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Should Jose Mourinho rethink his Premier League obsession?
08:00 Monday 20th January 2020

Do you remember the diner scene in Rain Man? A box of matches falls on the floor. Looking at the jumbled mess, Charlie Babbit [Dustin Hoffman] says, “82, 82, 82.” His brother Raymond [Tom Cruise] claims there are a lot more than…

Premier League
One year on, have Manchester United improved under Solskjaer?
08:01 Friday 20th December 2019

Wednesday’s EFL Cup match against Colchester United ushered in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s second year in charge at Old Trafford. His squad marked the occasion with a 3-0 victory over the mid-table League 2 outfit. The Love-United-Hate-Glazers…

Europa League
Henrikh Mkhitaryan: Arsenal's Armenian in Azerbaijan
08:00 Friday 17th May 2019

Being Armenian, Henrikh Mkhitaryan faces restrictions on his travel plans. The abnormality here is, despite his nationality, the attacking-midfielder will be permitted to enter Azerbaijan to play in the UEFA Europa League final with Arsenal…

Premier League
Premier League preview: Can Unai Emery rejuvenate Arsenal?
08:00 Tuesday 7th August 2018

It's the beginning of a new era at Arsenal. For the first time, a manager other than Arsene Wenger will stand in the home dugout at the Emirates. Wenger spent 22 years with the Gunners, 10 at Highbury,12 at the stadium whose construction…

Premier League
Arsenal 3-0 Watford: Mesut Ozil likes to help, Troy Deeney balls deep in regret
20:30 Sunday 11th March 2018

Eleven points behind fifth-place Chelsea and 13 behind Tottenham, Arsenal went into this game knowing their best route by far to the Champions League lay outside the Premier League. Watford arrived from no man’s land, sitting…

Biggest winners & losers from Premier League winter transfers
09:30 Friday 2nd February 2018

It was indeed a one-off Premier League winter. Soaked with suspense, drama and lots of cash floating here and there. Six clubs smashed their transfer records. Three, Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal, were top sides. Liverpool began…

Premier League
Tale of the window: Manchester
10:30 Wednesday 31st January 2018

The two top clubs in the country battling it out for a want-away Arsenal forward. This time he was Chilean rather than Dutch. Same result, though. Still it's impossible to see Manchester City relinquishing its grip on the 2017/18 Premier…

Premier League
Chelsea win a catalyst for Arsenal's second half?
10:30 Friday 26th January 2018

Is this a new era or another false dawn for Arsenal? After Arsenal’s third round FA cup defeat at Nottingham Forest, there was both dismay and bemusement from their passionate fan base. The early cup exit only added to…

Premier League
Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s move to Arsenal a dream come true
08:00 Wednesday 24th January 2018

The Alexis Sanchez transfer saga has finally been brought to a conclusion. The Chilean was unveiled by Manchester United on Monday. The move would have been more appropriately concluded on 15 January, Martin Luther King Jr's birthday.…

Premier League
Who has fared best from the recent business between Arsenal and Manchester United?
17:00 Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Following a long, drawn-out process, Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan have officially traded places, with Arsenal and Manchester United doing business together for the first time in three and a half years. Chilean Sanchez enjoyed four…

Premier League
The Curse of Rhine-Westphalia
17:30 Wednesday 6th December 2017

Manchester United v CSKA Moscow in the Champions League at Old Trafford was referred to as a dead rubber match in the buildup, although that was just from a United perspective. Several things happened in the ‘meaningless' encounter.…

Taking the Mkhitaryan
18:00 Sunday 22nd January 2017

I'm quite sure Antonín Panenka had no inkling of the far-reaching legacy he was about to gift the world of football as he lined up to take his crucial spot-kick for Czechoslovakia in the European Championship final of 1976. I mean, he may have…