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‘I want to play for winners’: Chelsea target Sanchez says he’s keen to stay in London

Alexis Sanchez has hinted he will only stay at Arsenal if the team can demonstrate a "winning mentality". The Chilean forward has just 15 months to run on his current Gunners contract and there is fear among supporters that he will leave in the summer. Chelsea are interested in landing the 28-year-old and, in a boost to the Premier League leaders, Sanchez has confirmed he wants to remain in London. "I am happy in London and I hope to finish my contract there (at Arsenal)," Sanchez told El Grafico. "I like to stay in ...

Date Posted,March 29, 2017
City’s De Bruyne dismisses keyboard warriors’ digs at ‘lazy, spoiled footballers’

Kevin de Bruyne has dismissed the growing criticism of footballers as “banter”. Players are under more scrutiny than every because social media has given every fan a voice, but De Bruyne claims he does not let it bother him. The Manchester City forward ignores the accusation that footballers have cushy lives, insisting they work hard for the team. “I don’t really care, because that is everywhere,” said the Belgium international, set to face Arsenal on Sunday in a vital game for the top-four race. The Belgian star getting his ear ...

Date Posted,March 29, 2017
Spurs boss Pochettino rules out ever managing Barcelona for one simple reason

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has ruled out ever managing Barcelona, simply because he is a fan of rival club Espanyol. The Tottenham manager was asked to comment on speculation linking him to the post, which is set to be vacant when Luis Enrique leaves in the summer. The possibility of a move to the Catalan was strengthened when Pochettino was spotted talking to the Barcelona president during the international break. But the Spurs boss claimed there was no chance he would ever take the reins at Barcelona, for the same reason he would ...

Date Posted,March 29, 2017
‘They only care about themselves!’ Ex-Arsenal star Bentley slams Sanchez and Ozil

Former Tottenham and England star David Bentley has slammed Arsenal duo Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil and says they only ‘care about themselves’. Arsene Wenger’s future as Gunners boss continues to dominate the headlines following a dismal run of form which has seen them crash out of the Champions League in embarrassing fashion and are in grave danger of missing out on a top four finish. A large section of the Arsenal fans have shown their anger towards Wenger in recent weeks and have staged protests for calling him to resign. Arsenal's Alexis ...

Date Posted,March 29, 2017
Friday Night Football returns to Sky after FIVE-month absence with huge derby

West Ham and the police are confident Tottenham’s visit to the London Stadium will pass without any trouble after it was rearranged for a Friday night. The game will now take place 24 hours earlier on Friday May 5 after being included in the latest batch of fixtures moved for TV. There is a history of animosity between West Ham and Spurs fans, sparking fears of trouble when the two sides meet in five weeks. But West Ham have now got to grips with the security and policing issues that dogged them earlier ...

Date Posted,March 29, 2017
FIFA reveals allocation for new 48-team World Cup beginning in 2026

FIFA has announced its proposed allocation of places for the 48-team 2026 World Cup - and revealed a six-nation play-off could be used to determine the last two spots. Football's world governing body has proposed there will be 16 direct slots for European teams at the expanded tournament, which is the quota UEFA had sought. The recommendations will be submitted to be approved by the FIFA council in May. FIFA president Gianni Infantino's plan to expand the World Cup from 32 to 48 countries was given unanimous backing by the council ...

Date Posted,March 29, 2017
Liverpool is England’s top footballing city ahead of London and Manchester

Liverpool is England's top footballing city, historically speaking at least. An impressive 274 major titles have been won by teams from England’s three most successful cities - London, Liverpool and Manchester. London based clubs have won 108 of those honours which are comprised of 20 league titles 31 FA Cups, 12 League Cups, 26 Community Shields, one Champions League, nine Europa Leagues/Cup Winners Cups/UEFA Cups/Fairs Cups, one European Super Cup and no intercontinental cups. Liverpool’s two clubs have won 83 such honours and Manchester’s two clubs have also won 83. The capital has ...

Date Posted,March 29, 2017
De Gea, Costa, Torres among stars to donate signed shirts for Chapecoense charity auction

Some of the biggest names in world football have donated signed shirts and memorabilia for a charity auction in memory of the Chapecoense plane crash victims. Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea and Chelsea duo Diego Costa and Cesar Azpilicueta are among those who have signed shirts to be sold off. Former Liverpool striker Fernando Torres and Brazilian star Kaka have also signed jerseys of their current clubs. All the money raised from the auction will go towards 19 widows of those who lost their lives in the tragic clash last ...

Date Posted,March 29, 2017
Wenger orders Arsenal to man up and not blame doubts over his future for their dismal form

Arsene Wenger has told his players to stop using doubts over his future as an excuse for bad results. Arsenal ’s dismal run of four defeats in their last five Premier League games has left boss Wenger facing the prospect of finishing outside the top four for the first time in his 21-year reign in North London. That poor stretch of form has come against a backdrop of uncertainty about Wenger's future. Even if everything points towards the 67-year-old Frenchman staying for another two years, the players genuinely have no idea. Those ...

Date Posted,March 29, 2017
Where’s Wayne? Rooney harks back to his youth as he shares throwback team photo

Wayne Rooney shared a throwback Instagram picture of him as a young schoolboy on Thursday. Rooney captioned the picture: "Liverpool Schoolboys team photo aged 10. Who can spot me? #tbt". However, the Manchester United striker is instantly recognisable in the snap by his easily distinguishable grin (back row, second left). The England forward began his football journey with Liverpool Schoolboys and his record of 72 goals in a single season for them stood until May 2010. Fast forward 21 years and Rooney is United's and England's record goal-scorer - but he has come in ...

Date Posted,March 29, 2017