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XI Of The Best Premier League Bargain Buys

With the opening of the January transfer window just a few days away, Pundit Arena takes a look at some of the Premier League’s greatest bargain buys. _____ Goalkeeper: Peter Schmeichel (Manchester United): £500,000 A lock for this position, Peter Schmeichel is arguably the greatest goalkeeper to ever play in the Premier League, and he only cost Sir Alex Ferguson …

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Report: Arsenal Agree Deal For Leverkusen Keeper Leno

Arsenal have agreed a deal to sign German international keeper, Bernd Leno for an initial €22m (£19.2m) from Bayer Leverkusen according to the Guardian.  Leno, who was not selected as part of this year’s German World Cup squad, is expected to sign a five-year deal at the Emirates and would be Unai Emery’s second signing of the summer after Swiss full-back Stephan …

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All Eyes On Salah As World Cup Hosts Take On Egypt

World Cup hosts Russia face an Egypt side buoyed by the likely return of star man Mohamed Salah on Tuesday knowing a win will all but guarantee a place in the last 16. Liverpool wizard Salah missed his team’s defeat to Uruguay on Friday as he struggles to recover from the shoulder injury sustained during last month’s Champions League Final. …

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Steven Gerrard Signs Liverpool’s Ovie Ejaria On Loan

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has dipped into his old club’s pool of talent, signing Ovie Ejaria on loan for his own side, Rangers. Steven Gerrard’s Rangers camp is in the process of setting up for next season’s campaign and despite the fact that the World Cup in Russia is now underway, that hasn’t stopped the Liverpudlian’s activity in the transfer …

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Premier League To Start With Huge Arsenal & City Clash

The 2018/2019 Premier League fixtures have been released today, with Champions Manchester City set to travel to Arsenal on the opening weekend.  The new season begins on Saturday, August 11th with newly promoted Fulham hosting a London derby against Palace, Leicester City travelling to Manchester United and Championship winners Wolves facing Everton at Molyneux in the pick of the fixtures. …

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Graham Burke Completes Move To Preston North End

Shamrock Rovers standout Graham Burke has officially completed his move across the water to Championship outfit, Preston North End. One of the country’s brightest talents has made an exciting move to the Championship following a few weeks of speculation linking him to a deal away from his current side, Shamrock Rovers. Graham Burke, 24, will join up his fellow Irishman …

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Daily Discussion: Are Southgate’s England Genuine WC Contenders?

As the 2018 World Cup edges ever closer so too does the fervour surrounding our nearest neighbours and the question that usually plagues them every fourth summer; is this finally England’s year? _____ Southgate’s band of warriors, chosen to bravely do what no men have done since ’66 departed for Russia this week under an unfamiliar guise. The passion amongst …

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Four Signs Unai Emery Is Taking Arsenal In The Right Direction

With the Wenger era coming to a close after an incredible 22 years, we take a look at why Unai Emery’s Arsenal can write a new chapter in history. _____ 1. Emery is aware of Arsenal’s worrying predicament   In his first press conference as Arsenal boss, Unai Emery acknowledged the “big challenge” that was ahead of Arsenal, as he …

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Freddie Ljungberg Returns To Arsenal As U23 Coach

Former Arsenal star Freddie Ljungberg has returned to the Premier League club as Under-23 head coach. Ljungberg helped Arsenal win the Premier League twice and the FA Cup three times in a nine-year spell from 1998 to 2007. He scored 46 goals in 216 appearances for Arsenal and, after retiring in 2014, the Sweden winger spent a season coaching Arsenal’s …

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Gareth Southgate’s Handling Of Raheem Sterling Made Him Stand Out As A Unique England Manager

BURTON-UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND - AUGUST 29: Raheem Sterling speaks with England Manager Gareth Southgate during a England training session ahead of their World Cup Qualifiers against Malta and Slovakia at St Georges Park on August 29, 2017 in Burton-upon-Trent, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Had Gareth Southgate dropped Raheem Sterling for England’s penultimate friendly game against Nigeria last weekend, following the Manchester City forward’s punctuality misdemeanour, there isn’t any doubt it would have attracted more negative attention upon the England camp than would have been necessary. As it happened, Southgate, just days away from overseeing England’s first fixture in the 2018 World Cup, played …

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Lyon Release Statement Ending Negotiations With Liverpool For Fekir

Fekir Liverpool

A sensational last-minute collapse has occurred regarding the saga of Nabil Fekir. For all intents and purposes, Fekir’s move to Liverpool looked to be a done deal as recently as yesterday. His current club Lyon called reports of the transfer yesterday ‘fake news’, a call which today was refuted by the president of the French football federation (FFF), Nool Le Graet, who …

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Fekir Has Had Liverpool Medical, Says French Football Boss

The president of the French football federation  (FFF) said on Saturday that Lyon’s Nabil Fekir would join Liverpool, just a day after his club called reports of the transfer “fake news”.  “Nabil Fekir is in the process of being  transferred,” Nool Le Graet told French radio. “He has undergone a medical.” Forward Fekir is in the French World Cup squad. …

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Report: United Offered Chance To Sign Bayern Striker Lewandowski

Manchester United have been offered the chance to sign Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, according to German publication, BILD. The Polish international is reportedly set to leave Munich, with a host of major European clubs vying for his signature. BILD are reporting that the German champions aren’t willing to listen to any bids under £175 million for their striker, which …

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Liverpool Legend Kenny Dalglish Awarded Knighthood

LIVERPOOL, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 07: Kenny Dalglish poses for a portrait at Anfield on June 07, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. The former footballer and manager will receive a Knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours. (Photo by Nick Taylor/Liverpool FC/Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

Legendary Liverpool player and manager Kenny Dalglish has been awarded a knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. It was confirmed on Friday that the former Scottish international, who won eight league titles and three European Cups in his playing and managerial spells at Anfield, was to be given the honour in recognition to his services to football. Arise, Sir Kenny!https://t.co/bQlt2zmiCL …

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Liverpool Confirm The Summer Departure Of Emre Can

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - MARCH 17: Emre Can of Liverpool picks up an injury which results in him being taken off during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Watford at Anfield on March 17, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images)

Liverpool have finally confirmed one of the worst-kept secrets in football – Emre Can is to leave the club in the summer. The Premier League side confirmed on Friday afternoon (via their retained list) that the German international’s four-year spell at Anfield has officially come to an end after both parties failed to come to an agreement regarding a new …

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Amazon To Stream Premier League Matches From 2019/20 Onwards

In a massive move in the online bidding wars for sporting events, Amazon have secured the rights to broadcast Premier League matchups from 2019/20 onwards. Streaming giants Amazon announced today that they have bought the rights to show 52 Premier League matchups a season starting after the 2018/19 season’s conclusion. Available to those who have an Amazon Prime membership – …

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