Arsenal announced Unai Emery as the club's new head coach on Wednesday morning, jettisoning Manchester City assistant manager Mikel Arteta at the final hour to recruit the treble winning former Paris Saint-Germain boss. Emery’s superior experience and excellent track record in European competition no doubt contributed to the decision of the Arsenal board – the Spaniard won three successive Europa League titles with Sevilla before moving to PSG in 2016. But Emery’s record against English teams is not quite as impressive. During his time at Valencia, Sevilla and then PSG, Emery has taken on six different English clubs – and has a winning record against only two of them. What could Unai Emery's Arsenal look like? 12 show all What could Unai Emery's Arsenal look like? 1/12 Unai Emery has £50m to spend on overhauling Arsenal's squad ahead of the 2018/19 season. But what could his initial starting XI look like? AFP 2/12 Like Cech, Bellerin's … [Read more...] about Arsenal new manager Unai Emery: How should Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham fans react to appointment?
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Newcastle United have been linked with a move for Chilean striker Nico Castillo. Portuguese sports newspaper O Jogo claims that Newcastle are one of several European clubs chasing the signature of the 25-year-old.Sampdoria and Bologna have also reportedly made offers for Castillo, but it is Benfica who are frontrunners to land the frontman.O Jogo suggest that a fee of €7million will be enough to tempt Pumas to sell, although reports from South America suggest that it may be closer to the €10million mark.Castillo netted 12 goals in 24 games for current club, Pumas, in this season's Liga MX and has 14 caps for Chile.Meanwhile there is still transfer news from the Stadium of Light - but that could change soon as Stewart Donald's takeover edges closer to completion.Here's the rest of the news hitting the headlines today:Manchester City are eyeing a £100million swoop for Chelsea's Eden Hazard with Pep Guardiola identifying the Belgian as his primary summer target (Star)Unai … [Read more...] about Newcastle linked with in-demand striker, Manchester City set to raid Chelsea; Arsenal, Manchester United and Tottenham also in the news
The Football Association has apologised to Manchester United and Tottenham over a tweet sent from the official FA Cup account after the semi-final. After United's win the Emirates FA Cup account tweeted a gif of Smalling replying 'Harry Kane' to a mocked up question which read 'Chris, what's in your pocket?' It was retweeted thousands of times, with some fans declaring it the 'best tweet ever' but others thought it was classless to be sent by the official account. The tweet was removed on Monday morning and a statement was issued by the FA which read: "We have written to both clubs to apologise for any offence caused." Smalling and Phil Jones kept Kane so quiet in the 2-1 win the England striker was forced to deny suggestions he played the game injured. "That's people's opinion. People are always going to look for something to say when maybe you're not firing at your best," Kane said. "At the end of the day, I've still scored two in my last four (games). It's not the worst in the … [Read more...] about FA apologies to Manchester United and Tottenham over tweet
Both Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur are be vying for a place in the FA Cup final on Saturday evening as they clash at Wembley. The two teams head into the game after testing Premier League fixtures in midweek. Spurs were only able to draw 1-1 with Brighton & Hove Albion, whilst United edged past Bournemouth 2-0 at the Vitality Stadium. Mauricio Pochettino’s men will be looking to reach their first FA Cup final since 1991, the last time they lifted the trophy. United meanwhile will be aiming to add to their 15-16 title won under Louis van Gaal. Follow all the action below in our live blog: Match preview What time is it? The game kicks off on Saturday, 5:15pm Where can I watch it? It is going to be broadcast live on BBC One, with coverage starting from 4:55pm. It’s a big game for… Jose Mourinho. Officially out of the title race and eliminated from the Champions League and Carabao Cup, the FA Cup represents the Portuguese’s only … [Read more...] about Manchester United vs Tottenham LIVE – FA Cup semi-final: Teams news, line-ups and build-up to kick-off
Tottenham may stock up on water and milk ahead of Saturday's FA Cup semi-final to dissuade Jose Mourinho from approaching their dressing room. Mourinho often enters opponents' quarters after games, be it to congratulate them or demand they turn the volume down on the iPod, and Mauricio Pochettino voiced his dismay at Mourinho making a beeline for Eric Dier last season. "Mourinho and I had finished our interviews at Old Trafford and the players were doing their warm-down on the pitch," Pochettino wrote in his book Brave New World. "When Jose was done with the press, he stood by the entrance to the tunnel and regarded the returning players. "He greeted Moussa Sissoko and hugged Dier. They passed by me en route to the dressing rooms, laughing, speaking in Portuguese. Maybe it is a common Mourinho tactic, but he put Eric in a compromising position. You cannot do that after a defeat." The irony is Pochettino made a beeline for Luke Shaw at Spurs and United's Under-23 meeting in August, … [Read more...] about Manchester United and Tottenham’s transfer rivalry could become more intense