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New manager, same old Arsenal: Ljungberg fails to steady the ship as dismal Gunners fall to Brighton

Arsenal’s shocking recent run of form continued this evening, as Freddie Ljungberg’s men fell to a deserved 2-1 defeat at home to Brighton. Arsenal host Brighton The Gunners welcomed Graham Potter’s men to the Emirates a short time ago, for their latest Premier League outing. The matchup came as Freddie Ljungberg’s 2nd on the Arsenal bench, after the Swedish icon was appointed interim boss on the back of Unai Emery’s dismissal last week. Ljungberg’s managerial debut came last weekend, with the north Londoners having been held to a 2-2 draw by relegation-battling Norwich. Their stalemate at Carrow Road, meanwhile, saw Arsenal’s winless streak reach 8 games across all competitions. As such, their meeting with Brighton this evening was no doubt viewed...

Salah’s international teammate says Aston Villa star is the best he has played with

Salah's international teammate says Aston Villa star is the best he has played with – originally posted on Sportslens.com Egyptian international Ahmed Elmohamady has claimed that Jack Grealish is the best player he has played with. He went on to mention that his international teammate Mohamed Salah is one of the five best players in the world and that Grealish is not better than him. Elmohamady says that they are two different players. He said to talksport:  “I’ve played with some great players, I play with Mo Salah in the national team, but for me Jack is the best player I have ever played with. For me, yeah. Jack is an incredible player, we see him every day in training doing some great stuff. He’s not better than Mo, they’re both different players. I love Mo, he’s one of the ...

24 goals last season: Report confirms Leeds’ desire to sign proven goalscorer in January

24 goals last season: Report confirms Leeds' desire to sign proven goalscorer in January – originally posted on Sportslens.com Leeds United are looking to make a move for Dwight Gayle in January. According to Football Insider, the 29-year-old striker is a target for the Whites after his exploits in the Championship in the previous seasons. Gayle is a proven goalscorer in the Championship and he has shown that with West Brom, Newcastle and Peterborough in the past. He managed to score 24 goals for West Brom last season.  Leeds United could definitely use someone like him and Bielsa must look to sign the forward next month. Currently, Leeds have Nketiah and Bamford as their strikers and Bamford hasn’t been consistent at all. Furthermore, Nketiah has been linked with a return to Ar...

Official: Everton confirm sacking of Marco Silva

Everton have this evening confirmed that they have decided to part ways with manager Marco Silva with immediate effect. Merseyside derby drubbing Silva’s Toffees travelled to Anfield last night, for a crunch meeting with city rivals Liverpool. The matchup came as an important one for both sides, albeit for completely different reasons. Liverpool of course top the Premier League table as things stand, and headed into proceedings hoping to maintain their 8-point lead over Leicester City. Everton, on the other hand, were teetering precariously above the relegation zone, on the back of just 1 win from their previous 5 league outings. As such, it came as little surprise when hosts Liverpool made short work of their Merseyside neighbours. Goals from Divock Origi (2), Xherdan Shaqiri, Sadio...

“Really difficult to envisage” – Gary Lineker makes huge Liverpool title claims

"Really difficult to envisage" – Gary Lineker makes huge Liverpool title claims – originally posted on Sportslens.com Liverpool blew Everton away at Anfield last night, handing their Merseyside rivals a 5-2 defeat to restore their eight-point lead at the top of the English Premier League table. Manager Jurgen Klopp made a couple of changes to his starting XI, and his side still strolled to comfortable victory nonetheless. Liverpool could have scored more as they never stopped creating chances, and they proved their title credentials with a top performance. The Reds are yet to lose a league game this season, drawing just once in 15 games, and they are clear favorites to land the title. It’s a sentiment Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker shares, and he reacte...

‘Right decision wrong time’ – Some Everton fans react to Marco Silva’s sacking

'Right decision wrong time' – Some Everton fans react to Marco Silva's sacking – originally posted on Sportslens.com Everton have confirmed the departure of Marco Silva. The former Watford boss has been sacked after a poor run of results. Everton are currently in the drop zone and it will be interesting to see if they can turn it around. The club wrote in their official statement that a permanent replacement will be announced soon. Meanwhile, Duncan Ferguson will take charge of the team against Chelsea at the weekend. Everton fans will demand a reaction from the players at the weekend and the players will have to step up and deliver. Silva’s tactics have backfired this season but there is no doubt that the players have underperformed as well. They will have to ta...

Marcelo Bielsa reveals his plan to replace key Leeds star this weekend

Marcelo Bielsa reveals his plan to replace key Leeds star this weekend – originally posted on Sportslens.com Leeds United will be without Kalvin Phillips this weekend due to a suspension and Marcelo Bielsa has already planned his approach with the midfielder. Speaking to media earlier today, the Leeds manager confirmed that he wants to use Ben White in that position this weekend as a cover for Phillips. He said: “We are working with [Ben] White on this position, he is going to substitute for Kalvin. It’s a new position for him, but he has the skills to play there.” White has been outstanding at the back for Leeds this season and it will be interesting to see how he performs in the midfield. Phillips is a key player for Leeds United and the Whites will surely miss hi...

Report: Spurs want £25m-rated PL man in January, they enquired for him in summer

Report: Spurs want £25m-rated PL man in January, they enquired for him in summer – originally posted on Sportslens.com Tottenham have been linked with a move for the Norwich defender Ben Godfrey. According to Football Insider, the player is valued at around £25m and Spurs want to sign him in January. The Londoners have been monitoring the player since summer and they made enquiries about him at the start of the season. Godfrey has been a key player Norwich City and he has shown that he has the ability to play for a top club. Still only 21, the youngster has tremendous potential and Spurs’ interest in him is hardly surprising. It is evident that Spurs want to sort out their back four for the foreseeable future. Alderweireld and Vertonghen are nearing the end of their deals and Mourinh...

‘An inspiration’, ‘Brilliant player’ – Neil Lennon drools over Celtic ace after 2-1 win

'An inspiration', 'Brilliant player' – Neil Lennon drools over Celtic ace after 2-1 win – originally posted on Sportslens.com Celtic picked up a 2-1 win against Hamilton in the Scottish Premiership yesterday. The Hoops are at the top of the table after the win and manager Neil Lennon lavishes praise on Scott Brown for his injury time winner. The Celtic ace put in a tremendous shift and managed to score the vital goal in the end. Brown has had his fair share of criticism in the recent times because of his dip in form. However, his showing last night will have silenced some of his critics. Despite his age, he is still an asset for Celtic and there is a lot more to come from the veteran midfield. Lennon revealed that Brown is an inspiration for his teammates an...

Arsenal boost? Mauricio Pochettino ‘not one of the candidates’ for Bayern Munich job – Bild

As per a report from Christian Falk of German outlet SportBild, Mauricio Pochettino is not among the potential candidates being considered to take over as the new manager of Bayern Munich. Spurs wield the axe As has since been widely-covered in the media, Argentine tactician Pochettino was somewhat-surprisingly relieved of his duties at Spurs two weeks ago. On the back of an abysmal start to the season, which saw the north Londoners dwelling in 14th in the Premier League table, the board at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium came to the decision to part ways with their long-time boss: Club statement — Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 19, 2019 Jose Mourinho, meanwhile, was instilled as Poch’s replacement less than 12 hours later: Club statement — Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficia...

Report confirms Everton’s plan regarding £70m-rated star’s future

Report confirms Everton's plan regarding £70m-rated star's future – originally posted on Sportslens.com Everton are looking to agree on a new deal with left-back Lucas Digne. According to Daily Mail, the Toffees plan to extend his contract soon. The 26-year-old has been outstanding for Everton since signing from Barcelona and keeping him at the club for the long term would be a big boost to the team and the fans. Digne is already one of the best left backs in the league and it will be interesting to see if Everton can convince him to sign a long term deal at the club. The Toffees are going through a crisis right now and Marco Silva’s future at the club is uncertain. The likes of Digne might choose to wait before signing a new deal now. If Silva is sacked, a new manager coul...

Reliable outlet claims Leeds are looking to raid PL giants for attacker in January

Reliable outlet claims Leeds are looking to raid PL giants for attacker in January – originally posted on Sportslens.com Leeds are interested in signing Rhian Brewster on loan from Liverpool. According to The Times, the Whites are plotting a move for the highly talented striker who has managed to break into Liverpool’s first team squad already. Brewster is highly rated at Anfield but he isn’t a regular starter yet. He could use some game time right now and a loan move to Elland Road would be ideal for him as well. Marcelo Bielsa is a top class manager and has a similar style to that of Jurgen Klopp. A move to Leeds could prepare Brewster for the step up to Liverpool’s starting lineup in future. As for Leeds, they need reinforcements in attack right now. Bamford isn’t scoring consiste...