For Unai Emery and Arsenal, the honeymoon is most definitely over

For Unai Emery and Arsenal, the honeymoon is most definitely over

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Funny how we are not hearing that chant too much these days. It was ringing round the Emirates in the early weeks of the season. But after the extra energy and fight in those days, a different kind of reality is crowding in. It's too early to say that the new regime of manager Unai Emery has run out of steam. But since that 22-game unbeaten run, Arsenal have lost four of their past eight matches in all competitions. Recent defensive displays, dare we say it, have been reminiscent of the kind of performances that brought so much scorn for Arsene Wenger. The 5-1 defeat at Liverpool was an especially painful reminder of how far Emery's team are behind the title contenders.china nike nfl jerseys cheap To be fair, injuries…
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Don’t worry about Phil Foden: He will be Man City’s first academy star to shine under Pep Guardiola

Don’t worry about Phil Foden: He will be Man City’s first academy star to shine under Pep Guardiola

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It was in May 2017 that Manchester City chairman Khaldoon al-Mubarak predicted a bright future for the exciting trio of youngsters coming through the club's highly impressive Academy. Winger Jadon Sancho, forward Brahim Diaz and midfielder Phil Foden were to be the first of the homegrown products to make the grade under Pep Guardiola in a replication of the steady stream of talent (Sergio Busquets, Pedro, Thiago, Gerard Pique) that progressed to stardom during Barcelona's best years under the Catalan coach.cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale "These are players that if you ask Pep today, he will tell you they can and will be first-team players at Manchester City," Al-Mubarak said, predicting them to make the step up that summer on the preseason tour to the United States. A little less…
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Chelsea ready to loan out Morata as Sarri eyes Higuain – sources

Chelsea ready to loan out Morata as Sarri eyes Higuain – sources

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Chelsea are ready to loan out Alvaro Morata in January with Maurizio Sarri keen on bringing in Gonzalo Higuain as his replacement, sources have told ESPN FC. But sources have told ESPN FC that Sevilla's chances of loaning Morata have been complicated by Atletico Madrid's entry into the race, with manager Diego Simeone viewing the 26-year-old as a potential long-term successor to Diego Costa up front. La Liga salary restrictions mean Atletico would likely have to offload one or two players in order to take on Morata's wages, which are understood to reach £200,000-a-week when bonuses are factored in.cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale Sources have told ESPN FC that Barcelona have also been offered the chance to loan Morata, but he is not their main target. Chelsea are not prepared…
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Australia must adapt to play against Asian rivals ‘with everyone behind the ball’

Australia must adapt to play against Asian rivals ‘with everyone behind the ball’

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Australia must adapt to the defensive style of their Asian Cup opponents as they prepare for a Palestine side who could prove as troubling as Jordan were in their opener, Socceroos assistant coach Rene Meulensteen has said. Defending champions Australia suffered a surprising 1-0 loss to Jordan in their opening match in Al Ain on Sunday, dominating for long spells but unable to cancel out Anas Bani Yaseen's 26th minute header in the Group B clash at Hazza bin Zayed Stadium.cheap nike nfl jerseys wholesale "We can expect the same thing from Palestine," said the Dutchman. "It'll be a very defensive setup. This is a team that sets themselves up with everyone behind the ball. "We will have a lot of the ball and the most important thing for us…
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America’s young champions Edson Alvarez, Diego Lainez ready for Europe

America’s young champions Edson Alvarez, Diego Lainez ready for Europe

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It was the 74th minute of Mexico's third group-stage game of the World Cup against Sweden last summer when Edson Alvarez swung his left leg, missed the ball and then felt it ricochet off his right thigh and past goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa. It must have felt like it was happening in slow motion as the ball rolled over the line to make the score 3-0 to Sweden. The goal left Mexico on the brink of exiting the competition, at least until South Korea managed to defeat Germany. After the game, Alvarez was devastated and had to be consoled by teammates.nike nfl jerseys wholesale cheap Five months on, there were tears of a different kind streaming down the 21-year-old's face. Alvarez was the undisputed hero for Club America as he netted…
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Often overlooked Ben Yedder, Sarabia can no longer be ignored at title-chasing Sevilla

Often overlooked Ben Yedder, Sarabia can no longer be ignored at title-chasing Sevilla

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There's a little miracle happening in Spanish football right now, and no, it's not just Lionel Messi. The fact that the Argentinian genius is having to produce some of the most outstanding moments of his career simply to keep Barcelona nosing ahead of Sevilla at the top of La Liga is remarkable enough. Sevilla are putting the "race" back into title race. Hallelujah. Remember: This is a Sevilla side who appointed a new manager after last season, who no longer benefit from one of the most brilliant directors of football in modern times, who lost three of their best footballers, dumped two keepers and signed a new netminder in the summer, who managed only four from their first 12 points and whose fans, after a particularly brutal defeat at home…
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Manchester United will not sell Paul Pogba despite Juventus interest – sources

Manchester United will not sell Paul Pogba despite Juventus interest – sources

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Manchester United will reject any attempts to prise Paul Pogba away from Old Trafford in January, sources have told ESPN FC, despite growing interest from Juventus in re-signing the France midfielder. Pogba, who cost United a then-world record £89 million when returned to the club from Juventus in August 2016, has been dropped to the substitutes' bench by manager Jose Mourinho for the club's last two games, against Arsenal and Fulham in the Premier League.cheap nike nfl jerseys paypal Mourinho insisted after Saturday's 4-1 win at home to Fulham that Pogba will start Wednesday's Champions League clash with Valencia in Spain and will "show everyone how good he is." But despite Mourinho's assurance that the 25-year-old will be given the chance to prove his worth this week, Pogba's future at…
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Manchester United will go on the attack against Liverpool at Anfield – Ashley Young

Manchester United will go on the attack against Liverpool at Anfield – Ashley Young

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Ashley Young has warned Premier League leaders Liverpool that Manchester United will attack from the start at Anfield on Sunday. United manager Jose Mourinho has said slow starts have been a key reason for his team's disappointing league position but, after a change of tack against Arsenal and Fulham, Young is keen to maintain the momentum and inflict Liverpool's first league defeat of the season.nfl nike jerseys cheap china "Everyone knows what the Liverpool games are like," Young said. "We should play exactly the way we've shown [against Fulham in a 4-1 home win on Saturday], go there and play the way the manager wants to play. "It is never an easy game when you go to Anfield. We want to be on the front foot. That first half [against…
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UEFA Nations League finals: Don’t write off England but Portugal are favourites

UEFA Nations League finals: Don’t write off England but Portugal are favourites

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The last time Portugal hosted a major tournament, a teenage Cristiano Ronaldo ended up in tears after the hosts fell to a shock defeat against Greece in the final of Euro 2004. It has pretty much been an upward curve since then for the Juventus forward in terms of his club career, with Manchester United and then Real Madrid -- with five Champions League winners' medals -- but on the international stage, even Portugal's surprise success at Euro 2016 was tarnished for Ronaldo due to the player being injured early in the final against France.cheap wholesale nfl jerseys china But 15 years after his first international tournament ended in disappointment on home soil, Ronaldo now has what would have been an unexpected chance to go full circle and make amends…
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This is the new Arsenal: Torreira, Aubameyang signal the real start of the Emery era

This is the new Arsenal: Torreira, Aubameyang signal the real start of the Emery era

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Sunday, Dec. 2, was billed as "derby day" on the English television networks, with three consecutive local derbies. Fulham vs. Chelsea convened in west London, and Liverpool hosted Everton on Merseyside. Realistically, though, there was one standout game, and it was in north London. Arsenal vs. Tottenham has been the Premier League's best fixture over the past decade, combining traditional local rivalry with league table significance. More often than not, it also produces great football. That's worth remembering, too, among the rush to declare everything about Unai Emery's reign as a significant shift away from the Arsene Wenger era.wholesale jerseys cheap nfl Under Wenger, Arsenal had a fine record in north London derbies; the atmosphere at the Emirates was always excellent for the meeting with their fiercest rivals, and even…
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