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Prediction: Egypt vs Uruguay 0

Posted on June 14, 2018 by Veselin Trajkovic

Prediction: Both teams to score

Best odds: 5/4

Bookmakers: Paddy Power and Ladbrokes

It’s a tough start for Egypt as they face Uruguay in their first game of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, but it shouldn’t be too easy for the South-Americans either. It should be an interesting goalscorer contest between two players that earned high praise in a Liverpool shirt – Mohamed Salah and Luis Suarez. Of course, Suarez has been playing for Barcelona since his move to Catalonia in 2014.


The Pharaohs didn’t show particularly great levels of form recently, winning none and losing three of their last five games.

Lucas Torreira a shrewd signing for Arsenal 0

Posted on June 13, 2018 by David Nugent

According to Sky Sports, Arsenal have agreed a deal worth around €30m with Sampdoria to sign talented central midfielder Lucas Torreira. The report suggests that the Gunners will pay the fee in instalments. The Uruguayan starlet has a release clause of around £22million.

Torreira is just the sort of player that Arsenal now needs to be targeting, young up and coming players with big potential, while also adding quality experienced players.

An excellent midfield prospect

Arsenal have been missing a bit of bite in midfield in recent years. Swiss international arrived with a reputation for being feisty. However, that is often misplaced aggression and he has enjoyed mixed fortunes in north London.

Chile set to risk Sanchez against Uruguay 0

Posted on November 14, 2016 by David Nugent

According to ESPNFC.com, Chile are set to risk Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez against Uruguay in a World Cup qualifier on Tuesday night.

The former Barcelona star suffered a tear in his hamstring muscle in training just a few days ago. However, the Chile hierarchy are desperate for Sanchez to feature in the vital game, despite the potential of aggravating the injury.

A ‘suicidal decision’

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger described Chile risking the forward in the game as a ‘suicidal decision’ a few days ago. The French boss is speaking a lot of sense. He usually does on these sorts of issues. Surely it cannot be safe to let Sanchez play just a few days after sustaining a muscle tear.

Should Arsenal make eleventh hour bid for Suarez? 0

Posted on July 02, 2014 by Crippy Cooke

If there was a time Arsenal should attempt to sign Luis Suarez it would be now. The Liverpool striker is holding talks with Barcelona over a summer move, but could manager Arsene Wenger make the most of his current situation and keep him in the Premier League?

Despite the odds being against him and his poor disciplinary record, Suarez’s 31 league goals last season almost delivered a title for the Merseyside outfit. Wenger wanted him last summer despite him being suspended for biting, making a failed £40M offer.

What role will Joel Campbell play at Arsenal next season? 3

Posted on June 25, 2014 by David Nugent

Arsenal fans will be excited to see their young forward Joel Campbell do so well at the World Cup with Costa Rica. He terrorised the defences of Italy and Uruguay, before producing a quieter performance against England in the last group game.


The youngster who celebrates his 22nd birthday tomorrow has shown just what he can do against top opposition at the World Cup. His pace and power are two attributes that should serve him well in the Premier League, if as expected the Gunners give him a chance in the first team next season.

Loan Spells

Could Arsenal stars hold the key to England’s future? 0

Posted on June 20, 2014 by David Nugent

England suffered a 2-1 defeated against Uruguay in their second group game of the World Cup, which leaves them on the verge of exiting the competition at the group stage for the first time since 1958.

With changes likely to be made in the England squad after the World Cup could Arsenal hold the key to better performances for England?


The two Arsenal players that are in the Three Lions squad have been highly unlucky with injuries. Midfielder Jack Wilshere has long been regarded as a future England star, but injuries again curtailed his development towards the end of last season.

Is Suarez now officially off the Arsenal transfer shortlist? 3

Posted on December 20, 2013 by Crippy Cooke

With the news Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has signed a new long term deal with the club, it’s likely manager Arsene Wenger will give up on his chase for the player.

Suarez, 26, was subject to a £40,000,001 bid from Arsenal in the summer, but Liverpool rejected the ’derisory’ offer, and reiterated how the Uruguayan international wasn’t for sale despite him having handed in a transfer request. Since then, he’s set the Premier League alight with 17 goals in 11 games.

Liverpool take firm stance on Arsenal target Luis Suarez 1

Posted on August 09, 2013 by Crippy Cooke

Following the Luis Suarez interview, published on both the Telegraph and the Guardian originally, which saw him criticising Liverpool and manager Brendan Rodgers for not allowing him a move when he was led to believe a release clause existed in his contract, the club’s owner John W Henry has revealed he will not be sold this summer.

The 26-year old has been forced to train on his own as a result for the recent comments, but is not for sale at any price.

Suarez’ agent has been blamed by both Arsenal and Liverpool for supplying false information which has led to a standoff between both clubs.

Luis Suarez requests to leave Liverpool 1

Posted on August 07, 2013 by Crippy Cooke

Arsenal fans were licking their lips over the prospect of Luis Suarez joining the side this summer, but their joy was soon ended after Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers adamantly stated he wasn’t for sale. However, the striker has revealed in recent interviews how he wants out of the Merseyside club.

In the recent interview, he added how Liverpool should honour his agreement to leave the side as they failed in their quest to reach the Champions League. Suarez was promised he could join a side that will be featuring in the prestigious European tournament next season, which could now see Arsenal make a further approach to sign him this summer.

Brendan Rodgers accuses Arsenal of lacking class 0

Posted on August 05, 2013 by Crippy Cooke

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has recently criticised the way Arsenal have acted in their pursuit for Liverpool’s controversial striker Luis Suarez.

After manager Arsene Wenger made a bid just £1 over his £40M release clause, which forced Liverpool to inform Suarez of the interest, Rodgers was not amused.

‘I have to admit I was surprised by their bid of £40m and £1. I always associated Arsenal as a club with class. They may be playing a game, but we will just move on and do our own work. We do not want to sell. The two bids are nowhere near where what Luis would be worth.’

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