Friday, February 22, 2019

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    Bollywood actress tenders apology over Iwobi ‘gorilla’ slur

Bollywood actress tenders apology over Iwobi ‘gorilla’ slur

Esha Gupta, Bollywood actress who got heavy backlash for sharing a racist comment, calling Alex Iwobi "gorilla" has tendered a written apology to the Arsenal player and Super Eagles forward.She tendered her apology via an Instagram post. She wrote, ''I am extremely sorry for my ignorant action last Friday. Being an ardent fan of many years, I was deeply engrossed [...]

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    Ex-Miss India under fire for supporting Iwobi ‘gorilla’ slur

Ex-Miss India under fire for supporting Iwobi ‘gorilla’ slur

Esha Gupta, former Miss India a well-known Arsenal fan, has come under heavy backlash for sharing racist remarks aimed at Super Eagles forward, Alex Iwobi.Gupta, a Bollywood star posted a Whatsapp image conversation with a friend describing Iwobi as a "gorilla".The other person wrote: "Solves our winger issues. I can't see that gorilla faced Iwobi running down the flank again. [...]

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    Arsenal beat Chelsea in London derby as Man United, Liverpool secure wins

Arsenal beat Chelsea in London derby as Man United, Liverpool secure wins

Arsenal defeated Chelsea 2-0 at the Emirates thanks to first half goals from Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny.Arsenal had won just two in six, and coupled with uncertainty surrounding Mesut Ozil and Manchester United's resurgence, the Gunners needed a win to keep up in the race for a top four finish.Still waiting for the arrival of Gonzalo Higuain, Chelsea coach [...]

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    London affair: Spurs beat Arsenal to set up semi-final clash with Chelsea

London affair: Spurs beat Arsenal to set up semi-final clash with Chelsea

Tottenham Hotspur will face Chelsea in the semi-final of the League Cup final after defeating Arsenal 2-0 at the Emirates Stadium.Chelsea booked their spot in the last four with a 1-0 win over Bournemouth, thanks to Eden Hazard’s deflected winner.“A very difficult draw, another London derby,” Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino told Sky Sports.“We shall see. Chelsea are a great team [...]

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    How Nigerian players fared in Europa League

How Nigerian players fared in Europa League

Several Nigerian players were in action as the UEFA Europa League resumed Thursday. We begin with Arsenal's 4-2 win over Vorskla at the Emirates Stadium.Alex Iwobi provided an assist for the Gunners and was taken off in the 70th minute.Victor Moses' woes at Chelsea continued as he was benched for the entirety of the 1-0 win at PAOK Thessaloniki.Chuba Akpom wasn't [...]

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    Kanu: Saving 542 lives more important than winning trophies

Kanu: Saving 542 lives more important than winning trophies

Super Eagles legend Kanu Nwankwo says his heart foundation has saved 542 lives since inception in 2000.The former Arsenal star told Guardian UK that it's an achievement bigger than football."We have saved 542. As a footballer, you win trophies and it’s good. But this is so much more," Kanu said."But we keep doing it. This week four patients went to Sudan and we’re [...]

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    Iwobi scores in narrow Arsenal defeat at Chelsea

Iwobi scores in narrow Arsenal defeat at Chelsea

Super Eagles midfielder Alex Iwobi got his first start of the season at Stamford Bridge where his Arsenal side lost 2-3 to Mauro Sarri's Chelsea.Starting alongside the 24-year-old in the attacking third were Mesut Ozil, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, while Nacho Monreal also got his first game of the season at left back.Chelsea coach, Sarri, named an unchanged side [...]

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    EPL Sunday: Mane shines in Liverpool win as Man City beat Arsenal 2-0

EPL Sunday: Mane shines in Liverpool win as Man City beat Arsenal 2-0

Liverpool opened their EPL season with a commanding 4-0 win over West Ham United at Anfield — their biggest opening day win since 1994 — with three goals scored by their dangerous African attacking duo of Saido Mane who contributed a brace, and Mohamed Salah.Salah, the league's top scorer last season, needed only 20 minutes to continue from where he stopped and [...]

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    Iwobi commits future to Arsenal, signs long-term deal

Iwobi commits future to Arsenal, signs long-term deal

Super Eagles forward Alex Iwobi has committed his future to Arsenal by signing a new long-term deal.Iwobi has been at Arsenal since he was nine years old, making his first-team debut in 2015.The 21-year-old has since played 98 times for the north London club, scoring nine goals."It’s always been my childhood dream to represent Arsenal, from young," Iwobi told the club’s [...]

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    Kanu: It’s a miracle if Arsenal win EPL

Kanu: It’s a miracle if Arsenal win EPL

Can Arsenal win the English Premier League (EPL)? It's going to be a miraculous feat, says Nwankwo Kanu, a Super Eagles legend.Speaking to BBC, the 42-year-old who spent five seasons with the Gunners does not fancy the North London club, who are starting their post-Wenger era after 22 years, to win the league."If it happens and they win the league, [...]

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    Iwobi makes Arsenal’s squad for pre-season tour of Singapore

Iwobi makes Arsenal’s squad for pre-season tour of Singapore

Alex Iwobi, Super Eagles forward, has been named among the 25-man squad for Arsenal's pre-season training tour of Singapore.The Nigerian, Germany's Mesut Özil and Egypt's Mohammed ELNeny will join the team in Singapore after returning from their World Cup duties.The team will jet out of London on Sunday, July 22, to Singapore.The squad is scheduled to play against Europa League champions [...]

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    Champions Man City to face Arsenal in EPL opener

Champions Man City to face Arsenal in EPL opener

Manchester City, champions of the English Premier League (EPL), and Arsenal will trade tackles in the 2018-19 season opener.The EPL on Thursday released dates for all 380 matches that will be played throughout next season.Arsenal will host the tie with City when the new EPL season kicks off on August 11.In the same weekend, Manchester United will take on Leicester, [...]

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    The post-Wenger Arsenal years are here

The post-Wenger Arsenal years are here

BY BABA GRUMPY I am still mourning. I am still sad that Arsene is gone. I hope he comes back one day. As a fan; as an ambassador; or as the board chairman cum chief executive. I pray he doesn’t have to come back on a rescue mission as that will mean something terrible has happened.If you think I am [...]

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    Iheanacho stars for Leicester; Chelsea falter and City bid farewell to Toure

Iheanacho stars for Leicester; Chelsea falter and City bid farewell to Toure

Super Eagles attacking midfielder, Kelechi Iheanacho starred for Leicester City in their 2-1 win over Arsenal at the King Power stadium.In the season's penultimate round of matches, Iheanacho scored the opener with a well struck volley in the 15th minute after Arsenal failed to clear a Leicester corner.Arsenal were reduced to 10 men a minute later when young Greek defender, [...]

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    I can still play football, says Wenger

I can still play football, says Wenger

Arsene Wenger says he has no plan to quit football and that he's still in good enough shape to play the game.Wenger, 68, says he regularly takes part in staff-only games on the training ground.He made this known on Tuesday at a press conference held ahead of Arsenal's clash against Leicester City.Wenger said when he leaves at the end of [...]

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    Iwobi scores in farewell home win for Wenger

Iwobi scores in farewell home win for Wenger

Arsenal defeated Burnley 5-0 to give outgoing manager, Arsene Wenger, a befitting send forth party at their Emirates stadium home, while  Chelsea kept hopes of a top four finish alive with a 1-0 win over third placed Liverpool.In Arsene Wenger's penultimate game and final home game as Arsenal manager, January signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang got the party started fourteen minutes into [...]

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