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Watch: Sublime Pass From Ozil Helps Arsenal To Half-Time Lead

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Arsenal are leading at half-time for the first time this season after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang strike in the 13th minute against Burnley. It was a neat finish from the 29-year-old past Joe Hart but Mesult Ozil is the player receiving all the plaudits after his sensational curling pass set up the effort. There was much speculation about the German’s future at the …

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Benitez Watched Father Ted & Dad’s Army To Improve English

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Newcastle manager, Rafa Benitez, has revealed that he relied on various sitcoms and the music of ‘The Beatles’ when he first arrived in England in 2004. According to BBC Sport, the 58-year-old Spaniard is a huge fan of English sitcoms and has even borrowed phrases from ‘Dads Army’ for his team talks after Newcastle failed to win any of their …

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Klopp Gets Christmas Wish As Liverpool Lie Top Of The Table

Liverpool passed another stringent test of their Premier League title credentials as Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk gave them a 2-0 victory at Wolverhampton on Friday that guarantees top spot at Christmas. Salah’s 11th goal of the season was a classy one and helped subdue a dangerous Wolves side who had made a lively start. The home side continued …

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Spurs Must Put Pochettino Distraction Aside To Stay In Hunt

Tottenham Hotspur have had to cope with the unwanted attention manager Mauricio Pochettino has received this week in the wake of Jose Mourinho’s sacking with the Argentine now favourite to be Manchester United’s next permanent manager. Pochettino has enough to contend with in his current job over the next 10 days with Spurs facing four winnable fixtures, starting at Everton …

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Solskjaer Talks Tough: ‘Maybe I Should Get The Hairdryer Out’

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he will be no pushover as he attempts to save Manchester United’s season, vowing to get the best out of Paul Pogba, who fell out spectacularly with Jose Mourinho. Former Old Trafford favourite Solskjaer – known in his playing days as the “Baby-faced Assassin”, has been appointed as caretaker manager until the end of the season …

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Liverpool See Off Wolves And Win Six In A Row

Liverpool maintained their stranglehold on the Premier League top spot on a harsh winter night at the Molineux. The Friday night fixture afforded the Reds an opportunity to steal a march on Manchester City, and a strong starting eleven took full advantage. Wolves have been in some good form of their own, winning their last three games including a victory …

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Alexis Sanchez Emphatically Denies WhatsApp Bet Story

Though Manchester United have already installed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager for the rest of the season, the fallout from Jose Mourinho’s departure still carries on. This has mainly focused on the much-scrutinised relationship between Mourinho and Paul Pogba, but this morning saw another star in Alexis Sanchez being cited as a Jose detractor. The Sun reported that Sanchez celebrated …

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Unai Emery Insists Ozil Has A Future With Arsenal

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Mesut Ozil will return to the Arsenal squad for Saturday’s Premier League visit of Burnley, with manager Unai Emery saying he believes the midfielder has a future at the Emirates Stadium. Ozil did not make the substitutes’ bench for the League Cup quarter-final defeat to rivals Tottenham in midweek and has been on the fringes of the team in recent …

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Hazard Set For ‘False Nine’ Role Again For Striker-Less Chelsea

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri is contemplating deploying Eden Hazard as a “false nine” for a third straight Premier League game to set him “free”. The Blues, fourth in the Premier League, play Leicester on Saturday, after beating champions Manchester City and then Brighton without fielding a recognised striker in the starting line-up. Olivier Giroud played the full game as Chelsea …

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Roy Keane: ‘Weak’ Man United Players “Get Away With Murder”

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Roy Keane has launched another scathing attack on the players of Manchester United, accusing them of hiding from criticism and throwing Jose Mourinho under the bus. After months of poor performances and rumours of a divided dressing room, Mourinho was sacked on Tuesday, to be replaced, temporarily, by United legend, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Speaking on BBC Radio 5 Live, former …

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Solskjaer Would ‘Love’ To Be Full-Time Man United Boss

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told his first official press conference as Manchester United’s caretaker manager that he would relish the opportunity to be the permanent boss. The 45-year-old Norwegian, a legendary former player at Old Trafford, has been appointed interim boss until the end of the season, replacing Jose Mourinho, who was sacked on Tuesday. Solskjaer, on loan from Norway’s Molde, …

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Kevin De Bruyne Upbeat As He Bids To Put Injuries Behind Him

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The return of Kevin De Bruyne to action for Manchester City is a major boost for Pep Guardiola as his team brace for a punishing programme over the festive period. The Belgium international, who has been limited to just 96 minutes of league football so far this season, started the midweek League Cup quarter-final against Leicester, which City won on …

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The FPL Fairy Outlines The Key Picks For Christmas

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The Fantasy Premier League Fairy is back with his top picks for the Christmas period (Gameweeks 18-21). ­­­­­­­­­­­­­_____ As there are one, two and three days between four gameweeks over the Christmas, I have decided to merge my picks into a summary of selections for each position. The player picks were made to include premium, mid-priced and budget assets as …

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An Insight Into Norway’s Reaction To Solskjaer’s United Appointment

Pundit Arena spoke with Norwegian football writer Thore Haugstad to get an insight into how Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s appointment as Manchester United manager has been viewed back in his home country of Norway. ___ Pundit Arena: Thore, firstly great to speak with you, what has been the Norwegian general public’s reaction to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s appointment as Manchester United manager? …

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Spurs Official Shuts Down Reporter Over Poch To United Question

On Tuesday morning Manchester United announced that they would be parting company with manager Jose Mourinho following the Portuguese’s two and a half years at Old Trafford. Mourinho had a difficult final season at the Manchester club, with United slipping 19 points off the top of the table following what has been their worst start to a campaign in 28 …

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Jose Mourinho “Immensely Proud” To Have Managed Manchester United

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Jose Mourinho said on Wednesday he is “immensely proud” of his time at Manchester United but refused to delve into the issues that played a part in his Old Trafford exit. Club bosses sacked the Portuguese manager on Tuesday following a 3-1 defeat at Anfield that left the 20-times champions an embarrassing 19 points behind league leaders Liverpool after just …

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Mourinho: ‘I Have A Future Without Manchester United’

Jose Mourinho said on Wednesday he has a “future without Manchester United”, speaking for the first time since he was sacked by the Premier League club. The Old Trafford hierarchy sacked Mourinho in the aftermath of Sunday’s 3-1 defeat at Anfield that left the 20-times champions an embarrassing 19 points behind league leaders Liverpool after just 17 matches. But the …

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