Day: March 25, 2020

Petit – Liverpool more impressive than Arsenal’s Invincibles
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Petit – Liverpool more impressive than Arsenal’s Invincibles

Former Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Petit has opined that Jurgen Klopp's present Liverpool team are more impressive than Arsenal's Invincibles of the 2003/04 season. The Reds are currently 25 points ahead of the second-placed team on the log after 29 games played and have lost just once this season. Petit, who played 116 times for Arsenal and won the title and FA Cup in 1998 said in a chat with the Daily Mirror: "I have huge respect for my old team-mates, but when I look at Liverpool, and what they have been doing for the past two years..."  "People are looking at them now because last year they won a European trophy, but really they have been like this for the past two or three years. "It's amazing what they are doing - it is rare to see a team winning so many games and being so d...
Watford’s Vicarage Road Stadium offered to NHS staff for support
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Watford’s Vicarage Road Stadium offered to NHS staff for support

Watford have offered Vicarage Stadium for use to a nearby hospital to help them battle the coronavirus pandemic. The stadium is close to Watford General Hospital and with football being postponed till April 30 at the earliest, the club will make the ground available for a range of NHS purposes. “We need to forget football right now and concentrate on doing all we can to support the NHS and, in particular, Watford General Hospital,” Watford chairman and chief executive Scott Duxbury said in a joint statement announcing the move. “Our proximity as a football club next door to a hospital puts us in a great position to offer help and we’re keen to do whatever we possibly can to support NHS staff and their families.” “The UK Government’s message has been about doing ‘whatever it takes’...
Sergeant Lampard to force Emerson away from Chelsea
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Sergeant Lampard to force Emerson away from Chelsea

Chelsea fullback Emerson Palmieri wants to quit the club this summer due to Frank Lampard's management style according to reports in Italy. The 25-year-old left-back has made 18 appearances for the Blues this season but played no part in the last 5 Premier League games before the suspension of the season. In that time, he made the bench just once as Lampard preferred Marcos Alonso on the left side. The Italy international's contract runs till 2022 but he has been frustrated with his situation and Tuttosport have claimed that Emerson sees Lampard as a sergeant and is not happy with the Englishman's level of control over his players. Meanwhile, Italy boss Roberto Mancini recently asked Emerson to leave Chelsea if he wanted to give himself the best chance of playing in the Euros. Mancin...
Arsenal furious with Barca for unsettling Aubameyang and opting for Lautaro Martinez
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Arsenal furious with Barca for unsettling Aubameyang and opting for Lautaro Martinez

Arsenal FC chiefs are disappointed with Barcelona for their persistent attempts to unsettle Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang at the Emirates after turning their attention to Inter Milan's Lautaro Martinez eventually. The Gabon international is set to enter the final year of his contract and has been repeatedly linked with a move to Barcelona, as they are in the market for a new striker. Therefore, the Gunners may have no choice but to cash in on the striker if he refuses to put pen to paper rather than losing him for free in a year. Barcelona's reported pursuit of the striker has unsettled him at Arsenal and the London club are unhappy with the La Liga giants, and more so after the Catalans are now pursuing Lautaro Martinez ahead of Aubameyang. READ: Spurs set to offer €40 million for Ed...