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Lebouef blasts Fernandes after United lose to Villareal
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Lebouef blasts Fernandes after United lose to Villareal

Frank LeBouef has revealed that he was disappointed and annoyed by Bruno Fernandes' underwhelming performance for Manchester United in the Europa League final against Villareal. The Portuguese star deputized as United captain in the absence of the injured Harry Maguire but was unable to inspire the team to victory which crowned another trophyless season for the Red Devils. The Red Devils appeared to be on course after drawing level through Edinson Cavani but the Yellow Submarines neutralized their threats with ease and triumphed in the ensuing marathon penalty shootout. Fernandes converted his penalty kick to keep the Red Devils on course for the title but was nullified for a very large part of the 120 minutes of action and the former Chelsea star was angered by his constant compl...
Unai Emery is the man of the UEFA Cup/Europa League
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Unai Emery is the man of the UEFA Cup/Europa League

Villareal emerged victoriously over Manchester United in the 2020/21 Europa League final on Wednesday night and the managerial king of the Europa Unai Emery was on hand to put things in place to ensure that his side wrestled the silverware from the Red Devils successfully. Manchester United were favorites going into the game on paper but found themselves a goal down in the first half by a Gerard Moreno goal in the 29th minute. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and his men had to fight hard and come from behind to draw level through Edinson Cavani in the 55th minute. One would have thought it would be all Man United from them on, but this was not the case as the Yellow Submarines from Spain were determined to win the trophy and held on till penalties. Meanwhile, this competition has been who...
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Unai Emery preferred Wilfried Zaha to Nicolas Pepe

Unai Emery has revealed that he would have preferred signing Wilfried Zaha over Nicolas Pepe. It can be recalled that Arsenal smashed their club record in August 2019 to sign Pepe from Ligue 1 outfit Lille in a deal worth £72 million. Since then, the Ivory Coast international has endured a mixed campaign as he needed time to adapt to life in the Premier League. The 24-year-old had scored 6 goals in 32 games for Arsenal this season before the league was suspended due to the coronavirus outbreak. Unai Emery was hired as Arsenal boss in May 2018 after Arsene Wenger's departure. However, he was relieved of his managerial duties in November 2019 after managing for a season-and-a-half at the Emirates. THE BEST FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS FOR MAY 16 2020 Emery noted that Pepe's slow start fo...
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Wilshere: Unai Emery asked me to leave Arsenal despite contract talks

West Ham midfielder Jack Wilshere has disclosed that he was negotiating with former club Arsenal for a new contract before Unai Emery came in and ensured that he left the Emirates. He made 198 appearances for the Gunners after becoming part of the first team in 2008 at the age of 16. His career has been hampered by recurring injuries since then, although he played more than 40 games under Arsene Wenger in all competitions in his final season. The Englishman was keen on a new Arsenal contract but Unai Emery had his plans: "I got offered a new deal and I wasn't really happy with it, but Arsene was doing everything he could for me," Wilshere told Arsenal's Lockdown podcast. "We got to a point where I'd almost agreed it then the news came that Arsene was leaving, and I just thought...
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Ceballos reveals why he stayed put at Arsenal

Dani Ceballos has revealed that he chose to remain at Arsenal to repay the faith shown in him by the club after signing him on loan from Real Madrid last summer. The Spain midfielder moved to the Emirates in July 2019 to get more first-team action ahead of the upcoming Euro 2020 competition. He started off brilliantly but a combination of injuries and departure of Unai Emery has affected his chances at the club. Reports were rife that he could leave in January as Valencia were keen for him to end his loan contract and move to the Mestalla. However, the 23-year-old insisted on staying and wants to repay the faith that has been shown in him by the club and fans. READ: Hierro – Sergio Ramos is an anomaly In a chat with Marca, Ceballos said: “I have never had a quiet transfer marke...
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We know how to play under Arteta – Ozil aims dig at Emery

Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil has aimed another swipe at former club manager Unai Emery suggesting that players never understood how the Spaniard wanted them to play in his time as manager of the club. The German fell out of favor under Emery but has been highly involved since the appointment of Mikel Arteta, and believes that there is still hope of a top-five finish for the club under the new boss. He also believes that there is a clear message from Arteta on his playing philosophy at the club. In a chat with The National, whilst speaking on tactics, Ozil said: “Everyone knows. Even the players – let’s say that after 60 or 70 minutes, if that player’s changing, everyone knows now in which position they have to play or how [the manager] wants to attack or make a lot of pressure on th...
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Wolves boss Espirito Santo favorite to replace Emery at Arsenal

Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo has emerged as the leading candidate to replace Unai Emery at Arsenal if he eventually gets the boot for a string of poor performances by Arsenal's standards. Arsenal slumped to a sixth consecutive game without a win after the 2 all draw against Southampton at the Emirates on Saturday. The result effectively meant that Unai Emery is overseeing the club's worst run of form in 20 years. This has resulted in more calls for his contract to be terminated. Regardless, the former Paris Saint-Germain boss will be in the dugout when Arsenal face Bundesliga outfit Eintracht Frankfurt in the Europa League on Thursday at the Emirates. GET THE LATEST FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS FOR TODAY Live Football Streaming Over 1.5 Goals predictions for today BTTS Tips fo...
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Report – Arsenal players have lost faith in Unai Emery

Arsenal players no longer believe in Unai Emery after the shocking draw against Southampton at the Emirates left them 8 points off the top 4. The result saw the Gunners go six games without a win and are currently 8th in the Premier League. According to The Telegraph, the players are bemused by the Spaniard's selections, tactics, and instructions as sentiments that he should be sacked for Arsenal to get back on track continues to grow. “There is no identity to the team and the players do not see any progress. “The recent performances and results have had a big impact on the belief of the squad. “Does anybody still think they can qualify for the Champions League under the coach? I don’t think so.” GET THE LATEST FOOTBALL PREDICTIONS FOR TODAY Live Football Streaming Ove...
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Granit Xhaka to receive counselling from Arsenal

Arsenal will offer counseling and other supportive measures to club captain Granit Xhaka as talks on if he should remain as captain or not continue after he swore at home fans. It can be recalled that the 27-year-old Switzerland international cupped his ears and told supporters to f**k off as they jeered him when he was being substituted in the 2 all draw against Crystal Palace at the Emirates on Sunday. He also snubbed an attempted handshake from boss Unai Emery and took off his jersey before heading for the tunnel. Since then, reports suggest that he has held three meetings with Unai Emery, with the club prioritizing his welfare over any quick decision on his captainship of the team. It is believed that Xhaka's outburst was due to cumulative issues that have built up over time, ...
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Unai Emery insists he has club’s backing to drop Ozil

Unai Emery has insisted that he has the support of the Arsenal hierarchy in his continued displacement of Mesut Ozil from the team. Mesut Ozil has not been named in the last 5 matchday squads and the Arsenal boss' response on the reasons for the German's exclusion has left more to be desired, considering he's the club's highest-paid player in history. Meanwhile, Ozil has been posting some cryptic messages on social media and recently admitted that he wants to remain at the club and will fight hard to regain his place in the team. The Arsenal side has been lacking creativity in recent games and this has resulted in the player garnering support from fans who believe he has more to offer the team. More so, due to the fact that Emery has played five different players in Ozil's positio...