Arsenal shot-stopper, Petr Cech is set to become the first Premier League goalkeeper to reach 200 clean sheets when he goes up against former club, Chelsea on Wednesday. The 35-year-old currently sits on 199 clean sheets from 423 appearances and his nearest rival, is former Premier League keeper, David James in second on 169. The Czech International earned 162 of his EPL clean sheets during an 11-year spell with the Blues, winning three of his four golden glove titles at Stamford Bridge, and is currently on 37 for the Gunners. Cech was within minutes of reaching the 200 mark last time out against West Brom but a harsh late penalty converted by Jay Rodriguez saw his wait go on. Arsenal are currently six points behind fourth placed, Liverpool a...
Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has said that referees will help leaders Manchester City to win the Premier League title. Wenger accused City forward Raheem Sterling of diving after he won a penalty in his team’s 3-1 victory over Arsenal at the Etihad on Sunday. The French boss was furious with the performance of referee Michael Oliver who awarded the spot kick and a goal, which the Arsenal manager claimed was offside. “I believe it was no penalty. We know that Raheem Sterling dives well, he does that very well. “And the third goal was offside. I am very upset because at 2-1 we were in the game. The third goal was the killer and it is by coincidence that mistakes always go for the home team, as we know. “It is unfortunate that the game finished the way it finished. I am disa
EPL (English Premier League) side, West Ham on today sacked head coach, Slaven Bilic after a poor run that has left the club in the English football topflight in relegation zone . The sacking of Bilic came as a result of West Ham 4-1 home defeat to Liverpool at the east London stadium on Saturday. “West Ham United can confirm that Slaven Bilic has today left his position with the club,” the Hammers said in a statement on their website. The club hierarchy, “believe a change is now necessary in order for the club to move forward positively and in line with their ambition”, the statement added. READ MORE: Chelsea Vs Man U: 5 Lessons Learnt From The Match
Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger does not believe Barcelona could play in the Premier League if Catalonia ever gains independence from Spain. Tensions over the Spanish government’s response to the Catalan independence referendum have led some – including Catalonia sports minister Gerard Figueras – to suggest Barca could one day play in the English top flight. “Monaco play in France, in England Welsh clubs,” said Figueras. “I don’t think that UEFA has anything against seeing another club play in a different league from their country.” But Wenger does not feel that is realistic or desirable in resolving a complicated situation. When asked if he wants Barcelona in the Premier League if they leave La Liga, Wenger told beIN SPORTS: “No, because as soon as you disturb the geographical unity or co
Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Brighton on Sunday, means that Arsene Wenger has beaten old foe Sir Alex Ferguson and set a new Premier League record. The Gunners eased their way to victory over the Seagulls at Emirates Stadium, with Nacho Monreal and Alex Iwobi on target. Brighton are the 45th top-flight opponent to suffer defeat against Wenger, with the Frenchman having spent over 20 years at the helm in north London. It represents a new record, as no other manager has won more. Ferguson defeated 44 clubs during his reign. Since he took over in 1996, Wenger has won three titles – including their famous ‘Invincibles’ triumph of 2003/2004. The Frenchman signed a new two-year deal, just before the start of the 2017/2018 season.
Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has said that everyone connected to the club has taken important lessons from their 4-0 defeat at Liverpool. The Gunners are yet to win away from home in the league this season, having lost 1-0 at Stoke too. But Wenger, speaking ahead of the trip to Chelsea on Sunday, says his team have offered the kind of response, which suggests that they have lost none of their “characters.” “I believe against Liverpool everything went against us on the day,” said Wenger. “We were not sharp physically. It was three days before the end of the transfer window and some players had their heads in and out. “You have to take these special circumstances into consideration. “You learn from defeats and during the season every team will have a bad patch and bad ga
Arsene Wenger has hit back at Thierry Henry and the other Arsenal legends who have criticised him and the club. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has blasted the club’s outspoken legends and insisted none of them were perfect either. Former Gunners Ian Wright, Thierry Henry, Lee Dixon, Paul Merson and Martin Keown have all launched stinging attacks on current players and performances. Wenger said: “I always have problems understanding what a legend is and isn’t. I’ve had all the players here, but they all had their weaknesses as well. “They had their weak games as well, and their weak behaviours as well. Nobody was perfect. "We have to take a distance with that as well, focus on our performance and not be dragged into any animosity. “We are all grateful for what they have done for the
As the various football leagues, particularly the English leauge make a return after the International break, fans across the globe will be happy to see their favorite players and teams take to the field once again to play the beautiful game of football. Below is the match day 4 full fixture for the English premier league. SEE RESULT OF THIS FIXTURES Saturday, 9th September Sunday, 10th September Manchester City vs Liverpool (12:30pm) Burnley vs Crystal Palace (1:30pm) Arsenal vs Bournemouth (3:00pm) Swansea vs Newcastle (4:00pm) Brighton vs West Brom (3:00pm) Everton vs Spurs (3:00pm) Leicester vs Chelsea (3:00pm) Southampton vs Watford (3;00pm) Southampton vs Watford (3;00pm)
Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger admitted he was shocked by Arsenal’s poor performance against Liverpool on Sunday, stating that it was disastrous. First-half goals from Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane put the hosts in front at the break, before Mohamed Saleh and Daniel Sturridge completed the scoring after the interval. Wenger said, “I’m deeply disappointed because we were not at the level – not physically, nor mentally, nor in the fight,” the manager told Arsenal Player. “It’s very difficult to find reasons today for such a poor performance. It’s a long time that we haven’t had that and it’s very difficult to explain.” “I think we have to not go into the conclusions from today’s performance that the players are poor. The players are quality but today we had a poor pe
The Premier League Champions announced on their official website that Mario Pasalic had signed a four-year deal before departing the club for Spartak Moscow on a season- long deal. Pasalic signed for Chelsea from Hajduk Split in 2014, he was loaned to Elche, Monaco and last season with AC Milan. The 22-year-old made a positive impression for the Serie A giants last term having scored five goals in 27 appearances in all competitions, but it wasn’t enough to convince Antonio Conte that he should be given an opportunity in the upcoming campaign and he has joined a number of his teammates in leaving the west London outfit on loan.