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Arsenal transfer news: Laurent Koscielny turned down chance to join Thierry Henry at Monaco

Arsenal transfer news: Laurent Koscielny turned down chance to join Thierry Henry at Monaco

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STAYING PUT The defender has only recently returned from a long spell out with an Achilles injury Laurent Koscielny turned down the chance to join Monaco, opting to stay with Arsenal at least until the end of the season. The defender only returned to action in the Europa League win over Qarabag in December, having not played since rupturing his Achilles in the same competition in May 2018 against Atletico Madrid. Koscielny turned down a move to Monaco His injury curse struck again when he was forced to pull out of the FA Cup win against Blackpool last Saturday after picking up a back problem in the warm-up. According to Le10 Sport, Monaco manager Thierry Henry was interested in bringing his former team-mate to the Stade Louis II this month, b...
Chelsea transfer news: Cesc Fabregas could reunite with former Arsenal teammate Thierry Henry at Monaco

Chelsea transfer news: Cesc Fabregas could reunite with former Arsenal teammate Thierry Henry at Monaco

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TOGETHER AGAIN Fabregas has started just one Premier League match this season and is frustrated with lack of opportuntites Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas could soon be set to seal a move to Monaco. It has been a frustrating season for the World Cup winning midfielder, who has been unable to force his way into Maurizio Sarri’s plans. Cesc Fabregas is wanted by Monaco An injury at the start of the campaign disrupted his preparations and he is now behind Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Ross Barkley and Mateo Kovacic in the pecking order. His only start in the Premier League this season came in the 2-1 loss at Wolverhampton Wanderers and he has mainly appeared in the secondary competitions such as the Europa League and EFL Cup. The Spaniard...
‘I almost cried!’ – Jurgen Klopp explains what Mohamed Salah did to Roberto Firmino to make him so emotional during Arsenal thrashing

‘I almost cried!’ – Jurgen Klopp explains what Mohamed Salah did to Roberto Firmino to make him so emotional during Arsenal thrashing

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SENSITIVE The German boss watched on with glee as his side tore the Gunners to shreds at Anfield in a 5-1 win Jurgen Klopp admitted Mohamed Salah nearly reduced him to tears after letting Roberto Firmino claim his hat-trick from the penalty spot in the 5-1 demolition of Arsenal. The ‘Egyptian King’ had already scored from the spot himself, but opted to let his Brazilian teammate score his third in front of the Kop. Salah scored a penalty in the first half, but gave the second spot kick to Roberto Firmino Second-placed Tottenham had already blinked first before this match kicked off, losing 3-1 at home to Wolves, and City, now 10 points adrift, cannot afford to do the same at Southampton on Sunday. A ninth successive Reds victory m...
Mesut Ozil reportedly out of Arsenal squad for Liverpool match due to knee injury

Mesut Ozil reportedly out of Arsenal squad for Liverpool match due to knee injury

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ABSENT The midfielder was not pictured among the players as they stepped off their bus after arriving in the city Mesut Ozil has reportedly suffered a knee issue and so will miss Arsenal’s match against Liverpool on Saturday, live on talkSPORT. The Gunners’ team bus arrived in the city on Friday evening, with every member bar one disembarking as expected. Mesut Ozil hasn’t featured consistently in Unai Emery’s team Ozil was the sole notable exception – not seen or pictured by photographers who witnessed the arrival – and it was later revealed by BBC’s David Ornstein that this was due to pain in his knee. It is understood that the German midfielder encountered the problem while training on Friday and w...
Dele Alli: Police investigate after Tottenham player hit on head by bottle at Arsenal

Dele Alli: Police investigate after Tottenham player hit on head by bottle at Arsenal

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Police are investigating an incident that saw Tottenham's Dele Alli struck on the head by a plastic bottle during their 2-0 win at Arsenal on Wednesday.The bottle was thrown from the crowd at Emirates Stadium during the Carabao Cup quarter-final.England midfielder Alli, 22, was hit near the touchline as Arsenal prepared to take a throw-in in the 73rd minute. The Metropolitan Police says it is working with Arsenal to try to identify the person responsible.Arsenal have told BBC Sport they are examining CCTV to find the person who threw the bottle, but police say no arrests have been made.The Football Association is aware of the incident and will support the police and clubs as they look into th...