top trio The three finished tied on 22 goals at the end of the season with both Aubameyang and Mane netting twice on the final day This season’s Golden Boot race was a good sign for African football, according to Arsenal striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Gabon international netted twice on the final day of the season to end with 22 goals in his first full season with the Gunners. Getty Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with the Golden Boot Senegal star Sadio Mane also scored twice on the final day to end on 22 while Egypt forward Mohamed Salah, and Liverpool team-mate, was at the top of the list as well. Aubameyang told The Sun: “It means a lot. I am really happy and proud of it. “I am sharing this trophy with Mane and Salah – and I li
Eden Hazard scored the winning penalty as Chelsea edged past Eintracht Frankfurt 4-3 on penalties to set up an all-English Europa League final against Arsenal.Hazard, who could have played his final game for the Blues at Stamford Bridge, converted after Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga had saved from both Martin Hinteregger and Goncalo Paciencia.Chelsea will now meet Arsenal in the final in Baku on 29 May and the result means both the Champions League and Europa League final will be played between English clubs this season - the first time all four finalists in Europe's top two competitions have come from one nation. With the score 1-1 after the first leg, Chelsea took lead in the second ...
TAG OUT Ajax's 26-year-old left-back has been impressive this season but is set for one more season in Amsterdam Arsenal have been dealt a transfer blow before the summer market has even opened. Ajax ace Nicolas Tagliafico, one of the stars of their Champions League run this campaign, has revealed he will NOT be quitting the club in the next window. Ajax star Nicolas Tagliafico in action against Juventus. The Gunners have been plotting to sign a new left-back with Nacho Monreal and Sead Kolasinac neither at the elite level the club want as they attempt to get back amongst Europe’s elite clubs. Tagliafico has been on their radar and also interested several other top sides thanks to his displays domestically and in Europe but has now revealed,
VERY GOOD The Eagles academy products have been in outstanding form for Roy Hodgson's men so far this season Arsenal boss Unai Emery has heaped praise on Crystal Palace academy duo Wilfried Zaha and Aaron Wan-Bissaka and insists he has plenty of his own young players pushing for a place in his squad. The Gunners host Roy Hodgson’s Palace on Sunday and are looking to maintain their push for a top-four finish. Wilfried Zaha, left, and Aaron Wan-Bissaka have both been outstanding for Crystal Palace this season While the Eagles have endured difficult spells during the campaign, Zaha and Wan-Bissaka have often stood out as star performers. They both came through the ranks at Selhurst Park and have been linked with moves away this summer. Emery sin
GOTTA GO Arsenal booked their place in the semi-finals of the Europa League but these Gooners appeared to be more concerned about Monreal, who left the pitch before coming back on a few minutes later When you’ve gotta go, you’ve gotta go but ideally you can hold it in when you’re playing a Europa League quarter-final match! However, this may not be the case for Arsenal defender Nacho Monreal, who rather bizarrely left the field of play during their second leg at Napoli. Monreal helped secure Arsenal’s place in the Europa League semis at Napoli’s expense Monreal left holding his stomach around the hour mark but was back on the pitch a few minutes later to complete the rest of the game. His absence didn’t affect the Gunners’ form as they secure