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Granit Xhaka liberated at Arsenal after Mikel Arteta grants midfielder ‘freedom’

Granit Xhaka liberated at Arsenal after Mikel Arteta grants midfielder ‘freedom’

Previously during his time at Arsenal, the midfielder, sometimes through no fault of his own, has been a lightning rod for criticism. Now, though, Xhaka is flourishing and his goal and assist during the Gunners’ 4-2 win over Leicester City on Saturday reinforced the view that he is playing arguably his best football since he …

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Jurgen Klopp stunned by early criticism of ‘proper striker’ Darwin Nunez, and Man City’s Haaland

Jurgen Klopp is stunned by how quickly critics harshly judge new talent to the Premier League

‘It’s crazy how quick we judge people… wow!’: Jurgen Klopp left in disbelief over early criticism of Darwin Nunez and Erling Haaland as he insists Liverpool’s £85m recruit proved he is a ‘proper striker’ in draw with Fulham Jurgen Klopp said Darwin Nunez proved himself a ‘proper striker’ last weekend The German manager cannot believe …

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Kylian Mbappe has ‘nothing to prove to anyone’ insists Thierry Henry after fans slam his attitude

Former France striker Thierry Henry

Kylian Mbappe has ‘nothing to prove to anyone’ insists Thierry Henry – after fans accused the PSG star of having a ‘shocking attitude’ when he appeared to STOP RUNNING in 5-2 hammering of Montpellier Thierry Henry leaps to Kylian Mbappe’s defence after his apparent on-pitch sulk Mbappe stopped running after not receiving a pass in …

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Man United ‘consider shock swoop for 35-year-old Jamie Vardy’ after ending Marko Arnautovic pursuit

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy as emerged as a shock transfer target for Manchester United

Manchester United ‘considering a shock swoop for 35-year-old Jamie Vardy’ after ending their pursuit of Marko Arnautovic due to a fan backlash… as Erik ten Hag desperately searches for a new striker Manchester United reportedly want Vardy after pulling out of Arnautovic deal  United are also keeping tabs on La Liga duo Alvaro Morata and Raul …

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Romero’s hair pull on Cucurella sees Dutchman’s bizarre rant go viral

Romero’s hair pull on Cucurella sees Dutchman’s bizarre rant go viral

Louis van Gaal’s two years as Manchester United manager involved some wild press conferences. One of which in 2016 involved him going on a seriously strange rant about hair pulling, following an incident on Marouane Fellaini against Leicester. And in the fiery 2-2 stalemate between Chelsea and Tottenham on Sunday, Spurs’ Cristian Romero resorted to …

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Ethan Laird joins QPR on loan

Ethan Laird joins QPR on loan

ETHAN Laird has joined QPR on loan from Manchester United. The 21-year-old defender will stay at Loftus Road for the duration of the 2022/23 campaign. Laird has been at Old Trafford since the age of nine and, following loan spells in the Championship last season with Swansea and Bournemouth, he is looking forward to spending …

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Granit Xhaka handed leadership role by Mikel Arteta two years after being axed as Arsenal captain

Mikel Arteta has handed Granit Xhaka and Gabriel Jesus leadership roles in his squad

Granit Xhaka ‘handed leadership role in Mikel Arteta’s new-look Arsenal side’ two years after being axed as captain by Unai Emery… with Gabriel Jesus ‘also nominated to support Martin Odegaard this season’ Granit Xhaka will serve as a squad leader for Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal side The 29-year-old was briefly club captain under former boss Unai …

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French world champion ski mountaineer, 26, plunges to her death on Mont Blanc alongside companion

Milloz was remembered by her former coach as 'talented and motivated', with Chamonix mountain guides chairman Olivier Greber adding: 'Adèle was a luminous young woman'

Death at 10,000ft: French world champion ski mountaineer, 26, and female climbing companion killed after falling from Mont Blanc Double gold-medallist Adèle Milloz, 26, and an unnamed friend, 30, fell on peak Ms Milloz was at the end of her training to become a professional mountaineer She was remembered as a ‘luminous young woman’ by local …

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