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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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    Atlético to meet Marseille in Europa League final

Atlético to meet Marseille in Europa League final

Atlético Madrid won 1-0 at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium against Arsenal to qualify for the Europa League final thanks to a Diego Costa strike just before half time.Coach Diego Simeone served his touchline ban at a stadium where his team has not conceded in 11 matches, and they duly dominated on chances created in the match.It was despair for Arsenal, [...]

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    Manchester United hand farewell defeat to Wenger at Old Trafford

Manchester United hand farewell defeat to Wenger at Old Trafford

Manchester United inflicted a last-minute 2-1 defeat on Arsenal to send their retiring manager, Arsene Wenger, forth at the Theatre of Dreams.On his last visit to Old Trafford before his impending retirement, Wenger was honoured by his rival club.Former adversary and now-retired Sir Alex Ferguson was on hand to present United's parting trophy gift to the French coach as [...]

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    Ten-man Atlético hold Arsenal at home

Ten-man Atlético hold Arsenal at home

Atlético Madrid, despite playing 80 minutes with ten men, earned a smash and grab 1-1 draw against Arsenal at the Emirates stadium in the first leg of the Europa League semi final.Arsenal dominated from start with their strikers in busy mode. Lacazette hitting the outside of the post when he should have hit the back of the net, Monreal's header [...]

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    Ferguson, Kanu, Van Persie hail ‘great’ Wenger

Ferguson, Kanu, Van Persie hail ‘great’ Wenger

Tributes and encomiums have been pouring in since Arsene Wenger announced that he will quit as the manager of Arsenal at the end of the season.He made his intention known in a press statement on Friday.Sir Alex Ferguson, Wenger's longtime rival, has described the Frenchman as "one of the greatest Premier League managers".The Frenchman has been in charge of Arsenal [...]

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