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Arsenal midfielder invites journalist to a ‘sit down’ over career low comment

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Arsenal's Jack Wilshere has taken to Twitter to hit back at a journalist who had branded his red card in an under-23 fixture as a "career...

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Alex Song set to be released by Barca after one season?

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Is Alex Song going to be struck by the jinx that seems to destroy many ex-Arsenal players careers after the leave Arsene Wenger's side? It is being reported that the Cameroonian is expected to leave the Nou Camp this summer after starting only six games so far this season, and falling out of favour with new boss Tito Vilanova.

Can Arshavin re-ignite his Arsenal career tonight?

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Andrey Arshavin is set to add to his one substitute appearance this season as Arsenal take on Coventry in tonight's League cup match. The 31 year old winger has found life hard at the Emirates since returning from a loan spell at his former club, Zenit. The Russian has had to make due with limited playing time but Wenger insists that he respects Arshavin and that the player is keen to still make an impression at the Emirates.

Wenger believes Wilshere feared his career at Arsenal was over!

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Wilshere Feared For Career by AH

Arsenal Manager Arséne Wenger believed that Jack Wilshere feared for his career at times last season, with the young Englishman not playing for 14 months. Wilshere picked up an injury in last season's Emirates Cup game vs New York Red Bulls and at the time it just looked like a simple knock that would only keep him out for a matter of days.

Why Arshavin should have left Arsenal

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Arshavin has been criticized for his decision to stay at Arsenal this season by former Russian international by AM Viktor Bulatov has come out and said that it was the wrong decision on Arshavin's part to remain at the Emirates. The former Spartak Moscow midfielder has said that, if the Arsenal midfielder wanted to resurrect [.

Szczesny wants to end his career at Arsenal!

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The young Polish international Wojciech Szczesny has made it clear that he wants to play his whole career at Arsenal, and is hoping to get a very long term contract the next time he sits down with the management to discuss an extension to his present deal. Being only 21 years of age he could [...]

Thierry Henry predicts Chamberlain will have an unforgettable Arsenal career

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Henry predicts Chamberlain will be a star by KJ Arsenal's greatest ever striker has hailed Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as the next big star to step up for the Gunners. We've all been impressed by the 18-year old Englishman. He has stepped up when called up for the first team and has proved to be one of [.

Thierry Henry predicts Chamberlain will have an unforgettable Arsenal career

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Henry predicts Chamberlain will be a star by KJ Arsenal's greatest ever striker has hailed Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as the next big star to step up for the Gunners. We've all been impressed by the 18-year old Englishman. He has stepped up when called up for the first team and has proved to be one of [.

Chinese Super League

Pato dreams of Brazil recall after China career boost

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Shanghai (AFP) – Brazilian star Alexandre Pato refuses to give up hope of a recall to the national side, saying he’s at the peak of his career following his move to China.

The 27-year-old forward is enjoying football and life again in the Chinese Super League, having signed for Tianjin Quanjian on an 18-million-euro transfer from Villarreal in Spain in January.

Pato dreams of Brazil recall after China career boost

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Shanghai (AFP) – Brazilian star Alexandre Pato refuses to give up hope of a recall to the national side, saying he’s at the peak of his career following his move to China.

The 27-year-old forward is enjoying football and life again in the Chinese Super League, having signed for Tianjin Quanjian on an 18-million-euro transfer from Villarreal in Spain in January.

English Premier League

Arsenal debate- What to do about Diaby?

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Should Arsenal be looking to cut Diaby loose? by AH

We all know the latest news surrounding Abou Diaby and the fact he is ruled out for another 8-9 months following surgery after sustaining another injury.

Now we all know that Diaby himself doesn't have a specific fitness issue in itself and the reason why he is out so much is simply because he is blighted by injuries.

Dimitar Berbatov – EPL Career

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Ferguson manager and Vidic player of the year

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LONDON, England Sir Alex Ferguson has been named Barclays Manager of the Season, with Nemanja Vidic taking the player's prize. Manchester United clinched the Premier League title with last weekend's draw at Blackburn and will receive the trophy at Old Trafford on Sunday. The Red Devils have also made it through to the final [.

Cole hammers Burnley FA Cup hopes

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 LONDON, England — A double by England striker Carlton Cole inspired Premier League strugglers West Ham to a 5-1 thrashing of Championship side Burnley and earn them a place in the FA Cup quarter-finals here on Monday. The 27-year-old struck in the 48th and 50th minutes to add to German Thomas Hitzlsperger's opener on his [.

Giggs signs one-year extension with Man Utd

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MANCHESTER, England Manchester United's long-serving midfielder Ryan Giggs has signed a one-year contract extension with the Premier League giants, it was confirmed Friday. Giggs, who turned 37 in November, had already signalled his intention to prolong his Old Trafford career into a 21st season, and the club confirmed Friday the deal had now been [.

Roooooooooney!!!

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MANCHESTER, England  - Wayne Rooney said it was the best goal he had ever scored, and Manchester United Manager Alex Ferguson called it the greatest strike he had seen in 25 years at Old Trafford. The opposing goalkeeper did not even budge. Rooney put a troubled season behind him Saturday as his spectacular bicycle kick [.

Torres wants to win prizes. Now.

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LONDON, England Fernando Torres has explained he could wait no longer for Liverpool to reclaim their place amongst the English elite, and he hopes that Reds fans will eventually come to understand that he has joined Chelsea to win trophies and further his career. Torres, signed for a British record £50 million on transfer [.

Hoilett absent from Canadian soccer squad

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TORONTO, Ont. Canadian soccer fans will have to wait a little longer for David Hoilett to make his national team debut. Hoilett was not among the 17 players named to Canada's roster today by coach Stephen Hart for an upcoming friendly against Greece. Canada takes on the former European champions on Feb.

Gary Neville retires from football

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Manchester United veteran Gary Neville has announced his retirement from football with immediate effect. The 35-year-old, who has made only three Premier League starts this season due to fitness problems and a lack of form, made 602 appearances for United and represented England on 85 occasions. Hailed as "the best English right-back of his generation" by Sir Alex Ferguson, Neville was a member of the famous side that won the FA Youth Cup in 1992 and along with Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes, dedicated his entire career to his manager at Old Trafford.

Stephen Ireland joins Newcastle on loan

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LONDON, England— Aston Villa midfielder Stephen Ireland has completed a loan move to Newcastle for the rest of the season. Ireland's arrival at St James' Park came just hours after reports emerged that the deal had fallen through because he had failed a medical. The 24-year-old former Republic of Ireland international had a disappointing start [.

Van der Sar to hang up gloves

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MANCHESTER, England Veteran Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar has confirmed will retire from football at the end of the season. The 40-year-old former Holland international moved to Old Trafford from Fulham in 2005 and helped the Red Devils to three Premier League titles and Champions League glory in 2008.

Former English star Lofthouse dies at 85

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LONDON, England Former Bolton and England striker Nat Lofthouse has died. He was 85. The Premier League club said Saturday that Lofthouse, who scored 30 goals in 33 appearances for England, died in his sleep Saturday night at a nursing home in Bolton, northwest England. Lofthouse spent his entire career with Bolton, scoring 255 [.

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Beckham’s rebirth continues in Galaxy win

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CARSON, Calif. – After four long and often frustrating years, David Beckham has learned to bend it once again. That famous right foot, so effective and prolific that it spawned the title of a movie, has been quiet for much of his Los Angeles Galaxy career, but its effectiveness has returned with a vengeance this [.

Park Ji-Sung retires from international football

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SEOUL, South Korea — Manchester United midfielder Park Ji-Sung said he was retiring from international duty with South Korea to make way for younger players with "enormous potential". Park, who has won 100 caps and played in each of the past three World Cups, officially confirmed he was stepping down after national coach Cho Kwang-Rae [.

Melbourne Victory captain Muscat banned for 8 weeks

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MELBOURNE, Australia — Melbourne Victory captain Manny Muscat will likely end his career in Australian football's A-League under suspension after being banned for eight weeks for a dangerous tackle. Muscat, a Malta international, was handed the ban for a tackle on the Melbourne Heart's Adrian Zahra during a heated derby last weekend.

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Inzaghi signs new deal but Pirlo leaving Milan

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MILAN, Italy  — Veteran forward Filippo Inzaghi on Wednesday signed a new one-year contract with AC Milan tying him to the club until the end of next season when he will be 38. But midfield playmaker Andrea Pirlo revealed that he would be leaving the champions Milan after 10 years. "I'm here to say goodbye," [.

Abidal: I will continue fighting

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BARCELONA, Spain Barcelona defender Eric Abidal admits his recent battle against a liver tumour, when he feared he might never play football again, has left him with a different view about his priorities in life. Abidal underwent surgery in March following the discovery of the tumour, and it was not known when the France [.

Messi outshines Ronaldo, again

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GENEVE, Switzerland Lionel Messi scored a 90th-minute penalty to give Argentina a 2-1 win over Cristiano Ronaldo's Portugal in the first international meeting of the two players on Wednesday. Two-time world player of the year Messi also was the dominating early influence and set up Angel di Maria to give Argentina a 14th-minute lead.

Diego Fagundez this year’s youngest MLS rookie

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BOSTON, Mass Young athletes often dream of becoming professionals. In some cases, they even forgo college to take their chances on the big time. Leominster's Diego Fagundez is an even rarer exception. Fagundez is not only going to skip college, he will be bypassing much of high school as well to pursue a pro [.

Carroll thrilled to be able to focus on football after Anfield arrival

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POSTED: February 3rd 2011 NewsUpdate LONDON, Feb 03: Andy Carroll skipped nimbly around questions about whether he is worth £35m with an ease which Liverpool hope he will display against opposing defences after his English-player-record move from Newcastle on the eve of the transfer deadline. Carroll, 22, has taken over the No9 shirt abandoned by [.

Cassano has last laugh on Sampdoria

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ROME, Italy — Italian football badboy Antonio Cassano celebrated his return to his former club Sampdoria on Wednesday as his new team AC Milan ran out 2-1 winners in their Italian Cup quarter-final. Brazilian striker Pato struck twice Sampdoria's new signing Massimo Maccarone getting the hosts goal to give Cassano some revenge against [.

Galaxy lose Buddle to German Ingolstadt

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LOS ANGELES, Cal. German second-division club Ingolstadt has signed United States forward Edson Buddle. Buddle's contract with Major League Soccer's Los Angeles Galaxy had expired. He was MLS's leading scorer for most of last season despite missing more than a month for the World Cup. Buddle ended the regular season as the second-highest scorer [.

Hodgson out, Dalglish caretaker Liverpool

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LIVERPOOL, England - Manager Roy Hodgson left Liverpool on Saturday and the club appointed former player and manager Kenny Dalglish until the end of the season to try to turn around a dismal run of form. Hodgson, who joined England's most successful club from Fulham in July last year, had been under intense pressure from fans in recent weeks after defeats by Wolverhampton Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers.

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Famous derby win for St. Pauli

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HAMBURG, Germany Former Germany international Gerald Asamoah headed his sixth goal of the season to give St Pauli a 1-0 win at Hamburg on Wednesday, their first Bundesliga victory over their city rivals since 1977. In a match postponed this month due to heavy rain, Hamburg had half a dozen good scoring chances in [.

Keys leaves Sky Sports over sexism row

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LONDON, England  - A second key presenter for Sky Sports News left the network Wednesday over a sexism row engulfing the British broadcaster. Anchorman Richard Keys resigned after 20 years with the network, a day after his fellow presenter Andy Gray was fired. The scandal was sparked by off-air footage from Saturday of Keys and [.

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Oka Nikolov signs for LA Galaxy

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Nikolov coached Andre Blake to the 2016 MLS Goalkeeper of the Year award

Per a press release, former Philadephia Union goalkeeper turned goalkeeping coach Oka Nikolov has signed with the LA Galaxy. Nikolov started his career with the Union in 2013 after over two decades with Eintracht Frankfurt in Germany's Bundesliga and 2.

Around The Forest: New England Revolution hire Brad Friedel as head coach

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Robbie Rogers retires, a lot of roster moves as most teams head into the offseason and more!

Major League Soccer

LA Galaxy's Robbie Rogers brings groundbreaking pro career to a close | MLSsoccer.com
Robbie Rogers called time on his groundbreaking 11-year professional playing career on Tuesday, a run that included two MLS Cup championships and the distinction of becoming the first openly gay male athlete to compete in a top North American professional sports league.

Jose Mourinho rules out staying at Man Utd for the rest of his career

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he is sure he will not remain in charge of the club for the rest of his career. The Red Devils boss is...

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CJ Sapong named Player of the Week

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The North American Soccer Reporters liked Sapong's hat trick almost as much as we did.

Following his first career hat-trick, Philadelphia Union striker CJ Sapong has been named this week's NASR (North American Soccer Reporters) player of the week.

CJ's hat-trick helped the Union pull out their first win of the 2017 MLS season, as well as ending their 252 day winless streak dating back to August of 2016.

Euro 2012 Poland – Privileged Proença prepared for career peak

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"I have finally gained my extremum as a ref," Portuguese ref Pedro Proença told UEFA.com as prepares to move complaint of the UEFA EURO 2012 terminal at the Olympic Stadiuim in Kyiv.