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Arsenal player ratings vs Newcastle as Willian drops horrorshow in FA Cup win | Football | Sport

Arsenal managed a win over Newcastle in the FA Cup deep into extra-time after a dire affair at the Emirates. Mikel Arteta made a number of changes but still fielding a strong XI including Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Nicolas Pepe, Willian, David Luiz and Kieran Tierney. Emile Smith Rowe opened the scoring with an outstanding finish from a tough angle following a Ciaran Clark mishap in the second-half of extra-time. Aubameyang made sure of the result with a tap-in but it was all about Kieran Tierney, who put it on a plate…

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Gabriel Martinelli injury: Footage emerges as Arsenal star suffers ankle issue in warm-up | Football | Sport

Arsenal winger Gabriel Martinelli could be facing yet another injury setback after he appeared to pick up a new problem during the warm-up ahead of the FA Cup third round clash with Newcastle United on Saturday. The Brazilian forward fell to the floor clutching his ankle in pain during a passing drill before kick-off, and was promptly replaced by Reiss Nelson in the starting lineup. Martinelli looked to be in some distress as he limped off, flanked by two physios who led him back down the tunnel at the Emirates…

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Liverpool legend Steve Nicol concerned about Reds star who ‘has to improve a tonne’ | Football | Sport

Liverpool star Trent Alexander-Arnold has come under fire from Steve Nicol after his poor performances of late. The England international was dropped against Aston Villa for the FA Cup which the Reds won. Liverpool legend Nicol has blasted Alexander-Arnold after a drop off in form in recent weeks. It comes at a time when the Reds are looking to bounce back from some poor results. Jurgen Klopp has seen his side fail to win in three Premier League outings, with draws against West Brom and Newcastle as well as losing…

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Arsenal handed transfer blow as Valencia keen on ‘affordable’ Mikel Arteta January target | Football | Sport

Arsenal will face stiff competition from Spanish side Valencia for the signature of Emiliano Buendia this month, according to reports. The Norwich City forward has been linked with a move to north London in recent weeks, with the 24-year-old continuing to impress on a regular basis for the Championship table-toppers. Buendia was widely expected to leave the Norfolk club during the summer after their relegation from the Premier League was confirmed, but ultimately remained with the Canaries amid reported transfer interest from a host of top-flight sides. He has provided…

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Man Utd squad for Watford FA Cup showdown revealed – no Pogba, Lindelof or Shaw | Football | Sport

Manchester United have named a strong squad for their FA Cup showdown with Watford on Saturday night. The Red Devils take on the Hornets seeking a return to winning ways, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side losing 2-0 to Manchester City in midweek. And it seems they’ll be deploying a strong side for the match at Old Trafford. United are seeking a first FA Cup triumph since 2016, back when Louis van Gaal ruled the Old Trafford roost. And the Red Devils have now confirmed their squad for the match at…

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Chelsea next manager: Ralph Hasenhuttl’s stance on replacing Frank Lampard revealed | Football | Sport

Chelsea reportedly have interest in Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl amid Frank Lampard’s current woes over at Stamford Bridge. But the Saints manager won’t leave his post midway through the season, despite the Blues being big admirers. Lampard is under pressure in west London, with his side struggling of late. Chelsea were planning for a top-two finish at the start of the campaign, with Roman Abramovich thinking the club had enough to challenge for the Premier League title. But the Blues have been woeful of late, winning just one of their…

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Liverpool advised to sign ‘best central defender this season’ who is similar to Van Dijk | Football | Sport

Liverpool have been told that they must replace Virgil van Dijk this January transfer window with the ideal defender, who is almost like him in every way. Jurgen Klopp has already insisted that the Reds are not looking for short-term solutions this month. Liverpool have been advised to sign Jan Vestergaard to replace Van Dijk, who is out for the season. The Dutchman is currently sidelined for the season after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury against Everton in October. With Joe Gomez and Joel Matip also out, the January…

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Liverpool news: Georginio Wijnaldum warned he does not deserve new contract demands | Football | Sport

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum does not deserve to be one of the top earners at the club, according to former Tottenham striker Darren Bent. Wijnaldum is out of contract at Liverpool at the end of the season and is free to speak to foreign clubs regarding a summer transfer. Reports claim Wijnaldum wants to stay at Liverpool but would like his wages to be more comparable to the highest-paid players at Anfield. The Holland star has attracted interest from his former international boss Ronald Koeman at Barcelona. He has remained…

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Tottenham transfer news: Jose Mourinho keen on signing Liverpool target Sven Botman | Football | Sport

“I’m hearing that there have been calls from an array of English clubs, in addition to Liverpool that we told you about,” Castles added. “But no one as yet has come up with the scale of financial offer required to make that deal happen. “The consideration from Botman’s side is having just joined Lille, having moved from Ajax, having done so well in the first half of the season for Lille, is it too dangerous to move in January? “January moves are problematic, you don’t have any adaptation time.” Source…

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Man Utd news: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer names two Amad Diallo roles ahead of Watford showdown | Football | Sport

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed Amad Diallo can play on either flank ahead of his side’s FA Cup showdown with Watford on Saturday night. The 18-year-old’s move from Atalanta was confirmed on Thursday, with the teenager moving for a fee of £37million. And the Red Devils have high hopes for the teenager. United have finally signed Diallo, having announced an agreement had been reached with Atalanta back in October. The 18-year-old comes with a big reputation, having drawn comparisons with Barcelona star Lionel Messi throughout his time…

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