Five summer signings made their Premier League debut on Sunday as Man City beat Arsenal 2-0 at the Emirates. £60million midfielder Riyad Mahrez was the most exciting addition to Pep Guardiola's team sheet as the Citizens began their title defence in style. New Arsenal head coach Unai Emery called on a quartet of new faces for his first foray into English football. Defensive buys Matteo Guendouzi and Sokratis Papastathopoulos did not have the most memorable afternoon. However, Stephan Lichsteiner and Lucas Torreira made an impact as substitutes either side of the interval. Here is how the new boys fared... Riyad Mahrez Riyad Mahrez was Manchester City's only signing of the summer, and he was thrown in the deep end by his new boss Guardiola on Sunday. He looked good for the most part playing out right, but did appear to lack pace in this sensationally quick Citizens side. There's no questioning Mahrez's quality, but this move to the Premier League champions from Leicester City is a … [Read more...] about How Arsenal and Man City’s new boys fared on Premier League debut
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The highest-earning fans in the Premier League have been revealed, and they expose huge divides even among clubs from the same area. Many of the top clubs will be glad there appears to be no link between fan income and club performance, as there would be a huge change at the top - and bottom - if this table played out in real life. Brighton fans are the Premier League's highest earners according to the list compiled by footballtips.com, with an impressive average salary of £43,000 - way above the UK average of £27,000. That is however far behind what the average Premier League player earns in a single week, a figure that has rocketed to £50,817. The Seagulls pip Chelsea fans, whose club resides in the richest borough in the United Kingdom, to the title, with Blues supporters taking home £41,000. Leicester City are another unusual high-flyer, earning £40,000 on average to place them third in the table, while at the other end, Cardiff fans' incomes sit at … [Read more...] about Highest earning Premier League fans revealed… with Spurs beating Arsenal and Man City supporters on more than Man Utd
Arsenal are reportedly going head-to-head with Premier League rivals Manchester City for Monaco striker Nabil Alioui. The gifted 19-year-old could be a steal for either of the English clubs as he is currently on a youth contract with Ligue 1 side, according to RMC. Alioui has not yet made his first-team debut for Monaco, but the French side are determined to keep hold of one of the country's most highly-rated forwards. They would like to sign him up to a professional contract and then send him on loan to Cercle Brugge. The Gunners have other ideas. Once Alioui has finished representing France at the Under-19 European Championships in Finland, he will be invited to Arsenal’s training ground. Alioui has scored two goals so far and his side will face Italy in the semi-finals of the tournament. Manchester City also hold a keen interest in the player. They hope that the fact that Alioui has the same agent, Kevin de Koster, as Kevin De Bruyne could help to seal the deal. Both clubs … [Read more...] about Arsenal and Man City battle it out for Monaco starlet Nabil Alioui
SCOTT Sinclair has helped Celtic to a seventh straight Scottish Premiership title. The former Chelsea and Man City star came off the bench as the Bhoys thumped arch rivals Rangers 5-0. Here is all you need to know about the football star expecting a second daughter with Coronation Street star Helen Flanagan. Who is Scott Sinclair and which football teams has he played for? Scott Sinclair, 29, was born in Bath. The first team he played for was Bath Arsenal and at the age of nine he joined Bristol Rovers. He has also played for England youth teams and represented Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics in London. In 2005, he moved to Chelsea at the age of just 16, and went on to make five appearances for the club. During his time at Stamford Bridge he also made six loan spells - at Plymouth, QPR, Charlton, Crystal Palace, Birmingham and Wigan. Sinclai signed for Swansea in 2010 where he helped his current manager at Celtic, Brendan Rodgers, lead the Welsh side to promotion. His performances … [Read more...] about Who is Scott Sinclair, who’s his girlfriend Helen Flanagan, what’s the Celtic song about him and what’s the former Chelsea and Man City star’s salary?
Six Premier League clubs have joined the race for Norwich City playmaker James Maddison, according to the Telegraph. The 21-year-old is one of the finest young talents in England and was named in the EFL Championship team of the year after netting 15 times for the Canaries. Tottenham, Arsenal and Man City are all keen land the former Coventry City youngster with Norwich looking for £25million this summr. Maddison is unlikely to join a side without the chance of first team football and other sides are also in the running including Everton and Brighton. Leicester City are looking to sign Aston Villa star Jack Grealish if the Villa fail to gain promotion to the Premier League. According to the Daily Mirror , should Steve Bruce's side fail to go up, the England under-21 star will be moved on to 'cut costs'. Leicester are leading the way to shine Grealish who has enjoyed an impressive season at Villa Park. The Foxes manager Claude Puel has a strong reputation for developing young … [Read more...] about Spurs face Arsenal and Man City competition for Championship star