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Arsenal Boss Targets German International As Stopgap For Coquelin

Arsenal

Arsenal are to be without the services of their defensive midfielder Francis Coquelin for at least two months, and a stopgap in the form of Germany international Lars Bender could be brought in this January to plug the very large hole left by the Frenchman’s absence, according to Calciomercato. Coquelin limped off during the Gunners’ defeat to West Brom at the weekend …

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Tactics Truck: Van Gaal Risk Aversion Translates To Another Inglorious Stalemate

Manchester United’s last Champions League outing – a 1-0 home victory against CSKA Moscow – can now be safely filed away in the false dawn folder. That night, as crowd unrest began to build off the back of three consecutive scoreless draws, Louis Van Gaal’s side turned in an anomalous performance.Full-backs were encouraged to overlap and attackers were encouraged to attempt dribbles. The …

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Audio: The Coshcast – El Clasico Humiliation

Welcome to the Coshcast, Season 3, Episode 17! It’s El Podico! This week we inevitably start at the Bernabeu, where the white of Madrid is no longer pure after they were comprehensively beaten by Barcelona. Rumours abound that Interpol are searching for a host of missing Real Madrid midfielders. We praise Barcelona and reflect on the fact that Florentino Perez has nearly run …

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Arsenal Midfield Mainstay Out For At Least Two Months, Says Wenger

Arsenal are going to have to plan for the busy festive period without the linchpin of their midfield, Francis Coquelin.  Gunners boss Arsene Wenger confirmed today that the French midfielder will miss at least two months of action with a knee injury. “I’m always a bit cautious because we had lots of bad surprises on the scans, but it is …

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Manchester United’s Injury Woes Worsen Ahead Of Difficult Games

Juan Mata

The build up to Manchester United’s game away to Watford on Saturday afternoon focused on the absence of Anthony Martial and Wayne Rooney. Today’s news, however, indicates that the medical staff at United will be working overtime over the next couple of days, with as many as ten players in doubt or definitely out for this week’s Champions League tie …

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Tottenham Take An Early Lead In The Top Four Race

Since the beginning of the season, West Ham have developed something of a knack for vanquishing the members of the Premier League’s elite – Arsenal, Liverpool, Man City and Chelsea have all been defeated by Slaven Bilić’s side. One could be forgiven, then, for thinking that Tottenham were about to go the same way in Sunday afternoon’s fixture at White …

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Watch: Daley Blind Had An Interesting Game Vs Watford

Daley Blind starred in Manchester United’s 2-1 win over Watford, but the result wasn’t without it’s troubles. The Dutchman made one hell of a contribution to United’s move to the top of the Premier League in today’s hard-fought win at Vicarage Road. Daley Blind is a monster. 49 passes, most touches, almost had that sick assist. All from Left Back. — …

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Manchester United’s Herrera Picks New Signing As Fastest Teammate He’s Played With

Manchester United’s creative midfielder Ander Herrera was the latest player picked to answer questions for United’s official website’s ‘With and Against’ feature.  The 26-year-0ld Spain underage international is tasked with answering questions about players he’s had the pleasure of featuring in the same team as and opponents who he’s been most impressed by. While some of his answers may appear biased at …

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When Will Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil Gain The Recognition He Deserves?

Mesut Ozil’s assist recently against Tottenham took him to ten so far this season. A quite staggering number for a team who are regularly ridiculed for not possessing a proven goalscorer. So why are the likes of Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy getting more praise than Ozil for their performances? Granted we should not look down our noses at their respective figures so …

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Ospreys Wing Walker Takes Ryan Giggs-Esque Approach To Hamstring Recovery

Ospreys’ Eli Walker is to take a rather imaginative, albeit an increasingly popular, approach to his hamstring recovery.   Walker has been tormented by problems in that area for much of his career and has now taken up what appears to be a growing phenomenon amongst professional sports people. The Wales international has taken a leaf out of Ryan Giggs’ book in order to improve …

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An Examination Of The Manchester United Manager’s ‘Style’ Of Play

The most damning accusation so often levelled at Manchester United’s Dutch manager, Louis van Gaal, is his team’s style of play. But how United play is completely void of just that, style. So painfully boring is United’s play that during the several goalless draws in recent times the anger in the ground was palpable, despite the not wholly negative results. …

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There’s Some Fantastic News For Liverpool Fans On The Attacking Front

Liverpool

Liverpool fans will be waking up happy today in the knowledge that new boss Jurgen Klopp has just welcomed injury-plagued Daniel Sturridge back to first team training, according to Sky Sports. The Reds frontman has had an awful time of it when it comes to injuries, having only returned to full training after a summer of rehabilitation in America when a training ground …

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Rising Manchester United Star Explains How He Almost Joined The Club’s Biggest Rival

One of Manchester United’s rising stars, Jesse Lingard, has detailed how he was close to joining the Old Trafford club’s biggest rival. Growing up in Warrington, a town positioned halfway between the cities of Liverpool and Manchester, it’s no surprise that the Anfield club were also interested in his services. Speaking to MUTV (via manutd.com), Lingard explains that he had a decision …

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Arsenal Fans Will Hope Chile Boss Is Being Overly Pessimistic About Sanchez’s Calf Problem

Alexis Sanchez

Arsenal can ill afford to suffer another injury setback, particularly to one of their top stars, Alexis Sanchez.  However, word coming from the Chile camp of late far from resembles utter optimism for the wellbeing of the 26-year-old, with their coach, Jorge Sampaoli, waiting ‘until the last minute to see’ if Sanchez is fit to feature in their World Cup qualifier …

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Video: It’s 13 Years Today Since Henry Scored One Of The Greatest North London Derby Goals Ever

13 years ago today, Arsenal legend Thierry Henry scored one of the greatest goals the north London derby has ever witnessed.  Spurs came to Highbury looking to improve on their eight place position while the Gunners were attempting to leapfrog Liverpool into top spot. Arsene Wenger’s side certainly rose to that task by beating their neighbours convincingly, sticking away three goals …

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