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4-2-3-1 v Stoke: Wenger without 4 Arsenal first team players for this week's home game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:27:23 +0000

4-2-3-1 v Stoke: Wenger without 4 Arsenal first team players for this week's home game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Arsenal vs Stoke Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream info ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixture.  Arsenal vs Stoke English Premier League 2016/17 10th December, 15:00 pm BST Emirates, London Live Stream: Watch Arsenal vs Stoke live on NBC Sports Live (US) Arsenal Team News & Preview Arsenal host Stoke City in the Premier League this weekend and the Gunners will be looking to continue their impressive run of form with another win at home. Since their 2-0 defeat against Southampton in the League cup, they have scored nine times in two matches. Arsenal thumped West Ham and Basel

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Man Utd want top class PL star; Mourinho has already contacted him about January transfer

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 18:05:00 +0000

Man Utd want top class PL star; Mourinho has already contacted him about January transfer - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is looking to sign Dmitri Payet next month and has already contacted the player personally. Dmitri Payet has had a sensational career in England so far. The French international joined West Ham last summer and ended up becoming one of the best players in the league. He managed to score 12 goals with West Ham last season and has scored twice this season. Payet then went on to have a memorable Euro 2016 and has carried that form into this season as well. It is understandable why big clubs are eyeing up a move for him.

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Not Ronaldo or Messi, this former Liverpool target is the world's best paid player now

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 13:42:52 +0000

Not Ronaldo or Messi, this former Liverpool target is the world's best paid player now - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Football Leaks have been providing some interesting information regarding player contracts through certain media outlets and their latest revelation shows that Messi and Ronaldo have been surpassed in terms of weekly earnings by a Chinese Super League footballer. Cristiano Ronaldo signed a new five-year contract with Real Madrid in November. As per the media reports, the Portuguese forward is currently earning around £365,000 per week. Lionel Messi currently earns around £270,000-a -week but the Argentine superstar is in line to receive a bumper pay rise when he signs a new contract with Barcelona. Ronaldo’s Real Madrid teammate Gareth Bale also signed a

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4-3-3 vs West Ham: Klopp without top class Liverpool duo for vital home game this week; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:14:12 +0000

4-3-3 vs West Ham: Klopp without top class Liverpool duo for vital home game this week; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Liverpool vs West Ham Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream info ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixture.  Liverpool vs West Ham English Premier League 2016/17 11th December, 16:30 pm BST Anfield, Liverpool Live Stream: Watch Liverpool vs West Ham live on Sky Sports 1/HD Liverpool Team News & Preview Liverpool were beaten 4-3 during their last Premier League outing against Bournemouth. Jurgen Klopp’s men were 3-1 up at one point, but the Cherries inflicted a crushing blow on the Reds with a remarkable comeback. The Reds will be desperate to bounce back with a win over West Ham

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4-2-3-1 v Spurs: Jose Mourinho without key Man Utd defender for vital PL clash; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 11:33:08 +0000

4-2-3-1 v Spurs: Jose Mourinho without key Man Utd defender for vital PL clash; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Manchester United vs Tottenham Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream info ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixture.  Manchester United vs Tottenham English Premier League 2016/17 11th December, 14:15 pm BST Old Trafford, Manchester Live Stream: Watch Manchester United vs Tottenham live on Sky Sports 1/HD, Sky Go Manchester United Team News & Preview Manchester United host Tottenham in the Premier league this weekend and the Red Devils will be looking to get back to winning ways. Jose Mourinho’s men have failed to win five of their last six Premier League matches and the Portuguese tactician is under a lot

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MLS trumps Serie A in offering players high wages, according to study

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:59:45 +0000

MLS trumps Serie A in offering players high wages, according to study - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Major League Soccer (MLS) has more players who earn upwards of €100,000 per week than its Italian counterpart, Serie A, according to a recent research. A London-based marketing agency, Verve Search, and a Norwegian financial consultant, Finans, conducted the research. According to the study, 5% of MLS players earn €100,000 ($107,000) or more per week compared to only 3% of Serie A players. Only Juventus duo Gonzalo Higuaín and Miralem Pjanic and AS Roma’s influential midfielder Daniele De Rossi earn over €100,000 a week in Serie A. In contrast, four ex-Serie A stars—Kaká, Andrea Pirlo, Sebastian Giovinco, Michael Bradley—along with

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Champions League: Tottenham secure Europa spot, Real Madrid finish 2nd in the group

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 06:07:20 +0000

Champions League: Tottenham secure Europa spot, Real Madrid finish 2nd in the group - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Tottenham booked a place in the Europa League knock-out stage after they registered a convincing 3-1 win over CSKA Moscow in the Champions League on Wednesday. The visitors took the lead in the 33rd minute through Alan Dzagoev who scored from a headed flick-on from Zoran Tosic. Spurs restored parity shortly afterwards through Dele Alli, and Harry Kane finished a stylish move to put the home side in front before half time. An error from CSKA keeper Igor Akinfeev gave Spurs a two-goal lead when he guided Alli’s header into his own net. The victory puts Spurs into the Europa

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18 goals in 17 games: World class star has promised to play for Real Madrid, family member reveals

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:35:24 +0000

18 goals in 17 games: World class star has promised to play for Real Madrid, family member reveals - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Real Madrid host Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League tonight, and all eyes will be on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The world-class striker has been linked with a move to Santiago Bernabeu in the past, and now his mother has fuelled further speculations by claiming that Aubameyang dreams of playing for Los Blancos. Apparently, Aubameyang promised his grandfather that he would play for Real Madrid one day. His mother said: A move to Madrid would be lovely but at the moment he is doing well at Dortmund and we will have to see what happens. He promised his grandfather that he would play

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Photo: Arsenal agree deal to sign former Chelsea player; Talented defender poses in club shirt

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 18:23:51 +0000

Photo: Arsenal agree deal to sign former Chelsea player; Talented defender poses in club shirt - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Arsenal have completed the signing of highly talented young centre-back, Zech Medley. The Premier League giants have confirmed the deal on their official website, and have also revealed that Medley is the 12th member of Arsenal’s 2016/17 scholarship intake. The statement on the Arsenal website read: Young defender Zech Medley has joined our academy as a scholar. The 16-year-old came through the junior set-up at Chelsea and has represented England at youth level. He becomes the 12th member of our 2016/17 scholarship intake. We’d like to welcome Zech to Arsenal. Medley is a former Chelsea youth player and has been handed a scholarship

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Chelsea contact La Liga star's father with tempting offer; Blues will double his current wages

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 11:33:24 +0000

Chelsea contact La Liga star's father with tempting offer; Blues will double his current wages - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Real Madrid midfielder, Isco, has struggled to hold down a regular first team place ever since he signed for Los Blancos. The Spanish international has been linked with a move to the Premier League almost every year, and the latest club linked with him is Chelsea. According to latest reports, Chelsea have gotten in touch with Paco Alarcon, Isco’s father and agent, and have submitted an offer for the Real Madrid midfielder. The player’s agent is using that to pressure the Spanish giants into offering the 24-year-old a new deal at Santiago Bernabeu. The report adds that Chelsea’s offer will double Isco’s

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4-2-3-1 v Zorya: Mourinho could be without these 2 Man Utd players for vital Europa clash; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:05:00 +0000

4-2-3-1 v Zorya: Mourinho could be without these 2 Man Utd players for vital Europa clash; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Zorya vs Manchester United Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream info ahead of this week’s Europa League fixture.  Zorya vs Manchester UnitedUEFA Europa League 2016/178th December, 18:00 pm BSTSlavutych-Arena, LuhanskLive Stream: Watch Zorya vs Manchester United live on BT Sport app (UK), Fox Soccer 2 Go (U.S.) Manchester United Team News & Preview Manchester United face Zorya in their final Europa League group game on Thursday night and the Red Devils will be looking to get back to winning ways. Jose Mourinho’s men are second in the standings, just one point behind leaders Fenerbahce. With Feyenoord just two points behind

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Manchester United reassured by UEFA; travelling fans won’t face danger in Ukraine

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:20:10 +0000

Manchester United reassured by UEFA; travelling fans won’t face danger in Ukraine - originally posted on Sportslens.com

The political situation in Ukraine has been, least to say, turmoiled for some time now. Even without these developments, Ukrainian football is not oblivious to hooliganism. It didn’t come as a surprise that there were fears that Manchester United fans could be targeted by local gangs when they were going to be in Odessa for the club’s final Europa League group fixture on Thursday night. As a result, United wrote to the supporters who had bought tickets for the match against the Ukrainian side Zorya Luhansk, warning them of a threat in the region, which could be only increased by

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Champions League Round up: Arsenal finish top of the group, Manchester City progress

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:19:50 +0000

Champions League Round up: Arsenal finish top of the group, Manchester City progress - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Arsenal finished top of Group A in the Champions League after they won 4-1 in Basel and Paris St-Germain drew with Ludogorets Razgrad. The Gunners took early control of the match through two easy tap-ins from Lucas Pérez. He secured his hat-trick after the break and Alex Iwobi added another before Seydou Doumbia scored a consolation for Basel. PSG were held to a 2-2 draw in Paris that left Arsenal top of a group for the first time since 2011-12. Ludogorets booked a place in the Europa League. 1 – For the first time since 2011/12, @Arsenal have finished top in a @ChampionsLeague group campaign

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Spanish journalist: Real Madrid superstar has bagged this major award by beating Messi

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:27:10 +0000

Spanish journalist: Real Madrid superstar has bagged this major award by beating Messi - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Cristiano Ronaldo is all set to be announced as the Ballon d’Or 2016 winner next Monday if the recent reports from the Spanish media are to be believed. Reputed journalist Francesc Aguilar is reporting that Cristiano Ronaldo has beaten Lionel Messi to the prestigious award after a fantastic season with club and country. Mundo Deportivo‘s report claims that the winner of the prize has been chosen already. Ronaldo won the Euro 2016 with Portugal and the Champions League with Real Madrid last year. Although the 31-year-old has regressed in the last few months, he was a key part of two

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Man Utd looking to sign Liverpool target in January; Mourinho ready to put £25m ‘on the table’

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:11:58 +0000

Man Utd looking to sign Liverpool target in January; Mourinho ready to put £25m ‘on the table’ - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Liverpool have been linked with the Southampton defender Virgil van Dijk in the recent weeks and it seems that they will have to fight bitter rivals Manchester United in order to sign the player during the January transfer window. van Dijk has been sensational for Claude Puel’s side this season and the former Celtic star is one of the best defenders in the Premier League right now. United and Liverpool’s defensive failings have been evident this season and both Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp are interested in signing the Dutch centre-back. According to the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, Manchester United are

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4-3-3 v Dortmund: Zidane without 3 top class Real Madrid stars for must win UCL game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:45:30 +0000

4-3-3 v Dortmund: Zidane without 3 top class Real Madrid stars for must win UCL game; Key Stats, Team News & Predicted Lineups - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund Prediction, Betting Tips, Preview & Live Stream info ahead of this week’s Champions League fixture.  Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund UEFA Champions League 2016/17 7th December, 19:45 pm BST Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid Live Stream: Watch Real Madrid vs Borussia Dortmund live on BT Sport App / Fox Soccer 2Go Real Madrid Team News & Preview Real Madrid host Borussia Dortmund in their final Champions League group game on Wednesday and both sides will be looking to qualify for the knockout rounds as the group winners. Real Madrid are two points behind Borussia Dortmund and a win

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Alexis Sánchez: The Silent Arsenal of the Premier League

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:03:44 +0000

Alexis Sánchez: The Silent Arsenal of the Premier League - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Arsenal transferred Alexis Sánchez from Barcelona 2 seasons ago, in hopes to fill the offensive void left by Robin van Persie. In his third season at the club, Sánchez seems to have finally arrived. While he had respectable seasons the past two years, he has reached new heights in this early season. Sánchez is two goals away from matching his goal tally from last year and 5 away from matching his tally from the season prior. Last season, Sánchez earned 13.18 points for Arsenal. This season, he has already earned 10.20 points and is on pace to earn nearly 28 points for

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Transfer Roundup: Rival manager contacts Arsenal star regarding move as Gunners struggle to match his demands

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 11:02:25 +0000

Transfer Roundup: Rival manager contacts Arsenal star regarding move as Gunners struggle to match his demands - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Arsenal stars Mesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez are expected to sign new contracts with the London giants soon. Both players have been sensational for the Gunners ever since they joined from Real Madrid and Barcelona respectively. However, reaching an agreement has not been too easy for the Premier League giants. According to recent reports, both players are holding out for a bumper pay rise and although Arsenal are willing to offer them a significant raise, the club’s offer is still some way off the players’ demands. London Evening Standard are reporting that Sanchez and Ozil want parity with the league’s

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Football Leaks: Eden Hazard contract details; Liverpool star's anti-Arsenal clause revealed

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:37:38 +0000

Football Leaks: Eden Hazard contract details; Liverpool star's anti-Arsenal clause revealed - originally posted on Sportslens.com

Brazilian forward, Roberto Firmino, allegedly has a €98m release clause in his Liverpool contract, according to a report published in Le Soir as part of the Football Leaks series. The most interesting part of his clause is that any club in this world can sign him if they meet his buy-out clause, except Premier League rivals Arsenal. The newspaper hasn’t attached any copy of Firmino’s contract to prove the existence of an anti-Arsenal clause, but in the paper they mentioned a line – “if the club that is interested is not Arsenal” – which seems to have been taken directly from

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4 reasons why Harry Kane is the star of Tottenham's talented young squad

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:59:02 +0000

4 reasons why Harry Kane is the star of Tottenham's talented young squad - originally posted on Sportslens.com

After Tottenham beat Swansea 5-0 at White Hart Lane on Saturday, Twitter was buzzing with laughable comments on striker, Harry Kane. Many of the tweets argued that Kane was a penalty or “tap-in merchant,” while others claimed Spurs’ number 10 to be a “two season wonder”.   Granted, the majority of people making these claims were Arsenal and Chelsea fans, but it did make me wonder what they had been watching over the past two seasons of football. For club and country, Kane has been immense. Despite a few bad patches, he has become one of the world’s most clinical and powerful

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