July 05, 2018 by
Verdict: France victory
Best Odds: 1/1
On Friday afternoon, the first quarter-final of World Cup 2018 takes place, as Uruguay face France in Nizhniy Novgorod. Both teams have been in good form in Russia, so this could be a tight encounter.
Uruguay are on a run of seven straight wins, including winning all four games at the World Cup so far. La Celeste recorded victories in all their group games before beating Portugal 2-1 in the last-16. .......Read more here.....
June 29, 2018 by
Verdict: France win
On Saturday afternoon, France and Argentina clash in the first knockout game of World Cup 2018. The two teams produced highly contrasting displays in the group stages, but will both see the quarter-finals as a realistic aim.
France made it through to the knockout stages with very little fuss, beating Australia and Peru, while drawing with Denmark in their final group game. However, there is a sense that Didier Deschamps team are still performing within themselves in Russia. .......Read more here.....
October 04, 2017 by
According to the Daily Mail, Arsenal are looking to swap wantaway Alexis Sanchez with PSG’s Julian Draxler in January. Sanchez is of course out of contract next summer and is not signing a new deal with the Gunners.
Meanwhile, Germany international Julian Draxler has found himself out of favour in Paris after the summer arrivals Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, two of the most highly-rated attacking players in Europe.
This deal would make financial sense
If we are looking at this from a purely financial sense, it would be a good deal. Arsenal will receive absolutely nothing if Sanchez leaves in the summer and it would take mega money to replace the Chilean. .......Read more here.....
September 07, 2017 by
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has down the years scouted most of the best stars in European football. He has not signed many of them, but was highly aware of all them and came close to signing them.
The way Wenger talks sometimes it sounds like he has known the players since they were babies. For once, though, a star has claimed that Arsenal were a ‘real option for me’. That young star is France wonderkid Kylian Mbappe.
The 18-year-old joined big spending French giants PSG on deadline day on loan. He will be making a reported £165million move to the French capital next summer. However, it seems Mbappe did consider Arsenal as a viable option. .......Read more here.....
September 05, 2017 by
Premier League giants Arsenal ended the summer transfer window with only two new faces arriving at the Emirates – Sead Kolasinac from Schalke and Alexandre Lacazette from Lyon.
Gunners were linked with a number of players, however, including the talented Frenchman Kylian Mbappe and his former AS Monaco teammate Thomas Lemar among others.
Speaking on the French football programme Telefoot, Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger confirmed his interest in the pair. And while the new PSG star Kylian Mbappe was never a realistic target for Arsenal, Lemar was the subject of no less than three bids from the north London-based club. .......Read more here.....
July 16, 2017 by
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has denied making a world record bid for AS Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe, insisting to Arsenal.com that the French international will stay at the Stade Louis II next season.
When asked if Mbappe would stay, he replied: “It looks like that. Maybe he had too much choice, so in the end people don’t move.” And after being asked about the reported world record bid made by Arsenal, Wenger said: “That’s not true. People have big imaginations. .......Read more here.....
July 11, 2017 by
Arsenal have been linked with Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe throughout the summer, reportedly having a bid of around £87m rejected. Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain have been linked but Gunners manager Arsene Wenger has gone to extreme lengths to secure his signature.
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July 11, 2017 by
The Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger faced media on Tuesday morning shortly after arriving in Australia on a pre-season tour.
the French tactician addressed a number of topics in his press conference but the media were most interested in finding out if the Gunner will be making any further signings this summer.
The North London club have already bolstered their ranks by adding former Schalke left-back Sead Kolasinac and Lyon star striker Alexandre Lacazette, but Arsene Wenger is expected to add a couple of more names as he looks to strengthen the squad ahead of next season. .......Read more here.....
July 02, 2017 by
The Daily Mirror are reporting that Arsenal are set to launch a world-record £125million bid for Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe this summer.
The story seems like a fairytale from a journalist with too much time on his hands or after a few too many drinks. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hates to part with money, so for the French boss to part with that sort of money for one player, albeit a highly rated player seems ridiculous.
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June 25, 2017 by
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger is prepared to pay around £40million for Manchester United forward Anthony Martial, according to the Daily Mail.
Any move for the young Frenchman will depend on whether the Gunners can nab Monaco’s star striker Kylian Mbappe, which seems unlikely as most of Europe’s top teams are interested in signing the wonderkid.
Out of favour at United
Martial has not quite lived up to his potential since arriving at the club from Monaco in the summer of 2015 for a fee that could eventually reach an eye-watering £57.6 million. .......Read more here.....