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Arsenal Transfer News

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has refused to confirm or deny possible incoming deals for Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar or outgoing deals for Emiliano Martinez, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Matteo Guendouzi.

The Gunners got off to a perfect start by beating Fulham 3-0 in their Premier League opener, with new boys Willian and Gabriel putting in impressive debut performances.

hat could give club chiefs the push to continue their summer business, and they have been linked to both Thomas Partey and Houssem Aouar while Emiliano Martinez, Ainsley Maitland-Niles and Matteo Guendouzi remain potential departures.

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Liverpool Must Sharpen Up If To Retain Title

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Since Liverpool became champions for the first time in 30 years, Jurgen Klopp has been keen to stress that the best way to defend their crown is to attack the next one.

After opening up their quest for title No.20 in the 4-3 thriller against newly-promoted Leeds, these words rang very true. It wasn’t at all what Klopp was alluding to when looking at the bigger picture of the new season, but the performance perhaps threw the spotlight on an area of the team that few have seriously questioned in recent times.

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Mikel Arteta Happy As Arsenal Beat Fulham

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Arsenal got off to a flying start in the Premier League with a classy performance and three points at Craven Cottage on Saturday

Alex Lacazette, debutant Gabriel and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang were on target while the outstanding Willian claimed two assists on his first appearance for the Gunners.

Afterwards Mikel Arteta had this to say about this team’s performance.

on Gabriel and Willian…

Yeah, they were both really good. Obviously for Willian it’s a little bit different because he knows the league, the country and he’s very settled here, so I knew his performances would happen straight away. With Gabriel it was a big challenge for him to come in today having not played any football for the last six months and he had a terrific performance.

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Klopp Admits Liverpool Failed To Break Down Defensive Arsenal

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Jurgen Klopp has admitted that the way Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta set his side up made life difficult for Liverpool in the Community Shield.

The Gunners claimed victory over the Reds at Wembley on Saturday, winning a penalty shootout 5-4 after the two sides couldn’t be separated during the 90 minutes.

It means Liverpool are the first side ever to lose the Community Shield on penalties in back-to-back years – but Jurgen Klopp played down the significance of the defeat.

Klopp said: “We were here to win the game, I hope that much was obvious. We didn’t lose the game but we lost the competition. If we scored earlier that would’ve helped but there wasn’t enough time.

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Arsenal Win Another Trophy Under Arteta

Arsenal Community Shield

Mikel Arteta remains positive over Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future after his leading contribution in Arsenal’s Community Shield shootout win over Liverpool.

Aubameyang fired the Gunners to their second Wembley triumph of the month as Arteta’s side overcame the Premier League champions in the traditional season curtain-raiser.

Doubts remain over the striker’s future with the 31-year-old’s current contract set to expire in less than 12 months but talks are ongoing and Arteta feels that his talisman will be staying in North London.

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Lionel Messi Hands In Transfer Request

Lionel Messi Transfer News

We knew things were bad at the Camp Nou between the Barcelona players and the board. We knew that Lionel Messi was upset but still we were shocked when the news came out that Messi had activated a clause in his contract that would allow him to leave on a free transfer this summer.

Although his contract is set to expire at the end of the 2020-21 season, Messi and his legal team believe the clause will allow him to terminate his deal unilaterally.

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Chelsea Transfer News: Chelsea Ready To Pay Kai Havertz Fee

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Chelsea are in advanced talks over a move for Bayer Leverkusen playmaker Kai Havertz after agreeing to pay the Bundesliga outfit’s full asking price of £90 million.

The Blues will pay an initial £72m to bring the 21-year-old to Stamford Bridge, with the remainder of the fee to made up in installments

Germany international Havertz is set to become Chelsea’s record transfer, with the deal to sign him surpassing the £72m fee paid to Athletic Club in 2018 for Kepa Arrizabalaga.

Havertz has long had an agreement in place with the Bundesliga club that he can move away for their asking price as he targets the next step in his career.

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Bayern Munich Are Champions of Europe

Bayern Munich Champions League Winners

Bayern Munich were crowned Champions League winners on Sunday, giving a final flourish to a campaign which has been near to perfect for the Bundesliga giants.

Kingsley Coman struck against former club Paris Saint-Germain to score the only goal of the final, leading Bayern to continental glory in a 1-0 victory.

It is the Germans’ sixth win in the European Cup/Champions League, placing them joint-third in the overall trophy standings behind only Real Madrid, who have lifted the title 13 times, and AC Milan (seven).

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Barcelona Board Consider Selling Messi

Lionel Messi Priceless

That is not a typo. Some members of the Barcelona board are actually in favor of selling the clubs best ever players, and one of the top five players ever to have played this game.

New Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman has publicly said he wants to build the team around Messi, but ESPN is reporting that some directors say that they would be prepared to listen to offers that would allow Koeman to rebuild the team at the same time as reducing the wage bill.

Does Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu really want to be remembered as the president who sold Lionel Messi?

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Manchester United 2020-21 Fixtures

Manchester United will sit out the opening weekend of the new Premier League season – before facing a tough run of fixtures through September and October.

Following United’s prolonged run in the Europa League, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side will sit out the opening round of the new campaign.

With their trip to Burnley postponed, United will instead start the season against Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on the weekend of September 19.

After then visiting Brighton, United face a tricky set of games.

A meeting with Tottenham will be followed by a visit to Newcastle and then games against Chelsea, Arsenal and Everton.