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Aubameyang can replace Luis Suarez – Kluivert 0

Posted on February 05, 2019 by Veselin Trajkovic

Patrick Kluivert believes Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang would be a good call to replace Luis Suarez at Barcelona, the former striker of the Catalan club revealed, speaking to Sport360.

Kluivert spent six years at Camp Nou, between 1998 and 2004, and during that time he scored 122 goals in 257 games. Suarez has already surpassed his tally and by a wide margin, despite the Uruguay international playing for Barcelona year and a half less so far, with 168 strikes in 227 appearances.

Arsenal once again linked with move for Barcelona forward 0

Posted on August 01, 2018 by David Nugent

Arsenal are once again being linked with a big-money move for Barcelona’s highly-rated France international forward Ousmane Dembele. According to Football London, Arsenal’s head of recruitment Sven Mislintat has made contact with Barcelona about the forward’s availability.

A loan move could be realistic

It seems highly unlikely that Arsenal are going to secure the young forward on a permanent deal, as the Gunners have reportedly already spent their very limited. Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has also ruled out a permanent exit for the France international.

Prediction: Uruguay v France 0

Posted on July 05, 2018 by David Nugent

Verdict: France victory

Best Odds: 1/1

Bookmakers: Ladbrokes

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.

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.

Barcelona record comfortable win over Arsenal 0

Posted on March 16, 2016 by David Nugent

Arsenal were defeated 3-1 by Barcelona on Wednesday night in the second leg of their last-16 Champions League clash, which means the north London side exited the competition 5-1 on aggregate.

The Gunners had the first shot on goal on three minutes, as Danny Welbeck saw an effort on-goal blocked by Javier Mascherano. The visitors also had the next shot on goal on ten minutes. Mesut Ozil curled an effort from 25 yards out wide of Marc Ter-Stegen’s goal.

Arsenal’s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Elneny fired an effort wide of goal from 25 yards out went wide of Ter Stegen’s far post on 15 minutes.

Messi double downs the Gunners 0

Posted on February 23, 2016 by David Nugent

Despite battling bravely Arsenal suffered a 2-0 defeat against Barcelona in the Champions League last-16 first leg at the Emirates Stadium, as Lionel Messi scored a second half brace.

Arsenal had the first attempt on goal on eight minutes, as Aaron Ramsey saw an effort on goal by Javier Mascherano. The Gunners had the second attempt on goal on 22 minutes. Mesut Ozil cut the ball back to Hector Bellerin whose effort was blocked by a Barcelona defender, only for the ball to fall to Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and the winger shot straight at Marc Ter-Stegen.

Arsenal v Barcelona Champions League Preview 0

Posted on February 22, 2016 by David Nugent

Premier League Arsenal host European champions Barcelona at Emirates Stadium on Tuesday night in the Champions League last-16 first leg. It seems the Premier League club faces a difficult challenge in making the quarter-finals against the formidable Catalans.

Arsenal made hard work of qualifying for the knockout stages after suffering defeats against Dinamo Zagreb and Olympiakos in their opening group games. However they made it through to the last 16 by winning their last two games at home to Zagreb and away at Olympiakos.

A standard season for Arsenal really 0

Posted on December 15, 2015 by David Nugent

It seems that not much changes at Arsenal. It seems every season the Gunners look like Premier League title contenders, but then miss out while going out of the Champions League at the last 16 stage.

The inevitably difficult draw that saw the Gunners paired with European champions Barcelona was the price the Gunners had to play for complacency in the group stage. Like every season though, the journey may have been different, but the destination is likely to be the same.

Unlikely to qualify

Barcelona linked with Theo Walcott move 0

Posted on November 02, 2015 by David Nugent

According to Spanish publication Mundo Deportivo, reigning European and Spanish champions Barcelona are considering a sensational move to sign Arsenal and England forward Theo Walcott.

The Catalan giants are currently in the midst of a transfer embargo which expires in January and have a list of potential transfer targets. It is believed that Walcott is on that list and Luis Enrique could be looking to add the former-Southampton player to their squad.

Walcott was enjoying a decent, if not unspectacular run in the Arsenal first team prior to picking-up a calf injury last week in the 3-0 Capital One Cup defeat against Sheffield Wednesday. He will be sidelined to after the next international break.

Arsenal eying up Barcelona teenager 0

Posted on July 05, 2015 by David Nugent

According to the Daily Express, Arsenal have made an enquiry about the availability of Barcelona youngster Munir El Haddadi. Munir is highly-rated by the European champions and any club attempting to sign the youngster on a permanent basis are likely to come up against resistance.

Munir broke into the Barcelona team at the start of last season and the 19-year-old went on to impress for the Catalan giants. Despite that bright start he struggled for first team action in the Catalan capital due to the presence of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez in the Barcelona attack.

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