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Arsene Wenger ready to gamble with Alexis Sanchez

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Arsenal potentially selling one of their stars is nothing new for the north London club. From 2007 to 2012, the Gunners let go of Thierry Henry, Cesc Fabregas, Emmanuel Adebayor, Samir Nasri, and Robin van Persie at a time in which neither the team nor the fans really wanted the players to leave.

Arsene Wenger ready to gamble with Alexis Sanchez

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Arsenal potentially selling one of their stars is nothing new for the north London club. From 2007 to 2012, the Gunners let go of Thierry Henry, Cesc Fabregas, Emmanuel Adebayor, Samir Nasri, and Robin van Persie at a time in which neither the team nor the fans really wanted the players to leave.

On This Day In 2009: Portsmouth Play Arsenal Without A Single Englishman In Either Starting XI

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The extent of the effect thePremier League has had on the English game had never been quite sounderlined before Portsmouth welcomedArsenal to Fratton Park on 30 December, 2009.

As well as Arsenal's impressive 4-1 win, the game was also memorable for the fact that not a single English player made the starting line-up for either side the first time it had ever happened in the English top division.

Arsenal vs Tottenham: 10 Classic North London Derbies

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The north London derby. A simple utterance of the historic fixture is usually enough to get the blood boiling for fans of Arsenal and Tottenham. A mention of the opposing team serves as a reminder of...

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Manchester United 2-0 Manchester City: 5 pre-season talking points as Lukaku and Rashford down City

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It's pre-season, so naturally extensive conclusions and 'things we learned' can be somewhat overstated, but with new faces on show for both sides (along with some old ones ...

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Leicester boss defends Vardy over Nasri cheat claim

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London (AFP) – Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare has rubbished Samir Nasri’s claim that Jamie Vardy cheated to get him sent off during the English champions’ dramatic Champions League win over Sevilla.

Referee Daniele Orsato gave Nasri a second yellow card after he and England striker Vardy butted heads on Tuesday, and Leicester went on to secure a 2-0 victory and a place in the quarter-finals.

Leicester boss defends Vardy over Nasri cheat claim

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London (AFP) – Leicester manager Craig Shakespeare has rubbished Samir Nasri’s claim that Jamie Vardy cheated to get him sent off during the English champions’ dramatic Champions League win over Sevilla.

Referee Daniele Orsato gave Nasri a second yellow card after he and England striker Vardy butted heads on Tuesday, and Leicester went on to secure a 2-0 victory and a place in the quarter-finals.

Samir Nasri ready to put troubles behind him at Sevilla

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Madrid (AFP) French midfielder Samir Nasri said Thursday he was ready to turn the page and put last season's woes behind him to rediscover his best form at new club Sevilla.

Nasri has joined the La Liga side from Manchester City on a season-long loan deal.

The 29-year-old scored 27 goals and won two Premier League titles in five years in Manchester, but after an injury-plagued 2015/16 season, new City boss Pep Guardiola had criticised his condition when he returned to pre-season overweight.

Samir Nasri ready to put troubles behind him at Sevilla

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Madrid (AFP) French midfielder Samir Nasri said Thursday he was ready to turn the page and put last season's woes behind him to rediscover his best form at new club Sevilla.

Nasri has joined the La Liga side from Manchester City on a season-long loan deal.

The 29-year-old scored 27 goals and won two Premier League titles in five years in Manchester, but after an injury-plagued 2015/16 season, new City boss Pep Guardiola had criticised his condition when he returned to pre-season overweight.

Joe Hart, Yaya Toure and Samir Nasri have no futures at Manchester City as ruthless Guardiola strikes

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The Premier League is back and it's a new era at Manchester City. Pep Guardiola's tenure at the Etihad Stadium began with a narrow 2-1 win over Sunderland secured by a Paddy McNair own...

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Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney tops list of 10 richest young sportsmen in Britain

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Wayne Rooney is Britain's richest young sportsman with a fortune of £82 million, according to The Sunday Times Rich List 2016 – the definitive guide to wealth in Britain and Ireland – to be published...

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Man City ace declares he will now miss three months with injury

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What doesn't kill you make you stronger. I will be back better than ever see you in 3 months A photo posted by Samir Nasri (@samnasri8) on Nov...

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Squad Analysis: Manchester City’s Summer Transfer Window Reviewed

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by Neil Quinn After overseeing another feeble title defence, Manuel Pellegrini's position at Manchester City seemed untenable at the end of the 2014-15 campaign. An eight-point gap to champions...

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Juventus eyeing move for Man City star

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Juventus are eyeing a move for Manchester City star Samir Nasri if they cannot land their primary targets Julian Draxler and Mario Gotze. The Old...

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Man City’s Samir Nasri slams ‘stupid’ Liverpool fans over Raheem Sterling abuse

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Samir Nasri vows to come back stronger at Manchester City

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Playmaker Samir Nasri is determined to bounce back to form at Manchester City next season.

The Frenchman has been linked with a move away from the Etihad Stadium after a frustrating, injury-hit 2014-15 campaign.

The 27-year-old insists he will not be going anywhere and has vowed to come back strongly as City bid to reclaim the Barclays Premier League title next season.

Samir Nasri vows to come back stronger at Manchester City

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Playmaker Samir Nasri is determined to bounce back to form at Manchester City next season.

The Frenchman has been linked with a move away from the Etihad Stadium after a frustrating, injury-hit 2014-15 campaign.

The 27-year-old insists he will not be going anywhere and has vowed to come back strongly as City bid to reclaim the Barclays Premier League title next season.

Watch Manchester City 2-0 Leicester match highlights [VIDEO]

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini felt he needed to "refresh the team" and leave out captain Vincent Kompany for his side's much-needed win against Leicester.

Kompany was dropped to the bench along with Pablo Zabaleta and Edin Dzeko, while Samir Nasri and Fernandinho missed out on the squad completely as City beat the Foxes 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium.

Watch Manchester City 2-0 Leicester match highlights [VIDEO]

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Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini felt he needed to "refresh the team" and leave out captain Vincent Kompany for his side's much-needed win against Leicester.

Kompany was dropped to the bench along with Pablo Zabaleta and Edin Dzeko, while Samir Nasri and Fernandinho missed out on the squad completely as City beat the Foxes 2-0 at the Etihad Stadium.

Watch Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle United match highlights [VIDEO]

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Manchester City warmed up for Tuesday's visit of Barcelona in style by crushing Newcastle 5-0 on a perfect day for the Barclays Premier League champions.

City led from the second minute as they cut Chelsea's lead at the top of the table to five points by demolishing the Magpies at the Etihad Stadium.

Watch Manchester City 5-0 Newcastle United match highlights [VIDEO]

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Manchester City warmed up for Tuesday's visit of Barcelona in style by crushing Newcastle 5-0 on a perfect day for the Barclays Premier League champions.

City led from the second minute as they cut Chelsea's lead at the top of the table to five points by demolishing the Magpies at the Etihad Stadium.

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‘Jamie Vardy Is A Cheat’ – Samir Nasri Not Happy Bunny After Attempted Mind-Meld With Leicester Striker Backfires Horribly

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Samir Nasri has flat-out accused Jamie Vardy of cheating after the Sevilla midfielder was sent off for attempting an unsolicited mind-meld with the Leicester City striker during Tuesday night's Champions League clash.

Both playerswere shown yellow cards after the intense static discharge caused by rubbing their foreheads together caused Vardyto half-topple backwards.

Sampaoli’s Sevilla rue self-inflicted Leicester City wounds

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Madrid (AFP) – Coach Jorge Sampaoli admitted Sevilla had only themselves to blame after being left to reflect on missed opportunities as Leicester City’s Champions League fairytale continued into the quarter-finals.

Sevilla dominated possession in both legs against the English champions but after missing a penalty in both matches, hitting the woodwork three times and having playmaker Samir Nasri sent-off, Wednesday’s 2-0 second leg loss condemned Sampaoli’s men to a 3-2 aggregate defeat.

Sampaoli’s Sevilla rue self-inflicted Leicester City wounds

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Madrid (AFP) – Coach Jorge Sampaoli admitted Sevilla had only themselves to blame after being left to reflect on missed opportunities as Leicester City’s Champions League fairytale continued into the quarter-finals.

Sevilla dominated possession in both legs against the English champions but after missing a penalty in both matches, hitting the woodwork three times and having playmaker Samir Nasri sent-off, Wednesday’s 2-0 second leg loss condemned Sampaoli’s men to a 3-2 aggregate defeat.

Nasri miss costs Sevilla in Villarreal stalemate

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Madrid (AFP) – Samir Nasri missed a second-half penalty as Sevilla squandered the chance to close to within a point of La Liga leaders Real Madrid with a 0-0 draw home to Villarreal on Sunday.

The Frenchman’s low spot-kick was well saved by Sergio Asenjo, who then made a spectacular stop from Vicente Iborra’s late header as La Liga’s best defence held out for a point at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium.

Nasri miss costs Sevilla in Villarreal stalemate

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Madrid (AFP) – Samir Nasri missed a second-half penalty as Sevilla squandered the chance to close to within a point of La Liga leaders Real Madrid with a 0-0 draw home to Villarreal on Sunday.

The Frenchman’s low spot-kick was well saved by Sergio Asenjo, who then made a spectacular stop from Vicente Iborra’s late header as La Liga’s best defence held out for a point at the Sanchez Pizjuan stadium.

Man City Misfit Samir Nasri Discusses Intricacies Of Pep Guardiola’s Midnight Sex Curfew

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Instantly falling foul of Pep Guardiola's anti-chunk mantra, Samir Nasri soon found himself being loaned out to Sevilla for the season when the Spanish coach took over in the summer.

Having since shed his excess timber (amassed while recovering from a long-term injury last year), Nasri has since gone on to impress at his new club, scoring three goals in 10 appearances in all competitions for the Spanish side to date.

Sampaoli laments Nasri loss as Sevilla eye last 16

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Madrid (AFP) Europa League holders Sevilla finally look set to make their mark on the Champions League, but coach Jorge Sampaoli's in-form side will have to do without influential playmaker Samir Nasri for Wednesday's visit of Dinamo Zagreb.

Nasri has starred since joining on-loan from Manchester City as Sampaoli's excellent start in Seville has seen the Spanish side pick up seven points from their first three Group H games without even conceding a goal.

Sampaoli laments Nasri loss as Sevilla eye last 16

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Madrid (AFP) Europa League holders Sevilla finally look set to make their mark on the Champions League, but coach Jorge Sampaoli's in-form side will have to do without influential playmaker Samir Nasri for Wednesday's visit of Dinamo Zagreb.

Nasri has starred since joining on-loan from Manchester City as Sampaoli's excellent start in Seville has seen the Spanish side pick up seven points from their first three Group H games without even conceding a goal.

Sevilla’s Sampaoli counts on Nasri talent for European run

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Seville (Spain) (AFP) Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli believes Manchester City loanee Samir Nasri has the talent to help his side to the latter stages of the Champions League ahead of Tuesday's clash against Lyon.

The Spanish side have won the Europa League for the past three seasons, but have struggled to establish themselves amongst Europe's elite in the Champions League.

Sampaoli counts on Nasri talent for Champions League run

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Seville (Spain) (AFP) Sevilla coach Jorge Sampaoli believes Manchester City loanee Samir Nasri has the talent to help his side to the latter stages of the Champions League ahead of Tuesday's clash against Lyon.

The Spanish side have won the Europa League for the past three seasons, but have struggled to establish themselves amongst Europe's elite in the Champions League.

La Liga transfer deadline day: 6 possible deals and 3 Real Madrid players who could be leaving

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Kasper Schmeichel saves Leicester’s Champions League dreams

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has spoken of the “relief” the team felt after they reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Goals from club captain Wes Morgan and Marc Albrighton saw Leicester to a 2-0 win at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday, with Schmeichel making a key penalty save on the night as they sealed a 3-2 aggregate win over Sevilla following a 2-1 first-leg loss in Spain.

Kasper Schmeichel saves Leicester’s Champions League dreams

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Leicester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel has spoken of the “relief” the team felt after they reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

Goals from club captain Wes Morgan and Marc Albrighton saw Leicester to a 2-0 win at the King Power Stadium on Tuesday, with Schmeichel making a key penalty save on the night as they sealed a 3-2 aggregate win over Sevilla following a 2-1 first-leg loss in Spain.

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On This Day In 2013: Man City Thrash Manchester United 4-1 In David Moyes’ First Derby In Charge

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It was arguably the match which signalled a switch in football power in Manchester the Blues finally emerging out from under the Reds' shadow in David Moyes' first Mancunian derby in charge of the latter.

City had played second fiddle in Manchester for years, but now the side was backed by one of the richest owners in world football and packed with stars, while United were struggling to adjust to life without the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson in the manager's seat.

STATS: Ander Herrera’s season so far

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Ander Herrera has scored five goals and has four assists in 19 appearances (12 starts). That works out at as one goal/assist every 138 minutes he's been on the pitch so far this season.

For comparison, Cesc Fabregas has one goal/assist per 129 minutes, Eden Hazard per 140 minutes (or one every 157 minutes if you don't count penalties), David Silva every 140 minutes, Oscar every 146 minutes, Santi Cazorla every 159 minutes, Aaron Ramsey every 163 minutes, Samir Nasri every 190 minutes and Yaya Toure every 234 minutes.

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Man City: Samir Nasri Assures Pep Guardiola He’ll Be A ‘Lucky Man’ To Have Samir Nasri In His Squad

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Making his first Premier League start for almost sevenmonths, Samir Nasri returned from the very fringes of existence to play a starring role in Manchester City's 2-1 win over West Brom at the Etihad on Saturday afternoon.

The French midfielder proved instrumental, conducting play, putting in the hard yards in defence and evenpopping up with what proved to be the winning goal with half-an-hour or so of the game left to play.

Thursday Kickoff: Most FAs reportedly not transparent; Nasri out months; and more

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According to a new report, only 14 out of the 209 FIFA football associations provide the minimum amount of information to remain transparent.

U.S. Soccer, among many other member nations, is not one of those included.

Transparency International released its findings on Wednesday after searching for information about every association and federation online.

NYRB kickoff time announced and other Union bits, USMNT news, more

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Photo: Daniel Studio Philadelphia Union On Monday, New York Red Bulls announced the game they are hosting against the Union on Sunday, Oct. 18 will kickoff at 3 pm. The game, the start time of which had previously been listed as TBD, will be broadcast locally on TCN. In the [...]

Open your eyes Samir Nasri - Chelsea's game management is better than Manchester City.

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Samir Nasri has spoken of his thoughts on Chelsea this season as the title race begins to heat up as we move at pace towards the business end of the season. Not that most of us care, he has stated that he isn't impressed at all.

He said of Chelsea this season:

"I'm a big fan of Mourinho, but I am not impressed with his team, not at all.