, but the loan market has also allowed the club to move a few established stars off the wage bill. We’ve looked at the 13 players who had loan spells away from Old Trafford in 2019-20 to see how they fared. Aidan Barlow Joining the growing trend of young British players moving abroad, in August, Barlow joined Norwegian side Tromso on a four-month loan. The 20-year-old showed some promising signs during his brief spell at the club, scoring two goals in se...
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Versatile Tottenham defender pens new five-year contract

Date published: Monday 27th July 2020 2:50 Highly-rated young Tottenham defender Japhet Tanganga has signed a new five-year contract with the club. The 21-year-old enjoyed a breakthrough campaign this season and went on to make 11 appearances in total for Jose Mourinho’s side. He made his Premier League debut at right-back in a 2-1 defeat at home to Liverpool in January. He was a regular before a back injury prevented him from playing for Spurs since football resumed. Mourinho is a big fan of Tangana’s versatility and is expected to give him even more game time next term.  ✍️ We are delighted to announce that @JTanganga99 has signed a new contract with the Club which will run until 2025.#THFC ⚪️ #COYS — Tottenham Hotspur (@...
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Pundits disagree on whether Grealish will leave Villa amid Man Utd links

Date published: Monday 27th July 2020 1:24 Jack Grealish would find it more “enjoyable” to stay at Aston Villa, claims Paul Merson, but Darius Vassell thinks he must leave if he wants to prove himself in Europe. Grealish has been a standout player in Villa’s first season back in the Premier League. The midfielder scored eight goals – including one on the final day to help keep them up – and provided six assists from 36 appearances. His form has seen him linked heavily with a move to a bigger club. Manchester United reportedly have Grealish on their wishlist for the summer – and the 24-year-old has admitted he is “not sure” what the future holds. However, former Villa star Paul Merson thinks Grealish may be better suited to st...
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Lampard says key Mount attribute makes him a special talent

Date published: Monday 27th July 2020 1:23 Frank Lampard believes Mason Mount’s free-kick technique marks out the England midfielder’s true class. Chelsea boss Lampard hailed Mount for a breakthrough campaign where he has set new records at Stamford Bridge and also stepped up to international football. The 21-year-old has become Chelsea’s first academy graduate to make more than 50 appearances in his debut senior season, and toasted a fine campaign with a stunning set-piece goal against Wolves on Sunday. Mount slotted an inch-perfect free-kick and teed up Olivier Giroud at Stamford Bridge as the Blues saw off Wolves 2-0 to book their place in next term’s Champions League. The Portsmouth-born midfielder is already one of Lampa...