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How Barcelona’s Summer Turned Into One Humiliation After Another

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This summer began just like any other at Barcelona, but by the end, it had dramatically altered the outside perception of the club and laid the groundwork for an almighty power struggle. The biggest surprise of Spanish deadline day was Barcelona’s general lack of activity. The deficiencies in their squad are no secret and yet those deficiencies remain. Their pointless courting …

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£70m-Rated Manchester United Midfield Target Open To Offers [Report]

BARCELONA, SPAIN - MARCH 08: Marco Verratti and Julian Draxler of PSG appeal as Barcelona are awarded a penalty during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain at Camp Nou on March 8, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

The fallout from last week’s historic Champions League victory for Barcelona, as they came from 4-0 down to defeat Paris Saint-Germain, has gone to a new level with star midfielder Marco Verratti now reportedly wanting to leave the French champions. According to Mundo Deportivo (via The Sun), the 24-year-old Italian is now ready to walk away from Paris upset at claims his …

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PSG’s Marco Verratti Stakes Claim As Europe’s Greatest Midfielder

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Barcelona’s Andres Iniesta has been at the pinnacle of the European game for over a decade. Tonight’s match against PSG served as a changing of the guard with the little Spanish wizard passing on the mantle of Europe’e best midfielder to Italian Marco Verratti. In truth Iniesta and indeed his Barcelona side have been in steady decline for the last …

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Five Star Replacements For Santi Cazorla At Arsenal – And Ranking The Likelihood Of Their Arrival

Premier League

Arsene Wenger’s reluctance to admit that Santi Cazorla will be offered a new deal with Arsenal surely points to the exit door for the Spaniard. With Cazorla’s departure imminent in the summer, Wenger’s search for a replacement has surely gotten underway. We’ve tried out hand at scouring the globe for the best talent that would fit Arsenal’s ethos as well …

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Arsenal Fans Rue Missed Opportunity As Twitter Reacts To PSG Draw

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Arsenal fans were left wondering ‘what if’ as an equaliser from Lucas Moura prevented the Gunners from topping Group A going into the final round of fixtures in the Champions League. Edinson Cavani had slid the Parisians into the lead after a fine pass from Blaise Matuidi, but Alexis Sanchez was fouled in the box on the stroke of half-time …

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Our Predicted Arsenal Team To Beat PSG And Finally Claim Top Spot In Their Champions League Group

Unlike previous seasons, Arsenal find themselves in the position of having already qualified from their Champions League group. In addition, tonight’s fixture against Paris Saint-Germain not only provides the Gunners with the opportunity to qualify with a game to spare, but do so as a group winner, handing Arsene Wenger’s side the chance to secure an easier draw in the last 16, …

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UEFA To Issue Mystifying Update On Olivier Giroud – Marco Verratti Incident [Report]

Paris Saint-Germain v Arsenal FC - UEFA Champions League

Olivier Giroud was sent off against Paris Saint-Germain. Arsenal fans were left aghast when Olivier Giroud was sent off against Paris Saint-Germain earlier this week for two bookable offences. Already carrying a yellow card, Giroud received a second yellow card after challenging PSG’s Marco Verratti for possession. Although the Arsenal striker made contact with the Italian, Verratti dramatically fell to the floor, before he quickly began protesting …

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Arsenal Cannot Appeal Olivier Giroud’s Red Card Against Paris Saint-Germain

Paris Saint-Germain v Arsenal FC - UEFA Champions League

Olivier Giroud faces a ban after being sent off last night. Olivier Giroud was rightly angered last night, after being sent off following a controversial incident with Paris Saint-Germain’s Marco Verratti. Already carrying a yellow card, Giroud challenged the Italian midfielder for possession, after which Verratti dramatically fell to the floor. The PSG player quickly began protesting in the direction of the referee, before Marquinhos …

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Footage Illustrates How Marco Verratti Got Olivier Giroud Sent Off

Paris Saint-Germain v Arsenal FC - UEFA Champions League

Olivier Giroud was sent off after picking up two yellow cards last night. Arsenal were able to take many positives from last night’s draw with Paris Saint-Germain. Apart from picking up a point away from home, the performances of Alex Iwobi and David Ospina raise a number of selection dilemmas for Arsene Wenger. Nevertheless, Arsenal were fortunate to come away from the Parc des …

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Report: Manchester United Preparing £79 Million Bid For PSG Star

Man United

With the arrival of José Mourinho, there is a lot of hype around Manchester United’s transfer activity. The Red Devils are being linked with several stars of world football, most notably Zlatan Ibrahimovic. While the Swedish striker would undoubtedly be a major coup, Mourinho will also appreciate the importance of investing in the future. According to a report today in …

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Opinion: Five Players Manchester United Must Sign This Summer

As Manchester United attempt to return to the summit of English football once again after a dire three seasons by their standards, they must finally land the key signings that will enable them to do so. Having already acquired Jose Mourinho as Manchester United boss, a proven winner with a reputation in the game fitting for a club like Manchester …

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A ‘Best XI’ Of Players Not Going To Euro 2016

PORTO ALEGRE, BRAZIL - JUNE 15: Karim Benzema of France celebrates after scoring his team's third goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group E match between France and Honduras at Estadio Beira-Rio on June 15, 2014 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Euro 2016 kicks off in anger at the Stade de France on June 10th, but some of Europe’s top players will have to watch it at home on their televisions. There can, of course, only be room for 552 players – and for whatever reason (injuries, suspensions, arguments with the manager etc.) some will miss out. There are more players …

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Verratti Is Open To Premier League Move But Flattered By Barcelona

The Paris Saint Germain midfielder would be a coup for any English club. Speaking to Goal.com, the young Italian, who has garnered rave reviews and comparisons to legendary compatriot Andrea Pirlo, was coy about his future destination. “You never know what can happen in the future,” he stated. “I am fine where I am now and I am not thinking about a transfer. I …

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What A Perfect Summer Looks Like for Manchester United

Manchester United need another summer of financial excess. Here’s what breaking the piggy bank could get them.    Although Manchester United have been hovering around the automatic Champions League places this year, holding 3rd or 4th position since match day 11, it is clear that there is still something missing from the team. The fans want to push for the …

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Five World Cup Midfielders For Louis Van Gaal To Watch

With Louis Van Gaal set to begin his reign as Manchester United coach after the World Cup, the one position he is in desperate need of sorting out is midfield. With Darren Fletcher and Michael Carrick seemingly in the twilight of their careers, and Tom Cleverley not living up to his potential, a new man in the middle of the park is needed. …

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