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‘I hope Nacho Monreal washed his hands’ – Arsenal fans speculate whether defender went to the toilet during Napoli match

‘I hope Nacho Monreal washed his hands’ – Arsenal fans speculate whether defender went to the toilet during Napoli match

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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
Liverpool legend Steve Nicol urges club to sign Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld and pair him with Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool legend Steve Nicol urges club to sign Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld and pair him with Virgil van Dijk

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Get him The Belgium ace is set to enter the final year of his contract – and former Reds defender Steve Nicol wants his old club to snap him up Liverpool legend Steve Nicol has urged his old club to sign Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld. The 30-year-old is about to enter the final year of his contract after Spurs triggered an extension clause in his contract in January. Toby Alderweireld has been linked with a move to Manchester United in the past Reports suggest Alderweireld has a £25million release clause and its activation seems inevitable given his quality. And ex-Reds full-back Nicol, who made 473 appearances for the club between 1981 and 1994, reckons the Belgium international would thrive alongside Virgil van Dijk. He said: “One hu
England defender Kieran Trippier says he ‘could have done a lot better’ this season as competition for right-back slot heats up

England defender Kieran Trippier says he ‘could have done a lot better’ this season as competition for right-back slot heats up

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England defender Kieran Trippier admits he “could have done a lot better this season” ahead of the Three Lions’ opening two games in their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign.Trippier, who plays his club football for Tottenham, was instrumental in helping England reach the semi-finals of the World Cup last summer. Trippier scored a beautiful free-kick in England’s semi-final defeat to Croatia However, his club form this season has been indifferent which includes a calamitous own goal during Spurs’ Premier League defeat against Chelsea last month. Revealed: The most error prone players in the Premier League It’s led to suggestions that he has fallen behind as England’s first choice right-back, with talkSPORT’s Danny Murphy su...
Niall Mason: Doncaster Rovers defender sacked after sexual assault conviction

Niall Mason: Doncaster Rovers defender sacked after sexual assault conviction

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contract cancelled The 22-year-old had his contract cancelled by the club after he withdrew an appeal against his dismissal Doncaster Rovers have sacked defender Niall Mason following his conviction for sexual assault. The 22-year-old pleaded guilty to the charge in January following an incident last year. Niall Mason was sacked by Doncaster He was handed a six-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, and placed on the sex offenders’ register for seven years. A statement released by the League One club on Monday said: “Rovers have cancelled the contract of Niall Mason after he withdrew an appeal against his dismissal by the club. consistent ...