ARSENAL INTERESTED IN BAGGIES GOALKEEPER – JOURNALIST

  • Posted on: 23 July 2021

Arsenal are interested in a deal for West Brom goalkeeper Sam Johnstone this summer according to respected English journalist David Ornstein who writes for The Athletic. It was revealed that the Gunners have already approached the Baggies in the bid to sign the England international.

Arsenal are in the market for a new shot stopper and England international Johnstone has been identified for the role. The Gunners need a new goalkeeper following the exit of Australian national team shot stopper Mat Ryan. Ryan left the club after the end of his loan deal at Arsenal from Brighton and he has since signed for Real Sociedad in the Spanish La Liga. Icelandic international goalkeeper Alex Runnarson is another first team player still at Arsenal but he's expected to leave this summer either on loan or permanently.

EVERTON RIVAL ARSENAL FOR WHITE

  • Posted on: 17 July 2021

Everton have reportedly shown their interest in signing Brighton and Hove Albion defender Ben White this summer. The Toffees showed their interest in signing White as reported by various media outlets due to the request from new manager Rafael Benitez. Spanish tactician Benitez was recently appointed the new Everton manager on a three-year deal despite his previous affiliation with Liverpool.

The Toffees have appointed Benitez despite the fact that he took charge of Merseyside rivals Liverpool for several years and even won two major trophies for the Reds. While Benitez was the Liverpool manager when the club won the Champions League title in 2005 and the FA Cup title in 2006.

ARSENAL REBUFFED IN APPROACH FOR WHITE

  • Posted on: 26 June 2021

Premier League giants Arsenal have been rebuffed after making a concrete move to sign England international BenWhite from Brighton and Hove Albion. The Gunners had previously been linked with an interest in the newly capped England man and they have now followed up their interest with a first offer for the former Leeds United defender.

Sky Sports News revealed earlier on Wednesday that the Gunners made a £40m bid for England international Ben White but the offer was turned down by the Seagulls. It has been reported that Brighton want at least £50m for White who's presently with the England squad at the ongoing Euro 2020 tournament.

UEFA CONFIRMS SQUAD SIZE INCREASE

  • Posted on: 10 May 2021

European football governing body, UEFA, has confirmed the squad increase from 23 to 26 ahead of the European Championships this summer.

The 2020 European Championships tagged Euro 2020 was initially scheduled to hold last summer before it was postponed as a result of the dreaded COVID-19 pandemic. The tournament will now hold this summer.

The squad expansion from 23 to 26 was recommended by the European football body's national teams committee and has been approved in time for the start of the tournament next month.

MOURINHO DISAGREES WITH UNITED MANAGER SOLSKJÆR

  • Posted on: 7 May 2021

Manchester United travel to the Tottenham Hotspur stadium on Sunday to play their next Premier game against José Mourinho's men and even though the game has not been taken to the pitch yet, it has already started off it. Ahead of the much-anticipated clash between the two sides, both managers were having their press conferences and Mourinho disagreed with a comment the United manager made at his own conference.

In his press conference, Solksjær was quizzed about his progress with the United team and he had a couple of things to say. In response to the question, the Red Devils' manager said trophies do not prove progress that much, insisting that the team progress can be measured by how much togetherness is in the squad, and how improved the performances on the pitch are.

KANE MATCHED BY SALAH

  • Posted on: 26 April 2021

Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah has drawn level with Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane in the battle for the Golden Boot Award in the Premier League this season after he scored in the comeback win over Aston Villa at the weekend.

Salah was on target against Villa, while England player Kane could not score for Spurs in the defeat to Manchester United at home. Kane and Spurs were on the receiving end of a 3-1 loss at the hands of the Red Devils.

All of this leaves them even, and OlyBet make them both exactly the same odds to win too, with it being a very much two-horse race to the title.

ENGLAND DUO TO MISS QUALIFIER

  • Posted on: 2 April 2021

The Three Lions of England duo of Marcus Rashford and Bukayo Saka are expected to miss out on the start of the qualifiers ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup tournament in Qatar next year as they continue to struggle with injury.

Rashford and Saka won't be risked when England face minnows San Marino on Thursday night in what's the first game of the World Cup 2022 qualifiers for the two teams. Rashford picked up an injury in the Europa League round of 16 second leg clash at AC Milan last week amd the injury forced him to miss the FA Cup elimination at the hands of hosts Leicester City at the weekend.

FERNANDES, KANE CLOSE GOLDEN BOOT GAP

  • Posted on: 25 March 2021

The duo of Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane and Manchester United talisman Bruno Fernandes have closed the gap on Liverpool attacker Mohamed Salah in the race to win the Premier League Golden Boot for this season.

Salah has won the Golden Boot Award in two of his three seasons in the top flight of club football in England and a third Golden Boot Award is in serious doubt due to his recent form in front of goal.

MUSIALA MAKES CHAMPIONS LEAGUE HISTORY

  • Posted on: 10 March 2021

England youngster Jamal Musiala wrote his name in Champions League history after he was on target for defending champions Bayern Munich during the comprehensive victory over hosts Lazio in what was the first leg of their last 16 tie.

The England man scored the second goal for Bayern Munich to become the youngest English goalscorer in Champions League history at the age of 17 years and 363 days. England youngster Jamal Musiala is also the youngest Champions League goalscorer for Bayern Munich. By netting the second goal for Bayern Munich at the home of Lazio, the young England midfielder became the second youngest goalscorer in the Champions League knockout stage behind Spanish player Bojan Krkic, who achieved the feat in the colours of Spanish La Liga giants Barcelona.

TRIPPIER OUT OF KEY MATCHES

  • Posted on: 15 February 2021

There is now a significant possibility that Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier could be unavailable for England at the Euro 2020 due to a ban received for betting offences.

The right back was found guilty of committing many betting offences ahead of his move to Spanish football in 2019. As a result, he has now been banned for 10 matches along with a fine of £ 70,000. FIFA have confirmed that the ban comes into effect immediately and that the defender will be unavailable for several matches for Atletico Madrid – including the last 16 Champions League game against Chelsea.

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