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FFP thwarted Pochettino’s plans

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Mauricio Pochettino’s plans to strengthen his Chelsea squad were thwarted by concerns over FFP and the need to adhere to the Premier’s League profit and sustainability rules. The manager wanted to bring in a left-back and a striker to enhance his side in the second-half of the season, but, instead much of the window was focused on potential outgoings, with ...

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Tomiyasu agrees new long-term contract

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Japanese international Takehiro Tomiyasu has agreed a new long-term contract with Arsenal. His existing deal had 18 months to go, and there was speculation that he might be sold in the summer, amidst reports of interest from Bayern Munich. However, the Gunners always wanted to keep him with Mikel Arteta a big fan of his versatility. He can play in ...

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Vultures circling over Pochettino

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The vultures are beginning to circle over the head of Chelsea manager Mauricio Pochettino. Sunday’s defeat to Wolves in the Premier League was their tenth defeat of the season, and, for the first time in more than 30 years, they have conceded four goals or more in a single season on four occasions. Well before the end of the match ...

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Gunners could give midfielder a second chance

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Albert “Sambi” Lokonga could yet have a future at Arsenal. The Gunners signed him from Anderlecht in 2021 for ₤17 million, but he failed to establish himself at the Emirates, and spent the second half of last season with Crystal Palace. He made a handful appearances for them, but did not impress enough for them to want to make the ...

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Chalobah happy to stay at Chelsea

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Despite intense speculation that he would leave the club in January, Trevoh Chalobah remains a Chelsea player. Despite featuring for the side in pre-season, Chalobah has not played a minute of first-team football so far, due to injuries. He had been linked with a move to Bayern Munich and a reunion with the man who first have him his chance ...

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Sarr deal collapses on deadline day

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It has been revealed that a deal which would have seen defender Malang Sarr leave Chelsea on deadline day collapsed at the last minute. He was signed from Nice in the summer of 2020 on a five year deal, but has since made just 21 appearances in all competitions, most of those from the bench. Instead he was loaned first ...

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Arsenal youngster secures Swansea loan move

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Arsenal youngster Charles Sagoe Jr will spend the second half of the season on loan in the Championship with Swansea City. Sagoe Jr. who is being monitored by several clubs, is the only academy player to have made a first team appearance this season for the Gunners, starting the League Cup tie against Brentford back in September. He has also ...

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Arteta explains lack of transfer activity

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Any Arsenal fans hoping that the club would dip into the transfer market to boost their second half of the season have been left disappointed. The Gunners were one of a number of Premier League clubs who chose to sat on their hands during the January window, despite Mikel Arteta claiming that their squad was one of the thinnest in ...

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Arteta linked with Barcelona job

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Mikel Arteta is one of the names being linked with Barcelona at the end of this season. The job will become vacant then with Xavi having announced that he will quit his post at the end of the campaign claiming that it was almost an impossible job given the expectations placed on him by the fans, the media, and the ...

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Barcelona linked with Partey move

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Barcelona are the latest club linked with a move for Arsenal midfielder Thomas Partey. The Gunners are considering cashing in on the 30 year old Ghanaian international, as they become increasingly frustrated by his long series of injuries since he has been at the Emirates. Although he is now back in full training, he has not played for the club ...

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