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Mourinho-WengerArsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho will renew their rivalry on 2 August when Premier League champions Chelsea and FA Cup winners Arsenal meet at Wembley in the FA Community Shield, the official opening of the 2015-16 football season in England.

While it’s technically a friendly, this is a match that neither Mourinho or Wenger will want to lose. Both teams are expected to challenge for the title next season, and the winner will take an early lead in the head games that these managers like to play with each other.

Rafa-BenitezThe Rafael Benitez era in Naples ended in misery as his side failed to secure a Champions League spot on the final day of the Serie A season.

Victory over third-placed Lazio at home would have sent Napoli into the Champions League qualifying round in August, but they lost 4-2 and will instead play in the Europa League.

It could have been so different though if Gonzalo Higuain, who is linked with a big money move away from Napoli this summer, had not squandered a chance to put Napoli up 3-2 with only 14 minutes remaining, but he blazed his penalty over the crossbar and Napoli folded soon after.

RVP-and-RooneyPersistent rumors will not go away that Champions League finalists Juventus want Manchester united striker Robin van Persie to join them this summer, and it appears that United boss Louis van Gaal will not stand in RVP’s way if he wants a move.

After a disappointing season, it appears that the 31-year-old striker will not be seen as United’s first-choice striker next season, and all indications are that United do not want to offer van Persie an extension on his contract which ends next summer..

Barca-Sopa-WinnersLionel Messi scored another wonder goal as Barcelona moved a step closer to completing the treble on Saturday night with a 3-1 victory over Athletic Bilbao in the Spanish Copa del Rey final. That is how dominant the are. This Barca side is on the cusp of being even better than the 2011 Pep Guardiola side and I did not think that was possible.

messi is possibly playing the best football of his career at the moment and the addition of Suarez and Neymar gives Barca an attacking threat that even the 2011 did not have . Barca can still pass you to death, but with that attacking triumvirate they can also be deadly on the counter-attack now.

Historic FA Cup Win For Arsenal

AFC-FA-Cup-WinA brilliant Arsenal performance at Wembley on Saturday saw the Gunners coast to the biggest English FA Cup final win in 21 years. After escaping relegation, Tim Sherwood brought his Villa side to Wembley looking to win the FA Cup for the first time since 1957, but left in dejection following a 4-0 hammering.

Surprise starter Theo Walcott put Arsenal ahead at the end of a first half in which the Londoners dominated, Per Mertesacker scored the third and substitute Olivier Giroud rounded off the win in the final minutes. But the pick of the goals undoubtedly came from Alexis Sanchez, who hammered a 25-yard screamer in off the bar just after the restart.

Emirates_NightArsenal chief executive Ivan Gazidis says the Gunners face a difficult task getting the balance right in the transfer market this summer.

Arsene Wenger insists he has money to spend ahead of next season but claims he will only make top-quality additions.

And Gazidis says the north London club are very aware of the potential to upset the balance in a harmonious squad with too many new additions. He told Arsenal Player:

“We’ve got a good financial position at the club, so we’re really healthy going into the summer.

Chelsea-ChampionsDespite winning the league in a canter this season, Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho says that he still needs to add some fresh faces to his squad ahead of next season.

Mourinho’s champions finished eight points ahead of last season’s winners Manchester City after leading the title race from start to finish, with the Portuguese tactician already turning his thoughts to his next challenges.

Speaking in Bangkok as Chelsea arrived for a postseason tour, Mourinho hinted that he would not look to make big changes to his squad and stressed that any new arrivals would not be signed to replace his current star names.

icc2015The 2015 International Champions Cup in North America has gotten a little tougher as Portuguese champions Benfica will replace FC Porto. The swap means that the ICC 2015 will now feature six domestic champions (Benfica, Chelsea, PSG, Barcelona, LA Galaxy and Club America).

Benfica will play the same schedule originally set for FC Porto, including a match against the New York Red Bulls at Red Bull Arena on Sunday, July 26.

Benfica's Argentinian forward Nicolas GaWe heard rumors for the last two seasons linking Manchester United with Benfica player Nicolas Gaitan. Well it looks like this transfer rumor is about to come true as Portuguese journalist Goncalo Lopes says that United have finally landed the winger.

The 27-year-old Gaitan has become a creative machine at Benfica over the past few years and offers superb threat down the left wing, and will improve Manchester United’s attack considerably.

Rafa-BenitezRafa Benitez today announced that he will leave Napoli at the end of the season after two disappointing years in charge. Benitez is expected to be unveiled as the new coach of Real Madrid next week after the Spanish giants fired Carlo Ancelotti on Monday.

Madrid-born Benitez spoke in a press conference alongside Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis, and said:

‘My contract with Napoli was a two-year deal. A contract that will end on Sunday after the game against Lazio.

I want to thank the club, its president and the fans for what you have done for me.