Monday, 23 October, 2017

Why Europa winners should not qualify for Champions League - Wenger

There were tensions before kick-off with Samir Nasri refusing to shake William Gallas' hand There were tensions before kick-off with Samir Nasri refusing to shake William Gallas hand
Isaac Mcdaniel | 07 August, 2017, 01:20

The French tactician has ruled out a sale of the former Barcelona man plenty of times, but during Saturday's press conference ahead of the Community Shield match against Chelsea, reporters once again pressed Wenger on the subject.

All this activity and the resulting talent-filled squads have all but guaranteed a roller coaster season up ahead and predicting a victor or a top four has never been tougher. Quite the opposite, Antonio Conte is concerned with squad depth despite bringing in Alvaro Morata, Tiemoue Bakayoko and Antonio Rudiger for large sums.

"Sead came in when Per got injured".

With the big Premier League kick-off now less than a week away, learn about the Gunners and some of United's games against them in our factfile below...

Matic scored one goal and made seven assists in 35 appearances last term despite increased competition from Cesc Fabregas and N'Golo Kante.

Wenger called for Arsenal to take encouragement from the result but guard against the early season stumbles that have hindered them over recent years, although they might have to make do without two key performers.

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Warren has been suspended from his post as the senior treasury assistant at Somerville College, Britain's Oxford Mail reports. A manhunt had been underway since shortly after the body of Cornell-Duranleau was found riddled with stab wounds on July 27.

Everton drawn with Hajduk Split in Europa League play-off round
Calvert-Lewin's smart finish sealed Everton's progress though, leaving Koeman satisfied with the night's work. The only goal was scored by the Everton's Dominic Nathaniel Calvert-Lewin.

Liverpool's struggle against smaller oppositions has been well documented, Jürgen Klopp's side has faced a consistent struggle against teams choosing to sit back and counter attack.

Arsene Wenger has experimented with a back three for most of the summer and is expected to prefer the approach during the 2017/2018 campaign.

Wilshere - who spent last season on loan at Bournemouth - is also out of contract in 2018 and the 25-year-old midfielder is attracting interest from Sampdoria and West Ham.

Arsenal's record signing Alexandre Lacazette, the £52.7m signing from Lyon, is set to start.

Rest and recuperation for first team regulars will be important too, especially given Arsenal's frequent injury issues, particularly hamstring strains.

"If a team is in April in a position where they have more chance to win the Europa League they can let some games go in the championship, and not completely focus on that, on the regularity of the competition".

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