English Premier League

Wenger confirms star duo along with Ozil, Wilshere and Arteta to miss Liverpool clash

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Wenger confirms star duo along with Ozil, Wilshere and Arteta to miss Liverpool clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed defender Laurent Koscielny will miss the Premier League clash against Liverpool.

The North London club travel to the Merseyside as the Gunners take on the Reds at Anfield on Sunday.

Hatem Ben Arfa in Line for January Exit After 4 Months at Hull

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Hatem Ben Arfa is set for a January move after finding himself unwanted at Newcastle and Hull and in France a film is being produced about the mercurial winger.

The 27-year-old former Marseille player appears set for a January transfer after Newcastle manager Alan Pardew declared he did not want to take Ben Arfa back from his loan spell at Hull, where boss Steve Bruce has written him out of his plans.

Liverpool defender doubtful for Arsenal clash

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Liverpool defender doubtful for Arsenal clash - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool have been handed a massive injury concern ahead of a crucial fixture against Arsenal as defender Dejan Lovren remains doubtful for the weekend clash.

The Croatian international left Southampton and joined the Merseyside club in the summer.

Massive injury boost: Louis van Gaal confirms Angel Di Maria fit to face Aston Villa

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Massive injury boost: Louis van Gaal confirms Angel Di Maria fit to face Aston Villa - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United have manager Louis van Gaal has confirmed Angel Di Maria will return to action against Aston Villa.

The Argentine international picked up a hamstring injury against Hull City clash at Old Trafford and since then he has missed three matches against Stoke City, Southampton and Liverpool.

Liverpool Team News: Possible Starting Line up vs Arsenal

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Liverpool Team News: Possible Starting Line up vs Arsenal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool host Arsenal on Sunday at Anfield in the Gameweek 17 of the Premier League season and it promises to be an absolute crunch encounter for both sides. The Reds would be confident going into the clash coming on the back of a 3-1 win in the quarter finals of the Capital One Cup against Bournemouth.

3 to see: The Tyne-Wear derby, the Club World Cup final and the Derby della Scala

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The big games keep on coming in the Premier League, with the Tyne-Wear derby between Newcastle and Sunderland the headline act in England this weekend.

Why £27m Manchester United player was unfairly criticised last season

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Why £27m Manchester United player was unfairly criticised last season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United star Marouane Fellaini has revealed his frustration at being slated last season, after not living upto the standards expected following a move from Everton. We take a look at why he is right to feel aggrieved at the critical comments that came his way.

Man Utd title belief is growing, says Maroune Fellaini

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Marouane Fellaini says belief is growing at Manchester United that the club can win the title this season. The Belgium midfielder acknowledges that...

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If Totnum Oil Up, I say we should as well.

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There is nothing left of real value about present day Arsenal, other than our history. Owned by overseas cash. Sponsored by absolutely anyone. All sense of good taste, class and style has gone. The ordinary fans don't matter. The stadium is a temple to corporate. What's to lose?

The best argument about what's to lose is Financial, and the self-sustaining model.

Arsenal Team News: Possible Starting Line up vs Liverpool

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Arsenal Team News: Possible Starting Line up vs Liverpool - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

The games are coming thick and fast as we approach the busy festive period. The Round 17 ofthe Barclays Premier League promises to be a cracker, as Arsenal travel to Anfield to face LiverpoolonSunday.

Pardew Playing Dangerous Game – Newcastle Have 13 Injuries

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Newcastle are currently four injuries clear of Arsenal at the top of the Premier League injuries list, and we currently have a total of 13 injuries, and we've been top of that particular league almost all season. What's going on? Alan Pardew willing to play players with knocks And it was so bad on [.

Aston Villa vs Manchester United Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction

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Aston Villa vs Manchester United Preview, Possible Lineups & Prediction - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

In-form Manchester United go to Villa Park on Saturday where they have enjoyed much success since the formation of the Premier League.

Aston Villa's 1-0 loss at West Brom last weekend ended a five-match unbeaten run for Paul Lambert's side which has propelled them to mid-table.

Liverpool ‘not on the same trend’ as last season, says Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has suggested that Liverpool are a very different proposition from the side that thrashed his team last season. The...

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Liverpool legend says Chelsea will not win quadruple this season

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Liverpool legend says Chelsea will not win quadruple this season - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher believes Chelsea will not be able to win the quadruple this season.

The West London club have a very good chance of winning four competitions after making it to the last four of the Capital One Cup earlier this week.

A Reminder to Sunderland Fans – Boo Newcastle Local Lad

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48 year-old Former Sunderland Chairman Niall Quinn has talked about Jack Colback before the Newcastle Sunderland game on Sunday, and Niall is whining about how Jack left Sunderland as a free agent in the summer, and joined his home town club Newcastle, and from the reports during the summer, he jumped at the chance to [.

Fantasy Football Tips: Liverpool v Arsenal & the £1,000 League

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Fantasy Football Tips: Liverpool v Arsenal & the £1,000 League - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

It's almost Christmas time, butthere's still no rest for any of the twentyPremier League clubs, or indeed for any of the thousands of fantasymanagers of MondoGoal.com, who are still eagerly lining up for a crack at their unique ‘season in a day' make-up; winning cash, beating friends, and achieving absolute glory in only one match day.

Liverpool set for negotiation for €42m Arsenal target

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Liverpool set for negotiation for €42m Arsenal target - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A lot has been said and written on Liverpool's stuttering league campaign so far. The same points have been regurgitated everywhere, so it's better toeschew it and cut to the chase.

It is easy to comment and speculation on Liverpool transfer, who the club should sign, five players that could change situation and all that from distance, but one can hardly get a clear picture ofhowthe club's hierarchy are planning to approach the market.

Manchester United

Man Utd confirm Angel Di Maria could be on bench for Aston Villa clash

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Louis van Gaal says Angel Di Maria is getting close to full fitness and could be on the bench for tomorrow's game at Aston Villa. #mufc —...

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Radamel Falcao promises to repay Man Utd fans with goals and trophies

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Radamel Falcao has promised to repay Manchester United fans for their support with goals and trophies following a difficult campaign so far. The...

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Louis van Gaal everything David Moyes was not, says Man Utd legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

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Louis van Gaal is everything at Manchester United that David Moyes was not with his strong leadership and belief helping to turn things around, says...

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Juan Mata willing Radamel Falcao to play and score for Man Utd

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Juan Mata is willing Radamel Falcao to get an opportunity to play and score for Manchester United after struggling for opportunities following an...

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PHOTO: Manchester United players show heart warming gesture

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PHOTO: Manchester United players show heart warming gesture - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Manchester United players have shown great gestures when they signed on a 12-year-oldleukaemia patient's head, wholost her hair during treatment.

According to the Eurosport, Charlotte Jennings got many of the United stars sign her bald hair following treatment.

Man Utd rekindle interest in Nicolas Otamendi

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Valencia centre-back Nicolas Otamendi is once again a Manchester United transfer target, according to reports. The Argentina international, aged 26,...

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12-Year-Old Man Utd Fan Gets Wayne Rooney To Autograph Her Head After Losing Her Hair During Leukaemia Treatment (Photo)

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With Wayne Rooney and a small gaggle of other Manchester United players visiting Royal Manchester Children's Hospital the other day, 12-year-old leukaemia patient Charlotte Jennings seized her chance to bag herself a few autographs.

RoM reads

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Scott talks to ESPN about whether United can win the league this season.

Scott writes for The Metro about gloating against Liverpool.

The London Evening Standard reports that Javier Hernandez will not be returning to United in January.

The Telegraph looks at derby day traitors.

Fellaini: It was difficult getting blamed last season

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Marouane Fellaini was appalling in his first season at Manchester United and his reputation wasn't helped by being the only signing of David Moyes, who had a dreadful time at the club too.

The midfielder has played much better this season and managed to keep Cesc Fabregas, the best performing player in the league up until his visit to Old Trafford, in his back pocket during United's 1-1 draw against Chelsea.

Solskjaer: “United needed LVG”

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has described Louis Van Gaal as the man United needed to steady the ship following last season's shambolic performances. The Norwegian labeled Van Gaal as a "breath of fresh air" and said the Dutchman's charisma and aura will restore a winning mentality at the club.

United have won six games in a row and are the Premier League's in-form side going into what could turn out to be a crucial Christmas period, as United face Villa, Spurs and Stoke away with Newcastle at home on Boxing Day the only festive fixture at Old Trafford.

Agent to meet Manchester United board to discuss striker’s future

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Manchester United, courtesy of their six consecutive victories, have not only consolidated their position for the top four spot, but an outside chance of a potential title challenge aredoing the hubbubs.

Liverpool

Bournemouth’s Baily Cargill’s Head Bandage Falls Off Against Liverpool and Social Media Goes Bonkers

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This funny incident happened during Bournemouth's League Cup quarter-final defeat against Liverpool on Wednesday and social media being social media went into overdrive.

Just as 19 year old Baily Cargill goes on a run his head bandage a very funny looking one at that falls off with many believing it to be a wig including me when I first seen the incident.

Liverpool still suffering with old defensive problems, says Emile Heskey

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Liverpool are still suffering with the old defensive problems from last season with their deficiencies far more glaring now with the lack of...

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard: Raheem Sterling can be the best

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Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says Raheem Sterling can go on to be among the very best in the game if he keeps working hard. The 34-year-old has...

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Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli responds to one-match racism ban

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Post by Mario Balotelli Official. Liverpool star Mario Balotelli has responded to the one-match ban he has received for his Super Mario post...

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Liverpool ‘want Aston Villa’s Fabian Delph’ to replace Steven Gerrard

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Liverpool are lining up a move for Aston Villa midfielder Fabian Delph as they plan for life without captain Steven Gerrard, according to reports....

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Arsenal

Arsenal given green light to make €10m star as first January signing

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Arsenal given green light to make €10m star as first January signing - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

Arsenal's needs for a central defensive midfielder in the upcoming January transfer window is well documented. Both Mikel Arteta and Mathieu Flamini are way past their best and oppositions time and again exploit the Gunners' backline.

Arsenal’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain applauds suggestion that Alexis Sanchez has been ‘carrying him’

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain took it in good spirits when a banal observation on new Instagram filters led to him getting trolled over being part of a...

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Alexis Sanchez’s form could dip after Christmas, Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger hints

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has hinted that he expects star man Alexis Sanchez's form to tail off after Christmas. Sanchez has been putting...

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Arsenal face Italian hurdle to sign forward in January

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Arsenal face Italian hurdle to sign forward in January - originally posted on Soccerlens.com


Alessio Cerci has undergone a torrid time ever since his move to Atletico Madrid in the summer. The 27 year old had a superb last season for Torino having scored 13 goals in 37 appearances.

However he has just played 8 times this season for Atletico, all of them being substitute appearances.

Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs forced to look elsewhere for strikers after Jay Rodriguez out until February

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Tottenham will have to look elsewhere for a striker as priority target Jay Rodriguez will not be fit until February now after suffering a set-back in...

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Ex-Spurs star Jermain Defoe not moving to QPR, say Toronto

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Former Tottenham star Jermain Defoe is not moving to QPR, according to his MLS side Toronto. The striker has been linked with a return to the Premier...

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Youtube Trolls Who Disrupted Tottenham’s Europa League Tie Recieve Three-Year Football Ban

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By Chris Wright

Remember how we all laughed and laughed when those three "Youtube pranksters" repeatedly disrupted Tottenham's Europa League tie against Partizan Belgrade last month?

The moronic trio of trolls took it in turns to invade the pitch at White Hart Lane as part of a pre-planned viral marketing stunt, eventually causing the game to be temporarily suspended.

Newcastle United

Newcastle Legend – Alnwick Not Ready For This Test

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We had an article out yesterday that basically lay the responsibility (also known as blame) for our current goalkeeper situation, with poor planning by Newcastle, and we feel sorry for young Jak Alnwick. Jak Alnwick at the end of the game Wednesday night And former Newcastle legend Rob Lee is not happy with what happened [.

Mike Ashley Wields His Growing Influence At Rangers

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The plot thickens at Rangers, as Mike Ashley confidante Derek Llambias, who was the Managing Director at Newcastle United from May 2008 until the summer of 2013, has been appointed the CEO of Rangers FC. Derek LLambias at Glasgow Airport earlier this year The Scottish Football Association announced last week they would be investigating [.

Chelsea

Chelsea 2015/16 Kits Leaked

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Chelsea 2015-16 Home, Away and Third Kit has been leaked online. The brand new Chelsea 15-16 kits have been preparedbyGerman brand Adidas, andsponsored for the by Turkish Airlines.

This for the first time Turkish Airlines will sponsorthe new Adidas Chelsea 15-16 Kits in the club history, as theirsponsorship deal with Samsung ends in June 2015.

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard set to sign new £200,000-a-week deal

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Eden Hazard has reportedly agreed a new £52m contract to make him Chelsea's best paid player. The Belgium has committed to a new...

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The Rest

Footy on the Telly, Dec. 19-25

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Your weekly listings of live soccer on TV, online, and on satellite radio.

Re-Entry Draft Stage Two: Electric Boogaloo

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Six MLS teams selected players during the two rounds of the Re-Entry Draft. The Philadelphia Union were not among them. Was this an opportunity missed, or was this a calculated gamble by Union's front office? The selections made involved two players who spent some time in the blue-and-gold, and no members of their 2014 roster were taken.

All Hail The King: Kazuyoshi Miura, The World’s Oldest Professional Footballer, Signs New One-Year Deal With Yokohama FC

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Kazuyoshi Miura, seen here on the left right

Several outfield players have made it into their forties over recent years, but none have ventured as deep into the middle-aged wilderness as Japanese legendKazuyoshi Miura, who is still plugging away at the ripeold age of 47 putting the likes of Ryan Giggs, Javier Zanetti, Rivaldo et al to shame.

Shit Football Kits: SK Brann’s New ‘Weatherproof’ Home Strip Looks Like Its Made Entirely From Red PVC…

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By Chris Wright

Hark at SK Brann's rubbery new home kit, designed or at least so it says here to withstand the chilly drizzleand biting cold of the average NorwegianTippeligaen season.

All looks a bit uncomfortableto us, in a fetish-y kind of way.

Women’s Football Rankings: Germany New Leaders After USA’s 7-Year Domination

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The final edition of the year of the FIFA/Coca-Cola Women's World Ranking finally has a new leader after the USA's seven-year domination. And it's Germany!

Thanks to away wins against Sweden and England, Germany have now held on to the top spot for the first time in seven years.

Wright Phillips is the Major League Scorer

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Shaun Wright Phillips' brother Bradley Wright Phillips has ended the 2014 Major League Soccer as the top scorer with 27 successful hits to the net for New York Red Bulls. It was by far his most successful season in club football.

The forward has played in England for many clubs and has scored goals for them too, but, he has never been this fluent.