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European Football
How European football is influencing the play at AFCON
17:01 Wednesday 17th July 2019

AFCON 2019 has only two remaining games. The third-place match between Nigeria and Tunisia takes place tonight. Then, on Friday, Algeria and Senegal face off for the coveted trophy.   Among the tournament's big talking points…

Transfers
Why Arsenal must target a winger this summer
08:00 Tuesday 30th April 2019

Arsenal risk finishing the season outside the top four after their weekend defeat at Molineux to Wolves. Virtually all hope for Champions League football next season now depends on winning the Europa League. The Gunners held a commanding position…

International
Five Super Eagles players everyone wants to see right now
15:00 Wednesday 20th March 2019

When Gernot Rohr leads out his Super Eagles to the Stephen Keshi stadium in Delta State on March 22, it’ll be his 25th match in charge. Not many managers last that long with the three-time African Champions. In terms of performance, Rohr…

Opinion
Why Unai Emery’s Arsenal side look susceptible
08:00 Friday 15th February 2019

Arsenal returned to winning ways with a 2-1 victory over a Huddersfield side whose only hope to avoid relegation is for maths to be outlawed. Spoiler alert: the North Londoners were the better side thanks to two well-taken goals in the…

Managerial News
Unai Emery struggling to find tactical balance due to Arsenal injuries
09:00 Tuesday 29th January 2019

Arsenal deserved to win when they hosted Chelsea at the Emirates last weekend. The Premier League game revealed Unai Emery's tactical master plan. Despite the team sheet's defensive appearance, his attacking set-up worked as planned…

Premier League
Why Alex Iwobi can become a vital asset for Arsenal
12:00 Thursday 4th October 2018

Alex Iwobi was one player tipped to leave Arsenal following Arsene Wenger's departure. He was even linked with a move to Italy before new boss Unai Emery confirmed that the winger was in his plans and was going nowhere. After a difficult…

Premier League
Arsenal's squad review: Who stays or goes in attack
10:00 Thursday 9th August 2018

Score one more goal than your opponent and you win a football match. Since it’s set in stone that scoring is necessary for victory, every team strives to be sharper in attack than the rest, Arsenal included. Last season, the…

Premier League
Why Alex Iwobi will thrive in Arsenal's central midfield
17:00 Saturday 12th May 2018

For the first time in a long while, Alex Iwobi showed some genuine quality. He picked the perfect occasion. In Arsene Wenger's colourful send-off at the Emirates last Sunday, the Nigeria international stunned to the extent he…

Youth Scout
Does Alex Iwobi perform better for Arsenal or Nigeria?
12:00 Tuesday 17th April 2018

Football players, if fortunate, represent two teams - club and nation. Born to Nigerian parents, who share a bloodline with former Super Eagles captain Jay-Jay Okocha, Alex Iwobi features for Arsenal and Nigeria. Iwobi burst on to the scene…

International
Nigeria 0-2 Serbia: Super Eagles frailties exposed by composed Serbs
10:00 Wednesday 28th March 2018

Six competitive games without defeat. Two resounding victories against teams in FIFA's top 10. Nigeria had raised hopes and expectations among fans to a dangerous pinnacle. There needed to be a reminder. One that would awaken everyone…

Premier League
Will Alex Iwobi ever grow at Arsenal?
09:00 Thursday 8th March 2018

Lionel Messi burst onto the scene as a tender 17-year-old. At 20, he was already Barcelona's star man. It was a similar story for Cristiano Ronaldo. After just two seasons in England, he'd earned demigod status. Dele Alli, Gabriel…

Premier League
EFL Cup final: 5 big questions for Arsene Wenger
09:00 Sunday 25th February 2018

Manchester City stands in Arsene Wenger's path on his quest for EFL Cup glory. To finally win the competition, the Frenchman must outdo Pep Guardiola in every possible way. Tactics, team selection, shenanigans, even dress pattern.…

Opinion
Alex Iwobi coming of age for club and country
17:30 Friday 13th October 2017

Maturity is all about taking responsibility. It entails getting a job done by any possible means. Alex Iwobi isn't there, at least not yet, but the signs are auspicious for the Nigerian. The breakthrough for Alex Iwobi at Arsenal came two years…

Opinion
Arsenal 2-0 Brighton: the Gunners player ratings
16:45 Tuesday 3rd October 2017

Arsenal notched up a pleasant 2-0 victory over the Seagulls on Sunday afternoon. The Gunners are now fifth in the Premier League table, level on points with last season's champions, Chelsea. While keeping a confidence-boosting clean sheet,…

Opinion
Best 'youngster' starting XI in the Premier League this season
09:59 Thursday 1st December 2016

We all have a soft spot for youngsters who can play the game, we criticise them less and cheer them the loudest when they perform well. Here are 11 of the best performing youngsters in the Premier League thus far. Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois…